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September 2010 Blog Posts (14)

Reducing Obesity for Hispanic Children is a Focus of the National Hispanic Medical Association's Congressional Briefing

According to the U.S. Census, one in every four Hispanics now live in poverty, a total of 12.4 million people facing hunger. What is more alarming is that 33 percent of Hispanic children now live below the poverty line. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2008, 18.5 percent of Hispanic children were obese compared to 12.6 percent of white children and 11.8 percent of African American children.



"We are bringing experts to Congress to discuss strategies that… Continue

Added by News on September 28, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

4 Latina journalists to be honored at luncheon

Four Valley journalists will be honored Wednesday for their work at the Latinas in Business and Professions Business Lunch and Achievement Program.The work of the Visalia Times-Delta's Melinda Morales, Univision's Lupita Lomeli, ABC Channel 30's Graciela Moreno and Alex Delgado from KSEE Channel 24 will be celebrated at the program.The four women were chosen because of their longtime commitment to the media, said Lali Moheno,



Latinas in Business and Professions' chairwoman."There are… Continue

Added by News on September 27, 2010 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Ohio Latino Fest, Cleveland Ohio



As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, on Saturday, October 2nd the first annual Ohio Latino Fest will kick off at Nautica Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio at 12 noon. This year we will bring salsa’s greatest salsa performer, Gilberto Santa Rosa direct from Puerto Rico. We expect between 8,000 to 10,000 Latinos from across the State of Ohio. Latino Fest is a two-part festival. The first part will be a free event open to the public in a festival… Continue

Added by News on September 27, 2010 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Latino entrepreneurs launching new businesses

After 22 years at Apple ending as a project manager, Margie Sanchez decided to forge her own Steve Jobs experience, launching a company called California Solar Screens.Sanchez believes the San Jose company she founded in 2009, which manufactures and installs window screens that block sunlight and heat to conserve energy in summer and winter, can grow from a few part-time and contract employees to become "humongous."



"It's possible, and it's doable, and I have every aspiration for… Continue

Added by News on September 27, 2010 at 10:22am — No Comments

DREAM Act dies with rejection of defense bill

The chance for hundreds of thousands of young people to legally remain in the U.S. evaporated Tuesday when Republicans blocked a defense spending bill in the Senate.Democrats failed to get a single Republican to help them reach the 60 votes needed to move forward on the defense bill and attach the DREAM Act as an amendment. The vote was 56-43. Arkansas Democratic Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor voted with Republicans. Majority Leader Harry Reid also voted to block the bill in a procedural… Continue

Added by News on September 21, 2010 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Somethig new and needed!

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Added by Papi Perez on September 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Scouts reach out to county Latinas



Toward the end of the latest meeting of Girl Scout Troop 4073, based in Tracy, volunteer leader Claudia Flores asked in Spanish whether the girls wanted to hold their next meeting right away, or whether they preferred to wait until they had better settled into the routines of a new school year.Alejandra Fernandez, 10, was for right away."I want to earn more patches," she said.



Over the summer, the Girl Scouts of the USA launched a new… Continue

Added by News on September 17, 2010 at 4:45pm — No Comments

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Added by Papi Perez on September 15, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

Lets come together

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Added by Papi Perez on September 14, 2010 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Designer Robert Rodriguez Designs Exclusive Shirt to Benefit MANA



MANA, a National Latina Organization and the United States' oldest and largest Pan-Latina women's organization announced today that Cuban-American Los Angeles-based designer Robert Rodriguez has teamed up with Nordstrom to design a limited-edition shirt that will be sold exclusively at the fashion specialty retailer from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.



The shirt, which will feature a draped silhouette,… Continue

Added by News on September 14, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Latinos predict big impact on mayoral race



Neighborhood political groups will have a big impact on who will be the next mayor of Chicago. Those organizations are already discussing their strategy for the next election. From a distance, they appeared to be ten friends having a

late breakfast in a Southwest Side Mexican restaurant. But the meeting among Latino grassroots political organizers was about the 2011 Chicago mayor's race. "Whoever is going to be mayor is going to be someone… Continue

Added by News on September 14, 2010 at 11:26am — No Comments

CHCI, Telemundo Announce Partnership to Promote Education, American Dream for Latinos



The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced its new strategic media partnership with Spanish-language broadcast network Telemundo. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Telemundo will roll out an exclusive public service announcement (PSA) campaign co-branded by CHCI, focused around CHCI’s theme of “Celebrating History, Heritage and the American Dream.” The campaign will air from September 19, 2010 to October 15,… Continue

Added by News on September 14, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments

Latino "hidden history" helps complete Monrovia's story



There's a certain irony in having the city's first celebration of its Latino heritage at the former Monrovia Plunge, which has been the Monrovia Historical Museum since 1992. And it's not lost on Jimmy O'Balles, Henry Olivas and Ralph Walker.



When the vintage 1925 building opened as part…
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Added by News on September 9, 2010 at 10:05am — No Comments

Group and Solo Shows at Woman Made Gallery

Woman Made Gallery is proud to present After Adelita: Myths, Heroes, and Revolutionaries, curated by Amy Galpin. The exhibition and accompanying catalog is funded by 3Arts, an organization supporting Chicago artists, and it includes work by Carla Avila, Adriana Baltazar, Esperanza Gama, Maria Gaspar, Judithe Hernández, Patricia Peña, Jenny Priego, and Diana Solís. Other exhibitions on display include Seeing in a New Way, sculptures by Constance DeMuth Berg, and Sugar, paintings by Laura Kina.… Continue

Added by Beate Minkovski on September 1, 2010 at 12:04pm — No Comments

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