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Posted by admin on 2010/1/16 0:00:00 (1843 reads)

We would like to join us all in helping victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Our main relief organization of choice is the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund

Please donate directly to this fund or any other organization of your choice, or donate at any of our events.

Thank you!

Posted by admin on 2009/12/7 9:40:00 (2587 reads)

Information from Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs:

Policy Alert:  BMV Injunction DENIED

As you may know, the League of United Latin American requested an injunction in the Franklin County Municipal Court to prevent the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) from executing a December 8, 2009 cancellation of thousands of motor vehicle registrations that were registered using a third-party transaction.  LULAC sought to prohibit the BMV from requiring those who used a third party transaction (such as power of attorney) to provide a valid Ohio driver's license, identification card or Social Security number. Magistrate Pamela Browning issued a ruling today DENYING the injunction.

We have not yet received the grounds for the ruling, but will make this available as soon as possible.

Effective 12:00 a.m. midnight tonight, those who have not re-registered their vehicles in compliance with the new BMV policy will be in violation of the law and subject to stops by law enforcement officials. Failure to register a vehicle is a violation of the law and is a fourth degree misdemeanor, which is subject to penalties of a maximum of 30 days in jail and $250 in fines (ORC § 4503.11).  Furthermore, failure to display registration on the vehicle is a minor misdemeanor, subject to a penalty of a maximum of $150. (ORC § 4503.21).

Alerta Especial: Requerimiento Preliminar Legal  ante el BMV (Dirección Vehicular) ha sido DENEGADA

Como recordarán, LULAC – [League of United Latin American Citizens] solicitó un requerimiento preliminar legal ante el Tribunal Municipal del Condado de Franklin para prevenir que la Dirección Vehicular (BMV)  autorizara a partir del 8 de diciembre la cancelación de miles de registros vehiculares que fueron registrados por medio de transacciones que usaban a terceros.  LULAC tenía como meta que se le prohibiera al BMV exigir a aquellos que usaron a terceros (como por ejemplo a través de carta poder)  la presentación de una licencia de conducir válida para Ohio, tarjeta de identificación o número de seguro social.  La Magistrada Pamela Browning dictó su veredicto hoy día DENEGANDO el requerimiento legal.

Al momento, no hemos recibido las bases del fallo, apenas la información esté disponible, la pondremos a su disposición.

Efectivo a la media noche 12:00 a.m. de hoy día, aquellos que no han vuelto a registrar sus vehículos de acuerdo a la nueva ley del BMV estarán en violación de la ley y serán sujetos a paradas por la policía.  El incumplimiento del registro de vehículo es una violación de ley y es un delito menor del cuarto grado, el cual está sujeto a castigos de un máximo de 30 días en prisión y $250 en multas (ORC § 4503.11).  Aún más, el no desplegar la placa en el vehículo es un delito menor sujeto a una multa de un máximo de $150. (ORC § 4503.21).

Posted by admin on 2009/11/4 6:40:00 (2634 reads)

Governor Ted Strickland announced on Oct. 30, 2009, the appointment of Keila Cosme to the 6th District Court of Appeals. Cosme will be the first Hispanic American to serve on any of Ohio’s 12 District Courts of Appeals.

Keila Cosme, 40, of Toledo, fills the seat vacated by the death of Judge William Skow.

“Keila is an accomplished attorney who has exemplified competence and professionalism throughout her career,” Strickland said. “Her unique life experiences and determination to overcome barriers will add a distinct voice to the Court of Appeals.”

Cosme will take the bench on November 16. To retain the seat, she must run in the November 2010 general election.

Cosme has served as a partner with the law firm of Cosme, D’Angelo, and Szollosi since 2001. She previously served as an attorney for the Law Offices of Keila D. Cosme from 1998-2001 and for the firm of Calfee, Halter and Griswold from 1995-1998. While Cosme’s practice has focused primarily on commercial and civil litigation, Cosme has also counseled and represented private and pro bono clients on a wide range of legal matters that fall within the jurisdiction of the appeals court, including criminal, domestic relations and juvenile law.

Cosme came to the United States from Puerto Rico at the age of 17 to attend Boston University. While pursuing a double major, Cosme’s English language skills were so underdeveloped that she had to audio-record class lectures and translate them into Spanish to fully understand the subject matter. She managed to overcome these obstacles and became proficient in the English language through use of a Spanish/English dictionary and translation of her undergraduate course material.

Cosme serves as a member of the Ohio Association for Justice and the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Ohio Hispanic Bar Association. She also serves as a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.

“I’m honored by this appointment, and I am committed to serving the Court of Appeals with integrity and fairness,” Cosme said.

Cosme received a bachelor’s degree from Boston University in 1990 and a law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1994.

