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Tupac Shakur exhibit to open Feb. 2 at Grammy Museum PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Lewis   
Friday, 16 January 2015 12:40

Anyone longing to get an up-close-and-personal look at the Versace suit that rapper Tupac Shakur wore to the 1996 Grammy Awards ceremony, or to inspect the tape box and studio notes from the first recording session that Shakur did after being released from prison, will get the chance at “All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur,” a new exhibition on the rapper’s life and music opening Feb. 2 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

“Tupac Shakur was one of the most original and important of all hip hop artists. His writings are both powerful and provocative,” Grammy Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli said in a statement. “It is an honor to be the first music museum to acknowledge Tupac's legacy and to bring context to what was an incredible career.”

The exhibit also will include Shakur’s handwritten notes, lyrics and poems, along with interview and performance footage, and other outfits he wore. All these items were supplied by the Tupac Shakur estate overseen by his mother, Afeni Shakur.


“It means a lot to me that Bob Santelli and the Grammy Museum have chosen to honor my son with their upcoming exhibit of his works,” she said in the same statement. “Tupac's writings are an honest reflection of his passions for, and about life.  His timeless messages have instilled hope for those who have little, and for others, they serve as a catalyst for change. His words continue to motivate and inspire new generations.”

The show, which takes its title from Shakur's 1996 album, is slated to run through April 22 and will examine both his solo career and his work with the hip hop collective Digital Underground.


Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-tupac-shakur-exhibit-grammy-museum-20150115-story.html

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 04:08
New Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Ties Immigration Test To Education PDF Print E-mail
Written by DD   
Friday, 16 January 2015 10:41
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015 03:16
In Retaliation For Obama’s Free College Program, Arizona Legislators Suggest Red Tape in Education PDF Print E-mail
Written by DD   
Monday, 12 January 2015 09:22

In Retaliation For Obama’s Free College Program, Arizona Legislators  Want To Pass Additional Bureaucratic Methods Within Education That Could Mean Less High School Diplomas

Phoenix, AZ --   Republicans want to vote and introduce a bill during their first week of session that ties Arizona education to a test equivalent to INS standards. The additional education impediment appears to be improper because it uses irrelevant methodology in relation to immigrants.
If there is no compelling state interest, one can show with empirical data that it has a desperate impact on immigrants, which would meet the constitutional strict scrutiny test and be challenged it in court if it passes. See Brown v. Board of Ed. and Hernandez v. Texas, 347 U.S. 475 (1954) [finding national origin discrimination against Mexican-Americans in grand jury selection impermissible].
However, the Republican bureaucratic education bill could put American citizens at a disadvantage – not immigrants.  According to USA Today, Americans were put to shame by immigrants on a sample civics test. It is unclear what Montenegro’s rational basis is for the bill considering he supports smaller government. What is the legislative purpose to this bill?
Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 09:22
Racial Struggles With Santa Barbara News-Press PDF Print E-mail
Written by DD   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:05


Apparently the Santa Barbara News Press does not know the Minutemen are filled with racism, bigotry, pedophilia activity and murder of a Mexican American man and his 9 year old daughter.  According to the LA TIMES, Gilchrist is part of a vigilante anti-Mexican and anti-immigrant group.  More importantly, it appears the Santa Barbara News Press had no knowledge Mr. Jim Gilchrist associated with pedophile (Chris Simcox) and murderers.  Chris Simcox is in jail for pedophilia while Shawna Forde is doing time for killing a Mexican American man and his 9 year old daughter.

If you advertising or are a real estate agent advertising on the Santa Barbara News Press, we urge you to disassociate yourselves from the Santa Barbara News Press forthwith.

Here is the Santa Barbara News Press’ letter to Mr. Gilchrist:


“Dear Mr. Gilchrist:

Thank you for your comments on your website minutemanproject.com, the supportive words and the call to action.

….Again, thank you for your efforts to protect free speech in our country. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Your reassuring words will be shared with our news team.”

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 12:44
Jaime Seall-Gutierrez: Shameful Santa Barbara News “Illegals Line Up For Driver’s License Story PDF Print E-mail
Written by DD   
Monday, 05 January 2015 11:08


Chicano lawyer, Ruben Salazar writes with regard to Santa Barbara News Press’ usage of the term “illegal” when referring to immigrants.  It’s too bad they won’t drop an antiquated offensive word and follow the Associated Press’ suit.   Please sign this petition Chipsterlife began here.  In the below, Jaime Segall-Gutierrez gives the Santa Barbara News Press a history lesson.


Santa Barbara News Press Needs to be enlightened

By Jaime Segall-Gutierrez

On January 3, 2015, the Santa Barbara News Press headlines read “Illegals line up for driver’s licenses”. The headline implied volumes by its single sentence. It implied that people, labeled as Illegal were breaking the law by acquiring driver’s licenses. It implied that a human being can be illegal, as if gods beautiful creation could be deemed illegal. It implied that these human beings by their mere existence are breaking this fine countries democratic laws. It put a bad taste in the readers mouth that something is afoul here, when in reality its not.

Santa Barbara is a city older than the News Press. It has a culture, celebrated every year (Fiestas), by most revelers in the city, which is older than the Anglo-American presence. Procession participants yell to the revelers “Viva Fiestas” in homage to the Spanish / Mexican culture which blessed the city with its names and uniquely stylized architecture. It is a cove of Spanish / Mexican ambience.

While Santa Barbara celebrates its centuries old culture, the descendants of said Spaniards and Mexicans are ridiculed, mocked, harassed, marginalized and now dehumanized by the News Press.

Interestingly enough, Santa Barbara prohibited Spanish Immersion for which much of the student body boycotted the schools. Recently, the powers that be, attempted to create a gang injunction, which would have made the residents of the East and West side prisoners in their own home. The dichotomy of celebrating a culture and attempting to oppress it is perplexing and for the most part dysfunctional.

Santa Barbara is home to some of the wealthiest people in the world and some of the most reactionary people in the U.S. The City and County depends heavily on cheap Mexican/Chicano labor, whether it be in the landscape industry, service industry or just plain cheap labor.

Rather than thank this community for its beautiful and unique culture and for its support, Santa Barbara punishes them for wanting to drive legally. Rather than see the virtue in everyone having a driver’s license and insurance, the News Press takes a callus stab at human beings whose only sin is being born Mexican.

Apparently, the News Press is not in compliance with the Associated Press’s Stylebook, which is the news industries standard bearer for language, by using Illegal rather than undocumented.

An apology would be greatly appreciated. Gratitude for Mexicans/Chicanos would be justified.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 12:45
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