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May 2008 Blog Posts (23)

En honor a mis quince - By Mariam Perez Breban - May 29, 2008

Cuando Priscilla Mora comenzó a organizar la fiesta de quince años para su hija Chantel hace casi una década atrás, se percató de lo complicado que se puede tornar el proceso.

Esto debido a la falta de disponibilidad de alguna guía o tienda especializada que le ayudase a planificar la ceremonia.

"Los únicos recursos que encontraba eran exhibiciones para novias y fue entonces cuando se me ocurrió hacer algo al respecto", comentó Mora, vía telefónica con este semanario.

A partir de… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 30, 2008 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Priscilla Mora Brings Real Advice For Planning A Memorable Quinceanera To The Radio

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (May 5, 2008) -- Priscilla Mora’s inbox is full again. She receives as many as 200 to 250 emails each week from anxious Hispanic parents planning their daughter’s Quinceañera. Known as the “Fairy Godmother of All Quinceañeras,” Priscilla Mora’s website, www.PriscillasAdvice.com, gets over 50,000 visitors each month. Now, Priscilla Mora’s new Internet radio show, Real Quinceañera Advice, is available to help parents and teens navigate the multi-million dollar Quinceañera… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 30, 2008 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Landmark Latino bookstore in jeopardy

By Raul Ramos y Sanchez



After years of serving the Latino community is Southern California, Libreria Martinez, a landmark bookstore in Santa Ana is in danger of permanently closing its doors. Founded by Rueben Martinez, a one-time barber with a passion for literature, Libreria Martinez has become a beacon of enlightenment for Latino youth and a nurturing platform for Latino authors. In 2004 Mr. Martinez was recognized by the MacArthur foundation with a “genius” grant for fostering… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 28, 2008 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Barriers to Entering the Nursing Profession Faced by Hispanics

In light of a lack of diversity exacerbating a current and projected nationwide nursing shortage, a new study by the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute examines why there’s a shortage of Hispanic nurses and what we can do about it.



In the report, “Latina and Hispanic Nurses: Why are there so few?,” authors Rainbow Vogt, PhD, and Maria Teresa V. Taningco, PhD, found from interviewing 373 Hispanics in Los Angeles various obstacles to becoming a nurse.



Nurses and assistant nurses… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 27, 2008 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Online High Schools, a Good Idea?

The executive director of the iSucceed Virtual High School in Idaho has spent the past two months stumping in juvenile correctional facilities, cities with significant Hispanic populations and community programs aimed at getting kids off the streets.



The virtual high school will go online next fall after a strategic campaign to recruit Hispanics and teenagers at risk of quitting or getting kicked out of public high schools.



Nationwide, approximately 25 percent of high… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 27, 2008 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Hispanic Meeting & Event Planning Online Directory Launched

A new Hispanic Event Planning Online Directory was launched this week to serve meeting and event planners with a major focus on small businesses and the Hispanic market.



Latino Speakers Bureau founder, Leonor McCall-Rodriguez, has created a new website designed for event planners with a directory of keynote speakers, meeting venues and a wider variety of resources in a one-stop-shop online directory geared to showcase not only Hispanic speakers, but a broader offering of women and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 27, 2008 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Hispanic Meeting & Event Planning Online Directory Launched

A new Hispanic Event Planning Online Directory was launched this week to serve meeting and event planners with a major focus on small businesses and the Hispanic market.



Latino Speakers Bureau founder, Leonor McCall-Rodriguez, has created a new website designed for event planners with a directory of keynote speakers, meeting venues and a wider variety of resources in a one-stop-shop online directory geared to showcase not only Hispanic speakers, but a broader offering of women and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 27, 2008 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Small-business Startup Workshops Increase Chances for Success

Bilingual business startup workshops by the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in California provide guidance to new Hispanic entrepreneurs.



With the growing number of Latino-owned businesses nationwide, the chamber sought to increase local Latino entrepreneurs' chances for success with education.



In San Joaquin County, more than 13 percent of businesses were owned by Latinos in 2002, and more than 14 percent of California's firms were Latino-owned, according… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 27, 2008 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Hispanic Professionals networking in Boston

Members of Boston's corporate communities of color have found a new networking venue, thanks to a group of executives who know what it's like to be out of the professional mainstream loop in Boston. They call their new monthly gatherings Get Konnected. At these events, professionals from various ethnic backgrounds can meet others who may not necessarily travel outside their own ethnic groups.



