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January 2008 Blog Posts (26)

Debunking the nativist myths

By Raul Ramos y Sanchez



Three of the most pervasive myths about illegal immigrants have once again been exposed as fallacies by a host of recent reports and data.



Myth #1: Illegal immigrants drain our social services



The Facts: Since 1994 welfare cases across the United States have declined over 60%. Almost every state in the union has seen welfare cases drop by at least a third. Some states have seen them plummet by 90%. Now here’s the kicker:… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 30, 2008 at 10:09am — No Comments

Pew Hispanic Center Releases Demographic Fact Sheets

The Pew Hispanic Center released three fact sheets today, two are based on the Center's tabulations of the Census Bureau's 2006 American Community Survey. The ACS is the largest household survey in the United States and is designed to provide estimates of the size and characteristics of the U.S. resident population, which includes persons living in households and, for the first time, persons living in group quarters.In addition to the national portraits of Hispanics and foreign-born persons,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 25, 2008 at 4:01pm — No Comments

NSHP South Florida Networking Event a success!

With over 135 attendees and 7 great sponsors, our first networking event was a big success!

Attendees were able to network with fellow Hispanic professionals and share business cards along with a few laughs in an enjoyable atmosphere.



Some great prizes were raffled by our sponsors: The Fairmont Turnberry, Baez Fine Art, Four Seasons Hotel, Jungle Island, LatPro.com, Hispanic Business and Imperial Majesty Cruise line. To view some pictures of this fun event,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 25, 2008 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Batanga's Continued Growth

Batanga, which is the leading media and entertainment company reaching Latinos, announced that they have surpassed 3.8 million unique users per month as of December 2007. The Batanga User Demographic Study that they use demonstrates that the Batanga audience is deeper and broader than any other Latino focused website competitor. "Through our proprietary Batanga User Demographic Study we have validated what our advertisers know about our ability to reach the totality of the US Hispanic market,”… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 23, 2008 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Hispanic MPR now offers video capability

Hispanic MPR, named the first website and podcast on Hispanic marketing and public relations, just announced that they now offer video content.

Their website also host daily articles, a weekly podcast with national newsmakers and now video content -all focused on how to reach Hispanics through Marketing and Public Relations.

You can see more about what they do by visiting www.HispanicMPR.com.

Added by NSHP Editor on January 22, 2008 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Diversity Training Associated with Decreased Diversity in Management, Study Finds

A comprehensive review of 31 years of data from 830 mid-size to large U.S. workplaces found that the kind of diversity training exercises offered at most firms were followed by a 7.5 percent drop in the number of women in management. The number of black, female managers fell by 10 percent, and the number of black men in top positions fell by 12 percent. Similar effects were seen for Latinos and Asians.



The analysis did not find that all diversity training is useless. Rather, it… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 21, 2008 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Report Finds Little Change in Diversity on Corporate Boards

Recent study, "Women and Minorities on Fortune 100 Boards", showed little progress over two years in bringing diversity to the boardrooms of America’s leading corporations. According to the report, white men still held a disproportionate share of board director seats. It also noted that white men realized a net gain of 21 seats as compared with a net gain of three for all women and minority men.



The Alliance for Board Diversity conducted the study. The Alliance for Board Diversity… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 21, 2008 at 1:56pm — No Comments

National Hispanic Health Foundation Distributes $24,000 in Scholarships

Nine health professional students from California will win $5,000 and $2,000 scholarships from the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF). NHHF is a non-profit Organization affiliated with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.



This year's Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarships were awarded to outstanding students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to the Hispanic community, the nation's… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 21, 2008 at 1:09pm — No Comments

What do Hispanic buyers look for when purchasing a new vehicle?

San Diego-based consulting firm Strategic Vision says Hispanic buyers look for "Aggressive and Powerful, but Confident and Protective" vehicles (they claim the Kia Sedona falls into that category). Asian buyers, looking for "the complete package, choose vehicles that are Pleasant yet Powerful, Easy Going yet Protective--all with modern design and technology ( e.g., Acura MDX)." African-Americans are attracted to vehicles that are "Powerful and Classy" (and names Chrysler's 300 as an example).… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 20, 2008 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Hispanic Professionals More Likely to Vote for a Democratic Presidential Candidate, survey says

The survey, conducted in late December 2007, polled a 2 percent sample (ages 18-39) of the 8,000 active members of the National Hispanic Institute's alumni base, comprised of Latino professionals and community leaders.



