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August 2005 Blog Posts (28)

Groups urge Hispanic youths to stay away from military enlistment

AP- Los Angeles, CA - Anti-war activists in Los Angeles have launched a national campaign that claims military recruiters are unfairly targeting minorities at high schools. An organizer with Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools says too many poor, Hispanic youths have died in the war in Iraq.

The coalition wants schools to limit the presence of recruiters on campus and to do a better job of informing students about how to keep the military from obtaining their personal… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 31, 2005 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Helping after Katrina

Hurricane Katrina completely devastated a big part of the Gulf Coast in what could become the most destructive storm in U.S. history. Victims are in need of immediate medical care, food and water, and thousands will need temporary housing for months. Help people affected by this storm by making a donation today, find here all the different Aid Organizations working in the area and donate to them directly… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 31, 2005 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Al Quintana

Burson-Masteller announced it appointed Al Quintana as chairman of its US Hispanic Practice. Quintana has 20 years of experience as a communications professional and was most recently the VP of Marketing for the subsidiary of Telefonica SA in eht United States. In his nwe role he will manage all aspects of the firm's business in the US Hispanic Market from its Latin America headquarters in Miami, FL.

Added by NSHP Editor on August 29, 2005 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Alfred Ramirez Named New Interim Executive Director at NAHP

Washington, D.C.--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--August 23, 2005--The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc. (NAHP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alfred Ramirez as Interim Executive Director. During his tenure as Interim Executive Director, Mr. Ramirez will lead a national search for new NAHP leadership to drive its advertising sales in Hispanic print media, spearhead initiatives to increase membership, develop, and implement key programs of the NAHP.

Mr. Ramirez comes… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 29, 2005 at 6:08pm — No Comments

King Drew Medical Center- Is there a middle solution??

Public Enemies - King/Drew gets closer to extinction, while Crenshaw High gets de-accredited. But folks are fighting back - by ERIN AUBRY KAPLAN

It's become an awfully familiar sight: a group of somewhat nervous-looking bureaucrats and assorted suits facing a roomful of angry South-Central citizens, chiefly black and Latino, who pepper them with questions about why an essential community institution is being dismantled without the community's awareness or approval, to say nothing of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 28, 2005 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Hispanic immigrants have economic impact on South Carolina

(Columbia-AP) Aug. 26, 2005 - A University of South Carolina study shows Hispanic immigrants could add more than $2 billion to the state's economy. That is a sliver of the dollars spent in the state every year. But researchers and Hispanic advocates say it is significant enough for businesses and government to take notice.

Elaine Lacy is the director of the Consortium Latino Immigration Studies at USC. She says many South Carolinians think the Latino population is invisible. But Lacy… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 28, 2005 at 5:40am — No Comments

PBS to Offer Special Programming for Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 - October 15

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS features year-round programming both created by and about Hispanic Americans. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, PBS offers a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the diversity of the Latino community and explore its history and culture. The topics range from a teacher who uses Shakespeare to teach Latin-American immigrant children to the new adventures of twins Maya and Miguel to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo to an exploration of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 25, 2005 at 2:50am — No Comments

Hoy and Telemundo Partner on National Community Campaign

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hoy and the Telemundo Network are partnering on a multimedia community campaign. Under the one-year agreement, the media companies are highlighting issues that are important to the Hispanic communities they serve. Each month, Hoy and Telemundo provide information to readers and viewers through Hoy's three publications and programming-integrated messages and storylines on Telemundo stations. Information also appears online through both media companies'… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 25, 2005 at 2:46am — No Comments

Record numbers of Hispanic Texas students take ACT

AP - AUSTIN — Hispanic students taking the ACT college entrance exam reached an all-time high this year, making up 25 percent of the students tested in the state, the Texas Education Agency said today.

"We're encouraged by this rise in participation among minority students," said Shirley Neeley, Texas education commissioner. "We need to do all we can to help all students, regardless of race or family income, prepare themselves for college, trade school, the military or other… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 17, 2005 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Chicano Activist Physician's Reply- A Call to Action

Dr.Beltran-thanks for the bad news.

I agree with you on the need to advocate con huevos. Killer King must be managed to serve the people La Raza. Como doctores de Aztlan we must come forward to defend our patients needs.
As experienced healers we need to mitigate the horrible pain this Board Of Supervisors plan will have on our patients. Stop the RAPE of MLK.


