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April 2005 Blog Posts (15)

Jane L. Delgado

Washington, DC,April 26, 2005--U.S. Representative Grace Flores Napolitano, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, will address the Fourth Annual Leadership Awards Dinner where Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., M.S., President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) will be honored with the Santiago Ramon y Cajal Award for the Alliance’s leading work redefining our national understanding of Hispanic health.

Added by NSHP Editor on April 28, 2005 at 4:37am — No Comments

Alex Lopez Negrete

April 26 -- The Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) announced its new board of directors at AHAA's recent conference in San Antonio. Alex Lopez Negrete, president and CEO of Lopez Negrete Communications will lead the dynamic organization as chairman and Carl Kravetz, chairman and CEO of Cruz/Kravetz: IDEAS will serve as the chairman-elect. Stepping down from this position is Manuel E. Machado, CEO of MGS Communications.

Added by NSHP Editor on April 28, 2005 at 4:34am — No Comments

Pepsi Provides Seed Funds for Hispanic Educational Scholarship for CET

SAN JOSE, Calif — February 15, 2005 — The Center for Employment Training (CET), the country's leading employment training organization, provides job training to improve the lives of the neediest members of society, announced today that the Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), the world's largest manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages, has provided the seed funds for our first Hispanic Educational Scholarship.

The Pepsi Hispanic Scholarship will support the underlying CET… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 27, 2005 at 4:45am — No Comments

Hispanic, Black groups join to fight Bush's Social Security plan

WASHINGTON - Hispanic and African-American leaders on Monday joined forces with the AARP to fight President Bush's plan to overhaul Social Security, saying his proposals would undermine an important safety net for lower-income workers.

The announcement by the civil rights groups and AARP came a day before the Senate Finance Committee begins hearings on several proposals that include the Bush-backed concept of allowing workers to divert one-third of their Social Security taxes… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 26, 2005 at 4:18am — No Comments

NSHP Board of Directors Call for Nominations

Effective May 2005 NSHP will be conducting its first nominations process of the NSHP Board of Directors. NSHP invites management level employees that are NSHP general or charter (voting) members and current on their dues to submit their names for nomination to serve on the NSHP Board of Directors. For membership information please click here.

NSHP’s Board represents the members it serves. NSHP’s Board includes a… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 25, 2005 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Gerard Ardila Joins Chase Home Finance in Greater Bay

Chase Home Finance, announced that Gerard Ardila has joined the company’s Greater Bay office, located at 8109 State Road 54.

Ardila, a resident of Oldsmar, joins Chase as a senior mortgage officer. He has five years of industry experience and was previously with Mercantile in Venezuela as a Loan Officer. Ardila is a graduate of Andes University in Venezuela and Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH.

Chase Home Finance’s Greater Bay office offers a full array of mortgage products, from… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 25, 2005 at 8:01pm — No Comments

A Mexican World-Class Scientist

Cipriano "Pano" Santos has recently received one of the two top awards for technological achievement in 2004, given by the Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards Corporation. "I wanted to be an astronaut," he recalled recently, sitting in his cubicle at Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto. "But, as you can see, that goal was not going to be too realistic."

Four decades ago, he would put aside his crutches and sit in front of his family's television set in Mexico City, entranced… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 20, 2005 at 11:05pm — No Comments

National Hispanic University Expands

Apr. 20 (ABC7) — A South Bay university is expanding to boost enrollment by another 700 students. National Hispanic University in San Jose has opened a new wing to increase capacity. It wants to make sure Hispanics, minorities, and women get the same college opportunities as others.

Only one in ten Hispanic adults in the US has a college degree, and the number of minorities attending college is down.

Instructors say Prop 209 is partially to blame. That's the 1996… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 20, 2005 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Hispanic leaders accept Gov. apologies

AP- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved quickly Wednesday to apologize for suggesting that California's border with Mexico should be closed in an effort to solve the nation's illegal immigration problem. Schwarzenegger said he misspoke in comments to newspaper editors and publishers Tuesday, intending to say the border should be secured. The governor blamed the error on his sometimes flawed use of English — his second language.

"Yesterday was a total screw-up in the words I used," the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 20, 2005 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Social Security Fraud Higher Among Hispanics

Monica Moreno does not understand why someone would want to steal her identity.

A 35-year-old mother of two, Moreno has been an Alamance County resident for the past six years. But recently she discovered that for the past three years someone had been working using her identity -- name, Social Security number and date of birth.

According to a letter she received from the IRS last year, Moreno owed taxes for wages she received during 2002. The letter stated Moreno had… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 20, 2005 at 5:14am — No Comments

Hispanic Alcohol Use Studied

A five-year federal study is expected to provide the clearest look yet at alcohol use in the Hispanic community, the Houston Chronicle reported April 13. The $4.8-million project, funded by the National Institute of Health, will include surveys of 6,000 adult Hispanics in Houston, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.


"This will help us fill a major gap in epidemiology among Hispanics in the United States," said lead researcher Raul Caetano of the University of Texas School of Public… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 20, 2005 at 5:11am — No Comments

Scholarship aids Hispanic marketing

A new scholarship is being sponsored by Zubi Advertising for students in Florida State University's Hispanic marketing program.

It's one of Michelle Zubizarreta's biggest exasperations in her job as chief administrative officer at Zubi Advertising -- finding people who can read, write and speak Spanish, relate to the U.S. Hispanic bicultural experience and who can translate it all into advertising.

That's why the Coral Gables-based agency is ponying up $10,000 to fund… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 20, 2005 at 5:06am — No Comments

Hispanic chamber forming in Hobbs

HOBBS, N.M. Within the next couple of months, Latinos in Hobbs hope to have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in place. Efforts to form the chamber started a little more than a year ago. Hobbs City Commissioner and school board member Joe Calderon said he started meeting with younger Hispanics through the Hispanic Awareness Council to encourage young leaders to step up.

Many cities have Hispanic chambers of commerce, but with a 54 percent Latino population, Hobbs did not. “We were the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 5, 2005 at 11:01pm — No Comments

The Next Pope Could be Black or Hispanic

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Profound demographic changes in the Catholic church could open the door for a Black or Hispanic to succeed Pope John Paul II, church authorities say.

The clear front-runner among Blacks is Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria. Until his recent appointment as prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship, Cardinal Arinze had served as president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. He was consecrated as bishop in 1965 at the age of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 5, 2005 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Hispanic Community Mourns Loss of Pope John Paul II

(Indianapolis) – The death of Pope John Paul II is being felt by Catholics around the world, including the local Hispanic community. Saint Mary's Catholic Church downtown is holding special prayer services this week in English and Spanish. Pope John Paul II had somewhat of a special relationship with Mexican Catholics because he went to Mexico five times between 1979 and 2002. That makes the loss especially difficult for Hispanics in Indianapolis.

Candles burn at Saint Mary's… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 5, 2005 at 10:53pm — No Comments

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