Among the most interesting results of the survey:



* 79 percent of respondents indicated a preference for a Democratic candidate, as opposed to 16 percent favoring a Republican candidate. Previous NHI surveys revealed a higher percentage favoring Republicans,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 19, 2008 at 7:09pm — No Comments

EAC Announces Expansion of Spanish Language Resources

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has announced the expansion of it's Spanish language resources. Resources are now available at www.eac.gov. The EAC home page now includes an En Español section which provides information about registering to vote, the Help America Vote Act, and the EAC's Language Accessibility Program. The section also includes a Spanish Glossary of Election Terminology, a voter resources center, and resources for the military and overseas voters.



If you have… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 17, 2008 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Education Pays, Recent Data from the U.S. Census

New released data from the 2007 Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement, which is conducted in February, March and April at about 100,000 addresses nationwide:



* Adults with advanced degrees earn four times more (average $82,320) than those with less than a high school diploma (average $20,873).



* Last year, 86 percent of adults 25 and older said they at least completed high school, while 29 percent said they had at least a bachelor's… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 16, 2008 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Arkansas ID Card for Immigrants Criticized

Many Arkansas police departments, banks and businesses are accepting the membership card of a nonprofit organization that works with Hispanic immigrants as a form of valid identification.



Founders of the organization say the card is helping 3, 000 Arkansas immigrants gain access to important services.



Critics, however, say illegal aliens are the only immigrants benefiting from the card. They are buying the card in droves, some say, not knowing that it carries no more legal… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 13, 2008 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Hispanic Homeownership in California

The lagging homeownership rate among the Latino population bodes ill for the future, when Hispanics will become the dominant ethnic group in California, warn California home builders.



A survey conducted for the California Building Industry Association highlights the importance of homeownership among Hispanics but also acknowledges the cost barriers they face in trying to own a home.



Within the next 30 years, state demographers project that Latinos will account for 80… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 13, 2008 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Hispanic Workforce Will Reach 30% by 2016, says BLS

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest workforce projections and predictions through 2016 anticipates that the Hispanic workforce will climb by 30 percent by that year, while nurses make up the largest increase of any occupational group tracked by the BLS.



Overall, the civilian labor force will increase by 12.8 million, bringing the number of workers to 164.2 million by the middle of the next decade. While the figure appears to be a healthy increase, longtime HR executives may recall… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 9, 2008 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Hispanic Leaders Endorse Presidential Candidates

The 2008 presidential campaigns have spent the fall gathering hundreds of key Hispanic endorsements. From the halls of Congress to City Halls, conference tables and comedy clubs coast-to-coast, candidates have signed on Hispanic leaders to their cause. National candidates who fly around parachuting into local political landscapes, say these endorsers soften each landing and make each crowd feel like the candidate truly has a local connection.In the race for Hispanics endorsements, Democrats… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 9, 2008 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Mark Lopez

The Pew Hispanic Center has named economist Mark Lopez as a new Associate Director. Lopez joins the Center from the University of Maryland, where he was Research Director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) as well as a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. His areas of expertise include labor economics, civic engagement, voting behavior and the economics of education. He received his PhD in… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 8, 2008 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Susan Minushkin

The Pew Hispanic Center has named political scientist Susan Minushkin as its new Deputy Director. Minushkin joins the Center from the Centro de Investigaciones y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) in Mexico City, where she was a professor of international studies and director of the first, ongoing public and elite survey in Mexico on foreign policy and Mexican attitudes toward international issues. Her research expertise includes Mexican public opinion and foreign policy, economic globalization, as… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 8, 2008 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Univison's Challenge is to Increase Revenue

Univisión Chief Executive Joe Uva, appointed nine months ago to Univisión's top job, says he's hooked on the Hispanic market. Given that Uva is an Italian-American advertising executive whose career has straddled both the buying and selling side, his appointment was widely seen as a move to ramp up revenue across Univisión's media empire.

Univisión reported third-quarter revenue of $529.1 million, up 4 percent from 2006. The company's new owners, Broadcasting Media Partners, a group of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 7, 2008 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Courting the Hispanic Vote

This election season, candidates are walking the fine line between public anger over illegal immigration and the growing clout of the country's largest minority group. At the same time politicians are talking more about tougher border control and cracking down on immigration violations, they're also ramping up efforts to connect with Hispanic voters.



And they're doing so even in Iowa, where the Latino population remains tiny but is growing rapidly.





Spanish… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on January 4, 2008 at 3:18pm — No Comments

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