29th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival

Jazz Reggae Festival-Going in a New Direction

Los Angeles-The Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC), Cultural Affairs Commission presented the 29th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival, Saturday, April 25th, at the UCLA Tennis Center.

There was a lot of chatter before, during, and after the festival on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter) about the direction that the festival is heading. I’m sure that there will be more talking to come, once people realized that the festival was held a month earlier than in previous years.

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Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Presents Ibrahim Maalouf, «Kalthoum»

Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Presents Ibrahim Maalouf, «Kalthoum»

LOS ANGELES, CA – Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the innovative performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, is pleased to present the prodigious Ibrahim Maalouf on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Los Angeles. French-Lebanese trumpeter and composer Ibrahim Maalouf is a lyrical and refined musician, with influences ranging from Miles Davis to Led Zeppelin.

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Nepal: Loss of Lives More Tragic Than Loss of Monuments

Nepal: Loss of Lives More Tragic Than Loss of Monuments

Soon after the news of the 7.9 earthquake reverberated through social media, I, like many others I knew, shared on Facebook a dramatic picture of the destruction wrought by it.

It was a BEFORE and AFTER picture of Kathmandu’s historic Darbar Square, the magnificent UNESCO designated World Heritage site now reduced to rubble, years of painstaking human endeavor and pride just casually brushed aside by the tectonic forces of nature.

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5 Surprising Strategies to Increase Business Productivity and Profitability

5 Surprising Strategies to Increase Business Productivity and Profitability

In today’s cut-throat business climate, the pressure to generate profits quickly is often unrelenting and intense. From accommodating anxious shareholders and contending with new competitors that seemingly surface by the hour to providing good service to a large customer base and maintaining relationships with vendors and business partners, the daily grind is complex. And, to do all of this efficiently, effectively and expertly can be daunting to say the least.

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Language, Culture Prevent Chinese Seniors From Accessing Health Services

Language, Culture Prevent Chinese Seniors From Accessing Health Services

SAN FRANCISCO–Living in a city with large Chinese population, most Chinese seniors here might think they are lucky to have fewer challenges than immigrant seniors living outside of the San Francisco area.

However, when it comes to health care access, there are few differences. Most Chinese seniors living in the Bay Area say they are afraid of seeing a doctor because of language barrier, say experts here.

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40 Years After the War: The Making of a New Vietnam

40 Years After the War: The Making of a New Vietnam

Forty years have passed since the Vietnam War ended and still I struggle to define my constantly changing relationship with my homeland.

I was 11 when my family and I left Vietnam as refugees at the end of the war. Having lost everything when we came to America, we started over from the bottom. There was a period in which we lived as impoverished exiles, sharing an apartment with two other Vietnamese refugee families in the part of Mission Street where San Francisco ends and the working class neighborhood of Daly City begins. We struggled for some time to make it to the middle class.

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Task Force on New Americans Highlights Importance of Immigrant Media

Task Force on New Americans Highlights Importance of Immigrant Media

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore When President Obama announced his executive actions on Nov. 20, the two most controversial programs got the most attention. The expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the launch of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), which would temporarily protect millions of undocumented immigrants from…

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