While there can be debate about what it means, the unassailable fact is that Latino -owned businesses in the United States are growing at a blistering pace — in fact more than twice the national average. This trend has been sustained for at least the last decade and manifests itself both in the growing number and size of Latino- owned businesses. During the latest…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 28, 2011 at 11:22pm — No Comments
Life hasn't been good, and Hispanics have suffered the same fate as the much of the general population: persistent unemployment, political uncertainty and a deep sense of dejection. But as a group, their fate was worse: according to the Department of Labor, last month, when the…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 27, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments
Obviously Janice Min, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter (THR), never got the memo. My memo, that is. The one I wrote to Xana Antunes, editor of Crain’s New York Business, after the magazine published its list of “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” and only featured a total of three non-white women and not one single Latina.
The current THR “Women in…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 26, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
With celery and oregano for her chicken and dumplings, a can of fruit cocktail for a healthy yet tasty snack, crushed red pepper and a pig's head for her tamales, Martinez's…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 21, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments
Just in time for the holidays, the flower experts at FTD(R) have launched a Spanish language version of the FTD.COM website making it easy for Spanish speakers to find the perfect gift for everyone on their gift lists. The website is now live at http://es.ftd.com .
"We have long recognized the importance of the Hispanic market to the…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 21, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments
The government's decision to reinforce its rules for one birth control pill is causing controversy among the Latino community.
The Plan-B pill, otherwise known as the "morning after pill,” can lower the chance of a pregnancy by nearly 90-percent if taken 24-hours after unprotected sex. But some say keeping this pill prescription-based will only add to a growing…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 17, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
The Hispanic market in the U.S. is growing at an impressive rate. The U.S. Census reports that Hispanics are the fastest-growing demographic segment in the U.S . By 2050 Hispanics will account for 30% of the nation’s population. It’s no wonder that companies are putting a significant amount of their budgets towards engaging them in a meaningful way. Companies like Old Navy…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 16, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments
After a career working as an accountant for other firms, Aguilar, 61, has another reason to be optimistic. In the 14 years that he's lived in southwest Minnesota, he's watched Worthington's Latino population grow to some 4,500 residents now,…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 14, 2011 at 1:08am — No Comments
Just two months after striking a major content partnership with Univision, Hulu is now doubling down on its Spanish-speaking audience within the U.S.: The site announced this morning that it has brokered deals with 11 Spanish-language content partners. Content from these new partners, as well as existing partners, will be presented in a dedicated Spanish-language section on…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 13, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments
Among the most recent initiatives is a new publication, Cosmopolitan Latina, that will start publishing in May and will be aimed at American-born Latin women who are bicultural and…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 12, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments
Social Security Administration is announcing new services that will benefit our Spanish-speaking community in applying for their Social Security benefits.
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency’s most popular online services, the applications for retirement and Medicare and for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs, are now available in Spanish. The new online services are available at…Continue
Added by Andrew Salata on December 8, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments
As the principal of Nobel Elementary School in Chicago, Manuel Adrianzen had no trouble recruiting 16 girls in sixth to eighth grades to attend a recent Saturday workshop aimed at inspiring math- and science-loving Latinas.
But, to Adrianzen, getting their male classmates fired up about math and science remains a far more formidable challenge.
Added by HispanicPro on December 7, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments
In a room full of highly engaged and motivated entrepreneurs, Nely Galan, former Telemundo President and media powerhouse, proclaimed, "Latinas are starting more businesses at a faster rate than they are getting married!" This was one of the most resonating phrases of the Coca-Cola Adelante Tour which took place this past Saturday in Santa Monica,…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 7, 2011 at 11:58am — No Comments
The number of babies born to Hispanics dropped below 1 million in 2010, a nearly 11 percent 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…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 7, 2011 at 11:52am — No Comments
Latino immigration is reshaping entire neighborhoods throughout the country, and sparking new community trends. The vibrant culture of many of these neighborhoods-- their rich music, art and traditional food from all over Latin America-- has become a lure for thousands of tourists.
Take Visit el Barrio , a campaign promoting Spanish Harlem, also known as El…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 6, 2011 at 11:19pm — No Comments
The Latino jobless rate held at 11.4 percent in November, the same it was in October. The national unemployment rate, however, dropped 0.4 percentage points to 8.6 -- from 9 percent the previous…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 6, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments
Throughout it all, her mother and grandmother insisted education was the way. So she kept at it, eventually finding her way to CSU Monterey Bay, where she'll graduate next…Continue
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