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Juan Tornoe
Austin, TX
Helping businesses and advertising agencies craft messages that will resonate with the Hispanic Community.
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January 30, 2015 By Adrian Carrasquillo Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus with Latino and other community leaders in East Los Angeles, Feb. 26, 2013. Among them, Ruben Barrales, right, CEO of GROW Elect. In the state of California, more than 90 Latino Republicans have been in elected — in just the last two years. And there’s a group behind this eye-popping statistic, working to diversify the Republican Party one local and municipal election at a time in California. “What we’re trying to do with GROW Elect is create a party where Hispanics can see themselves — where they actually... Continue reading
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January 30, 2015 Source: TV World NBCUniversal's Hispanic cable network mun2 transitions to become NBC UNIVERSO - the company's modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos - on Sun., Feb. 1, the day it airs the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of SUPER BOWL XLIX. NBC UNIVERSO viewers who subscribe to DIRECTV will be able to view all of the network's programming - including SUPER BOWL XLIX - in HD, as the satellite provider will offer HD carriage of the channel beginning today, Jan. 30. DIRECTV is the first Pay TV provider to offer NBC UNIVERSO in HD, and the network continues... Continue reading
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January 29, 2015 By Kyle Harris Back In the mid-'90s, Bill Teck got fed up with all the talk about Generation X. Between Douglas Coupland's book Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture and Richard Linklater's film Slacker, pop culture was failing to represent Teck's experience as a Latino living in Miami, surrounded by people from all over Latin America and the Caribbean. "It didn't resonate with my peer group," Teck says. "They were the first generation in the country and knew they must push things forward." And he came to a realization about his peers: "I don't think we're... Continue reading
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January 30, 2015 By Joel Kotkin Since 1980, the percentage of Americans who claim Hispanic heritage has grown from 6% to 17%. By 2040, Latinos will constitute roughly 24% of the population. Many Democrats no doubt see President Obama’s executive actions on immigration as a step not only to address legitimate human needs, but their own political future. But perhaps a more important question is how these new Americans will fare economically. We decided to look into which of America’s 52 largest metropolitan areas present Hispanics with the best opportunities. We weighed these metropolitan statistical areas by three factors —... Continue reading
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January 29, 2015 By Cary Darling Beginning 10 p.m. Sunday, North Texas fans of alternative Latin music won’t have to wait for the occasional tour from the likes of Mexico’s Cafe Tacuba or Brazil’s Os Mutantes to get their fix. That’s when adult-album-alternative public station KXT-FM/91.7 begins broadcasting The Latin Alternative, a weekly, syndicated, hour-long, English-language dive into rock, indie-rock, electronic, and hip-hop from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking parts of the planet. KXT is the first station in Texas to air the program where you can expect to hear everything from established artists such as Argentina’s Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and... Continue reading
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January 29, 2015 By Vanessa Cárdenas Last Tuesday, President Obama addressed Congress and the nation outlining his priorities for the next two years and in the process laying out an expansive agenda that should create excitement among Latinos. The policies the president presented have the potential to greatly improve the educational and economic outcomes of the Latino community. The president began his speech noting the progress that our economy has made since he took office. This is worth highlighting because despite what detractors say, the economy is in the best shape it has been since he became president. The facts... Continue reading
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January 29, 2015 By Brie Hiramine Simon Cowell has started looking for the ultimate Latino boy band! One Direction's X Factor coach is opening auditions for five teenage guys to form a group in a new singing competition. “I’m very excited about this show. There is a huge amount of talent out there and La Banda is going to give five guys the opportunity of a lifetime," he said. Since he's put together so many of our favorite acts, like Fifth Harmony, we know he's going to come up with a boy band that we'll totally fangirl over! The winners... Continue reading
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January 29, 2015 By Tim Henderson Manuel Ramirez was the first in his family to get a college degree, and it wasn’t easy. His parents, who brought him to the U.S. illegally from Guanajuato, Mexico, when he was 8 years old, made just enough to get by with day labor and house cleaning. They could not afford to pay their son’s roughly $10,000 tuition at the University of Texas at Austin, so Manuel earned extra money as a server in restaurants, coloring hair at a spa, translating Spanish, working in a rock quarry and building fences at a ranch. Last... Continue reading
