WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House responded to years of pressure from immigrant rights groups on Wednesday, July 15, with an announcement of a new policy that will expedite the process of bringing certain family members of Filipino veterans of World War II to the United States.Details
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.Details
Los Angeles-Summer is in full swing. Most Angelenos couldn’t tell it was summer by the nice, pleasant weather that we have been experiencing lately.
Everyone welcomes the Summer season. This fun time of the year finds people looking forward to a well-deserved vacation. Reality sets in when ones finances doesn’t align with your idea vacation destination.Details
There is a gay kiss of death in Bollywood.
That seems to be the clear suggestion of veteran film critic and journalist Subhash K Jha.
Jha has come up with a gallery of actors whose careers never “recovered” from a gay role.
Or so the article alleges, blithely making a cause-effect correlation without offering up an iota of substantiating proof.
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.Details
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.Details
Finally, a presidential contender who supports comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for those who want it — and who, as long as that reform that would legalize millions of undocumented immigrants does not materialize, favors preserving the executive actions of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA).Details
While launching his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump insulted Mexican immigrants. This case is helping to show that the Latino community has economic influence and can successfully exert it when its members are outraged. On the flip side, in this same situation, the community’s political power is nonexistent if it’s measured by the same criteria.Details
It is the June 17 Donald Trump quote that has the Latino digital space speaking out in ways we have never seen before, including an online petition calling for NBC to end its ties with Trump (now at about 200K signatures and growing):
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.Details
The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival showcases new films from Greek filmmakers worldwide. Our foremost goal is to promote Greek cinema and cultural exchange while bridging the gap between Greek filmmakers and Hollywood.Details
On the closing night of this year’s Kashish, Mumbai’s beautiful Art Deco Liberty Theater, run by the Hoosein family since 1947, was buzzing. India’s only transgender/hijra dance troupe brought the house down with their sequin-spangled Helen numbers. Former Mr Gay India, Sushant Divgikar was strutting the stage basking in the spotlight. And the entire theatre was on its feet as Rainbow Voices, an LGBT choir from Mumbai, all sleek in black and silver, some of the boys with heavy eyeliner and a flower tucked behind the ear Salma Sultan style, belted out Hum Honge Kaamyaab. It was a bona fide goosebump moment.Details