Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Family Unity Waivers

On April 2, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a Proposed Rule that would make an important change in the process for applying for a waiver to a bar to re-entering the U.S. Under current law, undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. without status for six months or more are barred from re-entering for three years once they leave. If they have been here without status for a year or more, the bar to re-entry goes up to ten years.

Augusta Downtown Banner Program

AUGUSTA, GA (OOM) – The City of Augusta, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) are proud to announce the installation of new Downtown Augusta banners and the implementation of the Augusta Temporary Banner Program.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Georgia Brooks - A Moment in Time
The CSRA African American Arts Alliance in support of The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta will host a meet and greet with visual artist Ms. Georgia Brooks at The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta on Saturday June 2nd from 1-3pm. The Center is located at 100 Georgia Avenue in Downtown North Augusta. Admission is free and donations are welcome.

Pedro Marin: "This Will Be Street Fighting"

"Qualifying has ended, here we go again. They have try for 10 years thru the election process to take me down. You know what, I am still standing. Now, with reapportionment they are trying with changing my District. I will show them that as a proud Immigrant in a minority-majority county, my voice is needed now more than ever." - Pedro Marin

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mayor Reed will Deliver ETLS Welcome
Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association in partnership with Latina Style Business Series is honored to announce that Atlanta's Mayor Kasim Reed will deliver keynote remarks at its 6th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit Luncheon, to be held at the Georgia Tech Research Center in Atlanta Georgia, on Thursday, May 24th 2012. Starting at 7:30 AM with Luncheon at 12:00 Noon and Reed's remarks beginning at 1:15 p.m.

Seneca Bus System Goes Free and Green
The City of Seneca has received a grant from the FTA to be the first in the nation to be a totally Electric Bus System. Proterra, the leading maker of zero-emission commercial transit solutions, was named by the City of Seneca as the intended manufacturer to build the city’s next generation of transit buses.

Cobb Commissioners Ignore Dollars & Sense

MARIETTA, GA (By Rich Pellegrino) — Dear Cobb County Commissioners: In learning of your proposed signing of the IMAGE agreement with the federal Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), which supposedly will help the County prevent any undocumented residents from applying for a County job, one can only recall the popular folk song of the 60’s “When will they ever learn?????”

Congratulations Class of 2012! Register to Vote
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” – Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You will Go!

Augusta Jewish Film Festival

The Augusta Jewish Community Center, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, Congregation Children of Israel and Augusta Jewish Federation have joined together to present five films. An Opening Night Reception will take place July 12 after the opening night movie, Nicky's Family, to celebrate this joint program.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Demanding Apology from Pro Carpet and AJC
ATLANTA - The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) demands an explanation and apology from Pro Carpet and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the ad that appeared recently in AJC Reach. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Confederate Powder Works Chimney
AUGUSTA, GA - The Augusta Canal Authority was granted title to the Confederate Powder Works Chimney by the City of Augusta in July 2010. Money raised by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Augusta SPLOST funding  covered the costs. Repairs to the 151-year old Confederate Powder Works  Chimney wrapped up in March, 2010. The Augusta Canal Authority hired International Chimney Corporation, a New York-based firm that specializes in historic restoration, to perform the work.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Roadblocks of Racial Profiling

ATLANTA, GA (By Adelina Nicholls) - Unnecessary roadblocks prompt Fayetteville community meeting with Fairburn Police Chief.  The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) calls to end roadblocks associated with racial profiling in immigrant communities.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Augusta Riots: 42 Years Later

AUGUSTA, GA - The city's Human Relations Commission was formed after the riots in 1970 to mediate, ease racial tensions and educate the public about diversity. It served as a sounding board for problems in the community.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Latino Electorate Will Impact in 2012

Atlanta, GA (By Maria Duarte) - The Georgia Latino Vote 2012 Campaign is excited to announce the ¡Órale 10! Video Contest. This is our second contest of the Georgia Latino Vote 2012 Campaign to further engage the Latino community in Georgia in raising awareness about increasing and mobilizing Latino voters in the 2012 election in Georgia.  

Latinos Support Same-Sex Marriage

Washington, DC  May 10, 2012 (By Amy Hinojosa) - The National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP, Inc.) joins the nation in applauding the bold statements made by President Obama in support of same-sex marriage.  A 2010/2011 poll on Latino views regarding LGBT issues, conducted by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the Gill Foundation, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Bendixen & Amandi showed that 74% of Latinos support either marriage or marriage-like legal recognition for gay and lesbian couples.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Richmond County Sheriff Candidates

AUGUSTA, GA - Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. John Ivey (D), Capt. Scott Peebles (D), school public safety Lt. Richard Roundtree (D), lawyer Freddie Sanders (R) and Lt. Robbie Silas (D), addressed a crowd presenting their ideas on what they would do if elected to replace Ronnie Strength. Strength is retiring after 11 years in office. Republican candidate Michael Godowns, a former road deputy for the sheriff’s office, did not attend.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

“Women as Livestock Law” in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law two pieces of legislation on Tuesday to restrict late-term abortions and outlaw assisted suicide in the state.

The first law (HB 954) banned most abortions after 20 weeks' pregnancy, making Georgia the eighth U.S. state to outlaw most late-term abortions based on controversial research that a fetus can feel pain by that stage of development.