Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Anarchist Book Fair: The face of struggle in marginalized spaces?

An Anarchist Book Fair was held, Saturday March 22, 2014, at the Crucible in West Oakland. It was a well attended event replete with food trucks and carnival games. The large American Anarchist movement is a by-product of an international … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of March 21. A Documentary Film by Sam Stroker: A Review

“An interrogation of race, power and justice in the contemporary United States, The Ghosts of March 21 focuses on the death of 26-year-old Lovelle Mixon and the factors that led him to kill four Oakland police officers before losing his life … Continue reading

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Oakland’s New Minimum Wage: A Living Wage?

This story was supposed to be about eateries and the new minimum wage. I eat out now and then. I like good food. While not a foodie per say; I know what equates good food and stellar service. When they … Continue reading

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PBS American Masters Special on August Wilson Airs Tonight

America’s Master Playwright. If you don’t know who August Wilson is you should. Watch and learn why I dedicated 5 years of my artistic career to learning from Wilson. When the pupil is ready the teacher will appear be they … Continue reading

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PBS, WQED Celebrate Master Playwright August Wilson

Tune into American Masters the PBS series to see the edition dedicated to August Wilson, Americas, master playwright. The Lower Bottom Playaz will complete the production of the entire American Century Cycle by Wilson in their 2015 Season — check … Continue reading

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gentrified

like a Palestinian boy with just a pile of rock i am helpless they are the invaders they have invaded grammie’s garden cutting down the bell tree planting sustainable drought resistant grasses that don’t take me home like the smell … Continue reading

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grammie’s song

her song so soft like the smell of jasmine on summer wind no words a simple hum like soft hands on your shoulder when you are tired like encouragement when the bruises show a gentle whisper saying you can holding … Continue reading

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ghost words

when  a language dies there is no funeral the grief has no words silent as a dead forest memories unclaimed like loss baggage carrying home gone now with the words to describe the new sunrise the look in a lovers … Continue reading

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linqua

separated from the words left only with the experience outside words no reason outside language the imperatives that bind me are impenetrable separating me from knowing how to heal myself I suffer without words to describe the pain that started … Continue reading

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stillborn spring

It should rain in the winter one expects the wind trees get naked in anticipation it should rain in the winter children should grow up you should shudder at your pain reflected in the mirror or your brothers eyes it … Continue reading

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