Join us on Sept 15, 2017 at the Carson Community Center and Sept 16 – 17 at the Leimert Park Village to celebrate and organize the Pan African DiasporaDetails
8K Miles Media Group Signs North American Theatrical Distribution Deal for Biopic “Daddy” Based On The True Life Story of Mumbai Underworld’s Most Feared Gangsters
United States-based South Asian conglomerate 8K Miles Media Group has signed an exclusive theatrical distribution deal for the North American market with top actor/producer Arjun Rampal for the feature film “Daddy,” based on a true story of gangster turned politician Arun Gawli, the announcement was made today by Prashant Shah, president, 8K Miles Media Group.Details
The Vietnam War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, will premiere September 17, 2017 on PBS. It tells the epic story of one of the most divisive and controversial events in American history. Burns and Novick spent 10 years making the movie and it includes testimonies of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.Details
LOS ANGELES — Can hate be healed? The question has been central to Tim Zaal’s life.
When Zaal was 17, he and his friends went looking for a night-time brawl in West Hollywood. Near a crowded hangout called Oki Dogs on Santa Monica Boulevard, they spotted a group of young people and yelled, “Let’s go kill the faggots!” They chased one gay, homeless boy, 14, into an alley and beat him. As he lay on the ground, Zaal kicked him in the forehead with a razor-studded boot, knocking him unconscious.Details
My father came to America from China in 1912, the 30th year of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and somehow he was able to get in legally even though he, uh, didn’t tell the whole truth.
The three generations of Gees and Wongs that are his legacy are so grateful he was able to skirt the dreaded, racist Exclusion Act, and that he didn’t try to come here under the Trump Administration’s immigration proposal.Details
Vanita Gupta, 41, took the helm as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the oldest coalition of civil rights groups in the United States, in early June. A graduate of Yale Law School who was born and raised in Philadelphia and worked as a civil rights lawyer and Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU, she was named head of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice by President Obama in October, 2014.Details
African-born US Citizen, Ted Alemayhu Declares Candidacy For US CongressDetails
Ted Alemayhu, The founder of US Doctors for Africa, who coordinated in 2009, The First Ladies Summit for Health in Los Angeles that brought 27 African countries to discuss healthcare and also assisted victims of Hurricane Katrina, Haiti, sought help from Congress on behalf of The Ebola crisis in Africa, has made a brave move to change the political impact in the 37th District in Los Angeles.Details
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The early days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been an anxious time for many Muslim Americans, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Overall, Muslims in the U.S. perceive a lot of discrimination against their religious group, are leery of President Donald Trump and think their fellow citizens do not see Islam as part of mainstream American society.Details