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  • Latino Health Disparities in U.S.

    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media
    Jennifer Lubriani
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    According to U.S. Census Bureau population, there are roughly 54 million Latinos living in the United States, representing approximately 17 percent of the U.S. total population, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority. And, the U.S. Hispanic population for 2060 is estimated to reach 128.8 million, constituting approximately 31 percent of the U.S. population.Millions of these Latinos are benefiting from coverage and protections made possible by the Affordable Care Act. 8.8 million Latinos with private insurance now have access to expanded preventive…
  • Latino Health Disparities in U.S.

    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM
    Jennifer Lubriani
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    According to U.S. Census Bureau population, there are roughly 54 million Latinos living in the United States, representing approximately 17 percent of the U.S. total population, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority. And, the U.S. Hispanic population for 2060 is estimated to reach 128.8 million, constituting approximately 31 percent of the U.S. population.Millions of these Latinos are benefiting from coverage and protections made possible by the Affordable Care Act. 8.8 million Latinos with private insurance now have access to expanded preventive…
  • Building Ladders of Opportunity

    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM-FL
    Wendy Rivera
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    This is an exciting time to join Latinos in Technology Innovation and Social Media (LATISM), as Executive Director. With the Hispanic population growing at explosive rates, now more than ever, it is paramount to continue to advance and improve opportunities and outcomes for women and the Latino community.There is no question that the health of our economy and our economic prosperity depends on a highly skilled workforce that fosters technology, innovation, and competition. But, unless we transform Latino talent to the next generation of tech producers, Latinos will fall behind and will be hit…
  • Women Minority Business Entity: The Struggle For Equal Economic Opportunity

    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM-NY
    Wendy Rivera
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    The Black Institute released a report today that revealed the plethora of barriers obstructing the minority and women business enterprise (M/WBE) and how it continues to stifle competition, diversity, and equal opportunity.When a city awards almost $690 million in M/WBE contracts and only a fraction of the city contracts have gone to minority and women owned businesses (a mere 4 percent of the city’s contracts were actually awarded to them), then it is time to ask questions and demand answers.Minority and Women Entrepreneurs (M/WBE) are key drivers to our economy. In a time when our…
  • Eczema Skin Care Tips for Your Baby + SheaMoisture Review {Video}

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    Melanie Edwards
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    Baby boy has been dealing with eczema since he was an infant. It hasn’t yet gone away and honestly, it can be pretty bad at times. I feel terrible when I see him scratching away and just wish I could make it all go away. Thankfully, we’re able to help ease and lessen the amount of eczema flare ups by using appropriate skin care products and following certain guidelines. We recently had the chance to test out a couple of new products with baby boy; read on to see what we thought about SheaMoisture baby wash and lotion, plus learn a few eczema tips we follow! SheaMoisture Baby Wash…
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    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media

  • Latino Health Disparities in U.S.

    Jennifer Lubriani
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    According to U.S. Census Bureau population, there are roughly 54 million Latinos living in the United States, representing approximately 17 percent of the U.S. total population, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority. And, the U.S. Hispanic population for 2060 is estimated to reach 128.8 million, constituting approximately 31 percent of the U.S. population.Millions of these Latinos are benefiting from coverage and protections made possible by the Affordable Care Act. 8.8 million Latinos with private insurance now have access to expanded preventive…
  • Using Technology to Increase Civic Engagement and Participation

    Wendy Rivera
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm
    This week, Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) hosted a twitter chat (#civictech) to elevate the dialogue about the importance of civic engagement. Ximena Hartsock, co-founder of the D.C. based startup Phone2Action, was our featured panelist. The discussion focused on how communities can leverage the power of technology, how to make our voices heard, and mobilize communities to action.Hartsock shared how new applications like NationBuilder and Phone2Action allow everyday people to connect with elected officials from mobile phones. In a few taps, you can engage with your…
  • New Technologies for a New Era of Advocacy

    Ximena Hartsock
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    Our digital world achieved tremendous progress in the past 2 years as a digital revolution has transformed the way Americans interact with technology and consume media. One word sums it all up: MOBILE. We can’t live without our mobile devices.Recent Studies show the United States and the United Kingdom leading the pack on smartphone adoption with 75% and 73% of the adult market, respectively. While the underdeveloped world lags behind on smartphone adoption, we are on track for worldwide cell phone ownership. This is great news. Mobile phones have helped address key world problems –…
  • Building Ladders of Opportunity

    Wendy Rivera
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    This is an exciting time to join Latinos in Technology Innovation and Social Media (LATISM), as Executive Director. With the Hispanic population growing at explosive rates, now more than ever, it is paramount to continue to advance and improve opportunities and outcomes for women and the Latino community.There is no question that the health of our economy and our economic prosperity depends on a highly skilled workforce that fosters technology, innovation, and competition. But, unless we transform Latino talent to the next generation of tech producers, Latinos will fall behind and will be hit…
  • All Classrooms Must Have Adequate Broadband

    Wendy Rivera
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    The majority of our nation’s “schools do not have the capacity to offer high-definition streaming video.”  The biggest challenge today is not connection, it’s capacity in the classrooms. Without adequate broadband capacity in the classrooms, students are going to fall behind and sentenced to a lifetime of second class citizens and inequality.Our learning culture has dramatically transformed. Born into a 21st century world, today’s children are digital natives. They use digital media to learn, socialize, and share information.Data after data continues to reveal that technology can…
 
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    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM

  • Latino Health Disparities in U.S.

