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Business : Simon Cipriano becomes General Manager of La Ley Radio
Posted by admin on 2006/7/30 10:50:00 (3357 reads)

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Simon Cipriano, a popular Hispanic radio host of "Radio en Español" became a General Manager of the recently opened "La Ley Radio 1320 AM" playing Latino/Hispanic music 24/7 out of Covington. (Read recent article about it in the Enquirer - click here...)

Simon is also owner of the popular "Plaza del Sol Nite Club" and a strong supporter of the Latino community in the Tri-State.
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We wish Simon all the very best in his new position.

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Events : Free tickets for Molotov (Cleveland, August 3)
Posted by admin on 2006/7/30 4:00:00 (1499 reads)

Molotov is coming to Cleveland's Beachland Ballroom, and MidwestLatino has FREE tickets to give away (click here...)

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Molotov is a Mexican rock and hip hop band formed in 1995. Their lyrics feature a mixture of Spanish and English, rapped and sung by all members of the group. Musically, Molotov blends heavy baselines, flamenco guitar riffs and turntable scratches. Many songs, such as "Gimme Tha Power" and "Frijolero", are politically inspired. Addressing issues such as disenfranchisement within Mexico and immigration in the United States, they have been compared to the American band Rage Against the Machine. orded by Mario Caldato, Jr. (the Beastie Boys).

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Events : Flamenco Dance Class Series in Cincinnati
Posted by admin on 2006/7/20 2:50:00 (9085 reads)

Diana Dinicola is conducting weekly Flamenco classes in Cincinnati. The first class was last week, but you can still join. The classes are at:

Corryville Recreation Center
2823 Eden Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
513-221-0888

Sundays, 12:00-1:00 pm - Understanding Flamenco and Beginner Technique
Sundays, 1:00-2:00 pm - Choreography: Sevillanas

Note: Sunday, July 23, the class is 2pm - 4pm

Diana Dinicola is the same instructor who conducted the December flamenco dance workshop. As many of you have seen, she is a top notch instructor and performer with very impressive credentials.

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For live Flamenco music and dancing, visit Argentine Bean on Saturdays, from 8-11 PM.

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Community : Graduacion del 2do año de Latinos Saludables (Columbus, OH)
Posted by admin on 2006/7/18 14:20:00 (1635 reads)

Healthy Latinos is one of the programs of Centro Esperanza Latina in Columbus, and is an amazing program that involves Exercises, Nutrition classes, cooking classes and ESL classes for 40 Latino families per year. This past June 30 they graduated their second year group (42 families) and selected their leaders.

Right now they have in their program 100 families and just selected 20 leaders, who are going to work in other health releated projects.

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More pictures are in the Columbus Section of our Photo Gallery (click here)

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Education : LULAC Dayton Announces Scholarship Recipients
Posted by admin on 2006/7/18 11:30:00 (2172 reads)

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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Dayton Council # 39000 has selected five (5) outstanding students from the surrounding community to receive LULAC Scholarships on August 4.

Names of the 2006-2007 LULAC Scholarship recipients and the colleges and universities they will attend are as follows:

* Aleici Mireles, of New Carlisle, Ohio, graduated from Tecumseh High School and will be attending Sinclair Community College in the fall to study in the Allied Health field.

* Matthew Arrowsmith, from Campbell Ohio, graduated from Campbell Memorial High School will be attending Ohio State University school of Medicine.

* Nathan Rodriguez, son of Irma and Jesse Rodriguez is from Leipsic, Ohio graduated from Leipsic High School. Nathan will be attending Ohio State University in the fall.

* Betsy Cote, originally from Colombia, living in Dayton Ohio will be completing her studies at Wright State University masters of Public Health. Betsy resides with her husband Daniel and are expecting their first child. Her parents Pedro and Betsy Cote are still I Colombia.

* Lourdes Cordero of Middletown Ohio is from Humacao, Puerto Rico. She will be a senior attending Wright State University to complete her degree in Business Administration. She is a volunteer in local community organizations and a roll model to her children.

