Hispanic Heritage Awards to be broadcast on PBS as one-hour special

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in General

Hispanic Heritage Awards to be broadcast on PBS as one-hour special

GritoBlast! — The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced that Oscar Nominee Edward James Olmos and Award-Winning Actress Judy Reyes would be host of the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Awards on September 18 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, which will be broadcast on PBS as a one-hour special nationally on September 29 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings). HHF also announced performances by Multi-Grammy Award-Winning Singer Pepe Aguilar, who is also receiving the...

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A “grand” Twitter party with the 2014 @American_Latino Expedition adventurers

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in General

A “grand” Twitter party with the 2014 @American_Latino Expedition adventurers

GritoBlast! — The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, will hold a Twitter party with the eight individuals selected for this year’s 2014 @American_Latino Expedition to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Throughout their trip, the group blogged their adventures. The Twitter party is scheduled for September 9 at 6pm MT from Grand Teton National Park; hashtag #ALEx14. The 2014 @American_Latino Expedition participants are: Daily...

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Artist Andrea Arroyo celebrates the resilience of the female spirit

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Art, General

Artist Andrea Arroyo celebrates the resilience of the female spirit

GritoBlast! — New York City-based Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist with an extensive trajectory. Her latest exhibit honors the resilience of the female spirit while examining notions of memory, belonging and body image, including intimately sized works inspired by the art and dance of South East Asia. Titled “Hereafter,” the exhibit is free to the public and takes place from September 12 – October 4, 2014 at the Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino...

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2014 Congressional Briefing to Highlight Impact of HIV & AIDS and viral Hepatitis on Latinos

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in General

2014 Congressional Briefing to Highlight Impact of HIV & AIDS and viral Hepatitis on Latinos

GritoBlast! — Hispanics represent 17% of the U.S. population (U.S. Census Bureau), but accounted for 21% of new HIV infections in 2011. Hispanics/Latinos face unique challenges affecting access to healthcare services such as HIV testing, treatment, and prevention efforts. The Southern United States and Puerto Rico are heavily impacted by the HIV & AIDS epidemic. The Latino Commission on AIDS, alone with National Hispanic Medical Association, Clinica del Pueblo and over...

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