Sunday, January 25, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I mean growing up I always wanted to be like Left Eye and all cause she was the girl who rapped in the group but... still it... it parallels the feeling I get when they put out a new Pac album. You don't see them putting out any Aaliyah albums or Biggie Albums or Big L albums WTF...
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Friday, January 02, 2009
Today on Market and Powell at the cable car turnabout supporters young and old came out to stand in solidarity against a cultural genocide. The conflict between Palestine and Israel is ancient (I suggest you look into it for yourself if you truly want to understand... or want to try to understand)
Personally I am still looking into the conflict... and with the fact that Frisco is such a cultural mix it is important to understand the concept of struggle and the history of oppression and hate so that we do not repeat the cycles over and over... unfortunately people forget and allow the institution of racism and the acts of discrimination to pass on from one generation to the next... when will it end? We've come along way here in America in the way of civil rights... for the , African Americans, for the Jews, for the Irish, for the Italians, for Filipinos, for Asians, and Now for Arabs and Palestinians. The struggle is the same... isn't it? People just want a place to call home to be free in a space of their own...
In my internet research of the conflict I stumbled upon this organization called PEP (Palestine/Israel Education Project) who put together this amazing project.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
The word "renaissance" is a French word which means "rebirth." It is used to describe a time period, of innovation and transformation in art, literature, philosophy, economy, as wells as a transformation in political and social ideology.
2007 and 2008 has seen a great push for change:
1. Seeing both a Women and a Man of African American decent as presidential candidates.
2. San Francisco's Legalization of Same-Sex Marriages.
3. A national call for change and a political campaign that pushes for a national solidarity with the slogan "Yes We Can."
4. A recession.
5. Another devastating stock market crash that effects the world market.
6. A very progressive charter school opened in Southern California that teaches using a number of alternative educational systems, from Montessori to Applied Scholastic. (which are similar in many ways)
7. There has been a resurgence of Female M.Cs, showing the need for positive female icons that an American public is actively searching out.
8. A record breaking High School Drop out rate.
I'm sure there is more but here are a few to say the least.
San Francisco is one of the few places in the world that embraces Leftist thought and activism.
I call it Frisco because I have a Love, Hate relationship with this city. Born in SF, it is my roots. But I have fought against myself to remember that there is a greater world than just 7x7 miles of progressive thought and life. We have ghettos, a large working- class, a small upper class, and a low ranking education system.
So in this space with it's progressive ideology, drowning youth culture, and a time of a national call for change and reform after a devastating 2 terms of the Bush Administation a we have come to a junction. A time of rebirth, if you will... a Frisco Renaissance.