The Latin Side of 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival

The Latin Side of the Central Avenue Jazz Festival

Los Angeles- Summer attire is appropriate for this time of year. The temperatures keep rising as the long days of summer continue. Attendees at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival felt like we were in the Caribbean.

This weekend, Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, July 26th, the most historic and hottest jazz festival was held in Los Angeles. The 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival was held on the streets, outside of the world famous Dunbar Hotel. Back in the day, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival was the premiere location of African American urban history and culture on the West Coast.

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Re-registration Deadline for Somalia TPS is July 31, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015, is the deadline for current Somalia Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries to re-register for the 18-month extension of TPS that runs from Sept. 18, 2015, through March 17, 2017. The law requires USCIS to withdraw TPS for failure to re-register without good cause. Therefore, if you fail to re-register by this deadline, you may lose your TPS and your work authorization.

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URGENT: Some DACA Recipients Who Received Three-Year Work Permits Must Return Them Immediately

DACA recipients should be advised the three-year work permit recall only applies to SOME individuals who received a card after the February 16, 2015, court order. If you received a letter or were contacted directly by USCIS regarding the recall of certain three-year work permits, you must IMMEDIATELY return your three-year work permit, also called an Employment Authorization Document, to your local USCIS office.

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BOSTON: Rents Put Squeeze on Black, Chinese Elders

Bay State Banner/New America Media , News Report, Sandra Larson  Photo: Longtime Boston South Elders socialize at a neighborhood senior lunch program: (l-r) “Spider” Edwards, James Banks and Luther Flynt. (Photo by Sandra Larson) This story is part of our ongoing “BOSTON” series in NAM’s “Growing Older, Getting Poorer”section. BOSTON–At United South End Settlements’ Harriet…

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In Cuba, ‘Creeping Capitalism’ Arrives

In Cuba, ‘Creeping Capitalism’ Arrives

HAVANA—When the U.S. embassy reopened in Havana on Monday after more than 54 years, it signaled what Cubans have now accepted: creeping capitalism is the future.

A stroll through Old Havana is enough to convince anyone that the entrepreneurial spirit that is fast-transforming this city into a nation of shopkeepers is in full swing. This isn’t to say that corporate America is about to descend on this island nation of 12 million people. Raúl Castro’s reforms place sharp restrictions on capitalism: one can work for one’s self, but only the state can hire more than two employees.

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Living in Plain Sight, Without Papers

Living in Plain Sight, Without Papers

RICHMOND, Calif. – “I once lived in fear, but then I realized I didn’t do anything wrong and I should stop being afraid,” says 36-year-old Tomasa Espinoza.

It’s hard to tell whether Espinoza inspired her husband, Jesus Perez, or if it was the other way around. But ever since they came to the United States over a decade ago, the two have never hesitated to make their voices heard for causes they believe in.

Neither of them thinks that being undocumented should force them to live in the shadows.

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Future of California's Economy in Hands of Latinos

Future of California’s Economy in Hands of Latinos

MERCED, Calif.– Ruby Aguirre is beating the numbers.

“I feel so proud to be graduating today,” said the first generation Mexican-American student at last month’s Merced College commencement. “This is my biggest achievement.”

Aguirre, 21, graduated with an Associate’s degree in psychology and plans to transfer to California State University, Humboldt, where she will pursue her Bachelor’s degree in social work.

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