Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Popular Tejano Singer Jessy Serrata Hospitalized And Diagnosed With Kidney Cancer

Serrata under treatment at a Harlingen hospital and fans initiate prayer social media campaign for his quick recovery.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 26, 2017

Harlingen, Texas - Popular Tejano singer Jessy Serrata, 63, has been diagnosed with stage 3 kidney cancer and has been hospitalized at a Harlingen hospital for treatment. Fans have began a prayer campaign in social media to help Serrata recover.
Serrata singing career includes 17 albums and was nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards in 2004.
Family members and friends posted photos of Serrata in his hospital room and is in good spirits. He was admitted to the hospital on Monday and will be transferred to a Houston hospital later this week for specialized treatment, according to the Tejano Loco Facebook page. His fan base is hoping for Serrata to have a quick recovery.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Alt-right Funded LIBRE Attempts To Root In Milwaukee's Latino Community

The LIBRE Initiative by Americans for Prosperity Foundation is funded and connected to the Koch brothers, which is considered an alt-right organization attempting to plant their seed in the Milwaukee Southside Latino community.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 25, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, some Latinos in the Milwaukee area were invited to a "Community Leaders Freedom Dinner" by Aldira Aldape, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation (APF) Outreach Director in Milwaukee. The dinner event at the Italian Community Center was co-sponsored by APF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates the LIBRE Initiative and the other sponsor was Bridge To WellBeing, according to the invite. The LIBRE Initiative by APF provided information to those attending, APF wants to provide tools for the Latino community to prosper and built economic empowerment and identifies itself as a non-partisan and non-profit grassroots organization. But, what APF doesn't want Latinos to know is that it is actually funded by the alt-right Koch brothers who oppose immigration reform amd advocate to repeal ACA (Obamacare).
In 2015, State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw) released a statement about LIBRE, "The LIBRE Initiative is an ultra-conservative organization funded by out of state billionaires Charles and David Koch that seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, halt increases in the federal minimum wage, fund anti-immigrant Republican politicians, and support voter photo ID laws that aim to further disenfranchise Latino communities.
"As the representative of the largest Latino community in the great state of Wisconsin, I have been dedicated to growing the civic engagement of Latino Wisconsinites in my district and beyond. I am committed to making sure my constituents are made aware that the primary goal of this right-wing organization is to get them to vote against their best interests by voting for Republican candidates who have consistently blocked my efforts to pass pro-Latino, pro-immigrant bills like drivers cards for undocumented immigrants (AB 343) and even symbolic efforts like a bill that would honor national civil rights leader, Cesar Chavez (AB 437)." 
It seems that LIBRE is not welcome in the Latino community for its alt-right connection to the Koch brothers and their agenda to continue to disenfranchised the Hispanic community it wants to infiltrate to create division among Latinos similar to what Governor Scott Walker (R) told a major campaign supporter about divide and conquer when unions were actually targeted before ACT 10 was passed to eliminate contract bargaining for state employees.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Frank Gonzales, Mexican Fiesta Volunteer And WHSF Board Member Has Passed Away

Gonzales and his family were awarded the UMOS Family of the Year award in 2015.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 24, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Frank Gonzales passed away while accompanied by family members. Gonzales with help of his wife Nancy are best known for creating the Bruce Guadalupe Community School. Gonzales was a long time Mexican Fiesta volunteer and served in the Wiconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, which operates Fiesta. He served as vice-chair and chair in the Milwaukee County Commission of the Aging from 2012 to 2014. Also, Gonzales served as a long time volunteer at the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church festival.
Gonzales was the honorary parade marshal of the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) Mexican Independence Day Parade in 2015.
Alderman José G. Pérez from the 12th Aldermanic District released the following statement, "Frank was a longtime advocate, resident, and family man. He served the south side for 17 years as a commissioner on the Social Development Commission, and also served on the boards of the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School and the Walker's Point Development Corp. We also remember his dedicated efforts for many years in organizing our near south side 4th of July parade."

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Rise Up Leadership Convention Convenes In Washington, D.C., Wisconsin Delegation Among 1,000 Attending

Activists from around the nation gather for Rise Up convention in D.C.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Citizen Action of Wisconsin (CAW) announced that a delegation of nearly 30 members from the state have arrived in Washington, D.C. to attend a three-day leadership conference at the Rise Up Convention sponsored by the Citizen Action's national organizing network, People's Action.
CAW has more than 800 members in Wisconsin  including a Hispanic Caucus, Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) with Luz Sosa as the community organizer. Members of the ACW are among the delegation attending the convention in D.C.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin is an issue focused coalition of individuals and organizations committed to achieving social, economic, and environmental justice.
According to the People's Action, an estimated 1,000 grassroots organizers and progressive allies will gather at the Rise Up Convention in D.C. under a new movement to take the country back and stand against Trump's policies, which create hate and division in the nation.
People's Action released the following information, that the Rise Up convention will mark and build upon the first 100 days of resistance to the Donald Trump presidency, People's Action will be in the nation's capital, convening more than 1,000 activist leaders from around the country. The People's Action Founding Convention is where we will unveil a new political force comprised of people united against the Trump-Ryan-McConnell agenda and for a bold vision of an economy and democracy that work for everyone, not just the rich and powerful, big corporations, or purveyors of hate.

