Los Angeles Greek Film Festival June 3-7, Egyptian Theatre Hollywood

(Los Angeles- May 14, 2015) – The Ninth Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF/ lagff.org) is pleased to announce that Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, for Home Box Office and “Hercules” scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos are this year’s recipients of the Festival’s top honor – the prestigious Honorary Orpheus Award. The Awards will be given out at the red carpet Closing Night Gala on Sunday, June 7 at the Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood following the screening of Panos Koutras’ XENIA.

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4th Annual Garifuna Film Festival Welcomes a Century of Change for Indigenous Cultures

4th Annual Garifuna Film Festival Welcomes a Century of Change for Indigenous Cultures

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.

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A Growing National Alliance: African Diaspora and Immigrant Rights Groups

A Growing National Alliance: African Diaspora and Immigrant Rights Groups

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).

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29th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival

Jazz Reggae Festival-Going in a New Direction

Los Angeles-The Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC), Cultural Affairs Commission presented the 29th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival, Saturday, April 25th, at the UCLA Tennis Center.

There was a lot of chatter before, during, and after the festival on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter) about the direction that the festival is heading. I’m sure that there will be more talking to come, once people realized that the festival was held a month earlier than in previous years.

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