By Gonzalo López Martí  - Creative director, etc. /  LMMiami.com

In the first two installments of this meandering essay* I compared higher education to organized religion: the latter is bleeding credibility and relevance following a quite similar path to the former.

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc. / LMMiami.com

  • Protestantism began because the Catholic Church was selling indulgences: documents that exculpated the dead and the alive from spending time in hell or purgatory.
  • Yup, the Holy Church literally was, and possibly still is, a “salvation retailer”.
  • In the 1500s some mid-level religious staff mostly in Northern Europe “protested” this questionable practice.
  • Politics kicked in.

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) today announced the launch of the Talent Forward Alliance, a new cross-industry initiative committed to inspiring and accelerating the development of exceptional talent to fuel marketing industry growth.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the launch of Telemundo Academy, a first-ever multimedia educational institution to empower and train the next generation of media leaders. The academy's first partners will include internationally renowned singer, actor and record producer Armando Christian Perez's (Pitbull) SLAM Miami (Sports Leadership and Management) and the Doral Academy, two highly regarded local charter schools. 

Café Bustelo® is partnering with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to launch the fifth-annual Café Bustelo El Café del Futuro Scholarship.

According to an analysis published by Jillian Berman, Georgetown University’s Center on Education, and the Workforce, though women are more likely to go to college and earn degrees than men, they don’t reap as large of a benefit from their education. Instead, says the report, women typically need one more degree to earn as much as men on average.

The Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication at Florida State University named Rafael Jaramillo from Emerson, Beth F. Tracy from IBM, and Isaac Muñoz from Southwest Airlines to the organization’s Advisory Board.

Americas Society presents The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930, an exhibition that explores the impact that a century of accelerated urbanization as well as political and social transformations had on the architectural landscapes of six Latin American capitals: Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago de Chile. Curated by Idurre Alonso and Maristella Casciato, The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930 will be on view in the Americas Society Art Gallery at 680 Park Avenue from March 22 through June 30, 2018. The exhibition features rare maps, engravings, drawings, photographs, books, and videos that range from Hernán Cortés' Map of Tenochtitlán (1524) to Le Corbusier's drawings of the City of Buenos Aires (1929).

For the first time in U.S. history, 90 percent of the population age 25 and older have completed high school. This is according to new Educational Attainment data released today from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The leading global research and advocacy think tank directed by Professor Stacy L. Smith at USC Annenberg announced the launch of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. Building on the success of the groundbreaking Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, a driving force in the effort for more diversity both on screen and behind the camera, the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative will represent a broader mission that will include music.

When Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump descended the elevator, swarmed by media, to announce his candidacy in June 2015, his first shot across the bow – and his campaign was nothing if not pugilistic – was aimed at Mexicans. That day, and nearly every day after, he made immigration the centerpiece of his campaign. But the term Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) did not escape from his lips that June day. Nor did he reach out to U.S. Latinos, as the Republican Party he was running in, claimed to believe in.  By David Morse - New America Dimensions

Most money raised in politics is spent on advertising, and believe it or not, even in this digital age, most of those advertising dollars still go to the long-time king of political advertising: television.

On the evening of November 4, 2008, President-elect Barack Hussein Obama, flanked by his wife Michelle, and his daughters Malia and Sasha, took the stage at Chicago’s Grant Park in front of tens of thousands of people, many who shouted “Yes we can!” It was his first address to the nation after winning a decisive victory to become the nation’s first African-American to ascend to the highest elected office in the nation.  By David Morse / New American Dimensions

The spectrum of unintended prejudice against the infamous accent mark in Spanish is as wide and diverse as the various Spanish modalities spoken across 22 countries.

A new display opening Sept. 12 within the museum's "American Enterprise" exhibition will explore advertising history through the lens of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez (1971 – 1995). In the 1960s and 1970s, Latinos in advertising and Spanish-language broadcasting began advocating for the buying power of Latino consumers. This exhibition case looks at the transition the advertising industry made from mass market to targeting specific demographic groups.

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