Transformative Visions Occupy Oakland

Posted February 17, 2013 10:36 pm (about 2532 days ago)

Occupy Tents

Potential images for Transformative Images show-2013. View Gallery

Transformative Visions Rumba

Posted January 6, 2013 4:34 am (about 2575 days ago)

Ochun Thumb

Cuban rumba dance performance image submissions for "Transformative Visions" show. Rumba is a term encompassing a number of Afro-Cuban musical traditions. This particular sequence is of the group ... View Gallery

Transformative Visions Music Performers

Posted January 5, 2013 7:55 pm (about 2575 days ago)

Amp Fiddler

Music performance image submissions for "Transformative Visions" show. Despite the increasing homogeneity of our global society it is still not hard to find scenes on the margins, where creative, ... View Gallery

Transformative Visions Street Art

Posted January 5, 2013 7:34 pm (about 2575 days ago)

Smart N Final

Submissions for Transformative Visions show. These particular images reflect grass-roots efforts by communities to express their views, which often run contrary to corporate billboards that flood our ... View Gallery

CRP Pancake Breakfast-Walnut Creek, CA

Posted September 11, 2011 4:23 am (about 3058 days ago)


Informational about the Oakland-based mural program run by the Community Rejuvenation Project. Yours truly provided some tunes while guests enjoyed homemade pancakes and jams while learning about ... View Gallery

Lumi Star Dance Showcase-Summer 2011

Posted August 30, 2011 12:20 am (about 3070 days ago)


A mid-day showcase and dance, which was seriously one one of the best parties I've been to. Go, Taipei! I originally posted pics on FB and vidoe on youtube the week after the event and I'm finally ... View Gallery

Movement 2011-Detroit, MI

Posted August 13, 2011 5:43 pm (about 3087 days ago)

Corn thumb

I know I'm way late on posting this on the site, but link me on Facebook, where I do the more timely updates! Includes in this gallery is a focus on Underground Restance's performance and The Allied ... View Gallery

Bay Area pics-Spring 2011

Posted August 13, 2011 5:35 pm (about 3087 days ago)

Peace and Dignity

Chuck D at Stanford, The Movimiento mural unveiling at Lupita's in Oakland, Carne Cruda featuring Rico Pabon at Disco Volente, The Wine, Spirit, and Soul mixer, and the Peace and Dignity unveiling in ... View Gallery

Southern California pics-Spring 2011

Posted August 13, 2011 5:13 pm (about 3087 days ago)


A number of galleries from San Diego and the Central Coast, including the murals of Barrio Logan in San Diego and Hearst Castle.

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Oakland, CA pics-Spring 2011

Posted August 13, 2011 5:01 pm (about 3087 days ago)


Pics from a gig at Kingmans' Lucky Lounge, Latino activists at Eastside Arts Alliance, a new mural at 412t and East. 14th, and a youth conference sponsored by Merritt College Criminal Justice ... View Gallery

Various São Paulo-Spring 2011 set 2

Posted August 13, 2011 3:29 pm (about 3087 days ago)

Cooperifa thumb

More images from the spring 2011 São Paulo visit, including more murals, an open-mic session with the Cooperifia organization, and skateboarders in the Ipiranga neighborhood.

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Various São Paulo-Spring 2011

Posted August 12, 2011 7:43 pm (about 3088 days ago)


This is actually a collection of galleries including numerous murals, an open-mic session with the Cooperifa organization, a Palmeiras futbol match, skateboarders, and plenty more!

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Beat Square-7/11, Taipei

Posted July 25, 2011 6:02 am (about 3106 days ago)

DJ Chicano

This is a bi-monthly event in Taipei's Ximen district. DJ Chicano, a legend in the Taiwan music scene, along with friends bring together people from a number of scenes. I was fortunate to be a guest ... View Gallery

February 2011 Bay Area pics, CA

Posted February 24, 2011 10:51 pm (about 3256 days ago)


This is actually a collection of images over the past few months from The Bay Area of California. Click on the links to see the specific galleries.

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Aerosol Art-Oakland, CA

Posted February 24, 2011 10:36 pm (about 3256 days ago)

Mike 360

A number of galleries from the past few months. Click on the links to see specific collections.

Funktown Arts ... View Gallery

Midwest-December 2010

Posted February 24, 2011 10:19 pm (about 3256 days ago)

John Dixon

A number of images from Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri. Click on the links to access the galleries.

