On the closing night of this year’s Kashish, Mumbai’s beautiful Art Deco Liberty Theater, run by the Hoosein family since 1947, was buzzing. India’s only transgender/hijra dance troupe brought the house down with their sequin-spangled Helen numbers. Former Mr Gay India, Sushant Divgikar was strutting the stage basking in the spotlight. And the entire theatre was on its feet as Rainbow Voices, an LGBT choir from Mumbai, all sleek in black and silver, some of the boys with heavy eyeliner and a flower tucked behind the ear Salma Sultan style, belted out Hum Honge Kaamyaab. It was a bona fide goosebump moment.Details
Paul Mooney could have easily been talking about Natives.
Ok, so, this white woman named Rachel Dolezal did a reverse Michael Jackson and became a black woman named Rachel Dolezal.
Thing was, she wasn’t cool with just being some newly black woman named Rachel Dolezal. She wanted to be the blackest of the black women—became president of the NAACP, told folks that she had black children, became an activist for black folks, wore her “natural” in kinky curls, and made many, many allegations that she was the victim of hate crimes because she was black. She was consistent at least—when she said that she was Native American, she said that she was also the Nativest of the Natives.Details
THE 4TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES CULTURE FESTIVAL ™ EXPRESSING THE COLORS OF CULTURE & FREEDOM OF THE WORLD AS ONE PEOPLE! JUNE 25-28, 2015 4 DAYS AND 6 EVENTS OF CELEBRATION
HOLLYWOOD, CA – The Fourth Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival™ is on! Come join us “Back on the Hollywood Boulevard” as we celebrate the incredible diversity of this city in stunning colorful costumes, tempting foods, and enchanting music from the corners of the globe. A series of events that will bring us all together as One World One People. Immerse yourself in the West Coast’s Largest Multi-Cultural Festival, and feel the pulsating rhythms of the culture during the Hollywood Carnival© Parade.Details
South East European Film Festival held in Los Angeles 2015.Details
EXIM Chairman Hochberg Addresses International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Industrial Conference
TIM, Making Money, Exim Update Washington, D.C. – Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM), addressed the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Industrial Conference in Chicago today. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Good morning. Thank you for inviting me to join you today. …Details
We want you to know that Green Cards (also known as Permanent Resident Cards) do not always include the holder’s signature. In limited cases, we may waive the signature requirement for certain people, such as children under the age of consent or individuals who are physically unable to provide a signature.Details
Washington, D.C. – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Chairman and President Fred Hochberg announced today in New Castle, Delaware that the Bank will finance the sale of Acrow Corporation of America’s modular steel bridge components to the Road Development Agency in the Republic of Zambia (ROZ). EXIM will guarantee a $73 million commercial loan to facilitate the export of 144 steel bridges. This action is expected to support approximately 200 jobs at Acrow’s manufacturing facility in Milton, Pennsylvania along with thousands more in Delaware, New Jersey and several other states.Details
Bappi Lahiri at Garifuna International Film Festival 2015 held in Los Angeles.Details
In elementary school I bought cafeteria school lunches, where the food was partially frozen and the pizza had the buoyancy of a rubber ball. When I got into junior high, I still bought cafeteria school lunches, but it was an upgrade. It was trading in a flip phone for an iPhone. They sold better snacks, decent pizza, and warm delicious chocolate chip cookies that I grew to love and spent my money on every single week until I thought those cookies were disgusting. Overall, junior high just had better food than elementary school. As soon as I went into high school I did a complete three- sixty and decided to bring food from home.Details
4th Annual Garifuna Film Festival Welcomes a Century of Change for Indigenous Cultures.Details