Tuesday, November 4th 2008
EVERY VOTE COUNTS

Today was indeed a historic day. Today is Nov. 4, 2008. Standing in front of City Hall, I look around me to see just how beautiful this city I live in is. Who's going to be the next president? I ponder to myself as I step inside to this elaborate hall. All I know is that Obama is my pick, and his theme, Change, is exactly where I am at. Four years ago I would never have thought I'd vote for a president. No man, especially in the White House, was concerned with this brown brotha, so I thought. As I stand in a long line I start reflecting on all the lines I've stood in before like the chow hall in prison and the welfare line, but this one is different. I feel so empowered today. I put on my P.H.D. t-shirt I made with a message for America hoping a TV camera would get a glimpse of me. It says "Poor, Hungry and Determined."I was in line for two hours but it was worth it. I was doing this for all those in prison and those who died for the right we have to vote. I feel good today as I walk out of City Hall with my -I Voted- sticker, but most importantly, I'm proud of the change I'm apart of and the change I've made within. Don't be afraid of change when change is for the better. Power to our people. A warrior within... - Ray







Monday, November 3rd 2008
YOUNG FOLKS REPRESENT AT I.C.E PROTEST/RALLY

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
NEW GENERATION OF HOMEY

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Friday, October 3rd, 2008
GREEN MY RIDE

Click here for more information on HOMEY's new program; Green My Ride









Monday, September 15th, 2008
JUNE JORDAN WALK-OUT IN RESPONSE TO VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Click here for photos from the walk-out & rally at SF City Hall









Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
COMMUNITY MEETING, MISSION REC CENTER, SF

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Click here for more photos from the Mission Community Meeting











Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
HOMEY AT MINUTE MEN PROTEST - CITY HALL, SF

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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
NATIVE GRAPHIX INTERN DOCUMENTS HIS TIME WITH US

Special thanks to Jordan for all his hard work! If you are interested in purchasing one of his shirts or any Native Graphix apparel, please contact us at [email protected]

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Friday, May 9th, 2008
MAY 1ST IMMIGRANT RIGHTS MARCH A SUCCESS!

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008
NATIVE GRAPHIX CUSTOM SILK-SCREENING

Our social enterprise, Native Graphix (Custom Silk Screening) website is now up, please go to www.NativeGraphixSF.com for more info on custom silk-screening & custom graphic design. Help support your community!











Thursday, March 27th, 2008
HOMEY @ MARCH 26TH RALLY / CITY HALL

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Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
HOMEY GOES HOLLYWOOD!

H.O.M.E.Y has gotten the wonderful opportunity to participate in the film, Mission St. Rhapsody directed by Peter Bratt & starring Benjamin Bratt. Our own Director, Rene Quinonez got a role in the movie as well. Click here to see photos from behind the scenes at one of the locations filmed







Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
Gang Wars

Research Study proves "Gang injunctions don't work" - Right Click & Save to see full report

Click Here for BayView Newspaper article on HOMEYS & the December 10th gang injunction hearing.

Click Here for San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper article on HOMEYS.





Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
Gang Injunction Hearing a Success!



Audio: http://podcast.kcbs.com/kcbs/797719.mp3
Video: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local&id;=5826567



For more photos of the December 10th Gang Injunction Hearing click here




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 Francisco's Mission district, Rene Quinonez, 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 Quinonez walks them, he is running the risk of being questioned by law enforcement for no apparent reason.

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

...Click here for the rest of the article



Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
HOMEY PAINTS NEW MURAL ON 24th & Capp



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.

...Click here for the rest of the article