Sunday, November 11th, 2007
HOMEY on CBS Channel 5

HOMEY was recently featured on CBS Channel 5 News:

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
HOMEY in Xpress Magazine

[X]press Magazine
Injunction Malfunction
Maribel Rosas

Born and raised in San FranciscoÕs Mission district, Rene Qui–onez, 30, remembers waking up to the smell of corn tortillas cooking on the comal (grill), and walking to the nearest panaderia (bakery) to get some piping hot pan dulce fresh out of the oven. Those were the good old days, he recalls, and the chance of having that security in the neighborhood is slowly diminishing.

Many things remind the Mission residents of their home countries, from the wide array of taquerias televising Mexican soccer games to the mural of Mexican paintings by Diego Rivera on 24th Street. The streets of the Mission district have always been a safe haven for those who come from Mexico and any other Central and Latin American countries. But now, each time Qui–onez walks them, he is running the risk of being questioned by law enforcement for no apparent reason.

Qui–onez, a short, bald-headed Mexicano, has had run-ins with the cops for Òfitting the mold of a gangster.Ó Dressing in a crisp, white t-shirt, baggy denim jeans and plain white shoes is an everyday look for him Ð one that has made him an easy target for law enforcement.

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Read several articles on the controversy surrounding the new mural:

El Tecolote Newspaper Article
HOMEY Mural Controversy Spotlights World Issues
Sara Powell, Sept. 24th, 2007

Theres a storm brewing in the heart of the Mission that has repercussions far beyond its eye at 24th and Capp Streets. It revolves around a mural painted by Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth (HOMEY). The mural about 40 feet long and 10 feet high depicts the contemporary struggle's over border's and immigration. In the heavily Latino Mission district, an increasingly heavy US hand is hunting down immigrants whether they are crossing the border from Mexico or have lived in the US for years.

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