Film ‘Gook’ delves into L.A. riots
Jul14

Film ‘Gook’ delves into L.A. riots

Twenty-five years ago Los Angeles was hit by a major social disturbance with race at its core. This summer the City of Angels itself serves a the launching pad for the nationwide release of a movie about the 1992 L.A. Civil Unrest. “Gook,” an award winner at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, dares to delve into race relations, a hot and sensitive topic since the political rise of Donald Trump. But the film does it through...

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DACA under attack
Jun30

DACA under attack

Ten state attorney generals and a governor are asking the Trump administration to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program that has benefitted nearly a million young immigrants known as “dreamers.” The officials threatened to challenge the program in federal court if the program isn’t phased out. Led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the officials sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him...

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Unity through photos at US-Mexico wall
Jun29

Unity through photos at US-Mexico wall

While borders divide nations and peoples, Sandra García and Jessica Pons want to give the US-Mexico border a new purpose: promote unity. Their means: photography. The Los Angeles-based artist duo is behind “La Frontera Unites,” an upcoming, one-day-only exhibit with works from photographers on both sides of the border. The photos will literally be hung on the metal fence that exists between the Mexican city of Tijuana and American...

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National Latino convention in SA, TX
Jun29

National Latino convention in SA, TX

Donald Trump’s border wall, deportations, Texas’ controversial law SB 4 and the president’s proposed cutbacks on education, health and human services are top issues on the agenda of the League of United Latin American Citizens’ National Convention taking place July 4 through 8 in San Antonio. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend LULAC’s 88th annual convention, among them business, community and political leaders....

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Platino Award for Olmos
Jun28

Platino Award for Olmos

Multiple award-winning actor Edward James Olmos will add another international honor this summer to his long list of accomplishments. The Golden Globe and Emmy winner and Oscar-nominated star will receive the Platino Lifetime Achievement Award. The Platino Awards promote greater visibility and distribution for Iberoamerican cinema in the world. Born in Los Angeles, California and of Mexican descent, Olmos has more than 100 film and...

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