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Oakland Unity High School Kwanzaa Celebration

Posted December 22, 2010 10:10 pm (about 3320 days ago)


A number of performers came to Oakland Unity High School in Oakland California in honor of Kwanzaa. In addition to the schools dance team performing a routine to Joe Arroyo's classic "View Gallery

Father Boyle and Dia de la Virgen

Posted December 22, 2010 9:55 pm (about 3320 days ago)


Father Greg Boyle is most famous for his work helping gang members lead more productive lives and his efforts have led him to the White ... View Gallery

Salvadoran Mural-Oakland, Ca

Posted November 27, 2010 4:00 pm (about 3346 days ago)


A new mural has gone up at Lupita's Pupuseria, located at 34th Ave. and Foothill. This project was a collaboration between View Gallery

Indian Summer Wine Down-Oakland, CA

Posted November 6, 2010 3:59 am (about 3367 days ago)


Wine tasting at Irish Monkey Cellars and Stage Left Cellars. Sponsored by The Wine, Spirit, and Soul Network. View Gallery

Bay Area Living-Fall 2010

Posted October 28, 2010 12:06 am (about 3376 days ago)


Random pics from a variety of places and events throughout the Bay, including Pete Rock and CL Smooth performance at Laney College in Oakland and The Community Rejuvenation Project's fundraiser ... View Gallery

Life is Living Festival 2010-Oakland, CA

Posted October 9, 2010 4:10 pm (about 3395 days ago)


Pics from annual festival featuring the Estria graffiti battle, skate competitions, eco-friendly booths and ... View Gallery

Black Couture Ball-San Francisco, CA

Posted October 7, 2010 1:54 am (about 3397 days ago)

A focus on Rasselas Jazz Club, although a number of venues participated in this annual vintage costume ball. Dancers came from all over the bay, ... View Gallery

Oakland Food Connection International BBQ

Posted September 26, 2010 2:27 am (about 3408 days ago)


Pics from this weekly farmers' market's special fall event in Oakland's Laurel District. Music was provided by Iya Khan while the youth-run Purple Lawn Cafe offered up scrumptious Korean tacos and ... View Gallery

Simone Taylor at The Nomad Cafe, Oakland, CA

Posted August 23, 2010 11:11 pm (about 3441 days ago)


Oakland-based, and East Bay bred singer Simone Taylor gave an all-ages performance, along with her band, at this North Oakland hot spot. Simone has some of the best talent you'll hear in a singer. No ... View Gallery

Fresh Fest and Mosswood Park, Oakland, CA

Posted August 15, 2010 11:04 pm (about 3449 days ago)


From Saturday August 14, 2010. A free festival promoting greener lifestyles and good hip hop! Shout out to Zakiya Harris, a former collaborator with The DJ Project, for heading up this annual event. ... View Gallery

Movimiento, El Salvador-Summer 2010 Pt. I

Posted August 9, 2010 5:38 pm (about 3456 days ago)


A delegation from Oakland, which included graduates and current students of Mandela and Unity ... View Gallery

Movimiento, El Salvador-Summer 2010 Pt. II

Posted August 9, 2010 4:47 pm (about 3456 days ago)


A delegation from Oakland, which included graduates and current students of Mandela and Unity ... View Gallery

Danshui Area, Taiwan

Posted July 25, 2010 3:30 pm (about 3471 days ago)


Includes Le Petit Africain, a new African restaurant in Danshui, a recording session with reggae artists Lion and ... View Gallery

Taipei-July 2010

Posted July 25, 2010 4:56 am (about 3471 days ago)


A variety of social functions and museums including The Darts One Bar, The Marquee, a little K-TV action, View Gallery

Kinmen Island, Taiwan

Posted July 23, 2010 9:20 am (about 3473 days ago)


For those interested in history, this is a good place to go. Situated a mere two kilometers from mainland China, it's been a hotbed for conflict between Taiwan and China (thousands of shells have ... View Gallery

Fiesta Latino-Roxy Roots, Taipei

Posted July 23, 2010 12:19 am (about 3473 days ago)

Roxy duo

Pics from the July 10, 2010 event by Latinos Taiwan. Music by Taipei Latin Soul and DJ Cola! It was a fun crowd and a good variety of music. I arrived in Taipei at 5:30 in the morning and was running ... View Gallery

Wine, Anyone? wine tasting-Bay Area, CA

Posted July 1, 2010 9:27 pm (about 3494 days ago)


Pics from the first in a series of wine-tasting events organized by Oakland-based Kellee Miller. This particular one covered the Rosenblum Cellars and ... View Gallery

2010 Gay Pride Parade Pt. II-San Francisco, CA

Posted June 29, 2010 1:52 am (about 3497 days ago)


40 and Fabulous was this year's theme. It's hard to believe that this event barely pulled a hundred people at its inception as it's now a must visit by politicians such as Mayor Gavin Newsome, pop ... View Gallery

2010 Gay Pride Parade-San Francisco, CA

Posted June 29, 2010 12:00 am (about 3497 days ago)


40 and Fabulous was this year's theme. It's hard to believe that this event barely pulled a hundred people at its inception as it's now a must visit by politicians such as Mayor Gavin Newsome, pop ... View Gallery

Simone Taylor, Prototype and The Layover, California

Posted June 21, 2010 10:42 pm (about 3504 days ago)


Pics from the Simone Taylor, Vernon Hall, Prototype (feat. Latoya London) concert at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA on June 11, 2010, as well as pics from The Layover in Oakland. The latter ... View Gallery

Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2010 II

Posted June 4, 2010 4:54 pm (about 3522 days ago)


More pics from the 10th annual DEMF in Detroit, as well as some related activities such as The Metroplex Records 25th Anniversary Party.