At Rise Up 2017 we will..

• Build a Long-Term Agenda that points the way to transformative change and guides our campaigns now

• Go on the offense at every level – from cities to statehouses to the halls of Congress

• Commit to stopping the attacks on people of color, immigrants, women, Muslims and LGBTQ people

• Gather with friends and allies to celebrate what we have won and the movement we are building together

Update: Monday morning Rise Up conference vídeo of speakers http://goo.gl/OLsOF5


Update: Monday afternoon Rise Up conference vídeo of speakers including U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) http://goo.gl/OLsOF5



Friday, April 21, 2017

Más De $1.3M Fue Las Pérdidas De Negocio Latinos En Wisconsin Durante Un Día Sin Latinos En Febrero

El cierre de más de 165 empresas Latinas en Milwaukee y alrededor del estado de Wisconsin el pasado 18 de Febrero arrojo al menos $1.3 millones en perdidas en un solo día para negocios Latinos. 

Por H. Nelson Goodson
Noticias de la Red Hispana EE.UU.
(Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)

21 de de abril del 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) ha confirmado que algunas empresas como El Rey los productos, lo que genera más de $59M en ventas de comestibles y productos decidieron cerrar de nuevo el 1ro de mayo para permitir a sus empleados a participar en la marcha del Día Sin Inmigrantes. El Cabrito restaurante en Milwaukee es otro negocio que se ha confirmado que se va a cerrar, así, de acuerdo con la página de la cuenta VDLF Facebook. VDLF no ha publicado una lista actual de los negocios latinos que se cerrarán hasta el momento, pero la lista está creciendo como lo hizo en febrero.
En febrero, más de 165 empresas latinas en el área de Milwaukee y estatal decidieron cerrar y perdieron más de $1,3 millones en ingresos en un solo día. Algunas empresas latinas que no cierran debido a mantener su negocio a flote se enfrentaron a un boicot por la propia comunidad a la que sirven.
Muchos propietarios de negocios latinos voluntariamente cerraron y tomaron una enorme pérdida de negocio por un día para apoyar el movimiento de VDLF para promover el cambio en la reforma de inmigración y otros asuntos que afectan a la comunidad latina inmigrante indocumentada. Mientras que otras empresas latinas no se quedaron con una opción, pero para cerrar o se enfrentan a un boicot por parte de la comunidad de apoyo a VDLF, de acuerdo con algunos propietarios de negocios.
Parece que en los últimos 11 años, las empresas latinas han perdido más de $14.5M en los ingresos estimados durante el día sin latinos y que no afecta la base económica cual dona fondos para campañas que apoyan a los políticos estatales y federales legisladores republicanos que son re-elegido o elegida/o con la agenda para oprimir a la población latina en Wisconsin hoy.
VDLF incluso ha creado un comité dueño del negocio denominado "Negocios en La Lucha" y los propietarios de negocios en el comité han decidido una vez más para cerrar sus negocios en esta ocasión. Al cerrar su negocio por un día en realidad les más efectos a los mismos con pérdidas de negocio y no a quienes están tratando de luchar contra ellos, que son las grandes corporaciones, los fabricantes y las tiendas comerciales como Walmart, Menards, Pepsi, productos Coors y la lista sigue que realmente ayuda el GOP (legisladores republicanos extremos) hoy y Trump.
Algunos podrían argumentar que las empresas latinas que deciden a cerrar durante el día sin inmigrantes en realidad toman la pérdida de negocio, mientras que las empresas que siguen apoyando a los republicanos siguen con éxito para oprimir. Latinos deben de gastar su dinero en tiendas y negocios latinos dónde los apoyan y les dan la bienvenida y no en empresas racistas donde usan el dinero del latino para apoyar los legisladores Republicanos para oprimir el mismo consumidor latino.
Los negocios latinos deben permanecer abiertos para generar el empoderamiento económico de reinvertir en la comunidad para oponerse y apoyar la lucha contra cualquier intento de oprimir al crecimiento de la comunidad latina, que los latinos y los negocios latinos son también los principales contribuyentes de impuestos y los consumidores en el estado de Wisconsin.
Los latinos aún no han captado la idea de que tienen una potenciación económica y si pueden aprender a manejar su poder económico, la reforma migratoria eventualmente se llevará a cabo. Los latinos deben gastar sus dólares en los negocios latinos y empresas que los apoyan y no deben gastar su dinero en lugares donde no son bienvenidos o sí apoyan el GOP y Trump.
VDLF volverá a dirigir una marcha de la comunidad desde la calle sur de la 5 y oeste de la calle Washington hasta la Corte del Condado de Milwaukee el lunes, 1ro de mayo de a partir del mediodía.

VDLF hasta en momento no ha criticado abiertamente a las organizaciones basadas en la comunidad latina y sin fines de lucro para que apoyen y cierren como lo hace con los negocios latinos.

