WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Javier Marin, publisher of El Tiempo Latino newspaper in DC, today launched a podcast series, "Point-On Latino with Javier Marin," that will discuss key issues that impact Latino communities in the Washington area, and across the country.
In his first podcast, which can be downloaded here, Marin explains why he is launching a Powermeter 100 at a June event in The Washington Post Live Center. The Powermeter 100 will honor individuals regardless of their race or ethnicity who are making significant contributions to area Latino communities and enhancing the quality of life for residents of those communities.
"We need to honor everybody who makes an impact in this community, and when we say make an impact, what we mean is it doesn't have to be a Latino," he says in the podcast. "…It's just honoring the impact they make in the community, and that has never been done in this city.''
Furthermore, Marin noted that a Powermeter 100 has been successful in Boston where he also publishes the El Planeta newspaper. Powermeter 100 was started 11 years ago in Boston and honors government, civic, sports and community leaders. Honorees have included former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warner and Ed Markey, and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
"We hope the podcast series, along with our newspaper and website, will better inform Latino communities and provide them the data and information they need," says Marin.
Nominations for the DC Powermeter 100 can be made by going to www.eltiempolatino.com/powermeter
Michael K. Frisby
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SOURCE El Tiempo Latino