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Posted by admin on 2008/10/29 8:50:00 (2270 reads)

Our fellow Salsera, Missy Campos, underwent a surgery today. We wish her a speedy recovery, and hopefully see you soon on the dance floor!!!

Please keep her in your thoughts!!!

Posted by admin on 2008/10/29 0:40:00 (2495 reads)

New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson, met on Tuesday, Oct. 28th, with Latino community leaders from central and south-west Ohio.

Gov. Richardson is serving his second term as Governor of New Mexico. He was re-elected in 2006 with the support of 69 percent of voters, representing the largest margin of victory for any Governor in state history. He was supported by Democrats, Republicans and Independents, winning in both urban and rural counties New Mexicans overwhelmingly endorsed Governor Richardson’s aggressive efforts to improve education, cut taxes, build a high-wage economy, expand health care access, invest in renewable energy and make New Mexico safer.

Gov. Richardson, campaigning on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, was invited to Ohio by Ruben Herrera and Lilly Calderon from “Latinos for Obama”. After introduction by Henry Guzman, Gov. Richardson stressed the importance of Ohio, and that’s why he is spending the most of his time campaigning for Obama.  He added: “As I come to Ohio, I want you to know that I am going to say to Sen. Obama:  The reason you won Ohio is because of the Latino Community.” He stressed the importance of early voting. “Voting early - one, you avoid those long lines, and secondly, if there is a problem with the voting card, you know, we can fix it, we have time to do it, and then lastly, it allows you time to get the familia, the friends, and everybody we know.” He highlighted also the importance of education and the immigration reform.

More pictures from this event, that took place in El Arepazola, downtown Columbus, are in our Photo Gallery (click here)

Posted by admin on 2008/10/22 2:10:00 (1887 reads)


MidwestLatino and DJ Rudy Alvarez are supporting the Bras with Flair on the Square 2008, the second annual event where decorated bras will fly high on Fountain Square to promote breast health. Read on to find out how you can get involved with this unique and innovative way of finding a cure!

What better way to raise awareness about breast health than through the garments that support them? Cincy Chic (, the only online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati, is proud to host the second annual "Bras with Flair on the Square," a unique and fun way of raising awareness about breast cancer. (Click here to check out photos from last year!)

Cincinnatians are encouraged to decorate bras and drop them off at any Greater Cincinnati Panera Bread location, or the Havana Martini Club downtown on Fifth St. between Race and Vine Sts. Havana Martini Club is offering $4 "Ta-Ta-Tinis" to those dropping off a donation. Panera will provide free pink ribbon bagels to any group that reserves a meeting room to decorate bras*. Donations will be accepted from Oct. 1-Oct. 22.

Oct. 23-24, from 11a.m.-1p.m. and 4p.m.-6p.m., the decorated bras will not only be on display for all to see on Fountain Square, but they will also be up for grabs with a silent auction to benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure Fund. In addition, there will be live music, entertainment and free Panera Pink Ribbon Bagels as well as health information distributed by the Center for Optimal Vitality. And don't miss the beauty experts from the Woodhouse Day Spa, because they'll be providing free 5-minute back massages and manicures. Participants' nails will be painted with the signature breast cancer awareness pink hue!

Seventy-five percent of the donations accepted will be earmarked for local breast cancer awareness programs that directly benefit women in Greater Cincinnati women. Cincy Chic has a lofty goal of raising $10,000 this year, and with your generosity, that will be possible!

We'll have Salsa on the Square on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4 -6 PM. Please stop by!!!

Posted by admin on 2008/10/21 6:00:00 (1966 reads)

Over the weekend, LULAC formed 2 new chapters in the state of Kentucky!  Paper work will be sent this week and they will be official.  Once again, welcome to the LULAC family and we look forward to planning the installation of new members and officers soon.

I would also like to thank Vincent Rivera for helping us put these 2 cities together and Saul Garcia for opening up his wonderful restaurant to our group.