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Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2010 I

Posted June 4, 2010 2:06 am (about 3522 days ago)


A number of pics from the 10th anniversary throw down! While the festival itself is the centerpiece, there's plenty to get into outside of Hart Plaza, where it's held. Unfortunately, it's impossible ... View Gallery

California Living-May 2010

Posted May 25, 2010 2:33 am (about 3532 days ago)

Dynamic Duo

A few events from the past month, including The Allensworth Old Time Jubilee, The Jamaican Jerk Cook Off in Oakland, The Malcolm X ... View Gallery

2010 Portland Roadster Show, OR

Posted May 22, 2010 3:34 am (about 3535 days ago)


Some pics I've been sitting on from a car show I stumbled across during a recent visit to Portland. I was merely ... View Gallery

MacArthur and Seminary mural-Oakland, CA

Posted May 22, 2010 1:57 am (about 3535 days ago)


A new mural is going up in Oakland, CA, courtesy of The Community Rejuvenation Project and the Arrow Soul Council of View Gallery

Hamtramck Disneyland, MI

Posted May 8, 2010 2:56 pm (about 3549 days ago)


This "Disneyland North" is one of those quirky things you have to do some snooping to find, just get lucky, or in this day and age, get a recommendation from Yelp (worked for me!). In a nutshell, ... View Gallery

The Heidelberg Project-Detroit, MI

Posted April 28, 2010 10:31 pm (about 3558 days ago)


The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor community art environment. The elements of the canvas contain recycled materials and found objects, most of which were salvaged from the streets of Detroit. ... View Gallery

Michigan-April 2010

Posted April 27, 2010 1:20 am (about 3560 days ago)


I recently spent a few days back in Michigan, rotating between metro Detroit, Saginaw, Bay City, Reese, and even a quick excursion to Windsor, Canada. Besides catching up with close family and ... View Gallery

Bay Area Living-Spring 2010 II

Posted March 26, 2010 1:52 am (about 3592 days ago)


The second to galleries covering various events of the past few weeks including the Crossroads Art Reception at Woody’s featuring Ras Terms and Desi, ... View Gallery

Bay Area Living-Spring 2010 I

Posted March 25, 2010 2:19 am (about 3593 days ago)


The first of two galleries covering various events of the past few weeks in the Bay Area, including the Bay Area Charter School Athletic Conference (BACSAC) basketball playoffs, the NIMBY art studios ... View Gallery

Doing It For the Kids Fundraiser-San Francisco, CA

Posted February 13, 2010 8:25 pm (about 3632 days ago)


Happy hour fundraiser for various programs at Oakland Unity High School. Beyond good music and good people there was also live painting, with Principal Castillo and Vice Principal Zarazua as the ... View Gallery

OGYMC Grand Opening-Oakland, CA

Posted January 25, 2010 2:10 am (about 3652 days ago)


Pics from The Oakland Green Youth Media Center, one of the city's gems. This center offers a variety of courses for youth, including music production, ... View Gallery

Oakland Zoo

Posted January 18, 2010 3:07 am (about 3659 days ago)

Red Frog

A spontaneous visit to one of Oakland's gems. The day was overcast and the closing time wasn't too far off but I decided to go anyway. I'm an animal lover, but have mixed feelings about zoos. It's ... View Gallery

New mural at OGYMAC in Oakland

Posted January 10, 2010 12:17 pm (about 3667 days ago)


Prep work for the Oakland Green Youth Media Arts Center Grand Opening. This new center for 12-24 year-olds offers a variety of programs including music ... View Gallery

Angel Island, CA

Posted January 10, 2010 12:04 am (about 3667 days ago)


Pics from a recent trip that Oakland Unity High School took to this important piece of United States history. Angel Island is often called the "Ellis Island" of the West Coast. However, beyond ... View Gallery

Washington D.C.-December 2009

Posted December 25, 2009 1:03 am (about 3683 days ago)


Oakland Unity High School recently took 31 students to Washington D.C. as part of the The Close Up Program, whose purpose is to encourage students to be active ... View Gallery

New North Oakland Mural

Posted November 8, 2009 12:36 pm (about 3730 days ago)


Not sure why, but by Tuesday morning the wall was painted back to its original, ugly green color.-11/10/09

Yesterday, View Gallery

Zarazua Family Reunion-Michigan

Posted September 10, 2009 12:29 am (about 3789 days ago)


A few pictures from four generations of Mexican Americans! Hundreds of people were in attendance, all connected by a couple from Monterrey, Mexico who immigrated to the U.S. nearly 100 years ago! ... View Gallery

Four more reasons to live in Oakland

Posted September 2, 2009 1:20 am (about 3797 days ago)


Pics from the past two weeks covering The Radio Regatta at Lake Merritt, boating at the Jack London Aquatic Center, and a weekend of dancing, including the annual "Steppin' in Shades of Brown" and a ... View Gallery

Taiwan Pics 4

Posted August 26, 2009 5:16 pm (about 3804 days ago)


Final set of pics from recent Taiwan trip, including a Taiwanese tea ceremony, a visit to El Gallo Mexican restaurant, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and ... View Gallery

Taiwan Pics 3

Posted August 26, 2009 2:38 pm (about 3804 days ago)

