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Los Angeles: After the American Dream

Patricia Echeverria | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Patricia Echeverria

It's time to re-write our dreams: to revisit our personal and collective narratives. The hope for upward mobility is dead, at least amongst our youth....

How I Pushed Past My Comfort Zone

Marquis Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Marquis Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMy mother locked me out of the house everyday to practice and develop my skills on the court. Without knowing it, this was my first life lesson on setting long-term goals and overcoming obstacles to achieve a dream.

Hearing Words In Music

Larry Strauss | Posted 07.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Larry Strauss

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI'd never imagined blues like that -- upbeat and exquisite. It seemed somehow to give a nod to all of life's sadness without giving in to any of it.

Come on Down, Ted Nugent

Jonathan Zeichner | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Zeichner

Mr. Nugent, please come visit South Central up close and personal -- come to A Place Called Home any weekday afternoon to meet a few hundred young people who were casually referenced in your punchline.

NRA's Ted Nugent Jokes About Gunning Down South Central LA Residents Like Feral Hogs

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Why is it that National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent gets away with joking about machine-gunning South Central Los Angeles residents from a helicopter, equating them with the feral hogs he likes to hunt in the same manner?

Let's Halt Industrialization of the South Central Farm

Tezozomoc | Posted 08.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Tezozomoc

Join the South Central Farmers to Halt Industrialization of the South Central Farm If you have not emailed your opposition please do so at ...

PHOTOS: Save These Donut Huts!

Posted 03.08.2012 | Los Angeles

Architecture in Los Angeles has always helped to define and display this city's cultural heritage. Whether it be a modern museum or a Craftsman bungal...

WATCH: How Cesar Millan Got Into The U.S.

Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices

Famed dog behavioralist Cesar Millan discusses his 'path to America' on AOL's "You've Got..." video series. Although not everyone agrees with Mill...

The Debt Ceiling vs. the Job Ceiling in South LA: Lift Both Now

Laphonza Butler | Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

The real ceiling is in South Los Angeles, where the lack of jobs continues to hurt our communities with the continued overall rise in unemployment.

L.A. 'Street Art' in South Central at Manual Arts High

Carmen Zella | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Carmen Zella

I interviewed MarkAyala to shed light on his experience teaching art at Manual Arts High. His story of what one person's vision can accomplish amidst a crumbling education is a film-worthy script.

Living Through Historic Times

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

From my point of view -- that of an African American living in Southern California -- the years since 2000 have indeed been historic and sometimes devastating. Where to start?

The City of Bell and Stereotypes

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Maurice Jourdane

Instead of viewing the City of Bell through a stereotype that Latinos are greedy, why don't we expect people to act like Latino businessman and political activist Joe Sanchez?

Gov 1.0 and Powerful Happenings

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

We need more "Camp Karen" types of activities in all of our civic spaces. In bringing dignity back to politics, we all grow as a people.

Own a Piece of Art History: Mark Bradford Merchant Posters

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Born in Los Angeles and raised in his mother's hair salon in Leimert Park, Mark Bradford learned at an early age the rudimentary tools of his art: calligraphy, signage, and handicraft.

Greg Boyle Has Saved Thousands of Latino Lives In Los Angeles. So Why Might He Go Out Of Business?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jesse Kornbluth

You would think that a guy who has transformed tens of thousands of lives over 23 years in the lousiest part of LA could find $5 million somewhere to keep going.

LA's New Top Cop Talks

Tina Daunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tina Daunt

Charlie Beck, LA's new chief of police, is a cop's cop. Compared to his rock star predecessor, Bill Bratton, whose outsized abilities came with an ego to match, it's a definite change.

Making An Impact: Help a Kid Take the Leap from the Mean Streets of L.A. to a College Campus

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

To help at-risk kids take the leap from the mean streets of L.A. to a college campus, we've created a special fund. To contribute and give a worthy student a leg up on a much brighter future, click here. Latest HuffPost Game Changers: Media and Philanthropy Look over the slideshows we've put together, then vote for the Ultimate Game Changer in Media and Philanthropy. READ MORE Barack Obama Is Doing My Job; Why America Needs Him to Do His When it comes to Wall Street, President Obama seems to have traded in his position as our economy's commander-in-chief for a different role: pundit-in-chief. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Discusses the Senate Health Care Bill on Countdown WATCH: Arianna Talks About the Public's Bailout Anger on BBC's Newsnight WATCH: Left, Right, and Center Live on Stage

Mighty Movie Podcast Exclusive: Spike Lee & Stew on Passing Strange: The Movie

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I got a chance to sit down with Spike Lee and singer/songwriter Stew to discuss the New York musical hit, Passing Strange.