Hispanic Professional Network
If how you do lascosas is not working out, would a new angle be better? Sí, according to successful Latina professionals, who urge us to challenge our perception of la vida we can really attain, by shutting off our automatic pilot.
Recently, asa pasajeroon a road I drive daily, I noticed a beautiful mural, “Is this new?” I naively asked. “It’s been there for years,” was…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 30, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments
The Business Consortium Fund, Inc., a non-profit business development program of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, is supposedly the nation’s most comprehensive financing and business support organization dedicated exclusively to the ethnic/racial minority-owned business sector. It was created to be a “difference maker” for minority-owned businesses that need…Continue
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For years, the Edward Roybal Comprehensive Health Center in the heart of one of the country’s largest communities of Mexican immigrants in East Los Angeles has been the home of prenatal care for the record high Latino birth rate.
But in recent years officials there began seeing a noticeable drop in pregnancies among immigrant women – a decline apparently driven by the…Continue
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“Staying close to home was my sense of security and not losing myself,” she said. “And having a safe haven to always come back to.”
Escobedo is one of many Latinas not leaving the nest for college. Though they are attending 2- and 4-year colleges in greater…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 27, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Hispanic Business has named Indiana University School of Education Dean Gerardo Gonzalez to its 2012 list of "Hispanic Business Influentials," which recognizes prominent U.S. Hispanics, nominated because of outstanding achievements in their respective professions.
The list of 50 includes honorees in business, government, executive leadership and entrepreneurship from…Continue
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The 23 aspiring entrepreneurs met in the hotel's wine room for the formal occasion that not only celebrated their completion of the eight-week business course, Programa de Negocios…Continue
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But when it allowed a Good Friday event featuring a costumed Jesus, prisoners and Roman guards at a Phoenix mall last year, hundreds of shoppers turned out from the heavily Hispanic community, where re-enactments of the Stations of the Cross are a major…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 27, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments
With more than $1 trillion in purchasing power, Latino consumers like Arlette Mendoza are gaining the attention of big name brands.
“I personally like it," said the mother of two. "I think it's good that everyone else…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments
But for many Latinos, paid leave won’t be an option. According to a study released Tuesday by the Center for American Progress, Latinos have the least access to paid sick days or parental leave, let alone paid vacation.
Only 38.4 percent of Latinos have paid leave…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments
As pundits continue to examine the outcome of various races and ballots cast Nov. 6, one persistent truth cannot be understated or ignored: the power of the Hispanic-American vote is growing, and this voting bloc's priority issues -- including education reform and school choice -- must be addressed by those elected into state and national offices.
A record 23.7 million…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 19, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments
Latinos love to buy. Well, some things. They tend to over-index as consumers of cosmetics, shampoo, perfume and baby products like food and diapers. In fact, a recent study by Nielsen…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 19, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments
Hostess sweets have tempted the sugar-starved among us for more than eight decades. Now, the company is going out of business. That moves the focus on Hostess’ brands—Twinkies, Devil Dogs, Wonder Bread, Ho Ho’s, to name a few—from the store shelf to the auction block.
It seems quite plausible that the next Twinkie maker could be a Mexican…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 17, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments
Latinos are enjoying the limelight after they helped re-elect president Obama. Pollsters and researchers who correctly predicted the Latino vote are also seeing their clout rise. These are companies that study Hispanic demographics for politicians, but also for companies trying to establish relationships with Latino consumers.
President Obama hired the consulting firm…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 15, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments
Sitting a few steps away from a black marble memorial to his friend Mickey who was stabbed to death two years ago at age 15, Ronald Ramos looks bewildered when asked why he didn’t take the SAT, seek financial aid and apply to college after graduating from high school.
“Parents don’t know what the system is here,” he says in an interview at Georgetown South, a Latino…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 15, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments
Latino voters are "suddenly the 'it' demographic in U.S. politics," and, seemingly overnight, support for immigration reform is also en vogue: A recent Bloomberg headline trumpeted the "The Political Inevitability of Immigration Reform." Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner is "confident" that Washington will finally find "common ground" on a "comprehensive approach."…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 15, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments
Latinos poverty rates climbed to 28 percent after the census reconfigured its algorithm to take into account medical costs and government programs. The Hispanic poverty level rose after the government took into account safety-net programs such as food…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 14, 2012 at 10:51pm — No Comments
The awards will be presented by Latina Magazine, in partnership with The National Council of La Raza and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, at a private breakfast at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel in New York City and will feature a…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 12, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments
This is part one of a two-part column about area Latinos and the challenges they face to become a part of the American fabric – especially the workforce. Two of the three women I interviewed were not legal immigrants. Their English was not adequate to tell their stories, and Marie Connelly, director of Centro Latino, translated for both. Occasionally one of the women would…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 12, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments
Monday, November 12, 2012 | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Great Hall of Union Station (210 S. Canal)…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 11, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments
From culture to politics, Hispanics are gaining influence in the U.S. But when it comes to franchising, U.S. Hispanics are severely under-represented -- owning just a fraction of all franchised small businesses.
In a recent report on Hispanic franchising, BlueMauMau cites a U.S. Census Bureau survey of businesses to quantify the gap in Hispanic franchise ownership. In…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on November 8, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments