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Latinos pin hopes of immigration reform on Obama

Barack Obama borrowed more from the immigrant labour movement than just a slogan.

Just as Latinos historically had marched for worker rights to the chants of "Yes, we can," ("Si, se puede"), they organised and stumped by the thousands this year to help elect Obama.

Although they initially leaned more toward Hillary Clinton, Latinos threw support to Obama by 67% nationwide, increasing their turnout, delivering several key states and gaining clout in the Democratic party.… Continue

Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Latina business owner creates success with work ethic

Yolanda Cuevas is living proof that the American dream is obtainable.

Founder, president and CEO of Cuevas Distribution Inc., a laboratory, medical and safety supply distribution company in Fort Worth, Cuevas is recognized as a pioneer in her industry and has captured nearly every top honor for her business acumen. Region III of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce and the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have… Continue

Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Ethnic grocery stores offer taste of home or something new

The smell of spicy meat permeates the tiny grocery store on Main and Racine streets.

Brimming shelves offer canned goods with brand names such as “Goya” and “La Morena,” along with spices and produce you don’t find at your average grocery store.

Customers murmur “perdoname” or “excuse me” as they squeeze through the narrow aisles to order chorizo sausage from the butcher or pick up some fresh tomatillos.

Soccer jerseys… Continue

Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Brochure on preventing breast cancer targets young Latinas

An informative brochure about breast cancer, written in Spanish and English, has been produced to reach a growing young Latina audience in Marin County.

The effort is a collaboration between Zero Breast Cancer, a Marin-based nonprofit organization, and the Novato Youth Wellness Collaborative.

The target audience, said Zero Breast Cancer's Susan Schwartz, is Latina students and young women who might not know about preventative… Continue

Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Black Republicans Ponder Their Future

With the election of former Democratic Sen. Barack Obama as president of the United States with overwhelming support from communities of color – 95 percent among Black voters and over 65 percent among Latinos – many Black Republicans, in contemplating their future, also are reflecting on their place in a party that critics say has always marginalized them.

Leading the way is former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele who has decided to run for chairman of the Republican National… Continue

Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 7:59pm — No Comments

YWCA survey reveals women's priorities for Obama

More than three-fourths of young women, those ages 18-29 and known as Generation Y, want incoming President Barack Obama to make civil rights and racial justice top priorities of his administration, a survey says.

While Obama's election as the nation's first black president was interpreted by many as a sign of racial progress, findings in the survey done for YWCA USA suggest that much work remains to be done.

The survey, which was to be formally released Monday, also found… Continue

Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Attacks against Latinos increasing, FBI reports

In a Pennsylvania coal-mining town last July, four high-school football players were accused of shouting ethnic slurs at a Mexican immigrant before a brawl erupted and Luis Ramirez, 25, was killed.

Three of the teens were charged with ethnic intimidation, and the attack became part of a growing category of crimes reported in the U.S.: hate attacks against Hispanics.

Attacks on Hispanics grew 40 percent from 2003 to 2007, outpacing the estimated 16 percent increase in the… Continue

Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Hispanic Businesses Thrive In Detroit, Despite Poor Economy

Michigan has the highest outbound migration of any state in the country, and at 8.5 percent claims the nation's highest average annual unemployment. Commerce overall has posted dramatic losses, yet business within the state’s Hispanic community is flourishing. READ FULL STORY

Added by News on November 20, 2008 at 11:51am — No Comments

Hoy Chicago : La reforma migratoria y Barack Obama

19 de noviembre, 2008

Barack Obama no es aún el Presidente de Estados Unidos, pero las especulaciones ya crece sobre las decisiones que tomará. El país no sólo se encuentra en una de las crisis económicas más graves de su historia, sino que también está entre dos guerras.

Los demócratas llevan ocho años esperando volver a liderar el Gobierno y remediar el desastre que dejó el presidente George W. Bush. Empezarán por la economía y la política fiscal, la guerra de Irak, el… Continue

Added by Rebecca Sanchez on November 19, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Latinos in Danger

We all know someone like Marcelo Lucero—an immigrant who was working hard, sending money home to help his family in Ecuador, dreaming of returning to the country he left but already long settled and accustomed to a nation that has benefited from generations of men and women like him.

This was lost on the gang of youths that hunted for “a Mexican,” as reported, surrounded Lucero and who one of them killed last Saturday in Patchogue, Long Island.… Continue

Added by News on November 19, 2008 at 1:09am — No Comments

Spain turns to Latinos to fill military ranks

They're soldiers like any others, enduring the grind of military life and sometimes risking their own as peacekeepers in hot spots like Afghanistan. But these troops defend a flag that is not their own.

