The American Lung Association of Washington, D.C., has launched two "flashy antismoking campaigns in two very different directions": one in English that targets blacks and one in Spanish that targets Hispanics, the Washington Post reports. Both campaigns include ads that attempt to prompt smokers to call the ALA QuitLine, where they can obtain nicotine patches, lozenges and counseling to help them quit. READ FULL… Continue
Added by News on October 2, 2008 at 4:10pm —
A state campaign aimed at reducing substance abuse among young Latinos has kicked off at a west Phoenix school. The campaign, sponsored by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Phoenix Union High School District, is designed to influence sound decision-making among Latino youths. "Be Smart, Be Safe and Be Alive - Piensa, Cuidate, Vive - is a campaign started at Trevor Browne High School and seeks to address alcohol, tobacco, drugs and… Continue
Added by News on October 1, 2008 at 12:39pm —
A small group of Hispanic leaders in Arizona who are supporting Democrat Barack Obama say Republican John McCain won't enjoy the same strong support among Latinos in his home state as he has in past elections.
Group member Mary Rose Wilcox said McCain's strength among Latinos has dwindled. That's primarily because he de-emphasized his support for a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants and now says border security is the first immigration priority.… Continue
Added by News on October 1, 2008 at 12:37pm —
Q: What is your fondest Chicago White Sox memory?
A: 2005 was a hell of a year. Call it what you will, but we got a ring for it.
Q: What is your worst Chicago White Sox memory?
A: There's not one specific incident that sticks out in my memory, but watching some of our best players go through offensive struggles for extended periods of time, our bullpen show up for half a season at a time, and the fluctuation in the players' general attitudes and desire to win,… Continue
Added by News on October 1, 2008 at 12:34pm —
A new study today by an organization opposed to affirmative action concludes minorities are more likely to be admitted to the state's two public law schools than similarly qualified Anglos.
The report by the Center for Economic Opportunity shows the number of Anglos, Asians, Hispanics and blacks admitted to the law colleges at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona is pretty much in proportion to the number that apply.… Continue
Added by News on October 1, 2008 at 12:29pm —
Young people are Barack Obama's most enthusiastic supporters. According to a Pew opinion poll published on 18 September, those under 30 favour him by 60% to 31% for John McCain. Getting these young people to turn out to vote is a key challenge for the Democrats.
Mr Obama also enjoys an 8% advantage among women. Single or divorced women are most likely to back the Democratic candidate. Married women are more evenly divided, and are a key swing group in the election.… Continue
Added by News on October 1, 2008 at 12:27pm —
Mt. Hood Community College’s decision to place Al Sigala, longtime spokesman, on paid leave and eliminate his position has drawn fire from college supporters.
Members of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber, which represents hundreds of Latino businesses, professionals and others, were set to meet the college’s new president, John J. “Ski” Sygielski, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, to discuss their concerns.
Sigala is of Mexican descent… Continue
Added by HispanicPro on October 1, 2008 at 12:22pm —
The fastest-growing segment of U.S. home buyers is also among those facing the greatest risk of foreclosure, two top federal housing officials told a group of Hispanic real-estate professionals meeting in Phoenix this week.
Poor guidance and cultural biases have forced too many Hispanics into predatory loans, they said, and in some cases their Hispanic real-estate agents helped put them there.… Continue
Added by HispanicPro on October 1, 2008 at 12:18pm —
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox expressed hope Tuesday that a new U.S. administration will find a mutually beneficial solution to immigration and restore America's standing in the world.
Fox said the United States and the Bush administration have been too focused since 9/11 on related issues to be the example that other democracies expected from previous administrations.
"We missed that great leadership in this nation. We need it back," Fox said.
Fox did… Continue
Added by HispanicPro on October 1, 2008 at 9:17am —
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is working to pass a law that will improve the education of Hispanics and other minorities in California. According to La Opinion, the law would authorize hiring more teachers in schools with low achievement levels that lack professionals to teach math, sciences and special education. READ FULL STORY
Added by HispanicPro on September 30, 2008 at 11:49am —
America's largest minority is a paradox. Latinos have a reputation for being fatalistic. Yet many, especially immigrants, also share an entrepreneurial belief that people chart their own destinies. The result is 46 million Americans -- 15 percent of the U.S. population -- who vacillate between pessimism and optimism.
At the moment, pessimism has the upper hand. According to a new survey from the Pew Hispanic Center, Latinos in the United States are increasingly gloomy about their own… Continue
Added by HispanicPro on September 30, 2008 at 11:44am —
A great majority of Hispanic voters in US swing states favor Democratic Barack Obama over Republican John McCain in the race for the White House, a Newslink poll said Friday.
Of the 684 adults surveyed by telephone in seven swing states from September 11-18, 63 percent said they would vote for the Illinois senator on November 4, against only 26 percent for the Arizona senator.
Swing voters are called as such for their unpredictable votes in an election.… Continue
Added by News on September 27, 2008 at 2:24pm —
Latinos should be a strong voice in Connecticut. After all, they represent a sizeable segment of the state's population, with an estimated 391,935 members, or 11.2 percent of all Connecticut citizens, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
So news that state efforts to register Latinos to vote have been successful is welcomed. According to the Secretary of the State's office, more than 5,800 Latinos have registered since an organized effort was launched three months ago.
Added by News on September 24, 2008 at 4:13pm —
Since Republican presidential nominee John McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, he has erased Barack Obama’s once-commanding lead as the candidate seen by women as having a “better understanding of women and what is important” to them, a new poll of likely female voters shows. READ FULL ARTICLE
Added by News on September 24, 2008 at 4:00pm —
The decline has been far more dramatic for whites than for blacks and Latinas. Although the overall U.S. abortion rate is at its lowest level since 1974, the drop has been far more dramatic for whites than for African Americans, who in 2004 had abortions at five times the rate of white women, according to a report released Monday. READ FULL ARTICLE
Added by News on September 24, 2008 at 3:30pm —
If everything goes as planned, the setting sun will paint the Rocky Mountains purple for the network television cameras just as Sen. Barack Obama's nomination-night pageant gets under way Thursday at Invesco Field at Mile High.
It's an appropriate color, since Democratic strategists plan to win back the White House by cracking the red-and-blue stalemate of the usual electoral map with victories in the new battleground states of the interior West.
"From a pure… Continue
Added by News on August 24, 2008 at 11:03pm —
Marc Garduno faces a couple of obstacles as he sets out to recruit Boy Scouts from Delaware's Hispanic community.
First, the Scouts' traditional uniform, with pressed pants and insignia, might be off-putting to immigrants from countries where dictatorships thrive.
Second, the Scouts' Norman Rockwell image has for decades sent a message that it's a club for well-to-do whites. Statistics show that of about 3 million Scouts nationwide, 70 percent are white.
Added by News on August 24, 2008 at 10:09pm —
An area blood bank begins a new initiative to help boost donations. The group is turning to the Latino community to find a universal blood type commonly found among Hispanics.
Type "O" blood is the blood type most valued at the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.
"Thirty eight percent of the country is a type-O donor, but nine percent will be type-O negative. So, right there you have half of the country that is a type-O donor," said Chris Pilgrim of… Continue
Added by News on August 24, 2008 at 10:00pm —
A dozen Colorado Hispanic leaders endorsed John McCain Thursday, saying Democrat Barack Obama is vulnerable on abortion and free trade.
The estimated 240,000 Hispanic voters in swing-state Colorado have become a coveted prize in this year's election because they have enough clout to influence a close race. Thursday's endorsements were a state GOP bid for their attention ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention.… Continue
Added by News on August 24, 2008 at 10:00pm —
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