Hispanic Millennials Saying ‘Adios’ to Spanglish

Hispanic Millennials Saying ‘Adios’ to Spanglish

Hispanic millennials are turning their backs on Spanglish—a slang that mixes English-language norms into Spanish—and instead opting for proper American English.

“The typical trend is that the first [generation] prefers to speak Spanish, the second generation is bilingual, and the third generation is generally monolingual,” Jody Agius Vallejo, an associate professor of sociology at USC who studies immigrant integration told the Los Angeles Times.

But there is more going on than the natural trajectory of how immigrant groups assimilate to become Americans.

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International Jazz Day-Los Angeles

International Jazz Day-Los Angeles

Los Angeles-Jazz fans knew that the month of April was declared Jazz Appreciation Month. We didn’t need an Act of Congress to encourage us to celebrate our love of America’s #1 Art form-JAZZ!.

For the un-initiated, Jazz Appreciation Month, (fondly called JAM) was created at the Smithsonian Museum in 2002 to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the month of April. The intent was to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz, study the music, attend concerts/festivals, listen to jazz on the radio and recordings, read books and magazines about jazz, etc.

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South East European Film Festival Closing Gala Fetes Young Filmmakers May 5 at Ahrya Fine Arts

South East European Film Festival Closing Gala Fetes Young Filmmakers May 5 at Ahrya Fine Arts

Los Angeles, 4 May 2016 – The 11th annual South East European Film Festival, SEEfest, will conclude its 8-day run and 44 film screenings at Ahrya Fine Arts, 8556 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills, on Thursday, May 5th with awards gala and screening of Family Bonds, selection of five shorts by young filmmakers.

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My Year on the Road With Prince

My Year on the Road With Prince

I first saw Prince as an audience member, back in 1981, when I was on a first date. My proper Bermudian beau and I had dressed in our Sunday best. We awkwardly sat front and center in orchestra seats watching this superhuman little being gyrate across the stage performing music that defied anything I had heard before. When the Purple One jumped to the highest pillar of his stage, grabbed a guitar and ejaculated light into the audience, I thought I was going to turn purple myself. Barely 20 years old and far more naive than my tender age belied, I dared not look at my date for fear that he might imagine that any such thing might happen with us!

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South East European Film Festival Los Angeles 2016 Focus on Cinema of Exile

South East European Film Festival Los Angeles 2016 Focus on Cinema of Exile

Los Angeles, April 2016 – The many faces of exile, both external and internal, slated for 11th SEEfest, set to run April 28 – May 5, include stories both piercing and lifting that share as many facets of the human experience of exile as there are films. A full slate of high quality features and timely documentaries begin on Opening night April 28 at Ahrya Fine Arts theater with the premiere of Bosnia’s Oscar entry Our Everyday Life, directed by Ines Tanović, who will attend the screening.

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DACA Opens Door to Health Care

DACA Opens Door to Health Care

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jesus Pina Sanchez remembers all too vividly that morning two years ago when he was crossing the street near his home and got hit by a car in the crosswalk.

The then15-year-old was rushed by ambulance to Children’s Hospital in Oakland, X-rayed and treated for the bruises he suffered. He was discharged later that day and his parents were slapped with a $10,000 bill, which weeks later went to collections.

With the help of a pro bono attorney, the Sanchez family was not only able to squash the bill but to get $5,000 in settlement from the driver.

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The GARIFUNA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES (GIIFF)

THE 5th ANNUAL GARIFUNA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES FILM LINEUP

LOS ANGELES, CA – The GARIFUNA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES (GIIFF) announced today its 2016 lineup of narrative and documentary features, short films, and galas for its 5THh annual festival. Opening the festival on May 26, 2016 are two films by Director Marcello Thedford, Sins Of The Guilty and Detainment.

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Deadline to Apply for Citizenship and Integration Grants Is April 22

Applications for USCIS’ Citizenship and Integration Grant Program for fiscal year 2016 are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 22, 2016.

On March 2, USCIS began accepting applications for two competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics.

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IFFLA ONCE MORE IS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS; ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

IFFLA ONCE MORE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS; ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

LOS ANGELES, CA– The 14th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) concluded on Sunday evening (April 10) with a red carpet and gala fete that featured the North American premiere of Anu Menon’s poignant and stirring feature, WAITING starring Kalki Koechlin who was in attendance, as well as the presentation of the festival’s Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards.

This year the festival showcased nearly 30 films including features, documentaries, and shorts at ArcLight Hollywood, home of IFFLA since its inception, including three world premieres, two North American premieres, and ten U.S. premieres. IFFLA was proud to present more features and shorts from female filmmakers than ever before, as well as many titles that had received top awards at festivals around the globe. The festival had once again the support of its presenting sponsor, Zee Cinema.

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