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November 2005 Blog Posts (30)

NSHP - Los Angeles first networking meeting

Our first networking event was held on October 28th, in Los Angeles, CA, and it was a success! The organizers, Mrs. Elena Clarisa Herrera and Dr. Robert Beltran are now in the process of establishing the L.A. Local Comittee. Remember, only Associate members can be part of local committees.



Jackie Vargas, who attend the first meeting sent us her feedback:



"On Friday, October 28th, 2005 the first NSHP-LA Chapter meeting was held at Tamayo's Restaurant in East LA. I was a bit… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 28, 2005 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Juan Martinez

HOLLAND -- Holland High School senior Juan Martinez has been selected Michigan Hispanic Caucus Student of the Year by Hispanic legislators. The son of Martin and Maria Martinez, of Holland, he hopes to use the $500 scholarship as part of his tuition to Hope College or Grand Valley State University next year.



"This really encourages you, as a minority student, to do your best and work hard at getting to college," Juan Martinez said Monday night following his introduction to the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 28, 2005 at 12:59am — No Comments

Michael L. Barrera

Has been named President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, basd in Washington D.C. Formerly chairman and president of the Hispanic Chamber of Greater Kansas City, Barrera is the National ombudsman for the U.S. Small Business Administration, appointed by president Bush in 2001. Hi is also an alumnus of the University of Texas School and Kansas State University, where he received his bachelor's degree.

Added by NSHP Editor on November 28, 2005 at 12:52am — No Comments

Hispanic Chamber received grant from SBC

The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce received a $4,000 grant from the SBC Foundation to help continue operating its Entrepreneurial Technical Assistance Centers, the chamber announced this week. The entrepreneurial centers help individuals get started in business and navigate the licensing and permit process.



Twenty computers are available to help people prepare business plans and financial projections or do research on the Internet.



Information: 566-4066 or… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 25, 2005 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Kensington Book Publisher Seeks Latino Writers

These are exciting times for Latinos in the publishing world. To this end, Kensington, the largest independent book publisher in the United States, is seeking writers of Latin descent to publish books that resonate with us, that truly reflect our vibrancy, our struggle, and our many hued selves.



We are inviting people of Latin descent to submit fiction in the form of romance, erotica, mysteries, thrillers,paranormals, literary, and urban stories. We are also exploring non-fiction… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 24, 2005 at 1:18am — 1 Comment

Hispanic women keep on track to top jobs

Hispanic women still find themselves lagging behind their white counterparts in the corner office. Only 10 percent of working Hispanic women hold jobs classified as managerial or executive, while 16 percent of white women in the workplace have those roles. As for professional jobs, only 8.5 percent of Hispanic women hold those positions, compared with 21 percent of white women, according to the California research firm HispanTelligence.



But that's changing as the number of Hispanic… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 22, 2005 at 12:30am — No Comments

Luis A. Aguilar

ATLANTA, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has named McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP's Luis A. Aguilar its Lawyer of the Year for 2005. Mr. Aguilar was selected by a special review committee that considered numerous candidates.



"After a highly competitive process, Luis emerged as a terrific choice by the executive committee of the HNBA. He is one of the most highly regarded corporate attorneys in the country. He has a unique ability to very… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 22, 2005 at 12:11am — No Comments

Hispanic youth 'cause for concern'

Hispanic youth nationwide are exposed to alcohol advertising at a rate 20 percent higher than youth in general, according to a study released last month by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Georgetown University. The center studied advertising in the most popular magazines and television and radio programs in the 25 markets with the largest Hispanic population in the United States during 2003 and 2004.



The center's research director, David Jernigan, said the findings were… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 21, 2005 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Stroke 3rd Leading Cause of Death for Latinos

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH - NIH News - National Institute on Aging (NIA) - http://www.nia.nih.gov/



STROKES AFFECT THOUSANDS OF HISPANICS EACH YEAR -- LEARN TO RECOGNIZE SYMPTOMS



More than 700,000 strokes occur in the U.S. every year. For older Hispanic Americans, stroke is the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Strokes also cause more serious long-term disabilities than any other… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 17, 2005 at 7:03pm — No Comments

AHAA Member Agencies feel Donny Deutsch & George Lopez Demonstrate Small Thinking on “The Big Idea”

McLean, Va., October 7 -- Last week’s 19th annual Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) conference themed “Rompiendo Barreras” (Breaking Barriers) allowed the industry to celebrate its success, yet recognize just how many challenges still exist for Hispanic marketers.



During the very same week of the AHAA conference, on CNBC’s “The Big Idea,” host Donny Deutsch and guest comedian George Lopez commented that targeted advertising was “unnecessary” and that marketers… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 15, 2005 at 4:41pm — No Comments

A Rising Latino to the DNC! Congratulations Jerome

Dear friend,



I have recently been elected to the Democratic National Committee as an at-large member. I feel deeply honored to have gained this accomplishment, and have many close friends and colleagues to thank. I would like to invite you to share an evening with me this coming Tuesday, November 15 in Falls Church.



