Category los angeles

Poem: To The Primo I Never Knew

To the primo I never knew To live and die by the gun The calling of the streets Crawling under the rug The subway rats creeping in the fog Catch you slipping like a deep sleep Fingers on the trigger light up the streets For a moment reality creeps in A fight breaks out from […]

POEM: TO ALL THOSE THAT I KNEW

To all those that I knew Taken away from the arms of love ones Taken by the barrel of the gun Oppressed from the reality of self All for one piece of land Which belonged to a system and not one Yet to die and to live was but a vapor in this land Oppressed […]

POEM: Where you from?

He tells me, “don’t wear that” I tell him, “no mi importa” Decked out with my blue flannel shirt, I walk to the place of my education, Time passes by and break is upon us, I walk to eat and stopped by the fence, A cholo looks and tells me, “hey, where you from?” My […]

BOOK REVIEW: Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.

Author: Luis J. Rodriguez ISBN-13: 9780743276917 Publisher: Touchstone Publication date: 9/6/2005 Pages: 288 Source: I received a free copy of this book as compensation for review from Simon and Schuster Publishing, Touchstone Books ABOUT THE BOOK: The award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles, now featuring a new introduction […]