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Joe Loya Jr. is an American writer and former convicted bank robber. He grew up in Los Angeles, and from 1985 was robbing banks in Southern California until he began a seven-year prison sentence in Lompoc Federal Penitentiary. While in prison he was placed in solitary confinement for violent behavior. During this time he developed a friendship with the author Richard Rodriguez. After his release in 1996 he wrote about prison life for the... Read More →
Roger Porter is an East Oakland writer and educator whose first book, The Souls of Hood Folk, is available at lulu.com. He has an MFA in creative writing from Mills College, and blogs at ghettosun.com.
Jeremy Adam Smith edits Greater Good Magazine and is the author or co-editor of four books, including The Daddy Shift, Rad Dad, and Are We Born Racist? His coverage of racial and economic segregation in San Francisco schools has won numerous honors, most recently the Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative reporting, the National Award for Education Reporting, and the John Swett Award from the California Teachers Association.
Shawn Taylor is the author of "People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm." He is a spoken-word performer and writer who focuses on gender, cultural identity, folklore, ancestry, and ritual