    Jennifer Lubriani
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    According to U.S. Census Bureau population, there are roughly 54 million Latinos living in the United States, representing approximately 17 percent of the U.S. total population, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority. And, the U.S. Hispanic population for 2060 is estimated to reach 128.8 million, constituting approximately 31 percent of the U.S. population.Millions of these Latinos are benefiting from coverage and protections made possible by the Affordable Care Act. 8.8 million Latinos with private insurance now have access to expanded preventive…
  • Using Technology to Increase Civic Engagement and Participation

    Wendy Rivera
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm
    This week, Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) hosted a twitter chat (#civictech) to elevate the dialogue about the importance of civic engagement. Ximena Hartsock, co-founder of the D.C. based startup Phone2Action, was our featured panelist. The discussion focused on how communities can leverage the power of technology, how to make our voices heard, and mobilize communities to action.Hartsock shared how new applications like NationBuilder and Phone2Action allow everyday people to connect with elected officials from mobile phones. In a few taps, you can engage with your…
  • New Technologies for a New Era of Advocacy

    Ximena Hartsock
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    Our digital world achieved tremendous progress in the past 2 years as a digital revolution has transformed the way Americans interact with technology and consume media. One word sums it all up: MOBILE. We can’t live without our mobile devices.Recent Studies show the United States and the United Kingdom leading the pack on smartphone adoption with 75% and 73% of the adult market, respectively. While the underdeveloped world lags behind on smartphone adoption, we are on track for worldwide cell phone ownership. This is great news. Mobile phones have helped address key world problems –…
  • Building Ladders of Opportunity

    Wendy Rivera
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    This is an exciting time to join Latinos in Technology Innovation and Social Media (LATISM), as Executive Director. With the Hispanic population growing at explosive rates, now more than ever, it is paramount to continue to advance and improve opportunities and outcomes for women and the Latino community.There is no question that the health of our economy and our economic prosperity depends on a highly skilled workforce that fosters technology, innovation, and competition. But, unless we transform Latino talent to the next generation of tech producers, Latinos will fall behind and will be hit…
  • All Classrooms Must Have Adequate Broadband

    Wendy Rivera
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    The majority of our nation’s “schools do not have the capacity to offer high-definition streaming video.”  The biggest challenge today is not connection, it’s capacity in the classrooms. Without adequate broadband capacity in the classrooms, students are going to fall behind and sentenced to a lifetime of second class citizens and inequality.Our learning culture has dramatically transformed. Born into a 21st century world, today’s children are digital natives. They use digital media to learn, socialize, and share information.Data after data continues to reveal that technology can…
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    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM-FL

  • Building Ladders of Opportunity

    Wendy Rivera
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    This is an exciting time to join Latinos in Technology Innovation and Social Media (LATISM), as Executive Director. With the Hispanic population growing at explosive rates, now more than ever, it is paramount to continue to advance and improve opportunities and outcomes for women and the Latino community.There is no question that the health of our economy and our economic prosperity depends on a highly skilled workforce that fosters technology, innovation, and competition. But, unless we transform Latino talent to the next generation of tech producers, Latinos will fall behind and will be hit…
  • The Consumer Electronics Association Appoints a Latina to Their Board: A Step in the Right Direction

    Wendy Rivera
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    This week the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the appointment of Ximena Hartsock, a native of Chile, and co-founder of the D.C. based startup, Phone2Action to the Board of Industry Leaders.LATISM commends CEA, Chairman Daniel Pidgeon and CEO Gary Shapiro for their commitment to diversity and inclusion in influential positions. We applaud the selection of a prominent tech startup Latina that brings uniqueness to the table. It is a step in the right direction to help steer the country forward.In the U.S. “women make up 17 percent of the corporate board members among…
  • #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…
 
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    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media » LATISM-NY

  • Women Minority Business Entity: The Struggle For Equal Economic Opportunity

    Wendy Rivera
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    The Black Institute released a report today that revealed the plethora of barriers obstructing the minority and women business enterprise (M/WBE) and how it continues to stifle competition, diversity, and equal opportunity.When a city awards almost $690 million in M/WBE contracts and only a fraction of the city contracts have gone to minority and women owned businesses (a mere 4 percent of the city’s contracts were actually awarded to them), then it is time to ask questions and demand answers.Minority and Women Entrepreneurs (M/WBE) are key drivers to our economy. In a time when our…
  • #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,…
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  • Eczema Skin Care Tips for Your Baby + SheaMoisture Review {Video}

    Melanie Edwards
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    Baby boy has been dealing with eczema since he was an infant. It hasn’t yet gone away and honestly, it can be pretty bad at times. I feel terrible when I see him scratching away and just wish I could make it all go away. Thankfully, we’re able to help ease and lessen the amount of eczema flare ups by using appropriate skin care products and following certain guidelines. We recently had the chance to test out a couple of new products with baby boy; read on to see what we thought about SheaMoisture baby wash and lotion, plus learn a few eczema tips we follow! SheaMoisture Baby Wash…
  • What’s for Dinner This Week?

