ATLANTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - Un proyecto de ley, SB 44, con el fin de proporcionar a los estudiantes extranjeros el pago de la matrícula estadual -in-state tuition- en las universidades ha sido introducido en la legislatura de Georgia. Los beneficiarios de DACA, orden ejecutiva del Presidente Barack Obama que legaliza a personas indocumentadas temporalmente, hasta el momento han sido rechazados a inscribirse en varias universidades del estado y en otras deben pagar más, o sea, out-of-state tuition.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Today, I Have Some Closure
By Nick George - Five years ago, the Philadelphia police thought that carrying Arabic-language flashcards was enough to warrant the arrest of an innocent traveler. A settlement reached today in a lawsuit I brought against the police department makes it clear that it is not.
Travelling by plane can be a long and grueling process under the best of circumstances. This makes it a good time for monotonous tasks, like trying to iron out some vocab for a language you're learning at college.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - La primera reunión del Círculo de Lectores Hispanoamericanos tuvo lugar el martes 20 de enero. El nuevo grupo ha sido instalado y ha decidido analizar varias obras iniciales en un periodo de tres meses. Los interesados en formar parte de esta tertulia literaria tienen tiempo para hacerlo ya que es abierta y solo se requiere que cada uno adquiera los libros por su cuenta y la pasión por la lectura, según sus organizadores.
Friday, January 23, 2015
(PR) - Written from the heart and experiences of “Dusty” Earl Trimmer, ‘Condemned Property? Our Most Unpopular War Continues for Americans Who Fought in Vietnam...Why?’ takes a raw and blunt look at the Vietnam War, its Veterans and how the nation has let them down. Garnering critical acclaim from coast to coast, readers and reviewers are shocked to learn that the war’s biggest battle wasn’t fought in South-Eastern Asia, but is currently being waged against the Department of Veterans Affairs on home soil. This is a book the VA wishes it could ban, but one that embodies the story of thousands who have previously had no voice.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
By Gregg Laskoski - With WTI crude oil dipping below $50 per barrel and retail gasoline prices slipping lower and lower... it would be easy to enjoy the euphoria of pump prices more than $1 lower than last year if only politicians weren't so determined to take more money out of our pockets.
ATLANTA, GA (PR) - On behalf of the GALEO Leadership Council, which is comprised of alumni of the GALEO Institute for Leadership and GALEO Members statewide, GALEO continues to solicit entries from Georgia adults and Georgia high school students for the 2015 Cesar Chavez Essay Contest. The deadline is quickly approaching: February 13, 2015.
The goal of this contest is to increase awareness of the continual plight of farm workers and their contributions to America while honoring civil rights legend Cesar Chavez. Chavez's leadership was critical to organizing farm workers and founding what is today known as the United Farm Workers union. He remains one of the foremost Latino leaders in American history. His birthday is recognized as a state holiday in California, Colorado and Texas, and GALEO supports the movement to create a national holiday in honor of Chavez.
ROME, GA (PR) - Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the regrettable decision in Roe v. Wade. Since that haunting opinion was handed down by our Supreme Court in 1973, over 56,000,000 unborn babies have been legally aborted. This is a tragedy of enormous gravity. It has impacted everything in our culture, from the psychological and spiritual well-being of our women to the cultural value of human life to the declining birthrate and economic consequences.