Open call for artists and writers to contribute to virtual quilt focused on loss of lives in Mexico

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Art, General

Open call for artists and writers to contribute to virtual quilt focused on loss of lives in Mexico

GritoBlast! — Artist, Writers! New York City-based artist Andrea Arroyo invites participation in the project “Tributo a Los Desaparecidos/Tribute to the Disappeared.” The goal of the project is to create an online QUILT — after the idea of the Aids Memorial Quilt — a virtual quilt that will focus on another epidemic — the loss of lives in Mexico… Literary contributions are welcome as well as artistic ones. Guidelines and info are found on the project’s...

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Help Salud America! by voting for best new video on Health!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Contests, General

Help Salud America! by voting for best new video on Health!

GritoBlast! — Salud America! is unveiling six new videos of #SaludHeroes who reduced surgery drinks and improved healthy marketing for Latino kids. Watch the videos, vote for your favorite, and be entered into a drawing for a free T-shirt and jump rope! The videos are: A no-soda resolution in Texas. Water on every desk in California. Schools swap out sugary drinks in Virginia. Grocery stores tag healthy food in California. Fresh marketing for a corner store in California....

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The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in General

The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

GritoBlast! — Post by The White House.   Our immigration system has been broken for decades — and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country. So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can watch the President live tomorrow...

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Simon Cowell teams up with Univision to discover the next Latino boy band

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Contests, General

Simon Cowell teams up with Univision to discover the next Latino boy band

GritoBlast! — Reality show producer and talent scout Simon Cowell is at it again looking for the next standout talent, but this time he wants a boy band  — a Latino boy band! Cowell’s company, Syco Entertainment, along with Univision Communications, among others, have launched online auditions for a new musical talent competition on Univision titled “La Banda,” or The Band. The objective of the show is to create the best Latino boy band in the world via...

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Poll of Latino families finds optimism, despite many obstacles

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in General, Survey

Poll of Latino families finds optimism, despite many obstacles

GritoBlast! — In partnership with Univision and The Denver Post, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) released a national survey of 1,000 Latino adults that relates the challenges and successes their families experience living in the United States. Latinos, ranging from new immigrants to long-time U.S. citizens, are keenly aware of discrimination and inequities, but remain optimistic about the future, particularly their economic conditions, personal health status, and the...

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