Who Doubts Me (For the Students of Los Angeles)

Who doubts meYou doubt meI doubt meWe doubt meWhy Why do we doubt so muchWhen doubters turned dreamers to destine the worldInto greatness like ours Waving like the rings of the voices you hear nowDriven by visions from eyesLike the ones you see now See us, you say?You see only a fraction of-YOU SEE US?! […]

Los Angeles is In Fashion: Meet Mauricio Zelada

In today’s big-city culture, one thing I’ve often noticed is that people generally imitate each other. That is, they shop at the same places, wear the same clothes, drive the same cars, and even listen to the same music. While there isn’t anything inherently wrong with this, it’s also true that in a such a […]

Why Visit Japan, Part I

One of the first questions I get when I tell people about visiting Japan is: why there? I’d like to answer this question with a short series for readers on how Japanese culture came into my life at an early age as a young person growing up in Los Angeles.It started with Nintendo’s Gameboy. Not […]

Still Community Organizing in Los Angeles

When you’ve known a place your whole life, a place that you take pride in, a place that you’ve found love in, and a place where you’ve found yourself in, what do you do when that place is taken from you. When the people who comprise that place are people who look like you, or […]