This year’s Festival will focus on and celebrate music from Senegal, West Africa and the Democratic Republic Of The Congo. The Festival will also take a caesural moment to honor the vibrant music and life of African Music legend “Papa Wemba” one the world’s most influential creators of music.Details
On November 10th 2018 on a chilly North Hollywood night, I stood in front of a panel of beauty pageant judges, a moment later found myself almost choking on my tears and partially blinded by stage lights, I was in the top three! My heart pounded heavily in my plus size frame. I took a quick shallow breath and sucked in my stomach and stood up a little taller, the mic was passed to me like a baton in a marathon, or at least that is what it felt like as I raced to compose thoughts quickly enough in my head to answer the judges questions, my lips parted and I exhaled- today I reign as MISS AFRICA AMERICA 2018 for the Miss Africa America Pageant.Details
Los Angeles –The Non-profit Organization United for the Future (www.u4f.com) in association with Karibu to Congo (www.Karibu2ck.com) Kinshasa will present an exciting cultural event to raise awareness in regards to the philanthropic work that is being done both in the United States and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Details
THE GARIFUNA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS A PLATFORM FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE TO SHINE
The Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival (GIIFF) will celebrate its 8th anniversary with a four-day festival, kicking off from May 23-26, 2019 in Los Angeles. GIIFF was founded in 2012 with the mission of providing a platform to preserve the culture of Garifuna as well as Caribbean and other indigenous cultures, by showcasing the cuisine, music and art of indigenous people and their communities from around the world.Details
Louisiana’s spring festival season stepped off Thursday, April 11th, with what has been called the largest free showcase of all things the state is known for, music, food and culture. The French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, is the largest of its kind in the world.Details
Magazine, The Immigrant Experience, Culled From Wisconsin Rapids Tribune WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Since her husband’s deportation to West Africa, Katrina Jabbi feels as if she’s been grieving the death of a loved one. She was pregnant with the couple’s third child when her husband, Buba, was deported to The Gambia in March 2018, swept up in the Trump…Details
Rocky Dawuni, the international music star/global ambassador and humanitarian activist, releases his highly anticipated 7th studio album Beats of Zion today with Six Degrees Distribution.Details
Kenyan Born Actor Raymond Karago Shares His Story of Hollywood Success & How Mental Illness Almost Robbed Him Of That Joy
Mental illness is one of the leading causes of suicide in our immigrant communities in the USA and yet we fail to recognize the symptoms and to seek help for those who suffer. At the time of this interview I know of at least one African immigrant who has taken his life and many others in other immigrant communities who suffer as well.Details
Los Angeles-Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. It’s that time of year again. It’s time for the most highly anticipated and largest Black History Month celebration in Los Angeles, if not, the largest in California.
Please pull up a seat and get ready for the 27th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival, scheduled from February 7-18, 2019. The festival will be at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and the adjacent Cinemark RAVE Theatres.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Somalia’s designation who want to maintain their status through the 18-month extension period ending on March 17, 2020, must re-register between Aug. 27, 2018, and Oct. 26, 2018.Details