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Oakland Pow Wow and Uncle Fred-Oakland, CA

Posted December 22, 2010 9:44 pm (about 2373 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Pics from the annual American Indian Child Resource Center Pow Wow and a visit by elder "Uncle Fred" Wahpepah to Oakland Unity High School. The Bay area has a significant and active Native American community and events such as these are invaluable to both individual and broader community growth. Click here to check out some pics. Read article

JEA journalism conference-Portland, OR

Posted December 22, 2010 3:38 pm (about 2373 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua A variety of photos from Portland. Although I was in town for a high school journalism conference I did take advantage of some free time to explore a bit, including the Lan Su Chinese Garden and stopping by at Voodoo Donuts. These pics are nearly 8 months old, but here are some more timely ones from the Portland Roadster Show.

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Black Community Thrives in Taiwan

Posted August 26, 2010 11:36 pm (about 2491 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Although it's premature to call Taipei the next Black mecca, there's no question that the residents of African descent in this Asian economic powerhouse are contributing to a vibrant lifestyle.

This article appeared in the August 20th, 2010 edition of The Oakland Post newspaper.

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Le Petit Africain

Posted August 10, 2010 5:46 pm (about 2507 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua As the Black population in Taiwan continues to grow, it should be no surprise that restaurants and businesses of the African diaspora would follow. Still, I was pleasantly surprised to learn about this new restaurant in Danshui, a town north of Taipei. Read article

Finding Taiwan

Posted July 7, 2010 1:50 am (about 2542 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Through conversation I often reference people or incidents on this site so I finally decided to centralize what I’ve posted. I find Taiwan to be a fascinating place, yet one that’s often overlooked and under-appreciated, even by its own citizens. Read article

Conquering Lion

Posted March 27, 2010 7:02 pm (about 2643 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua An exclusive interview with Oliver "Lion" Harley, a founding member of the Black Reign sound system, the waakao.com website, and all around pioneer of Caribbean culture in Taiwan. Besides giving us some history of his various enterprises he gives an honest assessment of life as one of three Jamaicans on an island of more than 23 million people!

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Interview with Taiwan's Warren Fox

Posted February 2, 2010 1:36 am (about 2697 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Taipei-based, Seattle-bred renaissance man talks about martial arts, hip hop, and being Black in Taiwan. (Martial Arts photos courtesy of Justine Wang)

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Pan Africana: Taiwan

Posted October 5, 2009 1:48 am (about 2817 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua A discussion with three members of the Pan Africana Cultural Troupe of Taiwan. Music was our entry point but hardly the focus of our conversation as we touched on a number of topics, including being Black in Taiwan and their impact on Taiwanese identity.

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Finding Africa in Veracruz

Posted August 3, 2009 1:57 pm (about 2879 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua So, where did all of of the Black people in Mexico go? The short answer is nowhere; one needs to know where to look. As I was told by Eric, an American ex pat in Veracruz, “Africa is everywhere and nowhere,” which made sense as I explored. For more background info this trip, click here. For more pics of Veracruz, click here. Read article

You don't have to accept teenage dating abuse

Posted May 6, 2009 2:22 pm (about 2968 days ago)

By Oaktown Teen Times Staff Oakland Unity High School senior Jennifer Yanez addresses teen dating abuse. Article courtesy of the Oaktown Teen Times. Read article

Oakland teens shocked by police killings

Posted April 29, 2009 12:49 am (about 2976 days ago)

By Oaktown Teen Times Staff Unity High School students expressed sadness, anger and indifference after four police officers and an East Oakland man were shot and killed on March 21, about a dozen blocks from school.-By Gabrielle Cabarloc, Karina Gonzalez, Brisa Padilla and Dolores Quintana / Unity High

While this article is a bit old by internet standards, the larger issues haven't gone anywhere. First appearing in The Oaktown Teen Teams, his particular article went national, which is quite an accomplishment for 9th graders! On the second page I also included comments from an Oakland police officer, whose quotes didn't make the article due to space limitations. Read article

Watchmen movie review

Posted March 12, 2009 12:56 am (about 3024 days ago)

