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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month underscores need for research funding

In 2015, 8-year-old Ty Murray’s hips were uneven. It hurt for him to walk and his left leg was slow growing. Ty was not...

How to talk to your kids about death

When Chadwick Boseman died on August 28, it was a big shock to many of us. Across the world, in homes and online, people...

Culturas Cuisine: Tortillas de Harina

To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, Culturas co-founder Sonia Smith-Kang brings us her recipe for tortillas de harina. Can you tell us more about your...

World Literacy Day highlights the importance of bilingualism

September 8 marks International Literacy Day. Why the need for such a holiday? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) aim to,...

A doctor offers family guidance for a Covid-19 world

Across the country, whether class is in-person or online, going back to school has been a whirlwind. Like much of the Covid-19 pandemic, there...

Somebody’s Father aims to recognize fathers and father figures with new brand

The phrase #SomebodysFather began as a joke between co-workers.   Two friends listened to another co-worker recount their weekend. As they laughed, one said to the...

HOME + FOOD

How to beat the end-of-summer heat

As the heat continues to rise throughout Southern California, it is almost unbearable to deal with the warmth, especially if you don’t have access...

Culturas Cuisine: San Pedro Peanut Butter Roll-ups 

Sophia Ungaro, a Culturas team member, from San Pedro, California, brings us her recipe for San Pedro Peanut Butter Roll-ups.   Thank you for sharing your...

Mom opens Special Kneads Bakery to employ her son with cerebral palsy

I am the mom of four children, one with special needs. Don’t get me wrong, I feel the same love and joy...

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News of the Day: Commerce department accelerates TikTok ban to Sunday

On Friday morning, the United States Department of Commerce announced the prohibition of WeChat and TikTok transactions beginning September 20. Starting Sunday, United States residents...

TikTok star Julian Bass signs with talent agency

Just earlier this month, on July 2, Julian Bass tweeted, “if y’all can retweet this enough times that Disney calls, that’d be greatly appreciated.”...

Raising Kids as Allies During Black History Month

Most folks would be able to instantly identify images of these Black cultural icons like President Barack Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., or...

Student self-publishes children’s book to broaden Asian American representation

Children’s books have told stories with heartwarming lessons for decades, but many have failed to include minorities.In 2018, 77% of characters...

Latest Reviews

News of the Day: The Emmys go mostly virtual

On Sunday night, from a mostly empty Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 72nd Emmy Awards, a celebration marked by...

Culturas Corner: Meet Abby Johnston

Culturas Corner highlights individuals who make their community a better place through their work, business, volunteering or activism. At the beginning of August, The...

4 things to know about Kamala Harris

On Friday, Sen. Kamala Harris had her first in-depth conversation with Errin Haines, editor-at-large of The 19th, since Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced...

TRAVEL + EVENTS

Top five summertime uses for coconut oil!

The coconut oil craze has lived and fazed out over time. While California and other places around the world prepare to hit our hottest...

Get to know history-making Oaxacan model Karen Vega and her hometown

With the July cover of Vogue México, model Karen Vega is bringing Oaxacan visibility to newsstands (and of course, online!). The 18-year-old is the...

Photographer visits lost Mongolian tribe, captures stunning photos of their life and culture

Human civilization has come a long way since the early days of our species. Rising out of caves and undeveloped lands,...

This Twitter Thread Of Black Women Posing In Front Of The Mona Lisa Is A Work Of Art On Its Own

There are some things you don’t know you need until you get them.There are many reasons to love The Carters’...

Indiana woman reunites with birth parents in South Korea after 50 years

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A Bloomington woman found her birth parents in South Korea after being apart for 50 years.Kim Gantt came to the US...

COMMUNITY + CULTURE

Fast Times at Nanterre: From living it up in France to being in lockdown California

Looming towers of Parisian architecture cast shadows over his head. He ducks into his normal bakery and snatches a baguette. After a good sniff...

With international help, a Beirut restaurant rebuilds

Aline Kamakian’s father had a dream to show the world Armenian cuisine. He passed when she was 17, but his vision lived on.  “His dream...

The Washington Redskins drop controversial team name.

What’s Happening:  The Washington Redskins, after more than 80 years of controversy, have decided to shed their name. Contemporary American culture now generally identifies the...

Happy National Junk Food Day! 

July 21st is National Junk Food Day and for those who are like me, we know we shouldn’t eat junk food. But it’s just...

Health & Fitness

Take a note from Alopecia Awareness Month and celebrate your uniqueness

Kaili Fendrick started her year by doing motivational speaking. Even at just 12 years old, she has the intention to make an impact on...

Charles Zeno on the road to becoming a celebrity stylist

Stylesbyzeno has done the work to earn his title. Even still, he continues to reacquaint and refine the skills that set him apart.  When Charles...

Top five summertime uses for coconut oil!

The coconut oil craze has lived and fazed out over time. While California and other places around the world prepare to hit our hottest...

A Champion Gymnast With Down Syndrome Becomes A Model And Breaks Stereotypes

Everybody is beautiful in their own way – that’s what we have always heard as a kid. But the ground reality is quite different....

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Student homeless shelter changes protocol amid Covid-19

With COVID-19 rocking the student community and Los Angeles at-large, the student leaders at Trojan Shelter have adjusted their operations to fit the current...

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month underscores need for research funding

In 2015, 8-year-old Ty Murray’s hips were uneven. It hurt for him to walk and his left leg was slow growing. Ty was not...

News of the day: Judge rules 2020 census will continue through October

Late Thursday, Northern California U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh issued a preliminary injunction that pushes the 2020 census deadline to October 31.  The decision comes...

Culturas Corner: Meet Ankita & Gayatri Bansal

Culturas Corner highlights individuals who make their community a better place through their work, business, volunteering or activism. Today we learn about THERE!, a...

The Hispanic Heritage Month history lesson continues

Hispanic Heritage Month runs through October 15, so Culturas took a dive into more important historical figures! Next up are Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera,...

News of the day: No justice for Breonna Taylor, protests erupt across the country

Following the Kentucky attorney general’s completion of the investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, protests exploded across the United States.  https://twitter.com/ABC7HeatherGraf/status/1308916366842499072 The investigation results were...

Take a note from Alopecia Awareness Month and celebrate your uniqueness

Kaili Fendrick started her year by doing motivational speaking. Even at just 12 years old, she has the intention to make an impact on...

News of the Day: CSU selects its new chancellor

On Wednesday morning, the California State University system announced Joseph I. Castro as its eighth chancellor, the first California native and Mexican American to...

Happy National Voter Registration Day!

Since 2012, the fourth Tuesday of every September has celebrated National Voter Registration Day. On the heels of what many are considering the election...

News of the Day: House passes bill that would bar hair discrimination

On Monday, the House passed the CROWN Act, a bill that prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person’s hair texture or hairstyle if...

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Student homeless shelter changes protocol amid Covid-19

With COVID-19 rocking the student community and Los Angeles at-large, the student leaders at Trojan Shelter have adjusted their operations to fit the current...

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month underscores need for research funding

In 2015, 8-year-old Ty Murray’s hips were uneven. It hurt for him to walk and his left leg was slow growing. Ty was not...

News of the day: Judge rules 2020 census will continue through October

Late Thursday, Northern California U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh issued a preliminary injunction that pushes the 2020 census deadline to October 31.  The decision comes...

Culturas Corner: Meet Ankita & Gayatri Bansal

Culturas Corner highlights individuals who make their community a better place through their work, business, volunteering or activism. Today we learn about THERE!, a...

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