Popcorn Chicken

More pics from Taipei and the surrounding area, including salsa night at Brass Monkey with Latinos Taiwan, fish pedicures at Wulai, and more ... View Gallery

Taiwan Pics 2

Posted August 23, 2009 2:58 pm (about 3807 days ago)


Pics and video from around Taipei, including the 2-28 Museum, a night at the Oldie Goodie Bar, Mexican eating at View Gallery

Ximending-Taipei, Taiwan

Posted August 22, 2009 7:37 pm (about 3808 days ago)


The Ximending area of Taipei is undoubtedly the heart of the city’s, if not the entire country’s, youth culture. It’s not the end-all-be-all, yet I can’t think of anywhere that has the same ... View Gallery

Taiwan Pics-August 2009

Posted August 10, 2009 12:17 pm (about 3820 days ago)


Although I've spent the majority of my time in the U.S. I was born in Taiwan and still consider it home in many ways. I've taken tons of pictures during my latest visit, which is Taipei based, ... View Gallery

Pueblos de Veracruz

Posted August 6, 2009 10:48 pm (about 3823 days ago)


Pics from towns surrounding the port of Veracruz, Mexico. To see pics from Veracruz itself, click here.

This particular gallery ... View Gallery

Veracruz Gallery 2

Posted August 5, 2009 6:24 am (about 3825 days ago)


An excursion out in the gulf with the Spanish Language Program of Veracruz. Although I wasn't a student, they let me ride along! Various pics from around ... View Gallery

Veracruz Gallery 1

Posted August 4, 2009 10:04 pm (about 3825 days ago)


A bunch of pics from a recent trip to the city of Veracruz, Mexico. There’s so much to see so I had to pick and choose, but I got some of the essentials, namely The Malecon (waterfront) and the ... View Gallery

Black Veracruz

Posted August 3, 2009 11:57 pm (about 3826 days ago)


Various pics from my quest to learn more about Mexico's African roots. For an extended account click View Gallery

Alphabet Rockers at Yahoo! Family Day

Posted July 18, 2009 2:37 pm (about 3843 days ago)


The Alphabet Rockers perform at Yahoo!'s annual Family Day celebration in Sunnyvale, CA. Yours truly did double duty ... View Gallery

California Living

Posted July 12, 2009 3:44 am (about 3849 days ago)


This basically covers some events from the past couple of events, in chronological order, The Asian Heritage Festival in San Francisco, View Gallery

Nitty Gritty Open Studios and Haight Ashbury Street Festival with Alphabet Rockers

Posted June 16, 2009 1:08 am (about 3875 days ago)


Pics from a jam-packed weekend spanning Oakland and San Francisco. The first was an Open Studio and BBQ at Jamie Treacy's Nitty Gritty Studios in West ... View Gallery

Murals: Oakland, CA

Posted June 8, 2009 12:36 am (about 3883 days ago)


One reason I moved to Oakland was my perception of its art scene and a group that I’ve been particularly drawn to is the muralists. We actually have an after-school mural program at my school, ... View Gallery

Dancing in Los Angeles

Posted May 27, 2009 12:41 am (about 3895 days ago)


This past weekend of May 22nd-May 25th found Detroit-based dance instructors Kevin “Flash” Collins and April Hayes in L.A., teaching dances such as The Graystone Ballroom, Bop, and advanced ... View Gallery

Our Family Circle and Oakland Food Connection

Posted May 13, 2009 1:37 am (about 3909 days ago)


As I dipped my toes back into the DJ waters I found myself DJing two great events in Oakland, CA. The first was a fundraiser for The Our Family ... View Gallery

Detroit Cha Cha in Las Vegas

Posted April 27, 2009 2:26 am (about 3925 days ago)


I recently spent some time in Las Vegas with "The VBs" of Los Angeles and Flava for a fun filled weekend of dancing and workshops. Line dancing and Detroit-style cha cha were the dances of choice, ... View Gallery

Vigil for slain Oakland Police Officers

Posted March 26, 2009 1:13 am (about 3957 days ago)


While I have some strong thoughts on this incident, which I may share later, I hoped to get some images up from this View Gallery

129th Bok Kai Festival

Posted March 6, 2009 2:01 am (about 3977 days ago)


Images from the 129th Bok Kai Festival in Marysville, CA, honoring the Chinese god of water, as well as the pioneering Chinese of the 1800s. This two day ... View Gallery

Inauguration Week Pics 2

Posted January 26, 2009 9:39 pm (about 4015 days ago)


Images from the Swearing-In ceremony and the "great escape." There were so many people there that we obviously had unique experiences. Some got out of the Mall within a few hours, others never made ... View Gallery

Inauguration Week Pics 1

Posted January 26, 2009 2:00 am (about 4016 days ago)


The days leading up the Swearing-In Ceremony, including the "We Are One" concert at the Lincoln Memorial, Congresswoman Barbara Lee's Reception, and the journey to Swearing-In.
To get a full ... View Gallery

Steppin' For Obama-Alameda, CA

Posted December 17, 2008 1:26 am (about 4056 days ago)


September 13, 2008. While I realize that I'm posting more than three months later (I just got my hands on the pics last weekend!), I thought it was noteworthy enough to still get some up. I'm always ... View Gallery

