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Dominion Hilltop Ministries Reveal Light and Vision in the Heart of Arcadia, CA | PRLog

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Dominion Hilltop Ministries Reveal Light and Vision in the Heart of Arcadia, CA | PRLog

Youth Mentoring Connection Recruiting Mentors and Mentees

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YMC is initiating this a new mentoring program. We are currently recruiting Mentees and Mentors. We are recruiting African-American/Black male yo uth (14-18) that are or have been on probation and reside on the following zip codes: 90008, 90018, 90043, 90 044, 90047, 90220, 90247, 9025 0, 90301, 90302, 90746, 90805. For more information visit their website at www.youthmentoring.org

Tomorrow: APCH Holiday Fest and Toy Give Away

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  A Place Called Home (APCH) will be hosting its annual Holiday Fest and Toy Give Away. It will be snowing in Cali tomorrow at APCH. All are welcome. The line starts on 28th Street towards Naomi.  Come one come all! Happy Holidays!

Please Keep Henry Sandoval in your thoughts and prayers

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*From Youth Justice Coalition* Last night at approximately 6pm, Henry Sandoval - a long-time youth leader and organizer with the Youth Justice Coalition and graduate of FREE L.A. High School - was shot across the street from Chuco's.  The bullet struck him in the side of his chest just below his left armpit as he was driving. He was not the intended target - every one who knows Henry also knows that he lives, breathes and spreads unity, integrity and peace.  But as many have said, in L.A. bullets have no names. It's 2 am, and he just came out of surgery.  The surgeons reported that the bullet hit his heart and lung but did not do permanent damage.  The bullet has been removed and he is in stable condition. As he was lying on the floor at Chuco's waiting for the paramedics, he asked that everyone pray for him.  Please, whoever you look to for strength and guid

Community Dance and Movement Open House hosted by GuiDANCE Autism | PRLog

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  Click the link below to see the press release: Community Dance and Movement Open House hosted by GuiDANCE Autism | PRLog

Hollywood Black Film Festival A Huge Success with Diversity in Panels, Films and Parties

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*Courtesy of Edna Sims, ESP Public Relations* Founder and Executive Director Tanya Kersey of the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) are proud of the huge success of this years’ film festival.   The four-day film festival took place Thursday, October 25, 2012 through Sunday, October 28, 2012, hosted at the W Hotel, with film screenings at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood, CA.   Some of the highlighted events included, “Faith in Film: a Conversation with DeVon Franklin,” sponsored by Wells Fargo bank.   Franklin gave words of encouragement to the sold out crowd, “don’t be so anxious about tomorrow, that you miss the blessing of today.” Michael Baisden’s Story Live Staged Reading was another big hit among attendees.   Don B. Welch , directed seasoned actors in performing scenes from finalist’s scripts submitted for consideration.   The HBFF opened with the world premiere of “Note To Self” and after party. The red carpet arrivals included the cast of Note To Self and e

Video:Who's Pissed About GMO's? Know the Truth

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Watch this compelling video and know the truth about Prop 37 and GMO's Video brought by  

YJC Haunted Jailhouse and Screening of Precious Knowledge Oct. 31st

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Courtesy of Youth Justice Coalition Join us at Chuco's on Halloween for our Haunted Jailhouse followed by a special screening of Precious Knowledge documenting the inspiring struggle to save ethnic studies in the Tucson Public Schools.  The Jailhouse is intended to educate L.A. on Prop 34 (Death Penalty) YES , Prop 35 (Human Trafficking) NO and Prop 36 (Three Strikes) YES .  Everything is free including the snacks!

