In San Francisco's Fillmore District, some high-density housing is going up. The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency is building 32 units of affordable townhomes and flats as part of the historic jazz district's revitalization. Lucky applicants will be selected on Oct. 19. But some of those applicants were displaced from this now trendy part of town when the district went through redevelopment back in the 60s. And they are supposed to have a head start.
Meet MC Nomi, aka Mario de Mira, 30, of Filipino rap group Power Struggle. The Nigeria-born, Minnesota-raised artist moved to the Bay Area in 2004. He performs around the Bay with his group and he works as an organizer at the Filipino Community Center (FCC) in San Francisco, specializing in employee rights and hip-hop workshops for youth. In this video, he discusses the cross between hip-hop and community organizing.
An internship at 94.1 FM KPFA Radio News in 2007 resulted in stories about The National Day of Action Against Big Box Chain Stores, The United Nations' UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Day, a nationwide rally against global warming and a San Francisco protest against U.S. government support for what some Pakistani Americans are calling a military dictatorship in the South Asia country.