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Here’s the “SpaceShip” music video.

I wrote this song just frustrated with seeing the lack of commitment to excellence really.  The video was meant to be a mockery of reality shows and having fun. The ‘concept’ I had together for my storyline was dope but the editor/director ( Shaun Mecca ) dropped the ball on this.

The audio’s not synced properly and just poor edit work done.  I know he could have put in more time and made this better, but I guess he’s not as particular with his reputation and art as I might be.  

At the same time, he’s a rapper, so I know his love is the music before htis probably. Not tripping too heavy . I love the energy the girls int he video put into this with me. We had a heavily fun time getting loose to this. 

Police were even called in the process of us fiming the two videos I did this day.  The other video was ‘Paradise,’ and it went super viral on FB. Over 230k views, lacking heavy promotion.

The house we were in is credits to my guy Izzy. His pops made a FLYYYYY house. Movie theatre and lifesize basketball players on the wall of a hooper.  Thanks to Izz for the support.

Also notice the cameo of eli4music . He introduced me to that south Texas, border cities life.  I had some fun out there for real.  Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, South Padre, and Weslaco. 

If you want Behind the scenes, watch these:

episode #20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqyUniaMC0s

episode #21: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNozC-f2Cpk

#RGV4Choice: 42 Years of Roe V. Wade Rally

Sat. Jan 24th at 8:30 AM - Whole Women’s Health Clinic (802 South Main Street, McAllen, TX 78501) 

Jan 22nd will be the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision and local Catholic parishes plan to hold an antichoice march on the 24th which will go by Whole Women’s Health on its route. We are calling on all pro-choice RGV'ers to stand in solidarity with the clinic on this day, to ensure it operates smoothly, and the participants of the antichoice parade witness the support for choice in the Valley. 

Please wear pink or orange, please no blue shirts. We will have free pins for the first 100 attendees, there will be a ride for choice, and many roles need to be filled! We will need a full staff of volunteer escorts to ensure patients enter and leave the clinic undisturbed, folks willing to document through film/photos both our rally and the antichoice march, and then general participants who can surround the front of the clinic so when the march comes by they get a big eyeful/earful. 

We will be using a local hashtag #rgv4choice and the national hashtag #roevwade. 

There will also be a donation drive. For every antichoice participant we count, we will ask for a certain amount from donors, to be put into a fund which will help pay for procedures for patients who are able to pay entirely for their abortion. 

Remember RGV, our clinic’s future is currently uncertain. If Whole Women’s Health is shut down, RGV folks will be forced to go to San An, which automatically means undocumented people in the RGV will not have access to safe abortion. For those who are documented, this means paying for gas, at least one overnight stay due to the Texas law requiring a waiting period of 24 hrs between consultation and procedure, and medical costs. This will force many people to turn to unsafe means for abortion. It’s up to us to stand for choice and make our voices heard right here in the RGV!

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VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVICED 

GRAPHIC

Please read and share!  This is NOT SYRIA, NOT IRAQ, NOT THE ISLAMIC STATE NOT EVEN A GORE MOVIE OR GAME. this is Mexico, MEXICO! just across the border. RIGHT NOW. These are images of the terrorific inhuman assesinations ocurring in Mexico right now. 

Yesterday a mas was killed two block from where i lived, he was shoot more than 20 times, they say he was extorted by the organized crime and because he didn’t pay the fee (he had a grocery store) he was shot just like that.

Yesterday the border town of Reynosa Tamaulipas (McAllen, TX.) was in chaos because of this war, they closed the international bridges. 

There is a new type of nightmare warfare going on in Mexico right as you read this. A war that involves injustice, corruption and terror, and the bad thing is that the bad guys are winning. Drug cartels aka organized crime are the real governors of Mexico, Our top politics like President Peña Nieto or the State Secretary Osorio Chong are well known for their participation in some masacres like in Atenco and working with the organized crime. That is why the people is called to arms in some regions, making the community defence forces. 

Let me put this straight. The organized Crime are responsible for financing the political parties, (as well as some companies like televisa or grupo higa) This has caused that the act of govern the country is based on the best interests of this groups. 

There is no law aplication in Mexico, Only one in ten murders is solved. there is no crime prosecution unless you bribe the cops and the fiscals and judges. We mexicans know that the cops are the same people who work as sicarios in the organized  crime, we know that politics are sponsored by certain organized crime leaders, If we speak, we get jailed or killed.

