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What Do You Do?....................... When Death Askes You?

By Steven Lane, published on Apr 22, 2009

..."7....a winner"?

     Accidental, planned, prolonged       Death by always doing wrong

     Death by self- a timeless art            Death by one last broken heart

 For those few that might have missed it, on September 12, 2008, in a suburb of Los Angeles, named Chatsworth, there was a terrible head-on train collision between a Los Angeles commuter train and a freight train. It seems that the engineer of the commuter train was so busy texting some teenage "train buffs" that he missed the red light that should have brought him to a stop and he ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, family, survivor guilt, los angeles chatsworth, september 12 2008 train collission

The Hour I'll Never Get Back

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 12, 2009

I don't watch shows like The Hills on TV. Yet I can't help but know who Lauren Conrad, Audrina Partridge and Heidi Montag are. They are twenty-somethings living in Los Angeles trying to make it on their own. This information, of course, is courtesy of the myriad gossip magazines that adorn the endcaps and checkout stands of every Wal-Mart I shop.

But last night, for some reason -- perhaps the lack of anything worth watching being on (remember, I'll sit and watch golf for cryin' out loud, so you know I had to be bored!) -- I actually suffered my way through the "episode" of The Hills... (more)

Tags: los angeles, golf, gay, sex

11th Annual Festival Latino Presented By Lasa

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 6, 2009

LASA Presented The 11th Annual Festival Latino

Los Angeles-The Latin American Student Association of UCLA Presented The 11th Annual Festival Latino with the theme “Volando Hacia Un Sueno-Soaring Towards A DREAM.” The amazing annual event took place on Saturday, April 4 @ Wilson Plaza. The festival featured incredible live music, a variety of cultural musical and dance performances; games and arts and crafts.

A cool spring breeze saturated Wilson Plaza with various aromas of Latin cuisine as attendees arrived unto the UCLA campus. Venice Bakery served Cuban sandwiches,raspados... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hip-hop, music, mexico

2nd Annual Brazilian Film Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 16, 2009

2nd Annual Brazilian Film Festival

Los Angeles-Americans have been in awe, intrigued and inspired by Brazilian culture for a long time. There is a large vibrant and thriving community of Brazilians in California thanks in part to the large influx who have settled into Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and San Francisco. We can enjoy Brazilian cuisine, martial arts, dance, music, art and get a dose of Carnaval and a full range of Brazilian cinema (animation, documentaries, featured films and short films).

The 2nd Annual Brazilian Film Festival 2009 was held on March 12-15... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, movie, california, music, brazil

Women's History Month Celebration

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 9, 2009

Women’s History Month Celebration

Los Angeles-Spring is in the air as evidence by the Cherry Blossom trees that are in full bloom at my place of employment as well as down the main thorough fare of the city that I live in. It was another picture perfect day in Los Angeles for the inaugural Women’s Festival, presented by the City of Los Angeles, Councilmember Herb Wesson Jr., Community Build, and LA City Commission on the Status of Women, Jim Gilliam Recreation Center and Hungry Hog. The event was held on March 7, 2009. The inaugural event theme “Women of Resilience,”... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california

International Women's Day

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 9, 2009

International Women’s Day

Los Angeles-Ash Grove Music Presents: Beyond November- Party with a Purpose. The occasion was Celebrating International Women’s Day: Building towards Single-Payer, Universal Health. This event was held on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the Southern California Library, 6120 S. Vermont Ave.

There were 958 events all over the world; in 12 countries celebrating International Women’s Day stated S. Pearl Sharp, poet, writer, filmmaker and Mistress of Ceremonies for today’s celebration.

Guitarist Bernie Pearl and Michael Berry-bass... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, healthcare, california, music, obama

Like It Or Not Barack Obama Is A Citizen

By D. E. Carson, published on Mar 3, 2009

...given no reason to, nor is Obama’s U.S. Citizenship being called into question – as he never renounced it, however what this does call into question is Obama’s integrity. He has claimed on numerous forms – such as his admission application to Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA – that he was never known by any other name.

Again, is this an attempt to hide something about himself that could cause a great deal of heartburn when he least needs it? Again the question is asked, why not just come clean from the beginning? What would have been so... (more)

Tags: los angeles, obama

Tavis Smiley Presents State Of The Black Union

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 2, 2009

10th Annual State of The Black Union

Los Angeles-Tavis Smiley’s State of The Black Union returned to Los Angeles for the 10th Anniversary of Conversations, on February 28, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

This year’s theme focuses on “Making America As Good As It’s Promise.” The symposium captured the essence of what it has meant for African Americans to be enlightened, encouraged, and empowered by the solution driven conversations over the years.

There were two different symposiums, a morning as well as an afternoon section.

... (more)

Tags: los angeles, healthcare, california, education, obama

31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Line-up Announced

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 27, 2009

31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Announced

Los Angeles-START SPREADING THE NEWS! The most highly anticipated announcement, second only to those made at the recent Academy Awards, and was made on February 25th at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills.

Hugh M. Hefner and the entire Playboy Jazz Festival organization hosted a special news conference on the East lawn of the Playboy Mansion, to announce the artist line-up for the 31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival to be held on June 13th and 14th at the historic Hollywood Bowl.

Several headliners of the festival were in... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, hollywood, music

Academy Awards Hollywood Glamour At The Conga Room

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 24, 2009

Academy Awards Hollywood Glamour at the Conga Room

Los Angeles-The excitement and glamour of Hollywood made a stop in downtown Los Angeles. Oscar Night® America was held at the Conga Room at LA Live! (the hottest destination in downtown Los Angeles). The event was held on February 22nd. Guest experienced the thrills and surprises of the Oscar’s with a live viewing.

Charles Drew University (CDU) and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) partnered together to host the Oscar Night® Los Angeles Charity Event.

Oscar Night® (ONA) is sponsored... (more)

Tags: los angeles, healthcare, medicine, environment, hollywood, education

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