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My East L.A. Upbringing Taught Me How To Grieve, Dia De Muertos Taught Me How To Live

The older women in my East L.A. neighborhood would invite me to see their altars with the familiar faces of kids who died due to gang violence. The entire block had paths of marigolds leading into their homes.

November 2, 2023

A Guide to Using Cannabis to Celebrate Juneteenth: ‘It’s How You Free Yourself’ 

When it comes to hosting a full spectrum Juneteenth celebration, here's how to lessen tensions over “contact highs” at a gathering filled with older generations' who lived through the anti-pot D.A.R.E. propaganda Reagan Era.

June 16, 2023