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July 2004 Blog Posts (18)

AARP launches bilingual channel on prescription drugs

Washington, DC--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)-- Spanish-speaking seniors now have a new online resource for information about Medicare and the new Rx Drug Benefit. AARP Segunda Juventud online has launched a bilingual Rx Drugs channel featuring the latest information on the Medicare drug program as well as news and guidance about drug prices and safety.

This new channel was designed to help fill the gap in information about Medicare and prescription drugs for the Hispanic community and clear up… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 30, 2004 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Best cities for Hispanics

San Antonio is the fourth best place for Hispanics to live and work in the United States, according to the latest issue of Hispanic magazine. Hispanic magazine's editors examined job growth, schools, cost of living, political power and culture to determine the rankings. Austin is the best city in America for Hispanics to live and work, followed by Miami; San Diego; San Antonio; El Paso; Albuquerque; Tucson, Ariz.; Los Angeles; Chicago; and Las Vegas. Source: San Antonio Business Journal.

Added by NSHP Editor on July 26, 2004 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Hispanic population continues to grow in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The growing number of young Hispanics could change the face of Oklahoma's economy in the next decade.

Most of Oklahoma's Hispanics are children and will become the state's labor force in the next decade. The Census Bureau estimates there were 192,769 Hispanics living in Oklahoma in 2002, the most recent year available. About one in 13 children in Oklahoma are Hispanic. In the Oklahoma City Public Schools, one in four students are Hispanic.

Young Hispanics… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 26, 2004 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Advocacy groups trying to mobilize the Hispanic vote

Pennsylvania - Republicans and Democrats have long courted groups they see as likely voters, such as NASCAR dads and soccer moms. This year, central Pennsylvanians who are black, Latino, disabled or gay are pushing their members to vote, because they haven't always shown up at the polls.

A radio program, "El Sabor Latino" (The Latin Flavor), has registered voters at its community events, founder Danna Gonzalez-McIntire said.

"I feel all the communities are doing more, not… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 26, 2004 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Lalo Delgado

DENVER (AP) Denver poet, professor and activist Lalo Delgado, whose poems and essays were taught and sometimes banned internationally, died Friday. He was 73. "His name was synonymous with the Chicano movement," said longtime friend Ricardo LaFore, director of the Denver office of Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo.

Added by NSHP Editor on July 26, 2004 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Too good to be true

According to the IRS Taxpayer Education Department, the scam home-based businesses and tax avoidance promotions have gained popularity over the last few years for a variety of reasons, including the desire of individuals to reduce the amount of taxes they pay, unscrupulous promoters selling tax avoidance and audit assistance packages and taxpayers being advised they can deduct all or most of their home and other personal assets as business expenses.

Most taxpayers with home-based… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 26, 2004 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Goodbye note

Dear NSHP members, friends and supporters:

I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I will be transitioning out as NSHP’s President & CEO effective July 1, 2005. It has been a thrilling and challenging experience for me to move this wonderful organization into its next developmental phase. As NSHP’s President & CEO I have been blessed to have such a prestigious and fulfilling role in implementing NSHP’s mission to empower Hispanic professionals with information… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 26, 2004 at 10:17am — No Comments

New immigrants getting more jobs

A study from the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, found that from the beginning of 2001 through the first four months of 2004, the number of new immigrants who found work in the U.S. was 2.06 million, while the number of native-born and longer-term immigrant workers declined by more than 1.3 million.

The study is further confirmation that despite the recovery from the recession of 2001, American families are still struggling with serious issues of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 23, 2004 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Hispanics develop Alzheimer's earlier

July 21 (HealthDayNews) -- Hispanic and black Americans are more likely to suffer symptoms of Alzheimer's disease at an earlier age than their white counterparts, new research says.

