Will Todd Spitzer Be a Rubber Stamp DA on Police Brutality, Too?

In the “Blue Wave” that hit Orange County, the District Attorney continues to bleed red, with a bit of sweetness. Republican Todd Spitzer defeated twenty-year incumbent, Tony Rackauckas, who left two decades of political corruption behind him to clean up.   The Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) office, in Rackauckas’ final years, got hit with […]

A Conversation With West Anaheim’s Poet, Jesus Cortez

“…Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action.” –Audre Lorde   The corner of Beach and Lincoln in Anaheim is […]

This Xicana Indigenous Collective is the Past, Present & Future

At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before. Warsan Shire In the search for a better future for ourselves and our families, there are physical-digital places and people we can turn to already. I want to introduce you to a […]

A Letter to Those Hurting On the Fourth of July

Our desire to be free has got to manifest itself in everything we are and do. Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography This fourth of july comes after back to back attacks of all of our communities. Just yesterday, someone’s president reversed Obama’s guidelines on affirmative action in schools in what civil rights groups call a […]

Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Anaheim’s Silencing of Young People

The city of anaheim will do everything in its power to silence you.   It will overwhelm you with quiet and public inequities.   It will gloss over you a suffocating sparkle in one street   and display people without homes on the next.   It will seduce you to stay calm with kindness.   […]