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April 2007 Blog Posts (13)

Latinos reshaping the religious landscape

Pew Hispanic Center - Hispanics are transforming the nation's religious landscape, especially the Catholic Church, not only because of their growing numbers but also because they are practicing a distinctive form of Christianity.



Religious expressions associated with the pentecostal and charismatic movements are a key attribute of worship for Hispanics in all the major religious traditions -- far more so than among non-Latinos. Moreover, the growth of the Hispanic population is… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 25, 2007 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Hispanic Social Sites Popping Up

Online social network sites are going bilingual with sites like elHood.com, QuePasa.com, MyGrito.com and Vostu.com.



Backers of the dozen or so Hispanic oriented social networking sites admit competing with the English language sites is not going to be easy.



About 56 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. use the Internet, compared to 71 percent of non-Hispanic whites and 60 percent of non-Hispanic blacks, according to study released last month by the Pew Internet and American… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 23, 2007 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Latino Consumer Business Expo Seeking Exhibitors

Newark, New Jersey ---The Latino Institute, a private, non-profit organization, is seeking companies which would like to exhibit their products or services at the third annual Latino Consumer Business Expo. The event will take place May 24-25, 2007 at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey.



William Colón, President and CEO of the institute, explains: “This is the largest show gathering Latino consumers in the tri-state area. As far as we can determine, this… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 19, 2007 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Hispanic Women Three Times More Likely to Develop Advanced Breast Cancer

A joint study by researchers at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCD) and Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPC), finds that Hispanic women are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer than non-Hispanic women.



The study will be published in the May 15 issue of Cancer, the medical journal of the American Cancer Society.



The differences were observed even after the researchers adjusted for factors such as socioeconomic status,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 17, 2007 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Hispanic expo attracts Presidential candidates

A clear sign of the growing clout of the Orlando area's Hispanic community, is the political interest in this weekend's Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo. Aside from a host of local and state officials, including Gov. Charlie Crist and the mayors of Orlando and Orange County, the expo has attracted attention on the national stage.



The campaign of former New York mayor and current presidential contender Rudy Giuliani has been working to organize a stop at the expo, which runs… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 17, 2007 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Black and Hispanic Groups Call for Foreclosure Moratorium in Sub-Prime Market

(Taylor Media Services) National civil rights groups yesterday (Wednesday) called for mortgage lenders and investors to institute an immediate six-month moratorium on sub-prime home foreclosures which they suggested are resulting from the fact that the industry saddled many Black and Hispanic homebuyers with "reckless and unaffordable loans." Sub-prime mortgage loans are usually those given to people with low incomes and/or poor credit.



Durham, North Carolina's Center for Responsible… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 16, 2007 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Minority individuals are much more likely to develop and die from cancer

LOS ANGELES -- Genetics, society and race play an important role in access to healthcare: Minority individuals are much more likely to develop and die from cancer than the general U.S. population.



Previous research points to lack of health insurance, poverty, language and cultural barriers, and inadequate access to early detection services and good medical care as causes.



Research reported today at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 16, 2007 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Lolly Garcia

Was recognized by LULAC as 'Hispanic of the Year'.



The League of Latin American Citizens celebrated knowledge Friday night by awarding $9,000 in college scholarships and recognizing Lolly Garcia, an elementary school principal as Hispanic of the Year. She received the high honor because she is a role model for children, said Arthur Trujillo, who led the organization's selection.



"What an honor it is to receive this award," Garcia said at the organization's banquet, which… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 16, 2007 at 2:52pm — No Comments

LISTA Partners with the Project Dream to Empower Latino Youth

Cabarete, Dominican Republic (April 10, 2007) – Members of the Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) are traveling to Costa Norte, Cabarete in the Dominican Republic from April 12-15, 2007 to spearhead a humanitarian mission that will not only enhance local school facilities but also technology into the local residents’ every day lives.



LISTA has partnered with Dream Project, a local not for profit organization that, trains teachers, distributes school… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 10, 2007 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Healthcare Disparities for Latinos Worsening

According to a recent report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, disparities related to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status still pervade the American health care system. Although varying in magnitude by condition and population, disparities are observed in almost all aspects of health care. Racial/ethnic group comparison focus on 22 core measures of QUALITY and 6 core measures of ACCESS that support reliable estimates for Whites, Blacks, Asians, American Indians/Alaska… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 9, 2007 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Becoming a member of the IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

A unique opportunity is now available to make a positive contribution to your tax administration system by becoming a member of the IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). The mission of the TAP is to listen to taxpayers, identify taxpayers’ issues, and make recommendations for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction.



The TAP serves as an advisory body to the Secretary of the Treasury, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the National Taxpayer Advocate and IRS Division… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 6, 2007 at 6:42pm — No Comments

New foster care center to place Hispanic children in safe homes

Lutheran Social Services, the largest provider of children's residential services in Texas, will open a new bilingual foster-care office on San Antonio's South Side next month.



The new foster-care and adoption office will be located at 700 S. Zarzamora St. The South Side office will be staffed with bilingual caseworkers to serve the needs of the Spanish-speaking community in the city.



"There are people in the Hispanic community who want to foster or adopt a child in need,"… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 5, 2007 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Home-loan process keeps Latinos out of the loop

WASHINGTON — Five years ago, the Latino home-buying market was largely invisible. Now, it is not just a so-called emerging segment of the housing market, but a market unto itself. But it's one that still needs to be reckoned with.



Back then, many Latinos had the capacity to become owners, but the mortgage business didn't see them. Some didn't speak English and had little understanding of the home-buying process. Others didn't use banks, so they had not established the all-important… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 2, 2007 at 2:44pm — No Comments

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