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January 29, 2015 Source: Health Canal Immigrant Hispanic parents spank their young children less often than U.S.-born Hispanic parents, a new University of Michigan study found. The findings show that cultural values may help Hispanic immigrants maintain positive parenting practices and parent-child relationships, despite, on average, greater financial pressures and other factors often associated with greater use of spanking. Prior studies reported that Hispanics, when compared with whites and African-Americans, were generally less likely to use physical or psychological aggression against young children. However, other studies have not analyzed the link between culture and spanking when it involves Hispanic immigrants... Continue reading
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January 29, 2015 By Carolina Moreno When news of Disney’s “first Latina princess” hit the Internet on Thursday, Latinos rejoiced. But advocates of a more diverse set of princesses shouldn't get too excited yet: Elena of Avalor may not really be Latina after all. Disney announced the latest addition to its princess franchise in a Thursday press release. According to the release, Elena, 16, is a “bold, caring, funny and clever” princess, and will be introduced in a special episode of Disney Junior’s TV series “Sofia The First” in 2016. The character will be voiced by Dominican-born actress Aimee Carrero,... Continue reading
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January 28, 2015 By Javier Palomarez, Alice Perez and Dora Westerlund The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger has received a great deal of attention — and its share of controversy — here in California. Opponents say it will give Comcast too much power to pick winners and losers with television networks and online video providers, and too much power over our local Internet service. They’ve asked us to oppose the deal on this basis. But for us, these mergers should be supported or opposed based on a careful study of the merits, and not on bumper stickers, parochial corporate... Continue reading
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January 28, 2015 By Nadine Ono It is said time and time again that small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, evidenced by the fact that nearly half of the nation’s private sector workforce is employed by small businesses. Since 2009, many have had trouble accessing capital, but that is starting to change, thanks to some innovative programs. One of those was created when a small business center, a newspaper and a bank partnered up to help Latino business owners in Los Angeles. Right now, Latinos own more than 700,000 businesses in California, including 200,000 in L.A. County... Continue reading
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January 28, 2015 By Richard Parker With no fewer than two Texans and a pair of Hispanics interested in the presidency, the Republican Party is starting to think that maybe, just maybe, 2016 is the year it can win over Hispanics and, by extension, the White House. After all, Ted Cruz and Rick Perry have succeeded in Texas, where Hispanics are already the largest ethnic group. Republicans did well in 2014 in New Mexico and Colorado. Marco Rubio is interested in being president. What could possibly go wrong? One word: immigration. In the new Congress, the first order of business... Continue reading
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January 28, 2015 By Geoff Montes In Dallas, the ethnic enclave once known as Little Mexico has undergone a rapid shift in the 21st century. The nearby American Airlines Center — home of the Dallas Mavericks — opened in 2001, ushering in an era of change; real estate developers gobbled up what was left of the single-family housing stock and began erecting market-rate condominiums and office towers. Real estate agents have sleekly rebranded the neighborhood as “Uptown,” a rare walkable area in the auto-centric city. But the hundred-year-old Pike Park — a four-acre green space tucked away in the neighborhood’s... Continue reading
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January 28, 2015 By Kyle Harris Spanish has birthed one unique letter: ñ, pronounced "en-yay." The squiggly line above the n is called a tilde. Twelfth-century Spanish scribes used the tilde to shorthand the pairing of the same letter in a word: nn, aa, etc. Of all the Spanish letters that once carried a tilde, ñ is the sole survivor. In the late 1990s, Denise Soler Cox, an energetic young graphic designer, was living in Miami when she heard a radio ad: "You know you're a part of Generation Ñ if you love Madonna and Celia Cruz, if you eat... Continue reading
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January 18, 2015 By Roy Eduardo Kokoyachuk This post outlines some of the findings from the 3rd Wave of the Hispanic Millennial Project, the groundbreaking study we’ve done in conjunction with Sensis. In Wave 1, we explored the Hispanic Millennials as a group and looked into the demographics and psychographics that define them, as well as their growth in the US and the buying power that comes with that. Wave 2 focused on Hispanic Millennials’ attitudes and behaviors associated with healthcare… their health, diet, exercise, insurance, and many other key subjects. In Wave 3, we look at Hispanic Millennials (HM)... Continue reading
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January 28, 2015 By Linda Sanchez Immigration reform once again will be a key issue in the 2016 presidential election, according to a poll released by Latino Decisions. Eighty-nine percent of Latino voters expressed support for President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration and a majority want to continue or extend Obama's actions in 2017. More than 80 percent of Latino voters polled said they would support Hillary Clinton if she says she would renew Obama's immigration actions in 2017. This shows the overwhelming support Hillary would receive from Latino voters if she were to run for president in 2016... Continue reading
