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Too many Latinas with dark skin falsely assume they don't need sunscreen

The official start of summer may still be a few weeks off but Mother Nature didn't get the memo with a lot of the country experiencing high temps this Memorial Day weekend.



What that means is that Latinas will be among the crowds soaking up the sun, and it doesn't even have to be on the beach or by a pool. Dermatologists say that even shopping in outdoor malls…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 8, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments

Summer job bummer: Teen unemployment 24 percent

The latest numbers show the unemployment rate stands at 9.1 percent, with the pace of job growth slowing. When it comes to new jobs, 70 percent of those are coming from small businesses, but many of them are struggling just to hang on.



Small businesses are often responsible for filling the summer job needs of America's teenagers. CBS News correspondent Bill…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 6, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments

The forgotten Hispanic economy in Las Vegas: ¿Por qué?

In a rundown shopping center along Rancho Drive in the heart of the Las Vegas Valley there’s a tiny shop that sells herbal products for recent immigrants. It offers traditional village remedies for stomach ailments, head colds and achy backs.



The familiar Mexican and Central American brands lack the stylish packaging of popular American products. One of the…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 6, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Latinos and Franchises: The Untapped Trillion-Dollar Market

With the much anticipated release of the 2010 U.S. Census data, it is time for businesses and franchises to gear up for the new customer demographic adjustments that will inevitably follow. The biggest news to emerge thus far is the rapidly expanding Latino population, estimated to have become a trillion-dollar customer base in the 10 years since the previous census was…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 3, 2011 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Obama DREAM Act ad causes backlash among Latino voters

Tired of being viewed as an "expendable voting population," some Latinos in Colorado are pressuring President Barack Obama to push for meaningful action on immigration reform and the DREAM Act.



Chicano activist and decades-long north Denver resident Ricardo Martinez walked precincts for Obama in 2008, but at the dawn of another presidential election cycle, he…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 3, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments

El Valor/St. Augustine College - Associate in Respiratory Therapy

We are happy to report that El Valor has partnered with St. Augustine College, to begin an ASSOCIATE IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY cohort in LITTLE VILLAGE!  This is part of our Leadership Through Education program which has as one of its goals to increase the number of qualified, culturally and linguistically skilled personnel in high-demand fields especially individuals who…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 1, 2011 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Living with Schizophrenia: A Misunderstood and Stigmatized Illness

“Living with Schizophrenia: A Call for Hope and Recovery” is a half-hour documentary film that tells the story of three people who are living meaningful lives with schizophrenia, a chronic and potentially disabling brain disorder.  Visit  http://www.hopeandrecoveryfilm.com/videos/trailer.swf to view the documentary trailer.  The film sets out to increase understanding and to reduce the fear and stigma often associated…

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Added by Crystal T on May 31, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Cities strive to embrace growing Hispanic Shops

Vicente Diaz easily saw the benefits of joining Valley Junction's Main Street program.



"You get your name out there, people refer customers to you," said Diaz, 42, who opened the West Des Moines bakery Let Them Eat Cake nearly five years ago. "You definitely get more business."



But getting other Hispanic-owned businesses to join Iowa's Main Street program has… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on May 30, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Wine industry aims to attract more Latinos

Research shows that wine consumption among Latinos has dramatically increased in the last few years, and wine makers are taking notice.



Part of what's pushing the increase in consumption is sheer demographics, with Hispanics accounting for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade. Another factor is a cultural shift among the more…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 30, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Larger Latino numbers play big role in redrawing California's districts

State's Latino population surges – political power, too



California's Latino population grew nearly three times as much as the state as a whole in the past decade, making it home to more than a quarter of the nation's Latinos, according to a new Census Bureau report.



While the Golden State's population grew by 10 percent in the past decade, the Latino…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 30, 2011 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Hispanic population surpasses Amish in Lancaster County, U.S. Census data show

Lancaster’s rolling hills are steeped in the traditions of the Amish — their plain dress and humility as much a tourist lure as their quilts and pies.



But, as an iconic symbol, this Lancaster image could need a revision. Instead of Zerbe’s potato chips, think chicharrones. Egg casserole? How about chilaquiles. Pulled pork? Did someone say lechón asado?…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 24, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

Latino Community Grew Almost 40% in Hawaii Over Last Decade

It's a great place to have more members of La Raza--especially if you can couchsurf with 'em for vacation.



According to U.S. Census demographic data released Thursday, Hawaii's Latino population grew 37.8 percent from 2000 to 2010.



When New York City-born Puerto Rican José Villa arrived in Hawaii 25 years ago, there were few fellow Latinos. But when…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 24, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

Our American Dream: For Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot Commander Marisol Chalas, the Sky is No Limit

The Black Hawk helicopter is a four-bladed, two engine, versatile Army fighting machine—and for Commander Marisol Chalas, it’s her pride and joy.



“Thanks to my persistence, I have touched the sky,” she recalls a statement she holds dear to her heart.…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 24, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

From home ownership to foreclosure: Latinos hit hard by mortgage crisis

At the end of May 2007, Jorge Sanchez loaded his cousin's pickup truck and moved his young family from an apartment into a house in Fitchburg. The house was just three years old. Its light brown siding was accented by a bright red front door. A park sat invitingly down the street.



That was six years after Sanchez and his wife, Minerva Abrajan, natives of…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 22, 2011 at 10:01am — No Comments

Lifting Latinos, One Grant at a Time

Aida M. Alvarez, a former Clinton administration official, has called the Bay Area home since 2002. Today, as chairwoman of the Latino Community Foundation, she brings her varied experience to the region's leading Hispanic philanthropy.



After graduating from Harvard University, the Puerto Rico native worked as a reporter in New York, then became a banker on…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 20, 2011 at 7:38am — No Comments

Peru boasts second best macroeconomic environment in Latin America

According to the Latin Business Index, low inflation and strong economic growth put Peru in second place among other Latin America countries, reports Andina.



The Latin Business Index measures the business environments in 18 countries in Latin America by five major factors and 32 subcategories, including the macroeconomic environment, corporate and political…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 16, 2011 at 11:21pm — No Comments

She thrives on connecting Napa's Latino population

“I hope the coffee is not too strong for you,” Rejane Brito said. Too strong? This was Brazilian coffee, which she’d especially brought to the office to energize an early-morning meeting.



Like the coffee, Brito hails from Brazil, and for the past year and a half, she’s been bringing her own style of energy to a nonprofit that has been quietly growing in Napa.…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 16, 2011 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Businesses Still Learning How To Tap Into Growing Latino Buying Power

ShareDiscussDownloadThe buying power of Latinos in the U.S. has more than doubled in the last 10 years. That economic clout grew even during the most recent recession. But many businesses are still learning how to tap into the Latino market.



The intersection of cultures was recently on display at a business expo in Kennewick, Washington. Jessica Robinson…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 16, 2011 at 8:20pm — No Comments

UI student to honor father at commencement

Antonio Cortez spent his working life picking lemons and onions for minimum wage, joined by his children in the summers to make ends meet.



A farm laborer from Mexico and later California, he had no formal education but made sure his children did.



On Sunday, the youngest of his 10 children will walk across the University of Illinois Assembly Hall…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 15, 2011 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Hola future America

Buck's Shoes has been around a long time.



On an elaborate sign stretching across its front door the business proudly boasts "Purveyors of Fine Footwear and Accessories".



The store fittingly sits on Main Street.



That's Main Street, Fremont, Nebraska.



It's one of America's historic streets - part of a National Trust campaign to hold on and…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 12, 2011 at 1:02am — No Comments

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