Celebrating its 15th anniversary, The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will open this year’s festivities with worldwide favorite Lipstick Under My Burkha a film censored by the Indian Film censor board. Widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally, the annual event will take place April 5-9, 2017 at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles, California. This will be IFFLA’s first year in the state-of-the-art, world-class cinema in the heart of Los Angeles’ vibrant and developing downtown district.Details
As thousands marched for freedom and liberation at the Free The People Immigration March, Sanctuary For All, on February 18th, Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR LA (Council on American Islamic Relations) expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of Americans against the marginalization of Muslim communities through the Muslim ban of the Trump Presidency.Details
Tung Thanh Nguyen, MD, recently resigned along with nine others from President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to protest the new administration’s policies that they claimed have adversely affected Asian Americans and people of color. Nguyen is a professor at the UCSF School of Medicine and the Chair of PIVOT— The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization. NAM editor, Andrew Lam, interviewed him on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the executive order that led to Japanese American internment camp.Details
On the eve of the inauguration for one of the most divisive presidents ever to take office, hate crime researchers are advising journalists to keep a close eye on the intersection of crime and hate speech in their communities.
“Research has shown that in the wake of a catalytic incident, such as 9/11, [it] can create a correlation of a spike in hate crimes,” said Brian Levin, criminal justice professor at California State University, San Bernardino, and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.Details
The Immigrant Magazine stands in solidarity with the call for February 16 to be “A Day Without Immigrants” #DayWithoutImmigrants, #UnDiaSinInmigrantes. We stand with our undocumented, illegal, DACA, DAPA, queer and Muslim immigrant communities who despite their struggles and challenges manage to contribute enormously to the strength of the USA.Details
What is it like to be an immigrant in America these days? Is it still worth coming, you ask, and is the American dream still possible?
Your questions gave me pause. Who from Vietnam, after all, would have thought to ask them a few years back? Didn’t the American dream, or rather the dream of coming to America, cause the movement of millions in our homeland, and stir the soul of many millions more? It breaks my heart then to hear that you might not come. It is to me the worst news yet about my adopted country.Details
For the last decade Tiwa has thrilled audiences and radio stations with her own brand of music a combination of Afro and Western pop known as afro-pop. She is likened to global artists like Beyonce, and is quite the diva now ruling not just the African music scene but poised to invade Hollywood.
This Friday Savage will be introducing herself by celebrating her birthday with her Los Angeles fans that have long waited for this moment.
NAM/India West, News Feature, Sunita Sohrabji SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Hate crimes against immigrant communities – which have seen a spike in the past two years – are vastly under-reported by victims and local law enforcement, concluded a group of panelists Jan. 18 at a briefing here organized by New America Media. In 2015, the…Details
The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, a national network that advocates for black immigrants, announced that it will fight President Donald Trump’s plans to restrict immigration of Africans to the United States from countries with large Muslim populations.
Although most Americans think of immigrants as being from Mexico or South America, a growing number of immigrants are black and are from Africa and the Caribbean.Details
SAN FRANCISCO — When President Trump signed an executive order to build a border wall, he unleashed a political crisis in Mexico.
With a stroke of the pen, the NAFTA nations — the U.S., Canada, and Mexico — went from being the “three amigos” to “frenemies.”
As recently as October 2016 Mexico’s ambassador was confident Donald Trump would not be elected president. “It’s not going to happen,” Miguel Basañez told me at the time.
But it did happen — and Mexico’s hope that it could work with Canada to present a united front against the Trump administration came undone when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was informed that Trump would work out “a bilateral agreement” with Canada alone to salvage the mutual benefits both countries derived from NAFTA.Details