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008/10/19 8:10:00 (1622 reads)

Now celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Walk for a Just Community is an inspiring event promoting inclusion, equity, and justice for all! Last year alone the event involved over 2,000 people and raised almost $200,000! The Walk is the preeminent event of its kind in this region for promoting the value of diversity and necessity of an inclusive community, and the proceeds benefit the critical programs of both BRIDGES for a Just Community and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

This year the event started at 10:00 on October 18th, 2008 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and ended there after a route that took walkers through both Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The route was 3.1 miles (5K) long to make it more accessible for those with special needs, families, and senior citizens! Additionally, there was the opportunity to participate in the Annual Freedom Run, which is a registered 5K, with a $25.00 entrance fee. After the Walk and Run, there was entertainment from local dance troupes, choirs, and other artists. This celebration is truly a display of the rich ethnic and cultural compilation of our region.

This year, BRIDGES invited Latinos to walk as ONE community FOR a just community on 10/18. Maria Molina, who is on the Board of Bridges, was inviting all Latinos to consider joining the team as a sign of LATINO UNITY. Many did, and below is are pictures from this event:

More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Library -  cklick here ...

Posted by admin on 2008/10/17 7:10:00 (1717 reads)

They might have different political views, but they certainly would look good on the dance floor!

Only Salsa unites people!!!!

Posted by admin on 2008/10/15 8:00:00 (1895 reads)

Macy's celebrated on Oct. 15th the Hispanic Heritage Month. Organized by the Macy's Multicultural Team and presented by Wilka Varela-Toppins, the OVP of Diversity Strategies, it was a successful event showing different dances from Latin America, incl. Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bachata, Tango, and Flamenco. The dances were shown by two Cuban dancers from Cincinnati Ballet - Cervilio Miguel Amador and Gema Diaz.

More pictures are in our Photo Gallery - click here...


Posted by admin on 2008/10/13 10:40:00 (1896 reads)

October 13, 2008 - The Alliance for Immigrant Women will launch a culturally relevant, multi-media Spanish language public awareness campaign at the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, 898 Walnut Street on October 14 at 1:30 pm. This far reaching campaign, funded by Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, and U.S. Department of Justice, will raise awareness about rights and services available to documented and undocumented victims of domestic violence in Hamilton, Clermont, and Butler counties. Violence diminishes the quality of life for everyone. The danger to limited English proficiency Hispanic domestic violence victims in Greater Cincinnati is exacerbated exponentially by fear of law enforcement, fear of utilizing existing resources, misinformation, and myriad barriers. All victims of domestic violence, regardless of their immigration status, must understand their rights and have access to safety, support and freedom from further injury and abuse.

Sophia Kostoff
Coordinator Alliance for Immigrant Women
Office: 513-361-2150 Cell: 513-478-2955

Theresa Singleton
Director Protection from Abuse, YWCA
Office: 513-361-2134


Posted by admin on 2008/9/22 6:30:00 (2123 reads)


2008 LULAC Community Awards


***All proceeds benefit LOCAL educational programs***

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008


Student Union Hall

Northern Kentucky University

Hosted by: Geri Geiler, Associate Counsel, Macy’s Inc

Keynote Speaker: Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO (UFW)



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”                                           “FRIEND(S) OF LULAC”

 Jorge Seda & Nelson Rosario, Aviation                      Alfonso Cornejo, Rev. William Jansen, Jason Dunn, Venus Kent

General Electric                                                     Team Cincinnati, 2011 LULAC National Convention



Lourdes & Humberto Leon, Owner(s),                      Eileen Kelly and Carrie Cochran        

Taqueria Mercado                                                Four Lives, Two Worlds, Cincinnati Enquirer



Sister Margarita Brewer, ESL Coordinator                Maria Molina, Latin American Development Manager,

Cincinnati Public Schools                                      The Procter & Gamble Co.


“DIVERSITY AWARD”                                                          “GOVERNMENT EXCELLENCE”

Natalie Fair-Albright, Executive Director                               The Honorable Mark Mallory, Mayor,

International Center of Greater Cincinnati                               Chief Thomas Streicher, Cincinnati Police

City of Cincinnati

  Sponsorship Packages available!!!


