Crowdfunding platform to help Latina-focused non-profits earn needed dollars

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Crowdfunding platform to help Latina-focused non-profits earn needed dollars

GritoBlast!  In this volatile political climate, the nation has witnessed a rollback of rights, safeguards and protections that most thought were the standard going forward. One of the hardest hit groups is women. More than ever it’s important to preserve women’s rights and ensure those who advocate for Latinas receive the necessary financial support to provide service to their clients. Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) know that one of the biggest obstacles...

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Filmmaker creates crowdfunding relief campaign to help Puerto Rican town subject of documentary

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Call-to-Action, Film, General

Filmmaker creates crowdfunding relief campaign to help Puerto Rican town subject of documentary

GritoBlast! For the last 4 years, filmmaker and photographer Frank “Silent” Rivera has been back and forth to Puerto Rico, working on a documentary about La Perla, Puerto Rico. La Perla is one of Puerto Rico’s most notorious “slums” and until now, has unfortunately been infamous for its negative reputation. The goal of the documentary is to shed light on the positivity within the community. The neighborhood’s reputation recently got a...

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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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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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