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Lorain Latino to run for Mayor

By Kevin Milliken,
La Prensa Correspondent

Next year’s ballot will have a Latino candidate for Lorain mayor challenging the Democratic incumbent. Tim Carrion, president of the Coalition for Hispanic Latino Issues and Progress (CHIP), announced his candidacy at the end of August [2014] during a Labor Day celebration at Black River Landing.

Ramos and Serrata rock!

By Federico Martínez, Special to La Prensa

It’s a Thursday evening in a small, intimate club in San Antonio, Texas and the legendary Tejano music performer Rubén Ramos, flanked by brother, Joe Ramos and longtime music collaborator Rick Fuentes are minutes away from stepping on stage to perform an acoustic set before a small crowd of several dozen people.

Toledo Chamber, TASBA Boards release levy recommendations

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees and the Toledo Area Small Business Association (TASBA) recently voted to support four levies that will appear on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot:

Federal Appeals Court upholds Ohio Early Voting in time for Midterm Election

CINCINNATI, Sept. 24, 2014: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals—having jurisdiction over Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee—upheld a federal district court decision that restored early voting opportunities in Ohio in time for the midterm election. The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a state law and directives that have dramatically slashed early voting opportunities in Ohio.    

Great Lakes Business Connection set for Oct. 8 in Toledo

By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

The Great Lakes Business Connection will offer Latino small business owners and others an opportunity to learn tricks of the trade, network with big-budget corporations and agencies, and develop partnerships that could grow their bottom line.

Bolstered by community support, mother of 3 U.S. Citizens is granted one-year stay
Submitted by:  www.americasvoice.org

Sept. 26, 2014:  Marinela Martínez-Magaña—a 10 year resident of Columbus, OH with three U.S. citizen children under the age of nine—was granted a one-year stay of deportation.

Cleveland Public Library Celebrates HHM

Mi Mundo: Traditional Peruvian Dance Class
Families, join Mrs. Mary Vargas and Raices Danza del Peru for some cultural fun. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will learn about Latino heritage through music, movement and traditional Peruvian dance.



Cleveland State University  

Case Western Reserve University hosts Hispanic Heritage Month Art Show, featuring paintings, puppetry and photographs from local Latino artists.


Hispanic Leadership Institute Leader—Dr. Juan Andrade—assails outdated U.S. immigration policies and extreme bigotry  

By Kevin Milliken,
La Prensa Correspondent

The president and CEO of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) preached compassion, despite the serious problems facing US-America’s growing Latino population, in a speech to those attending the César E. Chávez Commemorative Dinner in Lansing, Michigan on Sept. 17, 2014.  

Representante del Programa Paisano visita Consulado de México en Detroit

Anuncia bolsa de trabajo para mexicanos que regresen a su país a través del programa “Yo soy México”

Por: Isabel Flores, Corresponsal La Prensa

Detroit, MI: “El programa paisano del Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM)  garantiza el ingreso, tránsito y salida de los connacionales mexicanos con absoluto respeto de sus derechos, la seguridad de sus bienes y personas y el pleno conocimiento de sus obligaciones. En otras palabras, estamos para informar y proteger a nuestros paisanos.

Invitan al Séptimo Torneo Anual de Futbol Consular

Por: Isabel Flores, Corresponsal La Prensa

Detroit, MI: El Consulado de México, Wayne State University y Ultimate Soccer Arenas invitan al Séptimo Torneo Anual de Futbol Consular que se llevará a cabo este sábado 4 y domingo 5 de octubre [de 2014] en Ultimate Soccer Arenas, ubicado en el 867 South Blvd E, Pontiac, Michigan. ¡Entrada Gratuita!

Detroit Institute of Arts says “Leave the Driving to Us” on Wayne County Day

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is providing free bus transportation to and from the museum on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 for Wayne County residents as part of its “County Days,” which provides this service four times per year for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.  

Honor Abriel Ruiz, with Paz en el Barrio

 By Federico Martínez, Special to La Prensa

His troubled life was a product of the dangerous streets he grew up on; the violent streets that recently claimed his life at age 34.

ISIS: Mafia of the Middle East
By Arooj Ashraf, La Prensa Corespondent

Kansas City, MO, Sept. 22, 2014: As military engagement in Iraq escalates again, terror organization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has captured much of the media attention. 

‘Why Innocent People Plead Guilty’ topic of Oct. 6 UT lecture
Jed S. Rakoff, a senior United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York and author, will deliver a free, public lecture in the Cannon Lecture Series titled “Why Innocent People Plead Guilty” Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at noon, in the McQuade Law Auditorium at The University of Toledo College of Law.

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Author Juana Bordas was spellbinding

By Federico Martínez, Special to La Prensa

She gyrated to the hypnotic Latin beat of Santana performing Oye Como Va, she told Chihuahua dog jokes, and led her audience in singing De Colores, her personal choice for the Latino National Anthem.

Spring 2015 Authors! Authors! power-packed lineup

The Blade and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library have announced the 20th season of its Authors! Authors! series with a Spring 2015 lineup of authors. The Spring series kicks off with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson (March 18, 2015), inspiringly follows with award-winning novelist Sandra Cisneros (April 22), and tastefully closes with master chef, author, and educator Chef Jacques Pepin (May 13), who is scheduled to appear with his daughter Claudine.

Latinas who've changed the world

OUR HISTORY MATTERS: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

By Federico Martínez, Special to La Prensa

1) Julia de Burgos (February 17, 1914 – July 6, 1953) was a Puerto Rican poet. She was “a tireless advocate for the independence of Puerto Rico, women’s rights, and African/Afro-Caribbean writers.”

Diamante celebrate 25th anniversary

Sept. 26, 2014: The University of Toledo hosted this year’s Diamante Awards Gala, which provided scholarship funds and honored individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Latino community, as determined by the Award’s Committee comprised of the five participating universities, Margarita DeLeón, Guisselle Mendoza, and María González.

UT Inaugural Global Educator Awards given Sept. 26
The University of Toledo Center for International Studies and Programs presented the inaugural Global Educator Awards on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at the Faculty Club in the Radisson Hotel on Health Science Campus.

LCCC to host 27th Annual Lorain County College Fair

Lorain County Community College will host the 27th Annual Lorain County College Fair from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 9, 2014 in the Ewing Activities Center.

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STATEMENT ON LA PRENSA READERSHIPLa Prensa Newspaper has been publishing since 1989 and prints 12,000 hardcopy of its weekly, bilingual issue, as can be verified by calling our printer Michigan Web Press of Davisburg MI at 810-664-7403. In addition, Mid-month, La Prensa is part of the monthly publication Lazo Cultural, which prints 10,000. La Prensa has a 92% pick up rate of its hardcopy, with a readership multiple of 3.6.  It is not about numbers being printed, but numbers being printed, then distributed, then picked up, and then read—PR+D+PI+R.
In addition, our Web site—
www.laprensa1.com—attracts over 1,500 visitors per day, with an average of 14 hits per daily visit.   





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