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November 2011 Blog Posts (22)

Latinos Will Increasingly Shape Health and Beauty Care Market Growth

Between 2000 and 2009, aggregate spending by Latino consumer units on personal care products and services grew from $5.3 billion to $7.5 billion, an increase of 41%, according to The Latino Health and Beauty Care Market, a just-released report from Packaged Facts. In contrast, spending by non-Latino consumer units on personal care products and services grew by only…


Added by HispanicPro on November 30, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

Hispanic households grow, accounting for more than half of new homeowners

Hispanic households accounted for more than half of the nation's homeowners in the third quarter, evidence of the potential purchasing power of Latinos during the housing recovery.

According to Census Bureau data provided by Alejandro Becerra, former senior housing fellow at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the number of Hispanic owner-occupiers grew…


Added by HispanicPro on November 29, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments

Barack Obama's Hispanic Support Erodes, Cutting His Edge in Florida

Amid angst over illegal immigration, President Barack Obama is losing support among Hispanic voters, complicating his re-election chances in Florida, a new Quinnipiac Poll shows.

Obama carried the Sunshine State in 2008 with the help of Hispanics, but that support is softening here and elsewhere.

A national Quinnipiac poll conducted Nov. 14-20 shows the…


Added by HispanicPro on November 29, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments

Improving Access to Healthy Food for Chicago’s Latinos, African-Americans

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center has received a $850,000 grant to address health disparities in Chicago.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded the one-year grant, which builds on previous funding to UIC’s Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities to help reduce…


Added by HispanicPro on November 29, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

Poor economy slows Hispanic birthrate

The number of babies born to Hispanics dropped below 1 million in 2010, a nearly 11% drop since 2007 that reflects the tough times.

Fewer people of all backgrounds are having babies because of economic concerns but the sharpest drop is among Hispanics, a booming population that contributes almost a quarter of all U.S. births and half of its population…


Added by HispanicPro on November 28, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving HispanicPro members!



May you be in the company of friends and family on this day of giving thanks. Please include in your thoughts the service men and women abroad who fight to protect our freedom, so that we may…


Added by HispanicPro on November 24, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

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Added by tselone on November 23, 2011 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Latinos fall 2nd Minority Victims to Diabetes

During the month of November health care organizations advocate to better educating the communities across the nation on diabetes as part of the American Diabetes Month. Worldwide Diabetes Day was observed during November 14th.

The United States Department of Health Human Services (USDHHS) reports that diabetes is documented to be the sixth (6) leading cause of…


Added by HispanicPro on November 22, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Senator Iris Martinez writes the foreword to From the Barrio to the Board Room 2nd Edition

Robert Renteria's story needs to be heard. Young people are living in neighborhoods with more violence than ever before and gangs havebecome a routine part of the environment. For some of our young people, survival is all they know. We have to show them that there is more. We have to encourage them to look beyond, and have a sense of the future and look to where they want to…


Added by HispanicPro on November 17, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Chicago Latinos pay more in taxes than they get from the government

Despite a widespread belief to the contrary, Chicago-area Latinos pay substantially more in local taxes than they collect in education and other government services, according to a study being released on Wednesday by the University of Notre Dame.

The report by the university's Institute for Latino Studies says Hispanics pay $4.3 billion in direct sales,…


Added by HispanicPro on November 16, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

Local Latinos provide boost to the economy

The Chicago area’s Latino population is becoming an increasingly vital contributor to the local economy, disputing a perception that Latinos tend to take more than they contribute to society, a new report claims.

And with the Latino population expected to provide 25 percent of the Chicago metropolitan area’s total workforce by 2015, the city’s future prosperity…


Added by HispanicPro on November 16, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Businesses Change Names To Appeal To Latino And Non-Latino Customers

McLeod Mortuary in Escondido, Calif., not far from the U.S.-Mexico border, recently became more Latino-friendly by changing its name to Funeria Del Angel after more than 80 years in the funeral and cremation business.

Beaner Coffee, with 77 stores in Michigan and eight other states, changed its name to Biggby Coffee to avoid offending people of Mexican…


Added by HispanicPro on November 14, 2011 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

Latinos still back Obama but don't know GOP candidates, poll shows

If the presidential election were today, Latino voters would support President Obama over his GOP opponent -- whomever that may be -- by a wide two-to-one margin, according to a new Univision/Latino Decisions poll.

Still, the poll suggests there's an opening for Republicans to make inroads with Latinos, a voting bloc that's increasing in importance. Latinos are…


Added by HispanicPro on November 14, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

New Futuro "Road to College" Workshop presented by Allstate

The New Futuro Summit presented by Allstate is planned to be the largest one-day college-prep fair in the Midwest. Parents and students will learn how to prepare, apply and pay for college while avoiding the mistakes that may hurt their chances for success. The summit includes bilingual representatives from over 50 organizations, 30 bilingual workshops throughout the…


Added by HispanicPro on November 11, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

10 reasons companies fail to reach Latinos

In my experience working with Fortune 500 companies, I have found 10 reasons why management teams fail to capture a significant share of Hispanic consumers.

1. There is no company-wide alignment on making the Hispanic market a strategic initiative

Halfhearted efforts result in failure because they lack the rigor and discipline applied to every other…


Added by HispanicPro on November 9, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Names New Executive Director: Jessica González-Rojas

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) has named Jessica González-Rojas as the organization’s new Executive Director.

González-Rojas has been a leader in progressive movements for 15 years and has been a prominent national voice in the reproductive health and rights movement for five years, most recently as NLIRH’s deputy director. She has…


Added by HispanicPro on November 9, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

America Ferrera heads to Chicago

In the history of Hollywood, is America Ferrera the only young actress to have launched a successful career by hitching herself to the word “ugly”?

A 27-year-old Californian actress with no formal training, Ferrera made her name as the star of Ugly Betty, the hit American television comedy series which followed her frumpy character’s unlikely rise at a New…


Added by HispanicPro on November 8, 2011 at 11:24am — No Comments

Latino Student Success: A Key Driver on the Road to Goal 2025

Latinos are the fastest-growing student population in America and a new effort is now focused on leveraging the critical connection between their educational attainment and the future of our national economy. Today, Lumina Foundation launches a collaborative partnership designed to strengthen ventures in key metropolitan areas that show promise in improving the…


Added by HispanicPro on November 8, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Unilever Helps Hispanics Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle

As part of its commitment to the Hispanic community, Unilever proudly continues its partnership with local independent retailers in Southern California and the Southern California Youth Soccer Organization (SCYSO) to help promote a healthier lifestyle among under-served youth by introducing the Disfruta de la Pasion de la Vida (Enjoy Life's Passion) program.



Added by HispanicPro on November 7, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

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Added by Adam T Barrera on November 3, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

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