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  • LATISM Joins the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women

    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media
    AnaRC
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Today the entire world will focus on the increasing violence against women.  A huge epidemic that is facing our communities regardless of race, socioeconomic status or geography.  This day comes out of a little town of the Dominican Republic called Ojo De Agua, Salcedo.  The three Mirabal sisters Ana, Minerva and Maria Teresa got killed by the soldiers of the dictator Trujillo.  Today in remembrance of these three butterflies, we all dress in orange to remind the world that this violence must stop now.This is not going to be a one day solution.  It will take years to eradicate these acts…
  • #LATISM14 #ELHackathon: Who has questions about a Hackathon?

    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM
    Mariela
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Our annual conference would not be complete without El Hackathon!  Which is going on during the three whole days of the #LATISM14.Want to know more about #ELHackathon?#ELHackathon at the #LATISM14 conference shows a shift in the Latino hacker community. This is the first #LATISM hackathon where we saw two exciting things happen that normally don’t happen at these events. One, the majority of the hackers were women. This is important because women account for 20% of the tech work force and only around 15% of hackathon participants in the US. LATISM’s female hackers make up 75% of all…
  • #LATISM14 #ELHackathon: Who has questions about a Hackathon?

    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM-FL
    Mariela
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Our annual conference would not be complete without El Hackathon!  Which is going on during the three whole days of the #LATISM14.Want to know more about #ELHackathon?#ELHackathon at the #LATISM14 conference shows a shift in the Latino hacker community. This is the first #LATISM hackathon where we saw two exciting things happen that normally don’t happen at these events. One, the majority of the hackers were women. This is important because women account for 20% of the tech work force and only around 15% of hackathon participants in the US. LATISM’s female hackers make up 75% of all…
  • #LATISM14 #ELHackathon: Who has questions about a Hackathon?

    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM-NY
    Mariela
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Our annual conference would not be complete without El Hackathon!  Which is going on during the three whole days of the #LATISM14.Want to know more about #ELHackathon?#ELHackathon at the #LATISM14 conference shows a shift in the Latino hacker community. This is the first #LATISM hackathon where we saw two exciting things happen that normally don’t happen at these events. One, the majority of the hackers were women. This is important because women account for 20% of the tech work force and only around 15% of hackathon participants in the US. LATISM’s female hackers make up 75% of all…
  • Check Out the Top 3 Toys for Creative Kids this Holiday Season, Including the Sew Cool Sewing Machine! {Review}

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    Melanie Edwards
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Looking for toys that spark creativity and tap into the crafty, creative side of your children? Using the Walmart Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List, I’m here to share the top 3 toys for creative kids this holiday season! Plus, we got to preview one of this year’s top creative toys – the Spin Master Sew Cool Sewing Machine – and will be sharing our thoughts! Read on for our Sew Cool Sewing Machine review and more information about the Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List! Walmart Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List For a second year in a row, Walmart asked kids (ages 18 months…
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    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media

  • LATISM Joins the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women

    AnaRC
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Today the entire world will focus on the increasing violence against women.  A huge epidemic that is facing our communities regardless of race, socioeconomic status or geography.  This day comes out of a little town of the Dominican Republic called Ojo De Agua, Salcedo.  The three Mirabal sisters Ana, Minerva and Maria Teresa got killed by the soldiers of the dictator Trujillo.  Today in remembrance of these three butterflies, we all dress in orange to remind the world that this violence must stop now.This is not going to be a one day solution.  It will take years to eradicate these acts…
  • #LATISM14 #ELHackathon: Who has questions about a Hackathon?

    Mariela
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Our annual conference would not be complete without El Hackathon!  Which is going on during the three whole days of the #LATISM14.Want to know more about #ELHackathon?#ELHackathon at the #LATISM14 conference shows a shift in the Latino hacker community. This is the first #LATISM hackathon where we saw two exciting things happen that normally don’t happen at these events. One, the majority of the hackers were women. This is important because women account for 20% of the tech work force and only around 15% of hackathon participants in the US. LATISM’s female hackers make up 75% of all…
  • Calling Innovators for El Hackathon at #LATISM14 in Anaheim, CA

