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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYTPwCCqN8g Poet Joi Barrios-Leblanc on the politics of violence and mourning. Concerned Filipino Artists International brings you commentaries on Philippine politics and issues through poems, songs, and other forms of art.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-u8Wegcfeg Poet Joi Barrios-LeBlanc on horror and politics. Concerned Filipino Artists International brings you commentaries on Philippine politics and issues through poems, songs, and other forms of art.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS47RfvkuNk JUST IN: Supreme Court of the Philippines extends halt to former President Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery). Marcos ruled the Philippines for 21 years--mostly under Martial Law--and was overthrown through the first peaceful People Power Revolution in 1986. Current President Rodrigo Duterte approved of Marcos' burial at the… Continue reading PulitikArt Series: Ilocula, Ang Ilocanong Dracula
On April 1, Filipino farmers asking for relief assistance due to ongoing drought were brutally dispersed by the police. Three farmers were killed, more than 80 are still missing and more than 100 were injured. This is a song condemning the government's inaction on calamity and violent approach to its own citizens. #FoodNotBullets #BigasHindiBala Produced… Continue reading Bigas (Song for Farmers)
Click here to view original post in Oakland North. By Loi Almeron (Posted May 29, 2015 1:39 pm) A state bill to grant professional cheerleaders a minimum wage, workers’ benefits and overtime compensation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, has passed the Assembly and is now in the state Senate for a vote. Among those watching the outcome… Continue reading California considers a new law for cheerleader pay, in wake of three suits against Oakland Raiders
Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted March 19, 2015 9:01am) Sixth grader Clemon Brown loves reading books, but he has a hard time finding books outside of school. “Two weeks ago, I was sitting in my room [and] I want to read a book,” Brown said. He said he wanted… Continue reading Small efforts help library accessibility widen in Richmond
Click here to view original post in Richmond Confidential. By Loi Almeron (Posted March 15, 2015 9:09am) Students from Richmond’s De Anza High School, along with their parents, protested in front of the school early Monday morning to help a teacher keep her job. The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) announced during a board meeting… Continue reading Law Academy students at De Anza High fight to keep teacher’s job
Click here to view original post in Oakland North. By Loi Almeron and Noelia González (Posted February 17, 2015 8:39 am) “Way beyond the water source to millions of people downstream, and water to irrigate farmland, the river is a wildlife sanctuary,” said landscape artist Julie Trail, speaking about the mystical Mokelumne River. Trail is one of the 50 artists… Continue reading Mokelumne art exhibition travels to Oakland to share river’s beauty and raise awareness on water conservation
Click here to view original post in University of California Television. By Graduate School of Journalism Television/Documentary Program, University of California - Berkeley Show Producers: Loi Ameera Almeron, Faviola Leyva, Romin Johnson Story Producers: Elly Schmidt-Hopper, Daniela Anaya, Vanessa Walker, Nigel Manuel, Deana Mitchell, Daniel Steiner, Gabriela Arvizu, Candese Charles, Hannah Lawson, Tom Goulding, Melina… Continue reading California News Service – February 9, 2015