Immigrants are a vital force in the economic, civic, and cultural fabric of communities across the country. Consider the example of California, where undocumented immigrants make up nearly one in ten workers and contribute $130 billion to our GDP.
This could signify a tipping point in the impact of increased greenhouse gas emissions. Ocean temperatures may rise more rapidly, increasing the effects on the animals that live there. This could harm the tiny organisms that make up the base of the food chain and provide us with oxygen, sending ripples up the food chain.
In the 40 years since I was the first woman of color to appear on the cover of American Vogue, things in the fashion realm have gone through a world of change. And yet at the same time -- unfortunately -- many things have remained the same.
For its 45th "Sapphire" anniversary season, current Artistic Director Paul Morales has chosen an eclectic program, which opened in July with Agnes Locsin's historic La Revolucion Filipina, a controversial and thought-provoking examination of the events around the Philippine revolt against Spain.
Do you know someone who died by his or her hands, or tried (including perhaps you)? If you do, whether near or far from your heart, we hope you will join New York State and The Huffington Post in our campaign to help prevent deaths that need not happen.
Theoretically, public transportation should be a rapid and cost-effective solution for getting around town. It works in just about every city; however, Los Angeles is a unique metropolis in and of itself.
We would do well to remember the lessons that the 1991 Christopher Commission drew from its investigation into the police practices that led to Rodney King's beating at the hands of the LAPD and the riots that followed.
With the aid of disparate light sources, such as fireflies, the moon, or a handheld flash, this Montrealer uses large-format film and photographic paper to record his absorbing views of nature by harnessing the power of natural elements
It's not monumental work but it is heroic. It holds fast to the present while it focuses on the future in the face of grin-and-bear-it doldrums. It shows the episodic nature of the world, a given, behind which lies an unchanging essence of I can.
Last night at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (AMPAS, of which I am a member), Mel Brooks was honored with a celebratory screening of his iconic film, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Naturally, I was there cheering him on. You see, I have known Mel Brooks most of my life.
Ostensibly a bill to strengthen safety regulation of oil refineries, SB 1300 would eviscerate the state's freedom of information law. The original version of this legislation required oil companies to file reports on scheduled shutdowns, typically for maintenance, of their refinery facilities. So far, no problem. Then came last-minute amendments
Jeanne and I are left feeling strangely off balance. I imagine a three-legged stool, and how each leg is essential for its function. Over our lifetime, my siblings and I learned how to continually interact as a unit, calling upon our very different talents and personalities.
If a critical mass of these communities banned leaf blowers, it would transform the landscaping industry away from reliance on machines that are senselessly endangering health and welfare -- especially for the workers who operate them.
In reality, you can put a filter on an image, you can add 100 layers to make the perfect picture. But for some, through the lens the naked truth lies in the eyes, the poverty, the struggle, the hunger and the truth that is recorded.
I recently received an incredibly generous "gift of time" from the Djerassi Resident Artist Program (DRAP) in Woodside, California. "Time" seemed like a peculiar perk for an artist residency program to tout, but once I arrived on the ranch I understood what it meant.
NeoMexicanism, curated by Edward Hayes Jr., Assistant Curator at the Museum of Latin American Art, is a bold show. It's also a problematic one.
Millions of Californians will have reason to celebrate today after Governor Jerry Brown signs the Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act. For 44 percent of the state's population who don't earn a single paid sick day, this will move them a step closer to catching up with the rest of the world.