    Melanie Mendez Gonzales
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    El Hackathon (/el/ ˈhakəˌTHän/) is a 24hr event for developers, entrepreneurs, innovators and designers to join forces and engage in collaborative computer programming. The goal is to introduce new technologies and concepts that solve problems for the Latino community or tap into the Latino market. El Hackathons is a launch pad for ideas, a place where developers, designers, entrepreneurs and curious folk can meet and build creative projects.This year’s El Hackathon is the second annual event for LATISM and will be held November 13 – 15, 2014 at Sheraton Anaheim Hotel,…
  • Lets Chat About Raising Caring Kids: How To Make Social Good A Family Value

    AnaRC
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Tonight we’ll cover one of the most important topics in my life as a mother, an optimist and a believer – raising caring kids! We all know that it starts right at home.  It’s a long process that begins first with the human concept of sharing and then evolves into caring. I wonder how many of us dare to get deeper into the conversation of happiness?  We are happier when we care for one another.  That, for example, is something I tell my kids every time I get the “Why?” question.Mami, why do I have to share/care/give/help/defend….?Because you were created…
  • Trend Micro – Scariest Security Tricks this Halloween

    Mariela
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    The Halloween season can be full of tricks.  Here are some tips on how to protect your online privacy:To help you get ahead of the gremlins, Trend Micro, a global provider of security solutions, discusses four spooky phobias that may plague your trick-or-treat fun, along with tricks to ensure  the digital goblins don’t get the best of you this Halloween. If you are afraid of your digital life being exposed while you are out on the town for Halloween, you may have scopophobia, the fear of being looked at or stared at. To keep your digital identity safe, watch out for spooky sites or…
 
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  • #LATISM14 #ELHackathon: Who has questions about a Hackathon?

    Mariela
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Our annual conference would not be complete without El Hackathon!  Which is going on during the three whole days of the #LATISM14.Want to know more about #ELHackathon?#ELHackathon at the #LATISM14 conference shows a shift in the Latino hacker community. This is the first #LATISM hackathon where we saw two exciting things happen that normally don’t happen at these events. One, the majority of the hackers were women. This is important because women account for 20% of the tech work force and only around 15% of hackathon participants in the US. LATISM’s female hackers make up 75% of all…
  • Calling Innovators for El Hackathon at #LATISM14 in Anaheim, CA

    Melanie Mendez Gonzales
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    El Hackathon (/el/ ˈhakəˌTHän/) is a 24hr event for developers, entrepreneurs, innovators and designers to join forces and engage in collaborative computer programming. The goal is to introduce new technologies and concepts that solve problems for the Latino community or tap into the Latino market. El Hackathons is a launch pad for ideas, a place where developers, designers, entrepreneurs and curious folk can meet and build creative projects.This year’s El Hackathon is the second annual event for LATISM and will be held November 13 – 15, 2014 at Sheraton Anaheim Hotel,…
  • Top Blogueras Retreat – Call for applications

    AnaRC
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    It is that exciting time of the year when LATISM is calling for top bloguera applications.  This group of women are passionate about societal issues and do not overlook the needs of those around them.  Their passions are the fuel that society needs to promote change.  LATISM is proud to have the Top Blogueras on our team to address needs in: education, health, technology, business and civic engagement.  If you consider yourself a Top Bloguera, we ask that you submit your applications and continue to advocate for change where it is needed.  Your constant dedication to the betterment of…
  • Heroin Deaths in the U.S. Have Doubled in 2 Years

    Mariela
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Substance abuse in the United States in a wider social issue.  According to a study published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ” Deaths in the U.S. from heroin overdoses doubled between 2010 and 2012 in the 28 states where data was available.”  It is important to take into consideration that heroin is not the only drug that can kill people.The rise in heroin overdose deaths from 1,779 to 3,665 comes as deaths from prescription painkillers like OxyContin—sometimes referred to as “hillbilly heroin”—have leveled off or fallen across much of the…
  • Twitter Party Latism and Univison #Estamos Con Los Niños

    Mariela
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Our children at the border are part of a humanitarian crisis that should not be ignored.  The struggles these children face after fleeing their countries for safety seem to be never-ending, but the sentiment of our party was strong and supportive!  Everyone shared why this issue was important to them and proved that they are determined to help, as made evident by all of the donations received.  We want to thank those who joined us because without you, these children would be left vulnerable.With the help of our audience we  hope to continue to raise awareness on this humanitarian crisis.
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  • #LATISM14 #ELHackathon: Who has questions about a Hackathon?

