NAACP Convention in Middle Tennessee


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.,
Austin Peay State University will host a portion of the 62nd
Annual NAACP State Convention and Civil Rights Conference.

The NAACP is an
acronym for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People.

The dates of the
conference are Sept. 25-27, Thursday through Saturday, although only
the Saturday, Sept. 27 session will be held at APSU in the Morgan
University Center.

The Saturday
session of the conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast for W.
I. N. (Women in the NAACP) and the youth. After breakfast, the
conference continues with a variety of workshops for both adults and
youth. At noon there will be an awards luncheon followed by more
workshops. The evening concludes with the Freedom Awards Banquet
beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For more
information, contact Kathleen Evans, (931) 221-1242

FE DE ERRATA


En nuestra segunda edición de septiembre de 2007, página 3, publicamos un artículo titulado HISPANO ATACADO POR SU JEFE LO DEMANDA EN CORTE FEDERAL
En dicho artículo cuyo contenido se publicó en Inglés y español, sin darnos cuenta tradujimos una palabra (entered)  que sugiere que una sentencia por rebeldía había sido sentenciada por el juez en contra de Seaton Enterprises, LLC. En realidad, tal y como se indica correctamente en la versión en español del artículo, una sentencia por rebeldía sólo había sido solicitada por los abogados del demandante. El documento sobre el cual basamos nuestro artículo era una documento de la corte, titulado REQUEST TO THE CLERK THAT DEFAULT BE ENTERED AGAINST ALL DEFENDANTS UNDER FEDERAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 55a.

Si bien en la versión en español del artículo se indica correctamente que una sentencia por rebeldía sólo se había solicitado, un error involuntario de traducción da la impresión de que la sentencia por rebeldía en realidad había sido aprobada y sentenciada por el juez.
Este error en la traducción se nos fue señalado a nuestra atención, por primera vez,  el 9 de septiembre de 2008.
Hoy, hacemos pública esta retracción para aclarar nuestra posición y corregir el error de traducción que aparece en el artículo original, versión en Inglés. También para pedir disculpas a nuestros lectores en el idioma Inglés, Seaton Enterprises, LLC, y David Russell Seaton por el error de traducción inadvertido.
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Carlos Nicho, editor de Mundo Hispano Periódico Bilingüe.

RETRACTION AND CORRECTION


In our second edition of September 2007, page 3, we published an article titled HISPANO ATACADO POR SU JEFE LO DEMANDA EN CORTE FEDERAL
In said article, published side by side in both English and Spanish, we inadvertently translated a word from Spanish to English which suggested that a default judgment had been entered against Seaton Enterprises, LLC. In actuality, and as correctly stated in the Spanish version of the article, a default judgment had only been requested by the Attorneys for the Plaintiff.  The court document from which we based our article was titled REQUEST TO THE CLERK THAT DEFAULT BE ENTERED AGAINST ALL DEFENDANTS UNDER FEDERAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 55a.
While the Spanish version of the article correctly indicated that a default judgment had only been requested, an unintentional mistranslation gave the impression that the default judgment had actually been entered.
This translation oversight was first brought to our attention on September 9, 2008. One year later!
Today, we make this public retraction to clarify our position and to correct the mistranslation which appeared in the original article. We also apologize to our English language readers, Seaton Enterprises, LLC, and Mr. David Russell Seaton for the inadvertent mistranslation.
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Carlos Nicho, editor of Mundo Hispano Bilingual Newspaper.

Aclaración de José José a la opinion pública


Declaraciones del famoso cantante internacional emitidas a través de www.sonybmglatin.com

A la opinión pública y a todos mis amigos de los medios
de comunicación, con todo respeto:

A través de la presente quiero informar que se han infiltrado tres capítulos indistintos de “La Historia De Mi Vida” que estoy escribiendo y que está sin terminar y sin revisar todavía a los medios de comunicación; los cuales han empezado a criticar el contenido sin saber de qué se trata pues ignoran a qué época de mi vida se refieren en específico y porqué yo hice esos comentarios, sólo están hablando por hablar sin conocer la base de la historia. Yo escribí todo lo que me ha pasado con el propósito de sanar mi corazón y de que el público se entere de toda la verdad de mi vida por mí mismo, sin mentiras, como es mi costumbre, por respeto al público.

