Wednesday, November 26, 2014

America Exceptionality: Violence and Corruption?

By Rich Pellegrino - My feeling and reaction: is one of anger, empathy, compassion. I am angry at myself, at other community and civil rights activists, and at all community leaders (civil rights, elected representatives, clergy, etc) who talk a good talk but when it comes down to it we are really not walking the necessary walk and are not doing an effective job of confronting, dismantling and replacing this racist, corrupt, inhumane, terroristic system which repeatedly and consistently demonizes and  terrorizes people of color.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Estafadores de Inmigrantes al Acecho

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (PR) - El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS) le recuerda que la orden ejecutiva del Presidente Obama aún no ha sido implementada y, al momento, no se está aceptando ninguna solicitud bajo la discreción legal anunciada por la Casa Blanca. Tenga cuidado con personas que le ofrezcan ayuda para presentar una solicitud antes de que estén disponibles.

Legalizing Immigrants and the Marketplace

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Portada) - President Obama's executive order de facto increases the documented Hispanic population in the U.S. by almost 5 million. That, per se, has a positive impact on Hispanic marketing and advertising. Below 10 things you need to know.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Llame al 811 antes de cavar

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Ngoc Nguyen) - Wolfgang Gordillo recuerda el día en que un compañero de trabajo, excavando en un sitio de construcción en Seattle, golpeó accidentalmente y rompió una tubería de gas con una piqueta.

Friday, November 21, 2014

How Obama's Action Impacts Farmworkers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PR)The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) applauds President Barack Obama for providing administrative relief from deportation for up to five million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.  It will also allow these individuals the chance to obtain work authorization. AFOP welcomes this important action by the   president, and calls upon Congress to pass legislation without delay that fixes our nation’s broken immigration system. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Will Augusta Weather the Storm?

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - Richmond County must resource other sources of funds to keep the current (over 100 years in many of the 36.000 cases) and future utilities projects, stated Abie L. Ladson, Director of the Engineering Department, if the Commission decides not to impose $76.80 annual stormwater fee to 98% of homeowners in the county.

Executive Order on Immigration

ATLANTA, GA (PR) 11/20/2014 - Today, the Obama administration announced that it would provide administrative relief to up to five million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, including parents of U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents who have lived in the United States for five years or longer if they register, pass a background check, and pay taxes; and expands deferred action for undocumented youth who arrived before January 1, 2010.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ADA Fines Could Handicap the City

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - The Augusta Richmond County Commission ignored one more time to include in the 2015 budget a Coordinator to supervise the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. Nevertheless, Commissioner William Fennoy, District 1, was informed during a community meeting in details about the challenges the city could confront if the legislative body keep avoiding the issue. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Election Bankruptcy

By Shea Howell - The Republican sweep of the midterm elections and the final approval of the Detroit Plan to exit bankruptcy have common roots. It is no accident that the people celebrating the republican victory were the same as those celebrating approval by Judge Steven Rhodes of the Detroit Plan of Adjustment. They represent the last grasps of a dying power structure to consolidate control in a changing world.

Familias del mundo con el Papa en EE.UU

(Agencias) - El arzobispo de Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, confirmó hoy la visita de Su Santidad, Papa Francisco, a esta ciudad para clausurar el Encuentro Mundial de las Familias, el 27 de septiembre del 2015. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

State of LGTB Equality in Augusta

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in 353 cities across the nation, including eight in Georgia.

Paramedic Training Program

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – The East Central Georgia area now has a paramedic training program. Twenty-four students have started the 13-month course for these advanced emergency medical care providers with diverse employment opportunities, from first responders on the street to working in hospitals and clinics as part of a health care team.