    Mariela
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Our annual conference would not be complete without El Hackathon!  Which is going on during the three whole days of the #LATISM14.Want to know more about #ELHackathon?#ELHackathon at the #LATISM14 conference shows a shift in the Latino hacker community. This is the first #LATISM hackathon where we saw two exciting things happen that normally don’t happen at these events. One, the majority of the hackers were women. This is important because women account for 20% of the tech work force and only around 15% of hackathon participants in the US. LATISM’s female hackers make up 75% of all…
  • Florida Governor’s Veto Slows Immigration Reform Progress

    Mike
    11 Jun 2013 | 8:41 am
    Florida Governor Rick Scott.Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott’s recent veto of a bill that would have allowed many young, undocumented aliens to apply for temporary drivers licenses is a sad example of an embattled politician trying to curry favor with a conservative voting block. In doing so, he simply does more harm to an already contentious debate. The irony is that Florida’s Republican-controlled legislature overwhelmingly supported this law.According to a published report, the State House passed the bill 115-2 and the Senate 36-0. So a Republican governor then…
  • LATISM TWITTER PARTY 11/8/12: ¡Uvideos lo último de Univision!

    Elma
    7 Nov 2012 | 8:02 pm
    Como líder en multimedia Latina, Univision recientemente lanzó UVideos, la cadena bilingüe digital para América Hispana con una de las más integradas y comprensivas experiencias sociales disponibles en cualquier lenguaje en los E.U.  UVideos te permite disfrutar de miles de horas de la mejor programación de Univision cuando quieras y donde quieras. ¡También puedes disfrutar de una experiencia televisiva más social al combinar tus programas favoritos de Univision con actualizaciones detrás de cámaras y una de nuestras plataformas sociales favoritas, Twitter!Únete a la fiesta…
  • LATISM TWITTER PARTY 11/8/12: Uvideos lo ultimo from Univision!

    Elma
    7 Nov 2012 | 8:02 pm
     As the leader in Latino multimedia, Univision recently launched UVideos, the bilingual digital network for Hispanic America with one of the most fully integrated, comprehensive social experiences available in any language in the U.S. UVideos allows you to enjoy thousands of hours of the best in Univision programming whenever you want it and wherever you want. You can also enjoy a more social television experience combining you favorite Univision programs with behind the scene updates and one of our favorite social media platforms, Twitter!Come join the party to see what all the fuss is…
  • Love NASCAR? Near South Florida? Read on! You could win an amazing VIP experience!

    Elma
    3 Oct 2012 | 2:17 pm
     Want to meet Colombian NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya and receive the VIP experience at Homestead-Miami Speedway?“Like” NASCAR Diversity’s Facebook page and comment on this photo: http://goo.gl/n2CMR before October 17th to enter the random drawing.One winner (+1 guest) will receive a VIP experience at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race on November 18th – including a photo opportunity with Juan Pablo Montoya!Please note: prize does not include airfare or lodging
 
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  • #LATISM14 #ELHackathon: Who has questions about a Hackathon?

    Mariela
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Our annual conference would not be complete without El Hackathon!  Which is going on during the three whole days of the #LATISM14.Want to know more about #ELHackathon?#ELHackathon at the #LATISM14 conference shows a shift in the Latino hacker community. This is the first #LATISM hackathon where we saw two exciting things happen that normally don’t happen at these events. One, the majority of the hackers were women. This is important because women account for 20% of the tech work force and only around 15% of hackathon participants in the US. LATISM’s female hackers make up 75% of all…
  • Casa Latina Twitter Party – 9pm TONIGHT!

    Jennifer Viola
    6 Nov 2013 | 7:47 am
    Join us TONIGHT for a special Twitter Party dedicated to the Casa Latina Home Expo taking place Saturday, November 9th!Casa Latina shares LATISM’s dedication to advancing the social, civic, and economic status of the Latino community. Their expo will be the first bilingual home health expo in the tri-state area. LATISM’s media partnership with Casa Latina aims to provide resources for home-related information knowing that home and family form the foundation of the Latino experience.The Twitter Party will start at 9PM ET! Make sure to follow our LATISM hashtag as well as the…
  • Immigration Reform Must Stay In Front

    AnaRC
    10 Sep 2013 | 6:44 am
    A page one story in the Sunday New York Times is suggesting that immigration reform is now at the back of the line due to coming battles over military action in Syria and a debt ceiling fight that must be resolved by October 1. I think this is a total cop out on the part of our president and the House Republicans.The debate over Syria should have ended yesterday in light of the fact that the vast majority of Americans DO NOT support US military action in that country. The fight over the debt ceiling is ongoing and should also be dispatched equally quickly and hopefully in a way that offers a…
  • Grass Roots Advocacy and How it Killed Stop and Frisk

