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In my last two HuffPost entries I addressed the stellar showing of Hispanics in the
2010 Census: 50 million strong, accounting for more than half the population growth in the United States over the past decade, and making staggering gains in crucial states like Texas and California as well as traditionally non-Hispanic states like North Carolina, Ohio and…
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As women grow older, the risk of heart disease and stroke rises and it keeps rising with age, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). But it can also, nonetheless, hit young women in their 20s or 30s, if the right precautions aren't taken.
One of the biggest reasons for heart problems in the Latino community is diabetes. A little over 13 percent of Latinas…
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Latinos benefit from antidepressants like everybody else — only they do not use them nearly as often. The trick is getting past some cultural barriers.
A study appearing in the March-April issue of General Hospital Psychiatry confirms that the stigma of mental illness, poor communication with physicians and the underuse of antidepressants all play a major part in delaying the recovery of Latinos from depression.
The study authors followed the recovery of 220 Latinos who…
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Hispanic children now for the first time make up the majority of Texas public school students, the Associated Press is reporting. The story notes that Texas Education Agency officials say Latinos make up 50.2% of Texas' 4.9 million public school students. This trend is only expected to continue. White students are expected to continue following a trend of declining…Continue
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March 21, 2011
Chicago, IL – The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) recognized St. Augustine College’s contributions to the educational development of Chicago residents by presenting the college with the Community Leadership Award at its…Continue
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President Barack Obama has designated Marty Castro as the Chairperson of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. A unanimous vote of the Commission approved the President's designation of Mr. Castro as the Chairperson at its regular business meeting on March 11, 2011.
Mr. Castro becomes the eighth chairperson of the Commission since…
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With several risk factors affecting local young Latinas at disproportionate rates, Saturday's Soy Unica! Soy Latina! rally had an important goal: Helping girls make smart decisions.
The rally, organized annually by Latinas Unidas, attracted more than 150 girls to the University of Rochester for a Saturday morning mix of fun and serious business.
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The Spanish-language soap topped Univision and English-language broadcast networks in the adults 18-34 demo in its time period Tuesday.
It's not a good sign when a Spanish-language soap tops English-language broadcast networks. That's what happened Tuesday night at 10 p.m. with Telemundo's La Reina del Sur. The program was No. 1 in its time slot in the adults 18-49…
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MacArthur, Boeing, Others Provide $500,000+ for New Business Model for Arts Organizations
CHICAGO—The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), embarking upon its third decade as the world’s first year-round presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, has announced the establishment of the Collaborative Space for Sustainable Development (CSSD—working title), which will serve as a shared, affordable and eventually self-sufficient education, rehearsal and…
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Inland Southern California's booming Hispanic population has spurred the growth of new business serving the Latino community, but it is also changing the cultural and economic landscape in broader ways as companies seek to tap into the community's growing economic clout.
New Census data show Hispanic residents made up nearly 2 million of the Inland Empire's…
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If it seems like the rest of the world is getting richer, it's true, it is.
The world's wealthiest people had a record-breaking good year in 2011, says Forbes magazine, which released its list of the globe's billionaires. During the year, 214 people became billionaires, bringing the world's total to 1,210 people holding $4.5 trillion. These billionaires'…
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Despite "significant" job growth in sectors with high Hispanic participation, Latinos face ever greater job insecurity, according to a report released Monday by the National Council of La Raza.
While Latinos "are making important contributions to the industries that are helping drive our economic recovery," they remain "in a precarious position when it comes to…
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