Last week I attended the Latin American Association (@TheLAA) State of Latinos in Georgia Conference in Atlanta (#2018StateofLatinos). Having supported the Latin American Association for many years, I was eager to participate in this inaugural event. The purpose of the conference was to analyze and address the critical issues facing Latinos in Georgia. A nonprofit […]
This weekend on September 24, 2017, America is celebrating the first year anniversary of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). A member of the Smithsonian Institution, the NMAAHC is located on the National Mall and is the only national museum dedicated exclusively to documenting African American life, history and culture. Lonnie […]
This month I attended the 88th National Convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) held in San Antonio, July 3-8, 2017. Founded in Texas in 1929, LULAC is the oldest civil rights organization of the Latino American community. Its mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health […]
This week I am attending the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Convention in DC. The CBC ALC is always my favorite convention of the year! The “Who’s Who” of Black America gathers in DC for the week to discuss policy, challenges that face our community and country, and, most of all, solutions; and I enjoy […]
Last week I attended the Latin American Association 23rd Annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon. Held at the Georgia Aquarium on April 29, 2012, this year’s event was especially festive with the LAA celebrating 40 years! Nick Valencia, Journalist at CNN and President of the Atlanta Chapter of National Association of Latino Journalists, served as the Master […]
The Latin American Association (LAA) in Atlanta, Georgia, is doing incredible work with our youth! On April 14, 2012, I attended the LAA’s 3rd Annual Spring College Access Conference at Kennesaw State University. The goal of the conference is to increase the educational attainment of Latino students so that they can and will pursue higher […]
The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute held its Southeast Regional Conference in partnership with Georgia State University’s 4th Annual Latino College Leadership Summit in Atlanta last month. Hosted on the campus of GSU, March 23-24, the conference seeks to develop the skills of Georgia-area students in order to foster leadership development within the community. Over […]
Again, it was another spectacular United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Annual Conference. This year the organization celebrated its 30th anniversary! Congratulations!!! Based in Chicago, USHLI seeks to empower Latinos and other disenfranchised groups with leadership development training and encourage civic awareness and participation in the electoral process.