Friday, October 9, 2015

Referendum on SPLOST 7

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - Information about the referendum vote (Yes - No) on November 3 to extend local sales tax in Richmond County will be provided October 24, from 1 to 3 PM at the Richmond County Library, 823 Telfair St. 30901. The forum is organized by the League of Women Voters local chapter.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Georgia Latino Film Festival Announces 2014 Award Winners

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - The Georgia Latino Film Festival  announced today 2014’s awardees of the film, fiction, documentaries and shorts categories. The Award for Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Script honors goes to Argentina's submission "GATO NEGRO".

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Movers and Shakers at Presente

It is with tremendous excitement that we announce new leadership at Oscar Chacon and Favianna Rodriguez will be taking over as interim co-directors, and they will be working closely with Matt Nelson,'s new Managing Director. This powerful team of groundbreaking leaders for Latin@ equality bring several decades of combined experience working to advance the rights of Latin@s. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Immigration Agents in Fulton County Jails

ATLANTA, GA (PR) – The Georgia Not1More Deportation Coalition, a statewide coalition of immigrant rights advocates and organizers, today released the details of a proposed agreement between Fulton County and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to place immigration agents in Fulton County jails. The proposal is an expansion of ICE’s “Priority Enforcement Program,” also known as PEP.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Saturday Mammograms

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - Finding the time for a mammogram can be challenging for busy women. However, a weekend mammogram might be your answer. October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Breast Health Center at Georgia Regents Medical Center is offering patients a chance to schedule a mammogram for any Saturday in October between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. by calling 706-721-9729 (XRAY).

Modern Pirates Attack Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is in the middle of a debt crisis that is destroying its economy, and this crisis didn’t just appear from nowhere. Huge investment banks and hedge fund vultures saw a big opportunity to profit from abusive lending to Puerto Rico, and pushed its government institutions to take on more debt that they would never be able to repay. Now, they want Puerto Rico’s people to foot the bill and guarantee their profits. It’s predatory lending at its worst, and on an international scale.