Espero contar con el privilegio de su atención a esta  “La Historia De Mi Vida” cuando esté terminada y así dejarán de estar especulando acerca de lo que contiene, pues comprenderán claramente como, porqué y en qué circunstancias fueron escritos.

Gracias por su amabilidad,

José José

Miami, 11 de septiembre del 2008.

Coming events for the Nashville area


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

Retablos: Miracles on the Border mixed media

5:00-6:30p.m. Opening Reception and Book Signing

4-5 p.m. Preceding Talk on migration with author Jorge Durand author of Miracles on the Border

Location: Buttrick Hall 102, Vanderbilt Campus
Visit www.vanderbilt.edu/sarrattgallery

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2008

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM A Survey of Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Middle Tennessee

Location: TSU College of Business, Avon Williams Campus – 330 10th Avenue North, 37203


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2008

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Latino Cultural Festival NAHCC and Festival of the Nations

Coleman Center – Thompson Lane

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM NAHCC 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Kick Off Reception

Coco Loco Restaurant – 4600 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th 2008

7:30p.m. GRUPO FANTASMA

Location: Langford Auditorium, Vanderbilt Campus

Grupo Fantasma, the finest, funkiest, and hardest working Latin American orchestra when they bring their trademark sound to Music City with cumbia, salsa, and pyschedelia.

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/greatperformances

http://www.grupofantasma.com
Regular Admission $ 28

Students $10 with valid ID

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,2008

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Celebrating Latino Art Reception

Artists Jorge Yances Arrieta, Orlando Camacho and Jairo Prado in attendance.

Location: Palette Gallery – 2119 Belcourt Avenue in Hillsboro Village


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2008

10:00 AM – 4 PM Festival de Otoño

Volunteer State Community College Campus

Sponsor: Hispanic Summer Alliance

Description: A Fall Festival to Celebrate Hispanic Culture

-Soccer tournament

-Cultural dance from many countries

-Latin American food tasting and cook-off

-Live band

-Games and fun for kids

-Free food and drinks

-Hispanic storytelling

-Health check-ups and information

-Community group tables

It’s all free and open to everyone. Bring a blanket and chairs, and spend the whole day!

Coming Events to the Great Knoxville Area


Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Home Depot-Lenoir City
Special Hispanic Heritage month celebration at the Home Depot in Lenoir City on Saturday September 13 from 12 to 3 PM.
• Food from Cinco de Mayo Restaurant
• Music by Fiesta Ritmo Entertainment
• Games, children activities, and raffles
• Home Improvement Workshop, and
• more.

Home Depot associates will be there to help you both in English and in Spanish.

09/22/2008
New Neighbors:Listening to the Experiences of Latin Americans in East TN
A panel of Latino leaders in business, nonprofits and community affairs will speak about their experiences and perspectives on how Latin Americans are being received as new neighbors in our communities. The evening will include a reception with information booths hosted by Latino organizations in this region.

Alumni Gym at Maryville College
September 22, 2008
7:00 p.m. Community Forum and Panel

Purpose: To help our communities better understand the experiences of some Latin Americans since they have been living and working in East TN, and to explore ways to further generate community understanding and inclusiveness.

The community forum and panel is free and open to the public. During the day there will be day-time presentations and discussion for church leaders about serving with Latin Americans in our communities. Registration for this day event, New Neighbors in Appalachia, is required.

For more information, visit: http://www.maryvillecollege.edu/about/csc/index.asp

Hosted by the Center for Strong Communities at Maryville College, with co-sponsors League of Women Voters of Blount County and Leadership Blount.

