For Puerto Ricans, Sotomayor’s Success Stirs Pride

  Half a century later, the long and sometimes bittersweet history of Puerto Ricans in New York added a celebratory chapter on Thursday as the Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Her personal journey — from a single-parent home in the Bronx projects to the Ivy League and an impressive legal…

Congratulations Judge Sonia Sotomayor !

 Latino Leadership Circle congratulates Judge Sonia Sotomayor on her appointment as Supreme Court Judge. Sotomayor, a 55-year-old federal appeals court judge, will be the 111th person to sit on the high court and the third female justice. Sotomayor is the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. Judge Sotomayor's rise from humble beginnings is an inspiring…

Enough!

America’s Voice a newly-founded communications campaign working to win common-sense immigration reform. America’s Voice reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been paying for what a recent law report calls a dangerous “cowboy” operation with our tax dollars. Take a minute to visit the America’s Voice web page and sign this important petition…

Tribute to Fania

  Santos Party House will host its 2nd annual tribute to the classic sounds of Fania records.  “21+ PARTY.  Calling all salseros to the dance floor! The 2nd annual tribute to the sounds of Fania records is a night with songs by artists like Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon, Celia Cruz, Ray Barretto, and more. Music…

Rene Padilla to Present at Princeton Theological Seminary on: Latin American Theological Reflection in the Age of Obama

The Hispanic Leadership Program Presents Latin American Theological Reflection in the Age of Obama This course will be taught in English. Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Place: Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Center, Cooper Conference Room Theme:  A lecture and dialogue with Dr. Padilla based on the Latin American Theological…

On Sin

"Sin is both the overstepping of a line and the failure to reach it–both transgression and shortcoming.  Sin is a missing of the mark, a spoiling of goods, a staining of garments, a hitch in one's gait, a wandering from the path, a fragmenting of the whole.  Sin is what culpably disturbs shalom.  Sinful human…

President Obama’s Commitment to Enact Comprehensive Immigration Reform

For immediate releaseJune 26, 2009              Contact: Rosario Díaz-Cintrón  (215) 324-0746 x 205rdiaz-cintron@esperanza.us The Reverend Luis Cortés, Jr. Thanks President Obama For His Commitment to Enact Comprehensive Immigration Reform PHILADELPHIA, PA — Today, the President met with Congressional leaders at the White House to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. Following the meeting, after reviewing the President’s statement…

Immigration Reform is a Christian Issue

On Friday, June 19th, over 750 influential Latino Evangelical clergy and leaders converged on Washington, D.C., to pray for our country and its leaders, talk with our members of Congress about immigration reform, housing, etc, and hear from our President and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Latino/a evangelicals where lead by the Rev. Luis Cortés,…

Historic nomination: Hispanic Sotomayor as justice

By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer Ben Feller, Associated Press Writer – Tue May 26, 7:55 pm ET WASHINGTON – Reaching for history, President Barack Obama on Tuesday chose federal appeals judge  Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court, championing her as a compassionate, seasoned jurist whose against-the-odds life journey affirms the American dream….

Making the Case: Upcoming 20/20 Training Dates

20/20 Vision for Schools is sponsoring two Level 1 trainings next week to empower individuals to make the case for adopting schools at their churches. 1) “Mission Critical: Reaching a Generation One School at a Time”Monday May 11, 7-9 PMHosted by The Coalition of Urban Youth WorkersKings College @ The Empire State BuildingDetails and RSVP…