Street art and the fight to resist gentrification in Puerto Rico

In Santurce, Puerto Rico, street art climbs the neighborhood walls jousting for the attention of…

Photo Essay: Carnaval

In 2020, Carnaval was canceled but in its place, a health and resource fair was…

Rhythms of Resistance: Africa, Cuba and the birth of Bakosó

When it comes to hip-hop, particularly in Latin America, much is owed to Africa.  And…

SF State student demands a seat at the table for Mexican, Chicano culture

Molcaxitl—pronounced (MOL-CAH-SHEE-TL) in the Nahuatl language, meaning molcajete—is the name 21-year-old Nomar Ramirez, a full-time…

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Mural: Photo Essay

Bay Area based Latinx artist Elizabeth Blancas paints a mural about COVID prevention and recovery…

San Francisco’s 8th poet laureate: Tongo Eisen-Martin, a voice for the people

Minutes before Tongo Eisen-Martin received the news that he was to become the eighth poet…

A Monumental Reflection of Community Pride, the Art of Juan R. Fuentes Reaches New Heights

Ninety miles south of San Francisco, in the historical farming town of Watsonville, thousands of…

Oakland Filmmaker examines the Spanish Conquest 500 years later in his experimental documentary

Described as a “hybrid documentary,” 499 examines colonialism almost five centuries after Spanish conquistador Hernán…

Central American author smashes borders, one children’s book at a time

From the separation of families to the caging of children at the border, the Trump…

Q&A with SF hip-hop group TRUpeople: Do you keep it TRU?

As we continue to shelter in place in an attempt to defeat COVID-19, this year’s…