May 2010 Blog Posts (21)

Siempre Mujer Magazine Panel Agrees: Latinas are Obsessed with Beauty

On May 19, Siempre Mujer magazine hosted a breakfast panel at Tribeca Cinemas in Manhattan to get to the heart of Latina beauty habits. The panel addressed key topics ranging from feelings about aging to brand loyalty.

Meredith Hispanic Ventures Vice President Ruth Gaviria moderated the discussion of experts including: Model, TV Personality and Author of Unforgettable You: Master the Elements of Style, Spirituality, and True Beauty… Continue

Added by News on May 31, 2010 at 1:52pm — No Comments

United Healthcare reaches out to Colorado Latinos

United Healthcare has launched a new group of health plans in Colorado as part of an effort to reach out to

Latinos and get them involved in their health care. The package of plans, called PlanBien, was fully introduced to Colorado in March. PlanBien also is available in Florida, Texas, California, Illinois, New Mexico and Arizona, though the plans are slightly different in each markeT.

In Colorado, PlanBien plans are offered through a partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of… Continue

Added by News on May 30, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Interracial marriage still rising, but not as fast

Melting pot or racial divide? The growth of interracial marriages is slowing among U.S.-born Hispanics and Asians. Still, blacks are substantially more likely than before to marry whites.The number of interracial marriages in the U.S. has risen 20 percent since 2000 to about 4.5 million, according to the latest census figures.

While still growing, that number is a marked drop-off from the 65 percent increase between 1990 and 2000.About 8 percent of U.S. marriages are mixed-race, up… Continue

Added by News on May 30, 2010 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Obama to Send 1,200 Guard Troops to Mexico Border

President Obama will send up to 1,200 National Guard troops to the Southwest border and increase spending on law enforcement, yielding to demands from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers there that border security be

tightened, administration officials said. Mr. Obama is expected to make the announcement Tuesday, the officials said, after a meeting with lawmakers.

Homeland Security officials said that the troops would provide support to law enforcement officers already… Continue

Added by News on May 25, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

PBS Program National Small Business Week with a Feature on Latina Entrepreneurs

The PBS program, “To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe” (the only woman-owned news analysis program on national television) is pleased to honor the contributions of all small business owners for National Small Business Week, which falls this year in late May. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed National Small

Business Week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of… Continue

Added by News on May 24, 2010 at 11:28pm — No Comments

The Stimulus Package: Where Did All the Money Go?

Has the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 — better known as the stimulus package, been a success? The answer, like so many others in Washington D.C. these days, has become political. Ever since the U.S. economy imploded two years ago, some 8 million American jobs have vanished.

Among the legions of clobbered companies across the land is New Bedford Panoramex, a 49-year-old airport lighting manufacturer. In the beginning months of the recession, owner Steven Ozuna was… Continue

Added by News on May 24, 2010 at 8:28am — No Comments

Minorities missed out on $19 million in city contracts in ’08: audit

African Americans, Hispanics, women and Asians were deprived of at least $19 million worth of construction contracts in 2008 alone because of “widespread” fraud, abuse and mismanagement of Chicago’s minority contracting program, an internal audit concluded today.

Inspector General Joe Ferguson compared actual participation in the city’s minority contracting program to statistics reported to the City Council by the city Department of Procurement Services. What he found was a program… Continue

Added by News on May 24, 2010 at 8:21am — No Comments

Arizona immigration law hits Latino businesses

A month ago, Efrain Gaytan's Mexican diner was bustling with migrant workers wolfing down a breakfast of eggs and burritos before they headed out to work as landscapers and day laborers across west Phoenix.But around 8 a.m. all but three tables are empty as customers rattled by Arizona's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants stay away -- even though the law does not go into effect until July.

"Before, there would have been a… Continue

Added by News on May 19, 2010 at 6:07am — No Comments

UTSA ranks No. 4 in nation in bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics

The University of Texas at San Antonio ranks No. 4 in the nation in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students and No. 12 nationally in the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanics, according to the May 2010 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine. The magazine surveyed the 2008-2009 academic year of the Top 100 predominantly Hispanic-serving colleges and universities in the United States and… Continue

Added by News on May 18, 2010 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Powerade ad focuses on U.S. Hispanics

Powerade is about to start its first advertising and marketing campaign aimed at Hispanic consumers in the United States. The Coca-Cola Co.’s sports drink product said the campaign -- called Powerade Latino -- will feature Guillermo "Memo" Ochoa, goalkeeper for the Mexican national soccer team.

