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Articles by Hassina Leelarathna

Thai Town’s Songkran Festival – a Colorful Celebration of Tradition and Diversity

Songkran has become a showcase event that captures the city’s vibrant diversity and lifestyles.
categories Arts & CultureNeighborhoodsRace/Ethnic Relations

Obamacare Enrollment Gathers Steam in Latino Communities, Thanks to Grassroots Efforts

Ground-level efforts by groups like the SEIU are helping to publicize the ACA and disseminate enrollment information to Latino families.
categories HealthRace/Ethnic Relations

New Voice, Fresh Perspective on Current African American Issues in LA

LA Beez welcomes new media member The Morningside Park Chronicle founded in 2012. We spoke with the publisher/editor Teka-Lark Fleming about her media group's vision, goals, and uniqueness.
categories Arts & CultureBusinessCity AffairsMediaNeighborhoods

Walmart Employees Can’t Afford Thanksgiving, Many On Food Stamps

“So many people working in a company that is the biggest in the world and so many of those people need to be on food stamps? There’s something to be said about that,” says activist.
categories BusinessNeighborhoodsWeathering the Storm

Buddhists End “Rainy Season” With Ancient Ritual Robe-offering Ceremonies in LA

Hundreds of ethnic Buddhists in Southern California belonging to the Theravada tradition have been flocking to temples over the past few weeks for the Kathina, a ritual that has persisted in several Asian countries for over 2500 years.
categories Arts & CultureNeighborhoods

Philippine Consulate Partners With DOL For Workers’ Rights

This week the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles set a precedent for other foreign consulates by stepping in to prevent unscrupulous employers from exploiting documented and undocumented workers.
categories BusinessImmigrationJusticePolitics

Catholic, Buddhist Leaders Hail New Driver License Law, Call on Washington to Expedite Immigration Reform

Catholic and Buddhist leaders in Los Angeles hailed the landmark measure granting California driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.
categories ImmigrationPolitics

Hit by U.S. Recession, Growing Number of Sri Lankans in Los Angeles Face Hard Times

11% living in poverty, report says.
categories City AffairsEconomyFamily/Inter-generational NewsImmigrationRace/Ethnic Relations

California Readies for Obamacare

Ethnic organizations to get millions in state grants to educate their communities on benefits.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthPolitics

Is the World Ready For the New Face of America?

America’s multiculturalism, especially its Asian narrative, remains a well-kept secret in some parts of the world.
categories Arts & CultureFamily/Inter-generational NewsImmigrationRace/Ethnic Relations
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