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2010-11-16 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hennessy, the number one selling cognac in the United States, sponsored the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards on November 11 in Las Vegas celebrating the success of today's premier Latin musical artists with partners BMI and mun2. Hennessy's exclusive Latin GRAMMY After-Party hosted prominent celebrity guests such as GRAMMY award winner Alex Cuba who celebrated his win for "Best New Artist" alongside nominees Koko (Best New Artist),...

2010-11-03 16:51:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two major events occurred for Latinos last night. First, Latinos turned out in uncharacteristically high numbers in some states, sometimes by twice as many voters as in 2006. Second, the election was marked by three historic victories for Republican Latino candidates in New Mexico, Nevada and Florida. New Mexicans elected the first Republican Latina governor in United States history, Susana Martinez; Marco Rubio, the "son of exiles"...

2010-10-13 11:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highlighting the rich culture of Pennsylvania's Latino community, state agencies today co-hosted the commonwealth's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg. Governor Edward G. Rendell proclaimed Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Pennsylvania. The month is dedicated to celebrating the ways Latinos enrich the state's diversity and industry through their involvement in politics,...

2010-06-10 19:54:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- California Secretary of State Debra Bowen today qualified the State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund Act of 2010, a measure that will provide a stable and adequate funding source to keep state parks open, for the Nov. 2 statewide ballot. With passage of the initiative, not only will state parks have a long-term funding solution, but also important General Fund dollars will be made available for other vital needs. A wide-ranging...

2010-06-02 20:26:52

While some Latino immigrants to the United States may be accepted as "white" by the wider society, a new American Sociological Review (ASR) study finds that many of them face discrimination based on skin color. In fact, the research showed that relatively darker-skinned Latinos earned less than their lighter-skinned counterparts. The results suggest that the rapid influx of Latino immigrants will shift the boundaries of race in the United States, but will not end skin-color-based...

2010-06-02 05:00:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobalHue, the nation's largest multicultural advertising agency, today revealed the results of a new U.S. survey of four major population segments, creating a comprehensive cultural map of a rapidly changing nation and providing marketers with new information on consumers in the New America. Surveying people in African-American, Hispanic, Asian and non-Hispanic White segments, "Multicultural Nation: Divergence and Convergence in the New...

2010-06-01 19:10:36

While some Latino immigrants to the United States may be accepted as "white" by the wider society, a new study finds that many of them face discrimination based on skin color. In fact, the research showed that relatively darker-skinned Latinos earned less than their lighter-skinned counterparts. The results suggest that the rapid influx of Latino immigrants will shift the boundaries of race in the United States, but will not end skin-color-based discrimination. "It is likely we will see...

2010-06-01 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Campari Holdings LLC today announced the launch of EstaNoche.com, a new website that offers a hand-picked selection of high quality adult toys, engaging articles and valuable expertise at a destination that is specifically designed for the sexy, sensual Hispanic community in the United States. EstaNoche was created to offer an unsurpassed level of quality, value, privacy and usability for those who are ready to set their camas en fuego. The site also...

2010-02-22 14:02:35

A University of Illinois researcher advises caution when trying to characterize gender roles and sexual behavior among this country's Latino adolescents and young adults. "When a recent documentary about U.S. Latinos featured two teen mothers in a 90-minute program, the Latino students in my classes thought it was an unbalanced portrayal of their community"”and they were right!" said Marcela Raffaelli, a U of I professor of human and community development and co-author of a recently...

2010-01-13 10:31:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marieli Colon-Padilla, incoming Chair of the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) and a 2006 Executive Leadership Program graduate, was selected by Latino Leaders Magazine as one of the "Ones to Watch" in their Inspired Leaders inaugural issue. The December/January issue features 20 Latinos under 40 as rising stars. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100113/DC36732LOGO ) "I am honored to have been selected as a rising star...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.