Latina Lista blog re-launches as multimedia news site

DALLAS, TX - Political analysis blog Latina Lista ( http://www.latinalista.net ) re-launched this week as an online niche news destination. Founded by syndicated journalist Marisa Trevino, Latina Lista's editorial mission is to elevate the voices of Latinas/os by featuring stories about or of interest to Hispanic readers, not found in mainstream media. A newly redesigned homepage - retaining the signature pink masthead - highlights, as never before, the high-quality content of Latina Lista with exciting
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Call for entries announced for the 2010 NAMIC Vision Awards; entry deadline Dec. 4

LOS ANGELES, CA - NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) today announced the call for entries for the 2010 presentation of the NAMIC Vision Awards.  Submissions are welcomed in 16 award categories presented in honor of original television programming that best reflects the increasingly diverse, multi-ethnic global viewing audience.  Qualified submissions received by the December 4, 2009 deadline will be eligible for consideration.  Nominations will be announced in early February of
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Verizon Wireless Hispanic CSR PR program donates $50,000 to fund anti-domestic violence Hope Campaign by Casa Esperanza

ST. PAUL, MN - Believing that domestic violence will end only when it is no longer acceptable, Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina domestic violence organization based in Minnesota, launched its Hope Campaign to challenge people across the country to take action in their daily lives to create a world free from domestic violence. Sponsored by Verizon Wireless, the national Hope Campaign puts the work of ending domestic violence in the hands of individuals and communities.  A new, interactive Web site - 
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Anti-Defamation League poll: Anti-Semitic attitudes match lowest level recorded

NEW YORK, NY - A nationwide survey of the American people released today by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) finds anti-Semitic attitudes equal to the lowest level in all the years of taking the pulse of the American attitudes toward Jews. The survey found that 12 percent of Americans hold anti-Semitic views, a decline from 15 percent in 2007 and matching the lowest figure ever recorded by ADL, in 1998.   In its 1964-benchmark survey 29 percent of Americans were categorized as having anti-Semitic views. The 2009
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Reports show Hispanics most at risk for Alzheimer’s. New Spanish book, ‘La Guía Holística para la Enfermedad de Alzheimer’, offers help to Latinos facing dementia

MIAMI, FL - Recent reports show disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease among Hispanic patients nationwide. A leading physician expert on care giving warns that Latinos face gaps in understanding of the disease and barriers to adequate care. Her new Spanish book offers basic, comprehensive education for Latinos facing dementia. "We already know that U.S. Latino caregivers, in particular, constitute a group that under uses dementia-specific care services.  This group of caregivers may
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National Hispanic Corporate Council taps Ray Celaya as interim president

Ray Celaya

WASHINGTON, DC - The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) has tapped Ray Celaya as its Interim President.  In a short statment issued by the NHCC Vice President/COO Helen Trinidad said:  "The NHCC is evolving to meet the needs of Corporate America. As such, an Interim President, Ray Celaya, has been identified to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization as the Board of Directors looks to future opportunities to differentiate NHCC and to continue adding value to corporations seeking to maximize the
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Southern Partners Fund celebrates 10 years of excellence in philanthropy Nov. 21 with the inaugural launch of the Social Justice Institute

ATLANTA, GA -  The Southern Partners Fund (SPF) is celebrating 10 years of excellence in philanthropy in the Southeast by hosting the Inaugural Launch of the Social Justice Institute (SJI) on November 21, 2009.  The SPF is a public foundation (501c3) committed to social change and equity for individuals and communities in the South. The organization's mission is to support rural Southern communities and organizations seeking social, economic, and environmental justice by providing them with financial resources,
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Ad Council, U.S. govt. launch campaign promoting adoption of black children

WASHINGTON, DC - The Advertising Council, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Children's Bureau and AdoptUsKids, announced the launch of a campaign designed to encourage the adoption of African American children from foster care. According to the Administration for Children and Families, there are currently 496,000 children in the foster care system and, of these, 130,000 are available for adoption. Thirty-one percent of the children in foster care waiting to be adopted are
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Target Market News to host 2009 African American Internet Marketing Summit on Nov. 19

Target Market News announced it will host the 2009 African American Internet Marketing Summit on Thursday, Nov. 19th in Chicago at the Wyndham Hotel downtown. The all-day conference -- the only such gathering of its kind in the nation -- will feature some of the industry's leading executives and companies in marketing, advertising, media, technology and research. "Think of this as the 2.0 version of our 2008 Internet Summit," said Ken Smikle, President of Target Market News. "We added marketing to the title because
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Hispanic PR interview with Melissa Smith, EVP of RLPR

Melissa Smith - RLPR

Melissa Smith is executive vice president of RLPR.  She manages the New York office of RLPR which is headquartered in Los Angeles under the leadership of Roxana Lissa. What was your childhood ambition? I was a moody kid with a big personality – not too dissimilar to who I am today! I loved to socialize and dance and I loved telling everyone what to do. I don’t remember thinking too much about a future career – I was too focused on the me and the now – at least that part has changed a bit!
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National Institute for Latino Policy members respond to CNN’s ‘Latino in America’

By Refugio I. Rochin, Ph.D., Debbie Porcayo, Lorenzo Canizares, Mickie Luna, F. Chris Garcia, Ph.D., Michaelangelo Rios, Gloria Montealegre,  Elena Rios, MD, Lourdes Colon, Margarite Fernandez Olmos, Ph.D. and Lorraine Lopez   It was interesting that we received a number of responses from NiLP Network members who do not own televisions or do not have cable (which, I think, is un-American!) but wanted to chime in anyway. Then there are those who tie the series to the issue of the campaign to remove Lou
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