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2011-06-13 12:46:00

MIAMI, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Latino social media content and marketing services platform Hispanicize has partnered with two of the nation's most influential Latina bloggers, Piera Jolly of JollyMom and Eva Smith of Tech.Food.Life, to launch the Latina Mom Bloggers network. A service of Latina Moms Media, LLC, Latina Mom Bloggers features the industry's most comprehensive Word of Mouth communications services targeting influential Latina moms, the most sought-after purchase...

2011-06-02 15:01:00

Alma Morales Riojas says Rule Will Hurt Hispanic Students WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Department of Education's (DoED) release of the 'Gainful Employment' rule, MANA- A National Latina Organization President & CEO Alma Morales Riojas released the following statement: "After much discussion and debate the Department of Education just released its final Gainful Employment rule. We continue to praise DoED's efforts to improve services to...

2011-03-28 13:36:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oscar Nominated Actor Edward James Olmos, one of the nation's most admired Latinos in Hollywood and one of the best known advocates for education, will headline the stellar cast of keynoters speaking at Hispanicize 2011, the 2nd Annual Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference, April 6-8. Olmos, who in addition to being nominated for an Academy Award for "Stand and Deliver" was most recently Adm. William Adama in the just...

2011-03-22 07:15:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate and amplify the countless contributions of Hispanic women, two Charlotte, North Carolina residents, Deborah Aguiar-Velez and Raquel Velez, launched Escuchame.org. The nationally recognized Latina engineers and mother and daughter team created Escuchame (Spanish for "Listen up!") as an effort to organize, showcase, and promote Latinas as experts at the national and international levels. The site is fully bilingual in English and...

2011-01-27 13:08:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood, here they come! The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Hispanic PR Blog today unveiled the roster of Latino social media industry thought leaders, bloggers and sessions that will be featured at Hispanicize 2011, the Second Annual Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference, April 6-8 in Hollywood, CA. (See most recent conference agenda here). "We are very proud of the top-notch agenda, industry...

2010-10-26 12:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- "I never thought I had a chance." That was 20-year-old Elora Perez's feeling as she attended an open casting call this summer for Si TV's Model Latina NYC reality/competition series. Last night, the Queens, NY native proved her initial instincts to be way off as she was crowned the winner of the third season of Model Latina. Elora's unexpected journey to stardom began one night while jumping rope at home. "My mother heard on the radio that Si TV...

2010-09-10 18:42:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Hispanic National Bar Association's (HNBA) Standing Commission on the Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession ("Commission"), announced the release of its second ground breaking study, La Voz de la Abogada Latina: Challenges and Rewards in Serving the Public Interest at the HNBA 35th Annual Convention. The study explores and analyzes the experiences and perceptions of Latina attorneys employed in public interest offices such...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'