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I Am Indigenous(Whitman-style free verse poem) BY RICHARD DANIEL IYALL I am indigenous to this land. Yes, I am. Indigenous I am. I am a member of the Cowlitz Tribe, whose sacred land is [...] Continue Reading

The War on Culture, the War on Cuba

As almost everyone knows, for more than 60 years the United States has maintained a blockade of Cuba that encompasses financial, economic and trade transactions. It’s not simply an “embargo” because [...] Continue Reading

Celebrating Juneteenth in Madera

BY JOHN TIPTON About 100 people, including many local officials, turned out on June 19 for the third annual Juneteenth celebration at Courthouse Park in Madera. Black Saints United and the City of [...] Continue Reading

Progressive, Local/Independent News

The May 2023 Issue of the Community Alliance is now online You can read the print version of the paper at the link below. This is a .pdf of the May 2023 Community Alliance newspaper. There are [...] Continue Reading

Winter Bonsai Silhouette Exhibition

By Homer Gee Greene Jr. The Golden State Bonsai Federation’s Clark Bonsai Collection in the Shinzen Japanese Garden has rotated to its Winter Bonsai Exhibition. The collection is rotated quarterly [...] Continue Reading

For the Love of Books

(Editor’s note: March 3 is World Book Day, an annual event organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing and copyrights. This date is [...] Continue Reading

Importance of Public Art in Small Towns

If you go to the corner of Sheridan and Valley View streets in Selma, right off Highway 99, you’ll find the local Boys and Girls Club decorated by a large orange butterfly and a pair of hands holding [...] Continue Reading

Rogue Festival Returns March 3–11

The Rogue Festival, Fresno’s most uncontrolled performing arts event, returns to the Tower District March 3–11 with more than 170 separate performances from 40 performing groups in eight venues, [...] Continue Reading

Por Amor a Los Libros

(Nota del editor: el 3 de marzo es el Día Mundial del Libro, un evento anual organizado por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO) para promover la [...] Continue Reading