Articles Posted by BESE Staff

BESE Meets: Mid City Signs

by on October 24, 2018 0

Hand painting signs is an art form as old as Los Angeles itself.

Meet Javier Matias of Mid City Signs, as he traces his roots in graffiti culture to the last remaining sign graphics class in the world at LA Trade-Tech Collegetaught by his mentor, the legendary Ralph “Doc” Guthrie.



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Folkslore: Freezer Spell

by on October 22, 2018 0

For centuries, an Afro-folk magic called Hoodoo was secretly practiced all across the America’s. Today it is still used by certain Hollywood conjurers. In our latest episode of Folkslore, actress Zoe Saldana shares the time she crafted a Hoodoo spell to stop negative energy in its tracks.



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Sea of Change: Mind and Melody

by on October 12, 2018 0

For our latest episode of Sea of Change, we meet Cristina Rodriguez, the 26-year-old president and co-founder of Mind and Melody, an organization that brings music and happiness to older adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

“They’re all looking at your with these eyes, even though they can’t say anything,” says Rodriguez.



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Within Reach: Compton Health Bar

by on October 10, 2018 0

Dani Solorio came to the US at 6 years old and lived most of her life undocumented. Without a college education and the odds stacked against her, she’s become an unlikely but powerful entrepreneur. She worked her way to owning a video store at the Compton swap meet and saved enough money to invest in her true passion: health and wellness. With the support of her family, Dani now owns the Compton Health Bar, a plant-based health store in Compton.



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Within Reach: Joymode

by on October 3, 2018 0

Joe Fernandez was inspired by his small NYC apartment to build Joymode, a company that allows you to do all the activities you want without having to own the products to do them.



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