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2013-10-16 23:31:15

Toyota to Donate Vehicles to Local Nonprofit Organizations Based on Public Votes Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Metro Atlanta based nonprofit organization, Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope, which provides scholarships to survivors of domestic violence, is one of 250 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. Toyota will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public. With over 412,000 miles on the present vehicle, Esperanza! A Woman's Hope is in...

2012-10-18 11:23:07

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: "Faith: Part One of a Mexican Trilogy." World Premiere engagement of a new play. WHO: Written by Evelina Fernandez. Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela. Presented by The Latino Theater Company. WHERE: Los Angeles Theatre Center, in Theatre 3, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. WHEN: Opens Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8 p.m., runs through Sunday, November 11. Show times: Thursday through Saturday at 8:00, Sunday at 3:00. ADMISSION: $34....

2012-08-07 06:25:37

PHOENIX, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sognatore today announced the recent release of "Tears of Esperanza: A Novel of Fury and Passion in Arizona," a book that takes readers on a voyage from the streets of the barrios to the halls of the state Capitol. It's a timely companion for navigating the controversy surrounding President Obama's immigration order, the Supreme Court's decision on SB 1070, and nationwide state-level immigration legislation. "Tears of Esperanza" follows ASU student...

2012-06-27 14:21:48

ATLANTA, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ASPiRE, the new television network from Magic Johnson Enterprises, debuts today, Wednesday, June 27 at 8:00 pm EDT with a unique mix of original and groundbreaking programming aimed at African-American viewers. The network will launch with inaugural distribution partners Comcast and Time Warner Cable. At launch, ASPiRE will be available in approximately seven million homes and in 16 of the top 25 African-American markets including New York City, Atlanta,...

2012-06-25 14:20:37

PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Reverend Luis Cortes, Jr., President of Esperanza, responds to the Supreme Court's decision on Arizona law SB10170 with tempered approbation, recognizing that although most of Arizona's harmful legislation was struck down as unconstitutional, the one provision that was upheld will almost certainly have a detrimental effect on communities of color. Reverend Cortes states: "In three of the four disputed provisions of Arizona's...

2012-06-15 14:20:22

PHILADELPHIA, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Reverend Luis Cortes, Jr., President of Esperanza, commends President Obama for his announcement to stop deportation of undocumented children and young people under the age of 30 who meet certain eligibility criteria and are in school, graduated, or U.S. veterans. This move is an important step in the right direction toward comprehensive immigration reform, and will have an immediate impact on almost a million eligible...

2011-07-26 16:51:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, the Reverend Luis Cortes, Jr. returned from London, England, where he was a guest of The Honorable Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, at a consultation concerning environmental issues, climate change, and sustainable agriculture. Reverend Cortes engaged in discussion about climate change and sustainability with a focus on how to connect Hispanic communities to the issue. Reverend Cortes was...

2011-03-22 05:18:00

NEWPORT, R.I., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. today announced the support of a new sponsor, Alex and Ani, and the schedule of the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival, which is set for August 5 - 7. Tickets go on sale worldwide March 25, at 10:00 am through TicketMaster and www.newportjazzfest.net. Rhode Island jewelry designer and manufacturer Alex and Ani join the ranks of dedicated corporate sponsors to help continue the legacy of the Newport Jazz Festival....

2010-06-18 09:30:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- esperanza Magazine's feature article "Marriage Matters" has won a Mental Health America 2010 Media Award in the national magazine category. esperanza Magazine was among 15 media outlets honored by MHA at an awards luncheon held June 12 during the advocacy organization's 2010 annual conference in Washington, DC. The awards honor excellence in reporting and portrayals of mental health issues. "Marriage Matters" appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of...

2010-04-29 11:30:00

"Violence is counter-productive." "Follow our faith and follow our country's long tradition of peaceful protests." PHILADELPHIA, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Reverend Luis Cortes, Jr., Esperanza president, called for people across America to stand down and think twice before peaceful protests turn violent. "We are all angry at Arizona politicians -- especially Arizona Gov. Brewer -- for enacting legislation so extreme that driving while Hispanic is now a stoppable offense....