Hello! I'm Klarize, a Los Angeles-based writer of pop culture and politics. Here's a selection of news stories and features I've written.
Fil-Am coming-of-age immigration drama “Yellow Rose” awarded Grand Jury Prize at three film festivals in a row
A mini-review and update on the new immigration drama "Yellow Rose," which premiered at the 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival earlier this month.
A Q&A-styled story on musical theatre legend Lea Salonga on her return to screen acting with the upcoming immigration drama, YELLOW ROSE.
Mark Steven Domingo of Reseda, Calif. faces federal charges in alleged plot meant to avenge the mass shootings at New Zealand mosques in March
ON Saturday, April 13, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Special Service for Groups and Filipino American Service Group, Inc. hosted the 2019 Filipino Mental Health and Wellness Summit, an all-day, all-encompassing conference focussed on the past, present and future of mental health within the Filipino community.
A profile on Jej Vinson, a fan favorite on NBC's "The Voice"
Meet the Filipina-American ‘ninja warrior’ breaking new ground in the world of obstacle course training
OCR trainer Pamela Price is on track to be the Fil-Am face of the increasingly popular sport, so much so that last year, she was invited to be a contestant on the NBC competition show “American Ninja Warrior,” where contestants compete to finish an intense series of obstacles in the least amount of time.
I interviewed 11-year-old singing sensation Angelica Hale on her return to "America's Got Talent"
The Los Angeles rally, held on a cloudy afternoon on Saturday, March 23 in downtown LA’s Grand Park, an estimated crowd of 15,000 supporters gathered to rally for Sanders. At 77, he’s the oldest candidate, but his base is young. The largest demographic at the rally by far were young, college-aged voters, with a large chunk of those supporters being people of color and members of the LGBT+ community.
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks with ethnic news reporters about his decision to put a moratorium on the state's death penalty, granting reprieve to the state's 737 Death Row inmates.
On International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8, the City of Los Angeles unveiled a new art exhibit at the LA City Hall featuring women-made artwork that tackles issues of domestic violence, human trafficking and homelessness.
Rising R&B star H.E.R. had a successful night at the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, nabbing two golden gramophones: Best R&B Album for her EP “H.E.R” and Best R&B Performance for “Best Part” with Daniel Caesar.
A story on the conclusion of the teacher strikes and how teachers responded to the district's deal accepted by the union
A profile I wrote on the rising R&B star, H.E.R.
Following rejected LAUSD proposal, teachers union prepares to strike on Jan. 14 as educators fight for smaller classes, more resources