LATINA Style, the premier magazine addressing the needs of professional Latinas in the United States, will host the 12th Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference. The unique program, launched in 1998, recognizes the 50 companies that provide the best opportunities for professional Latinas in the workplace. Companies are evaluated on an array of issues, including the number of Hispanic women executives and board members, Hispanic community outreach, employee benefits, and… Continue
Added by News on January 28, 2010 at 3:32pm —
Melinda Ramona Melendez, a 27-year veteran of the Capitol staff and the chief education consultant in the Senate, died unexpectedly last week of a stroke.
Melendez, who began her education career in 1973 as a primary and middle-school teacher in the Napa-Sonoma area, worked in the Legislature for former Assembly Speakers Antonio Villaraigosa, Bob Hertzberg and Herb Wesson Jr., among other legislative leaders. During the 1980s, she served as a consultant in the Senate Office of… Continue
Added by News on January 28, 2010 at 3:28pm —
Jenny Rivera, Professor of Law at the City University of New York School of Law, received the Kay Crawford Murray Award from the New York State Bar Association on January 26 at the State Bar's Annual Meeting held at the Hilton New York in Manhattan. Sponsored by the Committee on Women in the Law, the award honors an attorney who works to enhance diversity in the legal profession and whose efforts have advanced the professional development of women attorneys.
The committee singled out… Continue
Added by News on January 28, 2010 at 3:18pm —
Felipe Galvez left his wife and three children in Guatemala three years ago, working as a gardener and landscaper in Jamesport and hoping to provide a better life -- and to someday build a house -- for his family back home. That dream was cut short four months ago when he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle. When Mr. Galvez came to he found himself in a hospital bed, where he would stay for the next three months.
Today Mr. Galvez, 50,… Continue
Added by News on January 28, 2010 at 3:06pm —
Elmhurst, Ill.—Eduardo Verástegui, a prominent Hispanic actor and producer of the award-winning film Bella, has endorsed Adam Andrzejewski (an-gee-EF-ski) for Governor of Illinois. The following is his statement of endorsement:
“I am endorsing Adam Andrzejewski for Illinois Governor because of his commitment to end abortion and support traditional family values. Adam clearly understands that as the chief executive of a state, a governor can play a key role in ending the national… Continue
Added by Veronica Vera on January 27, 2010 at 11:22am —
Christina Villanueva of Chicago has been named a 2010 fellow for the Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series, a leadership program that trains and mentors up-and-coming Republican women in Illinois. Villanueva is one of eight women selected statewide to participate in the Illinois Lincoln Series this year.
“I’m honored to have been selected for this program,” said Christina Villanueva. “Republican women have an important… Continue
Added by News on January 26, 2010 at 5:10pm —
Last month, while the nation's attention was focused on Washington, D.C., and whether Congress would exclude abortion access from its health care reform package, a mirror image of that debate was taking place in Travis County, Texas. As members of Congress debated how to avoid using tax dollars for abortion care, Travis County officials did the exact opposite: They voted to use county tax dollars for abortion care for women living in poverty.
Why were politicians acting so… Continue
Added by News on January 21, 2010 at 9:00am —
Lorraine M. López made her notable debut in 2002 with the story collection "Soy La Avon Lady." Two novels later, she returns to her strength as a master tragicomic storyteller with "Homicide Survivors Picnic" (BkMk Press, $16.95), a book that explores the Latino family's intercultural and interracial experiences in the American South.
Only two of the 10 stories are connected, and two take place in California, but most of the characters are… Continue
Added by News on January 21, 2010 at 8:58am —
You’ve been out of work for a year now and you are wondering what’s ahead.
Or you are one of many couples who lost a paycheck and you are trying to get by on one only. Or you are middle-aged and had a good-paying factory job. But there are very few factory jobs today in your Rust Belt city. Or you are black or Latino and a lot of your friends can’t find a job either.
Where are we headed at the start of 2010?
As a number of recent reports point out, the Great… Continue
Added by News on January 21, 2010 at 12:58am —
With the departures of the Franciscan Friars from St. Anthony parish on Milwaukee's south side and Father Eleazar Perez from St. Adalbert, the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee is searching for ways to meet the pastoral needs of the largest Latino parishes in the archdiocese, said Father Pat Heppe, the vicar of clergy.
