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Powerful Immigration Documentary #WeLaGente To Screen at the 2019 HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood
The award-winning documentary #WeLaGente has been officially selected to screen at the 15th annual HollyShorts Film Festival. #WeLaGente will screen on Tue, Aug 13th, 2:30 PM @ TCL CHINESE THEATRE || #6, followed by a Q&A with the film’s producers, NiteLite Pictures’ Harry Lowell and Ari Wilhelm.Details
HOLLYWOOD – Son of Oakland Productions, 68th & Star Productions, and Luna Ray Films are set to world premiere a new short film, My Father Belize, at the HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood California. Leon Lozano (Something Is Killing Tate) directed the film, which shot on location in Belize Central America, featuring a majority Belizean cast and crew.Details
Co-produced by Afanasieff, “Destiny” features an eighty-piece symphony orchestra conducted by Shardad Rohani (Yanni: Live at the Acropolis). Akram has assembled some of the industry’s best musicians and arrangers, including Steve Olive, ( guitar, bass and arrangement), Ramon Stagnaro (guitar), Joel Taylor, (drums), Navid Kandelousi (violin) and Ramon Yslas (percussion). The album was mixed by four-time Grammy winner Dave Reitzas at the iconic Westlake Studios in Hollywood. The album cover was designed by award-winning photographic artist Glen Wexler.Details
We were given a peek at the value of foreign-born workers to our local economy last year when the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) arrested dozens of undocumented immigrants in Glynn County, causing a chain reaction of labor shortages throughout the area as other immigrants, documented or not, failed to report to work for fear of arrest.Details
Thousands of jazz aficionados, foodies and history buffs gathered on Central Avenue, between Vernon Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard for the 24th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival. The festival was started in 1996 to celebrate the legacy of Central Avenue and has regularly featured several prominent jazz, blues and Latin Jazz musicians.Details
I write about leadership, business, and meditation.
“I believe so much in immigrant entrepreneurship,” says Millie Chu.
These words not only ring true for those she’s helped during her career as a guide and mentor for aspiring immigrant business owners—but also for herself and her family.Details
Writer-performer Sybil D. Jatta brings Holiday’s story to vibrant life in the new show Billie Holiday: Front and Center. Ms. Jatta portrays multiple characters and sings a selection of songs that comprise an array of Holiday’s greatest hits, among them God Bless the Child, Strange Fruit, What a Little Moonlight Can Do, All of Me, Don’t Explain, My Man, Good Morning Heartache, many more.Details
Eighty years ago last month, the S.S. St. Louis entered American waters.
The liner carried more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution, hoping to find a haven across the Atlantic.
Passengers had purchased landing certificates and transit visas issued by the Cuban government, and most planned to wait in Cuba while their U.S. visa applications were processed.Details
3 things powerful immigrant professionals have in common that can propel any aspiring workplace ‘outsider’ Magazine,Immigration, By Merilee Kern, MBA Being an outsider in the workplace is tough. Doubly so if you’re both a woman and an immigrant, two characteristics that can make your professional life a great deal more difficult. And when you’re trying to…Details
The initial agricultural economy of the Americas was very much dependent on cheap labor. This was initially achieved with black African and white mostly Irish indentured servants. While white indentured servants eventually regained their freedom; over time captured African Slaves would provide a continuous supply of cheap labor for the development of the young nation.Details
SALT LAKE CITY — Marie Francois grew up in Haiti reading books her mother picked up from a local thrift shop, often times that had smart-looking people on the cover. She read mostly during the day when it didn’t matter that their small home didn’t have electricity. At night, she read by candlelight.Details