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  • National FAU Poll Shows Hispanics Divided Along Party Lines in their Opinions on Economic Outlook and Personal Finances

    National FAU Poll Shows Hispanics Divided Along Party Lines in their Opinions on Economic Outlook and Personal Finances

    As the nation approaches the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States this month, Hispanic Republicans are optimistic about their personal finances and the country’s economic outlook, while Hispanic Democrats are feeling the opposite, according to a national survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI). The national Hispanic Consumer Sentiment Index dropped in December to 99.6, down slightly from 100.9 in October. Among Hispanic Republicans, however, the index […]

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  • NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Names Monica Gil to Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs

    NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Names Monica Gil to Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs

    NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises named Monica Gil to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs. In this new role, she will have oversight of the company’s corporate communications, government relations, and community relations efforts.  In addition, she will also manage high-priority company-wide initiatives across all Telemundo Enterprises business units. Based in Miami, Gil will report directly to Cesar Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “We are excited to have Monica join our team,” said Conde.  “She brings a wealth of experience across […]

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  • 100 African American Faith Leaders Call on Senate to Reject Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

    100 African American Faith Leaders Call on Senate to Reject Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

    Today, 100 faith leaders with People For the American Way’s African American Ministers In Action (AAMIA) program released a letter (below) to U.S. senators calling on them to vote against the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next U.S. attorney general. The letter, which you can read below, details not only Sessions’ disturbing record on civil rights, but also his troubling actions as a senator. For instance, he voted against reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and applauded […]

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  • WGN AMERICA AND THE BLACKHOUSE FOUNDATION RETEAM AT THE 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL IN CELEBRATION OF ‘UNDERGROUND’ SEASON TWO

    WGN AMERICA AND THE BLACKHOUSE FOUNDATION RETEAM AT THE 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL IN CELEBRATION OF ‘UNDERGROUND’ SEASON TWO

    Executive Producer John Legend, Stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge Premieres Wednesday, March 8 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on WGN America                     Pictured (L – R): Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman, Amirah Vann as Ernestine, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Rosalee, Aldis Hodge as Noah,  Alano Miller as Cato, and Jessica de Gouw as Elizabeth Hawkes in WGN America’s “Underground.”   WGN America and The Blackhouse Foundation, an Institute Associate of the Sundance Film Festival, will collaborate once again at the […]

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  • Angela Bassett the “Reel” Deal as the American Black Film Institute Pays her Tribute as the People’s Icon at their 2017 Oscar Week Gala!

    Angela Bassett the “Reel” Deal as the American Black Film Institute Pays her Tribute as the People’s Icon at their 2017 Oscar Week Gala!

    Academy Award nominated actress, Angela Bassett, will be honored with the “Reel Icon” award by the American Black Film Institute, at their annual  “New, Next, Now Legend” Oscar Week gala for her iconic roles and career achievement as one of cinemas all-time favorite actors, in a poll conducted by American Black Film Institute. The event will be held at the fabulous Prestons-over-Hollywood at the Hollywood Loews Hotel, on Friday, February 24, 2017 and once again brings together actors, producers, writer/directors […]

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  • Discrimination Affects Minority Groups’ Financial Decisions Says University of Miami Study

    Discrimination Affects Minority Groups’ Financial Decisions Says University of Miami Study

    African Americans, women, and LGBTQ individuals – those more likely to experience social discrimination in their lifetime – are less likely to participate in the stock market and also allocate less of their wealth to equities, says new research from the University of Miami School of Business Administration. The findings arise from the impact of discrimination on how individuals belonging to minority groups perceive risk. The study shows that individuals who are discriminated against are likely to overestimate their exposure […]

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  • Spanish Broadcasting System Names Richard D. Lara as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

    Spanish Broadcasting System Names Richard D. Lara as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

    Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., the largest publicly-traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States, today named Richard D. Lara as the Company’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In his new role, Lara is responsible for all legal matters at SBS, including developing and implementing the Company’s legal strategy. He will report directly to Raúl Alarcón, Chairman, CEO and President of SBS. “Richard is a premier legal executive and will play a critical role on our leadership team […]

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  • Kwanzaa – celebrates its 50th year anniversary

    Kwanzaa – celebrates its 50th year anniversary

    Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966, as the first specifically African-American holiday,(but see also Juneteenth). According to Karenga, the name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning “first fruits of the harvest”,although a more conventional translation would simply be “first fruits”. The choice of Swahili, an East African language, reflects its status as a symbol of Pan-Africanism, especially in the 1960s, although most of the Atlantic slave trade that brought African people to America originated in West […]

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  • New book by Olympic “Gold” Gymnast Simone Biles — “Courage to Soar”

    New book by Olympic “Gold” Gymnast Simone Biles — “Courage to Soar”

    Simone Biles’ entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals—fourteen of them gold—and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on […]

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