This situation is foul and beyond all bearing, a lot of good people are being killed as we speak, just to rise their voices, we live in fear, terror, we live in injustice, we live in poverty, imagine this: we mexicans pay up to 40% of taxes from our utilities, and a big share of this taxes are misused by the corrupt politics who loot the public treasury in their own beneffit. 

There is major media black out. And the thing is that this “cancer” is spreading.  Please Help, reblog, awareness, dont ignore.  

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/mexico/articles/20150418.aspx

http://www.ibtimes.com/mexico-tlatlaya-massacre-mass-executions-were-illegal-excessive-rules-report-mexican-1886071

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/11/mexico-fearless-journalist-lydia-cacho

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-r-k-adler/six-months-after-student-_b_6958402.html

http://www.vanguardia.com.mx/video-recordandolamasacredeatenco-2194934.html

http://www.adnpolitico.com/2012/2012/11/29/osorio-chong-el-operador-que-supo-ganarse-a-los-priistas

http://www.proceso.com.mx/?p=107215

http://www.proceso.com.mx/?p=401646

Please Read Y'all...

My name is Rosa Escobedo. You may be familiar with the sudden flow of immigrants coming to the US including the Valley from places like Honduras and El Salvador. These people are coming with permission from the US due to their lives being in danger in their country. The border patrol is buying them a ticket to go and meet their family relatives in different parts of the US. These families including babies have been detained in border patrol rooms for days and finally get to travel. They arrive at McAllen bus station and from there volunteers invite them to hydrate, eat and for first time after days to bathe and change clothes before they continue on their trips. Sister Norma from Sacred Heart Church opened the church which is near the bus station and started offering these people something to drink and eat. It is amazing what is happening in this place. Through word of mouth, face book and other media people from all over the valley from different denominations have come together to make donations: food, clothes, hygiene products, diapers, baby products. There have been different reporters covering the story from New York Times to our local valley.

At this time our biggest need is volunteers to serve these families. They are very humble people who are intimidated to ask for anything even if they are starving. Families can come in every hour from 9:00 am to 11:30 pm. We never know when they will arrive but when they do they come in large numbers. The city of McAllen is helping out by directing traffic of people who come to drop off donations. They provided portable showers for people to bathe in and currently a Dr. will be on site in a portable. Some of these babies are coming in dehydrated and the gift to see the before and after is PRICELESS. This is a great opportunity to serve others and to learn about their experiences.

I’m asking if you are willing to help these are some of the duties you will helping out with:
- serving plates of food
- organizing items that come in to be donated: categorize shoes, pants, shirts, baby food and would be in charge of a family as they come in.
- making sure that the families have something to eat, were able to bathe and change clothes, they have extra food to take on their trip.

As I mentioned before if we don’t offer these things to them, they will not ask. There have been situations when people leave without eating because they don’t ask and we are so short in volunteers that it is hard to keep track of everybody.

If you are interested in volunteering all you have to do is show up and ask for Sister Norma who will direct you to where the help is needed.

The address is 306 S. 15th St McAllen. This hall is open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. all week long including weekends Saturdays and Sundays.

Thank you very much for your attention to this invitation. We look forward to hearing from you all.


If you need further information or clarification please feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone to 956-533-1672 or Sister Norma, 956-455-1484.

Thank you and GOD Bless you,

Rosa Escobedo J

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The hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas, is normally the setting for weddings and group dinners. But since June, the hall has been transformed into a makeshift crisis centre to meet the needs of some of the thousands of Central American immigrants pouring across the US border.

After processing by Border Patrol, immigrants from places other than Mexico are released into the US and given a notice to appear in an immigration court.

They are usually transported on federal government buses to the McAllen Central Bus Station just a few blocks up the road – the first stop on their journey into the rest of America.

With the influx of people into the relatively small bus station, the city and have worked together to set up this shelter as a temporary stop-over for new immigrants before they begin their bus journeys.  For many immigrants, this is the first warm shower and hot meal they have had in days.

Volunteers have organised the stacks of clothing into chest high piles with signs poking out of the top designating whether the clothing is for niñas or niños – girls or boys.  

In the rear of the room, other volunteers are stirring soup and preparing simple sandwiches.

 “It’s become one those issues where there’s a crisis in the community and the church is responding,” said Pastor Mark Gonzales of Dallas, Texas, who has partnered with the conservative radio host Glenn Beck to provide aid to churches in this region.

“We’ve just got word that there’s a few families that we’re expecting,” an announcement declares over the intercom.

