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ASPIRA'S 11TH ANNUAL BENEFIT GALA "EXPERIENCES, PRIDE AND DREAMS" From atop the Wyndham Franklin Plaza several hundred guests were elegantly feted on a feast of ideals and experiences, Saturday evening, January 18th, 2003, by an Aspira organization, that for four decades has nurtured and encouraged student...

Center hopes to alter tone of Fairhill A Latin music school seeks to build a new cultural mecca.  Jesse Bermudez has a vision for a vacant lot in the barrio in North Philadelphia. He also has raised $4 million, and counting, to make it happen.  While others see a city-owned parking lot at Fifth and Huntingdon Streets, Bermudez envisions a music and

Bush's approval sought for U-M admissions policies A group of national Hispanic leaders will ask President George W. Bush today to officially support the University of Michigan's admissions policies, which are being contested in two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court

From GED to Ph.D.—administrator's unusual journey recognized by local organization Temple’s Victor Vazquez, special assistant to Vice President for Administration Richard Englert, has been called many things throughout the years.

Puerto Rico marks its constitution's 50th Anniversary As a boy, Manuel Salgado Lugo labored barefoot in sugarcane fields, gathering bunches of felled cane and hefting them onto oxcarts.

Confectioners are sweet on the hot Hispanic market In the $24 billion U.S. candy business, it's no longer solely a matter of how sweet it is. More companies these days are catering

Rise in childhood Type 2 diabetes alarms physicians Families can recognize risks, prevent onset of disease HOUSTON - The number of children diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is on the rise - exposing them to serious health risks

Congreso de Latinos opens new digs Headquarters now offers one-stop shopping for social services

Cultural disconnect masks the diversity of Latin music It's been called the "Latin invasion," the constellation of pop stars with roots in Puerto Rico, Mexico and elsewhere who have arrived like messengers from a tropical galaxy, to conquer the States.

By Congressman, Ciro D. Rodriguez
Washington, D.C. - Every year, September is recognized as "Hispanic Heritage Month." This is a time when Hispanics, as a community,

Study: Disparity in graduation rates for Latinos For years, colleges have tried to increase the numbers of Latino students entering their doors. But a national study released yesterday indicates that they

NBC purchases Hispanic broadcaster.  NEW YORK, Oct. 11 -  NBC announced Thursday that it is buying Telemundo Communications Group Inc., the No. 2 Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, for about $2 billion in cash and

Latin Recording Academy News - August 20, 2001 (The following is the official statement from Latin Recording Academy President/CEO Michael Greene on the Latin GRAMMY Awards' move to Los Angeles from Miami.

Hispanics Are A Major Consumer Force  Francis Vargas, a young developer in the city's burgeoning Hispanic community, remembers growing up in the 1980s in North Philadelphia and thinking of other Philadelphia neighborhoods as suburbia.

Band leader is killed Julio Cesar Marrero a victim of hit-run driver Music was his life...

A dream is shattered, but the music goes on For the last four years, Thursday nights at the Five Spot, an Old City dance club, belonged to Cesar and the Latin Playboys...

Officer's kin join Puerto Rican Parade  - Noemi Ortiz should have been at her sister's North Philadelphia home yesterday,...

The 38th Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrated culture and heritage - and a loved one lost.  For Gregory Borges, it was about being with his "beautiful people."...

Santana & Mana win big at Latin Grammy's - Carlos Santana and Mexican rock band Mana took home the prestigious record of the year award for "Corazon Espinado." Santana, Mana and Mexican artist Luis Miguel tied with three wins...

La música latina sigue aumentando en popularidad - EFE — Impulsada en gran parte por las ventas de discos compactos, la música latina consiguió durante el primer semestre del año su mayor participación...

Salsaing in the rain at Latino festival - On Friday night, organizer Javier Suarez said, he was near tears after listening to the weatherman.  But Mother Nature cut him a break yesterday, ...

As the local community grows, so does its diversity. As for its political clout For area Latinos, a hunt for unity Once almost entirely Puerto Rican, the Latino community in the area is quickly becoming more diverse, as immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Mexico,,,,

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