Workshop: Miracle Super Foods That Heal 10/18

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It is Cold/Flu season!!! "Is Your Health Out of Control? Crazy symptoms, poor digestion, inflammation off the charts, pain, poor eyesight, poor sleep, chronic infections, poor circulation, blood sugar problems,....??!*$%#! Come learn what your body (eyes, tongue, nails,..) are telling you and the "Super Foods" in your kitchen that are known to help Heal!!!  You don't want to miss this very powerful workshop. RECLAIM YOUR HEALTH!! CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON FACEBOOK

October Culture Alert

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Here is the Southern California Culture Alert from Rina Rubenstein. Explore the arts within our community.  To become a part of the Culture Alert list or add your event email Rina at CultureAlert@hotmail.com. Click Here

Experience the Evoke Festival

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The EVOKE Festival nurtures artists and new performance works that expand the dialogue about the Asian Pacific American experiences. EVOKE audience members will have unique opportunities to explore the work and engage in post-show discussions with artists Raja Bhattar, Alicia Virani, Chueh Jun-Fung, Mia Nakano, Nguyen Nguyen (with Jay Carlon and Ian Isles) and Rich Yap. This inagural installation of the EWP EVOKE Festival presents the vivid reality and imaginations of Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender APA artists. In community partnership with APAIT Health Center , The Malaya Project , Mujeres de Maiz , Satrang and TeAda Productions . Performance Run: Thursday, October 11 - Saturday, October 13 @ 8pm Sunday, October 14 @ 2pm* *The Sunday show will be preceded by a Family "Bring Your Own Brunch* gathering in the East West Players courtyard, starting at 12 noon. All are welcome to join! Community organizations will have information tables and food tru

BEING EXCELLENT: Kim Anthony launches Urban Excellence Magazine

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Illustrious Speaker, Trainer, Author, Community Leader and Success Coach, Kim Anthony affirms excellence for herself, the community and the world in launching Urban Excellence Magazine . Phenomenal Woman, Kim Anthony  The mission of Urban Excellence Magazine is to become the foremost trusted source for personal growth and development resources for your ENTIRE life...business/ career, health and wellness, spirituality, family, financial..being abundant in every area is key to your total success with extraordinary support. Urban Excellence Magazine is a a powerful online movement started by a powerful leader similarly to some of the leaders featured on the site, such as Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Cathy Hughes, Nikki Myers and more.  Urban Excellence offers you a vast amount of information and tools such as leadership trainings, business profiles and networking, workshops and lots...lots more. Be in excellence with your life by the way of Urban Excellence Magazine. http://ww

Night of POWER and LOVE: API Undocumented Cultural Show

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Join Dream Team LA and South Asians for Justice Los Angeles for a night filled with music, dance, artwork, REVOLUTION, movement building, empowerment, and much more!! This will be a night you will never forget.  All proceeds will go towards the scholarship and we request a $10.00 donation. Donate through Chipin: http:// apiundocumentedscholarship. chipin.com/ night-of-power-and-love-api -undocumented-cultural-sho w Saturday, October 13, 2012 6:00pm until 9:00pm St. Luke's Episcopal Church 525 E. 7th St. Long Beach, CA 90813 The event will provide a crucial space for queer, undocumented, and/or API youth to come together, collaborate, and support each other. We often have conversations about increasing the visibility of API and queer youth in the undocumented movement to make sure that we address the injustices people face holistically. The Power and Love: API Undocumented Cultural Show scholarship fundraiser actually accomplishes thi

Share Your Gifts and Let Your Soul Flow

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Share your gifts and receive more than your heart could imagine. Part of the Living Your Best Life Now Series .Dancing .Singing .Comedy .Poetry .Spoken Word .Acting .Just say a few words Mingle and Have some outrageous fun Hosted by Bea Sweet Kim Battle AKA Koke Boogotti will be mixin on the 1's and 2's as well as co-hosting Surprises and Good Times are definitely in store 9:30.P.M. -2 A.M. The Palms Bar 8572 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA  $7 until 11:00 PM $10 After  

Tomorrow....Free Workshop!!! The Art of Living Well in Any Economy!