The ads will coincide with the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, which Atlanta-based Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) sponsors. Recently, FIFA…


Added by News on May 17, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments

Hispanics research new media in Dallas business conference

David Saucedo, a conservative Christian rapper from Waco who performs under the name Polatik, wants to learn how to start a community blog and become more publicity savvy. So this week he attended the first national Hispanic PR and Social Marketing Conference in Dallas.

"I've learned so many statistics about the Hispanic market," Saucedo said Wednesday at the conference at the Sheraton Dallas. About 300 people…


Added by News on May 17, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Latino Credit Union celebrates its 10 year anniversary

On May 23, 2010, the Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU) will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in an event open to the Credit Union’s members. The event will be hosted in the Durham Armory and will have as main speakers Ms. Gabriela Zabala, Director of the Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs for the NC governor’s office, and Mr. Carlos Flores Vizcarra, Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh.

Latino Credit Union celebrates 10 years of providing a full range of affordable and…


Added by News on May 13, 2010 at 4:52pm — No Comments

After immigration crackdown, Arizona targets ethnic studies

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signed a controversial law this week targeting ethnic studies classes in public schools. In the wake of international reaction to the state’s illegal-immigration law, Arizona is once again roiling the Latino community and stirring up issues of racial identity, national pride, and respect.

The new law threatens to withhold 10 percent of state funding from any school district or charter school that offers classes that are designed for one particular…


Added by News on May 13, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Program eases path to college for Hispanics

A group of high school and middle school students recently got a glimpse at their potential scholastic futures. First, they have to take the first step.

Representatives from the PASOS al Futuro program, which translates to "steps toward the future," visited Lennard High on May 4.

The program was established in the Hillsborough County school district in 2005 and seeks to improve the college readiness among Hispanic students by demystifying the college admission and… Continue

Added by News on May 12, 2010 at 12:04am — No Comments

'Hispanic Achievers' license plate could sail to approval

Lawmakers pass proposal; Hispanic heritage tag on its way to governor.

A proposed license plate that would allow drivers to express pride in Florida's Hispanic heritage could become available soon to many of the 3.8 million Latinos who call the state home.

The "Hispanic Achievers" plate made it to the short list of several tags attached to bills passed by the Legislature. It is heading… Continue

Added by News on May 11, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Side by Side, but Divided Over Immigration

As the Arizona Legislature steamed ahead with the most stringent immigration enforcement bill in the country this year, this state’s House of Representatives was unanimously passing a resolution recognizing the economic benefits of illegal immigrants.

While the Arizona police will check driver’s licenses and other documents to root out illegal immigrants, New Mexico allows illegal residents to obtain driver’s licenses as a public safety… Continue

Added by News on May 11, 2010 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Latin Grammy Nominee electrotango band Tanghetto live in Chicago on Thursday, 20 May 2010, Alhambra Palace Chicago

Chicago Tango Week and ARTango Center Chicago presents......

Latin Grammy Nominee electrotango band Tanghetto live in Chicago on Thursday, 20 May 2010.

Event times:

Doors open at 7:30

Concert at 8:30

Milonga (Social dancing) from 10:30-2 AM

Prices: $20 online and $25 at the door

17 & up

Buy tickets online: …

Added by Maria Alferov on May 5, 2010 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Hutchinson Center receives $10.24 million from NIH for Latina breast cancer research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $10.24 million to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to lead a five-year study that aims to understand and prevent breast cancer disparities in Hispanic women. The Hutchinson Center is among 10 institutions nationwide to receive funding as part of the NIH Centers for Population Health and

Health Disparities program, which is launching a major new effort to understand and address inequities associated with two leading causes of death in the… Continue

Added by News on May 3, 2010 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Don't boycott New York tea

A New York-based beverage company finds itself in the middle of the controversy over a new immigration law, simply because it shares its name with the state where the law was enacted.

An initiative apparently started on the Internet asks people to boycott the AriZona Beverage Co. because of claims the new immigration law in that state will unfairly target Hispanics. But Don Vultaggio, chairman of the Woodbury-based beverage maker, says it has always been a New York company.… Continue

Added by News on May 2, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Immigration issue cuts both ways for Democrats

I hold these truths to be self-evident:

1. The Phillies are toast in '10 unless they find a closer.

2. Sandra Bullock deserves far better than a tattooed biker.

3. In a volatile election year, the politicians in D.C. would rather detonate grenades in their mouths than tackle the immigration issue.

I'd bet that Democrats and Republicans alike would rather talk baseball or celebrity gossip; unfortunately, they're stuck these days with a hot political issue that has… Continue

Added by News on May 2, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments

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