    Mike
    14 Aug 2013 | 6:51 am
    The recent Federal ruling agains the New York City Police Department’s much reviled stop and frisk policy is a textbook example of how united voices, hard work and some strategic funding can have a serious and profund impact on a problem. The New York Times did an excellent job of following the timeline of the story and it’s worth reading. But what really matters is that in our age of fear, institutional racism, big money and power politics, speaking out, when organized and directed, can still work.New York City has always been a city of sharp divides between the rich and poor,…
  • LATISM and El Diario La Prensa Event: The Digitalization of Hispanic Media

    salmendoza
    10 Jul 2013 | 8:07 pm
    Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is proud to join forces with El Diario La Prensa to bring you a private Tweet-Up event as part of El Diario’s 100th Anniversary Commemoration.El Diario La Prensa is looking forward to a discussion on Latinos in Social Media and New Technologies, news delivery methods of the 21st Century, Citizen’s journalism, and the newspaper’s transition from print to a state-of-the-art digital and social media platform on its 100th Anniversary  Speakers:Hilda Garcia, Director of Digital Content, El Diario/La Prensa, ImpreMediaSandra Lilley,…
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  • Check Out the Top 3 Toys for Creative Kids this Holiday Season, Including the Sew Cool Sewing Machine! {Review}

    Melanie Edwards
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Looking for toys that spark creativity and tap into the crafty, creative side of your children? Using the Walmart Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List, I’m here to share the top 3 toys for creative kids this holiday season! Plus, we got to preview one of this year’s top creative toys – the Spin Master Sew Cool Sewing Machine – and will be sharing our thoughts! Read on for our Sew Cool Sewing Machine review and more information about the Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List! Walmart Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List For a second year in a row, Walmart asked kids (ages 18 months…
  • Holiday Top Gift Idea: Get the Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity Sleep Band for Only $69 this Black Friday! {Review}

    Melanie Edwards
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    My husband is a gadget lover. He loves gadgets that provide convenience, save him time, and sometimes, just fun gadgets that do cool things. I may not always understand the necessity for some gadgets he falls in love with, but I can appreciate his excitement. When I was asked to review the Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity Sleep Band, I knew he’d be perfect for testing it out. The Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity Sleep Band is one of many Walmart Black Friday deals this year – you’ll find the Black Fitbit Flex Band on sale for $69 (a $30 savings!) during Walmart’s 8 pm…
  • Use Leftover Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes! Puerto Rican Style Bacon & Cheese Mini Stuffed Potato Balls (Rellenos de Papa con Tocineta y Queso) {Recipe}

    Melanie Edwards
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    One of my favorite Puerto Rican fried delicacies is rellenos de papa or papas rellenas (stuffed potato balls). Traditionally made with ground beef or chicken, the combination of the crispy fried outer shell, soft potato inside, and delicious meat filling, makes for a delightful treat. My kids have grown to love papas rellenas and ask to buy some whenever we go to local Latin restaurants. As I thought about a Thanksgiving leftovers recipe to share with you, I knew that transforming leftover mashed potatoes from your Thanksgiving meal into rellenos de papa would be perfect! Instead of the…
  • Learn How CoverGirl & Walmart Are Empowering Women with #GirlsCan Initiative

    Melanie Edwards
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Growing up in a Puerto Rican household with parents that stuck to their beliefs and the culture despite now being embedded in American culture, I often found myself questioning their tactics. There were plenty of double standards in our house in what I was allowed to do versus my two older brothers. For example, when I asked why they could go out with their friends at night and I could not, I was told it was because they were boys and I was a girl. I know my parents were only trying to protect their youngest and only daughter, but the double standards were infuriating at the time. (I…
  • Guineos en Escabeche (Puerto Rican Green Banana Salad): Great Thanksgiving Side Dish Idea! {Recipe}

    Melanie Edwards
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Growing up, Thanksgiving in my family always included a mix of traditional Puerto Rican food. Along with the turkey, you could always find yellow rice on the table, sometimes beans, and many times, guineos en escabeche – green bananas tossed with sauteed onions, olive oil, and vinegar. Guineos en escabeche is easy to make and complements arroz con gandules (yellow rice with pigeon peas) very well. If you’re looking for a new and different Thanksgiving side dish idea, try making these Puerto Rican guineos en escabeche! And for more Thanksgiving side dish ideas, check out the…
 
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