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January 2012 Blog Posts (25)

Latinas Prone to Baby Blues

The statistics for Latinas suffering from child birth related depression continue to climb.

From socio-economics to cultural beliefs, many suffer in silence mainly because they are reluctant to admit something is wrong.

San Ysidro Health Center physician Dr. James Cevallos says it is typical for any mother to get the blues when dealing with a new…


Added by HispanicPro on January 31, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Advertisers to Latinos: "We Love it When You Speak Spanglish"

Wow. Or should I say wepa? The first month of the year is not over, and already we have seen three big indicators that media companies and advertisers are chasing the Latino market, and language is the story. Last week, Fox announced that they will be launching a Spanish-language TV network. This morning, NBC Latino, an English-language operation, announced their launch on…


Added by HispanicPro on January 30, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

'Soccer mamis' could sway Florida race, affect general election

When it comes to courting the Latino demographic, there's a demo within that demo that might be worth listening to.

Let's call it the Soccer mamis -- the Latina mothers who represent 55% of the overall U.S. population growth, according to 2010 Census figures. Their babies account for nearly a quarter of the children being born in the U.S.

Rene Alegria…


Added by HispanicPro on January 29, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

USHLI & HispanicPro Latino Professionals Conference Networking Reception & Entertainment Night!

USHLI & HispanicPro Latino Professionals Conference Networking Reception & Entertainment Night Enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, comedy, live music, and dancing!!!




Added by HispanicPro on January 26, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments

Latinos Are Fastest Growing Business Owners in US

The fastest growing minority group in the United States is also turning into one of the fastest growing group of business owners.

Latinos, who surged 43 percent in the 2010 Census and rose to 50.5 million in 2010 from 35.3 million in 2000, own almost three million businesses that generate $400 billion annually.

“Since Latinos are the fastest growing minority…


Added by HispanicPro on January 25, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

‘Leave and Get in Line’ Romney Tells the Undocumented at the SC Debate

Yesterday’s South Carolina Republican debate set in idyllic Myrtle Beach belied the chaotic and boisterous verbal dueling going on inside the Myrtle Beach Conference Center.

There didn’t appear to be much adherence to time limits or audience control – the booing was at one of the highest decibel levels seen thus far. 

Only Romney seemed above it all by focusing not on the other Presidential contenders but rather on Obama bashing.  Most of the early questions focused on Romney’s…


Added by Estelle Gonzales Walgreen on January 25, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

The big get in Florida — Rubio — isn't giving

He's young, telegenic and charismatic. He's Hispanic, Catholic and the son of Cuban immigrants. He's a tea party favorite, a GOP star and, many say, the future of the Republican Party.

Sen. Marco Rubio's endorsement would be a big get for any of the presidential contenders ahead of the Jan. 31 Florida primary — if only he were the giving kind.



Added by HispanicPro on January 24, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

21st Century Girl - Girl Scouts at 100

The Girls Scouts are turning 100 this year. One of the oldest and well-known organizations for girls is also one of the savviest marketers. From its annual promotion of its cookie sale to its upcoming anniversary float in the 2012 Rose Parade, it knows how to promote itself and its main mission: To build girls of courage, confidence and character. To its credit, the Girl…


Added by HispanicPro on January 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Is Romney´s Campaign Giving Up On Expanding The Latino Vote?

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign announced its first Spanish commercial on the same day that it proudly touted the endorsement by Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State and the brains behind all of the anti immigrant state laws that are so odious to most Latinos.

It does seem like a contradiction: one action is meant to attract and respect Latino voters, the other…


Added by HispanicPro on January 23, 2012 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

Latino businesses pump billions into Houston

Hispanics used to come to Houston with a dream of starting their own businesses. Today they come with the dream of expanding existing ventures by setting up shop in one of the country’s fastest-growing business meccas.

