It’s hard having an accent in this country and you are judged based on it. And I can imagine that it must be hard for my folks to work twice as hard to communicate.

And also the idea that when maybe my father says something and he walks away, the idea that people are laughing because what he said is funny to them because of how he sounds crushed me when I thought about it. And the idea that I was contributing to that, it was hard. I’ve been saying this on stage.

Like, my father should be judged based on the content of his words and actions and not the accent that comes with it. Because he does a lot of ridiculous things that have nothing to do with his accent. And I think that’s kind of how I’ve been approaching it. Like, they’re human beings and they should be viewed as parents and human beings and not just a series of funny sounds.

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Take me home
Where them broken brights
Are shining down
Make me feel alright


Being a fully independent artist is tough. No label money, no PR team, just a vision and the belief that others will find some truth in what you do. Along this journey, I’ve been blessed enough to work with a team of insanely talented and inspiring individuals. Yesterday’s release of “Sagetron” marked a new phase of this journey. With the release of “Sagetron”, we (anyone and everyone who has ever worked with or supported this journey) made a statement that art can be made accessible; that creativity, ingenuity, passion and organic/true support is all we need to succeed and thrive. A big thank you to everyone who supports, this is just the beginning, thank you for allowing me to make my noise! Watch, listen, experience and SHARE the latest, every bit of support goes a long way:

UNC Greensboro Students Walkout Against Budget Cuts


by Eric Ginsburg 

Hundreds of people, primarily students with a strong showing of faculty members, staged a walkout at UNC Greensboro today against budget cuts. We’ll have complete coverage of the protest, as well as planned action at the board of trustees meeting tomorrow morning, soon. For now, here are several photos of the demonstration.

Click here to watch a video of part of student organizer Juan Miranda’s speech: 120219-web-UNCGwalkout-eg3

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“Immigration Is Beautiful” Mural Defaced With Racist Graffiti In Kansas

A group of high school students in Kansas came together with artist Armando Minjarez, the founder of an art and education non-profit, to identify issues that are important in their lives for a pilot program to create community-engaged art. Student after student wanted to make a piece on immigration.

“Some of them are immigrants, some are undocumented or have parents that are undocumented,” Minjarez, 27, and the founder of The Seed House La Casa de Semilla said. “One of the students designed the mural. I’m an artist by profession, so I guided them through the process. It was a really high quality mural for a group of 15- to 16-year-olds.”

“Immigration is beautiful,” the mural read.

But on Thursday morning a friend told Minjarez the mural had been defaced with racist graffiti and he quickly went to go see it. Scrawled in red, the word “welfare” was written in capital letters, along with “KKK” and “wetback,” a slur against immigrants (specifically Mexicans). 

Minjarez then began sharing images of the defaced mural with organizations, like Latino Rebels.

The growth of the Latin@ community in Wichita has been recent. Wichita schools have seen the percentage of Latin@ students double over the last decade, from 15% to 31%.

Besides the “immigration is beautiful” tagline, the mural featured a man and a woman with American and Mexican flags wrapped around them looking past a border fence towards the promise of the Statue of Liberty. Along the American flag are what look like DREAMers, undocumented youth brought to the country as children.

Minjarez says he and the students had spoken about how there could be pushback to this public display of their realities and he said the students are not discouraged.

“They’re not discouraged, but they’re certainly pissed off,” he said.

But Student Sarai Melendez, one of the students who painted the mural, said she was hurt, in a statement.

“All we wanted to do is bring a good message to this community; I feel upset and hurt, this was my biggest accomplishment,” she said. “We will make more and continue to express ourselves…this doesn’t stop us!”

Minjarez said the timing of the defacement of the mural coincides with the first meeting of Army of Artists, the complete group of artists who will decide and commit to the next pieces of public artwork. He said his internal goal is at least 8 more projects. “Whatever public art they want to create; a concert, a rap battle, an installation.”

He said this ugly episode will only invigorate the artists.

“We’re bringing to light the reality we live with everyday, we can choose to act like racism isn’t out there but it is.”

What time to be alive in the beautiful post-racist America :’) so much progress!

By the way, when I cloned you I had to patch some missing parts of your DNA with genes from a homing pigeon. You may notice side effects, like a compulsion to come back.