LULAC Scholarships will be awarded to students at a special celebration dinner scheduled for Friday evening, August 04, 2006 at (WPAFB) Wright Patterson Air Force Base officer's Club ballroom. Invitations have been extended to many in the Latino community. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information contact Wanda Canales, scholarship committee 937-285-0646. Donation is $40.00 per person or $70.00 a couple and must be prepaid for guest list to be at main gate at the base.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 councils nationwide. For more information on LULAC see [www.lulac.org].
Congratulations to these outstanding Latino students. Best wishes for an exciting and challenging year!

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Community : Fundraiser for Inirida (August 18)
Posted by admin on 2006/7/17 12:30:00 (1775 reads)

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MidwestLatino is sponsoring a "Fundraiser for Inirida", organized by Maria Herring and friends. It will be a dinner dance fundraiser as well as a raffle (with attractive prizes, incl. 2 tickets for Shakira concert in Chicago!).

The dance will be held on August 18, 2006 from 8:00pm to Midnight. It will offer a buffet dinner, free beer, wine and soda, and two DJ’s. The reception hall has room for for only up to 180 people, so hurry up and secure your tickets!

You might ask, who is Inirida…?

Inirida Rabinovich is originally from Colombia. She has been in the United States since October of 1999. She is loved and admired by all those who have come across her. Unfortunately she has been diagnosed with Cervical Cancer with metastases in her Lymphatic System. This fundraiser is to help her cover expenses which her medical insurance has not covered and to help her ease her financial burden since her income has dramatically been reduced.

Join us, and support this wonderful event for a great cause. For more info, click here...

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Business : Grand Opening of Polleria "El Pollon" (Sat. July 22)
Posted by admin on 2006/7/17 12:20:00 (5096 reads)

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Greater Cincinnati will have a new Peruvian Restaurant: Polleria "El Pollon", which will specialize in rotisserie chicken (pollo a la brasa).

It is located at 6560 Dixie Hwy. in Fairfield, Route 4 next to US BANK in the little plaza close to Blockbuster.

The Grand Opening is on Saturday, July 22

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Events : Latino Actor performing at Cincinnati's Know Theatre
Posted by admin on 2006/7/15 2:00:00 (1594 reads)

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Juan-Carlos Diaz, (left in the picture above) a native of San Francisco, CA, made his Know Theatre Tribe debut in Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick . . . Boom! He was last seen in The Fringe Festival's Men on a Verge of Hispanic Breakdown, The Human Race Theatre Company in Bat Boy: The Musical, Pacific Overtures, and as Patrick Chibas in Spinning Into Butter.

Between August 3-26, 2006 he will perform at The Know Theatre (1120 Jackson Street) in "The Last Sunday in June" by Jonathan Tolins, a comedy about a couple keeping secrets from their friends and each other during the wild craziness of New York City’s Gay Pride Parade. It’s like Will and Grace … but better ….

For more info, click here...

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Events : Domenic M. @ 2006 Latin Music Festival in Cleveland (July 15, 2006)
Posted by admin on 2006/7/13 14:50:00 (2097 reads)

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MidwestLatino is sponsoring Bachata sensation Domenic M. & his Band at Cleveland's Latin Music Festival on Saturday, July 15th. The concert will take place at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. For more information click here...

The winners of MidwestLatino FREE tickets Raffle are:

* Nichole Rosario
* Myriam Cruz
* Josephine Ramos
* Meraries Rodriguez
* Mirtha E. Rodriguez


Each of them will receive 2 tickets for the show. Our congratulations to the winners

Looking for car pooling? Use the "Cleveland Forum"

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Community : Hispanic Kickboxing Champion to address Gang violence Summit in Dayton (Aug. 5)
Posted by admin on 2006/7/13 14:40:00 (1698 reads)

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William "Blinky" Rodriguez (former World middle-weight Kickboxing Champion), will address the 2006 Teen Hip-Hop Summit "UNITY through Hip-Hop My Style, My Culture, My Life!" The summit, taking place on August 5 at Meadowdale High School (4417 Williamson Dr, Dayton, 45416 - (937) 542-7030) and hosted by the Montgomery County Youth Collaborative, is aimed at preventing violence. It targets court-involved youth within the county juvenile court system and includes urban youth as well as young people from surrounding areas.

