Remebering Miles Davis at Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Remembering Miles Davis at Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Los Angeles-Black History Month, African American Heritage Month got under way with festive fanfare on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

The Opening ceremony took place at Los Angeles City Hall. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr., and the Los Angeles City Council; Board of Public Works Commissioner Mike Davis; the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA); Our Authors Study Club; and the 2016 African American Heritage Month Committee ushered in the month to officially commemorate and celebrate the opening of African American Heritage Month in the city of Los Angeles.

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The Science Behind a Happy and Healthy Heart

The Science Behind a Happy and Healthy Heart

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, it’s hard to escape all the hearts in pink and red and every shade in between. Candied. Papered. Ballooned. Glittered. They’re EVERYWHERE. In this season of romance and love, we think your own heart deserves a little attention too. So, for a moment, we invite you to consider the very real heart inside of you and follow along in this list of 5 fascinating ways to keep your heart happy and healthy.

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Arab American Rapper Slams Trump in New Song

Arab American Rapper Slams Trump in New Song

PHOENIX — Rapper Mohamad Tokko, AKA “Yung Tokes”, a Dearborn native dropped a song, accompanied by a music video, as a response to business tycoon and presidential candidate Donald Trump’s bigoted comments.

Following Trump’s controversial plan last year to ban Muslims from entering the United States, Muslims and their allies took to social media condemning his remarks.

Yung Tokes’ song, titled “El Donald Trump”, highlights the frustration many Arab and Muslim Americans endure as a result of a dramatic rise in discrimination against them.

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Chinese American Doctor Honored for Studying Seniors in U.S.

Chinese American Doctor Honored for Studying Seniors in U.S.

ORLANDO, Fla.–Filial piety has been part of the Chinese tradition for centuries, but would it have changed after the Chinese immigrated oversea? Are there any differences in practicing and reflecting filial piety? Are there cultural conflicts in American society?

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Chinese immigrants population in the U.S. has increased from nearly 400,000 in 1980 to over 2 million in 2013. Forty percent of them entered the U.S. after 2000.

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Want To See Wealth Disparity in Silicon Valley? Be A House Cleaner

Want To See Wealth Disparity in Silicon Valley? Be A House Cleaner

As an undocumented worker in Silicon Valley, I have been able to sustain myself by holding jobs where I was paid under the table. I started cleaning houses at 19. My older sister was already working in the house-cleaning business and she offered me a job. I took the job because as a college student I would be able to have a flexible schedule that would allow me to attend classes.

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PAFF 2016, Special Screening: Ben & Ara, Narrative Feature

A film that explores the possibilities and limits of inter-religious, inter-racial, and intercultural relationships in our society today.

Ben Johnson is a struggling PhD candidate in the school of philosophy. It is his seventh year and this is the semester that he must finish his dissertation or all his work will be for nothing. He tries to jolt himself into action but soon tires of the activity. He takes a break and visits a local art gallery opening where he runs into a fellow PhD candidate, Ara.

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THE PATH: Mastering the Nine Pillars of Resilience and Success

THE PATH: Mastering the Nine Pillars of Resilience and Success

Stress and its symptoms are maintained unconsciously as a distraction from emotional issues and harmful thinking. By addressing these issues, your body can let go, thereby improving physical health and enhancing performance and the ability to feel joy.

“The Path” is a model of resilience based on my 40 years of research and clinical work in helping people overcome personal blocks and achieve high levels of success, while optimizing health.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS GIIFF 2016

Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival Call For Submissions

The Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival (GIIFF) is happy to take audiences and moviegoers on a global journey celebrating culture through art and film. Please be a part of this experience by submitting your films for the 5th Annual Garifuna Indigenous International Film Festival.

The GIIFF, currently one of the nation’s most prestigious film festivals celebrating both Caribbean and indigenous cultures from around the world will be held on May 26-30, 2016 in Venice, California.

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Get DACA, Pursue Your Dream Job

Get DACA, Pursue Your Dream Job

Claudia J. Gonzalez

Photo courtesy of Adriana Meza

MERCED, Calif.– Adriana Meza jokes about being afraid to “accidentally” cross the border while driving to visit her boyfriend at the Marine Corps Base in San Diego.

Joking was a luxury she never had before.

The 24-year-old says it was nerve-wracking the first time she headed to Southern California, believing she would somehow end up in Mexico and never be able to return home.

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#OscarsSoWhite, Again: A Symptom of Hollywood’s Racism

Once again, the 2016 Academy Award best acting nominations are all white — a repeat of 2015 despite widespread criticism expressed by the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. But while reading about the Academy Award nominations, my thoughts turned to the tragic image of the late Misty Upham, a Native American actress of the Blackfeet Nation who appeared during the 2015 Oscars telecast in the “In Memoriam” montage while Meryl Streep looked on.

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