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homeboy

and homegirl
n. a buddy; a pal. (Originally between blacks. Also a term of address. Homeboy is for males and homegirl is for females.) Come on, homeboy. Help out a friend. Tsup, homegirl?
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The face of the now multimillion dollar operation--which today includes several other food-related social enterprises--is Homeboy Industries founder and executive director, Jesuit Father Greg Boyle.
Up and running: Hayley Turner strikes on Homeboy before completing a double aboard Wom
Boyle is executive director and founder of Homeboy Industries.
With funding from a wealthy movie producer, Homeboy Bakeries was founded in 1992, and Rev.
By offering gang-related youth and other outcasts an opportunity for new life, regardless of where they've come from or what they've done, Boyle and the mothers of the barrio (the fathers are nearly all absent) seek to make their church and Homeboy Industries a community of unconditional love.
Phat Energy, a Los Angeles solar company, has hired Homeboy graduates, and The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to start hiring graduates of the program to install 50 megawatts of solar power on its campuses.
The new building will allow for expanded counseling and tattoo removal services, as well as a storefront to sell Homeboy Industries merchandise.
Michael Baca, a retired firefighter and since 2003 the operations director for Homeboy Industries, drove along First Street toward the organization's headquarters, where a staff meeting would soon begin.
Last year, Homeboy made a loss and Cath and Jock had to re-mortgage their home for pounds 50,000.
Freelance journalist Fremon profiles the work of Los Angeles Catholic priest Father Greg Boyle (or "G-dog" to the gang members with whom he works), founder of Jobs for a Future and Homeboy Industries, during the early 1990s.
The desperate homeboy is realizing that there is more to life than who's got the biggest toys.
Regarded by Paquito D'Rivera as "ah extraordinarily solid and competent bassist," Oscar Stagnaro presents his impeccable musical credentials in his first solo outing, coproduced about three years ago by the aforesaid Berklee professor and his guitar-playing homeboy from Lima--the one and only Richie Zellon.
Aside from the grotesque provincialism of this logic (I'm sure American filmmakers would be thrilled to hear that they get the unthinking support of their "local" critics because they're "homeboys"), one doesn't see much of the homeboy effect on the films of the dozens of other local filmmakers who have had far less success at home than Ang.
Because the girls were connected with male gangs, potential gang members might be required to fight a homeboy.
Like my homeboy Frank, I've "got to be me," whether I was interpolated or interpreted, exploited or anointed, gendered or surrendered.