Friday, May 30, 2014

Golpe económico abrumador embate a hispanos

Los afroamericanos, hispanos y asiáticos estadounidenses se enfrentan a un "golpe cuádruple" económico, que los deja con poca o ninguna protección financiera a medida que envejecen, encuentra un nuevo estudio publicado en mayo.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Funding for Boko Haram Must Stop

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – When the terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 girls from the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School six weeks ago,  they were doing more than trying to strike fear in the hearts of the people of northeastern Nigeria. The kidnapping was a well thought out way of keeping the people in that region oppressed, says a Georgia Regents University expert.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hardie Davis: Alcalde sin mandato ni fondo

AUGUSTA, GA (Por Anibal Ibarra) - Resulta curioso que se ande diciendo por ahí que el alcalde electo de Augusta, Hardie Davis, tenga mandato del electorado del condado de Richmond cuando apenas recibió 20.619 votos, según el reporte de la Junta Electoral (Board of Elections). También deja mucho que desear la alharaca en cuanto al impacto que tendrá en la ciudad y la región, cuando el paquete de proyectos a ser implementados dentro de los cuatro años de su administración fue desechado por el electorado el mismo día que resultó ganador de las elecciones el pasado 20 de mayo.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Pope at a Checkpoint

The world will be watching carefully as Pope Francis begins his historic visit to Jordan, Palestine, and Israel this weekend.

While he likely won’t have to go through checkpoints himself, the Pope will witness firsthand the suffering and unjust imprisonment of the Palestinian people. People of conscience like you and me will be asking, “What can we do to end the injustice?”

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Goats Vote

AUGUSTA, GA (@AnibalShow) - Naysayers will say the stubborn old Goat finally got his... We beg to differ. Commissioner Marion Williams got his goat pilot study and everyone AGREED! This recent example of d’etant may well be the beginning of this Commission's efforts to  think 'collectively' outside the box!

Georgia Turning Blue: Not So Fast

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - Leading up to the November mid-term elections, the Georgia Republican Party continues to grow in South Georgia.  On Tuesday, May 13, South Georgia conservatives joined with GAGOP officers and staff in Preston to reorganize the Webster County Republican Party and elect officers to lead, guide, and grow the organization.

Tuition and Student Fee Discount to the Military

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – New initiatives at Georgia Regents University (GRU) will provide military students with a reduction in tuition and student fees. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved GRU’s participation in the department’s Yellow Ribbon Program, an educational access program for veterans established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Democrat Liz Johnson Running for Insurance Commissioner

Good Morning Georgians, IT'S OFFICIAL!!! To God, I Thank You! To my supportive husband and family, Thank You! To my OUTSTANDING and talented campaign team, those on the front line and those behind the scenes, Thank You!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Parkinson's Disease Seminar

AUGUSTA, GA (PR)  – It may start with a simple hand tremor, but as it progresses, Parkinson's Disease can steal a person's independence. More than 1.5 million Americans are living with PD, an additional 60,000 are diagnosed with it each year.

DREAMERs arrestados por querer estudiar

ATLANTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - Varios candidatos a seguir sus estudios universitarios y simpatizantes se presentaron frente al lugar donde se reunieron los miembros del Georgia Board of Regents. Formó parte del contínuo reclamo que hacen los estudiantes para ingresar a las universidades donde son rechazados a los indocumentados o beneficiarios del DACA. Quienes protestaron con una sentata acabaron siendo arrestados.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Crimen de cuello blanco

La tragedia ocurrida con Helen Blocker-Adams quien tuvo que retirarse de la carrera proselitista a solo días de las elecciones como candidata a alcalde de Augusta, pone de manifiesto varias aristas de la política en el condado de Richmond, y de paso sirve de escuela para los neófitos e incautos.

Gun Giveaway as Campaign Souvenir

Blocking Undocumented Immigrants to ENLIST

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PR)  – Americans United for Change slammed Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for relinquishing command to anti-immigrant hardliner Steve King by pledging to prevent a vote on the bipartisan ENLIST Act, which would authorize qualified undocumented immigrants to enlist in the U.S. military. Eric Cantor has a message for the selfless immigrants who want to serve and sacrifice on all our behalves: you can’t. UPDATE: Audio teleconference

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Histórica elección primaria en Augusta

Hardie Davis será el alcalde de Augusta desde enero del 2015, Harold Jones II y Corey Johnson van a segunda vuelta el 22 de julio por la banca del Distrito 22 en el Senado de Georgia y el  SPLOST VII no fue aprobado. Más resultados de las elecciones primarias CLICK Aquí.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Holding Immigration Reform Vote Hostage

Latino and Immigrant Leaders Protest Mike Coffman, John Boehner and Eric Cantor at Denver Fundraiser for Holding 
Immigration Reform Vote Hostage

DENVER, CO (PR) – Outside a fundraiser headlined by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today, local leaders staged a rally to protest the fact that these three House Republicans are key obstacles standing in the way of immigration reform that would keep Colorado immigrant families together. It has been 322 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration bill, but Speaker Boehner and House Republicans have refused to take up that bill or an immigration reform plan of their own.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Violencia doméstica sacude a hispanos

Flooding Causing Temporary Road Closures

Mayoral Candidate Surrenders

UPDATE 5/19/2014: Helen Blocker-Adams has officially withdrawn her name as a candidate for the office of Mayor of the City effective immediately.  Any votes cast for a withdrawn candidate are considered null and shall not be counted.  This includes any votes cast during Advance Voting and any votes that were cast by mail.  Re-votes are not allowed.  Notices will be placed in each precinct on Election Day to inform voters of the withdrawal. (Richmond County Board of Elections)

Honoring the Fallen

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Common Core a 'Crystal Stair' for a Memphis School

In the last school day before Mother’s Day, 8-year-old Frankie Munthe was eager to share his interpretation of “Mother to Son,” with his classmates. He explained that it’s about “roadblocks,” referring to the poem’s first line: “Well, son, I’ll tell you. Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor— Bare.”