Hispanics suffer symptoms of the disease an average of seven years earlier than white Americans, said a study presented by Dr. Christopher Clark of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Another study found that blacks suffered much higher rates of Alzheimer's at a younger age than… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 21, 2004 at 1:11pm — No Comments

North Las Vegas hosting Hispanic voter outreach class

AP - July 19, 2004 - North Las Vegas is planning the second in a series of Hispanic voter outreach classes tomorrow. Organizers hope the free program will help new voters register, give them basic knowledge of U-S government and help make it easier for them to cast ballots.

Officials say voter information is also being printed in Spanish. The two-hour class begins at 6PM at the North Las Vegas Library on Civic Center Drive. City officials point to U.S. Census figures showing the city… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 19, 2004 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Foreign-born Hispanics concerned about food, US-born focused on lifestyle

NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Hispanic consumers in the United States display differing attitudes toward health and diet, according to a new NOP World Hispanic OmniTel(TM) survey. The most striking line of demarcation is whether consumers were born in or outside of the United States.

In general, the 6 in 10 Hispanics who are foreign-born tend to be focused on nutrition and food ingredients, while U.S.-born Hispanics tend to worry about lifestyle factors such as smoking, and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 14, 2004 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Hispanic business owners find the Death Tax "unfair"

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 8 out of 10 Hispanic business owners likely to vote in 5 key states believe that the federal "Death Tax" is unfair, and 71 percent say they'll support candidates who oppose the tax over one who favors keeping it, according to a study recently released.

The study released by IMPACTO Group LLC, an opinion research firm specializing in the study of attitudes in the Hispanic community, surveyed likely Hispanic voters who own businesses in… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 14, 2004 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Immigrants help give America its identity, not its identity crisis

The AZ Republic - The central thesis of Harvard Professor Samuel Huntington's book, Who Are We?, is his claim that "the single most immediate and most serious challenge to America's traditional identity comes from the immense and continuing immigration from Latin America, especially from Mexico, and the fertility rates of these immigrants compared to black and white American natives."

He raises fears that the United States will not remain "a country with a single language and a core… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 11, 2004 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Immigration System 'Badly Broken'

AP -- SAN ANTONIO,TX -- The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda has blasted the nation's immigration policies and strategies as "badly broken" and harmful to Hispanic Americans. The statement was presented Friday at the annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens in San Antonio.

LULAC, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and other Hispanic advocacy groups are part of the coalition.

Katherine Culliton, a senior attorney for MALDEF,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 11, 2004 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Marketing Magic Advertising hires transportation Marketing Specialist

Hollywood, FL July 6, 2004 --- Marketing Magic Advertising, in a bid to strengthen its ties to the public transportation industry, has announced that the agency has hired Maggie Cortez-Kirkpatrick as Director of Transportation Marketing Services.

“This is a new position in our company and a category in which Maggie has years of experience. We’re very pleased that she has joined our firm to help drive this important category for us,” said Robert Rose, CEO of Marketing… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 8, 2004 at 11:38am — No Comments

Employers praise Hispanic immigrants for their work ethic

HAMPTON -- To this day, John Graham says his crab plant downtown wouldn't have survived the early 1990s if it hadn't been for the Hispanic labor force.

Graham, an owner of Graham & Rollins Inc., said he was processing 10,000 pounds of crab a day from four processing plants that employed 884 U.S. workers when the waters turned dry for crabbers.

"And when my resource left, the labor went with it," Graham said. "When the crabs came back, I couldn't find any workers. They… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 6, 2004 at 1:55am — No Comments

Polly Baca

Burger King Corporation today announced the appointment of Polly Baca to the company's Diversity Action Council (DAC). Ms. Baca, a former Colorado State Senator, is the Executive Director of the Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA), a non-profit organization created in 1964 to address the disparity existing between the Latino community and the mainstream community.

Added by NSHP Editor on July 1, 2004 at 4:52pm — No Comments

IIAT establish internship & scholarship programs for minority students

June 28 - The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas reported that it is building an IIAT internship program to encourage minority college students in Texas to learn about careers in the insurance industry. The program will be part of a joint effort with Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, and other insurance organizations, including American Institute for CPCU, the Insurance Institute of America, and the Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association, and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 1, 2004 at 12:29am — No Comments

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