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Spanish Nun Kicked Out Of Convent For Using Facebook Too Much

Facebook gets people in trouble all the time. From ending relationships to derailing careers, the most popular social network in the world is a place where using caution is paramount.

But for one Spanish nun, not even her good deeds were enough to keep her from getting kicked out of her convent because of Facebook.

María Jesús Galán, known as "Sor…


Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2011 at 1:17am — No Comments

Texas more than one-third Hispanic

More than a third of Texas residents are Latinos, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, which show that Hispanics have also increased their presence significantly in Oklahoma, Illinois and South Dakota.

Texas was the state whose total population grew the most between 2000-2010, by 4.3 million people, or 20.6 percent, to more than 25 million,…


Added by HispanicPro on February 19, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Latinos Fuel Illinois Population Growth

The growth of the Latino community since 2000 accounts for the population increase in Illinois in the last decade, according to a National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund analysis of newly released Census 2010 data.

Between 2000 and 2010, the Latino population in Illinois grew 33% from 1.5 million to 2.0 million, and the Latino share of the population grew from 12% to 16%. At the same time, the non-Latino population declined slightly by… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on February 17, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

Latina Glass-Ceiling Busters and Their Stories

It is common knowledge that glass ceilings serve to keep women from reaching the highest echelons of power, authority and influence. What we also know is that breaking through those glass ceilings is even more difficult for even the best qualified Latinas. This panel, Latina Glass-Ceiling Busters and Their Stories, will be presented on Saturday morning, February…


Added by HispanicPro on February 15, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

USHLI Honors Outstanding Americans of Hispanic Descent


Rosa Rosales

National Hispanic Hero Award

Rosa Rosales has dedicated more than 30 years of her career to empowering the Latino community. She co-founded the United Public Employee Association and worked as a Field Supervisor in the Neighborhood Anti-Crime Program and as a Field Supervisor and later as Regional Director of…


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"The Reality of Disparity in Media and Entertainment"













The "Reality of Disparity in Media and Entertainment" panel will feature high-powered experts in the fields of electronic and print media and film and focus on the under-representation and underutilization of Latinos throughout the media and entertainment…


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Former Astronaut to Address USHLI Conference

Dr. José M. Hernández

After applying numerous times over a period of 12 years, Dr. Hernández was finally selected by NASA for its astronaut training program in 2004, which he completed in 2006. In June 2008 he was one of seven astronauts selected to train for a mission to the International Space Station. As a Mission Specialist 2 and the crew's…


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Latina Shoppers Examined At M2W(R) – The Marketing To Women Conference

“Latina women are the decision makers and influencers of over 80% of all purchases made in U.S. Hispanic households,” according to Jackie Bird, CEO, Redbean Society, LLC, previewing her presentation, “Latina Shoppers Unveiled! The Segmentation of Shopping Behavior Among Latinas” for the 7th annual M2W(R) – The Marketing to Women Conference, April 13 & 14, 2011 at…


Added by HispanicPro on February 10, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Illinois RNHA Members Host Convention in Dixon – New Executive Board Is Elected

February 6, 2011



Contact: Veronica Vera

Phone: 312.287.9291

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Illinois RNHA Members Host Convention in Dixon – New Executive Board Is Elected

Illinois – The Illinois Republican National Hispanic Assembly’s (RNHA) bi-annual convention took place this weekend…


Added by HispanicPro on February 7, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Project Connects Researchers, Latino Communities to Prevent Cancer

A $4 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute will create a Texas regional Community Networks Program Center ( CNPC ), called Latinos Contra El Cancer, to reduce cancer-related health disparities among Texas Latinos.

The center is a joint project of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ( UTHealth ) School of Public Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It will engage the community at all levels to develop effective and… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on February 10, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

States owe extra congressional seats to Hispanics

The eight states that gained seats in the U.S. House of Representatives as a result of the 2010 Census, among them Texas, Florida and Arizona, owe the extra political clout to their growing Hispanic populations, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials says.

