LOS ANGELES CULTURE FESTIVAL™ 2015

LOS ANGELES CULTURE FESTIVAL™ 2015

Hollywood CA, the 4th Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival™, celebrated the diversity of cultures and customs living in the USA from various parts of the world. This year’s event saw an outstanding lineup of international and local musical artists, celebrities, and special guests coming together to promote the culture and music of the world on the infamous Hollywood Boulevard.

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Will the Real Bobby Jindal Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Bobby Jindal Please Stand Up?

Bobby Jindal is God’s gift to American comedians. In an effort to outdo all the other farcical characters in the field of 2016 Republican presidential candidates, he is being as outlandishly ridiculous as possible.

What happened to Bobby Jindal?

What happened to Jindal I think is what happens to most educated, smart Republican politicians. They have to dumb it down. They have to adhere to the Ronald Reagan role model.

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TPS Registration Deadline for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone is August 18, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, is the deadline for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those three countries) to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This deadline marks the end of DHS’ 90-day extension of the initial registration period. The TPS designations for these three countries run from Nov. 21, 2014, through May 21, 2016.

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Citizens Outraged as the Deaths of Black Women Soar

Citizens Outraged as the Deaths of Black Women Soar

Amid the bustling streets of Washington, D.C., in the midst of Monday morning traffic, a growing body of protesters could be heard for blocks.

“Change the game, time is coming! Change the game, we’re getting ready!” they sang.

The Reverend Jamal Bryant, pastor of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, led just under 200 people in a peaceful assembly with a strident demand. They want the U.S. Department of Justice, under the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, to take over the investigation into the death of Sandra Bland.

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Breaking Interracial Dating Boundaries: Embracing AMWF Couples and Curing Yellow Fever

Breaking Interracial Dating Boundaries: Embracing AMWF Couples and Curing Yellow Fever

Yellow fever has long persisted in western culture with the view of Asian women as exotic, feminine, submissive and overly sexualized. This can be seen and has been discussed in numerous research studies, books, blogs and shows, which looked at the objectification and fetishization of Asian women by non-Asians. While not all non-Asian men who date Asian women are part of this yellow fever stereotype, there is still an overwhelming bias for relationships and marriages between white men and Asian women. An article in the April 2011 issue of National Geographic Magazine breaks this down by showing gender and race within interracial marriages for the year 2008 (data from the Pew Research Center).

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TPS Registration Deadline for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone is August 18, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, is the deadline for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those three countries) to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This deadline marks the end of DHS’ 90-day extension of the initial registration period. The TPS designations for these three countries run from Nov. 21, 2014, through May 21, 2016.

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It’s Not About Planned Parenthood

It’s Not About Planned Parenthood

Attacks on abortion providers are nothing new. For decades, anti-choice extremists have used harassment, intimidation, misinformation, and even murder to terrorize abortion providers and try to prevent them from caring for their patients. This latest campaign of manipulative media and cyberattacks, coupled with calls to defund Planned Parenthood, is intended to scare, shame, and shut down health care providers that women and families rely on.

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2015 ARAB AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS HIGHLIGHT EXCEPTIONAL YEAR OF LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT

Dearborn, Mich. (Aug. 10, 2015) – In an unprecedented decision, judges for the 2015 Arab American Book Awards have selected multiple winners in the fiction category.

The two winners – Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account and Rabih Alameddine’s An Unnecessary Woman – represent not only the best in Arab American writing, but also have been widely lauded in mainstream literary circles. The novels were recognized earlier this year as finalists for the National Book Award (Alameddine) and the Pulitzer Prize (Lalami), among other distinguished awards.

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Filipina American Vies For CA State Assembly

Filipina American Vies For CA State Assembly

SAN FRANCISCO — When Mae Cendaña Torlakson arrived in the United States to be with her family, she left behind a promising life as a recording rock artist in her native Philippines. Now, she’s deep into California politics, and gunning for a seat in the State Assembly.

Last week, the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus announced its endorsement of Torlakson, describing her as an “impressive candidate” and a “respected community leader” with more than 15 years of experience working on education and environmental issues in the state.

It was 1988 and, as she landed her first job as a store manager of Duty Free at San Francisco International Airport, her biggest rock hit, “Hoy Lalake” (Hey Man) — considered by many as an early contribution to women’s liberation movement in the Philippines — was still riding the airwaves back home.

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