Category: ARKANSAS

Arkansans ready to celebrate diversity at the Walk for CommUNITY.

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Organizers expect that closed to a 1,000 Arkansans will gather at the Little Rock River Market Pavilions on Sunday, Nov. 4th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the states’ diverse community at the 13th annual Walk for CommUNITY.

Over 50 teams representing businesses, schools, community organizations, families, neighborhoods and churches have formed to participate in the Walk, and teams are still forming.

At 3:00 p.m., there will be rally celebrating diversity. At 4:00 p.m., walkers will embark on the one-mile, fully accessible Walk route.

Adults can…

Eliecer Palacios broke ground at his third McDonald’s in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Owner and operator Eliecer Palacios broke ground on a new MidTown McDonald’s restaurant on Friday, June 29th.

The new location at 104 South University will be one of only 5 “Tribute” stores built in the U.S. and will feature the latest in McDonald’s innovations.

“We are extremely excited to bring the newest evolution of the McDonald’s brand to the booming MidTown area. We started working on this project in 2010. With the assistance of multiple entities of McDonald’s and the City of Little Rock, we have been able to make this a reality,” said Eliecer…

Spanish Radio Station raises a record $156,000 for Arkansas Children’s Hospital

SPRINGDALE, AR – During the past weekend Hispanic radio listeners in northern Arkansas raised a record-setting $156,087 in pledges and donations to benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Radio listeners at station KSEC 95.7 FM responded to the three day Spanish language radiothon that took place on-air and at the station’s studio in Springdale.

This is the third year that KSEC-FM, also known as “La Zeta” in the Hispanic community, partners with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Arkansas Children’s Hospital to raise funds for the hospital. Station owners Eddie Vega…

Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock receives new Consul

LITTLE ROCK, AR – On Monday April 2 David Manuel Preciado Juarez officially joined the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock, as its new Consul. Preciado Juarez is the second official with this title in Arkansas. His predecessor, Consul Andres Chao Ebergenyi was transferred to Colorado.

The new Consul arrival coincides with the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock on April 27, 2007.

¡Hola! Arkansas had the opportunity to meet the new consul in his office in an informal visit shared by another consulate officer, Edgardo Briones the Consul Adjunt, who…

Clinton Presidential Center to celebrate largest Easter hunt in the state

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Clinton Presidential Center will host the largest Easter Family Festival in the state on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

The free event will kick off with the arrival of the Easter Bunny on a fire truck, and the Easter egg hunt on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Center. The outdoor festival with food, craft activities, a petting zoo, pony rides and entertainment will follow the egg hunt for children of all ages.

“Each year on the day after Easter, the White House sponsors an Easter egg roll. In honor of the tradition we will hold the same event. Children…

Katherina Yancy featured panelist at UALR Racial Attitudes Conference

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Race and the Arkansas media was the focus of the 9th Annual Conference on Racial Attitudes in Pulaski County on Thursday, March 15, presented by the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity, in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building.

This year’s conference, “Arkansas Media, Race and Ethnicity: Accountability, Responsibility, and Opportunity,” included a media panel discussion where professionals in media talked about news reporting as it relates to racial and ethnic issues in Arkansas.

Featured panelists included Frank Fellone of the Arkansas…

Camp iRock is accepting applications

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) is now accepting applications for Camp iRock 2012, to be held June 3-9 at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center seven miles west of Little Rock.

Camp iRock is a free, week-long experience that takes advantage of interactive dialogue, workshops, and exercises to promote physical activity, healthy lifestyles and self-confidence in young girls.

The application process begins today and the deadline for applications is April 2, 2012.

Last year’s camp featured singer/actress Raven-Symone, and First Lady Ginger Beebe as…

ACH: A Century of Care

LITTLE ROCK, AR – This past week, Arkansas Children’s Hospital celebrated its 100th birthday. Founded as an orphanage in 1912, ACH has grown to become one of the nation’s largest pediatric hospitals. Its doctors, nurses and other dedicated staff members care for more than 10,000 inpatient admissions and over 1,200 newborns each year.

Over its century of growth and service, ACH has repeatedly been the setting for many remarkable feats in the medical field.

In 2007, neonatologists at Children’s were the first in the world to use head-cooling technology to treat infants whose brains…

Arkansas has $1.4 million for appliance rebates available

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), today announced that The Arkansas ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program will immediately re-open with $1.4 million in funds. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The rebate for ENERGY STAR® rated refrigerators is $275, the rebate for ENERGY STAR® clothes washers is $225, and the rebate on ENERGY STAR® water heaters is $300.

Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are…

Mexican Consulate sign pact to protect workers from discrimination

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Memphis District Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock.

The agreement establishes an ongoing collaborative relationship between these two entities to provide Mexican nationals regardless of legal status with information, guidance, and access to resources on the prevention of discrimination in the workplace.

Edgardo Briones Velazquez, Consul Ad Interim of the Mexican Consulate and Katharine W. Kores, Director of the Memphis District Office of…