Silicon Valley De-Bug

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An Open Letter, Apology To CNN Reporter Jeanne Moos: Pacific Peoples Don’t “Decorate Bums” Or “Rub Noses” For Fun

Apr. 21, 2014 / By
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Dear Jeanne Moos,

I recently saw your short two minute piece on the Williams’ family traveling to Aotearoa (New Zealand)...

The Rise of the “Silicon Valley Bay”

Mar. 15, 2014 / By

Shamako Noble • Silicon Valley De-Bug

Commentator and community organizer Shamako Noble has lived all over the Bay Area...

Is Black Life Valuable?

Mar. 2, 2014 / By

With the conclusion of the Jordan Davis trial, we discuss the value of black life in today’s society...

Apple Dodges Taxes Candlelight Vigil

Feb. 3, 2014 / By


Richard BabcockRonald Orlando • Silicon Valley De-Bug • Photo Essay

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had once quoted the late Dr.Martin..

Steeda and Malaysia: Re-Entry To Motherhood

Jan. 12, 2014 / By

Jean Melesaine • Silicon Valley De-Bug/Sisters That Been There

Steeda Mcgruder was in prison when she was pregnant with her daughter Malaysia, and eventually gave birth to her while incarcerated...

Hi Apple and Google! Meet Your Houseless Neighbors

Jan. 3, 2014 / By
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Andrew “Society” Bigelow • Silicon Valley De-Bug

Andrew “Society” Bigelow reflects on his experience walking on the 30 mile “March to Heal the Valley.”..

An Undocumented Immigrant Reflects on 2013: No Immigration Reform, But the Movement Keep Building

Dec. 27, 2013 / By
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Community organizer, and soon to be high school teacher, Cesar Juarez shares both the current political realities and future aspirations of the movement for immigration reform...

Don’t Just Say It, Show It: The Use of Video to Change the Outcome of Cases

Dec. 16, 2013 / By
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Raj Jayadev • Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project/Silicon Valley De-Bug

This piece on De-Bug’s “Social Biography Video” concept will appear in the next edition of “Cornerstone”, the quarterly journal for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association...

A True “Head to Head” Battle: California Hair Stylists Compete to See Who’s the Best

Dec. 6, 2013 / By


Baylingual • Silicon Valley De-Bug • Photo • December 42013


This past weekend the “Urban Barber College” in Concord had what they called, “UBC Barber Battle: Best of the Best”, a competition held to test a barber’s skills...

Minimum Wage Workers Deserve Higher Pay, But Also Respect

Nov. 23, 2013 / By
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Yaveth Gomez • Silicon Valley De-Bug

San Jose and the rest of California increased the minimum wage...

The “Storify” of Santa Clara County Preserving the Best Immigrant Detainer Policy in the Country

Nov. 15, 2013 / By

Media coverage, and our own media, chronicling the culmination of a year long campaign to beat back a challenge to our county’s immigrant detainer policy...

Infographic: Santa Clara Community Supports Policy That Keeps ICE Out of Jails

Nov. 3, 2013 / By
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Cesar FloresCharisse Domingo • Silicon Valley De-Bug

This infographic shares the results of the first of its kind in the country survey, asking Santa Clara County community members (immigrant and non-immigrant) about how issues of trust are impacted by policies that keep ICE away from the local jail system...