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Pasadena Journal 25th Anniversary Celebration

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Dec 2, 2014

Pasadena Journal-25th Anniversary Celebration

Pasadena-Thanksgiving weekend offered Pasadena, Altadena and San Gabriel Valley residents many reasons to be Thankful. People were Blessed for their health, roof over their heads, and clothes on their back and food on their table. The Blessing of family, friends as well as the fellowship of a unified community was also voiced on Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, November 29th also marked the 25th Anniversary of the Pasadena Journal, a local African-American newspaper serving the community with the “good news, that we can use” for the past... (more)

Tags: the pasadena journal, joe and ruthie m. hopkins, hopkins village, pasadena mayor bill bogaard, pasadena vice-mayor jackie robinson

I Am Ali-Intimate Story of Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Nov 10, 2014

I Am Ali- Intimate Story of the Boxing Legend

Los Angeles- The heat has returned to Los Angeles once again. This is unusual, when you consider that we are several weeks into the Fall season, in the homestretch for the upcoming Holiday season. Residents had the option of going to Cooling Centers, Libraries, and the Mall or to the Movies to escape the heat.

I opted for the latter. I joined a group of baby boomers, oophs! Scratch that, I meant to say a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural group of Grownups for AARP The Magazine’s 2nd Annual Movies for Grownups Los Angeles Film Showcase.... (more)

Tags: muhammad ali, aarp, movies for grownups los angeles film showcase, maryum ali, hana ali, clare lewins

Alma Del Barrio's 1st Annual Salsa Fest Sizzles!

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 30, 2014

Alma Del Barrio: 1st Annual Salsa Fest Sizzles!

Westchester- For 40 year, actually 41 years, Alma Del Barrio has played an integral part in the Southern California’s Latin music community. Factor in the internet, this reach spans to the Global community. If you weren’t already aware, you can listen to the station every Saturday and Sunday from 6:00AM-6:00PM, 88.9FM. The DJ’s from the station always say “Que Siga La Rumba!”

Alma Del Barrio’s DJ’s and staff decided to celebrate this major milestone with the community on Sunday, October 26, 2014. This was the inaugural 1st Annual... (more)


Grand Park's 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebrations

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 30, 2014

Grand Park’s 3rd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Los Angeles- Downtown skylines served as the perfect artwork to frame the beautiful, relaxing, well manicured lawn of Grand Park, on this equally beautiful Southern California day. Media were invited to Grand Park for an exclusive meet and greet of noted community artists and community groups, to learn the motivations and approaches in creating the beautiful and compelling Dia de los Muertos alters on display in Grand Park. Media were allowed access to the alters on display in advance of the park’s 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos... (more)

Tags: grand park, self-help graphics & art, dia de los muertos, los angeles mayor eric garcetti, los angeles county supervisor gloria molina, los angeles city councilmember jose huizar

2014 South Los Angeles Power Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 14, 2014

2014 South Los Angeles Power Festival

Los Angeles-If you were able to go outside on Saturday, September 6th, you were greeted with some simmering hot weather. You didn’t have to be vacationing in the Caribbean’s to feel the heat. This day offered the perfect excuse to venture over to your local nearby park.

Thousands of local residents paid a visit into Martin Luther King Jr. Park (39th and Western) for an engaging afternoon with food, friends, family and fellowship with music. The venue also offered various health awareness and life style booths and a resource center. Fresh... (more)

Tags: las cafeteras, community coalition, 2014 south los angeles power festival, dj slo mo, mr. choc, malimusic, buyopongo

Taking It To The Streets for Leimert Park Music Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 2, 2014

Taking it to the Streets for Leimert Park Art & Music Festival

Los Angeles-A huge diverse crowd of thousands found themselves in Leimert Park Village, the epicenter and heart of African American cultural community. The crowd came to partake in and celebrate our rich and vibrant culture that was displayed Labor Day Weekend, August 30-September 1, 2014.

The occasion was the 6th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art and Music Festival presented by The Leimert ParkVillage Group and Council President Herb. J. Wesson. 2014 Festival theme “Shaping Our Destiny.”

You had... (more)

Tags: leimert park village african art and music festival, ramona stephens, karitaylor, leimert park village group

Gardena Jazz Festival-Jazz in the Park

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 25, 2014

Gardena Jazz Festival-Jazz in the Park

Gardena-The City of Gardena was in a celebratory mood once again. On Sunday, August 24th, the city held its annual Gardena Jazz Festival. This is a signature event for the City of Gardena, held in Rowley Park, from 11:30AM-7:00PM.

Founded in 2003 by then Councilmember Steven Bradford, the Gardena Jazz Festival has already proven that it is one of the best in Southern California for the global jazz community.

The crowds arrived early, before the scheduled opening of the gates at 10:00AM. They wanted to find the perfect spot to enjoy... (more)

Tags: gardena jazz festival, state assemblymember steven bradford, euge groove, raffia, karina pasian, dave koz and friends

Long Beach Jazz Festival: Sing That Summer Song

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 14, 2014

Long Beach Jazz Festival-Sing That Summer Song

Long Beach-The Long Beach Jazz Festival returned to grassy knoll of the Rainbow Lagoon, on Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th. This was the 27th edition of the festival that put the City of Long Beach on the world wide jazz map. The weather was nice and pleasant for the most part on Saturday, and a bit hot on Sunday.

The 2014 Long Beach Jazz Festival theme was “A Healthy Taste of Jazz because of the generous dose of contemporary and straight ahead jazz, classic soul and R&B served up to satisfy everyone’s eclectic musical... (more)

Tags: long beach jazz festival, rainbow promotions, rainbow lagoon, al williams, kimberly benoit

Cultural Diversity Celebrated in Inglewood

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 29, 2014

Cultural Diversity Celebrated in Inglewood

Inglewood- Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), a non-profit organization provided a surge of energy to shine the spotlight on the City of Inglewood. The occasion was the inaugural Afro Latin Music and Dance Festival, held on Saturday, July 26, from 12PM-6:00PM. The event took place at the Amphitheater in Edward Vincent, Jr. Park (formerly known as Centinela Park.

Everybody is feeling, Hot! Hot! Hot! The weather forecasters mentioned that we were in for a hot weekend. Edward Vincent, Jr. Park served as a perfect and pleasant venue, with... (more)

Tags: inglewood cultural arts, batala los angeles, batuque people, atabey, conjunto jardin, mexico68, kati hernandez, lazaro gallaraga

FIFA World Cup Fever Invades Santa Monica Place

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 14, 2014

FIFA World Cup Fever Invades Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica- For the past month or so, the Global soccer community had their eyes glued to televisions, computers, cell phones and/or had their ears close to the radio, for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Depending on who one was cheering for, this journey featured many thrilling victories or devastating defeats. Overall, records crowds have been tuning into all or some matches that was televised or broadcast on the radio.

Santa Monica Place held a FIFA World Cup Viewing Party by Coca-Cola. The event took place in the... (more)

Tags: fifa world cup, 2014 fifa world cup, santa monica place

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