Day: September 1, 2020

Manhattan Beach ‘Pierspective’ Physical Exhibit Tour Now Online

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — “Pierspective,” a community art exhibit designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Manhattan Beach Pier, is now available to view online. The art exhibit is sponsored by the City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department and has rolled out two online ways to view submissions and the actual exhibit hung inside the city’s Cultural Arts Center.

The newest portion of the exhibit is the physical tour of the 75 selections chosen to be in it. A few months ago, the city posted all of the submissions online, including ones that did not make it into the exhibition because they received so many [156]. The new video allows you to walk through the cultural arts building with two narrators to see and learn about the pieces.

The Parks and Recreation Department had to take the exhibition online and virtual due to COVID-19. Normally, the selected

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At Freedom Schools, empowering Black and Latino students is part of the lesson plan

Nyairee Jenkins, right, reads a book in an outdoor class under a canopy at Freedom Schools, a six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program designed for youth in grades K-12 in communities where quality academic enrichment is limited. <span class=(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/mqujKSvcHRx581gPo4vHzA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/BQJe2C9js7ADbNIC8h8hTg–~B/aD01NjA7dz04NDA7YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b24-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/la_times_articles_853/2888b85e514bf44f2fbabfd033f979e0″ data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/mqujKSvcHRx581gPo4vHzA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/BQJe2C9js7ADbNIC8h8hTg–~B/aD01NjA7dz04NDA7YXBwaWQ9eXRhY2h5b24-/https://media.zenfs.com/en/la_times_articles_853/2888b85e514bf44f2fbabfd033f979e0″/
Nyairee Jenkins, right, reads a book in an outdoor class under a canopy at Freedom Schools, a six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program designed for youth in grades K-12 in communities where quality academic enrichment is limited. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The lesson that July day told of a slave who taught himself how to read, then became such an accomplished poet that young white men paid him to write verses to their girlfriends.

If the slave, George Moses Horton, charged 25 cents a poem and sold 12 poems in a week, how much did he earn? Itzel Gama asked a small group of third- to fifth-graders after they had read a book about Horton.

The students called out their answers through masks under a white tent in the Pueblo del Rio public housing development in South Los

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Black and Latino students learn about empowerment at Freedom Schools

Nyairee Jenkins, right, reads a book in an outdoor class under a canopy at Freedom Schools, a six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program designed for youth in grades K-12 in communities where quality academic enrichment is limited. <span class=(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/WZuJ4RPTe_SV533RozY1wg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTQ3MA–/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/VxgflAcjmisJUUQiXh9PcA–~B/aD01NjA7dz04NDA7c209MTthcHBpZD15dGFjaHlvbg–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/la_times_articles_853/2888b85e514bf44f2fbabfd033f979e0″ data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/WZuJ4RPTe_SV533RozY1wg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTQ3MA–/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/VxgflAcjmisJUUQiXh9PcA–~B/aD01NjA7dz04NDA7c209MTthcHBpZD15dGFjaHlvbg–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/la_times_articles_853/2888b85e514bf44f2fbabfd033f979e0″/
Nyairee Jenkins, right, reads a book in an outdoor class under a canopy at Freedom Schools, a six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program designed for youth in grades K-12 in communities where quality academic enrichment is limited. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The lesson that July day told of a slave who taught himself how to read, then became such an accomplished poet that young white men paid him to write verses to their girlfriends.

If the slave, George Moses Horton, charged 25 cents a poem and sold 12 poems in a week, how much did he earn? Itzel Gama asked a small group of third- to fifth-graders after they had read a book about Horton.

The students called out their answers through masks under a white tent in the Pueblo del Rio public housing development in South Los

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Argument during hotel party led to shooting at Ramada Inn, records allege | Crime and Courts

CROWN POINT — A recent shooting at a Hammond Ramada Inn stemmed from a disagreement between men attending a birthday party at the hotel, court records state.

Rafael J. Sanchez, 23, of Hammond, and Raymond A. Johnson II, 23, of East Chicago, each was wanted Tuesday on six felony counts, including attempted murder, intimidation and criminal recklessness.

They’re accused of shooting a 20-year-old Harvey, Illinois, man five times. The victim’s 21-year-old brother, of Hammond, also suffered a

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See The World From Home: Participate In Discoverlist’s Travel From Home’s Virtual Travel Event – Press Release

In a historical time where the very-traveled millennial has to quarantine and is anxiously waiting to get back on a plane, Discoverlist, the travel app for millennials, hosts the first edition of its virtual travel event on Saturday 15th August 2020. The ninety minute long virtual event began at 2:00pm EST and opened attendees to the idea of virtual traveling. Discoverlist’s travel community from around the world came together to hear from Discoverlisters LIVE in Romania, Ghana, Nigeria, Somaliland, Mexico and others. Discoverlist helped fill the need to travel to millennials through this event.

“The objective of Discoverlist is to provide information that guarantees travel lovers through Discoverlist, a successful, less stressful travel experience, and a bucket of fun memories,” Discoverlist’s co-founder Henry Stanley disclosed in his opening remarks about the community and the app, in the virtual event. Co-founder Susana Zazueta reinforced that the Discoverlist app was built

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