Nearly two years ago, I wrote a feature highlighting three male immigrant entrepreneurs sharing their challenges starting companies in the U.S. I thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing that article so I wanted to revisit the topic. This time I’ve focused on three female immigrant startup founders. Their stories are profound.Details
These immigration stories explore our shared history — a reading list for all ages
Source: Immigrant Stories
Long Beach- Rainbow Lagoon was transformed into a jazz oasis this past weekend. The 32nd Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival began Friday, August 9-Sunday, August 11, 2019. Attendees enjoyed three days of music, food and health awareness. The Heath and Awareness Pavilion featured inspirational and expert wellness speakers, treatment centers, vendors, healthy food sampling stations.Details
Klaudia Kovacs is a multi-award winning, Hungarian-American Film and Theater Director who works in Hollywood. At the age of 19, she arrived in the United States alone, not speaking English, and with only $200 in her pocket. Today—after directing Oscar “Best Documentary” competitor and eight-time award winner Torn from the Flag, accepting an invitation to present her film to the United States Congress, and being declared “the most successful Hungarian documentary” by the press—she has 35 awards to show for her hard work.Details
Powerful Immigration Documentary #WeLaGente To Screen at the 2019 HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood
The award-winning documentary #WeLaGente has been officially selected to screen at the 15th annual HollyShorts Film Festival. #WeLaGente will screen on Tue, Aug 13th, 2:30 PM @ TCL CHINESE THEATRE || #6, followed by a Q&A with the film’s producers, NiteLite Pictures’ Harry Lowell and Ari Wilhelm.Details
HOLLYWOOD – Son of Oakland Productions, 68th & Star Productions, and Luna Ray Films are set to world premiere a new short film, My Father Belize, at the HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood California. Leon Lozano (Something Is Killing Tate) directed the film, which shot on location in Belize Central America, featuring a majority Belizean cast and crew.Details
Co-produced by Afanasieff, “Destiny” features an eighty-piece symphony orchestra conducted by Shardad Rohani (Yanni: Live at the Acropolis). Akram has assembled some of the industry’s best musicians and arrangers, including Steve Olive, ( guitar, bass and arrangement), Ramon Stagnaro (guitar), Joel Taylor, (drums), Navid Kandelousi (violin) and Ramon Yslas (percussion). The album was mixed by four-time Grammy winner Dave Reitzas at the iconic Westlake Studios in Hollywood. The album cover was designed by award-winning photographic artist Glen Wexler.Details
We were given a peek at the value of foreign-born workers to our local economy last year when the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) arrested dozens of undocumented immigrants in Glynn County, causing a chain reaction of labor shortages throughout the area as other immigrants, documented or not, failed to report to work for fear of arrest.Details
Thousands of jazz aficionados, foodies and history buffs gathered on Central Avenue, between Vernon Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard for the 24th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival. The festival was started in 1996 to celebrate the legacy of Central Avenue and has regularly featured several prominent jazz, blues and Latin Jazz musicians.Details
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“I believe so much in immigrant entrepreneurship,” says Millie Chu.
These words not only ring true for those she’s helped during her career as a guide and mentor for aspiring immigrant business owners—but also for herself and her family.Details