Art That Celebrates ‘Cultura’: What Inspires Jim O’Balles

In an interview with Boyle Heights Beat, James Demetrio O’Balles describes what it was like growing up in the 1950’s in the San Gabriel Valley city of Monrovia and the experiences that inspired him to become an art curator. Read more at Boyle Heights Beat. 

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Cultivating Purpose: The Cultural Context Of California’s Potential Decriminalization Of Psychedelics

Legislation proposed by California state Sen. Scott Wiener could make it legal to possess for personal use and socially share hallucinogens, but how would this decision affect the use of these plants and the cultures that have preserved them? Richmond Pulse’s Joel Umanzor Jr. explores the perspectives of psychedelic enthusiasts and communities that have used […]

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The Invisible Mixed Generation

We do not choose the circumstances of our birth, our race, our sex, our sexuality, or our gender. We do not choose who our parents, siblings or relatives are. Yet within society there is still the pervasive nature of colorism, racism, and discrimination. While many of these plights do get visibility with protests and movements, […]

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