Anyone driving through Albuquerque on a Sunday evening, scanning the airwaves for something to listen to, should tune in to 89.9 fm KUNM community radio. They will be met by the enthusiastic sound of Youth Radio.

Starting on Nov. 7, Election Day 2006, Latina media entrepreneur Cathy Areu will be joining the Oxygen Network as it’s new headline news “vlogger,” hosting a daily video blog on the woman’s network’s web site www.oxygen.com.

Latin Business magazine, a bimonthly publication serving the nation’s Latino business community, has announced Alex López Negrete, Chief Executive Officer and President of Lopez Negrete Communications in Houston, will receive the “Latin Business Marketing Spirit Award” at this year’s annual gala on October 12 in the Gold Room of the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

For six years, MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) has recognized nationally distinguished Hispanic science professionals. Past honorees include a former U.S. Surgeon General, a Nobel Laureate of Chemistry, a NASA Astronaut, a Marine Biologist, and most recently, a Harvard professor of pathology and former chief of immunogenetics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This year, MOSI honors an educator whose passion for science allowed her to break barriers and become the first Latin American woman to receive a Ph.D. in seismology at Columbia University; Dr. Inés Cifuentes is the 2006 National Hispanic Scientist of the Year.

Aida Levitan, Ph.D, APR - is the 2006 Royal Palm Award honoree. The Chapter will also present $2,500 scholarships to four outstanding students in South Florida.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) recently announced that María Elena Salinas, Univision’s Emmy-award winning co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision” (Univision News), will be awarded the 2006 Intrepid Award.

El Diario/La Prensa in New York will host the 3rd annual “El” Awards at the Grand Havana Room this Fall. The “El” Awards were first produced in 2004 to recognize Latinos who are high achievers in their chosen fields.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the 2006 recipients of the “Leaders in Spanish-Language Television” Awards, which included Univision’s Fernando Arau, co-host of “Despierta América” (Wake Up America); María Elena Salinas, co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision” (Univisi

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the launch of a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to encourage the adoption of older children and teens from foster care.

With paint rollers in hand and plenty of elbow grease to spare, thirty teenagers from local community centers pitched in to help beautify the Vermont Ave. headquarters of another youth-serving organization during the annual L.A. Works volunteer day, held Saturday, June 3. The event was sponsored in part by the Majestic Realty Foundation.

This year's "Women Helping Women Award" presented by the Hispanic Professional Women's Association (HPWA) honored several women including two National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) members at the 4th National Annual Convention and Exhibition of Mexicans Abroad for 2006.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., announced its participation in the We Are America Alliance, a nationwide alliance of key immigrant, grassroots, labor, local, statewide, and national organizations which was lau

photo by  Arturo Escobar

If a beautiful woman walked by a construction site on May 1st, she heard no whistles; no one showed up to work that morning.

I was commissioned by one of my clients to gather footage, shoot photos and record opinions of as many marching immigrants as I could. I was mentally prepared to get there, cover the project and hopefully still make it to the gym! In fact, I was ready for the expected: angry immigrants and union leaders declaring their resentments, screaming their hatred.

The United States Hispanic Advocacy Association (USHAA), which provides advocacy and information on behalf of the more than 42 million Hispanic consumers, supports the planned National Day of Economic Action. On behalf of all Hispanic immigrants, Luis J.

MANA, A National Latina Organization (MANA), announced their partnership with P&G and its Tide brand to organize “Tide Thank You” financial education workshops to help empower Hispanic women and recognize the important role they play in ensuring their families’ well-being.

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