Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Leadership at Confucius Institute

AUGUSTA, GA (PR)Dr. Cindi Chance has been named director of the Georgia Regents University Confucius Institute. Chance previously served as the dean of the GRU College of Education for three years. “I’m honored to represent this cultural centerpiece that brings GRU and the local Chinese community together,” Chance said. “Chinese heritage in the Augusta area is so rich, dating back to the late 1800s. I’m looking forward to continue honoring this heritage through the Confucius Institute and working side-by-side with the Chinese government to promote Chinese language and culture on our campus and in the CSRA.”

Is’t Time to Recognize Feminists in America?

NEW YORK (PR) On Women’s Equality Day, the national holiday commemorating passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Ms. Foundation for women released the results of a new poll on the state of women’s equality, new findings on adopting the “feminist” label, and a fresh understanding of how the public feels about community problems and solutions. This is the first survey of its kind that examines whether the public believes specific issues have different impacts on women versus men.

Latin Jazz Performer in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - The Second Year of the Four Seasons Chamber Jazz Series kicks off on Friday, August 28th with Latin jazz performer Layla Angulo. The opening set will feature a favorite of the CSRA music scene, Edwin G. Hamilton. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Court Orders Prompt Release of Immigrant Children

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council (Council) welcome a decision released Friday evening by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Flores v. Lynch, No. 85-04544 (C.D.Ca.), which ruled that children should generally be released from detention within five days—preferably to a parent, including a parent with whom they were apprehended. The government must implement the Court’s ruling by October 23, 2015.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

45th Anniversary of Augusta Riots at Diversity Summit

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) -  CNN commentator and HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill will be the keynote speaker for Georgia Regents University’s 2015 Annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit. This year’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center.

Doss, Protector of the Electoral Process

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - Travis Doss, Jr., Assistant Director for Richmond County Board of Elections will be designated as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator   (CERA)  the   highest   professional achievement, in ceremonies conducted by the Election Center at The Westin Galleria,  at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2015.

Monday, August 17, 2015

To Be or Not To Be in SPLOST

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - UPDATE - The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 7 will be on the ballot November 3 to be approved by the voters of Richmond County. The final list of projects to be covered by the sales tax collection, in the amount of $215.5 million, is Non Governmental Organization (NGO) free. A last minute attempt to include $10 million to help 6 of over 2,000 non-profits entities in Augusta failed for lack of second to the motion.

Library to Host 2015 Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - Author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh will be honored for his book “Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation,” (Abrams Books, 2014). Tonatiuh, whose roots are both Mexican and American, has won both the Pura Belpre Illustrator Award and the Tomás Rivera Mexican American children's book award for previous works.  

Friday, August 14, 2015

Happy 80th Anniversary, Social Security!

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - Today, the Social Security Administration proudly celebrates its 80th anniversary. On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, landmark legislation that continues to provide hope and protection to some of the most vulnerable members of society. Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin marked Social Security’s historic birthday by reaffirming the agency’s commitment to the public.

¿Sermonear o castigar a tus hijos?

Justo antes de que comience el nuevo año escolar, tenemos un examen sorpresa para los padres: ¿Qué haces cuando tu hijo/a trae malos grados a casa? A) Lo sermoneas B) Lo castigas sin actividades como deportes o clubes C) Creas en casa un ambiente que estimule el aprendizaje.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Public Hearing on Disparity Study by GDOT

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - Are minority and women-owned business owners fully aware of what’s at stake for them when a “Disparity Study” is being done in their area?  Do they grasp how important it is to their financial future to participate in the process? GSPC is conducting ​a ​public ​​hearing​ on August 19, 6:00 PM to 08:00 at the Augusta Public Library Headquarters, 823 Telfair Street, Augusta GA 30901.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Embajada en Cuba Sin Embajador

Por Anibal Ibarra - El próximo Viernes 14 de Agosto, John Kerry visitará La Habana para izar la bandera en la Embajada de Estados Unidos en Cuba, y será el primer secretario de Estado en visitar la isla en más de 50 años. Sin embargo, el Congreso estadounidense ha insistido que bloqueará la confirmación del embajador y que no levantará el embargo económico que pesa sobre la isla por décadas.