August 2012 Blog Posts (29)

MundoFox hopes to grab Latino viewers from rivals Univision and Telemundo

A quarter century ago, Fox figured there was room for more than just three big TV networks. It created Fox Broadcasting, which would redefine television with shows such as "Married ... With Children," "The Simpsons," "24" and "American Idol."

Now, Fox is hoping to stage an encore.

Rupert Murdoch's company on Monday unveiled MundoFox, a new Spanish-language…

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Added by HispanicPro on August 13, 2012 at 9:46am — No Comments

Sesame Street to incorporate new Hispanic character

So you grew up watching Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird, and now you want to be friends with Rosita, Luis and Maria.

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If you are a bilingual actor or actress between the ages of 18 and 25, this may be the chance of a lifetime: "Sesame Street" is looking for a new Hispanic character.

The producers of "Sesame Street" told The Associated…

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Added by HispanicPro on August 9, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Children of U.S. born Latinas more likely to get retina cancer

In a large epidemiologic study, researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center found that babies of U.S.-born Latinas are at higher risk for retinoblastoma — a malignant tumor of the retina which typically occurs before the age of 6 — than children of Mexico-born mothers.

The study, which focused on infants born in California, also found that children of older…

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Added by HispanicPro on August 9, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments

More Latinas leveraging Social Media for Entrepreneurial Success

When many of us think of starting a business, we think of a long road ahead, a lot of sacrifice, and of course – the burning question – how to secure access to capital.

Every start up business requires seed money – some more than others. Interestingly enough, leveraging digital media to start an online business may be more affordable than one may think and I’m…

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Added by HispanicPro on August 7, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Latinos on the Rise

There’s enormous and warranted attention in news reports this morning to Ted Cruz’s apparent double-digit victory over the Texas lieutenant governor, David Dewhurst, in that state’s Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat. It was a headlines-grabbing, come-from-behind trouncing, and the reports focus specifically, and rightly, on what it says about the continued…

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Added by HispanicPro on August 7, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

Hispanic Group Claims a Marriage of Cultures is Creating a New Standard in the U.S.

Everyone knows that yellow and blue make green ... but what do Latino and non-Latino make? For starters, it's causing a new dynamic called interculturization—the interaction and marriage of different cultures.

Hispanic Group claims that the Latino craze that has been sweeping the nation for the past decade is causing this phenomenon, which is having a dramatic…

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Added by HispanicPro on August 7, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Federal Latino and disability employment increases

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released two reports regarding diversity in federal employment that should not escape notice in the Federal Eye.

The reports on Hispanics and people with disabilities, released in late July, show noteworthy increases in employment, particularly among Latinos in the Senior Executive Service.

The percentage of new SES hires who are Hispanic jumped to 5.4 percent in fiscal 2011, from 2.7 percent the year before, a significant increase. The…

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Added by HispanicPro on August 7, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Cultural Competency Key to Meeting the Health Needs of Latino Veterans

Unlike other U.S. wars, the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have relied on a relatively small number of volunteers deployed multiple times. This combination puts an extreme mental toll on the women and men who serve and has put a spotlight on the increase in post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, cases among service members. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs…

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Added by HispanicPro on August 7, 2012 at 9:50am — No Comments

Julian Castro, Latino mayor of San Antonio, to keynote DNC convention

Eight summers ago, a fresh faced politician took to the podium for a keynote address at the Democratic convention that launched him onto the national stage and a path to the White House.

Among the viewers of then Sen. Barack Obama's national debut was Julian Castro, now mayor of San Antonio, who will follow in Obama’s footsteps as keynote speaker at the Democratic…

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Added by HispanicPro on August 1, 2012 at 1:08pm — No Comments

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