By Bradley Izaguirre Oakland Unity High School junior Bradley Izaguirre shares his thoughts on this long-awaited graphic novel adaptation. Read article

Interview with Oscar Grant Muralist Desi

Posted January 16, 2009 1:56 pm (about 3078 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua The community response to the Oscar Grant shooting continues to impact all of us in Oakland, including a lead article in yesterday’s Oakland Tribune said that two of our students were arrested for graffiti. This actually ended up not being true, although two artists were questioned by the police. One of these artists, Desi, actually teaches in our after school program at Unity High. In a nutshell, they were painting a mural in honor of Grant, with permission from the owners of the building, and were harassed by the police. At some point, one reporter did interview students from our school, but later, as one of the adult artists was cuffed by police (but was released) another reporter was on site. Apparently, once the reporters got together they got their information mixed up. Desi and I briefly sat down the next day to discuss what happened and his views on the shooting, including if the BART train system should have police. Ironically, as I transcribe this interview I’m on the BART, delayed at the Coliseum station (one after Fruitvale, where Grant was shot) as a fight/attempted robbery just took place and our train operator is on the platform handling the situation. Apparently he’s the only BART employee at this station. (Please not that this is a bit rough as I’m in transit for an out of town trip but wanted to get it up before another week passed. I will add more pics and refine as time permits) Read article

Across Asian Middle America

Posted August 15, 2008 2:37 am (about 3233 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua The current issue of "Hyphen" magazine has a feature called "Across Asian Middle America," which includes a short piece about ya' boy's time in Montgomery, Alabama. (for those Detroiters reading this, that would not be Kwame) Read article

Laying claim to the throne

Posted January 31, 2008 2:31 am (about 3430 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Often compared to Chicago’s more widely known jukin’ or footwork, jittin’ actually has deep roots firmly set in African-American history. Until recently, this Detroit style of dance has not been known to the masses, although websites such as youtube have done wonders to spread the word of this frenzied, highly skilled form of expression. Yet as its popularity continues to grow, will it become another fad that gets exploited, used up, and discarded? Does it have the potential to even go mainstream? Unlike L.A.’s crumping, which caught the attention of a high profile director, Chicago Steppin’, which benefited from being highlighted in R. Kelly videos, or breakin’, which was birthed in the media center of New York, jittin’ hasn’t had a major outlet outside of the Detroit. But whether it goes pop or stays underground, the main groups holdin’ it down are putting out DVDs, traveling overseas, and basically, trying to make some money and maintain control of their art! While there are many crews in Detroit, I was fortunate to connect with one of the best, the X-Menn, due to our mutual connection with Submerge Records. They took some time out to share their thoughts on the state of jittin’ and its extensive history. Be on the lookout for upcoming music video “Foot Wars” by Underground Resistance, which will feature the fellas at their best.

On a broader note, to the youngsters busy hating on each other’s crews and cities, your focus is on the wrong place! You all need to be having fun and there’s too much money out here for ya’ll to be fighting over crumbs. Different doesn’t mean garbage, and when it comes down to it, all of your dances, whether it’s jukin’, jittin’, poppin’, turf dancing, or whatever, have common roots. Learn your history and promote your craft so everyone can benefit!

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Does hip hop hate women?

Posted December 7, 2007 1:46 am (about 3485 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Recently, Bakari Kitwana’s “Rap Sessions” panel came to Stanford University to discuss gender-related issues. This panel brings together some of the brightest minds in the hip-hop world for dialogue on contentious topics in a town hall-style setting. For the Stanford panel, authors/professors Dan Hodge (Auzusa Pacific University and Citrus College), Marcyliena Morgan (Executive Director of The Hip Hop Archive), Mark Anthony Neal (Duke University), artists/activist Invincible, and author and former Executive Editor of “Essence” magazine, Joan Morgan participated. Kitwana hosted the panel. I jotted down key points from the panelists and the crowd, which included noted journalist Davey D, Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer, and author Adam Mansbach (Angry Black White Boy). Some panelists spoke quite a bit while others listened and reflected. Some great points were made and while the following aren’t direct quotes, I think it’s good for more people to have a chance to know about these dialogues. On a side note, Invincible later came to conduct workshops at my high school and Kitwana and I are working on bringing Rap Sessions to our school. Read article

