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George Lopez devoted himself to the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. For his efforts, they showed him the door

A couple of years ago, after Bob Hope's death, the organizers asked George to be the tournament's official host. He was honored and excited, and he threw himself into the "Hopez" with a level of energy and commitment that was astonishing even by his hyperbeanic standards. He hosted every party, canvassed all of his showbiz and athlete pals to play, signed every autograph, and exhausted himself in the process. I know, because I went to the first one he… Continue

Added by News on January 19, 2009 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Latinos Celebrate at Inaugural Ball

Attendees of the Latino inaugural ball spoke of the huge stake they say Latinos hold in the incoming administration of Barack Obama.

"We are so hopeful, the Latino community came out in big numbers for him because of the hope and the dreams that he has placed in front of us," said Illinois senator Iris Martinez, (D) Chicago.

At the 2009 event, the Obama-inspired hope was flowing like the fountain in the Organization of American States building lobby.

The event was sponsored by… Continue

Added by News on January 19, 2009 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Economy, Not Immigration, a Top Worry of Latinos

The immigration issue has receded in importance for Latinos amid their mounting alarm over the economy, according to a nationwide poll released yesterday by the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center.

Only 31 percent of Latinos surveyed cited immigration as an "extremely important" priority for the incoming Obama administration, ranking the issue behind not only the economy but education, health care, national security and the environment.… Continue

Added by News on January 19, 2009 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Western Union brings back Bromley

Western Union said Monday it will return to Bromley Communications LLC as its Hispanic marketing communications partner in the United States.

The Greenwood Village money-transfer company (NYSE: WU) previously worked with Bromley from 1995 through 2002. San Antonio-based Bromley claims to be the nation’s largest Hispanic advertising agency. The company’s clients include MillerCoors, Procter & Gamble, Payless ShoeSource, General Mills and Nestlé USA.… Continue

Added by News on January 19, 2009 at 11:03pm — No Comments

A Fence Can’t Stop the Future

America has long been the envy of the rest of the world, and for good reason. Over the past century, the United States has harnessed its economic, scientific, cultural and educational resources to produce remarkable achievements in every field of human endeavor. But with nations like China and India emerging as major powers, many argue that U.S. dominance will soon be eclipsed, and what is known as the American Century will soon be over. Our fate is… Continue

Added by News on January 19, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Economy now the top issue for Hispanics, poll finds

Worries over the U.S. economy have overtaken immigration among the top issues that Hispanics — the nation’s largest group of immigrants — say should be tackled by President-elect Barack Obama’s administration, according to a Pew Hispanic Center survey.

Only 31 percent of Hispanics rated immigration as an “extremely important” issue facing the new president, according to the nationwide Pew study released Thursday.

The economy received the top ranking from 57 percent of… Continue

Added by News on January 19, 2009 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Professor's research finds Hispanics don't assimilate easily

Abraham Gonzalez came from Mexico at age 17 to pick crops in Idaho. He became a U.S. citizen 12 years ago - but only to avoid paying renewal fees on his green card.

He has never registered to vote. Members of his family who are eligible to become citizens or to vote have not done so. READ FULL STORY

Added by News on January 19, 2009 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Minorities Most Affected in Housing Market Bust

Inequality in America has traditionally followed familiar patterns of race, age and education. Those long-standing gaps have been magnified by the real estate boom and now the historic bust, according to an Associated Press analysis of 2007 Census Bureau data.

While minorities have made significant gains in wealth and home ownership since 1990, "things are going into reverse gear," and now the homeownership rate for blacks and Hispanics is falling, said Edward Wolff, a New York… Continue

Added by News on January 19, 2009 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Advocate helps minority businesses

From her work as the governor's advocate for Minority, Women and Emerging Small Businesses to helping disadvantaged students access higher education, Muñiz has experienced first-hand the good things that can come from focusing on others rather than herself.

It's how she was able to get through the most difficult time of her life — the death of her husband, Michael Muñiz, an immigration lawyer who had a private practice. Michael Muñiz died Sept. 30, 2006, from a heart attack. He was… Continue

Added by News on January 19, 2009 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Low-Income Latina Women to Suffer Significant Harm

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice’s (CLRJ) new Policy Brief highlights the growing silent epidemic of Latinas’ lack of health insurance and the vital role that California’s public health programs play in sustaining Latinas’ health. Released today, “Access to Health Insurance: A Vital Step in Promoting Latinas’ Reproductive Health and Justice,” documents the dismal state of health insurance among California Latinas as California’s leaders continue to debate funding for critical public… Continue

Added by News on January 19, 2009 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Presidential Inauguration

I am so exited that I will be attending the Presidential Inauguration in DC! YEEEEEEEEEAH!

