Posted August 13, 2011 8:12 pm (about 1225 days ago)
I just returned from what's becoming an annual trip to Taiwan and have been posting like mad. From street art to interviews, there's a lot coming down the pipeline. For now, Facebook is the best place for the latest updates. However, I'm also updating the "Taiwan page," so be sure to check it out! More
Posted July 25, 2011 6:28 am (about 1244 days ago)
The last few months I reached full capacity. While real life isn't any more busy than usual, the amount of social media just exploded. More
Posted December 22, 2010 9:35 pm (about 1459 days ago)
A new photobook documenting murals created by the Oakland-based Community Rejuvenation Project, whose work in 2010 included more than two dozen pieces in three cities. Photos by Pancho Pescador and others, including yours truly! More
Posted August 11, 2010 1:44 pm (about 1592 days ago)
Reviews of Cubano Rum and Cigar Bar, Fiesta Latino at Roxy Roots, and Oola Mexican grill, all in Taipei. More
Posted August 10, 2010 3:18 pm (about 1593 days ago)
Anthony “Supreme Sketch” Ragland wasn’t exactly one of those students who screamed potential to me. At the time I was a teacher at a new charter high school in east Oakland and my classroom, next to a church auditorium, also served as a main hallway so discipline was a constant issue, including a young Anthony casually strolling through my class on his cell phone. More
Posted May 22, 2010 1:48 am (about 1674 days ago)
Have fun for a good cause at an upcoming event at Oakland's Layover bar. Donations during happy hour on Monday June 14th go towards Movimiento, which is supporting a group of youth to spend 10 days doing a cultural exchange and community service projects in El Salvador. DJs for the night include Juan (ERA/Lukas, among others), DJ Chango', and yours truly!
Be sure to click on the students' names below to check out the profiles. More
Posted December 29, 2009 6:38 pm (about 1817 days ago)
As with most futures not envisioned by people of color, the human population will still be predominately White. Beyond a few tokens, the rest of us still show up as the “others.” More
Posted October 11, 2009 2:35 pm (about 1896 days ago)
Allensworth was founded by African Americans at the turn of the 20th Century. Although it is not currently a functional town it’s a state park and has several events each year to keep its legacy alive. For this year’s annual commemoration Oakland Unity High School and Our Family Circle teamed up to make the four-hour drive. Three generations of Oaklanders joined the celebration, along with yours truly. More
Posted September 22, 2009 1:48 am (about 1916 days ago)
It’s no secret that people in Asia are fascinated by hip hop, with countries such as Japan cultivating a massive scene including sub-genres such as Chicano rap. Although Taiwan’s scene is not as developed, it’s steadily growing and makes huge strides every time I visit. As far as I can tell, there’s relatively little that’s been written about this scene so I wanted to explore a little bit. But to properly address this issue, I need to set up some personal context.
Posted September 12, 2009 6:30 pm (about 1925 days ago)
This may be the shorter of my three postings on this topic as my conversations with Isa, one of the owners of the El Gallo restaurant, and Jorge, the founder of Latinos Taiwan, were super short. However, in my effort to learn more about the Latino community in Taiwan, every little bit of information counted! During my brief visit I wasn’t focused primarily on finding out everything Latino so I took whatever I could get.