Showing posts from October, 2013

The New Black: a Documentary on Race and LGBT Equality Showing This Saturday, November 2nd

The New Black Exclusive Theatrical Engagement at Laemmle Music Hall 3, Nov 1 – 7, 2013 Audience Q&As feature Filmmaker Yoruba Richen and Film Principal Karess Taylor-Hughes   Over a dozen community organizations are proud to support the Los Angeles theatrical run of one of this year's most provocative and timely documentary films - "THE NEW BLACK" - A FILM BY YORUBA RICHEN This moving and insightful film has sparked meaningful dialogue and audience raves on the film festival circuit. It was awarded the Audience Award at AFI DOCS; Audience Award at PHILLY Q FEST; and the Audience Award at FRAMELINE SAN FRANCISCO; and won Best Documentary at the URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL. Directed and produced by Yoruba Richen, THE NEW BLACK addresses the issue of how the African American community is dealing with the gay community in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both s

Tomorrow!!! Be a Part of Food Policy History at City Hall

BE A PART OF FOOD POLICY HISTORY ON OCTOBER 23! Join the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, city leaders, community leaders and partners for the 3rd annual National Food Day to bring awareness to the Good Food for All Agenda, where food is sustainable, local, fair, humane and healthy for all Angelenos ! WHEN: Wednesday October 23, 2013 WHERE: City Hall. 200 N. Spring Street. Los Angeles, CA 90012 TIME: 8:30 am – 11:00 am PARKING: Parking lots are located off of Main Street south of 2nd street. BUILDING ACCESS: Please check in on the 1st floor from the Main Street entrance to City Hall. The building is wheelchair accessible. MEET AT: 3rd Floor Rotunda. Program begins at 9:00 am sharp Last year, supporters packed the Rotunda to learn about our Working Groups, sign our Good Food Pledge, and witness the launch of the Good Food Purchasing Program. On Wednesday, October 23rd, join us at City Hall to: recognize progress made by institutions participating in the in

This Weekend: High Tea Spa Party Benefiting Planet Rehab

AB Weddings & Special Events and Athena Katalaris (Master of Ceremony) cordially invites you to "High Tea Spa Party" benefiting Planet Rehab Organization on October 20th from 1-4. It will be fun afternoon of festivities with amazing vendors, delicious appetizers provided by Olive Bistro and flavored Teas. Ladies please wear a fancy hat to go with the theme (not mandatory) but would be fun. Its a charity event to raise awareness and donations for Planet Rehab Organization which is an animal sanctuary with emphasis on reconnecting people to nature .  Photographer RocknFilm will be taking fun and memorable pictures of this event. Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $10 at the door so RSVP. This is for kids and adults. Vendors Participant: Alexa K Beauty Jockey Person to Person- Anita Jewles Anita Danelian Emma Masseuse Belle Candy Accessories Serendipity Cupcakes Autumn Professional Massage Services Master of Ceremony: Ath

Michael Baisden adopts a high school class of 28 young men to spark One Dream One Team mentoring agenda

When renowned radio personality  Michael Baisden posted  "A real man takes care of his kids no matter what the relationship is with the mother of the child,"  on his Facebook page, he never anticipated the over nine million views or one million plus likes and comments he received as feedback! The overwhelming response prompted him into immediate action. A diehard advocate for mentoring since 2010 with his "One Million Mentors National Campaign to Save Our Kids" 72-city tour,  Baisden has now launched a new initiative, the  "One Dream One Team" Mentoring Initiative.   His specific goal is to help recruit African American male mentors for the 12,000 African American boys on the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)  waiting lists for a one-on-one mentor match.      A known social activist since his organizing of the 2007 Jena Six March and his work with the 2012 Trayvon Martin Rally, Baisden has always demonstrated a strong show of commitment via

All Day Fun: Ceanothus LA This Sunday October 13

  Ceanothus LA " will be Sunday October 13th from 9-3pm and it will be a full day of workshops and festivities, including an open megaphone and a procession around the park! * Participants include:  Tongva and Alaska Tlingit Storytellers, Southern California Native Birdsingers, Tiat Society, Traditional Japanese Flute & Drum, Tinkus Bolivia Ensemble, Mexika Danzantes, Brazilian Drums/Dance Ensemble, Ovarian Psychos/Cycles *  Workshops/activities will include:  Southern California Native Basket Weavers, Tongva Cordage making, Essential Oils & native plants workshops, Tongva beadworking, mask-making, puppet-making, yoga, and more! *  Did I mention there will have a mud pit for the young at heart with solar showers?!? This is an all ages, ZERO WASTE event so bring your kiddos, a picnic blanket, some snacks, and don't forget your water bottle! If you would like to volunteer the day before with set-up, or day of during the event and breaking

"Winnie Mandela" Opens Hollywood Black Film Festival Oct. 2nd

The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is proud to announce its 2013 Opening Night Film is Winnie Mandela. Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson(Dreamgirls) and Academy Award nomineeTerrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Winnie Mandela is an epic story of love, sacrifice and courage. Moving from a remote tribal village to the sprawling metropolis of Johannesburg, South Africa, a proud young Winnie (Jennifer Hudson) soon found love with a rising political star, Nelson Mandela (Terrence Howard).  When Nelson was imprisoned for protesting the brutal Apartheid government, Winnie worked tirelessly to win his freedom and to carry on his message of peace and equality.  Her struggle to keep the Mandela dream alive was rewarded by years of persecution and imprisonment, including 18 months of solitary confinement.   Throughout, her resolve to fight for her freedom, her family and her country never wavered.  Her leadership and unconquerable spirit caught the attention of the world and ea