Chinatown seniors follow cowboys steps

Posted November 5, 2007 10:58 pm (about 3516 days ago)

By Momo Chang For those of you who are frequent visitors to this site, I'm a huge fan of dancing, particularly couple dancing. Beyond salsa, I'm into Midwest-based styles such as Chicago steppin', Detroit ballrooming, and bopping. Yet there's also a vibrant hustle scene in the D, which is more commonly called "line dancing." It's kin to the country-style dances, but it's definitely a different vibe and there are countless more styles than The Electric Slide, The Cha Cha Slide, and the Cupid Shuffle. At any rate, while many of these styles have originated in the African-American community, a couple of years ago some friends and I stumbled across a dance in Oakland, CA's Chinatown. They were jamming! While this recent story in the Oakland Tribune highlights a different event, it does bring attention to the power of dance and the arts.-D. Zarazua Read article

DREAM Act Protest

Posted October 17, 2007 1:42 pm (about 3535 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua On October 4, 2007 young people from all over California converged on the capitol building in Sacramento in an effort to persuade Governor Schwarzenneger to sign the DREAM Act into affect. Among other things, the federal version of this act would allow undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to earn permanent residency through military service or attending college. Many students from my school, Oakland Unity High, attended and I had them send me reflections on the experience. Read article

Black power means more than a t-shirt: Jena 6

Posted September 27, 2007 3:06 am (about 3556 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua I borrowed that line from the rapper Paris, who's by far one of the most politically charged artists out there. Ironically, he might bump heads with me on this piece. Basically, I share some critical thoughts about the Jena 6 case. Not out of malice, but rather out of a desire for us to be sophisticated in our approach to racism, as well as not losing our ability to think critically! Read article

Chess, hip-hop merged to help youth

Posted September 25, 2007 1:32 am (about 3558 days ago)

By Barbara Grady If rapper GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan devoted an entire album "Grandmasters" to chess themes, and chess International Grandmaster Maurice Ashley is a hip-hop fan, there's gotta be some connection. From The Oakland Tribune newspaper. BTW, I realize that's a picture of RZA, not GZA! Read article

Dancing Into History

Posted September 18, 2007 1:58 am (about 3565 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua While Detroit is known for its music legacy, including Motown and jazz, what is often forgotten about is the city’s rich dance heritage. Undoubtedly, Detroit is one of the dance capitals of the world with top-notch dancers in styles ranging from salsa to swing calling the area home. Yet beyond a few bootleg DVDs of shows such as The Scene, few outside of Midwest really appreciate what Detroit has to offer. Detroit’s sister city of Chicago has benefited greatly from R. Kelly featuring Chicago-style stepping in his music videos while more youth-oriented dances such as L.A.’ crumping gained fans through Hollywood. Taking a lead on making sure that Detroit isn’t forgotten in the annals of history is Kevin “Flash” Collins. With more than 30 years of experience all over the country, as well as being winner of numerous competitions, Kevin has no shortage of energy or confidence, yet respects those who paved the way for him. Anyone who’s spent time around Kevin knows that he has stories for days. He was a bit more subdued for this particular discussion, but the words documented here are hopefully only the beginning of more to come from him and others in Detroit’s ever-flourishing scene. Read article

Off the Cuff

Posted August 14, 2007 4:12 pm (about 3599 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Oakland teens share their thoughts on growing up in Oakland, including violence, peer pressure, and White people!

One thing that has stood out to me over the past three years of teaching at Oakland Unity High School in California is the high level of discussion that we have in class. I really wish that people, including policy makers and other teachers, could hear the students share their thoughts on topics ranging from the war in Iraq to universal health care. Just as important have been the numerous informal conversations that have taken place. During one particular violent weekend in Oakland it was obvious that many of the students I work with wanted to talk about what happened. We decided to get together one afternoon so I could interview them. Interestingly enough, while our school is pushing 80% Latino, the three students who showed up were all African American. They had worked all day and it was a blazing hot so they were a bit more reserved than usual. Yet it was an interesting conversation nonetheless. I was tempted to write an article but decided that it would be best to let them speak for themselves. While it doesn’t really come out in this conversation, these three are quite involved with activities such as Upward Bound, fashion shows, out of state college visits, and Tech Bridge, a science and engineering program for teenage girls. Next time we’ll have to focus on those accomplishments.

