4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show in Exposition Park

4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show in Exposition Park

Los Angeles city Councilman Curren D. Price Jr., (Ninth District) hosted the best musical celebration of Independence Day in Los Angeles. Thousands of people from all walks of life gathered in Exposition Park for the free, all day, family-friendly festival. The concluded with a spectacular firework show.
A colorful display of chairs, blankets, towels, and canopies were spread out on the South lawn for this picnic-style event that got underway at 11:00am.

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CHARLOTTE MAKALA REIGNS AS MISS AFRICA AMERICA

TANZANIAN-BORN CHARLOTTE MAKALA REIGNS AS MISS AFRICA AMERICA

On November 10th 2018 on a chilly North Hollywood night, I stood in front of a panel of beauty pageant judges, a moment later found myself almost choking on my tears and partially blinded by stage lights, I was in the top three! My heart pounded heavily in my plus size frame. I took a quick shallow breath and sucked in my stomach and stood up a little taller, the mic was passed to me like a baton in a marathon, or at least that is what it felt like as I raced to compose thoughts quickly enough in my head to answer the judges questions, my lips parted and I exhaled- today I reign as MISS AFRICA AMERICA 2018 for the Miss Africa America Pageant.

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The Immeasurable Value of Immigrants

The history of U.S. immigration goes back almost as far as the country itself, beginning with the very first legislation, the Naturalization Act of 1790, and extending to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (daca) in 2012. But through it all—the surges in immigration and the declines, the welcoming of immigrants with open arms and the attempts to keep them at bay—one thing has remained the same: Immigrants have made their mark on the restaurant industry, be it as chefs, dishwashers, waiters, managers, franchisees, concept creators, or anything in between.

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Letter: Immigrants contribute more than ‘merit’ to America

When I read about the proposal to base immigration on the “merit” of the immigrant I cannot help but think of my grandfather. He came to this country in the early part of the last century. He was able to immigrate because of an uncle who had a floral business and employed him in the greenhouse.

What makes my grandfather’s story particularly meaningful to me is that he was the youngest of six children when his father died. This was in Victorian England, where there was no social safety net. Because there was no help for children or widows, my grandfather and his siblings were put in a workhouse despite my grandfather being only 2 years old.

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A Successful Entrepreneur Shares What It’s Really Like to Be an Immigrant

Claudia Mirza, 44, is the co-founder of Akorbi, which has evolved from a Dallas translation company into a global provider of multilingual business services in over 170 languages. Annual revenue this year is projected to be $55 million. Mirza stands out because her story encapsulates nearly every part of the immigrant experience. Raised in the housing projects of Colombia during violent times, Mirza watched her father leave at age 4 for the United States.

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THE GARIFUNA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS A PLATFORM FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE TO SHINE

THE GARIFUNA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS A PLATFORM FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE TO SHINE

The Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival (GIIFF) will celebrate its 8th anniversary with a four-day festival, kicking off from May 23-26, 2019 in Los Angeles. GIIFF was founded in 2012 with the mission of providing a platform to preserve the culture of Garifuna as well as Caribbean and other indigenous cultures, by showcasing the cuisine, music and art of indigenous people and their communities from around the world.

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