After my father came home from the Second World War I heard the first words of hate at the age of 6 when my dad would proclaim how much he hated Germans. As I grew up he would warn me to never bring a German girlfriend home to his house. He also disliked the Irish and several other nationalities after his war experiences. He was a good man and brought me up to respect all men because we were all equal. He explained that there is always one bad apple in every barrel. He also taught me about compassion.Details
18th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles GALA OPENING OF THE FESTIVALDetails
Los Angeles-You were in the right place, at the right time, if you were among the thousands of foodies, cooks, chefs, at Paramount Pictures Studios Back lot, Labor Day weekend, September 1-3, 2017.Details
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