New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam If all politics is local, then candidate Hillary Clinton may very well need to speak a little Korean and Tagalog in order to win the 2016 presidential election. Why? In 2014 Slate.com published a fascinating article with this headline, “Tagalog in California, Cherokee in Arkansas.” It is a survey…Details
Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. and The New 9th in conjunction with Coalition For Responsible Community Development in partnership with Concerned Citizens of South Central, Central Ave. BID and SHEROES presented the 21st Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival, Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, 2016.
This amazing family friendly festival was held along Central Avenue between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Vernon Avenue. For two decades and counting, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival has helped to celebrate the musical history and culture of South Los Angeles, the west coast birthplace of Jazz music, America’s #1 art form. A huge crowd strolled up and down Central Avenue enjoying all that the festival had to offer.Details
PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton formally became the Democratic Party nominee for president on Tuesday, July 26, making history as the first woman to be on the top ticket for a major U.S. political party.
In a surprise video message broadcast at the Democratic National Convention, Clinton called the nomination “the biggest crack in the glass ceiling yet.”
“If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say: I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next!” she concluded.
She addressed the convention on Thursday night, July 28 to accept the honor and outline why she would make a better president than Republican nominee Donald J. Trump.Details
PHILADELPHIA — As Asian American elected officials and community leaders take the stage here this week at the Democratic National Convention, the formidable presence and political force of Asian American voters on the nation’s electoral decision-making process can no longer be ignored.
Measured by the growing Asian electorate — which is projected to double from almost 6 million in 2016 to 12.2 million in 2040 — and the increasing number of Asian American congressional candidates, Asian voters can now shape and influence the elections, according to the Asian American Pacific and Islander (AAPI) Vote.Details
The Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas on June 23, 2016, does not affect the existing 2012 policy regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Individuals who meet the 2012 DACA guidelines may continue to come forward and file an initial or renewal request for DACA under those guidelines.Details
Los Angeles-It didn’t take long for the Los Angeles Times “The Taste” presented by CITI to become an integral part of the culinary scene in the city. The 2016 edition of “The Taste” presented by CITI is returning to the Paramount back lot. People are welcoming this event with open arms as well as empty stomachs.
Residents of Greater Los Angeles and visitors alike are invited to attend “The Taste” presented by CITI, Labor Day Weekend, Friday, September 2nd- Sunday, September 4, 2016.Details
New America Media, News Report, Gerald Lenoir The anti-Trump movement at the Republican National Convention failed to derail the fast track nomination of the presumptive presidential candidate. Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric has fueled a rightwing social movement in the Republican Party among a substantial segment of the white working class fed up with the do-nothing…Details
S.F. FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASING AWARD WINNING FILM COLLECTIONS, PROMOTING YOUTH EDUCATION AND ART, AND SHOWCASING LOCAL MUSICIANS, JULY 21-23.
Three day event premieres local Bay Area and youth filmmakers alongside internationally acclaimed award winners in compelling collections of animation, dramatic, short films, experimental, surf/skate, environmental, and documentary film collections.Details
The Republican National Convention may be noteworthy this year for one glaring reason: Who isn’t coming. In the case of African-American Republicans, the list is long. They are joined by a list of former GOP nominees for president who will not attend, which includes past GOP nominees for president Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Mitt Romney. While the number of African Americans in attendance at the GOP convention was already low, the 2016 convention may have the lowest in terms of big names.Details
Last year, when De-Bug Art Director Adrian Avila was teaching art classes at an alternative school in San Jose, he met a young man that would help him carry supplies, crack jokes, and loved to rap. Then last week he saw pictures of his smiling student in his news feeds — as a victim of a fatal police shooting. Here, Avila reflects on Anthony Nuñez as the student he got to meet doing art.Details
Everyone in the workforce, irrespective of stature or level therein, must be mindful of one critical truth: your brand goes wherever you go…because your “brand” is you! ” Those seeking to move forward in their career would do well to embrace the “You, Inc.” concept—the philosophy that YOU are the CEO, the administrative and financial manager, the research and development manager, the marketing manager, and the sales manager of your own career—whether you are entry-level or a seasoned executive.Details