Thursday, February 19, 2009

Playin' Ta Win

This month in Wiretap Magazine, I wrote a lengthy profile of local San Francisco violence prevention organization United Playaz.

They do a lot of work in local schools, streets, prisons and anywhere else youth are liable to encounter violence. It's an extremely successful program whose motto "It Takes The Hood To Save The Hood" is taken literally -- many of the counselors and mentors are former felons.

Click over here to read the whole article.

I also recently interviewed reggae artist Anthony B, focusing on his new album Rise Up, out in March 3 on Greensleeves.

Listen to a streaming preview here, and I'll post a link to the Bay Guardian article when it's out next month.