All three will be seniors for the 2007-2008 school year. Read article

Happy Birthday, YK Lounge!

Posted August 13, 2007 12:53 pm (about 3600 days ago)

By Denny Chan The Yuri Kochiyama Lounge at the University of Michigan celebrates it's 10th anniversary and author Denny Chen gives a brief history of the lounge and its influence. This article is set to appear in U of M's Fall 2007 Proactive magazine. Read article

Just a Glimpse

Posted July 25, 2007 9:11 pm (about 3619 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua During a visit to Ogaki Kita High School in Ogaki, Japan I shared lunch with Miki, a senior aspiring to attend one of Japan's most competitve universities. During our conversation I began thinking about how interested my students in the States would love to speak with someone like her. I asked her if I could interview her and she agreed. This actually motivated me to do a series of other interviews. I originally had no intention of interviewing anyone but this conversation proved to be the catalyst, which I'm grateful for as they've been invaluable tools in the classroom and I learned quite a bit. Alas, Miki and I had limited time and just as she began warming up, she had to return to class. I sent her an e-mail with follow up questions but my message was bounced back. Nonetheless, she makes some interesting points that were worth documenting. My group did a lot of observation at different schools and heard from some great speakers, but it's always great to hear from the students themselves. Read article

Back for the first time

Posted July 19, 2007 4:58 pm (about 3625 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua A Japanese-American woman discusses visiting the land of her ancestors for the first time. The best interviews are those that turn into conversations and Donna and I talked several times over the course of a few weeks before finally sitting down for a formal interview. I eliminated most of my comments for the sake of brevity, but this conversation took me places that I definitely hadn’t considered. Currently, Donna is a teacher in southern California. Following the interview are some responses by students at Oakland Unity High School. Read article

Third eye opened

Posted July 18, 2007 2:21 am (about 3627 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Ron Young and I hung out a few times while in Japan and had several conversations and adventures. I thought it would be good to capture some impressions from a Black male in Japan as that’s a perspective I’ve not come across too often. Ron wasn’t one to bite his tongue and he was very open about his thoughts. He’s an artist and teacher currently based in St. Louis, MO and spent three weeks in Japan as part of the Japan Fulbright Memorial Foundation teacher program. At the end of this interview check for responses by students at Oakland Unity High School. Read article

Zulu King Tone

Posted July 11, 2007 12:34 am (about 3634 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua I was connected to Tone through a mutual friend back in the states, who described him as a teacher and activist in the Japanese hip hop community (he heads up the local Zulu Nation chapter). During our initial meet up we wandered around Tokyo’s Shibuya district, sampling good Indian food, and sharing drinks at the Gaspanic bar. It quickly came apparent that hip hop aside, he had a lot of interesting insights and perspectives. We agreed to meet up again and do a formal interview. However, due to both of our schedules, we weren’t able to meet until the night before I left. We ended up with a group of folks so our interview turned into a discussion. I threw in some questions when I could, but my companions were so interested in Tone’s perspective that I sat back and did a lot of listening. It’s not everyday one meets a Brooklyn-born Latino/West Indian who’s made his home in Asia! Most of the questions were asked by myself, Ron, and Toni. Gotta give credit where credit’s due! I had a million more questions. Since Tone’s a teacher, DJ, activist, expatriate, and person of color, there were a number of directions that we could’ve went. Alas, time wasn’t on our side. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Hopefully, there will be more to come! At the end of this article check out responses from students at Oakland Unity High School. Read article

