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January 2009 Blog Posts (45)

Congress Relaxes Rules on Suits Over Pay Inequity

Congress gave final approval on Tuesday to a civil rights bill providing women, blacks and Hispanics with powerful new tools to challenge pay discrimination in the workplace. It is likely to be the first significant legislation signed by President Obama. READ FULL STORY

Added by News on January 29, 2009 at 1:06am — No Comments

Want a good night's sleep? Find the right partner

Forget counting sheep, ditch the sleeping pills and don't bother with a glass of warm milk, a good remedy for women who can't sleep is a happy marriage.

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have found that women who are happy with their husbands or partners have less trouble sleeping than their single, unattached counterparts. READ… Continue

Added by News on January 29, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

W-S firm starting trade magazine for Hispanic businesses, suppliers

A new national trade magazine for business owners and vendors in the Hispanic food industry will launch this spring from its base in the Triad.

Hispanic Marketing Consultants Inc., based in Winston-Salem, plans to publish 40,000 copies of its first issue of Abasto in May to distribute to Hispanic restaurant and shop owners, food distributors and other vendors. READ FULL STORY

Added by News on January 29, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Kenia Davalos, One of the Youngest and First Latinas Appointed as an Instructor at UCLA Extension in Finance

Despite, her personal challenges, a divorce, closing of a business and starting all over in life with a new business and young children. She is resilient and teaches women at UCLA, especially single mothers and low-income women their financial worth. READ FULL STORY

Added by News on January 28, 2009 at 11:48pm — No Comments

NAHJ President: Membership Is up, but Number of Hispanics in Newsrooms Is Down

NAHJ President: Membership Is up, but Number of Hispanics in Newsrooms Is Down
Ricardo Pimentel, editorial page editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has compiled a busy resume during his newspaper career: reporter, metro editor, Washington correspondent, managing editor, executive editor, syndicated columnist, author.

In that mix there is one constant: advocate for diversity. READ FULL STORY

Added by News on January 28, 2009 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Seat-belt PSA in Spanish irks lawmaker

A Colorado Springs lawmaker is angry about a Colorado Department of Transportation public- service announcement aimed at Spanish-speaking drivers.

CDOT is expected today to introduce the PSA, in which the announcer, speaking in Spanish, asks drivers to buckle up. It will be up to television stations, such as Univision, to determine whether and when they run the ad.

Transportation department leaders decided to shoot the PSA after… Continue

Added by News on January 27, 2009 at 7:47am — No Comments

Hispanics expected to become Minnesota's largest minority group in 10 years

Hispanics, once among the smallest of Minnesota's minority groups and predicted to remain so for decades, are now expected to become the state's largest minority group within the next 10 years, the state demographer's office said Monday.

But with a lot more white folks than what experts were predicting as recently as the mid-1990s, Minnesota will also remain overwhelmingly white through the early part of this century.… Continue

Added by News on January 27, 2009 at 7:37am — 1 Comment

City accused of bias against blacks, Hispanics in ex-con jobs ban

A city ban on hiring ex-cons for hospital jobs is unfair to blacks and Hispanics, a city woman claimed in a complaint to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Shanae Leath, who was convicted for her role in a mugging nine years ago, lost her shot at a clerical job at Bellevue Hospital when her record came to light. Leath, 28, said the city Health and Hospitals Corp. ban discriminates.… Continue

Added by News on January 27, 2009 at 7:33am — No Comments

Evangelical worship attracts Hispanic Catholics

Behind its bland, warehouse-like exterior, Comunidad Cristiana Hosanna on Sunday morning is a feast for the senses.

Little girls in white robes and sequined headbands twirl as guitar, keyboard and timbales pound out salsa, merengue and American pop rhythms at rock-concert decibels. The crowd sings along with the robed chorus: "Levanto mis manos" -- "I raise my hands."… Continue

Added by News on January 27, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Disappointing Choice

If Governor David Paterson wanted to deliver a slap to immigrant New Yorkers, he effectively did so with his appointment yesterday of Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand.

The congresswoman will replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as New York’s junior senator. In Clinton, New York had both a defender of women’s rights and an advocate of humane, sensible immigration reform. But Paterson chose to play politics by selecting an upstate representative who could shore up his support in that region—at the… Continue

Added by News on January 27, 2009 at 7:21am — No Comments

'Rescued' Citigroup Buying $50M Jet

Beleaguered Citigroup is upgrading its mile-high club with a brand-new $50 million corporate jet - only this time, it's the taxpayers who are getting screwed.

Even though the bank's stock is as cheap as a gallon of gas and it's burning through a $45 billion taxpayer-funded rescue, the airhead execs pushed through the purchase of a new Dassault Falcon 7X, according to a source familiar with the deal.… Continue

Added by News on January 27, 2009 at 7:13am — No Comments

Economy cited most by Latinos as vital issue for Obama; immigration is No. 6

Days before Barack Obama begins his presidency, a new survey has found that Latinos do not believe immigration should be the top priority for the new administration.

Rather, Latinos consider the economy the most important issue, followed by education, healthcare and national security.

Only 31% of Latinos rated immigration as an “extremely important” issue for the president-elect to address after he takes office Tuesday. Meanwhile, 57% of them said the economy was extremely… Continue

Added by News on January 19, 2009 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Acculturation Of Latinos Influences Sun-safe Behaviors

A new study finds that sun safety behaviors may be negatively influenced among Latinos after acculturation in the United States.

Researchers analyzed data from 496 Latino respondents to the 2005 Health National Information Trends Survey. The average age of the sample was 41.3 years. Researchers discovered that acculturation was negatively associated with use of shade and protective clothing and positively associated with sunscreen use.… Continue

Added by News on January 19, 2009 at 11:34pm — No Comments

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

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