As part of its efforts to promote equity in health and health care, the Aetna Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Aetna (NYS: AET) , has bestowed a $130,000 grant on the New York-based Hispanic Federation. The funds will be used to launch the organization's pilot program that will engage Brooklyn teenagers in the drive to improve Latino health outcomes and reduce health…Continue
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"What I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I'm promoting. And I want to move that forward as quickly as possible."
Didn't happen. When Ramos interviewed Obama on Thursday, he brought up "the Obama promise."…Continue
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When Mexican rock band Mana surpassed Britney Spears' record for the most sold-out shows at Staples Center, few media outlets in Los Angeles covered it.
Timothy J. Leiweke, president…Continue
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The move was at the advice of a friend.
Five months ago, he opened his doors, and things have been busy.
"My friend said Hardy Street was a pretty good spot. Right now, things are going good," said Hernandez, whose business sells new…Continue
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He'd started small, in 2003, launching his fledgling promotional products firm shortly after completing a dual undergraduate-graduate degree program at the University of Texas. As he cobbled together an increasingly diverse list of clients around Central Texas, his business…Continue
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Mitt Romney's struggles in earning Latino support have been well-documented throughout the campaign. But what gets less attention is the drastic gap in support for Romney and President Barack Obama among Latina women.
According to a tracking poll from the firm Latino Decisions, Latina women prefer Obama to Romney by an astounding 53-point gap.
Romney has spent…Continue
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September 20, 2012 – HispanicPro and the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM), announce a new partnership to cross promote networking and business opportunities between Chicago and Milwaukee professional Latinos. “Both networks stand to benefit from expanding connections across state lines while sharing resources for the professional development of its members”,…Continue
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To say that Hispanic consumers play an important role in the US economy is an understatement. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, Hispanics represent the majority of the population growth in 33 states. The 2010 Census documents 38.7 million Hispanics in 33 states (…Continue
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Yet whites are still largely concentrated in schools with other whites, leaving the largest minority groups — black and Latino students — isolated in classrooms, according to a new analysis of…Continue
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Little in the nation’s annual tabulation of disadvantage released by the Census Bureau last week can be described as encouraging. But, there was one sliver of good news for a population very hard hit by the Great Recession.
Latinos were the only ethnic or racial group in the United States that saw the share of people living in poverty decline. Latino poverty slid to 25.3…Continue
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Does not speaking Spanish make someone a “fake” Latino?
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro was headlined across the country as the first Latino keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention earlier this month, but the Mexican-American’s lack of Spanish fluency has sparked some debate within the Latino community.
While introducing “the Democrats’…Continue
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Cancer has surpassed heart disease to become the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the United States, according to an American Cancer Society report released Monday.
Every three years since 2000, scientists at the cancer society have published Cancer Facts and Figures for Hispanics/Latinos. Such studies provide data that help develop an efficient…Continue
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On the day Mitt Romney is speaking to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, new numbers out from the polling firm Latino Decisions this morning show that his gender gap extends to Latina voters as well:
With seven weeks until the election Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s potential gender gap with women faces a new hurdle in the Latino community, as…Continue
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Latinos are growing in power and influence. Census numbers show Latinos are the nation's largest minority population, moving front and center in U.S. political discourse, innovation, and pop culture.
Hispanics have become a potent force in virtually every…Continue
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Spanish-language network Univision will broadcast the forums "to discuss education and the future of the Hispanic community."
Both of the "Meet the Candidates" events - Sept. 19…Continue
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Enterprises launched by Hispanics represent the fastest-growing segment among U.S. small businesses, rising to about 3 million, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce says, giving Hispanic policymakers, activists, and corporate executives converging this week in Washington much to discuss.
From 2002 to 2007, for instance, the number of Hispanic-owned companies grew by…Continue
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For the 10th consecutive year, Verizon has been named to the Latina Style 50, LATINA Style magazine’s annual list of the best companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S. Verizon’s strong commitment to diversity and inclusion earned the company the No. 3 rating on the list, up from No. 8 in 2011.
One of the most respected sources of employment and career information for…Continue
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Despite some gains, the digital divide more broadly affects Latinos than nearly any other demographic group in the U.S. While public policy efforts and outreach campaigns seem to have had only a modest effect on improving the matter, a number of nonprofit organizations are working diligently to create a new generation of tech-savvy Latinos.
A recent report from the…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on September 12, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments
Hispanic population growth and improved high school completion rates helped Latino young people become the largest minority group on U.S. college campuses, according to a Pew Hispanic report released Monday.
The center's analysis of census data shows more than 2 million Hispanics ages 18 to 24 were enrolled in college last year, making up a record 16.5 percent share of…Continue
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LATINA Style Magazine has named Sodexo, Inc., as one of the Top 50 U.S. companies in its annual LATINA Style 50 Report. The winners were announced this week and Sodexo is featured in the magazine's August edition. The LATINA Style 50 Report is a comprehensive annual study of the fifty best companies for Latinas to work for in the United States, and is the most respected…Continue
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