Please e-mail me or call me for the full details – this event will also be a part of the National Kickoff campaign that Governor Dean is organizing throughout… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 12, 2005 at 12:37am — No Comments

Tim Tamez and Stephanie Perez

AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) November 11, 2005 -- A non-profit organization focused on developing the next generation of Hispanic leaders celebrated the success of awarding students with oratory awards as a result of Expo 2005, a national debate contest held at the University of Texas Nov. 4-5. The National Hispanic Institute honored high school sophomores such as Tim Tamez from Austin, TX and Stephanie Perez from Chicago, IL on Saturday night among more than sixteen other debate winners during the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 12, 2005 at 12:18am — No Comments

Liver Transplant Program Halted - Quality of Care?

Unfortunately, many times it is the lower socioeconomic, disadvantaged and ethnic population who tolerate poor quality health care. Were there a disproportionate number of minorities who were subjected to the problems at this Liver Transplant Program?



THE STATE - Hospital Halts Liver Transplant Program - U.S. officials decertify the practice at UCI Medical Center. Waiting patients will transfer. By Charles Ornstein and Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writers



UCI Medical Center… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 11, 2005 at 6:58pm — No Comments

'BizFest' at UTSA Downtown Campus

(Nov. 10, 2005)--The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation will present a four-day youth business conference Nov. 16-19 at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event, funded through a five-year $1 million Ford Motor Company Fund grant, offers first-year college students and high school juniors and seniors specialized business training in the automotive industry and entrepreneurship.



UTSA President Ricardo Romo, who is chair-elect of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 11, 2005 at 7:58am — No Comments

Help find missing Claudia Perez Wildwood, FL

I would like if evey one here could help!! PLEASE!!! My grandaughter Claudia has been missing since 10/5/2004 and no one has seen or heard from her yet. Please take a moment and view her site and download her posteer and pass it on all help is greatly appreciated. Here is the site http://www.geocities.com/findclaudiaperez . I thank you for your time. j.burgos baxleyamanda@hotmail.com

HELP BRING CLAUDIA HOME - Missing… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 11, 2005 at 3:27am — No Comments

MountainKing Potatoes Selects K. Fernandez and Associates for Branding Efforts

San Antonio, TX — November 8, 2005 — MountainKing Potatoes, a 20-year old Houston-based produce company, has selected K. Fernandez & Associates as its advertising agency for its statewide product brand assignment in Texas. K. Fernandez will handle advertising that includes creative, media, FSIs and in-store POS to reach the general market and Hispanic consumer by focusing on the MountainKing Butter Reds® and Fingerling Potato line products.



“Texas is a huge opportunity for… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 11, 2005 at 2:14am — No Comments

Rally promotes Hispanic recruitment

A group of Latina women danced in the middle of the Tate Plaza Tuesday to the pulsating beat of Spanish music. Seemingly oblivious to the students walking to and from class, they were there not only enjoying their Hispanic heritage but also promoting it. The women were part of a rally titled “Oye mi canto” — or “Hear My Song” — that was held to create awareness of the Hispanic community on campus.



The rally also was staged to encourage more proactive efforts in recruitment, admission… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 11, 2005 at 1:32am — No Comments

USF a haven for Hispanic workers

As USF strives to become a leading university, its constant battle to place high in various national polls has once again produced good results. Recently ranked in terms of numbers of new Hispanic faculty hired, USF placed 23rd in the rankings published last month in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. The publication used information gathered by the National Center for Education Statistics to determine which universities in the United States showed a trend of growth in numbers of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 11, 2005 at 12:52am — No Comments

Need for translators in the health care environment

Lamar, CO - Going to the emergency department or being admitted into the hospital can be a frightening experience for anyone, but what if you have a sick child, are in pain or injured, and you are unable to communicate with the staff because you don't speak English? Often, bilingual relatives or friends try to bridge the communication gap with the nurse or doctor, but that can be risky because their translation may not always be as precise as it should be in a medical situation. But, at Prowers… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 9, 2005 at 1:19am — No Comments

New Local Spanish-Language Station to Launch In Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ--(HISPANIC PR WIRE - BUSINESS WIRE)--November 8, 2005--Bela Broadcasting, LLC, today announced the launch of a second Spanish-language television station, KEJR-TV Channel 43 in Phoenix. KEJR-TV, targeting the emerging, local 18-34 Latino demographic with a mix of children’ s programming, Spanish-language movies, urban music and entertainment and the ever popular “Atrevete” variety game-show will begin airing its original programming on Monday, October 31st.



According to… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on November 9, 2005 at 12:14am — No Comments

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