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Why I Can’t Get Behind 'Bring Back Our Girls'

I am not against online activism. In fact, I believe in it and have been moved by its power. From typhoon relief fundraisers to voter-recruitment efforts, I have participated in these Internet-based campaigns and have seen the power that lies in we Americans when we are aligned to create change from behind our computers. It felt good to lend a hand and to know that my contributions made a difference in various campaigns.

Monday, May 12, 2014

A Week Before the Primaries May 20th No Changes on Date

May 20th Primary Election in Augusta

UPDATE: U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall on May 13, 2014, ruled in favor of the city in a lawsuit filed over the election date for local, nonpartisan races. Georgia can no longer be forced to seek the U.S. Department of Justice’s pre-clearance to any change in the election process.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Venezuela: Tres meses de protesta estudiantil

Cada vez que se habla de la cuestión estudiantil se dice que  han ocupado un puesto relevante en buena parte de la llamada historia republicana de este expaís. Esto se ajusta a la verdad. En el siglo XX  los estudiantes están presentes en todos los momentos de resonancia política. Hay señales de su acción en las primeras décadas del siglo contra la dictadura gomecista y en el ocaso de la misma en la década de los treinta. Son puntales en la llamada transición hacia la democracia y forman parte del contexto y la acción de la llamada revolución de octubre de 1945.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

New Chief of Addiction Medicine

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – Dr. William S. Jacobs, Associate Professor and Chief of Interventional Pain Management at the University of Florida College of Medicine, has been named Chief of Addiction Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University.

Hambre: Realidad para muchos ancianos

DALLAS, TEXAS (Yolanda González Gómez) -Para Guadalupe y Socorro Lechuga, alimentarse diariamente es ahora el mayor reto de su vejez. "Nos las vemos duras para comer, no nos completamos, sólo a veces cuando nos regalan algunas verduras", señala el matrimonio de 76 y 62 años de edad, respectivamente.

U.S. Senate Candidate of Georgia Signs Contract From America

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - The Contract from America Foundation and announced today that U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Paul Broun from the state of Georgia signed the bottom-up, crowd-sourced 2014 Contract from America. The original Contract from America earned hundreds of signatures in 2010 and 2012 from conservative candidates across America, including currently serving Senators Cruz (R-TX), Paul (R-UT), Lee (R-UT), Ayotte (R-NH), Coburn (R-OK), Rubio (R-FL), and Scott (R-SC). In all, more than 80 elected Senators, Congressmen and Governors have signed the Contract From America in the past four years.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Tiroteo en Paine College: Ofrecen recompensa por informes

Paine College Shootings

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - Las autoridades policiales del condado de Richmond ofrecen la recompensa de $2.000, por cualquier información que pueda aclarar la balacera del fin de semana, que afectó a Paine College y sus alrededores, como la universidad GRU, escuelas, negocios y vecindario. El comisario del condado de Richmond, Richard Roundtree, dijo en rueda de prensa que los cuatro tiroteos estarían vinculados y que los dos estudiantes involucrados por el momento estaban lidiando con drogas.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Importancia del voto en las primarias

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - Un total de 1.402 electores - en persona y por correo (Absentee Ballots) - votaron ya como parte de las elecciones primarias en Georgia prevista para el 20 de mayo, en el condado de Richmond, durante la primera semana del Voto Adelantado. Hoy entra en su segunda semana y los electores pueden dirigirse a la oficina del Board of Elections, cita en 530 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

Democracy Destroyed and Civic Innovation

DETROIT, MI (By Shea Howell) - Emergency Manager Orr has offered almost no structural change in his proposals to move Detroit toward financial health. He has slashed city workers, privatized services, and colluded in the sale of public lands for private gains. But he has done little to actually enhance revenue into the city. Other than increasing parking tickets, he has not used his powers to reassess revenue streams.

The Fragile Fetus

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - Dr. Louis J. Guillette Jr., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Science at the Medical University of South Carolina, is the guest lecturer for the Sixth Paul G. McDonough Lectureship and Symposium at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Armados solo con Biblia católicos de Atlanta

Personal de seguridad autorizados en templos a portar armas

Una nueva ley de porte de armas ha sido promulgada actualmente en Georgia. Lamento esa acción legislativa más de lo que posiblemente puedo expresar en esta breve columna. Durante el periodo en el que nuestros funcionarios electos estaban sopesando esta medida, apoyé públicamente y continúo respaldando las objeciones de muchos de nuestros líderes religiosos y cívicos; y antes de que esta legislación entre en vigor el 1 de julio, restringiré oficialmente la presencia de armas en nuestras instituciones católicas a excepción de aquellas portadas por quienes han sido designados y entrenados por las autoridades cívicas para protegernos y cuidarnos—y aquellos funcionarios militares y policiales debidamente autorizados.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Giving Back to the Community

Andrade will graduate from college in May 2014. 
ATLANTA, GA (PR) - As a teenager, after she immigrated from Peru to the United States, Adriana Andrade received lots of services and support from the Latin American Association. Now, at age 25 and about to graduate from college, Andrade is giving back to the nonprofit by working with teenagers enrolled in the LAA's after-school program at Cross Keys High School and motivating them to go to college.

Peace Talks? Or Real Peace?

Israel’s sudden withdrawal from peace talks and its threat to punish the Palestinians for the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement is a tactical move meant to deflect from the main cause of the failure of decades of peace talks —Israel’s ongoing settlement expansion and the entrenchment of the occupation, materially and diplomatically supported by the United States.