2008 Dia de los Muertos Celebration-Oakland Museum of California

Posted October 29, 2008 1:13 am (about 4105 days ago)


Pics from their 15th Annual Community Day. Among those volunteering and contributing murals were Oakland Unity High School. View Gallery

2nd Annual Living Word Festival, Oakland, CA

Posted October 20, 2008 1:26 am (about 4114 days ago)


This event reminded me of why hip hop is so important to my life and why I've made Oakland home. Free performances by three of my favorite performers-View Gallery

Oakland Food Connection Farmers' Market Grand Opening

Posted September 25, 2008 1:32 am (about 4139 days ago)


This much-needed addition to Oakland, CA's Laural District was founded by the Oakland Food Connection, whose program includes teaching youth how to ... View Gallery

Around Town-Oakland, CA

Posted September 1, 2008 12:19 am (about 4163 days ago)


Pics and links related to the new Oakland Food Connection farmers' market in the Laurel district, the Oakland Museum of California's View Gallery

Oakland Unity High School 2008 Graduation

Posted June 27, 2008 10:44 pm (about 4228 days ago)


After working with these students for four years I couldn't be prouder. Because everyone loves numbers, 70% were accepted to four year universities! That's something people in Oakland should be ... View Gallery

Oakland Unity High School Prom 2008

Posted June 19, 2008 2:13 am (about 4237 days ago)


Pics from the class of 2008's prom! View Gallery

Malcolm X Jazz Festival 2008, Roller Derby, and more!

Posted May 20, 2008 1:08 am (about 4267 days ago)


Despite almost getting run over by a cop car, in the words of Ice Cube, today was a good day. I got my day started by attending an annual lunch by The View Gallery

Hip Hop Chess Federation Tournament-San Francisco

Posted October 18, 2007 2:52 am (about 4482 days ago)


On October 13th, 2007 The Hip Hop Chess Federation brought together some of the sharpest hip hop artists, chess players, and martial artists to ... View Gallery

Oakland Black Cowboy Association

Posted October 10, 2007 1:23 am (about 4490 days ago)


This past Saturday saw the latest rendition of an Oakland tradition 33 years in the making. Unfortunately, most people are not aware that many cowboys throughout the history of this country have been ... View Gallery

First Annual Oakland Hair and Fashion Show

Posted October 3, 2007 3:22 am (about 4497 days ago)


More details coming soon. Just wanted to get the pics up! Apologies for the quality as I was using a lower-end camera. Then again, a poor artist blames his tools. Maybe I should read the manual... View Gallery

Japanese Culture and History Class

Posted August 10, 2007 3:53 pm (about 4551 days ago)


Various images from a couple of classes that I taught at Oakland Unity High School, CA. Besides typical lectures, students did presentations, tried food, ... View Gallery

Ogaki, Japan School Visits

Posted July 28, 2007 12:03 am (about 4564 days ago)


Images from elementary, junior high, and senior high schools in Ogaki, Japan. View Gallery

Pics from Gifu, Japan

Posted July 23, 2007 10:26 pm (about 4568 days ago)


Pics from various spots in the Gifu Prefecture, mostly in Ogaki. As noted elsewhere, I was participating in a study program, courtesy of the ... View Gallery

Tokyo Pics 2

Posted July 18, 2007 11:37 pm (about 4573 days ago)


More pics from Tokyo including a great art gallery known as Design Festa and other wanderings around Harajuku, a martial arts demonstration (if that wasn't ... View Gallery

Tokyo Pics

Posted July 15, 2007 2:44 am (about 4577 days ago)


While I took a bunch of typical tourist shots of buildings I figure that people are always more interesting and I tried to include some stuff that you won't find in the tourist books, as well as some ... View Gallery

Southern California College Trips

Posted May 5, 2007 1:02 am (about 4648 days ago)


A week after returning from Atlanta, my school took another college trip to Southern California. This time we definitely had more time constraints and we focused more on visiting as many colleges as ... View Gallery

Georgia and Alabama College Visits

Posted May 3, 2007 1:19 am (about 4650 days ago)


A group of students from my school spent a week exploring various schools in the south and checking out the local sites. It was a great trip for all. Some of the collegest that we visited included ... View Gallery

Frontline: Violence, Gangs, & Turfs Conference

Posted April 1, 2007 3:53 pm (about 4682 days ago)

It takes the hood

Pics from this fourth annual conference to help address youth violence in the Bay Area. Participants got to hear from community workers, youth, ... View Gallery

Word on the Street

Posted April 1, 2007 2:12 pm (about 4682 days ago)


I apologize for the cheesiness of the title, but I have writer's block. At any rate, here are some pics of the great things that the students I work with have been a part of these past few weeks. I ... View Gallery

New Year's Eve 2007, Paris

Posted January 9, 2007 2:13 am (about 4764 days ago)


Included are some pics from the gig itself, but since I was DJing I didn't take a whole lot. However, my friend Marie took some good ones so I'll post those once they're ready. While the party at the ... View Gallery

Dia de los Muertos Celebration: Oakland, CA

Posted November 9, 2006 2:23 am (about 4825 days ago)


