SAN FRANCISCO – South Korea is notorious for having one of the world’s highest suicide rates. For years now, it has ranked consistently near the bottom in global happiness indices. Yet despite these glaring statistics, few if any South Koreans talk openly about mental health.Details
Interview with Virgelia Villegas, President of Virgelia Productions, Inc., (producer of Miss Asia USA, Mrs. Asia USA and Miss Teen Asia USA, Miss Latina Global and Miss Teen Latina Global Cultural Pageants).
A high school graduate,she survives arranged marriage at age of 15, beats billionaire Donald Trump in a lawsuit and today heads five successful cultural beauty pageants in the USA.Details
Do you know, by the time you’re reading this, that Sandra Oh’s run on the hit ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy has come to an end? That with the season 10 finale, which aired on May 15, you will no longer be able to watch fresh episodes that feature an ambitious, hard-driving surgeon named Cristina Yang glowing from the small screen? That there will be one less stereotype-defying character that a magazine like this one can cite as the type of representation we wish American television presented on a more regular basis?Details
FANDRY & SIDDHARTH Take Home Top Awards TIM,Entertainment, Staff After a hectic 12th season of great entertainment from the one of the most respected movie industries in the world next to Hollywood, The IFFLA 2014 on Sunday announced the winners of its most prestigious awards. Winners were recognized to a packed house at the…Details
Comic companies are trying to diversify their superhero ranks. There have been non-white characters, and even a few Muslim heros.
Marvel Comics announced a new superhero comic book series featuring Kamala Khan: a Muslim, Pakistani 16-year-old who lives in New Jersey. She’ll be taking on the name of Ms. Marvel, after the former Ms. Marvel, who is now going by Captain Marvel.Details
It was Christmas Day, 2011, and Jeremy Lin was alone on a plane flying back home to Palo Alto, Calif. The second-year NBA player had just been placed on waivers again, this time by the Houston Rockets. Two days later, Lin learned that he had been picked up by the New York Knicks. But this was not necessarily cause for celebration. After being tossed around by teams and sent to the D-League numerous times, Lin, at this point, was frustrated, burnt out and unsure of his future in the NBA.Details
Los Angeles based pop-up retail House of Chic, presented a fashion extravaganza showcasing their latest designs. Event highlighted designs by Indian-born Jinali Surani and Heena Surani who in an interview with The Immigrant Magazine defined their style as contemporary and not limited to any one specific culture or ethnicity.Details
The Sri Lanka Foundation is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization formed in April 2003 by Walter Jayasinghe, M.D., a well-known Sri Lankan-American physician in Los Angeles. Dr., Jayasinghe emigrated to the United States of America in 1972 and continues to maintain his ties with the country of his origin, its culture and its religion.Details
Corrinne May is a global troubadour. Born in Singapore and based in Los Angeles, she brings to her performances a unique East meets West perspective. Music critics who have raved about her music & voice include Performing Songwriter Magazine (“May’s voice is instantly intoxicating – beautiful and adept”), Nashville City Paper (“One part Sarah McLaughlin, one part Carole King..”) & Indie-music.com (“May’s work make the soul tremble”).Details
Ahmad Razvi has been described as the Pakistani American Johnny Depp. Arriving in the states from Lahore, Pakistan as a young child Razvi is a very rare breed of actor that will never work on any project unless he is passionate about it heart and soul. After 911, Razvi co-founded the Council of Pakistan Organization COPO, the first ever NGO in the United States with the help of his father.Details