January 2011 Blog Posts (25)

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

Many Spanish-speaking Hispanics go un-immunized

Older Hispanics who prefer to speak Spanish or who live in communities where little English is spoken may be more likely to miss their pneumonia or seasonal flu vaccinations, suggests a large new study.

The consequences can be severe for seniors, a population known to be at high risk of serious complications from both pneumonia and influenza. Experts recommend that seniors get the seasonal flu vaccine every year and the pneumonia vaccine once after the age of 65, with a booster 5… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on January 26, 2011 at 11:27pm — 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

Report faults Mass. on Latino student education

Latinos students in Massachusetts are missing an average of nearly three weeks of school a year and have lower high school graduation rates than other ethnic groups, according to a new report released Wednesday.

The report, "The State of Latinos and Education in Massachusetts: 2010," issued by UMass-Boston’s Mauricio Gaston Institute, faulted Massachusetts on a number of fronts for failing to properly educate Latino students.

According to the report, Latino students miss… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on January 26, 2011 at 10:44pm — 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

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‘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…


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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

The Mobile Latino: Catch Me if You Can

The Verizon iPhone is finally here, causing a lot of buzz and conversation around this expected news. For marketers targeting Latinos, this might be even bigger news, considering that currently 24 percent of all iPhones have been activated by Hispanics.

We all know that Hispanics are very mobile and are always on the go. For these reasons, cell phones are becoming a…


Added by HispanicPro on January 18, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

First Latina Governor's Historic Inauguration Gets Little National News Coverage

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez made history when she was sworn in New Year's Day as the nation's first Latina governor.

But the rising GOP star's momentous victory for the Hispanic community earned her little recognition in the national media.

Several mainstream news outlets like the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune -- even FoxNews.com --…


Added by HispanicPro on January 12, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

Lone Latino Judge in Calif. Calls it Quits

The California Supreme Court's only Democratic and Latino appointee has announced his retirement.

Justice Carlos Moreno submitted his resignation, court spokeswoman Lynn Holton revealed Thursday. His last day will be Feb. 28.

Moreno, 62, was named to the state Supreme Court in 1991 by then-Gov. Gray Davis. He was on President Barack Obama's short…


Added by Alfonso on January 11, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

How Latinos Will Use Social Media to Change the World

A Peruvian teen rushes home after school, jumps online and is connected with his popular Facebook fan page and his hundreds of fans. Hispanics on Twitter use the “#latism” hashtag, Latinos in Social Media, to watch the conversation about anything and everything Latino. A restaurant specializing in "Nuevo Latino" cuisine uses Foursquare and Facebook check-ins to contribute to the buzz and make it a neighborhood hit.

Forget the digital divide. Latinos impressive adoption of social… Continue

Added by Alfonso on January 11, 2011 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Latino intern, Daniel Hernandez, helped save Rep. Giffords' life

A young Latino man is being hailed as a hero who helped saved Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' life.

Daniel Hernandez Jr., 20, a political science student from the University of Arizona, was a new intern in her office. He rushed towards Giffords and the gunshots, held her hand and applied pressure to the wound. He held her head up to keep her from choking on her own…


Added by HispanicPro on January 11, 2011 at 12:49am — No Comments

For minorities, new 'digital divide' seen

When the personal computer revolution began decades ago, Latinos and blacks were much less likely to use one of the marvelous new machines. Then, when the Internet began to change life as we know it, these groups had less access to the Web and slower online connections — placing them on the wrong side of the "digital divide."

Today, as mobile technology puts computers in…


Added by HispanicPro on January 11, 2011 at 12:23am — No Comments

Telemundo Chicago Strengthens its Award Winning News Team

Telemundo Chicago, the fastest growing Spanish Language station among Adults 18-34, welcomes Meteorologist Maricela Vazquez, Reporter Yolanda Vasquez and Political Editor Alejandro Escalona as contributors to its 5pm and 10pm newscast. Telemundo Chicago is fortifying its award winning news team with individuals adding vast experience, tenure and news savvy.…


Added by HispanicPro on January 10, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

FOX Hispanic Cable Networks Post Record Ratings in 2010

FOX Deportes and Utilisima outperformed the competition in the Hispanic cable landscape in 2010 with two of the most popular offerings for both men and women. FOX Deportes, the premiere U.S. Hispanic sports network, once again reigned supreme as the #1 Hispanic cable sports network in primetime in 2010, while Utilisima, the only 24-hour, 100% original Hispanic lifestyle channel, was the fastest-growing Spanish-language cable network among women 25 and over.

"As Latino demographics are… Continue

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Our American Dream: A Construction Company Owner Builds Herself Up

Linda Alvarado personifies the American Dream. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to a poor immigrant family, she was able to go to college and found a successful construction company that went from pouring concrete sidewalks to building multi-million dollar airports, convention centers and stadiums.

“The American dream is also the Hispanic American dream,”…


Added by HispanicPro on January 6, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments

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