Dr. Juan Andrade, Co-founder and President of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), will receive the Ohtli Award at 6:30 p.m. on May 4. The Ohtli, which means "path", is the highest honor presented by the government of Mexico to a civilian living outside the country for contributions made to the empowerment of the Mexican and the Mexican-American…Continue
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Water. Rest. Shade. These are three little words that make a big difference for those who work outdoors during the hot summer months.
When I was growing up in La Puente, just north of Orange County, my father worked in a battery recycling plant. He was the union shop steward there. He'd often tell me stories about workers who were injured on the job, doing…
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By Juanita Barajas
Hispanic Professional Network
“Suertuda” (lucky) is definitely a fitting word when used to describe Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo’s luck of late. Her current project “La Reina del Sur” has become an instant hit, making it the highest rated premier telenovela in the history of Telemundo. In the soap opera, Del…Continue
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A comprehensive look at voter behavior and demographics reveals a momentous prospect: A Hispanic electorate that votes en masse, allies itself with one political party and changes America’s political balance for decades.
The rapid growth in the U.S. Hispanic population over the last 40 years — both in terms of raw numbers and percentage of the population — is…
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When Fernando Molina left central Mexico to move to Illinois, he was searching for affordable housing, job opportunities and established Hispanic neighborhoods with grocery stores, bakeries and clothing shops.
He didn't head for Chicago, a well-known magnet for Mexicans pondering the journey north. Instead, he settled in Aurora, about 40 miles to the west.…
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Speaking of the census numbers and other evidence of the growing Hispanic population in the US, I learned this morning that “Hispanic communities have one of the only girl populations in the country that is growing.” That’s from a press release from the Girl Scout Council of Northern Texas, which has just unveiled a program to create “Spanish-language recruitment…Continue
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The number of Hispanic organ donors in the United States has increased thanks to educational campaigns in Spanish, but this effort is still not sufficient given the need.
According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, 110,667 patients in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, are waiting for a transplant.
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Gilbert Villegas Jr. was recently appointed by Governor Pat Quinn to the Chief of Staff position at the Illinois Capital Development Board. As the construction management agency for Illinois state government since 1972, the Capital Development Board (CDB) oversees the construction of new state facilities, such as prisons, colleges and university classroom buildings,…Continue
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When the 2000 Census data was released, it was a wake-up for many advertisers, who had not been spending time or money targeting Hispanics. The Hispanic population was exploding, to the surprise of many. That prompted marketers to begin moving dollars into Hispanic media, if not at the clip the new numbers justified. Now, with the 2010 Census out, it seems we're poised to see…Continue
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Businesses founded by Latinos are contributing hundreds of millions of dollars each year to the Iowa economy at the same time that they are training a new generation of community leaders, according to a report released Wednesday by Iowa State University.
The study reveals that an important factor in the growth of small businesses in Iowa are the state's…
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Obviously the headline is a play on the well-known film "Real Women Have Curves," which became the battle cry for all other-than-skinny Latinas. But according to researchers at Arizona State University (ASU), more and more Latinos see a woman's curves as anything but sexy.
Researchers at the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change in the College of…
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