“White Marriage” Review by Rose Desena

Every once in a while I see a show that I have an issue writing about – not because it…

“Recall” Review by Rose Desena

What would the world be like if there was a way to eliminate the deviant population before they could create…

Q&A With Ricardo Salinas by Rose Desena

I spent many years in San Francisco. While there, I had my first real exposure to Salvadoran culture. I had…

“L. A. Deli” Review by Rose Desena

The play itself is meant to be a comedy showing the irony of it all, and there are some good…

“Talhotblond” Review by Rose Desena

Talhotblond is billed as a thriller, but the more I think about it I am convinced it’s a good old…

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Deadly Giant Hornets Kill 42 People in China

Hong Kong, The Asian giant hornet, known scientifically as Vespa mandarinia, carries a venom that destroys red blood cells, which can result in kidney failure and death, said Justin O. Schmidt, an entomologist at the Southwest Biological Institute in Tucson, Arizona…

Nobel Prize For Physics 2013: Francois Englert And Peter W. Higgs For Higgs Boson Research

François Englert and Peter W. Higgs are jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for the theory of how particles acquire mass. In 1964, they proposed the theory independently of each other…

Creative Teachers: Teacher Training for Haitian Children

In two weeks we will be going to Haiti once again to to do teacher training and work with two schools and two orphanages. The children there are so much in need of our assistance…

Obama: Limited Response to Syria Being Considered

WASHINGTON, President Barack Obama said Friday he is considering a very limited response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria by the Assad regime.…

Tamils who Met UN Rights Chief Threatened in Sri Lanka: TGTE

NEW YORK, USA- In an urgent appeal to the UN High-Commissioner for Human Rights Ms.…

Saudi Foreign Minister: “We Stand With Egypt”

WASHINGTON, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisaldelivered a message from the Custodian of…

South African Response To The Use of Chemical Weapons in Damascus

PRETORIA, South Africa, South Africa is alarmed at the latest escalation in the…

UN Human Rights Chief Urged to Check for Chemical Weapons Use in Sri Lanka

NEW YORK, In a letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Navanethem…

UN Political Chief Arrives In Cairo To Evaluate Assistance Measures

NEW YORK, A senior United Nations official today said he was in Egypt on a…

REPORT: The Discrimination and Outdated Law of Dubai (U.A.E) for Tuberculosis Patients

DUBAI - This man was deported by Dubai because of their personal and outdated laws.…

Rougue Machine Theatre 2014 Benefit Gala at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club

The 2014 Gala will be held at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club – 1210 Fourth St, Santa Monica, Featuring live music, food, cocktails, and a silent auction. …

Flypoet – Spoken word – April 4th

Flypoet - Spoken word - April 4th…

(“Jealousy”) April 18th – May 4th At The Ford

Sjalusi (“Jealousy”) – Deaf West Theatre brings Teater Manu, Norway’s professional sign language theater company, to the U.S. for the first time with a black comedy about three women living on different floors of the same luxurious high-rise. …

“Silent” and “Forgotten” March 20th – April 6th

“Silent” and “Forgotten” — Los Angeles audiences get a second chance. Those who missed Irish writer/actor Pat Kinevane’s exhilaratingly theatrical, award-winning plays in their West Coast premieres (or those who want to see them again) can catch both when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble …

THE VORTEX AT MALIBU PLAYHOUSE -Friday, April 11, 2014

The third play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE’s 2013-2014 season will be The Vortex by…

Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series: Whimsy in L.A. March 25, 2014

PASADENA, CA – Fairytale houses dot the Southern California landscape, including neighborhoods of Burbank, Hancock…

“HENRY V” Produced by The Porters of Hellsgate Through March 22 At The Whitmore Theatre

The Porters of Hellsgate take on Shakespeare’s most famous play about war upon their unworthy…

Artist Vicki McClay at Upper West in Santa Monica March 9th

Artist Vicki McClay is set to show at Upper West in Santa Monica. The opening…

PAPILLION BRINGS CONTEMPORARY ART TO LEIMERT PARK OPENING FEBRUARY 15, 2014

Los Angeles, CA - Papillion opens in Los Angeles’ famed Leimert Park with the group…

“The Vagina Monologues” in American Sign Language at Whitefire Theatre Feb. 23

The Vagina Monologues — Fully staged and performed simultaneously in American Sign Language…

“White Marriage” Review by Rose Desena

Every once in a while I see a show that I have an issue writing about – not because it was bad or good, but because as I sat in the theater I had to keep asking myself, “what the heck is going on here?”…

“Recall” Review by Rose Desena

What would the world be like if there was a way to eliminate the deviant population before they could create havoc in society? Recall them like a bad car part or a faulty toy?…

