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February 2010 Blog Posts (20)

American Heart Association Tailors Go Red Dress for Latinas in Tulsa



As the American Heart Association continues the Go Red for Women Campaign, the efforts will focus on the Latino community, with the Vestido Rojo y Todo Corazon event held at the Radisson Hotel Tulsa (10918 E. 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74146 - HWY 169 S, & 41st Street) on March 20th from 7:00 am – 1:30 pm.



As the Latino/Hispanic population grows in Oklahoma, so does the number of deaths related to heart disease and stroke, the nation’s… Continue

Added by News on February 28, 2010 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Pop star Shakira meets with Obama and Biden

White House staffers may wish they’d gotten to work early Monday morning: Latin superstar Shakira was there to discuss early-childhood education efforts.



“Shakira met with the president and vice president today at the White House to discuss their shared interest in early-childhood development and education,” said Trevor Neilson of the Global Philanthropy Group, who advises the singer.



The Colombian songbird endorsed President Barack Obama during the election and performed at… Continue

Added by News on February 25, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

Latinos Who Backed Obama Losing Patience



As one of the first Latinos in the nation to endorse Barack Obama, Democratic state Sen. Gilbert Cedillo of Los Angeles campaigned hard for the president, but he's disappointed now.



The reason: Obama failed to act on a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws in his first year in office, as he promised to do when he ran for president."I think he's in danger of breaking the spirit of solidarity and hope," Cedillo said. "More than a… Continue

Added by News on February 25, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

Comment by state superintendent angers AZ's Latino community

The state superintendent of public instruction is in hot water with the Latino community over a comment he made.



Tom Horne implied Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, who were close allies when the late labor rights leader founded the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) were romantically involved.



Horne made the comment last week when he testified before a House committee on a bill that would outlaw ethnic studies in public schools.



He said, “The real outrage is that… Continue

Added by News on February 25, 2010 at 9:56am — No Comments

Milk board pours out more Latino-aimed ads

California milk processors have renewed a campaign aimed at Latinos, who traditionally have been big consumers.



The campaign is called "Toma Leche," which is Spanish for "drink milk." It is from the California Milk Processor Board, which created the "Got Milk?" campaign in 1983.



The latest version of the campaign launched Thursday on Spanish-language television with a commercial describing how milk can enhance dental health. It will be followed in the…
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Added by News on February 25, 2010 at 9:46am — No Comments

Sen. Menendez wants more Eva Longoria

For Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., there's one Hollywood type that embodies the Hispanic outreach he's looking for.



"Eva Longoria. Eva, Eva. Eva really has used ... her stardom in a very positive way for the community ... on a whole host of critical issues. And she has not been afraid to do that," Menendez told Yeas & Nays at the Ibarra Strategy Group debut event Tuesday.



Longoria's most recent appearance on Capitol Hill was in November 2009, lobbying with the National… Continue

Added by News on February 25, 2010 at 9:36am — No Comments

Y los cantantes ... cantan en vivo

Los que día a día nos enfrentamos a la guerra de la televisión y el rating podemos observar los diferentes cambios que se suceden en el mundo artistico y cotidiano. Por ejemplo, con el problema de las disqueras y los cantantes, la pirateria y otras cosas que han consumido a los cantantes, vemos con asombro que todo tiene su lado bueno y positivo, esto ha llevado a muchos cantantes a demostrar su verdadero talento ante un publico que ahora no compra disco como antes y que prefiere verlos en… Continue

Added by Nereida Corona on February 25, 2010 at 7:48am — 2 Comments

Teen mom birth rate in California continues decline



Births to teen moms in California reached a record low in 2008, according to new figures released by the state Department of Public Health.



About 35 babies were born that year for every 1,000 teen females, nearly two fewer babies than the 2007 rate.

“California is bucking a national trend in which we see the teen birth rate across the country climb, while California’s rate has fallen,” said department spokesman Ken… Continue

Added by News on February 24, 2010 at 8:40am — No Comments

GOP hopes to capitalize on Latino disappointment with Obama

As one of the first Latinos in the nation to endorse Barack Obama, Democratic state Sen. Gilbert Cedillo of Los Angeles campaigned hard for the president, but he's disappointed now.



The reason: Obama has yet to do anything on a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, as he promised to do when he ran for president.



"I think he's in danger of breaking the spirit of solidarity and…

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Added by News on February 16, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments

HOPE Outlines Path to Executive Leadership for California's Latinas

At the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) 1st Annual Visionary Leaders Luncheon on Friday, the organization announced key findings from it´s report, "Missing: Latinas in Executive Leadership in California´s Corporations," conducted throughout 2009. The report found that of the 400 largest public companies in California, Latina executives lead none. HOPE´s report also encourages California´s Education System and state-based Corporations to address the current deficit of Latinas in… Continue

Added by News on February 16, 2010 at 8:39am — No Comments

More Latinos Move Away For College

UCLA researchers say more Latino students are moving away from home to attend college. Experts say the trend goes against longtime cultural norms.