Still Waters

Posted July 9, 2007 2:55 am (about 3636 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua During a recent group trip to Ogaki, Japan I wandered off on my own one evening and struck up a conversation with a woman at a local café, which turned into a full-blown interview. I learned quite a bit and while these are obviously her opinions, through conversations with others and follow-up research, a lot of what she said was confirmed. This young woman was familiar with my program through her colleagues and while she gave me permission to use her name, I decided not to, with her permission. She works for the Gifu prefecture government and once you read her comments, it’ll make sense. She wasn’t one to bite her tongue and I didn’t want to get her in hot water. I pulled out the main points as we discussed topics ranging from Brazilians in Japan to social disparity. I also had my students read this interview so I’ll post their responses as they come in. Read article

Guess Who's Comin' to Dinner

Posted August 29, 2006 4:08 am (about 3950 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua While Japan is known in dancehall circles for its devoted scene and top rankin' sound systems, other countries, such as its Taiwanese neighbor to the south are often overlooked. The three-man O-Brothaz Sound System is on the scene to put Taiwan on the map and spread Caribbean music to Asia and the world!

Update: Check out this 2010 interview!

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Notes From the Future

Posted March 31, 2006 11:21 pm (about 4100 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua In contrast of the doom and gloom descriptions of today's youth, the students I teach in Oakland, CA are hardly out-of-control thugs that don't care about their future. Read some first hand accounts from a recent youth conference at UC Berkeley. Read article

Socially Funny

Posted March 19, 2006 3:52 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Progressive comedian Danny Hoch brings real life to the stage. This interview was featured in the September 8, 1999 edition of the Detroit Metro Times. Read article

An Inverview with Alfredo Vea

Posted March 19, 2006 3:42 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Award-winning author discusses his views on Chicano literature, violence in our society, and the Vietnam War. (Mi Gente, March 2000) Read article

Strong

Posted March 18, 2006 11:51 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Genny Rodriguez Genny is 14 years old and she is originally from Aguililla, Michoacan, Mexico. However, she grew up in Redwood City and Hayward, California and will be attending Sequoia High School this fall as a ninth grader. Her hobbies include drawing and poetry. After graduating from high school she plans on attending college to major in fashion design. She wrote this piece while participating in the summer Stanford Upward Bound Program. Read article

Euology for a King

Posted March 18, 2006 11:50 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Eric Mata Eric is a 28 year-old poet originally from Milwaukee. He went to school at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, before going to Iowa for a couple of years. He later ended up in Madison, WI, where he currently rests his head. Eric is an advisor at UW-Madison, among other things. In his free time he enjoys reading and writing poetry and finding ways to incorporate social justice into teaching poetry/spoken word to young people. Read article

Still Missing You

Posted March 18, 2006 11:48 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Tiffany Shanae Tiffany is 14 years old and will be attending Menlo Atherton High School this fall as a freshman. She is from The ????ille in East Palo Alto, CA. Her hobbies including talking on the phone, shopping, and going to the movies. Her goals are to either be an obstetrician, pediatrician, or foster mom. She loves kids! Read article

A Friend

Posted March 18, 2006 11:47 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Moses Leilua Miracle Moses Leilua is 14 years old although he'll be fifteen years old on New Year's Day. He's African American and Samoan and was born in Los Angeles, although he's lived in Redwood City, CA, with a family of four, for most of his life. He goes by Moses or his nickname P.C. aka Prince Charming! If you met him, he thinks you'll agree that it is a very suitable nickname. His hobbies include listening to artists such as Nas, Kanye West, and G-Unit, and he likes playing football, basketball, buying Jamba Juice and jerseys, and writing poetry. He writes poetry to tell about "life" in general, sometimes connecting it to his own life. His goal is have a career in one of the sports that he mentioned and to continue writing poetry. He wrote this piece while attending Stanford Upward Bound's summer program. Read article

Reflections on Rivera's Vendedora de Flores

Posted March 18, 2006 11:46 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Ixta Menchaca Guest writer Ixta Menchaca is a 23-year-old poet, animal-lover, and activist. Raised in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, she is a 2002 graduate of the University of Michigan and is currently working in a U-M student affairs office dedicated to promoting social justice. She hopes to get her MFA in creative writing and bring a little justice and flavor to the world with her writing. Read article