In addition, there's another opening for a Spanish-speaking priest at St. Patrick's in Whitewater, where Father Rafael… Continue
Added by News on January 21, 2010 at 12:47am —
Despite my frequently cynical viewpoint and occasional outbursts of rage (always justified, I assure you), I consider myself a fairly optimistic person. But I've just found out that my positive attitude has made me a psychological minority within an ethnic minority.
This is because my fellow Latinos are a little down on the world right now, especially regarding how well we all get along with each other. A recent Pew Research Center poll… Continue
Added by News on January 21, 2010 at 12:39am —
Not content with its place as the biggest U.S. sporting event of the year, the National Football League wants to make the Super Bowl the most-watched sports event among Hispanics.
The NFL is gearing up to launch a series of Latino-targeted marketing efforts around Feb. 7's Super Bowl XLIV with music and sports events featuring Latin celebrities, and educational and informative programs at the grass-roots level. CBS will televise this year's game from Miami's Dolphin… Continue
Added by News on January 21, 2010 at 12:27am —
There was that horrible earthquake that devastated Haiti. Last night, Massachusetts and the United States experienced a political earthquake that could be as in many ways as profound with the election of Republican Scott Brown over Democrat Martha Coakley to the U.S. Senate. And today is the first anniversary of the inauguration of President Barack Obama, which means that the Massachusetts debacle will be magnified by media assessments of the President's first year.
The immediate… Continue
Added by News on January 21, 2010 at 12:22am —
As a young teenager in the 1980s, Maggie Burgos was depressed and cutting herself. Burgos, of Rochester, now 36, survived her suicide attempts, but several years later when her oldest daughter, Soraya Lopez, hit her teenage years, Lopez was plagued by the same feelings of depression and loneliness.
Lopez, now 19, said she would isolate herself in her room. "She (Burgos) didn't know how to deal with me being isolated," recalled Lopez.
The two Latina women are now helping… Continue
Added by News on January 14, 2010 at 3:41pm —
Eva Guzman made history by becoming the first Latina to be sworn in to the state's high court Monday.
"For this day I have prayed, I have dreamed, and I have worked," Justice Guzman said. "Texas is a great state. America is a wonderful country. Anything is possible. Never give up, set your goals high, dream big."
Prior to her appointment to the Texas Supreme Court, Guzman was an associate justice on the 14th Court of Appeals. She… Continue
Added by News on January 14, 2010 at 3:37pm —
They met 30 years ago, when he was a junior lawyer in the US Justice Department in Washington and she was a George Washington University Law School student with a summer internship in his unit.
Yesterday, Eric H. Holder Jr., the nation’s first black attorney general, swore in Carmen Milagros Ortiz as the first woman and Hispanic US attorney in Massachusetts. The ceremony was held at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse before hundreds of… Continue
Added by News on January 14, 2010 at 3:33pm —
A new study of state flagship universities says that while the University of Texas has increased minority and low-income student enrollment, it still has a long way to go to reflect the state's changing demographics.
The study by The Education Trust, a nonprofit group based in Washington, D.C., examined the most prestigious public universities because those schools are often the wealthiest, have higher research contributions and train future state leaders.
"Enrollments at… Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 14, 2010 at 2:08pm —
Conducted by the Pew Research Center between the end of October and the end of November a poll covering several different aspects of race and race relations has shown that while the majority of African-Americans believe that more still needs to be done to address racial discrimination in the U.S., 81 percent to be precise, increasing numbers are optimistic about the future, 53 percent believing the future will be better for them, 44 percent… Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 14, 2010 at 1:58pm —
MIT must do a better job recruiting and retaining black and Hispanic faculty, who have a significantly more difficult time getting promoted than white and Asian colleagues, according to a frank internal study released today by the university.
In some departments, such as chemistry, mathematics, and nuclear science and engineering, no minorities have been hired in the last two decades, according to the report, which was more than two years in the making.
MIT's first… Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 14, 2010 at 1:49pm —
A $300,000 federal grant will allow a Forest Grove nonprofit to expand its organic agriculture project and train Latino farmers from throughout Washington and Yamhill counties.
Adelante Mujeres will use the money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to lease 12 acres from a Forest Grove landowner, mentor farmers and expand sales of produce to area farmers markets.
Adelante Mujeres is the sole Oregon recipient of the grant,… Continue
Added by News on January 5, 2010 at 12:01am —