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The Art of Living Well in Any Economy! Join us for a Free, Fun, Interactive Workshop Where You'll Explore New Strategies for Creating the Life of Your Dreams! Join us and discover new and innovative strategie s for living WELL and achieving extraordinary results -- while dramatically improving your business, personal finances,  relationships, health,  wellness --  and ability to touch, move and inspire others as a visionary leader! Bring plenty of business cards for networking with L.A.'s coolest , most dynamic, positive and progressive entrepreneurs and professionals -- and learn proven strategies that can be immediately applied to profit from your passion and live your dreams!"  Event:                            The Art of Living Well in Any Economy!                                   A Free, Fun, Interactive Workshop Where You'll Explore                                  New Strategies for Creating the Life of Your Dreams! Date:      

Get Producer's Credit by Simply Doing Good

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A letter from World renowned writer, director, producer, Joy Shannon of Girl Nite Theater... Check out the live entertainment in the video below the letter :   Dear friends, As you know, I'm doing a low-budget film about helping troubled female youth. It's called "3rd Generation Female Gangsta'". It's a feature length crime drama. I recently shot it and now I'm trying to raise money to finish the editing. For those who make a donation of $20 they get Producer's credit as a "Producer of Finishing Funds" and once the film is finished they will get a free download. Attached is my donation video request from YouTube and it has sample scenes of the film. If you can make a donation that would be great! If you can forward this WIDELY that would be very helpful also. Please help Black women filmmakers. Thank you very, very much! --Joy DONATE NOW !!!

Rising Star "Renatta Nikole" stars in "Because He Loved Me" by Dexter Overall

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Rising starlette coined as "The Gifted Masterpiece" , Renatta Nikole will star as  "Mya" in Dexter Overall's highly anticipated screenplay "Because He Loved Me."   The play is set to hit the stage at Prairie State College in Chicago, Ill on  Saturday, October 13, 2012 . The doors open at 6:00 P.M . and show time is at 7:00 P.M . Renatta Nikole is an actress, singer, painter, writer...a true ARTISTE!!. She is definitely the one to watch! http://rnikole.weebly.com/ www.wix.com/renattanikole/gifted1 See the Gifted masterpiece in action in the trailer for Becasue He Loved Me below:

Families Unlocking Futures-Compelling Report released

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Photo Credit: Richard Ross of youth detained at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey Release of Groundbreaking National Report FAMILIES UNLOCKING FUTURES Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice Today, Tuesday, September 25, 2012, the Youth Justice Coalition, as a part of the national network Justice for Families, assembled on the steps of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration to release a report exposing the crisis in the juvenile injustice system. Based on over 1,000 surveys with parents and family members of incarcerated youth and 24 focus groups nationwide, Families Unlocking Futures aims to correct misperceptions about system-involved youth and their families, and demonstrates the need for families’ active participation in redesigning the youth justice system in order to secure safer and more prosperous communitie

Fall Classes at William Grant Still Arts Center

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Embrace the Arts-Get to know the ARTIST in you!   FALL CLASSES  - $5 per class (Oct. 8 – Nov. 24) No registration required - come on day of class Tuesday Drums  -  Marcus L. Miller 4 – 5 pm  (7 – 12 years) 5 – 6 pm (13 years and up) Drawing & Painting  -  Raul Baltazar 4 – 5:30   (7 – 12 years) Wednesday Keyboard  -  Aeros Pierce 2:30 – 3:30 pm, (Adult / Senior) 4 – 5 pm, Beginner (7 – 18 years) 5 – 6 pm, Returning Students (7 -18 years) Thursday Early Childhood Ukulele  -  Daniel Corral 4 – 5 pm, Beginner (3 - 6 years) Guitar  -  Daniel Corral 5 – 6 pm, Beginner (7 -18 years) 6 - 7 pm, Beginner (Adult / Senior) Friday Line Dance  -  Nawili Gray 11 am – Noon (Adult/Seniors) Crafting Circle – Cheryl Williams Noon – 2 pm (Adult/Seniors) Saturday Teen Art – Raul Baltazar   Noon – 2pm  (13 – 19 years) Every third Saturday Art on the Lawn  - 10 – Noon (FREE All ages) Save the Date!!!! October 6, 20

Bettie J. Spruill Presents" The Feminine Face of Leadership and Power"

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For additional info go to: http://www.bettiespruill.com/ . An unforgettable experience that will change your life!

