PAFF 2018

The Pan African Film Festival 2018

Every year PAFF-LA showcases hundreds of quality new and old films and hundreds of fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada. For the past 16 years PAFF-ATL has put on a summer festival formerly presented by the National Black Arts Festival, exhibiting the best films from PAFF-LA supplemented by Atlanta submissions catering to the Atlanta audience.

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Orquesta La Picante Spiced Up the Holiday Season with Salsa

Orquesta La Picante Spiced Up the Holiday Season with Salsa

You know the beginning of a great story, novel and or movie. “It was a cold and starry night,” or “It was a cold, wintry night” in the City of Angels on Friday, December 22, 2017.
Orquesta La Picante Spiced Up the Holiday Season with SalsaThis evening was the grand finale of the Cocoa Concert Series at Union Station, South Patio, 6:30pm-8:30pm. The evening featured the infectious Latin rhythms of Orquesta La Picante.

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ABC 7 To Broadcast Live Martin Luther King, Jr. 33rd Annual KINGDOM DAY PARADE

ABC 7 To Broadcast Live Martin Luther King, Jr. 33rd Annual KINGDOM DAY PARADE

Los Angeles, CA — Adrian Dove, President and CEO, Kingdom Day Parade announces the 33rd Annual Kingdom Day Parade on Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10 AM in Los Angeles, CA. The three 3-Mile parade route begins at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Western Avenue, traveling west, south and on Crenshaw to Vernon Ave, and ending at Leimert Park. ABC-7, will broadcast the entire 2 Hour Parade Live from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

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Re-Registration Period Now Open for Hondurans with Temporary Protected Status

WASHINGTON— Current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Honduras’ designation who want to maintain that status through the current expiration date of July 5, 2018, must re-register between Dec. 15, 2017 and Feb. 13, 2018. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documentation, have been published in the Federal Register and on the USCIS website.

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Re-Registration Period Now Open for Nicaraguans with Temporary Protected Status

WASHINGTON— Current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Nicaragua’s designation who want to maintain that status through the program’s termination date of Jan. 5, 2019, must re-register between Dec. 15, 2017 and Feb. 13, 2018. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documentation, have been published in the Federal Register and on the USCIS website.

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Of Bulbs, Bubbles and Bitcoin

Lilium and Tulipa are of a family of plants known as Lilliodeae. They are predominantly bulbous herbaceous flowering plants found in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Typical to their genus these plants produce fragrant flowers in different colours which have graced generations of European gardens since the 16th Century. In early references, Lilium has been found in King Solomon’s Temples and has been associated with the divine purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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USCIS to Begin Accepting Applications under the International Entrepreneur Rule

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is taking steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), in accordance with a recent court decision.

Although the IER was published during the previous administration with an effective date of July 17, 2017, it did not take effect because the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule on July 11, 2017, delaying the IER’s effective date until March 14, 2018.

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