Andre Adams From Kenosha Competing In The Arnold’s Sport Festival IFBB 2015 In Ohio

Adams was selected by invite only to compete in the IFBB 2015 Men’s Physique category of 7 categories in Columbus, Ohio.

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

March 6, 2015

Columbus, Ohio – On Friday, Andre Adams, 29, of Kenosha was one of 11 men who competed in the 2015 Arnold Classic Men’s Physique category taking place in Columbus from March 5-8. Ten men from the U.S., including Adams and one from Brazil competed in the Men’s Physique for the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) Division (category) title.
Adams placed 7th in the Men’s Physique IFBB category in Ohio and advances to Joe Weider’s Mr. Olympia (Team USA) competition in Las Vegas taking place in September 17-20. Adams is the first powerlifting holding record athlete from Wisconsin to be invited to both the Arnold IFBB and Joe Weider’s Mr. Olympia competition events.
On November 28, 2014, Adams placed first in the Ferrigno Legacy Classic (IFBB Men’s Physique Division) held in Santa Barbara, CA.
Adams is a graduate from Lakeview Technology Academy (Kenosha); a graduate of Gateway Technical College; studied engineering at MSOE, is a 10-year mechanical engineer at Centrisys Corp. (Kenosha) and received scholarships from the Mary Lou Mahone Foundation and Kenosha Business Alliance.
Adams resides in Kenosha, Wisconsin and is the proud father of two daughters, Nataliah (4) and Avah (1). He is the proud son of Yolanda Santos Adams, the President and CEO of the Urban League of Racine and Kenosha, former President of the Kenosha Unified School Board and member of LULAC and the NAACP. Santos Adams is a former candidate for the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors (2010), in 2009, Santos Adams was elected State Deputy Director for League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

Men competing in the Men’s Physique category are:

● Mathew Acton – USA

● Andre Adams – USA

● Michael Anderson – USA

● Mark Anthony – USA

● Anton Antipov – USA

● George Brown – USA

● Felipe de Franco – Brazil

● Xavisus Gayden – USA

● Sadik Hadzovic – USA

● Jason Poston – USA

● Rodney Razor – USA

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The Lizzie Velásquez Movie To Premiere At The SXSW Festival

The inspiring movie about the life of Lizzie Velásquez will debut at the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival.

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

March 5, 2015

Austin, Texas – The movie “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story” will premier at the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) on March 14, 2015, according to Lizzie Velásquez, the renown anti-bulling role model. The Brave Heart film was financed by 100’s of fans, supporters and admirers from 16 different countries and “is a documentary following the inspiring journey of 25 year old, 58 pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist,” according to the production staff website. (
Velázquez was born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight and has published three books, is a college graduate and motivational speaker against bullying.
The film was Directed and Produced by Sara Hirsch Bordo and Lizzie Velásquez, the Executive Producer; Christopher Roldan, Editor; Ben Powell, Director of Photography; José Marcelino Ortiz, Co-editor; Michael Campo, Writer and Associate Producer; Jessica Chou, Line Producer; Sara Bereilles, Original Songs; Javier Dunn, Original Music; Ngoc Nguyen, Associate Producer; Tamar Teifeld, Associate Producer; Justine Ezarik, Executive Producer and Alexis Jones, Executive Producer.

“A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velásquez Story” Official Trailer 1, World Premiere movie release at SXSW on March 14, 2015:

Velázquez is best known for her motivational speaking ability video:
How Do YOU Define Yourself at the TEDxAustinWomen:

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La India’s Selfie Shows Intimate Modeling Pose And Beauty

La India is causing a sensation after posting an intimate selfie during a modeling pose for her fans and admirers in Facebook and Instagram.

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

March 4, 2015

Dorado, Puerto Rico – On Wednesday, Linda Viera Caballero, 45, stage name “La India” posted an intimate photo of her beauty on Instagram and Facebook, which is causing a sensation with her fans and admirers. La India is known as “La Princesa de la Salsa,” who is a Salsera singer/songwriter and performs music genres of Free Style, Latin Pop and House.
She is originally from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and has been a Latin Grammy, Premios Lo Nuestro and Billboard Latin nominee, including the winner of four music categories in Billboard Latin.
One of La India’s famous duets with Marc Anthony was “Vivir Lo Nuestro” which has received over 31,619,457 views in YouTube.

La India & Marc Anthony “Vivir Lo Nuestro”:

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Milwaukee Police Selects 17 Young Adults For Its First Ambassador Program

Young adults will be paired with mentors to work in different areas within the Milwaukee Police Department.