Flight

Posted March 18, 2006 11:44 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Ixta Menchaca Guest writer Ixta Menchaca is a 23-year-old poet, animal-lover, and activist. Raised in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, she is a 2002 graduate of the University of Michigan and is currently working in a U-M student affairs office dedicated to promoting social justice. She hopes to get her MFA in creative writing and bring a little justice and flavor to the world with her writing. Read article

Machismo

Posted March 18, 2006 11:43 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Ixta Menchaca Guest writer Ixta Menchaca is a 23-year-old poet, animal-lover, and activist. Raised in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, she is a 2002 graduate of the University of Michigan and is currently working in a U-M student affairs office dedicated to promoting social justice. She hopes to get her MFA in creative writing and bring a little justice and flavor to the world with her writing. Read article

Local Artist Valdez Preserves Culture

Posted March 18, 2006 11:42 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua A feature on Detroit-based artist Vito Valdez. This article appeared in the January 2000 issue of Mi Gente magazine. Read article

Recuerdos de mi Padre...a Tribute

Posted March 18, 2006 11:39 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua My father recently retired from the United States Air Force after thirty years and I had an opportunity to reflect on his service. (Mi Gente, October 2000) Read article

Que viva el soul

Posted March 18, 2006 11:38 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua A preview of "The Third Root: Africans in Mexico" an exhibition at Detroit's Museum of African-American History. This review was featured in a 1999 edition of the Detroit Metro Times. Read article

Net Profits

Posted March 18, 2006 11:37 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua A review of the book Pickup Artists that details corporate America's efforts to coopt street basketball. This review was featured in the September 22, 1999 edition of the Detroit Metro Times. Read article

The Monster

Posted March 18, 2006 11:34 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Big Jay Guest writer Jay is a 16-year old poet from Northern Cali. In his free time he likes to bust rhymes and play baseball. Read article

MOVE THE CROWD: VOICES AND FACES OF THE HIP-HOP NATION

Posted March 18, 2006 11:33 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua A review written for the October 13, 1999 edition of the Detroit Metro Times. By Gregor and Dimitri Ehrlich MTV Books, $16.95, 142pp. Read article

El Dijo, Ella Dijo: An Intellectual Battle of the Sexes

Posted March 18, 2006 11:30 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Our topic was "Would you date outside of your race? It wasn't much of a battle since we agreed. ( MiGente.comJanuary 8, 2001) Read article

The Road Less Traveled

Posted March 18, 2006 11:28 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Sometimes you just do what ya' gotta do. (Mi Gente, November 2001). Read article

U of M Latino Students Lead Protest

Posted March 18, 2006 11:24 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua Pan-ethnic group protests secret society and institutionalized racism at the University of Michigan. (Mi Gente, February, 2000) Read article

University of Michigan's Latino/a Community

Posted March 18, 2006 11:23 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua 1999-2000 was a school year of countless ups and downs as students garner regional and international attention via performances, student protests and more. (Mi Gente, May 2000) Read article

An Interview with Donney Moroney

Posted March 18, 2006 11:17 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua The University of Michigan's Latino Student Coordinator kicks some knowledge for the kids. (Mi Gente, Septmeber 2001) Read article

Chicken Soup for the Hip Hop Soul 3

Posted March 18, 2006 11:16 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua The third of three stories I submitted to this popular book series. This piece relates to unexpected moments of self-reflection in regards to homophobia. Inspired by various experiences as a DJ. Read article

Chicken Soup for the Hip Hop Soul 2

Posted March 18, 2006 11:16 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua The second of three stories I submitted to this popular book series. This particular piece deals with lessons I learned about defining success as I tried to balance my college courses and love for hip hop. Read article

Chicken Soup for the Hip Hop Soul 1

Posted March 18, 2006 11:15 am (about 4113 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua The first of three stories submitted to this popular book series. This particular piece relates to lessons I learned as a teacher from my students. Read article

Return to Innocence

Posted March 10, 2006 1:42 pm (about 4121 days ago)

By Daniel D. Zarazua The Oakland Banshees, a professional women????s football team creates opportunities, challenges stereotypes, and gives new life to a disillusioned fan. Read article