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May 2005 Blog Posts (14)

Depression among Hispanic diabetics studied

5/31/2005 - A Columbia University study has identified an increased incidence of depression among Hispanic diabetics with poor glycemic control (PGC), which the researchers say could have implications for public health. Dr. Raz Gross, lead author of the study published in the May issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, found a correlation between PGC and advancing categories of depression severity in a group of more than 200 Hispanics with diabetes.



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Added by NSHP Editor on May 31, 2005 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Ralph de la Vega and Thaddeus Arroyo

Atlanta, GA--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--May 23, 2005--The editors of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology have named Ralph de la Vega, Chief Operating Officer of Cingular Wireless, and Thaddeus Arroyo, the company’s Chief Information Officer, to its list of the 50 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business for 2005. This is the third consecutive year de la Vega has appeared on this prestigious list and the second time for Arroyo.



Honorees are chosen for their outstanding… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 31, 2005 at 7:50pm — No Comments

NCLR Finds Many Hispanic Homebuyers Vulnerable to Predatory Lenders

Washington, DC - The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., released Jeopardizing Hispanic Homeownership: Predatory Practices in the Homebuying Market, the first report to provide a comprehensive analysis of the mortgage products and lending tactics targeted at Hispanic homebuyers. The report examines the homebuying and refinancing experiences of Latino homebuyers and the abusive lending tactics that steer Latino… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 25, 2005 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Kraft Foods’ English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

HISPANIC WIRE- In partnership with well-known community organizations across the country, Kraft Foods is offering a creative English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum to the Hispanic community. Designed to teach the basic elements of the English language, plus the additional educational components of healthful eating, nutrition label comprehension, and food preparation, for the past four years, this program has provided a fun and innovative educational curriculum to help teach English to… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 24, 2005 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Latinas Are Fastest Growing Business Sector

Washington, DC--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--May 18, 2005--The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently awarded Robert E. Bard, President of LATINA Style magazine with its Special Achievement Award for his contributions to women professionals and entrepreneurs. LATINA Style magazine, the premier magazine for Latina professionals in the U.S. offers multi-facetted, multi-service empowerment resources for today’s Latinas such as the Latina Style’s Business Series, Latina Style 50 Best Practices in… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 24, 2005 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Robert E. Bard

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently awarded Robert E. Bard, President of LATINA Style magazine with its Special Achievement Award for his contributions to women professionals and entrepreneurs. LATINA Style magazine, the premier magazine for Latina professionals in the U.S. offers multi-facetted, multi-service empowerment resources for today’s Latinas such as the Latina Style’s Business Series, Latina Style 50 Best Practices in Diversity Conference & Awards Ceremony, and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 24, 2005 at 10:14pm — No Comments

A New Magazine with a Nuevo Approach

In Los Angeles, middle-class Latinos will soon have something new to talk about. Tu Ciudad (Your City), a bimonthly magazine slated to debut this week, will be the city's first magazine for Hispanics, written in English. Oscar Garza, the magazine's editor in chief, says that the approach isn't as radical as it might first seem. Many of the roughly 500,000 Latinos in L.A. "live their lives in English," he says, and prefer to see this reflected in the media they consume.

Added by NSHP Editor on May 24, 2005 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Antonio Perez

Hispanic business leaders across the country have good reason to celebrate Eastman Kodak Co.'s announcement of new Chief Executive Officer Antonio Perez. Perez, who has been part of an elite group of Hispanic business executives in the top tier of corporate America, is joining an even more select group. According to the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, a national consortium of Hispanic organizations, Kodak's Perez will become only one of two Hispanic CEOs of a Fortune 500… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 24, 2005 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Hispanic Candidate Villaraigosa Elected Los Angeles Mayor

LOS ANGELES -- The last time this happened there were horse carts in the streets rather than BMWs, the city had fewer than 6,000 people rather than more than 3 million and Ulysses S. Grant was president. For the first time since the 19th Century--133 years, to be precise--the nation's second largest city will have a Hispanic mayor.



In a landslide victory, Angelinos elected City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor of this increasingly Latino-dominated city, where Hispanics make… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 20, 2005 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Hispanic Healthcare Workers in Demand

May 13 - The U.S. Hispanic economy's surging demographics are putting pressure on a healthcare industry already plagued by a shortage of qualified workers, creating increased demand for Hispanic professionals from nurses and doctors to administrative, executive, and emergency personnel.



Already grappling with a rapidly aging U.S. population, as well as mergers and cutbacks, the healthcare industry has strained to keep up with overall nationwide needs, a situation which experts expect… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 16, 2005 at 11:28pm — No Comments

School Resource Officer Harry L. Sosa Tops in State

Reassignment from middle school upset some teachers

Published on 05/08/05

BY SEANNA ADCOX

Of The Post and Courier Staff



School Resource Officer Harry Sosa considers it his duty to help students make good decisions. His creative school programs and willingness to volunteer earned him the title of 2004-05 state School Resource Officer of the Year. "He put in a lot of his own time with the kids," Charleston Police Cpl. Adell Harris, Sosa's boss, said Friday. "I think… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 10, 2005 at 1:57pm — No Comments

HACR Corporate Index Ranks FORTUNE 100 Inclusion of the Hispanic Community

WASHINGTON, May 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -– Today the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) released its final rankings and results of its groundbreaking HACR Corporate Index survey. The Index measured FORTUNE 100 inclusion of the Hispanic community across five distinct areas of their business models, including corporate executive leadership, corporate governance, workforce representation, Hispanic community market share and reciprocity, and minority supplier outreach and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 9, 2005 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Getting in touch with Cinco de Mayo

Tom Noyola's parents immigrated to Texas more than 50 years ago to earn better-paying jobs than those offered in their native Mexico. His father, Jose Maria, took a job cleaning tanks at a local refinery. His mother, Socorro, picked cotton and did housework for a living.



Despite growing up in a predominantly Spanish-speaking home in Port Arthur, Noyola and his 11 siblings didn't identify with the Mexican heritage of their parents.



"We never bought into the ideology of the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 5, 2005 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Port Arthur News’ Citizen of the Year

Tom Noyola, limited English proficiency coordinator at Lamar Institute of Technology has received a plaque designating him a finalist for the Port Arthur News’ Citizen of the Year. Noyola was selected from 37 nominees. He was one of eight finalists. Dr. Sam Monroe, president of Lamar State College-Port Arthur, was named Port Arthur News Citizen of the Year.



In addition to Noyola, Don and Linda Schnell were recognized as Unsung Heroes, being among the 37 nominated for the honors. Don… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 5, 2005 at 10:25pm — No Comments

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