Pics from what I hear is the largest Dia de los Muertos Festival in the country. Not familiar with this holiday? Click here for more info! ... View Gallery

Sol Extravaganza

Posted October 15, 2006 8:42 pm (about 4849 days ago)


Fundraiser for Oakland Sol, a mixed-use Co Op committed to sustainable living, as well as a fundraiser for the View Gallery

Oakland Stepper's Set-Aug. 2006

Posted September 9, 2006 3:30 am (about 4886 days ago)


Visitor's came from all over the country to party and pick up some new steps at this annual event hosted by Damone Hodges and Malik Smith. ... View Gallery

Hyphy San Francisco, Houston Dance Conference, Weapons of Miseducation-SFSU

Posted August 7, 2006 2:08 am (about 4919 days ago)

Red Fit

There's a little bit of everything in his gallery!

First off are photos from a panel on the "Hyphy Movement" at the Commonwealth Club of San ... View Gallery

Oakland Photoshoot, KRS-One in Eureka, CA

Posted August 7, 2006 12:48 am (about 4919 days ago)

Panky Ring

The first few photo's are from a photoshoot my lady put together, which was a pretty laid-back experience. Too many times these types of events are ... View Gallery

Hip Hop & Education Teacher Institute-Rock Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Posted July 4, 2006 2:51 pm (about 4953 days ago)

Edmonton Represent

This institute was designed to teach educators about hip hop and ways to incorprate hip hop into the classroom. Participants got to learn from the likes of Chuck D, Kool Herc, Jeff Chang, Shamako ... View Gallery

Unity High Lake Tahoe Trip

Posted July 3, 2006 11:10 am (about 4954 days ago)


When school let out some colleagues and I took a group of students who had met certain academic goals to Lake Tahoe for the weekend. Unfortunately not every student who qualified could attend but we ... View Gallery

2006 NCORE Chicago, IL

Posted June 8, 2006 11:45 pm (about 4978 days ago)


These pictures are from the 2006 National Conference On Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) that took place in Chicago, IL. Most of the workshops deal with race-related ... View Gallery

Bay to Breakers 2006, San Francisco

Posted May 28, 2006 2:50 pm (about 4990 days ago)

Bay to Breakers

This San Francisco tradition is nearly 100 years old and attracts people from the world over. The 12 kilometer run/walk has people going all out for the best costumes. Although nudity and alcohol is ... View Gallery

South Central Farm, Echa La Mano (L.A.)Earth Day-Oakland

Posted May 17, 2006 1:19 am (about 5001 days ago)

Youth In Action

Images from the South Central Farm in L.A., a fund raiser for a school in Chiapas, Mexico, and Earth Day in Oakland.

In spite the relative light mood in the images, including the kids selling ... View Gallery

Oakland HR4437 Protest

Posted April 14, 2006 4:22 am (about 5034 days ago)

Juan and primo

I'll keep my comments brief as I hope the images speak for themselves. On Monday, April 10 between 8,000 and 10,000 people marched in Oakland, CA to protest a bill that makes it a felony to be an ... View Gallery

Bay Area Hip Hop and Oakland Unity High School

Posted March 29, 2006 10:45 am (about 5050 days ago)


The last couple weeks were crazy hectic. I wish that I could reflect on everything, but I don't think that there's time for that in a public forum. However, I wanted to at least get some pics up. ... View Gallery

Superbowl ESPN Zone/Cadillac

Posted March 29, 2006 10:39 am (about 5050 days ago)

Free beer and massages? A conspiracy is afloat!

Feb 4 2006 - This was a fun-filled weekend in Detroit for the Super Bowl. I was too much of a small-fry to get into the big name events, although I ended up stuck at the official "Girls Gone Wild" ... View Gallery

More Super Bowl Weekend Pics

Posted March 29, 2006 10:35 am (about 5050 days ago)

Labor Monument

Feb 4 2006 - This was a fun-filled weekend in Detroit for the Super Bowl. I was too much of a small-fry to get into the big name events, although I ended up stuck at the official "Girls Gone Wild" ... View Gallery

Round II: Certified Knockout-Oakland, CA

Posted March 29, 2006 10:24 am (about 5050 days ago)

Cali Casanova makes a gas face while...

Dec 14 2005 6:00 pm - This was a CD release party for the second round of the "DJ Project" at my high school, hence the title. For those not familiar with the program, youth participants learn the ... View Gallery

Minutemen and War Protest-Northern California

Posted March 29, 2006 10:15 am (about 5050 days ago)

No, President Bush was not really there

Nov 2 2005 - I'm posting these way late, but better late than never! The Bay area is known for its leftist activism and it seems as if there's a protest or rally nearly every day. I checked out an ... View Gallery

Unity Soccer match, Block Yard-East Oakland, CA

Posted March 29, 2006 10:10 am (about 5050 days ago)

Throwing up the hunnids...and 20s...and 30s...and get the point

Oct 8 2005 - While Oakland, particularly the deep East side, often gets stereotyped as a haven for drugs and violence, the real story, or course, is much more complex. There are plenty of positive ... View Gallery

