Iowans for Social and Economic Development received a $200,000 grant from an agency that supports efforts to reduce poverty and help people build sustainable lives. The grant, which will be handed out over the next…Continue
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Adelante Movement founder Nely Galan, author Sandra Cisneros and Nell Merlino, founder of the “Count Me In” nonprofit, are wrapping up the three day LATISM Conference with a free forum Saturday afternoon at the Hyatt Regency.
The Adelante Movement is about personal, economic and…Continue
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But while many Latinos still flock to television sets to watch the network’s plot-heavy telenovelas, live sporting events and news, a growing segment of the population is also viewing media on mobile devices like…Continue
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Spanish speaking Hispanic women in the United States are less likely to receive epidurals during childbirth, when compared to English speaking Latinas and non-Hispanic white women, and according to a new study from Northwestern University, language barriers may play a key role in the pain management disparity. This is just one more health disparity observed among the Hispanic…Continue
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Since the beginning of the debates, the election has taken on a bit of a “tortoise and the hare” feel. Many of us tuned in to the first debate expecting to see Obama beating Romney by leaps and bounds, wooing voters with the superior intellect and charisma that won him the 2008 election. Instead, both conservatives and liberals agree he “phoned it in,” looking as if staying…Continue
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Early this year, President Barack Obama selected Telemundo Denver for a one-on-one interview. In September, he selected Univision Colorado. During the summer, the president gave Denver’s KBNO a 15-minute live interview.
The last time I counted, Mitt Romney's campaign had at least 15 Spanish-language videos on its YouTube page, and had commissioned Craig Romney as…Continue
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Aldrete joins HPGM with a strong background in nonprofit administration, events and sponsorship, and developmental programs. Her background includes work in the private and public sectors.…Continue
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Beer sales tanked after the 2008 economic crisis. The industry is still in a rut, growing just 2 percent last year, after shrinking the year before.
But brewers have seen sales of imported beers in the United States spike by…Continue
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According to the 2010 Census, of the 308.7 million people in the United States, 16% are of Hispanic or Latino origin. Hispanics accounted for 29% of the population in the West.
Hispanic spending power was estimated at $1.2 trillion last year by HispanTelligence, and by the end of this year, Hispanic spending power is expected to be more than 15%…Continue
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When an executive producer for Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess said that Sofia is Disney’s first Latina princess, he was, unbeknownst to him, setting in motion a multi-layered discussion on Latina identity, what constitutes “Latina looks” and a crush of celebration and criticism.
As the story took on a life of its own, Disney felt they had to come out with a…Continue
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Latinos in higher education; we’re finally making it happen. The image that comes to mind is of Edward James Olmos in Stand and Deliver, grinning from ear to ear, fist-pumping with one arm in the air. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, Latinos are now, for the first time, the largest minority group among the nation’s four-year college and university students. And for the…Continue
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As our country celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s not difficult to find areas where this nation continues to benefit from the significant contributions of the Hispanic immigrants who’ve come to our shores.
Just last week, Americans witnessed Venezuelan-born Miguel Cabrera capture baseball’s Triple Crown, becoming only the 15th Major League Baseball player to ever…Continue
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America’s Latinos are among the most active users of mobile communications among all demographic groups in the United States, according to the report, "Hispanic Broadband Access: Making the Most of the Mobile, Connected Future" [PDF]. In fact, the report by the Hispanic Institute and Mobile Future revealed that 50.5 million Hispanics living in the U.S. today are increasingly…Continue
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"Teresa Rey is one of the millions of mothers across the nation who carefully watched the first presidential debate of 2012. It is fair to say that Rey felt frustrated with the moderator’s lack of questions around family economic-security issues.
Questions about unfair wages for mothers, the high price of childcare and the lack of paid leave to care for children and the…Continue
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The number of undergraduates on public campuses is increasing even as the state’s high school population is slowly declining.
“The data tell an important story, namely…Continue
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September 15th marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. With a population that has reached over 50 million, Hispanics are the fastest growing class of citizens in the United States. Accordingly, they also represent the most significant growth pattern of small business owners in the country. Hispanic-owned businesses comprised 59.8 % of all businesses in El Paso,…Continue
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Karen Mills, chief administrator with the Small Business Administration, said on Tuesday that a new pilot program by the SBA and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will help connect local lenders with Hispanic business owners.
Combining resources will generate new opportunities for Hispanic entrepreneurs, as well as “drive competitiveness and innovation, and…Continue
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A recent Pew Hispanic Center report on trends in Latino voter participation counts a record 24 million Latinos as eligible to vote in November’s presidential election (11 percent of all potential voters). It also finds that Latinos are particularly important in several battleground states. Their rising numbers and geographic concentration suggest that how and if Latinos vote…Continue
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Telemundo Media announced today it named Chris McDonnell to President and General Manager, Telemundo Chicago WSNS. The announcement was made by Manuel Abud, President, Telemundo Station Group, to whom McDonnell will report.
In this role, McDonnell will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of WSNS. He will direct and manage all aspects of the…Continue
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