Other efforts have been made in this vein over the years, but they have petered out,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 27, 2008 at 12:35pm — 1 Comment

NSHP New York Local Commitee Hosting Cocktail Reception

The NSHP NYC local commitee is hosting their second cocktail networking reception at the Metro 53 in New York City. The reception will be held on Wednesday May 28th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The Cost for the event is $30. This will be an exclusive gathering of Hispanic/Latin American Professionals. The newly organized board will presented and will provide additional insight on the goal of the organization.For more information or to RSVP for this event please… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 27, 2008 at 10:27am — No Comments

CPB Funds Work on "The Latino Americans"

WETA and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) have formed a partnership to produce a multi-part documentary series for PBS chronicling the experience, influence and impact of Latinos on the American historical narrative. With the support of a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), research and development work has begun on The Latino Americans, slated to be broadcast in fall, 2011.



In light of the current debate over immigration issues today, this broadcast comes in a… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 23, 2008 at 10:41am — No Comments

NSHP Boston Job Fair a hit with Candidates

Jobseekers were pleased with the opportunity to meet with top companies at the 2008 NSHP Boston Job Fair. With over 300 candidates attending and 25+ employers, the event went off without a hitch. Weather forecast predicted rain that day but that didn't stop candidates from meeting face to face with top fortune 500 companies. Which city's next on the Job Fair Calendar? Atlanta! Join us for our next career fair in the beautiful city of Atlanta, GA. For more information go to:… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 22, 2008 at 11:39am — No Comments

Catherine Horta-Hayden

Catherine Horta-Hayden is Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. She is Cuban-American, born and raised in Miami, Florida where she began her ballet training with Ballet Etudes of South Florida. She has acquired a repertoire which includes leading roles in major ballets. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from Florida International University and her Masters in Fine Arts from Florida State University.



She began as an Assistant Proffesor… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 16, 2008 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Microsoft Research in Latin America

On May 14, Microsoft Research kicked off its fourth annual Latin American Academic Summit, where the Panamanian President Martin Torrijos Espino welcomed nearly 300 academic, government and industry research leaders from 18 Latin American countries to the Ciudad del Saber (City of Knowledge) research park.



The attendees were brought together by Microsoft Research to discuss how scientific research and development can stimulate social, economic and scientific progress throughout the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 15, 2008 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Hispanics Heavily Engaged with Electronic Media

When we think of heavy technology users, we tend to imagine young white males. Perhaps instead we should be thinking of Hispanics. A new study from Terra Networks USA, the Miami-based digital content producer aimed at Hispanics, finds that the online Hispanic population is highly engaged with new technology, often moreso than with traditional media.





Fifty-six percent of respondents said they spend at least an hour per day online compared with 50 percent for TV. Ninety-four… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 14, 2008 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Immigrants Assimmilating at a Faster Rate than Previous Generations

Immigrants of the past quarter-century have been assimilating in the United States at a notably faster rate than did previous generations, according to a study released May 13.



The study, sponsored by the Manhattan Institute, a New York think tank, used census and other data to devise an assimilation index to measure the degree of similarity between the United States' foreign-born and native-born populations. These included civic factors, such as rates of U.S. citizenship and service… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 13, 2008 at 1:08pm — No Comments

NSHP Diversity Job Fair Coming to the Boston Area

Today, May 21, 2008, NSHP will host the Boston Bilingual Professional Career Fair at the Sheraton Boston Hotel from 10 am to 3 pm. With over 20 employers and exhibitors scheduled to attend, you won't want to miss out on this great opportunity to interview with top companies seeking diversity and bilingual candidates for hundreds of professional positions.

For more information or to pre-register for this event please go to: http://www.nshp.org/jobfair/event/3760.

Added by NSHP Editor on May 12, 2008 at 10:20am — No Comments

Hispanics Continue to Lag in Educational Attainment

College graduates earn much more than those without a college education, and college graduates are more prevalent in metro than nonmetro areas, which contributes to higher earning levels in metro locales. Recent data from the Current Population Survey show that the metro advantage in college completion rates is growing over time. College completion rates rose across all major racial and ethnic groups in both metro and nonmetro areas between 1996 and 2006. By 2006, high school completion rates… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 7, 2008 at 10:41am — No Comments

Economic Woes Hit Remittances

A survey just released by the Inter-American Development Bank found that the percentage of immigrants who report sending remittances to their country of origin has dropped to half in early 2008 compared with 73% two years ago, even though migrants continue to flock to the U.S.



In addition, the Central Bank of Mexico reported that remittances from the U.S. dropped 2.9% for the first three months of the year compared with the first quarter of 2007.



The findings by the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 7, 2008 at 10:27am — No Comments

Travel Industry Investing Heavily in Hispanic Market

A recent report shows airlines leading the travel industry in spending. Through the first three quarters of 2007, the top 10 airlines invested just over $19 million in Spanish-language advertising, with the majority ($12.5 million) going to Spanish-language network television. The top investor over the same period was Southwest Airlines at $11.8 million, as tracked by Nielson Monitor-Plus.

Added by NSHP Editor on May 7, 2008 at 10:15am — No Comments

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