Close to 60 percent of Latino students now choose to attend four-year colleges more than 50 miles away from home. That's an increase of nearly 15 percent since the mid 1970s.



UCLA researchers say the increase is linked to the growth of middle class Latino families. They also say more college and universities outside of California are… Continue

Added by News on February 16, 2010 at 8:38am — No Comments

Morrissey Joins Latino Census Campaign



British rocker has joined a campaign to encourage Latin Americans to participate in the country's 2010 census.



The former The Smiths frontman follows in the footsteps of rappers Mos Def
and Pitbull, as well as Mexican musical duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, who have all contributed songs to the Be Counted: Represent!… Continue

Added by News on February 16, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Immigration activists concerned about anti-Latino sentiment at Tea Party Convention

Immigration reform advocates say they are concerned that an anti-Latino sentiment could grow within the Tea Party crowd.

Frank Sharry, who heads up the group America’s Voice, says if that anti-Latino sentiment becomes a big part of the Tea Party movement, Republicans will pay a price.

"Republicans who are pandering to the Tea Party movement, who are afraid to speak up and quite frankly, brave and smart Republicans who understand that if they continue to alienate…

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Added by News on February 9, 2010 at 10:58am — No Comments

N.J. man is accused of sending threatening e-mails to 5 Latino civil rights groups

An Ocean County man was arrested and indicted on charges he threatened employees of five civil rights groups that work to improve opportunities for Latinos in the United States, authorities said.

Vincent P. Johnson, 63, of Brick, was arrested Friday by the FBI, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

Johnson is accused of repeatedly sending threatening e-mails to…

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Added by News on February 9, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

One Down; Last Man Standing

Remember Joe Kapp? The famous Latino quarterback long before the NFL

was courting Latino viewers? With the Jets and Mark Sanchez out of the

picture, Latinos won't have much to root for come Super Bowl Sunday.



Colts wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez is sidelined with a season-long injury,

and Jonathan Casillas, a Saints bench player, represents the only

Latino who can conceivably clock in some game time in the Latin capitol

of America. And unless the game is a… Continue

Added by News on February 5, 2010 at 7:14am — No Comments

Youngsters in Spanish-speaking homes watch less TV

The findings have important implications for efforts aimed at helping reduce TV watching among Latino kids, Dr. Darcy A. Thompson of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in

Baltimore, an investigator on the study, told Reuters Health. But

first, she said, further investigation is needed to understand the

reasons behind the differences in TV watching patterns she and her

colleagues…

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Added by News on February 5, 2010 at 7:09am — No Comments

After a 14-year decline the rate of teen pregnancies is on the rise once again.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a study found the rate of teen pregnancy increased three percent from 2005 to 2006. This is the largest jump in teen pregnancy since 1990. That surge, however, was seen strictly among older teens between the ages of 15 and 19 years old. Birth rates for younger girls, ages 10 to 14, had a slight decline

Among older teens, Latino and Black girls respectively were the most likely to become… Continue

Added by News on February 4, 2010 at 4:43pm — No Comments

U.S. Jews and Latinos form unlikely bond over immigration policy

Even as health care reform twists in the wind, immigration policy looms as the next big political debate, and Hispanics and Jews are moving to the forefront in a burgeoning political alliance.



The next three months are seen as critical in the fight for immigration reform, but the weakening of the Democrats, grip on Congress with the recent loss of a key Massachusetts Senate seat does not bode well for the passage of reform legislation.



The Jewish-Latino alliance on… Continue

Added by News on February 2, 2010 at 6:06am — No Comments

Boy Scouts launching initiative to attract Latino youngsters

In an era of instant text messages, eye-popping video games and constant soccer practice, can an outfit touting the merits of woodcraft, civic virtue and campfire sing-alongs attract today's seen-it-all kid?



Specifically, a Latino kid who might be wrestling with questions of how and where to fit in?



The Boy Scouts of America is preparing to find out.



On the cusp of its 100th anniversary — and in the face of daunting… Continue

Added by News on February 2, 2010 at 5:58am — No Comments

Democratic legislator slams Obama for failure to deliver on immigration reform, warns of Latino backlash at the polls

Many Latinos are furious at President Obama for failing to deliver on promises to push immigration reform legislation and may stay away from the polls during this year's midterm elections if they don't see concrete progress, including legalization of undocumented immigrants, a key Democratic legislator said Monday.



“People are angry and disillusioned,” U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago) said in an interview with The… Continue

Added by News on February 2, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

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