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February 2008 Blog Posts (15)

New Will.i.am Political Video Features Latino and Latina Stars

Will.i.am who shook the internet video world has created another political music video supporting Barack Obama. The diverse video features Hispanic celebrities including Jessica Alba, George Lopez, Freddie Rodriguez, Luis Guzman, Jay Hernandez, and others.

Added by NSHP Editor on February 29, 2008 at 5:21pm — No Comments

National Hispanic Corporate Council Announces New Board

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb 27, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire -- The National Hispanic Corporate Council announced its 2008 board of directors. Michelle Jordan, Senior Manager Strategic Community Partnerships at PepsiCo, Inc. has been elected Chair.



Other officers include Chair-Elect, Yolanda Medina Casey, Project Manager Visual Merchandising for Hallmark Cards, Inc.; Secretary, John F. Sequeira, Senior Diversity Advisor for Shell Oil Company; and Treasurer, Yvonne Vargas, Diversity Manager… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 28, 2008 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A small U.S. study found that obese Hispanic children and adolescents with normal blood sugar levels had elevated markers for blood vessel inflammation that may put them at risk for both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.



Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center studied 38 Hispanic youngsters, aged 10 to 18. Of those, 17 were lean and 21 were obese but had normal blood sugar levels, which means they had not yet developed… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 28, 2008 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Nielsen Establishes National Hispanic/Latino Advisory Council

New York, NY, February 27 -- The Nielsen Company, today announced the formation of a national Hispanic/Latino Advisory Council (HLAC), a new independent advisory group established to help inform and enhance the Company's efforts to recruit, measure and accurately report on Hispanic television households in the U.S. The first meeting of the HLAC is scheduled for March 4, 2008 in New York.



"Nielsen is committed to pursuing outreach efforts that are as diverse as the communities we… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 28, 2008 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Hispanic Community Mourns the Passing of Chamber President

The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is in mourning over the loss of the organization's President and CEO, Sara González. Through decades of service in her home state of Georgia, González championed the growth and success of the Hispanic business community. Under her leadership, the GHCC grew in both endowment and membership, from 172 members in 1996 to nearly 1,500 members in 2007. Sara launched the Hispanic American Center for Economic Development, Argentine-American Chamber of Commerce,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 21, 2008 at 2:04pm — No Comments

New Exhibit Highlights Third Root in Mexican Culture

For nearly 500 years, the existence and contributions of African descendants in Mexico have been overlooked, although they have continued to contribute their cultural, musical, and culinary traditions to Mexican society through today. A new exhibit, "The African Presence in México: From Yanga to the Present," which opened January 31st at the California African American Museum, continues to explore the myriad cultural connections between the two groups.



Through paintings, photos,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 21, 2008 at 12:52pm — No Comments

NSHP - Houston Chapter Networking Reception

The Houston Chapter of NSHP will be hosting their very first networking business reception on Thursday February 28,2008 from 4:30- 7:00pm. The event will allow individuals the opportunity to learn more about the local chapter and how they can become involved. The reception will also feature speakers from the local business community along with an assortment of appetizers and cocktails sponsored by ChaseSource, Inc. The event will take place at Sullivan's Steak House in Houston.

Added by NSHP Editor on February 20, 2008 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Strengthening Hispanic Education

On February 22, 2008, in Dallas, Texas, some of the nation’s leading thinkers will come together in a historic National Summit on Hispanic Education to forge a bold new vision and concrete “action agendas” to transform the future of Hispanic education in our nation and help to forge America’s 21st Century workforce through a new paradigm of “career development” for minority students. This one-day national media event is challenging the country’s leaders to begin transforming the teaching and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 19, 2008 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Hispanic Leadership Linked to Education

Hispanic purchasing power is $800 billion a year and growing by one billion dollars a week. Yet many challenges remain in higher education and an increasingly high-tech workplace. "Despite impressive growth, we lag in higher education participation." said ETS Senior Vice President Yvette Donado, who delivered the keynote address at the 26th annual United States Hispanic Leadership Conference. In 2004, only 25% of college-age Hispanics were enrolled in college. And Latinos still earn too few… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 18, 2008 at 2:05pm — No Comments

NSHP Houston Job Fair today!

On Thursday, February 28, 2008, NSHP will be hosting the Houston Bilingual Professional Career Fair at the Westin Galleria from 10 am to 3 pm. With over 40 employers and exhibitors scheduled to attend, you won't want to miss out on this great opportunity to interview on site with top companies seeking diversity and bilingual candidates for hundreds of professional positions. For more information go to http://www.nshp.org/jobfair/event/3757 and pre-register for the event.

Added by NSHP Editor on February 15, 2008 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Research Study Finds Immigration to Play Lead Role in Population Growth

In a recent study conducted by the Pew Hispanic Research Center, the population of the United States will rise to 438 million in 2050. 82% of the increase will be due to immigrants arriving and their U.S. Born descendents. New projections show the national's racial and ethnic mix will change markedly by mid-century with the Hispanic share of the population rising to 29%.



The report, U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050 is available at the Pew Hispanic Center website,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 11, 2008 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Nancy Pelosi to be Keynote Address Speaker at USHCC Legislative Awards

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today announced that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will deliver the keynote address at the 2008 USHCC Legislative Conference Awards Dinner. The Legislative Conference is the nation's leading legislative forum for the Hispanic business community and will take place in Washington DC, March 11 - 13.



The Legislative Awards Dinner will draw Hispanic entrepreneurs and Chamber leaders from across the nation, as well as… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 11, 2008 at 7:18pm — No Comments

New Research: Most Important Issues for Hispanics

Education is the No. 1 issue of importance for Hispanics across the nation,according to a study released today by FH Hispania. The study, "Confianza: Hispanic Trust Pulse," also found that teachers and schools are the leading source of information followed by different sources of media. For first generation Hispanics, education, child care, and crime and security are the leading issues of importance.However, second generation Hispanics are most concerned about access to healthcare along with… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 8, 2008 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Presidential Campaigns and the Latino Voter

For this election, with Super Tuesday almost over, a lot of attention is being focused on "us" as people of Latino or Hispanic heritage.



On one hand, there is the (yet to be proved) "power of the Latino vote". I doubt the Latino vote is so powerful because you can’t put us altogether on the same wagon when it comes to voting. As much as the media would like to present Hispanics as one group, the fact is that we are a VERY heterogeneous group and we do not all think alike. Among… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 5, 2008 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Bilingual Blogs and Their Influence on the Hispanic Vote

From California to New York, Hispanic bloggers are speaking up in ways that could influence Latino voters' decisions just as their votes are becoming more relevant in this year's presidential race. A prominent feature of these blogs is their ability to jump freely between Spanish and English. Bloggers at Adventures of Coconut caucus have come on strong with their bilingual headlines. The blogs' bilingual, bicultural character mirrors how Hispanic voters see the election. Hispanic bloggers are… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on February 4, 2008 at 2:32pm — No Comments

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