Day: December 17, 2014

Obama’s Executive Action: What you need to know

On Novembre 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that he would take executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Who will benefit from Obama’s executive action? There are three main groups that will benefit under Obama’s plan: parents of U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents; undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. before the age of 16; and spouses and children of Legal Permanent Residents. Parents: If you are a parent of a U.S. citizen or a parent of a Legal Permanent Resident and you have lived in the U.S. continuously since…

Change in leadership for the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

Director Artee Williams was informed Tuesday, December 2, 2014, that Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson will make a change in leadership for the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (ADWS). Williams was originally appointed ADWS director by Governor Mike Huckabee in March 2004. He was reappointed by Governor Mike Beebe in 2007.

Williams has served as chairman of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet and currently serves as chairman of the Arkansas Public Employee Retirement System Board of Trustees. Under Williams’ leadership, ADWS has located workforce centers on select two-year…

It’s a Girl! Said Adamari Lopez

The dream of becoming a mother is closer to Adamari Lopez and Toni Costa, “I want her in my arms,” says co-host of Telemundo’s morning show Un Nuevo Día on her firstborn, who will be named Alaïa.

Lopez who is about to be five months pregnant says she is happy. “I love to see my belly in the mirror,” says the Puerto Rican, who hopes to deliver her baby by natural birth. “I want a whole team that can be in control if something happens.”

She added, “Today, again I am happy to share with all of you that we will be parents of a baby girl … I feel the love that all of you give me…

Over 60 percent of Latinas know a victim of domestic violence

The domestic violence is more common than flu. And if social media is any indication, in the aftermath of the NFL fiasco handling of those players caught in acts of violence, domestic violence is at crisis levels. For too many Latino families it is also a daily fact of life.

A new survey by the Allstate Foundation, “Silent Weapon: Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse,” finds that 30 percent of Latinas reveal they have been victims of domestic abuse, while 64 percent of Latinas confess to knowing a victim of domestic abuse. The biggest mystery to spectators of domestic violence is…

Roberto Gomez Bolanos, creator of “El Chavo del Ocho”, dies

Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian born February 21, 1929, died November 28 at age 85. He wrote and played the boy television character “El Chavo del Ocho” that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children.

Known as “Chespirito” (chess-pee-REE-to), his nickname came from the Spanish phonetic pronunciation of Shakespeare “Chespir” combined with “ito”, a diminutive commonly used in Mexico that seemed natural for Gomez Bolanos because of his short stature.

His two most famous characters were “El Chavo del Ocho,” who lived in the homes of Latin America and…

National Coalition of Mayors supports President’s Action on immigration

Twenty-six mayors across the country announced the launch of a coalition in support of the president’s action on immigration.

Cities United for Immigration Action (CUIA) is a nationwide coalition of mayors who have joined forces to ensure the successful implementation of the president’s immigration reform plan. The coalition includes 25 mayors who are leading the national dialogue on immigration reform at the municipal level and taking a leadership role to influence policy change from the ground up. CUIA will work to maximize the benefits of administrative relief while building…