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Jora Trang and daughter
Jora: Living Truthfully, Loving Unconditionally
When I gave birth to Meggy at the age of 12, I looked into her little face and envisioned her graduation from the 8th grade. That was as high as I could imagine. This singular powerful image in the midst of an extremely difficult time had a profound effect on the course of my life.
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Vinh Lưu: A Green Beret’s Everlasting Loyalty
On why he does what he does: “Because they are under-served by the public and nonprofit sectors. They need someone to be their voice to demand for justice and fairness!” We of the 1.5 and 2nd generation look to our elders to provide us with avenues to remember our past from the mouths of our ancestors rather than the victors, American journalists and politicians, or Hollywood. But I have found many of my
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Jora Trang's blog article about Tupac Shakur
Tupac: A Glorified Gangsta?
A single mother raising my daughter on my own in a world that denied and ignored me, Brenda’s Got a Baby, the 10th track of 2Pacalypse Now, was the first song that ever truly spoke to me. Long before this poet rose to fame as one of the most enigmatic rappers of his era, his lyrics were both steeped in reality and uplifting.
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Tonya: Sharing Her Story To Help Others Heal
Compelled to share her personal story about witnessing a murder at 4 years old, Tonya McKenzie, self published her memoir, "A Child’s Memories of Cartoons & Murder."
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Alix Maria: Homeless Artist & Activist
Homeless artist and activist, Alix, voices her demands for justice on her home, salvation, and artistic venue - her white van.
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Kanju: Re-imagining Challenges as Opportunities
Kanju, an Oakland-based organization created for and by black girls, is organizing a BLACK GIRLS MARCH on SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH at 11 a.m. in Oscar Grant Plaza on 14th & Broadway “to bring awareness to the issues so many of us face and to demonstrate that we are not alone and won’t be disappeared.” Kanju is dedicated to promoting a safe space for black girls to laugh, play, congregate and bond; to relate, learn and empower one
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Anh: A Meditation on Family Traditions
Anh Le merges family bonding time with community sharing every year by making over 100 Bánh tét with her mother, sisters, and invited contributors (friends & family alike) for family and friends to welcome in the new year. 
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