    Melanie Edwards
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    As I shared last week, I’m hoping to stay on track with our menu planning and will be sharing our family’s sample weekly meal plans with you. I encourage you to sit down for a bit over the weekend and plan out your family’s menu plan as well. It truly helps to know ahead of time what you’ll be eating and takes away that last-minute “what’s for dinner” guessing game! Plus, you can get the entire family involved and let each family member pick one meal for the week – the kids love this! Something I like is that I can build in days to eat leftovers…
  • One Sure Way to Get Your Preschooler to Listen and Do What You Ask

    Melanie Edwards
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    I know the toddler and preschool years can be tough as a parent. Believe me, I’m still in the middle of it myself with my four-year-old baby boy! It’s hard being a preschooler – you’re officially a “big boy,” yet at every turn, you’re told what to do or what you CAN’T do. I do understand it, but that doesn’t mean it’s any easier on us as parents. While I still have trying moments with my baby boy, I have found one sure way to get him to do what I ask, without any fuss! In fact, it’s a fun game for him, which is why he is happy…
  • What’s for Dinner? Sample 7-Day Meal Plan for Your Family

    Melanie Edwards
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    One of the best ways to ensure that we don’t eat out or order in a lot throughout the week is to menu plan ahead of time. It’s easy to find yourself wondering what’s for dinner when it’s already too late. This usually has you rushing to piece together a meal for your family or ordering take-out. While either is perfectly fine, I know that you probably don’t want to stress about dinner at the last minute. Plus, your budget will thank you for not eating out as much! Sometimes you may feel like you’re eating the same food and need new ideas for meals to make…
  • Introducing Walmart’s Sustainability Leaders Shop, Helping You Easily Find Affordable, Sustainable Products

    Melanie Edwards
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    For those of you who are conscious about purchasing sustainable products and from companies that promote sustainability, you’ll be glad to know that there’s now an easy way to identify them on Walmart.com! The new Walmart Sustainability Leaders Shop contains products made by companies that have scored highly on Walmart’s Sustainability Index. They are each marked with a Sustainability Leaders badge, which can also be found throughout Walmart.com in general. Read on to find out the full details of how Walmart is helping you identify sustainable products, all while keeping prices…
 
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  • 25 Things You Missed at SXSW 2015 by Gapingvoid

    esornoso
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
        If you didn’t get a chance to go to SXSW, I found this great e-book by GapingVoid. 25 Things You Missed at SXSW 2015 by Gapingvoid from Hugh MacLeod
  • Email Marketing is Smart. Way Smart.

    esornoso
    11 Feb 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Marketing is an art: It is the art of creative communication with your existing customer base and your potential customer base. Email marketing can be a portal to consistent, engaging, and financially rewarding contact with the human beings in your target market. We all know that Internet has forever changed how companies sell their products and services and the evolution continues. (Well, unless you are a member of a tribe in the Amazon who has yet to make connect with the wider world. But then you are probably not reading this.) is a super smart way to communicate a message to a market…
  • 5 Creative Subjet Headers that will bring you ROI

    esornoso
    23 Sep 2013 | 1:49 pm
    Emails are an important part of promoting your business, and there are many subject headers that you can use to generate a greater percent of ROI. The following email headers are creative, which means they are more likely to catch the readers’ eye. This means that those on your email marketing list will be more likely to read those emails, leading to more purchases overall. When you create interest in your emails, and provide your customers and email list members with usable information that they can actually use, you are creating a greater sense of loyalty with them as well. While you can…
  • How to Get Better ROI from your Marketing Initiatives

    esornoso
    12 Sep 2013 | 1:51 pm
    These days, there are a range of modern marketing gambits which tend to offer a very high success rate to those who use them. In order to help you understand what these impressive marketing techniques are and how they may be utilized in order to drive more sales, establish brand power and showcase the goods and services of companies, we’ve created a practical quick guide. Once you’ve perused this article, you’ll have your finger on the pulse of what’s hot and happening in the world of cutting-edge marketing. These techniques are currently used by smart and savvy entrepreneurs…
  • Why Persistence Pays Off

    esornoso
    24 Jul 2013 | 1:54 pm
    A gifted sculpture can visualize whatever he wants to create from a piece of rock. He mastered all the techniques to achieve his goal. However, unless he starts working and chipping away at it, the rock will forever remain only a rock. In business, the best ideas can only take you so far. In the long run, what matters more is your ability to work day in and day out to so that you can take a step closer to the success that you so desired. Rome wasn’t built in a day Success doesn’t happen overnight, but is built with time. This is a very important lesson that every startup entrepreneur has…
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