The Polish American Film Society is proud to announce the 14th Annual Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles (October 8 – 17, 2013) celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers. The festival will open with MY FATHER'S BIKE (Moj rower) by Piotr Trzaskalski on October 8, 2013 with our star-studded gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet at Hollywood's legendary Egyptian Theatre, an extravagant start to a ten-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 17, 2013 with subsequent screenings at the Laemmle's NoHo 7 and Royal Theaters.
Unbeknownst to many of the approximately 127,200 California DACA recipients, their families and health care advocates, recipients 21 and under could also be eligible for exclusively state-funded Medi-Cal. It’s a program California set up, after the federal government in 1996 passed the Welfare Reform Act that slapped a five-year waiting period on newly legalized immigrants to access public health programs. The program, funded solely with state money, is identical to the larger Medi-Cal program funded with both federal and state dollars, and bears the same name. Once expanded Medi-Cal rolls out on Jan. 1, 2014, DACA recipients could enroll in it, provided they can establish state residency.
DV 2015 Program:Online registration for the DV 2015 Program will begin on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).
Nina Davuluri is the first Indian American to hold the title of Miss America. It should be something for all Americans to celebrate. Alas, it's a victory marred by waves of racist backlash in social media. Davuluri is called a "terrorist," and derogatory references to convenience stores - "Miss 7-Eleven" - and Muslims are mentioned. But the biggest complaint? Miss America should be more "American."
Washington, D.C. – As part of its renewable-energy push, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a pair of direct loans totaling $33.6 million to Abengoa of Seville, Spain, that will facilitate the export of American heat-transfer fluid produced by The Dow Chemical Company for use in solar projects in Spain and South Africa. Ex-Im Bank’s financing will support approximately 200 U.S. jobs, according to bank estimates derived from Departments of Commerce and Labor data and methodology.
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) ushered in National Hispanic Heritage Month with another phenomenal Target Sunday program, on Sunday, September 15, 2013. The hot weather made it feel like we were on a Caribbean Island on this day. Target Sundays at MOLAA celebrates the growing Latin-American communities in Long Beach and neighboring cities. This was apparent in the eclectic program that was scheduled for today’s event.
New America Media/First Post, Commentary, Lakshmi Chaudhry Nina Davuluri made history as the first Indian American to be crowned Miss America. She is gorgeous, does a mean Bollywood routine, and plans to become a doctor. Move over spelling bees, #DesiPride is gonna rock beauty pageants in malls across America. OK, so it’s no Tahrir Square, [...]
Sergio Garcia, the 36-year-old Chico man whose struggle to practice law was the subject of a California Supreme Court hearing earlier this month, inspired a last-minute bill that passed last week in the state legislature. An undocumented immigrant who has wanted to be a lawyer since the age of 10, Garcia writes that the legislation represents the realization of his American dream.
Santa Monica- Sete de Setembro (September 7) is a national holiday in Brazil on September 7 every year. The date celebrates Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from Portugal on September 7, 1822. This is a cause for celebration. Lights! Camera! Action! And Party!!! The organizers of the 6th Annual Los Annual Brazilian Film Festival celebrated this occasion with a Launch Party in the Courtyard/Pool Area at the Shangri-LA Hotel-1301 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.
September 21, 2013 MNIA, Inc. will produce the 7th Installment of the Miss Nigeria in America Beauty Pageant at the James R. Armstrong Theatre (3330 Civic Center Drive) in Torrance, California. This 502-seat fully equipped auditorium will allow this event’s audience to enjoy plush seating and quality entertainment from every seat in the theatre. MNIA, Inc.’s yearly cultural event will showcase the talents, wits, beauty, zeal and compassion of Nigerian American women from across the United States. The event will also celebrate MNIA, Inc.’s continuous dedication to the communities that they have become a part of.