William "Blinky" Rodriguez received the Medaille d' Excellence, presented in Switzerland in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Blinky has been recognized for his peace building initiatives, including the Valley Unity Peace Treaty which was brokered by CIS and signed by over 75 gangs with over 1,000 members. The treaty successfully reduced gang related deaths the following year, from 52 to 2. The work of Blinky and CIS has been recognized by national and international leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Al Gore, along with numerous other public and private organizations and elected officials.

For more info about this event and to register, click here...

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Events : Sol & Luna Galeria Launch Event (July 22)
Posted by admin on 2006/7/13 14:00:00 (1669 reads)

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Sol y Luna is a new business presenting fine, authentic, and exclusive hand-crafted home decor and dinnerware from Mexico. It'll have its launch event on Sat. July 22nd at Holiday Inn Express in Milford (I-275 East, Exit 57)

You’ll see a wide variety of impressive and stunning hand-crafted products from Mexico that will meet the needs of any architecture, style, and decor of any home!

Info: Susana Aguilera at (513) 677-5310. To learn more about Sol y Luna and its offering, click here to see the catalog...

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Education : P&G donates $100,000 to LULAC for Education
Posted by admin on 2006/7/3 11:10:00 (1707 reads)

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At the recent LULAC National Conference, Ingrid Riviera, Director of P&G Multicultural External Relations donated on behalf of Procter & Gamble a check for $100,000 to LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC). LNESC is dedicated to increasing educational opportunities for minority and low-income students of all ages. Initiatives include: Young Readers Program, Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program and College Explorers Program.

As the premier Hispanic convention, the LULAC National Convention draws over 10,000 people each year including the top leaders from government, business, and the Hispanic community. In 2006 the list of guest speakers included Reverend Jesse Jackson, Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, NAACP President Bruce Gordon, Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle, RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, DNC Chairman Howard Dean, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, U.S. Treasurer Ana Cabral, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Activist Dolores Huerta, among many others.

Entertainment was provided by Elvis Crespo and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez.

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Above: Rev. Jesse Jackson with MidwestLatino's Michael Beck, Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with P&G's Ingrid Riviera, Elvis Crespo live in concert, US Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao

More pictures are in the Other Events Section of our Photo Gallery (click here)

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Events : Salsa Caliente @ Havana Martini Club (July 1)
Posted by admin on 2006/7/2 3:30:00 (1642 reads)

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Salsa Caliente had another great show this Saturday at Havana Martini Club

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More pictures are at Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here)

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Business : Hispanic Chamber Social (June 27, 2006)
Posted by admin on 2006/6/27 14:10:00 (2304 reads)

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On Tuesday, June 27th, the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA , held it annual Social, this year for the first time at Havana Martini Club!

It was an excellent opportunity to see old friends and to make some new ones. Present were also representatives of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

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More pictures are in the Cincinnati Section of our Photo Gallery (click here)

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Community : Immigration Forum @ Freedom Center (June 26)
Posted by admin on 2006/6/27 4:50:00 (1393 reads)

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A community forum on Immigration Reform sponsored by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center took place on Monday, June 26, 2006 in the Harriet Tubman Theater at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Immigration and immigration reform has been covered extensively in the news both nationally and locally. It is has arisen as a complex and sometimes divisive issue. Additionally, the race relations studies conducted by National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center have concluded there is an apparent disconnect between the newly arrived immigrants and the overall community.

This community forum was designed to:

• Provide education about Immigration and Immigration reform
• Provide various perspectives to enhance discourse around the issue of immigration and immigration reform
• Engage in an open discussion about immigrants in the U.S. and the Tri-State area.

Panel members included Sister Juana Mendez of Centro de Amistad, Byron McCauley of The Enquirer, Robert "Chip" Harrod of the National Conference for Community and Justice, community advocate Dan Molina, and Immigration Attorney Marilyn Zayas-Davis. The Forum was opened by Dr. Spencer Crew, CEO of the Freedom Center, and moderated by Dr. Cathy McDaniels-Wilson.

Present in the audience we had Michael A. Fox from the Butler County, as well as Gary Hines from the NAACP of West Chester/Hamiliton/Fairfield/Liberty Township.

Many participants were very positive about the forum and expressed a need for more such dialog opportunities. As somebody stated, only through dialog we can learn to understand the other side and work together on a solution to this very complex issue.

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More pictures from the opening ceremony are at Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery

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