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March 2013 Blog Posts (23)

Latinos help drive growth in US coffee consumption

Hispanic-Americans are leading the way in growing coffee consumption in the United States, while the number of adults under 40 who enjoy the popular drink on a daily basis has dropped, according to an industry study released on Friday.

Of the Hispanic-Americans who participated in the National Coffee Association's National Coffee Drinking Trends 2013 market…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 28, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments

Smartphones Close Latino Digital Divide

Latinos own smartphones, go online from a mobile device and use social networking sites at similar—and sometimes higher—rates than do other groups of Americans according to a new analysis of three surveys by the Pew Research Center.

The analysis also finds that when it comes to using the Internet, the digital divide between Latinos and whites is smaller than what…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 27, 2013 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Closing the Digital Divide: Latinos and Technology Adoption

According to Pew Research Hispanic Center’s new report, Closing the Digital Divide: Latinos and Technology Adoption, the “digital divide” between Latinos and other ethnic groups is closing.

The Pew report examines 2012 social media, digital technology, and mobile technology use among Latinos, whites, and blacks. The report also identifies these trends by…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 25, 2013 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Latin America: The New Frontier for High Risk, High Reward Investors

Move over, China. Latin America is the new market investors are eager to break into.

In 2012, investment by private equity and venture capitalists in Latin America reached a five-year high.

New data analysis released by the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) shows investment increased by 21 percent in the region, to $7.9…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 25, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments

Interest in ethnic studies jumps after Arizona ban

Arizona lawmakers passed a law to dismantle a Mexican American studies program in Tucson schools, but the legislation has had an unintended effect: The controversy is renewing interest in the state and nationwide in ethnic studies and Chicano and Latino literature.

Some Tucson students have found new ways to study the subject while receiving college credit to…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 24, 2013 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Center for Hispanic Leadership Establishes $150,000 Scholarship Fund for Cornell University

The Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) has awarded a scholarship to the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University - that will provide all Hispanic/Latino MBA students with access to CHL’s online Hispanic Leadership Academy (HLA). The three-year grant is a fitting next chapter in the history between CHL and Cornell University as Frank…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 21, 2013 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Thomas Perez To Be Nominated As Next Secretary of Labor

It's a decision that will be welcomed by leading Latino political groups -- but one they will likely say it's not enough.

President Obama is set to nominate Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general in the Justice Department, to be the next secretary of labor, the White House said.

If confirmed by the Senate, Perez, who has been head of the Justice…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 18, 2013 at 11:17am — No Comments

Rise of Latino population blurs US racial lines

A historic decline in the number of U.S. whites and the fast growth of Latinos are blurring traditional black-white color lines, testing the limits of civil rights laws and reshaping political alliances as "whiteness" begins to lose its numerical dominance.

Long in coming, the demographic shift was most vividly illustrated in last November's re-election of…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 18, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

An Ingenious Banking Model: Speak Spanish and Serve Immigrants

Paula Carde’s family business almost didn’t get off the ground, because no traditional bank was willing to extend an initial line of credit to the fledgling construction company. “I went to SunTrust, I went to BB&T, I went to Four Oaks,” says Carde, “and because our business was so new, they weren’t willing to give us enough.”

The only North Carolina…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 14, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments

Networking advice for young minorities

As members of minority groups leave the academic world and try to enter a professional work environment, they face unique challenges.

Chris Farrell, economics editor of Marketplace Money, said on The Daily Circuit last month that networking is key to finding a good job. But one caller asked about the lack of professional networking opportunities for young…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 13, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments

21 Quotes From Strong Latinas About Women

Whether they were the first Hispanic women justice on the Supreme Court, the first woman President of a country with the sixth largest economy in the world or ambitious stars paving their road to success in Hollywood, these women have some wise words to share about the strength, difficulties, and lessons that come with being a woman--especially a Latina…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 13, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

Raymond Telles, First Mexican-American Mayor of a Major City, is Dead at 97

Most Latinos may have never heard of him, but Raymond L. Telles blazed trails for scores of them.

Telles, who died Friday at the age of 97, was the first Mexican-American mayor of a major city, El Paso, with a leadership style that drew praise.

Telles served two terms, pushing the city to hire Latinos for its various departments. He also had several stints as…

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Added by Leaders on March 13, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

Great Opportunities for Training and Work in Allied Health

By Frank A. Diaz

   It’s interesting to see the state and federal unemployment rates announced each month.  The rate inches upward or downward by fractions of a percent, but that movement makes a big difference.  I wouldn’t claim that NLEI makes such a big dent in the unemployment numbers, but we are trying to help people get ready for good jobs in allied health. 

    We’ve scheduled two of our professional training programs in April and May.   If you…

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Added by Frank A. Diaz on March 12, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Silicon Valley of Mexico: Gateway to possibilities

Two new partnerships bring a vibrant and growing Mexican tech cluster closer to the already prominent innovation economy in Massachusetts. The goal is to open doors for entrepreneurs and industry leaders on both sides of the border to broaden their potential markets and increase opportunities for collaboration and business.

The World Class Cities…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 11, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments

Hispanics Now Closing the Digital Divide

A new analysis of three Pew Research Center surveys shows that Hispanic Americans own smartphones, go online from mobile devices and use social networking sites at similar, and sometimes even higher, rates than groups of other Americans.

The analysis, out Thursday afternoon, shows that the digital divide between Latinos and whites in this country is rapidly…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 11, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

When It Comes to Social Media, Latinos Can't Be Ignored

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the East Coast Chicano Student Forum at Harvard University, where I had the privilege of conducting a presentation to a group of college students from Ivy League Universities eager to learn how they could follow in the footsteps of Latinos who are using Social Media to implement positive change in their…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 10, 2013 at 11:42am — No Comments

Two Hispanics in Top Three of Forbes’ List of World’s Richest People

Two Hispanics are among the top three billionaires named in Forbes' annual list of the richest people.

The number of billionaires in the world, according to Forbes, has reached an all-time high with 1,426 names, up 210 from 2012, with a combined net worth of $5.4 trillion, over last year's $4.6 trillion.

The publication's annual list of the wealthiest people…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 7, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments

What your kids can teach you about networking

Have you ever watched a small child enter a new social situation?

Perhaps it’s a playgroup or a local park. Depending on the child, she will likely take a while to play on the perimeter and observe the others, before picking someone to play beside.

Eventually, the child will interact with the strangers, finding some point of common interest -- the same…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 6, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Blacks and Hispanics Are More Likely Than Whites to Use Twitter

With fully 67 percent of Internet users on social networks, social media is an established mainstream activity. But while 67 percent of the online population uses Facebook, the demographic portrait of the smaller services varies greatly, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center that shows its first comparisons of usage by whites, blacks and Hispanics.…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 6, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Edith Ramirez to be named federal trade agency chief

Edith Ramirez will be named to chair the Federal Trade Commission, USA TODAY confirmed Thursday.

President Obama plans to appoint his former law school classmate and friend who worked on his presidential campaigns to head up the government agency. She has been an FTC commissioner since 2010.

The FTC has authority over antitrust and consumer protection…

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Added by Leaders on March 5, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments

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