A few minutes later a small group of immigrants walks through the double doors in the front corner of the room, and appear to be taken aback by the army of volunteers welcoming them to the church.

In the opposite corner, my colleague Thomas Sparrow, of BBC Mundo, is talking to 18-year-old Aidé. She made the journey from El-Salvador while pregnant, and went into labour while being held at a US detention centre.  

Later that morning, the young mother and four-day-old child began a more than 50-hour bus journey to New York.

We spent hours at this shelter during our trip, and spoke to many people. While there are many ideas about how to address the humanitarian crisis, there is little consensus. 

It’s at places like this that people are casting aside their political differences and rallying around a shared sympathy for the perilous journey that these immigrants are making to get here.

- Paul Blake in McAllen, Texas in July

“Wow, I’ve never been to a place that’s sooo dirty and with soo many mexicans. what’s sad is they think its nice. #ghetto #mcallen”

This is a blurry picture of a tweet that has been deleted from Justin Bieber’s account.

So, I just got that tweet of Justin Bieber in McAllen, Texas.

I live nearby (as in the border, in the side of Mexico), and he said stupid things about immigrants,and Mexicans.

EXCUSE ME, YOU JERK. I’M A MEXICAN, AND PROUD.

AT LEAST, I’M NOT A JUDGING ASSHOLE LIKE YOU.

I hope you realize that Selena IS PART MEXICAN, YOU IDIOT.

LIKE 50%. 

SO, GUESS WHO’S LAUGHING NOW. 

ME, HAHA.

people like him make me sick.

I had to rant this, sorry, because it gets me on my nerves that someone can be that racist. UGH.

It is with great pleasure to announce that English legends of 1960s psychedelia and pop, the Zombies, have confirmed to perform in McAllen on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. This is an impossibly meaningful show for us, and we couldn’t be more excited to have this booked at the Historic Cine El Rey for a very special, intimate performance.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 31st at Melhart’s Music Center in McAllen and online at ticketfly.com. For those who may not be familiar with the sounds of these legends, please sample their amazing catalogue here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc7b62El_fk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezSMbQKQEJI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5IRI4oHKNU

The legendary psychedelic pop group are often seen as being the widely overlooked, and definitely the darkest, of the British Invasion acts of the 1960s that included the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Kinks, amongst others. Led by pianist Rod Argent and vocalist Colin Blunstone, the Zombies have maintained a massive cultural presence, not only amongst a generation of ecstatic fans in the 1960s with their Billboard topping hits, “Time of the Season” and “Tell Her No”, but also with  a generation of younger audiences and musicians. Younger fans may even remember having first heard their re-birthed  music in Wes Anderson’s cult masterpiece, the Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. But regardless of how fans may have discovered the Zombies, one thing is certain: their influence has been deep and strong on an international, generation spanning realm.

Please stay tuned for more updates such as supporting groups. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 31st via ticketfly.com and at Melhart’s Music in McAllen.

!!! McAllen/Edinburg/Weslaco Warning !!!

If a guy named Greg from McAllen comes up to you at a library or you find an ad of his on craigslist for babysitting his young daughter, watch out! He has history of harassing girls and not paying them, along with a lot of other not cool behavior. He targets young women who may be strapped for cash so be on the look out folks! 

Caravana 43: Panel with Family of the Disappeared 43 Ayotzinapa Students

Monday, the 16th at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Rainbow Room in STC Pecan Campus Library

A few of the family members are making the journey to the United States as the Caravana 43. Their first stop in the Atlantic Tour in the U.S. will be in the Rio Grande Valley with the last stop in Boston.

Join the international movement for justice in Ayotzinapa, for justice in Mexico.

Who: The Family of the Missing 43
What: Panel to discuss this situation in Mexico.
Where: The Rainbow Room at the STC, Pecan Campus Library.
When: 3/16/15

Ayotzinapa somos todos! ( We are all Ayotzinapa)

Caravana 43 RGV Note: Special thanks to the Women’s Studies Committee at STC for their support.

Other events you can join during the Caravana’s stay:

3/16 at 6:00 PM at the LUPE in San Juan: Caravana 43: Encuentro Popular at Farm Worker Hall, LUPE-San Juan

3/16 at 7:30 PM at the Basilica in San Juan: Caravana 43 Vigil

3/17 at 12:00 PM at Downtown McAllen: March for Justice with Family of Mexico’s Disappeared 43