Hispanic Professional Network
Hugo Balta, news director at public television station WTTW-Channel 11, EP of the weeknight newscast “Chicago Tonight” and host of the weekly “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” is no longer employed by the company after just one year on the job.
Balta, who joined WTTW in February 2020, was placed on administrative leave last week.…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on February 25, 2021 at 11:29pm — No Comments
Despite nearly 100,000 small businesses expected to never open their doors again because of the pandemic, a woman in West Allis is defying the odds.
Often, minority business owners depend on their own cash reserves, family and friends more than their white counterparts.…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2021 at 1:04pm — No Comments
Breast cancer incidence and mortality rates are lower in some Hispanic/Latino subpopulations compared to Non-Hispanic White women. However, studies suggest that the risk of breast cancer-specific mortality is higher in US Hispanics/Latinas. In this review we summarized current knowledge on factors associated with breast…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on February 18, 2021 at 3:04am — No Comments
Pre-Covid 19, Latina-owned businesses were doing quite well. There were 2.3 million of them, which accounted for 18% of all women-owned businesses, according to a 2019 American Express study. These businesses were growing at a healthy 10% per year. Latina-owned businesses also accounted for almost half of all Hispanic-owned businesses; however, they…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on February 12, 2021 at 1:45am — No Comments
Despite being the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. small business ecosystem, Latinos continue to struggle to secure capital from national banks.
That’s according to the State of Latino Entrepreneurship 2020 research study from the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative.…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on February 8, 2021 at 12:01am — No Comments
Hiring has weakened for six straight months. Nearly 10 million jobs remain lost since the coronavirus struck. And this week, the Congressional Budget Office forecast that employment won’t regain its pre-pandemic level until 2024.
And yet a hopeful view is gaining steam that as vaccinations reach a critical mass, perhaps around midyear, and the…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on February 4, 2021 at 10:11am — No Comments
Proficiency in English is increasingly the norm among US Hispanics, as more and more of the population is US-born. But Spanish isn’t going away.
Podcasts have gained a sizable Hispanic audience, and language comes into play in distinctive ways in that medium.…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on February 1, 2021 at 9:57am — No Comments
Latinx is a buzzword for individuals of Latin American origin in the United States, yet the use of “Latinx” as a noun to identify people of Latino and Hispanic heritage is not universally welcomed.
Many Latinos and Hispanics who are familiar with the word “Latinx” respect and understand it in the context of LGBTQ inclusiveness. But it’s…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 31, 2021 at 10:52pm — No Comments
(Chicago, IL) - The Little Village Chamber of Commerce and The Little Village Community Foundation announce the selection of Loretta Ivette Trevino as Executive Director effective February 1, 2021. As Executive Director, Ivette will oversee the overall planning, coordination and execution of all Little Village Chamber of Commerce, Little Village…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 28, 2021 at 1:59pm — No Comments
Apple today announced that Monica Lozano, president and CEO of College Futures Foundation, has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. Lozano brings with her a broad range of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, as well as a long and storied track record as a champion for equity, opportunity, and representation.
Added by HispanicPro on January 7, 2021 at 10:20am — No Comments
As 2020 comes to a close, the first Hispanic Commodore of the Chicago Yacht Club reflects on the last two years he has led the club, including during the pandemic.
Lou Sandoval is a groundbreaker. He is the first Hispanic to hold the post in the club's 145-year history and his tenure ends December 31,…
Added by HispanicPro on January 7, 2021 at 8:56am — No Comments
Arizona Hispanics’ buying power is expected to hit an all-time high at $57.3 billion by 2022. In the Phoenix region alone, about 310,000 Latinos plan to buy a vehicle over the next year. About 95,000 plan to purchase a home or condo.
These are just a few of the facts contained in the 2020 DATOS report, “The…
Added by HispanicPro on January 4, 2021 at 11:07am — No Comments
Out of the sorrow of 2020, shared experiences through the virtual vortex of our home computers, phones and smart TVs managed to create organic and emotionally binding moments across the spectrum of U.S. society. At the core of many of these moments were people of Latin origins.…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 31, 2020 at 11:08am — No Comments
I recently noticed my friend added the descriptor “Latina-owned small business” on her website and related accounts. She’s not Latina. Neither is anyone in her immediate family, her extended family, nor ancestrally. She’s a white woman. I am Latina, and my culture is very important to me.…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 28, 2020 at 10:36am — No Comments
CVS Pharmacy is introducing its Hispanic-focused format to New Jersey and New York with 12 stores, including one on Long Island – in Central Islip, at 2 E. Suffolk Ave.
Called CVS Pharmacy y más, the stores have bilingual staff, signs in Spanish, and "more than 1,500 products from trusted Hispanic brands.…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 28, 2020 at 10:31am — No Comments
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation received a $100,000 grant from Bank of America to support its Transformando West Michigan initiative to launch the Latinx Business Restart Program.
The Hispanic chamber said the program is designed to provide local Hispanic businesses with assistance to restart and improve their…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 28, 2020 at 9:04am — No Comments
President-elect Joe Biden will add to the diversity of his incoming administration on Wednesday when he introduces Miguel Cardona as his choice for U.S. Secretary of Education.
Cardona, currently the education commissioner for the state of Connecticut and a former teacher, would be another Latino addition to Biden’s top team, after advocacy…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 23, 2020 at 6:52am — No Comments
The massive legislation package passed by Congress Monday night also greenlights the establishment of two long-awaited Smithsonian museums in the nation's capital: one focused on American Latinos and another dedicated to American women's history.
Though the museums could take years to conceptualize, curate and build, Congress' approval is a…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 23, 2020 at 6:32am — No Comments
Often hailed for higher-than-average rates of entrepreneurialism and new business formation, the Latino community has been struck particularly hard by the Covid-19 crisis.
Help was also harder to come by for Latino business owners, who had less cash on hand when requesting Covid assistance in the form of PPP loans, and were only half as likely…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 20, 2020 at 1:15pm — No Comments
We all know that more diverse companies perform better than their peers. McKinsey’s most recent study found that “companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 25% more likely to have above-average profitability”, and in terms of ethnic and cultural diversity “top-quartile companies outperformed those in the fourth one by…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on December 18, 2020 at 10:20am — No Comments