There’s something about the critically acclaimed Garifuna Film Festival that’s capturing attention from filmmakers, musicians and artists from all over the world. By now, the 4TH Annual Garifuna Film Festival is considered an international tower of strength and a major galvanizing force for unity amongst nations. The festival’s focus has always been to give a message of hope and solidarity with conflicting countries and cultures proving they could work together both productively and creatively. International creators are crediting Garifuna as a multi-sensory, multi-modal, multi-literate experience to give new voice to native literacy, pride and identity.Details
LOS ANGELES – In April 2006, millions of people took to the streets nationwide to protest a bill that sought to criminalize undocumented immigrants and anyone who assisted them. But the numbers of African Americans and African immigrants who joined the protests were very low.
For two black ministers in the Bay Area, this presented an opportunity.
That same year, Phillip Lawson, who is African American, and Kelvin Sauls, a black South African immigrant, founded the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI).Details
Beverly Hills, CA – April 8, 2015 –The South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) (seefilmla.org) celebrated a milestone 10th anniversary year, culminating with a closing night gala event and awards presentation at The Mark in Beverly Hills, where the 2015 SEEfest Jury Awards were presented.Details
The African Goodwill Awards and Induction Ceremony held its 12th annual event on April 25, 2015 at The Concourse Hotel in Los Angeles CA. Honoring individuals and organizations that represent the true spirit of unity and leadership through their works in Africa, this year’s event sought to bridge the African diaspora.Details
LOS ANGELES, CA – Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the innovative performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, is pleased to present the prodigious Ibrahim Maalouf on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Los Angeles. French-Lebanese trumpeter and composer Ibrahim Maalouf is a lyrical and refined musician, with influences ranging from Miles Davis to Led Zeppelin.Details
Soon after the news of the 7.9 earthquake reverberated through social media, I, like many others I knew, shared on Facebook a dramatic picture of the destruction wrought by it.
It was a BEFORE and AFTER picture of Kathmandu’s historic Darbar Square, the magnificent UNESCO designated World Heritage site now reduced to rubble, years of painstaking human endeavor and pride just casually brushed aside by the tectonic forces of nature.Details
SAN FRANCISCO–Living in a city with large Chinese population, most Chinese seniors here might think they are lucky to have fewer challenges than immigrant seniors living outside of the San Francisco area.
However, when it comes to health care access, there are few differences. Most Chinese seniors living in the Bay Area say they are afraid of seeing a doctor because of language barrier, say experts here.Details
Forty years have passed since the Vietnam War ended and still I struggle to define my constantly changing relationship with my homeland.
I was 11 when my family and I left Vietnam as refugees at the end of the war. Having lost everything when we came to America, we started over from the bottom. There was a period in which we lived as impoverished exiles, sharing an apartment with two other Vietnamese refugee families in the part of Mission Street where San Francisco ends and the working class neighborhood of Daly City begins. We struggled for some time to make it to the middle class.Details