Author Archives: Hood Digest

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  • Season 2 – Ep. 1: The Nature of The Threat Pt. 1

    Public education is incredibly important for our communities – it’s also incredibly controversial. We kick off our next series to dissect the history of public education and the fight for education justice. 

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  • #VotaVato Voter Guide – California Primary June 5, 2018

    Ay, ay, ay! This election is reminiscent of the 2016 Presidential race. Liberals all in their feelings because all of the candidates are meh – yet they’re trying desperately to convince you that their horse is the one to place your bet on.

    Meanwhile, Lefties in the hood are shrugging their shoulders ‘cause none of these candidates truly embody the progressive values we seek in our leaders.

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  • Episode 5: Huggin’ On My Mama From a Jail Cell

    We continue our Black Love, Brown Pride Series by discussing the mass incarceration the ways it harms African American & Latino families and communities. Our guest is Ivette Alé, Statewide Co-Coordinator of Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), a statewide coalition working to shift money away from prisons towards human services. 

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  • HOOD DIGEST + CURB: From Mass Incarceration to Mass Liberation Glossary

    Hood Digest is partnering with Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) to explore the topic of mass incarceration.

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  • Episode 4: Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles

    We continue our Black Love, Brown Pride Series by discussing organizing in the era of high-profile police killings of unarmed African Americans and other people of color. Our guest is Dr. Melina Abdullah, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Pan-African Studies at Cal State Los Angeles and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Los…

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  • #HoodDigest Vote Doña Guía de Votante – Asamblea del Estado de CA Elección Super Especial – 3 de Abril, 2018

    Ya pasó algún tiempo desde que les trajimos la purititima verdad. Pero honestamente, ha sido un alivio porque al igual que usted, nos empezamos a cansar de tanta pinche elección tan frecuentemente.

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  • #VotaVato Voter Guide – CA State Assembly Extra Special Election – April 3, 2018

    It’s been a minute since we last hit you with that hot fire. To be honest, we’re glad because we, too, were fucking exhausted of putting out voter guides every month.

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  • Episode 3: Black Love, Brown Pride Chapter 1

    We kick off this series discussing Black/Brown relations including tensions and love. We open up with our experiences with racial tensions and life-changing experiences. Please send us your own by email thehooddigest@gmail.com and we may read your story as part of our series! Meet Rob & Emilee McGowan who provide personal and professional services in the…

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  • Defend Guns. Control Emotions.

    600,000 people have been killed by guns in America since 1999: The year Dr. Dre released The Chronic 2001.

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  • Why are we still talking about Puerto Rico?

    Ask yourself the following: how the fuck are kids supposed to go to school with no electricity? How are doctors supposed to perform surgery when the only source of light is from cell phones?

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