In South Carolina, which gained one seat, the number of Latinos grew by 117.5 percent, while the non-Hispanic population grew by only 11.2 percent, according to a study released Tuesday by the NALEO… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on February 10, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

With Google in the Game, Will Hispanic Digital (Finally) Grow?

Last week Google hosted its first marketing forum dedicated to the U.S. Hispanic market. Braving the streets of New York after almost 20 inches of snow had fallen, several hundred professionals showed up, and that's because when Google talks, people listen.

"The idea was to communicate Google's commitment to this audience and to share best practices in the US…


Added by HispanicPro on February 4, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends, 2010

As of March 2010, 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States, virtually unchanged from a year earlier, according to new estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. This stability in 2010 follows a two-year decline from the peak of 12 million in 2007 to 11.1 million in 2009 that was the first significant…


Added by HispanicPro on February 1, 2011 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Progreso Financiero CEO James Gutierrez Appointed to Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council

Progreso Financiero, an innovative and socially minded financial institution dedicated to the economic advancement of lower-income Hispanic families, today announced that its founder and CEO, James Gutierrez, has been named to the Consumer Advisory Council. In this role, he will represent the perspective of consumers and innovators in serving the unbanked and advise the Federal…


Added by HispanicPro on February 1, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

N. Carolina pursues trade, education links with Mexico

The flow of trade and migration between North Carolina and Mexico has sparked "unique" business and educational projects in the United States.

In February 1995, the state Commerce Department established an office of trade representation in the Mexican capital to aid small and medium-sized companies seeking to boost their exports or expand their operations into the neighboring country.

Its free services include information on the market, logistics, identification of… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on February 1, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Founders of Spanish-language theater honored

A passion for the arts first brought Hugo and Rebecca Read Medrano together as a couple and now their enthusiasm and dedication to Spanish-language theater in the United States have made them recipients of the "Washingtonians of the Year" prize.

"Cupid pierced us ... on the artistic side and the romantic side," Hugo Medrano, co-founder and artistic director of the GALA Hispanic Theatre, told Efe.

"We became a couple, we worked together and we realized that there was a… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on January 26, 2011 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Childhood Obesity Highest Among Latinos

Childhood obesity and depression is more common among Hispanics and African Americans than other children, experts say, and that is due to personal habits as well as cultural and economic factors.

In a public health forum this week, Richard Carmona, the former Surgeon General, urged public health officials to work with minority communities, which have the largest…


Added by HispanicPro on January 26, 2011 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Disparity in Medical Research Participation Among Hispanics and Latinos Prompts Event

Amid concerns over recent research highlighting that clinical trial participation among Hispanics and Latinos is disproportionately low compared to their percentage of the U.S. population, community and industry healthcare leaders will come together on Feb. 12 in Dallas to participate in Todos Juntos por la Salud (All Together for Health), a forum hosted by global patient recruitment and retention company MMG. The moderator of the forum will be Dr. Elena Rios, president and CEO of the National… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on January 26, 2011 at 10:37pm — No Comments

‘Modern Family’s’ Sofia Vergara on bringing Latinas to U.S. TV

‘Modern Family’ star Sofia Vergara has certainly made an impression on American TV and thinks it is about time.

The actress admits that she loves the fact that Americans have been so accepting of her as a “loud Latina woman acting crazy” on the show, states Hollyscoop (via Ocean Drive).

She is also happy to be representing her culture all while having an…


Added by HispanicPro on January 20, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Primm Valley casinos betting on Hispanics

Last year, the head of marketing for Primm Valley resorts pitched his boss on an $85,000 entertainment act to fill the 6,500-seat arena at Buffalo Bill's, one of three budget hotels the company operates in Primm.

It seemed a princely sum to pay for a portly accordion player with Elvis-style sideburns and gaudy western wear who sings in Spanish — a man neither he nor…


Added by HispanicPro on January 19, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

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