During the Hispanic Heritage Month and for the second time in Detroit, the Hispanic community will have the opportunity to acknowledge the work and volunteer service of some Hispanics/Latinos, who are positively influencing their community in Metro Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan.
The Latino Talent Awards is an initiative created by Colombian journalist and immigrant Liliana Ospina, the founder of Latinos En Michigan TV, an online platform focused on the Hispanic/Latino community in Michigan.
In October 2016, Liliana Ospina, a Colombian immigrant, graduate journalist and mom-entrepreneur, began producing videos stories about different topics and news that affected Michigan’s Hispanic community.
The videos have been so popular among the Hispanic community that it gave rise to the digital news platform called Latinos En Michigan TV, an independent digital news outlet for the Hispanic community.
Originally Talentos Latinos began as videos highlighting positive stories and the work of individuals whose commitment, work and volunteering, improved the lives of many Hispanics/Latinos in Michigan, especially in southwest Detroit.
The video stories were produced, filmed, and edited by Ospina for Latinos En Michigan TV. On May 24 of 2019, Ospina launched The Latino Talent Awards, an event held at La Terraza restaurant in Detroit.
Here is the link to a video from last year’s event:
The event was a success, and many members of the Hispanic community received an award and the recognition for the work they do for the Hispanic/Latinos Community in Detroit and other parts of Michigan.
The Talentos Latinos Awards winners were people whose stories were broadcasted in Latinos En Michigan TV and were voted by the community using a Facebook poll.
The Facebook poll had many categories ranging from Latino woman entrepreneur, Latino Artist, Latino Community leader to Latino Radio Personality.
In the 2020 event, Talentos Latinos Awards, will give awards to Hispanic entrepreneurs, influencers, essential workers, artists, musicians, community organizers, philanthropists, volunteers, and LGBTQ activists among others.
The event will have a show of Colombian Cumbia, Argentine Tango, Mexican Folkloric Ballet and a Spanish rock band made up of Argentine musicians will offer an original show full of Latin variety and diversity.
This year, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the event will have limited access to the community and will follow CDC’s measures such as Facemask and social distancing. Nevertheless, this is also an opportunity to acknowledge the work and volunteering of many Hispanics/Latinos in the health sector, business owners, artists, community leaders, and volunteers.
The Latino Talent Awards will take place at La Terraza restaurant in Southwest Detroit on October 16 from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
About Latinos En Michigan TV
Latinos En Michigan TV is a weekly online Platform created by in October 2016, Liliana Ospina, a Colombian immigrant and journalist. She produces original content through videos and written stories covering anything of importance or interest for the Hispanic/Latino community in Michigan. More information at www.latinosenmichigantv.com