2012 Opportunity Nation Summit Live! Watch Now

Watch live streaming video from oppsummit at livestream.com Advocate Pathways for Young Leaders! Be apart and make a difference!

Buffie "The Body" Carruth shares her journey in celebration of her 100th Youtube Video

She took the video and modeling industry by storm in 2005. She made an impact on the world with her stunning beauty and amazing physic.  She started out with her then paid modeling site www.buffiethebody.com. Now, Buffie Carruth continues change lives an an empowering fitness guru. Her www.bodynomics.com has generated a wave of majority female followers who want to promote healthy living in their lives. Viewers can log onto the site and see Buffie the dynamic personal trainer demonstrate powerful workout tips and techniques. She celebrates her 100th Youtube video by sharing who she is with the world. Buffie gets real in this little over 52 min video and opens up about her journey. Congratulations Buffie! To many more years of continued succes! Click on the link below. Buffie the Body: Is My Butt Fake and Why I Left the Hip Hop Industry? « Bodynomics

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Expands 2013 Gracie Awards 
to Two Coasts

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Prestigious Gracies to be Awarded in Los Angeles and New York The  Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Foundation  is pleased to announce that for the first time, the  Gracie Awards  will take place in both California and New York in 2013. The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and new media.  The Gracies Gala, which honors national winners, will return to the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 21, 2013. The recipients of the Gracie Awards for excellence in local, online, public and student markets will be honored on June 26, 2013, at the Hilton New York. “We are thrilled that The Gracies has become such an important industry event that this year we will celebrate the best media for, by and about women on both coasts,” said AWMF President, Erin M. Fuller.  “We are excited to return to Los Angeles, and by expanding our signature event to New York City, which served as

Shifts the Focus to the Issues and Voting Power of Black Women at the Republican and Democratic Conventions

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Black women discuss the power of the sister voter during the DNC. Pictured (L-R) Glynda C. Carr, Higher Heights for America; Rev. Leah Daughtry (at podium), On These Things; Hazel Dukes, NAACP; Clayola Brown, A. Philip Randolph Institute; Melanie L. Campbell, NCBCP/Black Women's Roundtable; Dr. E Faye Williams, NCBW     In their continuing efforts to make Black women's issues a top priority and remind elected officials and candidates of the voting power of Black women, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (NCBCP) Black Women's Roundtable co-hosted non-partisan round table discussions in conjunction with the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, FL, and this week at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, NC. At the Charlotte Convention Center Black Women's Roundtable joined with Higher Heights for America to co-host, "Harnessing Black Women's Political Power: The Chisholm Effect 40 Years in th

InnerCity Struggle's 9th Annual Awards Dinner Invitation

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  InnerCity Struggle cordially invites you to help sponsor InnerCity Struggle’s 9 th Annual Awards Dinner. This year’s event will take place Wednesday, October 3 rd , 2012 at The Center at Cathedral Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. The event is entitled “18 Years of Unifying the Eastside,” which will highlight our 18 year history of organizing youth, families and community residents in achieving policy changes in areas of college access, violence prevention and increasing after-school programs for local youth. We are honored to invite you to participate at this momentous anniversary, where hundreds of our supporters, community, labor and business leaders will come together to celebrate the stellar work of InnerCity Struggle’s youth and families, as well as our evening’s dinner honorees.   This year's dinner will recognize the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding individuals that are leading the progressive fight to improve the quality of life on

GROUNDBREAKING ANTHOLOGY GIVES VOICE TO THE LIVES, RIGHTS AND ISSUES OF BULLYING VICTIMS IN AMERICA

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GROUNDBREAKING ANTHOLOGY GIVES VOICE TO THE LIVES, RIGHTS AND ISSUES OF BULLYING VICTIMS IN AMERICA By Azaan Kamau Editors, Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti and Azaan Kamau are proud to announce one of the most highly anticipated anthologies of the decade. Letters to My Bully published by Glover Lane Press will arrive to bookstores and on-line markets on August 15, 2012. Why a Letter to My Bully? Every day in America, 160,000 students miss school due to bullying. According to reports by the Secret Service, two-thirds of school shootings are motivated by bullying. A whopping 43% of middle school children avoid the bathroom and locker rooms at all costs due to certainty of being bullied. And finally, the number one reason for suicides among youth ages 11-16 is bullying. Glover Lane Press’ historical anthology, Letters to My Bully, not only gives victims of bullying an outlet to express the impact of bullying in their lives, contributors speak on solutions to the problem and offer healing

