The latest census numbers tell a surprising story of how the racial makeup of Chicago’s suburbs has changed over the past 20 years. In many places, Latinos now outnumber whites. West suburban Elgin is one of those places. But as the population in Elgin has taken off, Latino representation at all levels of local government has not kept up.
“Just look at this stuff, the…Continue
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It's been a few years since the big collapse and slowly the economy is starting to recover. Now that a few more companies are hiring and banks are lending again, it's a perfect time to play the blame game. Every week it seems as though there's a new study pointing the finger at someone else for the collapsed housing market.
This one's interesting. According to the Center…Continue
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If the importance of the Latino vote in this year's presidential election weren't already clear, two major events last week made sure to drive that point home: first, President Obama announced that he would defer deportations for some, younger undocumented immigrants; then, just days later, both the President and Mitt Romney made sure to show up to address the largest gathering…Continue
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Among all Oklahoma cities and towns with more than 1,000 residents, Hennessey had the ninth-highest Hispanic population in percentage terms.
The 2010 population survey determined that 28 percent of Hennessey’s…Continue
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Alberto Perez started out as a street performer and then an aerobics teacher in Colombia, making extra cash on the side teaching the wives of businessmen how to dance in nightclubs in his hometown, Cali. Today, he stands at the center of the Zumba exercise craze, having helped transform Zumba Fitness, a private company, into a rapidly growing fitness empire with heavyweight…Continue
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A Hispanic first marked the recently concluded NBA finals won by the Miami Heat: A Spanish language ad aired on an English-language broadcasting network during the finals --a move that may signal a significant change in advertising approaches toward Latinos in the United States.
The 30 second telenovela-esque Ford Motor company advertisement for the 2013 Ford Escape…Continue
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There are 2.9 million Latino households with a household income of $75,000 or more, according to the “Upscale Latino Consumers in the U.S.” report from Packaged Facts, accounting for a fifth of all Latino households. Latino households with an income ranging from $75,000 to $99,999 equal 10% of total Latino households, and those with an income of $100,000 or more represent 11%.
Between 2000 and 2010, the number of Upscale Latino households more than doubled, growing three times faster…Continue
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(June 22, 2012) Chicago Public Media (CPM) is partnering with the National Museum of Mexican
Art to expand community programming. CPM is purchasing the community signal of WRTE 90.5 FM
(Radio Arte), the Museum’s…
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The value of the BrandZ Latam Top 50 is dominated by retail, financial, communication, beer and energy brands.
Petrobras, the Brazilian energy giant, topped the ranking with a brand value of $10.6 billion. The remainder of the…Continue
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Latinos are gaining footholds in a variety of industries in Southern Nevada, and airlines are creating connections to the south to help foster those growing business relationships.
While the population centers of Mexico have always been fertile ground for…Continue
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At parks in the northwestern reaches of Houston's Harris County, alongside the "Leash law will be enforced" and "No littering" warnings, authorities have posted signs saying, "No piñatas allowed" and "No confetti eggs."
Recently, Latino activists took issue with the signs, which they insist unfairly target…Continue
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The importance of the Hispanic vote to President Barack Obama’s re-election chances is practically impossible to overstate. Yet the significance of the Hispanic vote to the long-term prospects of the Republican Party is arguably greater still.
A Latino Decisions poll of 5 swing states released June 17 revealed that Obama’s executive action to ease the pressure on young…Continue
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President Obama has new campaign ads on health care, and they're in Spanish.
The new spots, featuring Hispanic television host Cristina Saralegui, are airing in three states where the Latino could make the difference for Obama's re-election: Florida, Colorado and Nevada.
"President Obama's new health care law guarantees that by 2014 the vast majority of Hispanics will have access to quality, affordable health insurance," Saralegui says in the new ads.
That assumes, of…Continue
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For all the latinas who dreamed of starring in a telenovela, Suave Professionals® set out to make one lucky winner's wishes come true! Creating a "first-ever" landmark in TV sponsorship Unilever and Univision Network have taken their creative partnership to the next level. Suave Professionals®, as the official hair care sponsor of "El Talisman," offered one lucky fan the…Continue
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They are the most educated and wealthiest immigrants in U.S. history, happier than the general public with their lives and more optimistic about the direction of the country.
And now, Asian Americans are the fastest-growing wave of immigrants in the United States, surpassing Hispanics,…Continue
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MiTu Network https://www.youtube.com/mitu which successfully launched on April 30, reported today that the new digital video network on YouTube, exclusively dedicated to Latin lifestyle content for today's Hispanic women, is quickly garnering an impressive critical mass. To date, the network has 83 dedicated Latino…Continue
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Verizon offers to pay all the party expenses, a higher education scholarship, and the presence of famous urban singer Daddy Yankee at the winner's cotillion party. The young women may send compositions until July 31, 2012 online…Continue
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Forty years later, the 69-year-old former fruit picker is growing old in America.
"I still think about going back to Mexico, but I have never returned," said Soto, now a U.S. citizen. "I never thought I would stay in this country, but…Continue
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This morning, with a salsa band providing festive and fitting music, the businesswoman will snip a ribbon commemorating her business's most recent expansion, this time to a cavernous space in Bluffton's Sheridan Park.
Seemingly more like an airplane hangar than a store, the 22,000-square-foot El…Continue
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