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Shakira Appointed to Obama’s Hispanic Education Advisory Board (VIDEO)

Shakira Appointed to Obama’s Hispanic Education Advisory Board (VIDEO)

President Obama has appointed Shakira to his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. continue reading »

Nation’s First Comprehensive Online Immigrant Oral History Project Launches Today

Nation’s First Comprehensive Online Immigrant Oral History Project Launches Today

The Immigrant Archive Project (IAP) and Farmers Insurance will host a special presentation featuring the stories of struggle and triumph of some of Southern California's most successful immigrants during a special media continue reading »

Public Initiative to Educate Latinos About Importance of Influenza Immunization is Launched

Public Initiative to Educate Latinos About Importance of Influenza Immunization is Launched

Hispanic Americans are hit particularly hard by influenza with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that up to 9.5 million Hispanic Americans will suffer from the flu in an average year. Yet, vaccination rates among this population are seriously low. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Genius and Tech Pioneer Steve Jobs Dies

JUST IN:  Genius and Tech Pioneer Steve Jobs Dies

On the heels of the launch of Apple's new iPhone 4s its visionary founder, Steve Jobs, passed away today. Jobs, 56 years-old was the co-founder and former CEO of Apple. The report of his death came for the company itself. continue reading »

Alabama Makes First Charge Since Passing Harsh Immigration Law, Turns Out He’s a Legal Resident

Alabama Makes First Charge Since Passing Harsh Immigration Law, Turns Out He’s a Legal Resident

The first arrest under Alabama’s new harsh anti-illegal immigration law has been made, but many are saying Alabama officials have egg on their face after it was discovered that the man arrested is a legal resident of the United States. continue reading »

Study: Elderly Are Happier in Brazil and South Africa

Study: Elderly Are Happier in Brazil and South Africa

Contrary to belief, older people in South Africa and Brazil become happier as they age. New research suggests that, with the right policies in place, a developing country can significantly improve the wellbeing of its older citizens. continue reading »

The Now Poorer 85-Year-Old Duchess of Alba Ties the Knot to Handsome & Much Younger Commoner (VIDEO)

The Now Poorer 85-Year-Old Duchess of Alba Ties the Knot to Handsome & Much Younger Commoner (VIDEO)

The octogenarian Duchess of Alba finally was able to marry state employee Alfonso Diez at the Las Dueñas Palace in Seville at a high cost to her in terms of money, titles and real estate holdings. Her marriage was blocked by her children and allegedly required her to give up her enormous wealth in order to marry what the family perceived as a gold digger. continue reading »

Silvio Horta to Write Comedy Series Based on “Texts From Last Night”

Silvio Horta to Write Comedy Series Based on “Texts From Last Night”

Silvio Horta is in talks to develop a half hour television show, based on quips from the popular internet blog “Texts From Last Night” for Fox. continue reading »

Victoria Justice and Carlos Pena of Big Time Rush Reflect on Their Hispanic Heritage (VIDEOS)

Victoria Justice and Carlos Pena of Big Time Rush Reflect on Their Hispanic Heritage (VIDEOS)

Nickelodeon stars Victoria Justice of Victorious and Carlos Peña (singer and star of Big Time Rush) share their personal stories with family during Hispanic Heritage Month. continue reading »

Costa Rica to Boost Competitiveness of Micro & Small Firms

Taco Bell Launches Dorito-Shell Tacos, What’s NEXT? (VIDEO)

Taco Bell Launches Dorito-Shell Tacos, What’s NEXT? (VIDEO)

The new “Doritos Locos” taco is pretty much a Taco supreme, inside a shell that is a giant Dorito, which made us wonder, what else could shells be made out of? continue reading »

“Volun-tourism” Gives Surfers the Opportunity to Do Good Along Central America’s Coasts

“Volun-tourism” Gives Surfers the Opportunity to Do Good Along Central America’s Coasts

For those looking for a new kind of vacation, one in which you put your time to good use while still having fun, Surf for Life may be for you. Surf For Life is a non-profit organization designed to connect surf continue reading »

It was a Rumor: Shakira Tweets Love to Barça, her Piqué

It was a Rumor: Shakira Tweets Love to Barça, her Piqué

As it turns out, TV Notas’ is reporting that Shakira and Gerard Piqué had broken up, was just a rumor. continue reading »

JoAnna Garcia to Star in New Comedy, ABC Wins Alleged Bidding War

JoAnna Garcia to Star in New Comedy, ABC Wins Alleged Bidding War

Actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher is returning to the ABC network in a new comedy series about a woman who moves in with her husband’s family. The multi-camera show was apparently continue reading »

Government Sues Hampton Inn for Firing White Workers, Preferring Hispanic Labor

Government Sues Hampton Inn for Firing White Workers, Preferring Hispanic Labor

A lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges a Hampton Inn franchise in Colorado discriminated against white workers by firing them preferring Hispanic workers they deemed worked harder. continue reading »