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January 28, 2015 By George Prentice It's not as if we weren't warned. "She's 5 feet of hugs and enthusiasm. She's going to hug you... just so you know," said Angela Hult, executive director of the Cambia Health Foundation. "Olga is amazing." That would be Olga Gerberg, director of patient negotiation for Familias en Accion, a Portland, Ore.-based health care advocacy group. Sure enough, within minutes of meeting, Gerberg's arms were wrapped around this reporter. That's just who she is—patient advocate, caregiver and hugger-in-chief. Gerberg spends her days helping families facing diagnoses of cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and end-stage cardiovascular and... Continue reading
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January 28, 2015 Source: NBC News A greater share of low-income Hispanic children with a foreign-born parent live with at least one employed parent compared to other low-income children, according to a newly released analysis. Eighty-one percent of low-income Latino children with at least one foreign-born parent live with an employed adult, according to an analysis by Child Trends National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families. That compared with roughly two-thirds of Hispanic children with only U.S. born parents and a similar share for white children, and 54 percent of black children. The nativity of white and black children... Continue reading
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January 28, 2015 By Conor Williams It’s still early in 2015, and early education remains politically hot. But as we at the Early Education Initiative often point out, early education is not a one-size cure-all. Different kids with different backgrounds have different academic—and linguistic—needs. Obviously. This is particularly true as far as Hispanic dual language learners (DLLs) are concerned. A new factbook from Excelencia in Education, The Condition of Latinos in Education, makes it clear just how important it is to tailor early education programs specifically to support these students. While just over a quarter of today’s Americans younger than... Continue reading
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January 27, 2015 By Amanda Kondolojy NBC UNIVERSO, the modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos, debuts on Sun., Feb. 1, as the home of the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX. The network will offer comprehensive football coverage and nine consecutive hours of exciting football action and related entertainment on TV to viewers beginning at 2 p.m. ET. NBC UNIVERSO is the evolution of the cable channel mun2. Viewers can catch all the action on NBC UNIVERSO live through their cable, satellite or telco provider. AT&T U-verse®, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Comcast’s XFINITY TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network,... Continue reading
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January 27, 2015 By Anita Rao & Frank Stasio In the last two decades, international migration to North Carolina has increased dramatically and more than half of the state’s foreign-born population is Latino. According to the Migration Policy Institute, as of 2013, North Carolina was home to more than 390,000 immigrants of Latino origin. This influx of new immigrants shapes the economy and culture in profound ways. Host Frank Stasio talks to Stephen Appold, professor at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, about his research showing the overall economic impact of immigrants. Stasio continues the conversation with three Latina women from... Continue reading
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January 27, 2015 Source: Here & Now The big four television networks have made progress in diversifying their casts, but only among African-American actors. That’s according to recent numbers compiled by the Associated Press. Latinos represent about 17 percent of the American population, but on network T.V., that group represents less than 10 percent of characters. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans joins Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins to discuss why it might be that Latino Americans continue to be snubbed in casting, in spite of the fact they tend to consume more media by percentage than another other group. Continue reading
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January 27, 2015 By Viva Staff The spring 2015 collections of some of the city’s top-tier Latino fashion designers are getting a winter preview. Designs from Cesar Galindo, Milagros Batista and Burju Perez will highlight Latinista Fashion Week 2015, a two-day event at El Museo del Barrio on Friday, Jan. 30, that opens with a celebration to honor Galindo’s career that includes an exhibit of his work, plus an award ceremony recognizing young designers. It closes Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Ogilvy and Mather building with Latinista Awards going to prominent New Yorkers for their contributions to the city’s fashion,... Continue reading
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January 26, 2015 By Linda Valdez When it comes to Latino voters, last weekend illustrated the stark contrast between the GOP and the Democrats. Like you needed one. Consider: While immigration bad boy Rep. Steve King was welcoming GOP 2016 presidential hopefuls to his Iowa Freedom Summit by likening "dreamers" to people "from the other planet," Arizona's Democrats were naming the first Latina as chair of the Arizona Democratic Party. Tempe resident and new head Democrat Alexis Tameron served as former U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell's chief of staff and managed Richard Carmona's 2012 U.S. Senate race, according to a press... Continue reading
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