African Superstar Ali kiba Live In Los Angeles

African Superstar Ali kiba Live In Los Angeles

Tanzanian born recording artist, singer-songwriter has been deemed “the most popular and top Selling artist in East Africa” – Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

Some of his best hits include: “Aje” “Mwana”, “Chekecha Cheketua” “Cinderella”, “Nakshi Mrembo”, “Usiniseme,” “Dushelele”, “Single Boy”, “Mapenzi YanaRun Dunia”, “Macmuga” and of course for his notable collaboration with other African musicians in the One8 project and American music superstar R. Kelly voted most successful R&B artist of the last 25 years by Billboard.

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IFFLA (INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES) ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

IFFLA (INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES) ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

Crowning a successful 15th year of great films and celebrating Indian heritage, the annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) concluded with the premiere of Shubhashish Bhutiani’s HOTEL SALVATION starring Adil Hussain who was in attendance, as well as the presentation of the festival’s Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards presented by HBO.

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How Film Director Adriana Ledesma, Found Her American Dream

How Film Director Adriana Ledesma, Found Her American Dream

Born in Mexico, Adriana Ledesma has always been in love with films. It’s in her blood, the rush, and the excitement that comes while being a storyteller. So when the opportunity came to fully explore that love she held on to it and followed it all the way to Los Angeles, California in the U.S.A. A whole new world with challenges but with it came the chance to do more than she had ever imagined.

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Coming To America, The Guatemalan Kid

Coming To America, The Guatemalan Kid

I immigrated to the United States about 48 years ago . I was born in Wales GB. I grew up in Lancashire England until I was 10. My family then decided to immigrate to Canada in 1952 and we were aboard the ship heading to North America when King George died. My Dad had decided to join his two brothers in Canada. We settled in London Ontario where I went to Art School. After graduation and my father’s retirement we moved north to Kincardine, Ontario which is on the east side of Lake Huron about 150 miles north of Detroit on the Canadian side of the lake. By this time I had got married and had a son.

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TRAPPED To Host North American Premiere At Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles

TRAPPED To Host North American Premiere At Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced the addition of an exciting array of programming and events for its 15th annual festival. Highlighting a special evening with legendary tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, the Symphony Orchestra of India’s Associate Music Director Zane Dalal will be featured on Thursday, April 6th. Gala tickets and passes are currently available at www.indianfilmfestival.org. Tickets for individual films are now on sale.

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Filipino Immigrants Urged to Know Their Rights Amid Deportations and Raids

Filipino Immigrants Urged to Know Their Rights Amid Deportations and Raids

In recent weeks, raids and deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are reportedly increasing across the country following President Donald Trump’s immigration executive orders.
Because of this, organizations such as Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) are advising immigrant communities to understand how to prepare for and respond in the event ICE agents show up to their homes, workplaces or any public spaces.

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‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ To Open Indian Film Festival Los Angeles

Censored Film, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ To Open Indian Film Festival Los Angeles

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will open this year’s festivities with worldwide favorite Lipstick Under My Burkha a film censored by the Indian Film censor board. Widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally, the annual event will take place April 5-9, 2017 at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles, California. This will be IFFLA’s first year in the state-of-the-art, world-class cinema in the heart of Los Angeles’ vibrant and developing downtown district.

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Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Put An End To DACA

Big Thank You To America From Muslim Leader!

As thousands marched for freedom and liberation at the Free The People Immigration March, Sanctuary For All, on February 18th, Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR LA (Council on American Islamic Relations) expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of Americans against the marginalization of Muslim communities through the Muslim ban of the Trump Presidency.

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A Prison by Any Other Name: An Interview with Dr. Tung Thanh Nguyen

A Prison by Any Other Name: An Interview with Dr. Tung Thanh Nguyen

Tung Thanh Nguyen, MD, recently resigned along with nine others from President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to protest the new administration’s policies that they claimed have adversely affected Asian Americans and people of color. Nguyen is a professor at the UCSF School of Medicine and the Chair of PIVOT— The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization. NAM editor, Andrew Lam, interviewed him on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the executive order that led to Japanese American internment camp.

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Covering Hate Crimes in an Increasingly Toxic Political World

Covering Hate Crimes in an Increasingly Toxic Political World

On the eve of the inauguration for one of the most divisive presidents ever to take office, hate crime researchers are advising journalists to keep a close eye on the intersection of crime and hate speech in their communities.

“Research has shown that in the wake of a catalytic incident, such as 9/11, [it] can create a correlation of a spike in hate crimes,” said Brian Levin, criminal justice professor at California State University, San Bernardino, and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

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