Wiretap magazine in SF,Ca is looking for stories


An independent news and culture web magazine that generates and amplifies daily content by young people from diverse backgrounds -- has paid story and blog openings in September and October, if interested, send your resume and two writing samples or links to: tomas@wiretapmag.org..."

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Black Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books: A Biographical Dictionary. - book reviews

I (Robert Trujillo) creator of Come Bien, have decided after being super inspired by Samax's Ghetto Manga Blog( go check him out-dude puts me up on countless amounts of info and hip hop crispyness) to try and provide mor articles or bits of info for you.

One of the things I had in mind when I started Come Bien along with the help of all the contributors was to make a positive impact on the life of children of color and my child through art and reading, but also to connect with other writers(poet, mc, or novelists) and illustrators (artist, painter) who felt the need for more books about people of color. There's something about seeing strong, confident, diverse, colorful, non stereotypical images and words about you that is inspiring... This lady took the time to catalogue hellla (a lot) of books, publishers, stores, and distributors who focus on African American writers and illustrators. To Peep the article click here This isnt to say I'm not in spired by Anglo artists or writers, it's just to take the responsibility with as so many others already have for centuries to tell our story. I we dont tell it, its bound to be ingnored, mis-told, or just plain old, jacked up! Come bien is meant to be an effort to stop talking and start self publishing!

"We are not responsible for our oppression, but we are responsible for our liberation"
-Audre Lorde

-Robert "Tres" Trujillo
TYS Collective, Come Bien Books


Garbonzo Bean Salad + Sweet Potato "Fries" by Brian Augsburger-Mighty Healthy!

This collab is brought to you by Brian and Rob of Come Bien Books for the Mighty Healthy section of CBB. This section is meant to highlight healthy, natural, or just good ways of living for our readers. The focus is on POC (people of color) but every one is welcome and anyone can benefit from conversation on how to eat or live healthier in this toxic system we live in. Come Bien!And please hit up Brian Augsburger and let him know how the recipe comes out after you make it, not only is Brian a self proclaimed Food Geek, but he is also a very good cook who has a knack for Pie makin'. Next month perhaps Bee?