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

March 4, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, at least 17 young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 from Milwaukee were sworn in as ambassadors with the Milwaukee Police Department. Each young ambassador will be paired with a police mentor during the first Milwaukee Ambassador Police Program (MAPP) funded by federal, state and city transitional job entities. The class will last one year on the job training for the ambassadors. The ambassadors will work 20 hours per week in the police department and will receive weekly training at the police academy.
They will earn $10.66 an hour and will be assigned to different police districts, the police academy, Office of Community Outreach and Education and the 911 communications unit, according to Chief Flynn. The ambassadors salaries are provided by the federal Workforce Investment Act funding made available through the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and supplemented by city community block grants.
The young ambassador police program allows the opportunity for qualifying recipients who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, criminal justice or continued education in public safety.
The 17 recipients for the MAPP were sworn in by Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn. Mayor Tom Barrett, several Milwaukee Common Council members, local pastors and members of the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board were present at the swearing in ceremony.

Photos courtesy of MPD

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Zeta 42 Arrested In Nuevo León By Mexican Feds

Zeta 42 was one of the main leaders of the criminal organization known as Los Zetas operating in the states of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas.

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

March 4, 2015

Nuevo León, Mexico – On Wednesday, Mexican military and the Federal Police arrested Alejandro Oscar Omar Treviño Morales, 41, aka, “Z-42,” one of the main top leaders of the Zeta Cartel around 4:00 a.m. in the municipality of San Pedro Garza García, according to feds. He was wanted for murder, kidnapping, drug trafficking, organized crime, extortion, using military weapons and money laundering.
The Mexican government had offered $30M pesos ($2.3M U.S.) for information leading to the arrest of Z-42 and the U.S. had offered $5M for his arrest.

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Identity Of Homeless Man Killed By LA Police Still Unknown

Homeless man was convicted for a bank robbery using another identity and was never identified by feds while serving nearly 14 years in prison.

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

March 4, 2015

Los Angeles, California – Los Angeles police have yet to identify the homeless man that was shot in the head and torso by police in Skid Row during a struggle. Police involved are claiming that the victim was reaching for an officer’s weapon. The victim was known in the homeless community as “Africa,” but police say that he was using the name of Charlie Saturmin Robinete, 39, but the identity was stolen from a French citizen living in France. So far, the U.S. Marshals Service or police have not been able to identify his real name.
Africa spent nearly 14 years in a federal prison for a 2000 bank robbery and was released in May of 2014, but he failed to report to his parole agent and a warrant had been issued, according to the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).
Africa was suspected of being a French national, but the French government wouldn’t take him because the real Robinete was still living in France and didn’t know Africa had stolen his identity. Africa wasn’t deported and had to be released in the U.S.
He had been living in a sidewalk tent for at least eight months just outside of a homeless shelter located near where he was killed by police.
Police say that Africa was attempting to reach for an officer’s gun, but the L.A. police during a press conference showed pictures of an officer’s gun partially cocked, the gun magazine was dislodged, with a bullet in the chamber and another stuck in the ejection mode, indicating a struggle for the weapon had occurred, according to L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck.
Police officers who struggled and shot at Africa are shown in the video in control of their weapons, taser and the weapon in question was not immediately secured as evidence indicating possible tempering of evidence by police to cover-up a homicide.
Several officers were wearing body cameras, but it is not clear what actually happened, according to police. Africa in the struggle with four officers shows, that one officer had control of his left arm, a second who fired the first shot at Africa had his right arm and a police sergeant had his left leg and another officer who had a taser had his right leg. After Africa was fatally shot, he ended-up face down.
Without the officers body camera video showing what actually occurred, many questions remained unanswered. All the officers involved in Africa’s shooting have been placed in paid administrative duty pending the outcome of the case.
The Black officer who held Africa’s left arm was identified as a rookie and might have not had enough training on how to handle a mentally disable homeless man. Three other officers, including a police sergeant had training in dealing with a mentally disable men, but their actions to subdue Africa turned deadly.
Africa was known to some officers in Skid Row, so they knew he had a mental disability.

Homeless man shot and killed by LA Police officers:

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Racine Suspect In Connection With Roommate’s Homicide Surrenders To Police

A 27-year-old suspect sought in connection with a roommate homicide has turned himself to police.

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

March 3, 2015

Racine, WI – On Tuesday, Jacob Wayne Rogers, 27, a Facebook (FB) self-confessed murderer has turned himself to Racine police around 8:45 p.m., according to police. Rogers and his girlfriend, Katelyn McGraw, 22, had gone into hiding after Monday’s discovery of Andrew Jones, 27, body at an Allegro Apartment near 3 Mile Rd. and Erie Street. Jones was shot multiple times while he sat in a sofa, according to video surveillance in the apartment. The video discovered by police showed Rogers fatally shooting Jones with a handgun.
A 27-year-old man who was staying with Rogers and Jones told police that he was asleep on Monday morning when he was awaken by some gun shots and saw Rogers holding a handgun and Jones shot on the sofa.
Rogers had posted on his FB account that Jones had “stole money n threatened the wrong person.” Rogers says, that no one steals from him, according to a FB posting.
In FB, a photo of McGraw was posted showing that she had given birth to Rogers child over the weekend.
Rogers was charged for first-degree intentional homicide and use of a dangerous weapon on Monday. A warrant was issued for Rogers arrest.
McGraw was wanted for questioning in connection with Jones homicide.

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