Nota del editor:

Hispanic News Network U.S.A se  ha dado cuenta que las siguientes organizaciones latinas de base comunitaria y grupos sin fines de lucro no van a cerrar el 1ro de mayo en apoyo de la marcha del inmigrante patrocinada por Voces de la Frontera y ninguna de las organizaciones mencionadas han enviado un aviso de que van a cerrar para permitir sus empleados asistir a la marcha con los inmigrantes.

• La Causa, Inc.

• United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc.

• La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha

• The Spanish Center

• United Community Center

• The Roberto Hernández Center U.W. -Milwaukee

• Southside Organizing Committee

• Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

• Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

• Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation/Mexican Fiesta


(Traducción por el periódico El Mañanero)




Wisconsin Latino Businesses Faced Nearly $1.3M In Estimated Loss During "Día Sin Latinos" In February

In February, more than 165 Milwaukee and statewide Latino business owners decided to close during a Day without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees, which resulted in more than $1.3M in business loss just in one day.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 21, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) has confirmed that some businesses including El Rey Products, which generates more than $59M in grocery and product sales decided to close again for the May 1st Immigrant march to allow its employees to participate in the march. The local El Cabrito Restaurant is another business that has confirmed that it will close as well, according to the VDLF Facebook page account. VDLF hasn't released a current list of Latino businesses that will be closing so far, but the list is growing as it did in February.
In February, more than 165 Latino businesses in the Milwaukee and statewide area decided to close and lost more than $1.3M in revenue just in one day. Some Latino businesses who did not close due to keeping their business afloat were facing a boycott by the very community they served.
Many Latino business owners voluntarily close and take a huge loss of business for one day to support the VDLF movement to promote change in immigration reform and other issues affecting the Latino undocumented immigrant community. While other Latino businesses are not left with an option, but to close or face a boycott by the community supporting VDLF, according to some business owners.
It seems that in the last 11 years, Latino businesses have lost more than $14.5M in estimated revenue during the one Day without Latinos, which doesn't effect the very economic base that supports and finance political GOP state and federal legislators that are re-elected or elected with the agenda to oppress the Latino population in Wisconsin today.
VDLF has even created a business owner committee called "Negocios en La Lucha" and the business owners in the committee have decided once again to close their businesses this time around. By closing their business for one day actually effects them more in business loss than those they are trying to fight against, which is the big corporations, manufacturers and shopping stores like Walmart, Menard's, Pepsi, Coors products and the list goes on that actually support the GOP (extreme Republican legislators) today and Trump.
Some might argue that the Latino businesses who decide to close for the one Day without Immigrants actually take a hit in business loss while the businesses that continue to support the GOP welcome Latinos to spend their money at their stores so, it can be use to support those legislators working to oppress the very same Latino consumer.
Latino businesses should remain open for business to generate economic empowerment to reinvest back into the community to oppose and support the fight against any attempt to oppress the Latino community growth, which Latinos and Latino businesses are also major tax contributors and consumers in the state of Wisconsin.
Latinos have not yet grasp the idea that they have an economic empowerment and if they can learn how to manage their economic spending power, immigration reform will eventually take place. Latinos need to spend their hard eatned dollars at Latino businesses and businesses that support and welcomes them and shouldn't spend their money at places thay they are not welcome or do support the GOP and Trump.
VDLF will once again lead a community march from S. 5th St. and W. Washington St. to the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Monday, May 1st starting at noon.
VDLF has not openly advocated for Latino community based organizations and non-profits to close as Latino businesses.

Editors note:

Hispanic News Network U.S.A. has learned that the following Latino Community Based Organizations and non-profit groups will not close on May 1st in support of the Voces de la Frontera immigrant march and none have send out a notice that they will close to allow their employees to march with immigrants.

• La Causa, Inc.

• United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc.

• La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha

• The Spanish Center

• United Community Center

• The Roberto Hernández Center U.W. -Milwaukee

• Southside Organizing Committee

• Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

• Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

• Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation/Mexican Fiesta




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Todos Somos Perú Fundraising Event In Milwaukee Draws Outpoor Of Community Support

Perú relief fund efforts draws outpour by local business owners and Latino community.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 19, 2017

Milwauke, WI - On Wednesday, Luz Sosa, the community organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin spoke about climate change during a joined press conference with 350.Org, an environmental group and the effects that contributed to the recent heavy rains that caused floods and mudslides in Perú. Sosa also says that business owners from the ACW Latino Caucus, which is part of the Citizen Action of Wisconsin have been so generous by donating food and other items to raffle at the "Todos Somos Perú" event. Sosa and members of the ACW have been working tirelessly to generate funds to provide relief aid for areas devastated by the abnormal El Niño downpours of rain causing floods in Perú.
An estimated 70,000 people have lost their homes and more than 70 deaths have been reported in Perú as a result of El Niño devastation in remote areas.
A fundraising event for Perú will take place at the Wherehouse Club, 818 S. Water St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from noon to 8:00 p.m.

Full video of press conference at: https://youtu.be/tbq5yAGJ2KY


For information about contributing donations, getting tickets and contact person for the Todos Somos Perú event: http://bit.ly/2nt3bAK