Indeed, the Hispanic business community is on a new fast track, fueled by sophisticated immigrants from Latin America who are banking that Houston’s…


Added by HispanicPro on January 20, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Daniella Guzman Joins NBC 5 Chicago News


(Chicago, January 19, 2012) Daniella Guzman is joining NBC 5 Chicago as co-anchor of NBC 5’s weekday morning newscasts starting in March, the station announced today.

“We are pleased to add Daniella to our news team,” said Frank Whittaker, Station Manager and Vice…


Added by HispanicPro on January 19, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Cultivating a Love for Reading in Your Child

by Lena Arnold

Copyright 2012

While shopping in the store the other day, I ran into an old friend. After talking for a few minutes I noticed my kids growing restless. “Hold on just a few more minutes, and then we will be on our way to the bookstore.” This sentence was met with squeals of joy and excitement. Their joy did not go unnoticed by my friend.…


Added by Infertility Press on January 18, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

The Brown Majority

Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Mississippi, and other states have recently enacted measures calling for stricter enforcement of existing immigration laws. Some of these measures even aim to deny birthright citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. These initiatives, overwhelmingly supported by Republicans, drive Hispanics to vote increasingly for the Democratic Party.…


Added by HispanicPro on January 17, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Hispanic Cub Scout pack comes to Columbia

Alejandra Abad likes to read fairy tales, dance along to her favorite artist, Selena Gomez, and practice cheerleading.

But every Sunday after the Spanish Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Alejandra, 9, joins a handful of boys bouncing around the courtyard outside. Wearing neckerchiefs and navy shirts, these Cub Scouts eagerly await their weekly…


Added by HispanicPro on January 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Macy's Mentors Minority Vendors

Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s (M) chief executive officer, has research showing that more than half the people in the biggest Macy’s urban markets—including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago—are Hispanic, African-American, and Asian. The chain already uses various tactics to woo minority shoppers, such as its deal to sell an exclusive line from rapper-turned-clothier Sean…


Added by HispanicPro on January 15, 2012 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Hispanic Adviser Is Promoted at White House

The White House said Tuesday that Cecilia Muñoz, who has led its efforts to overhaul immigration laws, had been named director of the Domestic Policy Council, making her one of President Obama’s chief advisers on a broad swath of issues, including education and gay rights.

Ms. Muñoz, the highest-ranking Hispanic in the White House, had served as director of…


Added by HispanicPro on January 15, 2012 at 10:48pm — No Comments

GOP beefs up Hispanic outreach as anti-immigration rhetoric intensifies

The Republican Party is beefing up its minority outreach nationwide and preparing to put its rising Latino stars on the campaign trail amid concerns that tough immigration rhetoric in the presidential primary is taking on an increasingly anti-Hispanic tone.

But immigrant-rights groups and some political watchers say the damage may be irreversible. They argue…


Added by HispanicPro on January 15, 2012 at 10:41pm — No Comments

More Latinos expanding their religious horizons

It's Sunday morning and evangelical churches are packed.

Pastors are preaching, Bibles are being read and churchgoers are singing.

In Spanish.

While the Catholic church is still the principal religion for Latinos, a growing number are bucking tradition and moving toward evangelism -- particularly among the younger generation.

"My mother is so…


Added by HispanicPro on January 13, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments

AT&T Receives High Rating for Inclusion of Hispanics

AT&T has received the highest rating for all telecommunication firms on the 2011 Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility's Corporate Inclusion Index (HACR CII). AT&T was one of only two companies to achieve a 95 rating, the highest in the 2011 HACR CII. The HACR CII rates Hispanic inclusion by Fortune 100 companies and its corporate partners in the areas of…


Added by HispanicPro on January 11, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments

The power of the Latina female vote in the upcoming 2012 elections

It is a known fact that there are more female voters during Presidential primary elections than male. The National Tequila party movement is female led and we intend on appealing to compassionate female voters throughout the country and to open minded college students in an effort to sway public opinion in support of humane and compassionate views with regard to the DREAM Act,…


Added by HispanicPro on January 11, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

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