925ve:“Falling [Fall All In]”

Here’s a little underground local hip hop to close out your week – 925ve are a Minneapolis crew consisting of emcees/beatmakers Prizm, Iggz, Tigre Cole, and Brando.  “Falling [Fall All In]” features the production of Katrah-Quey and will be featured on his forthcoming I Heart Esperanza EP. The tune itself is a mellow, piano-inflected joint that presents Tigre telling a story of falling in and out of love with a girl who ended up being younger than she let on (whoops).  It’s melancholy track that recalls a style that Mos Def perfected in the nineties – intimate, heartfelt rhymes over a slow jazzy score.  Tigre and the rest of the 925ve crew may very well be fresh faces to look out for on the TC hip hop scene.  You can download this track and a handful more over at the group’s bandcamp page.

— Jon Behm

Dream Act repeal effort under way

San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA) November 22, 2011 | Neil Nisperos Inland Empire opponents of the California Dream Act have taken charge of a grassroots effort to repeal the new law via the ballot.

Signature-collection events are scheduled up and down the state through January.

The new legislation, AB 131, gives undocumented students in California the opportunity to apply for financial aid.

It’s drawn strong opposition from anti-illegal immigration groups, like the Rancho Cucamonga-based We the People California’s Crusader organization, and Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia.

Opponents are seeking to gather a minimum of 505,000 signatures to file their petition in January. Donnelly said he expects opponents will get 800,000 signatures.

Signature-gathering events include a Black Friday “Park N Sign” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Upland Colonies Crossroads shopping center and a John and Ken Radio Show “Stop the Dream Act Petition Rally” from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Ayers Hotel and Convention Center, 1945 E. Holt Blvd., Ontario.

“We expect the John and Ken event to be a huge boost to this campaign,” Donnelly said. “That, combined with the hundreds and hundreds of groups and individuals who have taken up this cause.” Opponents of the law say the Dream Act disenfranchises legal resident students in a time of deep fiscal difficulty for the state. in our site california dream act

“Our state is very low on funds to the tune of being in debt billions of dollars and we feel, particularly at this time, to protect taxpayer-funded financial aid to students in our country unlawfully is an incredible waste of tax dollars,” said Robin Hvidston, executive director of We the People and an Inland Empire representative for Stop AB 131. “We believe every tax dollar should be going to American college students that are struggling.” The bill’s author, like Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, says repealing the Dream Act would hurt California in the long run.

“Our economy is in need of an education work force and the bill will help us achieve that,” Cedillo said. “Assembly member Donnelly’s proposal takes us in the opposite direction.

“In a time when our state and country are facing an economic crisis, we need legislation such as the California Dream Act to put us on a path toward economic stability by investing in our youth.” Martha Hernandez, an undocumented student from San Bernardino, recently began attending UC Berkeley. Hernandez expressed relief over Brown’s approval of the state Dream Act because it helps pay for her college education.

“This allows individuals to pursue higher education and repealing it will limit those who can obtain it,” Hernandez said. website california dream act

Donnelly began the Stop AB 131 campaign soon after the legislation was approved by Gov. Jerry Brown in October. The campaign recently kicked off a statewide tour, with rallies in Fresno and Bakersfield, said Jennifer Kerns, campaign spokeswoman.

Redlands resident John Berry said he and fellow Redlands Tea Party Patriots recently went door to door to collect signatures, which he will submit for the cause at the John and Ken Ontario rally.

“I think it’s immoral to reward illegal behavior,” said Berry, whose canvassing group collected 75 signatures. “I can’t fathom why a state would reward people who are breaking the law.” neil.nisperos@inlandnewspapers.com, 909-483-9356 Neil Nisperos

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  1. Tigre Cole says:

    Thank you for the review, but that is not the premise of the song. Prizm & I both have 2 verses each. His verses detail love and meeting a young lady who had lived a wild life though she was 18. My verses both deal with a love that never was, but could’ve been. Again, thank you for the review and much respect. Just wanted to clarify. Peace . . .

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