Calling all Taco Aficionados! Nominations Open for newly formed Texas Taco Council

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Announcements, General

Calling all Taco Aficionados!  Nominations Open for newly formed Texas Taco Council

GritoBlast! Texas — Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece, authors of Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day, have announced an open nomination for Texas taco lovers and aficionados to be selected for the newly established Texas Taco Council. Taco Ambassadors will be selected from 10 cities in Texas and provide insider input that will be included in the new book The Tacos of Texas, to be published by University of Texas Press in the Fall of 2016. The...

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Organization releases summer tips for living with diabetes in Spanish

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in General

Organization releases summer tips for living with diabetes in Spanish

GritoBlast! Diabetes poses a significant threat to Americans, and an even greater threat to Latinos. Roughly 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, and another 86 million have what is known as pre-diabetes. That’s a rate of 7.6 for non-Hispanic whites, but a significantly larger rate of 12.8 percent for Latinos. Summer is a particularly challenging time for people with diabetes, and this year, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has released its summer tips...

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Cuban American award-winning author Margarita Engle launches summertime L4LL Lunchtime Hangout series

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Book, General

Cuban American award-winning author Margarita Engle launches summertime L4LL Lunchtime Hangout series

GritoBlast! L4LL, text shorthand for Latinas 4 Latino Lit, launched their free children’s summer reading program on June 1 (runs through August 10, 2015). In addition to helping parents find great literature by or about Latinos, L4LL hosts one-on-one Google Hangout interviews with notable Latino lit authors and illustrators. The first interview in this summer’s Lunchtime Hangout series is with book author Margarita Engle. Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American...

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Tweetchat 6/9/15: “Awareness Brings Impact: Improve Latino Health by Spreading the Word”

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in General

Tweetchat 6/9/15: “Awareness Brings Impact: Improve Latino Health by Spreading the Word”

GritoBlast! When it comes to Latino health, it seems like the same topics dominate the conversation. But the Latino community faces more, less talked-about health issues, like disparities in skin cancer, liver cancer and more. How can we learn about other important Latino health issues and what can we do to spread awareness and take action? Join #SaludTues on June 9, 2015 to tweet about current Latino health issues, how the media can play a role in spreading the word and...

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LATISM to host event with FCC on “How to Close the Homework Gap”

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in General

LATISM to host event with FCC on “How to Close the Homework Gap”

GritoBlast! Julie Diaz Asper shares that +LATISM has an event tomorrow to help close the homework gap! The event will bring together policy, education, technology and telecom industry leaders to address the growing homework gap among disadvantaged student. The “homework gap is the cruelest part of the digital divide,” said FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel during the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Summit April 29th. “School age kids without broadband will enter the market with a...

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