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Posted by admin on 2008/9/19 2:10:00 (2005 reads)

The Diversity Activities Committee at Fifth Third Bank hosted on September 18th an event for the elderly at Lincoln Crawford Nursing Home.

There are about 200 elderly residents at the nursing home, many of whom were looking forward to this event and having some enjoyment. This is Diversity Activities Committee's way of reaching out into the community to bring a little joy to people. 

We applaud Fifth Third Bank and its employees for volunteering their time to organize this event.


More pictures are in our Photo Gallery (click here)

Posted by admin on 2008/9/17 5:50:00 (2061 reads)

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at 3:55 PM.

For half-price tickets please call 513-765-7055

Also, Tropicoso will be performing form 2:20 - 3:50

Posted by admin on 2008/9/15 22:40:00 (1829 reads)

National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2008
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the many Americans of Hispanic descent who have made outstanding contributions to our Nation.

The rich cultural traditions of the Hispanic-American community have made a remarkable impact on American society. The diverse backgrounds of Hispanic Americans and their dedication to family have become an integral part of America. With a deep commitment to faith and a strong desire to live the American dream, these citizens are realizing the full blessings of liberty. Educational opportunities are helping a new generation work toward success, and many Hispanic Americans operate thriving small businesses.

We also honor Hispanic Americans for their strong tradition of service in the Armed Forces. These proud patriots have fought in every war since our founding, and many have earned the Medal of Honor for their courage. Hispanic service men and women have shown their love for the United States by answering the call to serve, and we owe them and their families a tremendous debt of gratitude. Their patriotism and valor have added to the character of our Nation.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit and accomplishments of Hispanic Americans everywhere. To honor those achievements, the Congress, by Public Law 100-402, as amended, has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating September 15 through October 15 as "National Hispanic Heritage Month."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15, 2008, as National Hispanic Heritage Month. I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.


Posted by admin on 2008/8/27 4:50:00 (2143 reads)
NSHMBA Cincinnati   

On August 7, 2008, Accenture teamed with the Cincinnati chapter of the National Society for Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) to host a panel discussion focused on “Developing a High Performance Mindset." Six Hispanic executives participated on the panel, including Accenture’s Jay Zerbe, Utility Industry Managing Director. Jay shared his thoughts about building and maintaining relationships. Another panelist, Tillie Hidalgo Lima, talked about goal setting.

Tillie is the President/CEO of Best Upon Request, a company that Accenture played a key role in helping to “put on the map.” Best Upon Request is a privately held minority-owned and woman-owned national concierge services firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nellie Borrero, director – Global Inclusion & Diversity at Accenture, recently took some time to interview Tillie. Tillie offered advice for professional women and spoke about how networking, goal setting and stepping out of one’s comfort zone can be critical to one’s success.

Read below highlights from the discussion:

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Posted by admin on 2008/8/21 2:50:00 (1879 reads)

Mr. Juventino Cano, Board Member of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, visited Cincinnati on Wednesday, August 20th, and met with the Board of the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA.

It was only a second such a visit in Cincinnati by a Board Member of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Posted by admin on 2008/8/4 3:10:00 (1976 reads)

Save the Date! Tuesday, August 5th, 6-9 PM

On Tuesday, August 5th, citizens, police and leaders from communities in Cincinnati Police District Two will be coming together in a fun, casual setting in Armleder Park to build better relationships. This is one of thousands of National Night Out celebrations happening across the country that evening.

Join your neighbors, friends and neighborhood police to be part of National Night Out and promote Police-Community Partnerships. Festivities include free food and drinks. There will be plenty of opportunities to talk with local police and community leaders. Special attractions that especially appeal to children include police horses, motorcycles, and bicycles.


  • Promote better police-community relations by providing a pleasant, inviting atmosphere where members of the community, police and government officials can meet, get to know each other better and discuss common topics.
  • Special emphasis is on youth, believing that if their initial meeting with police is good, it will influence a lifetime.

It’s an event!! It’s a night out!! It’s all FREE!!

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Music

For more information, click here...

This event is sponsored by MidwestLatino as part of our Public Service committment.

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