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Caffeinated Culture: Ethiopian Tradition in a Cup of Coffee

Belen G.yesus pours a latte at Zo11 Coffee roasters in San Francisco's Fillmore District on March 23, 2016

Arash Malekzadeh

May 29, 2016

By: Arash Malekzadeh It was in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, where five-year-old Alex Assefa had his first sip. His house was packed with relatives and his great grandmother was hosting a traditional roasting ceremony. She spent hours roasting and brewing fresh indigenous beans from h...

Needles in a Haystack : San Francisco and the Path to Safer Drug Use

Safe needle supplies San Francisco Drug User Union provides to the community. Photo taken on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Perng-chih Huang/Xpress)

Arash Malekzadeh

April 13, 2016

By: Arash Malekzadeh Michael Siever sat comfortably on his purple couch, sunlight pouring into his Victorian apartment and highlighting his grey mustache and silver hooped earrings. His bracelets jingled as he reached for a safe-injection kit amongst the clutter of his bohemian-style living room. “...

A Change Is Gonna Come

A community member by the name of Kilo G holds up a fist in front of a panel of SFPD members including Police Chief Greg Suhr during a community forum regarding the death of Mario Woods.

Arash Malekzadeh

April 11, 2016

By: Arash Malekzadeh Riot gear hung from the tense hands of three rows of San Francisco Police Department officers, positioned austerely on the steps of San Francisco City Hall to fortify the entrance against the crowd assembling out front. The protesters facing them raised their hands high in the air –...

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