Noelle de la Paz

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Save Sessions LA and Help Keep Music Education Alive

An LA-based youth development music program looks to the community show some love and help them reach their fundraising goal.

Halloween Love For Prince's Purple Rain -- From a Toddler

Little El’Leon may only be 2-years-old, but he can already sing the hook to the singer’s iconic “Purple Rain.”

Three Feminists Talk About The Media's Obsession With Unwed Black Women

There’s a lucrative industry devoted to saying that something’s wrong with black women. Here’s what we should be talking about instead.

Today's Love: NOLA Activist Forgives the Men Who Nearly Took His Life

Last month, Rafael Delgadillo almost lost his life. For the dedicated activist, this experience has fueled his passion to continue his work in the community.

Love Books First, Singing Second, Says Minaj to Young Fans

Sophia Grace Brownlee’s viral video cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” proved to be the young singer’s ticket to meet her idol.

Families Celebrate Love as an Act of Courage on National Coming Out Day

For National Coming Out Day, we highlight a new video series that documents the unique challenges and experiences of LGBT folks in our communities.

California's DREAM Act Is Finally a Reality -- But Will Momentum Spread?

On Saturday, Gov. Brown signed the second half of the two-part legislation into law, distinguishing California as a leader in pro-education immigrant rights.

Today's Love: Talented Young Flautist Delivers the Beat

The National Flute Association awards 15-year-old Annie Wu for her rendition of The Three Beats for Beatbox Flute.

Today's Love: Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth, Freedom Fighter

Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth, one of the Civil Rights Movement’s celebrated leaders, died this morning in his hometown of Birmingham.

Guards Retaliate Against Inmates In Growing Prison Hunger Strike

As the strike spreads to Arizona, Mississippi and Oklahoma, prison officials have begun to crackdown on its leaders.

Need Halloween Ideas? Take Fashion Tips From This Adorable 5-Year-Old

Now that October is here, it won’t be long before the kiddies start scrambling around for Halloween costumes. One youngster is ahead of the game, in more ways than one.

Tempers Flare Over Cancellation of Palestinian Youth Art Exhibit

Nearly one hundred Bay Area residents held a demonstration last Friday to speak out against what they called the censorship of the children’s artwork.

Today's Love: The First Draft of Yao Ming's Retirement Speech

Poet Giles Li takes a moment to point out the under appreciated aspects of the basketball great’s game, and how it’s influenced the Asian American community.

You'll Love Andrew Salomone's Meta Bill Cosby Sweater

The artist hopes to one day see Bill Cosby wearing this sweater he knitted–of Bill Cosby wearing a sweater with Bill Cosby wearing a sweater on it.

Irvine 11 Case Against Muslim Students Sets Dangerous Precedent

An Orange County jury found 10 Muslim student protesters guilty of violating Israeli ambassador Michael Oren’s freedom of speech. But will the verdict stifle protests by students of color on college campuses?

Planting Love: Wangari Maathai and the Fight for a Greener World

Celebrating a lifetime dedicated to the fight for a healthier and more sustainable world.

Today's Love: Retrofit Republic Celebrates Community Heroes

This San Francisco-based Lookbook recognizes the city’s gamechangers.

Love for Abuela Grillo: Myth Reflecting Reality

An animated short film inspired by a myth from the Bolivian lowlands is a response to the privatization of Bolivia’s water resources.