Every year PAFF-LA showcases hundreds of quality new and old films and hundreds of fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada. For the past 16 years PAFF-ATL has put on a summer festival formerly presented by the National Black Arts Festival, exhibiting the best films from PAFF-LA supplemented by Atlanta submissions catering to the Atlanta audience.Details
You know the beginning of a great story, novel and or movie. “It was a cold and starry night,” or “It was a cold, wintry night” in the City of Angels on Friday, December 22, 2017.
Orquesta La Picante Spiced Up the Holiday Season with SalsaThis evening was the grand finale of the Cocoa Concert Series at Union Station, South Patio, 6:30pm-8:30pm. The evening featured the infectious Latin rhythms of Orquesta La Picante.
Los Angeles, CA — Adrian Dove, President and CEO, Kingdom Day Parade announces the 33rd Annual Kingdom Day Parade on Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10 AM in Los Angeles, CA. The three 3-Mile parade route begins at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Western Avenue, traveling west, south and on Crenshaw to Vernon Ave, and ending at Leimert Park. ABC-7, will broadcast the entire 2 Hour Parade Live from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.Details
Gloria G Suazo a COFECA Director for Honduras and Treasurer, proclaimed the Central American Day and it was Approved by Council Member Gil Cedillo.Details
Los Angeles Culture Festival® Brings Caribbean and World Cultures to Hollywood Blvd for Parade and Festival June 23
Los Angeles, CA – Now in its 7th year, and considered a must attend event on the international carnival calendar, the Los Angeles Culture Festival® presents the Hollywood Carnival Parade and Festival taking over Hollywood Boulevard from 11am to 4pm on Saturday June 23 miraculously transforming this storied street into a grand carnival and extravaganza with marchers and masqueraders dressed in vibrant, breath-taking costumes, dancing to pulsating rhythms from around the globe.Details
The 29th Annual celebration of the Miss Asia USA took a much welcome twist at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center with representation from a more global appeal adequately fitting for a pageant that prides itself on diversity not just in culture but also in the traditional definition of beauty. Reflecting the true fabric of the United States of America today could not have been complete without representation from the African diaspora.Details
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution that condemns the migrant slave auctions in Libya that were exposed in a recent CNN International report. This resolution calls upon the Trump Administration to develop strategies to rapidly respond to the migrant and refugee situation in Libya and also demands that the government of Libya conduct an immediate investigation into the slave auctions taking place in the country.Details
Los Angeles, CA – November 21, 2017 – Los Angeles Culture Festival™, the producers of the west coast’s largest Caribbean style carnival event and international culture festival, the Hollywood Carnival, will announce their 2018 event as only they can, with a fun, sexy, colorful, daytime party in the center of Hollywood.Details
International Music Legend, “The Russian Bob Dylan” Boris Grebenshikov Embarks on North American Tour, Beginning in LA on December 3
Described as the greatest living Russian poet and singer, cult music hero Boris Grebenshikov or “BG” will make his return to North America this December for a multi-city tour, in celebration of the 45th anniversary of his iconic band Aquarium that begins in Los Angeles at the Avalon on December 3.
Grebenshikov has been popular with Western audiences since 1986, when Aquarium was featured on “Red Wave,” the first compilation of rock music from St. Petersburg, Russia ever released by a US record label.
The African Coalition Leaders’ Forum Tackles Mental Health & immigration In African Immigrant Communities
The African Coalition recently held a meet and greet discussion forum with African Communities Leaders in and around Los Angeles. Moderated by board member Mr. Kofi Peprah, who provided a review of statistics of Africans in Los Angeles and the US, the forum acknowledged the gap in mental health resources for African immigrants and lamented the lack of organizations solely dedicated to the mental health of this demographic who though highly educated suffer in silence in stark contrast to other immigrant communities.Details