Wedding Announcement: Heavenly Wedding Bliss for Bishop John White and April Weeden | PRLog

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Wedding Announcement: Heavenly Wedding Bliss for Bishop John White and April Weeden | PRLog

Community Starts With People Like You

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Community Starts With People Like You By Ely Flores

A New Diagnosis for Frida Kahlo’s Infertility

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A New Diagnosis for Frida Kahlo’s Infertility

A Promise, Mi Amiga

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A Promise, Mi Amiga Dedicated to Eugenia Wright-Hall Eugenia Wright-Hall Jan. 7, 1952- March 31, 2011 You touched so many lives With your delicate hands You uplifted the world with your strategic plans You were always there No matter what was needed You shared your talents and made sure everyone succeeded You shined your light ever so bright No one could take their eyes off of you You were such a beautiful sight You inspired and motivated You molded and created You lived, breathed and displayed excellence remarkably You, mi Amiga, are truly extraordinary You set the bar And now we must climb You are now really a shining star We can look up and still see you shine Thank you for being you. Thank you for all that you have and continue to do. Gone too soon but never forgotten....EVER! You made us better. Because you believed We will continue to achieve We know you are watching Over us Trust Our cups runneth over with The love you've given us

Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Event Materials

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Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is swiftly approaching. It is May 9, 2012. There are events that will be taking place nation wide to bring forth awareness and support.  The national website Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  (SAMHSA) is your one stop shop for all upcoming events, information, activities and material for marketing, PR and social media.  Click on the link below. Event Materials

Happy Bearthday Luenell

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  Photo Credit: Brandy Sanders Cars were lined up for blocks and blocks down Crenshaw Blvd. last night!! Everyone was eager to celebrate Superstar Bad Girl of Comedy Luenell's Birthday! It was not only jammed packed but also jammin down at good ol' Maverick Flats. The Bday Queen had her fly custom made pimp cup, like her good friend Bishop Don Juan, and Champagne bottle toasting the night away looking stunning as always. With that amazing smile, she stays fancy with her nails done , hair done, everything did. Some of Hollywood's legends  and brightest starswere in the house to live, laugh and love with Luenell last night including:  Loretta Divine, John Marshall Jones, Guy Torry, Red Grant, Paula Jai White, T.K Carter, Cher Rue, Angela Dean, Norwood Young, Tiffany "New York" Pollard, Jemia Fredrique and many more! Luenell with her manager/  friend, Papa Lee In addition to her day of graciously blessing us with her presence, Luenell a lot to

POLI News Flash: A Billion + Change Mobilizes $1.6 Billion in Skills-Based Volunteering

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"THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO TIM McAFEE-LEWIS” CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE KIERRAH FOUNDATION INCLUDES TRIBUTE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON, FEB. 19

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Live Concert Recording to Help Girls Who Age Out of Foster Care LOS ANGELES – “The Gospel According to Tim McAfee-Lewis,” a concert to benefit The Kierrah Foundation , will be held Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at Agape International Spiritual Center, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, in Culver City, Ca. 90203. All concert proceeds benefit the foundation. The concert will be recorded live. The event also will include a tribute to the late music icon Whitney Houston featuring Sabrina Johnson, one of Houston’s background singers, who will sing “I Love the Lord” from the soundtrack from “The Preacher’s Wife.” Also, 13-year-old Mimi Sledge will sing Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All. Founded in 2004 by Brandy Sanders and her late husband Stanley Sanders, The Kierrah Foundation is a multilevel support system for young women who age out of the foster care system without family or friends. The Kierrah Foundation provides material, intellectual and emotional support to these young women.