HispanicPro's Blog – February 2011 Archive (16)

BabyCenter® Releases Acculturation Study About Latina Moms

BabyCenter®, the #1 pregnancy and parenting online destination worldwide, has released the results of a comprehensive study about Latina moms. The Hispanic Moms Acculturation study, part of the 21st Century Mom™ Insight Series, offers key insights into the influence of acculturation on moms' behaviors and preferences related to shopping, mealtime, media consumption, and…


Added by HispanicPro on February 24, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

Spanish Nun Kicked Out Of Convent For Using Facebook Too Much

Facebook gets people in trouble all the time. From ending relationships to derailing careers, the most popular social network in the world is a place where using caution is paramount.

But for one Spanish nun, not even her good deeds were enough to keep her from getting kicked out of her convent because of Facebook.

María Jesús Galán, known as "Sor…


Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2011 at 1:17am — No Comments

Texas more than one-third Hispanic

More than a third of Texas residents are Latinos, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, which show that Hispanics have also increased their presence significantly in Oklahoma, Illinois and South Dakota.

Texas was the state whose total population grew the most between 2000-2010, by 4.3 million people, or 20.6 percent, to more than 25 million,…


Added by HispanicPro on February 19, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Latinos Fuel Illinois Population Growth

The growth of the Latino community since 2000 accounts for the population increase in Illinois in the last decade, according to a National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund analysis of newly released Census 2010 data.

Between 2000 and 2010, the Latino population in Illinois grew 33% from 1.5 million to 2.0 million, and the Latino share of the population grew from 12% to 16%. At the same time, the non-Latino population declined slightly by… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on February 17, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

Latina Glass-Ceiling Busters and Their Stories

It is common knowledge that glass ceilings serve to keep women from reaching the highest echelons of power, authority and influence. What we also know is that breaking through those glass ceilings is even more difficult for even the best qualified Latinas. This panel, Latina Glass-Ceiling Busters and Their Stories, will be presented on Saturday morning,…


Added by HispanicPro on February 15, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

USHLI Honors Outstanding Americans of Hispanic Descent


Rosa Rosales

National Hispanic Hero Award

Rosa Rosales has dedicated more than 30 years of her career to empowering the Latino community. She co-founded the United Public Employee Association and worked as a Field Supervisor in the Neighborhood Anti-Crime Program and as a Field Supervisor and later as Regional Director of…


Added by HispanicPro on February 15, 2011 at 12:46pm — No Comments

"The Reality of Disparity in Media and Entertainment"













The "Reality of Disparity in Media and Entertainment" panel will feature high-powered experts in the fields of electronic and print media and film and focus on the under-representation and underutilization of Latinos throughout the media and entertainment…


Added by HispanicPro on February 15, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Former Astronaut to Address USHLI Conference

Dr. José M. Hernández

After applying numerous times over a period of 12 years, Dr. Hernández was finally selected by NASA for its astronaut training program in 2004, which he completed in 2006. In June 2008 he was one of seven astronauts selected to train for a mission to the International Space Station. As a Mission Specialist 2 and the crew's…


Added by HispanicPro on February 15, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Latina Shoppers Examined At M2W(R) – The Marketing To Women Conference

“Latina women are the decision makers and influencers of over 80% of all purchases made in U.S. Hispanic households,” according to Jackie Bird, CEO, Redbean Society, LLC, previewing her presentation, “Latina Shoppers Unveiled! The Segmentation of Shopping Behavior Among Latinas” for the 7th annual M2W(R) – The Marketing to Women Conference, April 13 & 14, 2011 at…


Added by HispanicPro on February 10, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Project Connects Researchers, Latino Communities to Prevent Cancer

A $4 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute will create a Texas regional Community Networks Program Center ( CNPC ), called Latinos Contra El Cancer, to reduce cancer-related health disparities among Texas Latinos.

The center is a joint project of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ( UTHealth ) School of Public Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It will engage the community at all levels to develop effective and… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on February 10, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

States owe extra congressional seats to Hispanics

The eight states that gained seats in the U.S. House of Representatives as a result of the 2010 Census, among them Texas, Florida and Arizona, owe the extra political clout to their growing Hispanic populations, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials says.

In South Carolina, which gained one seat, the number of Latinos grew by 117.5 percent, while the non-Hispanic population grew by only 11.2 percent, according to a study released Tuesday by the NALEO… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on February 10, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

Illinois RNHA Members Host Convention in Dixon – New Executive Board Is Elected

February 6, 2011



Contact: Veronica Vera

Phone: 312.287.9291

Email: three13pr@aol.com

Illinois RNHA Members Host Convention in Dixon – New Executive Board Is Elected

Illinois – The Illinois Republican National Hispanic Assembly’s (RNHA) bi-annual convention took place this weekend…


Added by HispanicPro on February 7, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments

With Google in the Game, Will Hispanic Digital (Finally) Grow?

Last week Google hosted its first marketing forum dedicated to the U.S. Hispanic market. Braving the streets of New York after almost 20 inches of snow had fallen, several hundred professionals showed up, and that's because when Google talks, people listen.

"The idea was to communicate Google's commitment to this audience and to share best practices in the US…


Added by HispanicPro on February 4, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends, 2010

As of March 2010, 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States, virtually unchanged from a year earlier, according to new estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. This stability in 2010 follows a two-year decline from the peak of 12 million in 2007 to 11.1 million in 2009 that was the first significant…


Added by HispanicPro on February 1, 2011 at 11:24pm — No Comments

N. Carolina pursues trade, education links with Mexico

The flow of trade and migration between North Carolina and Mexico has sparked "unique" business and educational projects in the United States.

In February 1995, the state Commerce Department established an office of trade representation in the Mexican capital to aid small and medium-sized companies seeking to boost their exports or expand their operations into the neighboring country.

Its free services include information on the market, logistics, identification of… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on February 1, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Progreso Financiero CEO James Gutierrez Appointed to Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council

Progreso Financiero, an innovative and socially minded financial institution dedicated to the economic advancement of lower-income Hispanic families, today announced that its founder and CEO, James Gutierrez, has been named to the Consumer Advisory Council. In this role, he will represent the perspective of consumers and innovators in serving the unbanked and advise the…


Added by HispanicPro on February 1, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

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