Detroit DUB car show & random pics

Posted March 29, 2006 10:02 am (about 5050 days ago)

The F-A-B-O

Aug 7 2005 - Detroit recently hosted DUB magazine's car show and concert featuring performers such as Fabolus, Trillville and the X-ecutioners. I also got some random pics from the city including the ... View Gallery

Sierras, California & Cancun, Mexico

Posted March 29, 2006 9:56 am (about 5050 days ago)

How people get sucked into time shares: Reason 1

Aug 5 2005 - Some pics from a little R&R with my homies near the Sierras. Sure, most of you don't care, but it was so damn pretty up there I had to at least put some record of our visit up in cyber ... View Gallery

FUSE-IN Festival, Detroi, MI

Posted March 29, 2006 8:55 am (about 5050 days ago)

Fuse-IN crowd

May 28 2005 - I recently got back from the 2005 Detroit Electronic Music Festival, officially known as FUSE-In. I spun at the Scion/View Gallery

DJ Project-Oakland, CA

Posted March 29, 2006 8:41 am (about 5050 days ago)

Evelyn, Ana, and Karla

May 6 2005 - In a nutshell, students learn how to make their own tracks and learn about the music business. Beyond the learning process, everyone is part of a compilation CD that they helped create. ... View Gallery

DJ Project Photo Shoot-Oakland, CA

Posted March 29, 2006 7:36 am (about 5050 days ago)

Brotha's by different motha's

May 6 2005 - In a nutshell, students learn how to make their own tracks and learn about the music business. Beyond the learning process, everyone is part of a compilation CD that they helped create. ... View Gallery

Mash-Taichung, Taiwan

Posted March 29, 2006 7:29 am (about 5050 days ago)

Mash Flier

Apr 9 2005 - This was my first time playing in Taichung and I had a good time although this was more of a lounge set up so people weren't dancing throughout the night. Honestly, this threw me for a ... View Gallery

U. of Wisconsin-Foreign Exchange & W. Perdomo

Posted March 29, 2006 7:25 am (about 5050 days ago)

One Big Happy Family

Oct 9 2004 - This was a three day conference geared for students in the University of Wisconsin system. "The purpose of AMSLC is to provide UW System’s best and brightest students of color and ... View Gallery

Stanford University Upward Bound

Posted March 29, 2006 7:20 am (about 5050 days ago)

High off of life

Aug 4 2004 - This summer I had an opportunity to teach three courses with Stanford University's Summer Upward Bound Program, a pre-college program for high school students in and near Palo Alto. Two ... View Gallery

More Stanford University Upward Bound Pics

Posted March 29, 2006 7:15 am (about 5050 days ago)

I think they got detention for stealing my camera

Aug 4 2004 - This summer I had an opportunity to teach three courses with Stanford University's Summer Upward Bound Program, a pre-college program for high school students in and near Palo Alto. Two ... View Gallery

National Hip Hop Political Convention - Newark, NJ

Posted March 29, 2006 7:08 am (about 5050 days ago)


Jun 18 2004 - The NHHPC was organized as an effort to politically mobilize “the hip hop generation” in a cohesive manner. Panelists and presenters included journalists, activists, educators, and ... View Gallery

NCORE-Miami, FL and Town Hall Meeting, San Jose

Posted March 29, 2006 7:01 am (about 5050 days ago)

A compelling reason to relocate

Jun 12 2004 - Pics related to the recent National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) that was held in Miami Beach. I was fortunate enough to co-present a workshop on hip hop and social justice, ... View Gallery

Carnaval 2004-San Francisco, CA

Posted March 29, 2006 6:55 am (about 5050 days ago)

The Black Panther Soul Revival

May 30 2004 - I think you'll agree that the pics speak for themselves. View Gallery

Carnaval 2004 (pt II)-San Francisco, CA

Posted March 29, 2006 6:50 am (about 5050 days ago)

Front, back, and side to side

May 30 2004 - More pics from Carnaval 2004. I think you'll agree that the pics speak for themselves. View Gallery

Hip Hop Meditations release parties - Bay Area

Posted March 29, 2006 6:44 am (about 5050 days ago)

The Man of the Hour

May 15 2004 9:00 PM - Two days of events in San Francisco and Oakland to celebrate the release of Carlos Mena's latest release Hip Hop Meditations. Some of ya'll might remember Carlos as a member of ... View Gallery

Detroit Hip Hop Pics, 1996-98 (Eminem, Royce, etc)

Posted March 29, 2006 6:40 am (about 5050 days ago)

Q-Bert (KHAOS, Lansing)

May 1 2004 - Random hip-hop pics from Detroit and Ann Arbor dating between 1997 and 1999. I'll try and dig up more, but it's really a shame that I didn't take more pictures. My boy Mo Changes and I ... View Gallery

More Madison and Chicago

Posted March 28, 2006 2:04 pm (about 5051 days ago)

Chicago's Southside

Apr 22 2004 - The University of Wisconsin has always shown love and I found myself back in town for a few more events before I headed to the Windy City and back to the 'Lou. I was able to participate ... View Gallery

