Sometimes a film’s trailer can be its own worst enemy, and it can diminish its chances for success. When I saw the trailer for the movie Belle, I thought it was yet another slave film, one which shows the inhumanity of racism, particularly against Black women ( instead we’ve chosen the short film above, featuring […]
About Karen Lascaris
Artist, author, designer Karen Lascaris is the author of "In Our Own Image: Treasured African American Traditions, Journeys, and Icons" (Running Press, PA, 2001).
Entries by Karen Lascaris
It’s time to give, it’s time to apply! Whether you are graduating from high school or continuing your college education, now is the time to apply for sponsorship. If you are a member of West Angeles; are maintaining a good grade point average, and are active in church and community activities*, the West Angles […]
Close your eyes; picture the face of a child you know and love. Imagine them in school; happy, learning, growing. Hear your child’s voice; smell the scent of his skin. See her sleeping peacefully at night. Now imagine your child, gone. Where are they? A few weeks ago, hundreds of Christian and Muslim schoolgirls were […]
Powerful tornadoes raged through several Midwest states on Sunday, including Arkansas, Kanas, Iowa and Oklahoma. At least 17 deaths have been reported. The storm system has moved east, also sweeping through Mississippi and leveling hundreds of homes and businesses. The tornado was “among the worst ever experienced” according to officials in Arkansas, which sustained the […]
Ecclesiastes 3:1&6 (NKJV) – Everything Has Its Time To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: 6 A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away If you haven’t done your Spring cleaning yet, then now is a great time to […]
Acts 1:8 (NKJV) – Jesus said, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” What is the Pilgrimage to Pentecost? This “50 Days of Prayer” was established by […]
It’s that time again! April 15 is the annual income tax filing deadline, yet most of us still file at the last minute. If you fear the idea of owing money, or maybe you feel lost in a sea of papers and receipts, no worries…we’re here to help! Since God wants us all to be […]
THE POWER OF WOMEN: 8 DYNAMIC TRAITS SURE TO INSPIRE YOU As modern-day women, we seem to have more on our plates now than at any other time in history. It’s as if there aren’t enough hours in the day to balance the mountain of responsibilities heaped upon our shoulders. We start our days on […]
Crouch Memorial Pentecostal Church of God In Christ, a historical church and a fixture in the South Los Angles community was set ablaze earlier this week. The fire, which was reported at 9:27 am on Tuesday morning, caused the roof to cave in, trapping two firemen underneath, and demanding the service of over 150 firefighters, […]
Your car is driving funny, but you need it to get to work. You’ve put in 12 years at the same firm, but due to corporate budget, there are layoffs and your department may be next. You have a big presentation tomorrow, and you feel nothing but nervousness. Your relationship has hit a snag, and […]
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