New AARP ads target Latino caregivers offering tools and resources for support

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Announcements, General

New AARP ads target Latino caregivers offering tools and resources for support

GritoBlast! — In an effort to support the 42 million caregivers in the U.S. who are caring for parents and older loved ones and to illustrate the complexity of this relationship, AARP and the Ad Council are unveiling a new suite of public service advertisements (PSAs), including ads specifically designed to reach the Hispanic community, as an extension of their national Caregiver Assistance campaign and to coincide with National Family Caregivers Month (November). More than...

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Goya Foods creates $20,000 nationwide Culinary Arts Scholarship

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in General, Scholarships

Goya Foods creates $20,000 nationwide Culinary Arts Scholarship

GritoBlast! Goya Foods, the largest Latino-owned food company in the nation, sells over 2,400 different products. A recent announcement of a three-state, $300 million expansion underscores the commitment the company has to creating and delivering the kinds of spices and foods that have become increasingly popular to the palates of both Latino and non-Latino foodies. But Goya hasn’t achieved its success without evolving from its humble beginnings in 1936 when Prudencio...

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Miami Book Fair International to reach thousands more via PBS live streaming

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Book, General

Miami Book Fair International to reach thousands more via PBS live streaming

GritoBlast! — The nation’s largest book fair, the Miami Book Fair International, will celebrate its 31st year in November. Presented by The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College (MDC), the event runs Nov. 16-23 at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. For eight days, the Miami Book Fair International will immerse an estimated 200,000 fairgoers into cultural and educational panels and events that will feature more than 500 authors. Events include the...

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President Obama Names Two Latinos among 19 Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in General

President Obama Names Two Latinos among 19 Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

GritoBlast! — President Barack Obama named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House on November 24th. Among this...

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Fellowship program provides students unique experience working with TX Senate. Applications accepted until Nov. 14

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in General

Fellowship program provides students unique experience working with TX Senate. Applications accepted until Nov. 14

GritoBlast-TX! The Texas Senate Hispanic Research Council is dedicated to strengthening the next generation of young leaders with the enriching Scholars and Fellows program. Participants in the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program will gain invaluable experience and exposure to the Texas Senate as full-time legislative assistants during the 83rd Legislative Session. Each participant is assigned to the office of a State Senator or the Lieutenant...

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