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Childhood obesity and depression is more common among Hispanics and African Americans than other children, experts say, and that is due to personal habits as well as cultural and economic factors.
In a public health forum this week, Richard Carmona, the former Surgeon General, urged public health officials to work with minority communities, which have the largest…
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‘Modern Family’ star Sofia Vergara has certainly made an impression on American TV and thinks it is about time.
The actress admits that she loves the fact that Americans have been so accepting of her as a “loud Latina woman acting crazy” on the show, states Hollyscoop (via Ocean Drive).
She is also happy to be representing her culture all while having an…
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Last year, the head of marketing for Primm Valley resorts pitched his boss on an $85,000 entertainment act to fill the 6,500-seat arena at Buffalo Bill's, one of three budget hotels the company operates in Primm.
It seemed a princely sum to pay for a portly accordion player with Elvis-style sideburns and gaudy western wear who sings in Spanish — a man neither he nor…
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The Verizon iPhone is finally here, causing a lot of buzz and conversation around this expected news. For marketers targeting Latinos, this might be even bigger news, considering that currently 24 percent of all iPhones have been activated by Hispanics.
We all know that Hispanics are very mobile and are always on the go. For these reasons, cell phones are becoming a…
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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez made history when she was sworn in New Year's Day as the nation's first Latina governor.
But the rising GOP star's momentous victory for the Hispanic community earned her little recognition in the national media.
Several mainstream news outlets like the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune -- even FoxNews.com --…
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The California Supreme Court's only Democratic and Latino appointee has announced his retirement.
Justice Carlos Moreno submitted his resignation, court spokeswoman Lynn Holton revealed Thursday. His last day will be Feb. 28.
Moreno, 62, was named to the state Supreme Court in 1991 by then-Gov. Gray Davis. He was on President Barack Obama's short…
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A young Latino man is being hailed as a hero who helped saved Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' life.
Daniel Hernandez Jr., 20, a political science student from the University of Arizona, was a new intern in her office. He rushed towards Giffords and the gunshots, held her hand and applied pressure to the wound. He held her head up to keep her from choking on her own…
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When the personal computer revolution began decades ago, Latinos and blacks were much less likely to use one of the marvelous new machines. Then, when the Internet began to change life as we know it, these groups had less access to the Web and slower online connections — placing them on the wrong side of the "digital divide."
Today, as mobile technology puts computers in…
Added by HispanicPro on January 11, 2011 at 12:23am — No Comments
Telemundo Chicago, the fastest growing Spanish Language station among Adults 18-34, welcomes Meteorologist Maricela Vazquez, Reporter Yolanda Vasquez and Political Editor Alejandro Escalona as contributors to its 5pm and 10pm newscast. Telemundo Chicago is fortifying its award winning news team with individuals adding vast experience, tenure and news savvy.…
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Linda Alvarado personifies the American Dream. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to a poor immigrant family, she was able to go to college and found a successful construction company that went from pouring concrete sidewalks to building multi-million dollar airports, convention centers and stadiums.
“The American dream is also the Hispanic American dream,” says…
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In August, 60 years after the University of Texas admitted its first black student, the school welcomed the first freshman class in which white students were in the minority.
White students, who accounted for 51 percent of U.T.’s freshman class in 2009, made up 48 percent in 2010. Black and Hispanic students represented about 5 percent and 23 percent, respectively,…
Added by HispanicPro on January 3, 2011 at 12:52am — No Comments
A coalition of New Mexico Hispanic groups is demanding Gov. Bill Richardson not speak on behalf of the Hispanic community, saying he failed to follow through on promises and was abusive toward Hispanics in his eight years in office.
The Hispano Round Table of New Mexico, which represents more than 50 groups around the state, unanimously passed a resolution…
The electorate that will soon choose the successor to Mayor Richard M. Daley looks a lot different than the voters who first put him in office more than two decades ago.
An analysis of recently released United States Census Bureau estimates by the Chicago News Cooperative shows how racial and ethnic communities have continued to shift dramatically during the…
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