09/27/2008
Hola Festival
Market Square
September 27, 2008
11:00 to 8:00
www.holafestival.org

A celebration of diversity and a cultural salute to our East Tennessee community. Live music, dancing, food, arts and crafts, Kids on the Block puppets, Parade of Nations, Zoomobile and much more!

Where else in Knoxville could you not only eat salsa, but dance to it, Zumba or rumba, listen to the sounds of the Andes, “travel” and learn geography and about different cultures, enjoy zoo visitors, get important information on education, health, classes, kids safety and more, so much more?!

US Bishops urge president Bush drop raids


Statement of Most Reverend John C. Wester
Bishop of Salt Lake City
Chairman, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration
On
Worksite Enforcement Raids
September 10, 2008
On behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), I call upon the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and President Bush to reexamine the use of worksite enforcement raids as an immigration enforcement tool. The humanitarian costs of these raids are immeasurable and unacceptable in a civilized society.
In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform, we have sought to work collaboratively with DHS to ensure that raids are carried out humanely. It seems to us that DHS has attempted to abide by several humanitarian considerations in executing some of the workplace raids.
However, we believe that DHS has not gone far enough to ensure that human rights protections are consistently applied in all enforcement actions.
For over a year now, DHS has targeted employers who hire unauthorized workers by using force to enter worksites and arrest immigrant workers. During the process of these raids, U.S.-citizen children have been separated from their parents for days, if not longer; immigrants arrested have not been afforded the rights of due process; and local communities, including legal permanent residents and U.S. citizens, have been disrupted and dislocated. The sweeping nature of these raids—which often involve hundreds of law enforcement personnel with weapons—strike fear in immigrant communities and make it difficult for those arrested to secure basic due process protections, including legal counsel.
We have witnessed first-hand the suffering of immigrant families and are gravely concerned about the collateral human consequences of immigration enforcement raids on the family unit. Many of our local parishes have helped respond to human needs generated by these enforcement actions, providing counseling and legal services to parents and children and basic needs assistance to immigrant communities.
Raids strike immigrant communities unexpectedly, leaving the affected immigrant families to cope in their aftermath. Husbands are separated from their wives, and children are separated from their parents. Many families never recover; others never reunite.
As our government confronts the challenges of immigration, let it not forget one of its core duties: protecting the family unit as the fundamental institution upon which society and government itself depends.
While we do not question the right and duty of our government to enforce the law, we do question whether worksite enforcement raids are the most effective and humane method for performing this duty, particularly as they are presently being implemented. In this regard, we ask DHS to immediately pledge to take the following actions to mitigate the human costs of these raids:
  • DHS should refrain from enforcement activity in certain areas that provide humanitarian relief—churches, hospitals, community health centers, schools, food banks, and other community-based organizations that provide charitable services;
  • Primary, not simply sole, caregivers should be released following an enforcement action to care for their children. A variety of release mechanisms, including parole in the public interest, release on recognizance, bail, and alternatives to detention should be utilized for this purpose:
  • DHS should facilitate access to meaningful legal representation for arrested individuals so that they are aware of their legal rights and options;
  • Enforcement actions should be conducted in a manner which preserves basic human dignity: immigrants who are working to survive and support their families should not be treated like criminals.
  • Mechanisms should be instituted to allow family members to remain together and to locate each other during and following an enforcement action. Non-profit and community groups should be engaged in this effort.
Absent the effective and immediate implementation of these safeguards, we believe that these enforcement raids should be abandoned.
Immigration enforcement raids demonstrate politically the ability of the government to enforce the law. They do little, however, to solve the broader challenge of illegal immigration. They also reveal, sadly, the failure of a seriously flawed immigration system, which, as we have consistently stated, requires comprehensive reform.
As they begin their general election campaigns, we urge the two presidential candidates to engage the issue of immigration in a humane, thoughtful, and courageous manner.
We urge our elected and appointed officials to turn away from enforcement-only methods and direct their energy toward the adoption of comprehensive immigration reform legislation.