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Why You Should Consider Attending #Latism12 or At Least Following Online

October 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

This week the Latinos in Social Media Annual Conference will convene in Houston where Latino influentials across the internet will convene to network, learn new skills, and share tips about online engagement with the Latino community. This year there will be four tracks focused on business, technology, health and education. I will be participating in [...]

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Tags: Technology · Uncategorized

Seneca on Networking and Latinos: How Goes it?

June 2nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Cross posted at Daily Grito: A while ago, The Economist, did a cover story on ‘Networking.’ It explained how some groups did better than others by relying on ‘established’ or ‘informal’ networks. The story noted the most powerful ones and how rising or emerging groups use available networks or create new ones. Moreover, the article [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Cuba · Immigration · Seneca · Technology

Net Neutrality: Don’t Rush Bad Legislation

November 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

The following is a guest blog post by Jorge Bauermeister: News is breaking with claims that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is putting together a net neutrality proposal and plans to rush the item through as early as next month.  This is raising eyebrows across the country – and bringing back an unwelcome feeling of [...]

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Tags: Government Accountability · Technology

A time to celebrate Hispanic heritage, progress and opportunities for advancement

September 10th, 2010 · 7 Comments

By Manuel Diaz In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) will host a number of events next week that celebrate Latino history, heritage and the American dream.  The event will be both a significant and memorable experience as six of President Obama’s cabinet secretaries as well as his wife, First Lady [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Digital Divide · Michelle Obama · Technology

Latinos & the Net Neutrality Debate

August 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Imagine trying to get on the internet to view your favorite websites and not being able to reach the content that you typically find because certain sites  have been prioritized by your provider. Or imagine having to pay to access certain sites on top of what you already pay for monthly internet service. This gets [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Digital Divide · LULAC · MALDEF · Media · National Council of La Raza · Technology

Q & A with Nathan Gonzalez, author of Engaging Iran

June 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

Nathan Gonzalez is an expert on Iran, and last week, I read his insightful and timely blog post that was featured on the front page of the Huffington Post about the most recent events unfolding in that country. Sometimes we are focused in our Latino politics realm that we don’t fully contemplate the events happening in other parts [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · diversity · Foreign Policy · GWB · Iraq War · Presidential Elections · Supreme Court · Technology · Voting Rights

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez engages constituents via tele-townhall meetings

July 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez was mentioned in the Whittier Daily News this week for having tele townhall meetings with citizens from her district. As many has 5,000 residents were on the conference call, and approximately 400 people stayed on the line for most of the hour. I think that tele townhalls and web conferencing will become more [...]

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Tags: Rep. Linda Sanchez · Technology

Latinos lagging in technology use – Big implications for access to resources

June 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments

A new report by the Public Policy Institue of California has found that Latinos are falling behind in the digital divide. In California, just four in ten Latinos have internet access at home, while 77 percent of Asian-Americans, 76 percent of whites and 70 percent of blacks are on-line at home. The majorities of people [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Digital Divide · Education · Technology