Posted by admin on 2009/11/4 6:10:00 (2588 reads)


Congratulations to Edwin Corporan, from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, who won the 2009 SHPE "Hispanic in Technology Award/Government" Award.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) gives every year SHPE Technical Achievement Recognition (STAR) Awards, which recognize the year's highest level of achievement in Hispanic engineering and sciences in several different categories. All awards were presented during the 2009 SHPE Conference in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 28-Nov. 1. The SHPE Conference is the largest Hispanic technical conference in the nation, with approximately 5,000 attendees.

In 2010 the SHPE National Convention will be hosted by Cincinnati. 

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is the source for quality Hispanic engineers and technical talent, committed to enhancing America's position in math, science, engineering and technology with a strong and talented Hispanic workforce. SHPE empowers its membership of students and professionals with increased educational opportunities, professional and personal growth, and involvement in education, business and government issues.

To Join SHPE, please:

Go to:
Click on the tab:  Join SHPE
Hit the button:  Apply Now

Posted by admin on 2009/11/4 6:10:00 (2421 reads)

Ramona Reyes

Ramona Reyes was reelected yesterday to the Columbus School Board. She won the most votes last night in this historic election for Latinas in Columbus, OH.

She's been an active community supporter for years, and her win is well deserved. Our congratulations and best wishes.

For more info please read here

Posted by admin on 2009/11/4 3:30:00 (2249 reads)

Gov. Ted Strickland filled one of two vacancies on the Ohio Board of Education with a bilingual aid for from the Fremont City School District.

Juanita Sanchez, 54, will fill a seat on the 19-member panel held by Jennifer Sheets, the former board president from Pomeroy who resigned last summer.

Sanchez has worked for the school district since 2007 and previously was assistant director of the foundation at Terra State Community College in Fremont. She also serves on the Minority Achievement Council for the Fremont School District and on the board of directors for the Fremont Federal Credit Union.

The state board consists of eight members appointed by the governor and 11 who are elected to represent a region of the state. All serve four year terms. Sanchez will complete Sheets’ term to an appointed seat which expires Dec. 31, 2010.

The governor has yet to fill a second vacancy on the board also created last summer by the resignation of Carl Wick, an appointed member from Centerville.

Posted by admin on 2009/10/27 17:30:00 (1840 reads)

LULAC Cincinnati just published its first Newsletter:


To read it, click here

The monthly LULAC Membership Meeting takes place this Thursday, Oct. 29, at Su Casa Hispanic Center, located at 7036 Fairpark Ave in Cincinnati.

Posted by admin on 2009/10/13 0:50:00 (2137 reads)

Join us for Cincinnati's first political candidates night dedicated to address issues important to the Latino community.  Througout the evening, candidates running for mayor, city council and school board positions will speak freely about their platforms and answer questions directly from our audience members.  

Wednesday, October 14th from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Su Casa Hispanic Center,
7036 Fairpark Ave.,
Cincinnati, OH 45216

It's FREE and open to the public

The following candidates have confirmed so far:


Mayor Mark Mallory (D)
Brad Wenstrup (R)


Leslie Ghiz (R)
Greg Harris (D)
Nicholas Hollan (D)
Amy Y. Murray (R)
Chris Monzel (R)
Roxanne Qualls (Charter)
Bernadette Watson (D)
Wendell Young (D)
George Zamary (R)


Vanessa White
Mary Wesh Schlueter

This event is co-sponsored by: League of Women Voters of Cincinnati; Cincinnati USA Hispanic Chamber; TSJ Media; Su Casa Hispanic Center,

Candidates who would like to participate need to RSVP by calling 513-482-1814 or email Jason at

Posted by admin on 2009/9/23 2:50:00 (2480 reads)

 2009 LULAC Community Awards
***All proceeds benefit LOCAL educational programs***
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Student Union Hall
Northern Kentucky University
Hosted by: Wilka Toppins, Macy’s Inc
Keynote Speaker: Sylvia Mendez, civil rights activist    

MAKE HISTORY:   The LULAC Cincinnati Community Awards is an exciting, history making awards ceremony, celebrating the positive impact individuals can make to shape diversity and race relations in our community.  Attended by over 350+ top local leaders from government, business, and education, the Community Awards serves not only to showcase the various efforts of LULAC but of the numerous outstanding diversity initiatives in both individual and corporate realms.


CORPORATE AWARD                    
Wilka Toppins (Macy's)
HISPANIC BUSINESS PERSON                          
Antonio Muniz-Olan (Deerfield Insurance Group)
EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE                          
Maria Hildalgo (Cincinnati Public Schools)
Mary McCullough-Hudson (Fine Arts Fund)

Felisa Insignares (P&G)

Rudy Alvarez (88.3 WAIF)

Lorrie Platt (Cincinnati Reds)
Joseph T. Deters, Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney


Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati     L’Oreal       Bank of Kentucky            Munoz Brandz         NKU Chase School of Law        NKU Latino Student Affairs    Cincinnati Reds                Sisters of Charity   Cincinnati Public Schools        TSJ Media   Deerfield Insurance Group        UFCW Local 75  Fine Arts Fund    Union Institute        La Voz    Cincinnati Public Schools


Posted by admin on 2009/9/23 2:00:00 (1853 reads)
Posted by admin on 2009/8/29 8:30:00 (2904 reads)

Trying to lose weight and get in shape? 

Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at 6 PM, Rayza Ramirez, will be teaching twice a week "Latin Cardio" - a fun excercise class combining elements of Aerobics, Cardio, and Zumba moves - all together with a very hot Latin rhythms.

The  classes will take place every Tuesday and Friday at 6 PM in the gym at:

Su Casa Hispanic Center
7036 Fairpark Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45216-1929
(513) 761-1588


The classes are FREE



Posted by admin on 2009/8/4 6:50:00 (2237 reads)

We're happy to learn that US Senate confirmed Judge Sotomayor as the first ever Hispanic for Supreme Court.

Please join LULAC Ohio at LULAC's Celebration Party for SOTOMAYOR this Thursday 4:00-7:00 PM at following locations.

Cincinnati: Sully's, 700 Race St.

Dayton: Salsas, Airway Plaza & Woodman Dr.

Columbus: Park Street Patio, 533 North Park St.

It will be a great opportunity to meet and network with other people from your area.

Posted by admin on 2009/7/22 8:30:00 (2530 reads)


At the 80th Annual LULAC National Conference, which took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico July 14-19, Edgar Sandoval from P&G Multicultural Marketing donated on behalf of Procter & Gamble a check for $140,000 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.

LULAC Cincinnati Chapter is also proud to have Procter & Gamble as a sponsor of our Young Readers Program which started in Cincinnati in the Fall 2007. 

Procter & Gamble was also the sponsor of the Hispanic Women Leaders' Luncheon, where Edgar Sandoval  received an award on behalf of P&GProcter & Gamble has been consistently ranked by "Latina Style" Magazine as one of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S. 

As the premier Hispanic convention, the LULAC National Convention draws over 15,000 people each year including the top leaders from government, business, and the Hispanic community. Also present were representatives of LULAC chapters of Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus.

Entertainment was provided by Manny Manuel, Grupo Mania, and many others.

The 2011 LULAC Convention will take place in Cincinnati!!!

More pictures are in this Photo Gallery (click here)

Posted by admin on 2009/7/10 6:40:00 (2340 reads)


Cincinnati—The League of United Latin American Citizens of Ohio strongly requests an independent investigation by the U.S Department of Justice into the May 30, 2008 hate crime against the Hispanic minor Robert Cantu in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  Robert, a Hispanic minor, was attacked by five individuals and placed in a noose around his neck while ethnic slurs were used.  Over 1 year after the crime was reported the Prosecutors Office charged only one individual with aggravated menacing (a first-degree misdemeanor when committed by an adult) and ethnic intimidation (a fifth-degree felony when committed by an adult).  Surprisingly, the prosecutor only recommended 30 days in jail out of the possible maximum jail time of six months, Judge Ronk sentenced the assailant to only 10 days and a $100 fine plus court costs. 

LULAC finds both the crime and the sentence against the assailant completely appalling and seeks for the DOJ to take the following steps to send a strong message against those who commit Hate Crimes:

•    Conduct an independent investigation into the Cantu Case
•    Prosecute all parties involved in the noose incident
•    Investigate selective prosecution and police practices unfavorable toward minorities

To further expose this case and the growing trend in Hate Crimes committed in Ohio, LULAC Ohio and several organizations mentioned below will hold a Vigil for Justice in Mount Vernon, Ohio on July 24th in the city’s Public Square at 12pm.  The event will host hundreds of supporters from across the state and feature prominent community leaders and victims of hate crimes. 

CAIR Ohio                   

Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center                         

ACLU of Ohio

Interfaith Association of Central Ohio

Latin@ LeaderSHIFT Initiative                                                                                                                 


Ohio Conference NAACP

The Jewish Federation of Columbus

Columbus Board of Rabb

 For more information, visit or call Ruben Herrera at 614.571.1750

Posted by admin on 2009/6/25 11:30:00 (1980 reads)

Centro de Amistad/Cristo Rey Parish y Cincinnati Opera

¡Ópera va a la Iglesia!

Domingo, 5 de julio, 2009 • 2:00 de la tarde
Sunday, July 5, 2009 • 2:00 p.m.

Centro de Amistad/Cristo Rey Parish
947 Donaldson Road (en la Marydale Retreat Center)
Erlanger, KY 41018

Gratis, se requiere reservación. Limitado a 4 boletos por persona.
Para reservar sus boletos por favor llame al (513) 241-2742.

FREE ! Reservations necessary. Limit 4 per person. Call (513) 241-2742.

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