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Educadores Destacados son premiados durante la 20va Cena Anual de César E. Chávez

Por: Isabel Flores, Corresponsal La Prensa

Lansing, MI: El pasado 30 de septiembre [2015] se llevo a cabo la 20va Cena Anual en Conmemoración a César E. Chávez en el hotel Radisson y tuvo como orador principal a Francisco “Pancho” González, Presidente de McDonald´s Corporation North America. Evento organizado por la Comisión de Asuntos Hispanos de Michigan (HLCOM por sus siglas en inglés) y se llevo a cabo en el marco de la 17va celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana.

Adelante’s César Chávez Humanitarian Award Gala is Oct. 7 at Funny Bone

Toledo: Adelante, Inc. will be hosting its annual César Chávez Humanitarian Award ceremony and celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, from 6:00-10:00 pm at the Funny Bone Comedy Club located at 6140 Levis Commons Blvd. Perrysburg, OH.

Spanish American Committee presented with a check from CareSource grant

CLEVELAND: On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 CareSource sales team lead María Ritchie presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to the Spanish American Committee (SAC) for a Better Community’s Executive Director Ramonita Vargas.

Participación de Michigan en la Conferencia Anual de NALEO
Por: Isabel Flores, Corresponsal La Prensa

El pasado 18 y 19 de septiembre se llevo a cabo la Conferencia Anual de la Asociación Nacional de Funcionarios Electos y Designados Latinos (NALEO) en Washington, DC, en la cual se reunieron casi 65 miembros latinos de la junta escolar, administradores de educación superior, y legisladores estatales de todo el país para discutir el estado de la educación y las estrategias para asegurar que más estudiantes latinos terminen la universidad. Una de las participantes fue Lupe Ramos-Montigny, miembro de la mesa directiva de Educación en el Estado de Michigan.  

La Fundación GM Otorga $1 Millón a grupos hispanos para apoyo de estudiantes

Por: Isabel Flores, Corresponsal La Prensa

La Fundación General Motors anunció que entregará apoyos por un total de $1 millón de dólares para financiar la educación hispana e iniciativas en ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas para ayudar a empoderar a jóvenes latinos para que se unan a la fuerza laboral del futuro. 

Hispanic/Latino Commission hosts Hispanic Heritage Recognition Event and César E. Chávez Commemorative Dinner Sept. 30

Keynote speaker is Francisco “Pancho” González, vice president and general manager, Michigan Region, of McDonald’s USA

Lansing: The Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) announced the 17th Annual Hispanic Heritage Recognition Event and the 20th Annual César E. Chávez Commemorative Dinner takes place on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel, 111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing. 

Library’s Cashapalooza to offer money saving tips

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is teaching customers how to save money in its upcoming Cashapalooza event on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Holland Branch (1032 S. McCord Rd., Holland, Ohio).

Farmer finds woolly mammoth bones in his field

LIMA TOWNSHIP, Oct. 2, 2015(AP): A Michigan farmer has made a mammoth find while digging in a field.

Owens Community College band to perform free concert Oct. 18

WHAT: Area residents are invited to listen to an array of musical selections ranging from a medley of songs from Hawaii to a special Halloween number entitled “Band-O-Ween.” Guitar soloist Eric Wallack will also perform Mason William’s “Classical Gas” with the Concert Band.

Domestic violence victims to be honored at Silent Witness Project unveiling ceremony

BOWLING GREEN: In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Bowling Green State University Women’s Center has announced the unveiling of the 2015 collection of the northwest Ohio chapter of the Silent Witness Project.


Motown pioneer, longtime La Prensa contributor passes away

Al Abrams: 1941-2015

By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

Alan Abrams, who promoted many of Motown’s earliest musical acts, and served for many years as a writer for the Toledo Blade (The Blade Runner), LaPrensa, and Sojourner’s Truth passed away over the weekend at his home near Findlay, Ohio. He was 74.

Motown book good coffee table reading, entertainment
Book Review by
Kevin Milliken for La Prensa

Hype and Soul is a collection of photos, anecdotes, and stories from the heyday of the Motor City’s venture into becoming the recording capital of America—and the dawn of a new sound in the middle of a tumultuous time in U.S. history: the civil rights movement.

Salas, Ford honored at César Chávez Humanitarian Awards, Oct. 7

By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

Attorney Jesús Salas is one of the honorees at the 20th annual César Chávez Humanitarian Awards event, to be held Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Perrysburg Funny Bone Comedy Club. Salas will receive the César Chávez Humanitarian Award for his nearly quarter-century of selfless service to the Northwest Ohio Latino community.

Latino Arts Extravaganza at BGSU swirls with music and dance, Oct. 8

BOWLING GREEN, OH: The Bowling Green State University celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the Latino Arts Extravaganza, from 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 8, 2015, in 202B Bowen-Thompson Student Union on the campus of BGSU.  

SQACC Receives $26,000 Port Authority Grant

The Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center (SQACC) has received its second grant this year from the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, this one for insulation replacement, along with flooring and roof repairs at the José Martínez Memorial Galeria, 1222-1224 Broadway.

Seventh Annual Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame ceremony, Oct. 15

Columbus: On October 15th, 2015, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) along with founding sponsors Wright State University, Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. and the event’s sustaining sponsor, PNC Bank, will host the Seventh Annual Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame ceremony.

Wood County Health District hosts Flu Shot Clinic October 9

Cleveland Foundation announces $8.9 million in September grants

CLEVELAND, Sept. 29, 2015: The Cleveland Foundation board of directors has approved $8.9 million in grants for the month of September, bringing the foundation’s third-quarter grant-making total to $23.3 million and the 2015 total to $71.3 million.

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Reported Hispanic Heritage Month Features New, Old Events
By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

Hispanic Heritage Month will feature plenty of events—both old and new—to celebrate Latino independence and culture between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, 2015.  

Eventos en septiembre en Michigan

September 4 - October 4
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Remaining UT events in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Hector Mendoza, his music is part of his ministry

By Federico Martínez, Special to La Prensa

He had only just begun to strum his guitar and sing the first words to Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan) and the small gathered audience was already mesmerized by his performance during the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration held at The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.  

Yvonne y Grupo Fuego finalists for two Tejano Music Awards
By Kevin Milliken, La Prensa Correspondent

Yvonne y Grupo Fuego will be traveling to San Antonio later this month, one step closer to earning their first Tejano Music Awards. The Toledo-based musical group learned Saturday night that fan voting made them among the top five finalists for the two categories in which they are nominated.

State Rep. Dan Ramos is longest serving Latino state officeholder in Ohio history

COLUMBUS, Oct. 2, 2015: State Rep. and Ohio Latino Affairs Commission board member Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) this year began serving his third term as a state representative in Ohio, making him the longest serving Latino state officeholder in Ohio history, records indicate. Ramos is also the first person of Puerto Rican descent to serve in the Ohio House.

Boo at the Zoo is so close it’s spooky


Boo at the Zoo at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Halloween is right around the corner and that means it's time for everyone's favorite Halloween event - Boo at the Zoo at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The safe, fun-for-all-ages event runs October 15 -18, and 22 – 25, 2015. This year, as a special treat for visitors - the event will open an hour earlier, starting at 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. for an extra hour of spooktacular fun!  

CPL welcomes author Cristina Henriquez during HHM

Cleveland Public Library (CPL) welcomes Cristina Henríquez, author of the novel The Unknown American, which was named one of The New York Times Notable Books of 2014, as part of their Writers & Readers Series of Hope on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium on East 6th Street and Superior Avenue.




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La Prensa Inserts for Lazo Cultural




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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