Added by Maggie Rivera on January 16, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Latinas se postulan en los suburbios

Son jóvenes, mujeres, latinas y aseguran contar con las cualidades necesarias para ocupar un puesto público, desde donde dicen lucharán por hacer un cambio y reflejar, mediante su trabajo, la creciente diversidad de sus respectivas comunidades y mejorar la calidad de vida de sus residentes.

Eira Corral, candidata a secretaria de la villa de Hanover Park; Ana Ortiz, a síndico de Elgin, y Emi Morales a concejal de Elgin, conforman el trío de postulantes demócratas… Continue

Added by News on January 15, 2009 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Hispanics embrace House SCHIP vote

Hispanic voters turned out in droves last fall to elect Barack Obama and his Democratic allies on Capitol Hill.

Those allies get their first chance to return the favor on Wednesday when the House takes up a children’s health care measure that would grant Medicaid coverage to children of new immigrants whose families came to the U.S. legally.

The immigration status of Treasury nominee Timothy Geithner’s former housekeeper might dominate the headlines, but this House vote… Continue

Added by News on January 15, 2009 at 2:46pm — No Comments

People making news: Eira Corral seeking Village Clerk seat in Chicago Suburb of Hanover Park, IL

The Latino presence in the suburban political arena will take an important role in this spring’s Municipal Elections. Eira Corral, a seventeen year resident of the Village of Hanover Park, IL and community organizer is running for the Village’s open seat for Village Clerk. With over thirty percent of Latino residents, the municipality has the tenth largest Latino community outside of the City of Chicago and has the youngest demographic composition in… Continue

Added by News on January 15, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Immigration Issues Compete For Obama's Attention

During the presidential election, Latino voters provided strong support to then-candidate Barack Obama as he promised immigration reform. But the nation's economic crisis has now taken center stage, with many Latinos wondering if he can deliver on his campaign promise. READ FULL STORY & HEAR…

Added by News on January 15, 2009 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Explosion of T.V. in English for Latinos

Robert Rose remembers when he first pitched advertisers the idea of an English language show about Latino culture.

"They were not receptive at all," says the founder and executive producer of LATV Networks, which produces the "American Latino TV" and "LatiNation TV" shows.

Advertisers "were loyal to the Univision model, which was that to reach Latinos, you had to do it in Spanish. Everyone had been saying the same thing… Continue

Added by News on January 15, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Ricardo Montalban, Tony-Nominated Star Who Was Role Model for Latinos, Dead at 88

Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who made only three Broadway appearances, earning a Best Actor Tony nomination for Jamaica, but who landed big on film and TV, died Jan. 14 at his Los Angeles home, according to published reports.

He was 88, and widely known for playing the charming, godlike Mr. Roarke, whose magical machinations fulfilled wishes on TV's "Fantasy Island."… Continue

Added by News on January 15, 2009 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Bronx doctor helps Latinas channel feelings into art

The latest New Yorker of the Week has been a health advocate in the Latino community for the past 40 years and is not stopping anytime soon. NY1's Michael Scotto filed the following report.

Six months ago, Stephanie Edwards says she was acting out, doing poorly in school and trying to commit suicide. She says she has changed her life, thanks to "Life Is Precious," a program in East Tremont, Bronx created by Dr. Rosa Gil to combat the… Continue

Added by News on January 15, 2009 at 12:17pm — No Comments

An L.A. worker, activist has high hopes for Solis

Victoria Vergara possesses a third-grade education and the confident voice of a natural leader.

She makes beds and cleans bathrooms for a living but tells her daughters that the U.S.A. is a country "where you can fly if you want to." After listening to her tell her story in her humble home in West Adams, I was inclined to agree. READ FULL… Continue

Added by News on January 15, 2009 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Minority Internship Programs Seek Candidates For 2009

Several minority internship programs targeting African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans are now welcoming applications for 2009. The internships will take place in various cities across the country during the spring, summer, fall, and winter seasons.

The programs are being administered by a combination of major corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Many of the opportunities offer compensation for students, and some will even pay for a… Continue

Added by News on January 13, 2009 at 10:36am — No Comments

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