Spain has struggled to recruit soldiers since it abolished the draft in 2000 and created an all-professional army.

At one point it even lowered the IQ threshold for enlistees, although it later raised it again, and eventually opened up the military to… Continue

Added by News on November 19, 2008 at 1:04am — No Comments

Latinos will get shortchanged

In July, during an address to the annual meeting of the National Council of La Raza, Barack Obama promised to make comprehensive immigration reform "a top priority in my first year as president."

Don't hold your breath.

Just a few days before the election, CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Obama to rank in order of priority five issues -- tax cuts, health care, energy, education and immigration. Obama made up his own list, appropriately adding the economy as his No. 1 priority and… Continue

Added by News on November 19, 2008 at 1:02am — 1 Comment

Opening a New Grocery in Bloomington

The men who coined the phrase, "The Burrito as Big as Your Head", are branching out of the restaurant business.

LaBamba Restaurant owners will soon unveil a new Hispanic foods grocery store in Bloomington.

Many people are familiar with LaBamba's "burritos as big as your head", but now LaBambas Restaurant owners are opening one of the largest Hispanic grocery stores in Central Illinois.

Six brothers started the LaBamba… Continue

Added by News on November 19, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

Latinas More Likely To Regret Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

Latina women who prefer speaking Spanish are more likely than other ethnic groups to express regret or dissatisfaction with their breast cancer treatment, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Despite receiving similar treatment, Latina women were 5.6 times more likely than white women to report high levels of dissatisfaction and regret about their breast cancer treatment decision.… Continue

Added by News on November 19, 2008 at 12:50am — No Comments

Homeopathic practice finds niche among Hispanics

When Juan Shutte began feeling heat and pains in his face and back, he went to a clinic, but doctors told him they couldn't find the problem.

That's when Shutte, a Peruvian immigrant who owns a cleaning business, read about Dr. Melissa Robinson in a Spanish-language newspaper.

Robinson's practice, Natural Solutions for Health, uses nutritional counseling, diet and exercise planning, thermal massage and dietary supplements to heal… Continue

Added by News on November 19, 2008 at 12:47am — No Comments

Texas, Florida Facing Physician Shortages; Hispanics Largely Affected

Texas will need an additional 40,000 doctors by 2025 to keep up with a growing population, particularly among Hispanics, the San Antonio Express-News reports. About 20,000 of the 37,000 doctors currently practicing in Texas will have retired or left their practices over the next 17 years, READ FULL STORY

Added by News on November 19, 2008 at 12:40am — No Comments

Obama faces pressure on immigration reform

Before a huge crowd in San Diego last summer, Barack Obama vowed to make fixing illegal immigration a top priority as president, and Latinos nationwide responded with massive support for him on Election Day. Now, they are pressing him to keep his promise.

"We voted in large numbers for Obama," said Juan Salgado, board president of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, a nonprofit based in Chicago, Obama's training ground for immigration issues when he was a… Continue

Added by News on November 19, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

The National Latina Business Women Association Hosts its Third Annual Helping Build the Latina Business Woman Conference

NLBWA marks its fifth anniversary as one of the leading organizations for the Latina business owner

The National Latina Business Women Association (NLBWA) will host its third annual conference, Helping Build the Latina Business Woman, on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in San Diego. NLBWA has lined up an impressive list of speakers and educational workshops for this year’s participants. The conference keynote speakers include: California Secretary of State… Continue

Added by News on November 16, 2008 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Health and Human Services Strengthens Initiative to Help Hispanic Seniors Manage Their Diabetes

Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an exciting collaboration with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Patient Education Research Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine to increase the number of diabetes self-management training programs (DSMT) in the United States.

This collaboration has a particular focus on Hispanic people with Medicare and supports HHS’ Interagency Hispanic Elder Initiative. That initiative, launched in 2007 by the department’s… Continue

Added by News on November 16, 2008 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Hispanics hope to play big role in Obama administration

With thousands of jobs needing to be filled, Hispanics are hoping to be well represented in the Obama administration.

Hispanics in swing states like Florida who boosted Barack Obama into the White House are now looking for a place at the table -- and within the Cabinet and federal agencies as well.

As the president-elect's transition team plows through stacks of résumés to fill almost 10,000 federal jobs -- from the high-profile secretary of state to the less glitzy… Continue

Added by News on November 16, 2008 at 11:16pm — No Comments

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