Mundo Lanugo celebrates Hispanic heritage with “Soy Americano Y Latino De Corazón” movement

Mundo Lanugo™ (www.mundolanugo.com)

    Mundo Lanugo™, the lifestyle and entertainment brand for preschoolers inspiring Latino De Corazón™ (Latin at heart) confidence and cultural pride will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with family programs and live events supported by partners Seventh Generation, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Macy’s, Humana, and the Miami Marlins. The initiative encourages parents and kids to embrace Miami’s diverse and multi-cultural community, while enjoying Latino inspired entertainment and special
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Denver Film Society hosts Edward James Olmos, Richard Montoya, Nicholas Gonzalez for “Water & Power” opening night

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    The Denver Film Society (DFS) is proud to announce special guests Edward James Olmos (Producer), Richard Montoya (Director) and Nicholas Gonzalez (The Purge: Anarchy, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm) will attend CineLatino on behalf of the Opening Night film Water & Power on September 25. The film, a Sundance Lab Project and official selection of the LA Latino Film Festival and San Diego Latino Film Festival, revolves around twin brothers nicknamed "Water" and "Power (Gonzalez)" from the hard
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New Ad Council campaign advises Hispanic families with college preparedness

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  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), in partnership with the Ad Council, is launching a new, national public service advertising (PSA) campaign to give Hispanic parents access to the resources they need to help their children prepare, plan, and pay for college.   Today, Hispanics account for 19% of all college students, ages 18 to 24, up from 12% in 2008. What’s more, 69% of Hispanic graduates are now going
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The U.S. Census Bureau heeds start of Hispanic Heritage Month

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  Today marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month — a time to recognize the contributions and cultures of the nation's fastest-growing population group. The idea started as a special week in 1968 and was expanded to a full month 20 years later. There are 52 million Hispanics in the U.S., 17 percent of the total population, forming the nation's largest ethnic or racial minority. Over half of that population resides in California, Texas or Florida, and nearly two-thirds are of Mexican
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Joan Manuel Serrat named Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

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    Spanish singer/songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat has been named the 2014 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and will be celebrated during a gala on Nov. 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Barcelona-born Serrat started playing music as a teen as he learned the craft both as a songwriter and performer. In 1965, he landed a record deal after singing on the Spanish radio show Radioscope. Serrat then released two EPs and a full-length debut album and went on to perform
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Obama Cabinet member to announce SBA PRIME Grants in NYC

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    On Monday, September 15th, U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, a Member of President Obama's Cabinet will be in New York City to announce SBA PRIME Grants across the country, including 16 states and the District of Columbia. She will be joined by the House Small Business Committee Ranking Member, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez. PRIME grants are intended to help qualified community-based organizations provide training to small businesses with five or fewer employees
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Mediaplanet launches second annual edition of Hispanic Heritage News online platform

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    Mediaplanet has announced the launch of its second annual cross-platform edition of “Hispanic Heritage,” a campaign that aims to educate both those in the Latino community, and those who are not, about the increasingly rich social, economic, political and cultural influence of the new, emerging generation of U.S. Latinos. Highlighting a number of topics surrounding family, culture, food and entertainment, while also diving into harder topics focused on educational opportunity, health and
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Diana Bolivar appointed new member of NSHMBA board of directors

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The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) has announced the appointment of Diana Bolivar, President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO), as a board member to the NSHMBA National Board of Directors. Bolivar's current role as president of the chamber helps to promote the economic development of the Hispanic business community of Metro Orlando. Bolivar's vision for the chamber is to continue the support of economic development in Central Florida by offering HCCMO's members and
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Día de Los Muertos comes to Coachella

The inaugural event, whose tagline is "honor the dead…celebrate the living," will also include large art installations in key locations throughout the park. (PRNewsFoto/Rodri/Luz Entertainment)

    Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, a long standing Latino holiday with indigenous roots dating back to Aztec times, has taken its place in mainstream culture boasting festivities worldwide. Though traditions may slightly differ among cultures, the holiday (typically taking place from Oct. 31-Nov. 2) commemorates the dead and brings families together in enjoyment of life. In keeping with this celebrated tradition, Luz Entertainment in conjunction with the City of Coachella are proud to
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ABC News and Univision presidents to discuss impact of Hispanic millennials at Hispanic Television Summit

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  James Goldston, President of ABC News, will join Isaac Lee, CEO of Fusion and President of Univision News, for a lively discussion about the growing impact of Hispanic millennials on the television industry during the 12th Annual Hispanic Television Summit on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The interview will be moderated by Alicia Menendez, host of Alicia Menendez Tonight, an irreverent weeknight news program on Fusion. The Hispanic Television Summit is recognized
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Georgia Latino Film Festival kicks off third year with influencer red carpet event

Georgia Latino Film Festival Web site (www.georgialatinofilmfestival.org)

    To ensure that Latino filmmakers have a platform  to network, grow  and promote their work, Jose Marquez, CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA), and Lance Robertson, CEO of the Black Latino Council, created  the Georgia Latino Film Festival during Hispanic Heritage Month in 2011. “Now in our third year our footprint has expanded exponentially,” says Marquez. “We have film submissions from all over the country, Mexico, Columbia, Puerto Rico,
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