Call-to-Action: Plea to contact Congress to pass emergency funding for Puerto Rico

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Call-to-Action: Plea to contact Congress to pass emergency funding for Puerto Rico

GritoBlast! The pictures of Puerto Rico’s assault by Hurricane Maria is heart-wrenching. The pictures of people flooded out of their homes, wading through swirling waist-high waters, lining up for gas, searching for water rival pictures of what we saw in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. However, unlike Houston, where half the city wasn’t touched by the same devastation, all of Puerto Rico is suffering the same. What makes matters worse is that it is...

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The Coors Light Líderes program selects their 2017 Latino leader

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Announcements, General

The Coors Light Líderes program selects their 2017 Latino leader

GritoBlast!  For more than 10 years, the Coors Light Líderes program has honored the importance of leadership in the Hispanic community and helped up-and-coming Latino leaders reach their potential. The 2017 Coors Light Líder of the Year recipient is  L. Xavier Cano. Cano is among 12 outstanding Latino leaders nominated by nonprofit organizations for their leadership. He was nominated by Prospanica, where he serves as president emeritus. This national recognition, awarded...

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A quick way to donate to hurricane and earthquake relief efforts in Mexico, the Caribbean & U.S.

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

A quick way to donate to hurricane and earthquake relief efforts in Mexico, the Caribbean & U.S.

GritoBlast! Our hermanos and hermanas throughout the Northern Hemisphere – Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico — are suffering the effects of Mother Nature. For many of us who want to help but don’t know how or where, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIPGive) created three funds to support the victims of the two earthquakes in Mexico as well as Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma. All the funds will be donated to local organizations working on relief efforts on...

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TX State Board of Education hold public hearings Wednesday on new Mex-American textbook

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

TX State Board of Education hold public hearings Wednesday on new Mex-American textbook

GritoBlast! — In November 2016, the Texas State Board of Education, under immense pressure, voted to reject a Mexican American studies textbook that many inside and outside the state saw as racist and rife with errors. The campaign against adoption of the textbook was nationwide but one Texan took it upon himself to not just campaign against the submitted text but create a whole new text to replace it. Houston-based educator, author and activist Tony Díaz, who spearheaded...

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Google reminds Latinos to have pride in their roots, culture and accomplishments with online exhibit

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Art, General

Google reminds Latinos to have pride in their roots, culture and accomplishments with online exhibit

GritoBlast!  Google is synonymous with “search.” Whether it’s using it’s unmistakable  search engine to find online information or news or using Google Earth to rediscover family roots,  Google is using its tech expertise to foster a public curiosity about the world around us. But with Google’s latest project (in beta), one could say it’s not just curiosity that the multi-tech company wants to arouse but cultural pride too.  Touted to be...

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