Added by NSHP Editor on August 17, 2005 at 6:55am — No Comments

A Call to Action- Response to Los Angeles County BOS Decision

A Call for Action By Robert A. Beltran, M.D., M.B.A., FACMQ, CHCQM - President - Latino Med Policy Institute

Congratulations to those good men and women who spoke at the Board of Supervisors today!!!(August 16,2005). Unfortunately as many of us have experienced in the past, politics prevailed over patient care today as the board voted to move forward on the proposed closures recommended by Dr.Garthwaite.

Several messages can be understood from today’s decision by the Board… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 17, 2005 at 5:48am — No Comments

FSU Launches Unique Hispanic Program

Marketing to U.S. Hispanics has become such big business that you can now get a college education in it. Florida State University is launching the country's first center for Hispanic marketing communication, directed by Felipe Korzenny, a specialist in Hispanic marketing and an FSU professor of advertising and marketing.

The new center in Tallahassee offers graduate certificate and undergraduate minor programs, conducts research, offers executive seminars and serves as a resource… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 16, 2005 at 10:05pm — No Comments

UCLA Extension Offers Free Information Session on New Certificate Program in Spanish-Language Journalism

In response to the increasing influence of Spanish-language media in the United States, UCLA Extension has joined with La Opinión and Univision 34, the country’s largest Spanish-language print and broadcast news outlets, to create one of the nation’s first professional certificate programs in Spanish-language journalism.

The 30-unit program, debuting this fall, will help aspiring journalists gain the skills they need to succeed in the nation’s fastest-growing media market. Courses… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 16, 2005 at 3:28am — No Comments

Will Good Men and Women Prevail on August 16,2005 L.A.County Board of Superviors Meeting?

Physician Leadership and Integrity - Posted 04/26/2004 - Robert A. Beltran, MD, MBA

The principles of leadership and integrity addressed in Dr. Solyom's commentary (1) are being challenged at the King-Drew Medical Center (KDMC) in Los Angeles, California.(2) This academic medical center is part of the county hospital system run by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. L.A. County has one of the largest uninsured populations, numbering nearly 3 million, in the nation.… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 16, 2005 at 2:40am — No Comments

The Complete Job Search Guide for Latinos

The Complete Job Search Guide for Latinos presents a comprehensive career road map designed to resonate with Latino and Hispanic job seekers from college students through mid-level managers. Each chapter contains user-friendly information on job search strategies, techniques, tools and information unique to Latinos.

The Complete Job Search Guide for Latinos will also reach out to the employer community and others interested in learning more about the special opportunities and best… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 16, 2005 at 12:59am — No Comments

Hispanic health issues under the microscope

HARLINGEN, August 14, 2005 — Nearly two years after it received its first appropriations, a national research center that studies nutrition habits among Hispanics has kicked off several projects that address everything from insulin resistance to attitudes toward childhood obesity.

It’s groundbreaking work, and officials hope they’ll receive funds in future years so the research can continue.

Drawing on a $1 million appropriation for fiscal year 2005, the U.S. Hispanic… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 15, 2005 at 2:57am — No Comments

The New Latino South

According to a report of the Pew Hispanic Center that focuses on Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, Hispanic population growth in these parts of the South will also have distinctive impacts on public policy, and those impacts have only just begun to be felt.

In order to examine the diversity of demographic and economic experiences at the local level, this report also examines 36 counties in the South that are experiencing especially rapid… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 12, 2005 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Edgar Vera left brain dead by Allen Texas Police

My cousin Edgar Vera was brutally left brain dead on Thursday August 4th by the hand of two Allen County Police Officers. Police have been suspended with PAY only because family and friends protested in front of the Police Dept. My cousin was not a criminal the only thing they have against him is that he had forgotten to pay a seatbelt ticket --but this does not justify BRAIN DEAD.

We really are asking for support and prayers for Edgar. Please join gathering at City Hall, Allen Texas… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 12, 2005 at 2:53am — No Comments

Wachovia rolls out ATM card for Hispanic customers

Wachovia Bank plans to roll out a new ATM card for its Hispanic customers in the Washington area next month to help them send money to friends and family in Latin America. Customers can add value to the cards at ATMs, by telephone or at branch banks, and mail them to countries throughout Latin America, where they can be cashed at any ATM in the Visa/Plus network.

The card follows the marketing theory that a customer for one banking service becomes a customer for other services, such… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 11, 2005 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Are we losing the Health Care Battle in Los Angeles?

Unfortunately something I wrote back in 2003 appears to be coming to pass.


From HealthLeaders.com: "A Local Healthcare Battle; A National Healthcare War" - Robert A. Beltran, M.D., January 13, 2003

Our country faces a "Healthcare War" and one major battleground is Los Angeles County. A fair and reasonable victory for those who seek universal healthcare in Los Angeles will… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 8, 2005 at 5:17am — No Comments

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