Nashville, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri

Posted March 27, 2006 12:05 pm (about 5052 days ago)

Oaktown's very own Bruce Lee

* Date: Apr 9 2004 * Time: 00:00 pm * Comments: More pics from the road. Nashville, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri to be exact. It was my first time in Nashville, and I must say that I ... View Gallery

San Francisco, MAASU, Madison, Wisconsin

Posted March 26, 2006 5:50 am (about 5053 days ago)


As the clich?? goes, when one door closes, others open. Things didn????t work out with the day job so I????m back on the grind doing what I love most, including traveling and connecting with new ... View Gallery

Brigham Young University and UVSC, Utah

Posted March 18, 2006 2:31 pm (about 5061 days ago)

BYU Breakers

* Date: Feb 13 2004 * Time: 7:00 PM * Comments: There were two parts to this excursion. The first was a workshop giving an overview of hip hop's development and the social context that it ... View Gallery

Le Twins-Paris, France

Posted March 18, 2006 2:26 pm (about 5061 days ago)

We be clubbin'!

Date: Jan 16 2004 Time: 00:00 pm Comments: There's not much to say about this one, other than it was off the hook! It was a friendly, open-minded crowd that danced till the wee hours in the morning ... View Gallery

Paris, London, South Hampton

Posted March 18, 2006 2:21 pm (about 5061 days ago)

Moral quandry

Date: Jan 16 2004 Time: 00:00 pm Comments: More pics from the Le Twins gig in Paris on January 16, 2004 There's not much to say about this one, other than it was off the hook! It was a friendly, ... View Gallery

Sierra Nevada Music Festival and San Diego, CA

Posted March 18, 2006 2:17 pm (about 5061 days ago)

Amateurs need not apply

* Date: Jun 25 2003 * Time: 00:00 pm * Comments: Cali is well known for it's festivals and this one at Angel's Camp featured Bob Marley's crew The Wailers, Barrington Levy, Capelton, Sister ... View Gallery

Carnaval, NCORE-San Francisco, CA

Posted March 18, 2006 2:14 pm (about 5061 days ago)

Viva Nicaragua!

* Date: May 31 2003 * Time: 00:00 pm * Comments: The Bay has more festivals and parades than you can shake a stick it. Here are a few pics from Carnaval 2003. I also presented at the ... View Gallery

Wide-London, UK

Posted March 18, 2006 2:11 pm (about 5061 days ago)

Wide Flyer

* Date: Sep 29 2001 * Time: 10:00 pm * Comments: It was an interesting night as I had never been to a "ghettotech/booty" night in London before. After hours of it from the preceding DJs, I ... View Gallery

Random Michigan pics-Detroit, Reese, Pontiac, etc

Posted March 18, 2006 2:08 pm (about 5061 days ago)

Sevin Flier

Date: Jul 15 2003 Time: 00:00 pm Comments: I did a bunch of club hopping, taking pics as I went. In this batch we get 5th Ave. in Royal Oak, Sevin in Pontiac, Carbon in Hamtramck, and Envy in ... View Gallery

95.5 Aftershock, Eminem Pre-Party-Detroit, MI

Posted March 18, 2006 2:03 pm (about 5061 days ago)

Crazed DJ Chino fans

Date: Jul 12 2003 Time: 00:00 pm Comments: Pics from Channel 95.5's Aftershock Radio show on July 5, which happened to be air personality Gorde's birthday. ... View Gallery

Korie Birthday Bash-Detroit, MI

Posted March 18, 2006 2:00 pm (about 5061 days ago)

Jaavon and Crew

Date: Jul 11 2003 Time: 2:00 am Comments: Some pics from the birthday afterset at the Camillian Cafe celebrating Detroit ... View Gallery

Memorial Reception for Laura Gavoor-Detroit, MI

Posted March 18, 2006 1:54 pm (about 5061 days ago)

Laura's Memorial Poster

Date: Oct 4 2002 Time: 6:00 pm Comments: While I never had the pleasure of working with Laura, who recently passed away, her impact on Detroit, musically and beyond, is without measure. I stopped ... View Gallery

Envy-Detroit, MI

Posted March 18, 2006 1:49 pm (about 5061 days ago)

Ray Tech

Date: Oct 5 2002 Time: 10:00 pm Comments: Guest DJ on numerous occassions, spinning alongside guys such as DJ Marquis, Adroit, P-Nice, and Ray-Tech. Past guests of the club include the likes of ... View Gallery

Skylark-San Francisco, CA

Posted March 18, 2006 1:44 pm (about 5061 days ago)

Marvin Flier (collect all 8!)

Date: Apr 4 2003 Time: 6:30 pm Comments: From the "official press release" of a Memorial Day booking. PUT YOUR HANDS UP "DETROIT"!!! We're very excited to bring you a special edition of ... View Gallery

Hip Hop Ya Dont Stop-Belleville, Illinois

Posted March 18, 2006 5:14 am (about 5061 days ago)

B-boy Metro

The Nichols Community Center of Belleville, Illinois (near St. Louis) will be hosting ????ip Hop, Ya???? Don????t Stop????an interactive presentation and workshop about hip hop music and culture. The ... View Gallery