Monthly archives for October, 2008

Survey Shows Latino Protestants Leaning Toward Obama

By Adelle M. Banks Latino Protestant voters appear to be swinging away from the Republican Party, a new poll shows, and immigration is a key factor.The survey of 500 Latino Protestant registered voters found that 50.4% favored Democrat Barack Obama, while 33.6% favored Republican John McCain. Ten percent were undecided. Those figures compare dramatically to…

Gabriel Salguero named as one of Charisma Magazine’s Generational Voices

Latino Leadership Circle salutes our own Rev. Gabriel Salguero for being named by Chrarisma magazine as one of the new generational voices.  For the full article click on link below: http://www.charismamag.com/articles/?id=18069 

Whose Barrio?

  Screening of the documentary by Ed Morales and Laura Rivera Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 7:00pm | Panel 8:00pm Maysles Cinema 343 Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave.) (between 127th and 128th Streets in Manhattan) www.mayslesinstitute.org 212-582-6050 Admission: $7 (not required) “El Barrio. It was a magic Spanish phrase that fell from my father’s lips, describing…

LATINO VOTE COULD DECIDE THREE BATTLEGROUND STATES FOR OBAMA

New Findings by Nonpartisan Think Tank Identifies Influence of Latino Vote in Several Key Battleground States   Los Angeles, CA – A new study of four key battleground states by the William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI), a national Latino non-partisan public policy organization, has found that if the election were held today, Latino voters would…

NPRC Conference Addresses Wealth Preservation, Health, Education, Climate Change & Child Poverty

Washington, DC (CapitalWirePR) October 17, 2008 – With its Latina Breakfast this morning, the National Puerto Rican Coalition [NPRC] opened its 31st Annual Policy Conference at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia. The three day policy conclave is shaped around sessions on education, voting rights, health, environment, housing and social investment. The educational session addresses No Child Left…

Will a New Church Emerge? Las Raices in the Assemblies of God

By Elizabeth D. Rios and Luis Alvarez Las Raices, We’ve Come a Long Way To understand our roots, or better yet, our “flavor,” one must understand our history—las raices that make AG what it is. The General Council of the Assemblies of God (USA) was organized in 1914 by a broad coalition of ministers who…

God and Race in American Politics: A Short History

The Carnegie Council presents: A discussion of God and Race in American Politics: A Short History withMark A. Noll onWednesday, October 15, 20085:30–7:00 PM Religion has been a powerful political force throughout American history. When race enters the mix the results have been some of our greatest triumphs as a nation—and some of our most…

Poll of Registered Latinos in Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Nevada Suggests High Turnout

LOS ANGELES, Oct 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-US Newswire via COMTEX/ — A significant percentage of Latino voters in key battleground states are either undecided or still open to persuasion in the presidential contest, according to a survey released today by The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. The survey of registered…

The New York Film Festival Presents a the Film: Che

CheSteven Soderbergh, France/Spain, 2008; 268mThis screening will include a 30-minute intermission. The most eagerly awaited event at Cannes last May, Steven Soderbergh’s sweeping, Spanish-language meditation on the theory and practice of guerrilla warfare focuses on the two key episodes in Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s military career. Benicio Del Toro (Best Actor at Cannes) brilliantly embodies the…

Black on Both Sides: Hip-Hop’s AfroLatino’s Represent!

Puerto Rican (and "Latino") contributions have been a central but often overlooked component in the historical development of hip hop. "Black on Both Sides" aims to encourage dialogue around issues of black identity in hip hop, and its potential to stimulate social, political, and civic engagement throughout African Diaspora communities in New York City and…