Q&A With Ricardo Salinas by Rose Desena

I spent many years in San Francisco. While there, I had my first real exposure to Salvadoran culture. I had quite a few friends whose families had immigrated to the City by the Bay to escape the violence and war in El Salvador…

“L. A. Deli” Review by Rose Desena

The play itself is meant to be a comedy showing the irony of it all, and there are some good laughs. A few of the stories were taken from Bobricks’s own experience as a writer hustling around trying to sell his scripts, poor guy.…

“Talhotblond” Review by Rose Desena

Talhotblond is billed as a thriller, but the more I think about it I am…

“Closely Related Keys” Review by Rose Desena

Julia, an African American woman, is an up and coming lawyer at a prestigious law…

Q & A with Kathrine Bates “Talhotblond” by Rose Desena

I’m drawn in by a story where an event has occurred that erupted into scandal…

Q and A with Playwright Wendy Graf by Rose Desena

We are lucky to have such good playwrights living around the Los Angeles area. One…

“A Steady Rain” Review by Rose Desena

Two cops who grew up together on the very streets they once protected as partners…

Rose Desena Interviews Jeff Perry

A few years ago during one of my trips to NYC, I stumbled upon a…

“Taste Africa in Style” Baked Sardines, Radish, Peanut Butter Sauce

“Taste Africa in Style” is about a life style. It shows my great passion for blending African tradition with modern style and allows me to share my love of cooking traditional, healthy, and tasty meals.…

The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. And AARP Launch Series Of Forums On Family Caregiving

NEW YORK, March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. partnered with AARP today to host "Because We Care" – the first of a series of forums designed to provide African-American families with information and resources that will enable them to take better…

Zero Hour for Children in State Budget Battle

PHOENIX – Battle lines have formed at the Arizona Legislature over funding for children's programs – specifically for child welfare and safety. Last year, it was revealed that 6,500 cases of child abuse had gone uninvestigated, but Dana Wolfe Naimark, president of Children's Action Alliance,…

Report: Racial Divide with Changing Demographics Costs MN Billions

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As Minnesota continues to grow more diverse by the day, a new analysis finds that closing racial gaps in income, education and health is not only a moral imperative but a matter of economics.…

Push to Expedite Rape Kit Testing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sexual assault advocates are demanding changes in the handling of crucial evidence…

“Taste Africa in Style” Bone Marrow Cooked in Spices

Fantastically delicious! I mean healthy for you, and also tasty! Bones and soup, yummy! …

“Taste Africa in Style” South African Chicken and Apricot Kebabs

“Taste Africa in Style” is about a life style. It shows my great passion for…

“Taste Africa In Style” Shrimp, Arugula Salad, Avocado Mash

In the olden days in Ghana, the majority of the people mostly eat salad…

“Taste Africa In Style” PALEO

This is my Grandmother's recipe with a twist. This dish is healthy, tasty and…

Report: Young Women Taking Advantage of Health-Care Opportunities

ST. LOUIS – After a slow start because of website issues, new data from the…

Landmark Teacher Tenure Case Wraps Up

LOS ANGELES – The fate of California's teacher tenure laws is now in the hands of a judge. In closing arguments Thursday, the attorneys for the Vergara vs. California plaintiffs argued the laws protect so-called bad teachers, while attorneys for the state said they're needed…

Stepping Up STEM Education in Washington

SEATTLE - Washington is getting more funding to introduce kids to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the hours beyond the school day. A $120,000 two-year grant will be used to train more after-school program providers and connect them with experts in STEM-related fields.…

New Report Links Prison Education Programs to Reduction in Recidivism

WASHINGTON, The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced research which explores knowledge gaps and opportunities for leveraging academic and vocational education programs to improve the reentry outcomes of incarcerated adults and juveniles. …

Bold Lesson: Florida School District Swaps Cops for Counseling

“Looking at the glaring expulsion, arrest and dropout rates for our black and Latino students, I knew that we had to do something dramatically different,” Runcie said.…

Helping Children Discover and Achieve Their Dreams

We mobilize a team to enable public middle schools in low-income communities to provide a…

A “Reality Check” on Charter Schools

Charter schools might make up only 5 percent of the nation’s schools, but they do…

Reading Survey Shows Slow Start To Teaching Shift

Because of new learning standards called the Common Core, New York City educators attending the…

Education: What Is Common Core And What Are The Standards?

The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the…

School Finance Reform and Low-Income Students

Delivering significantly more money to schools based on the number of low-income children they serve…

Most Students Aren’t Ready for College

The report released today by the Iowa City, Iowa-based organization found just 39 percent of…