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Young Professionals Commemorate 50th Year Of Civil Rights Act

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Nelson J. Rodriquez, NSHMBA, Natalie Holder-Winfield, QUEST Diversity and Governor Dannel Malloy

 

A unique diversity gathering to celebrate 50 years of Title VII, which is better known as the “Civil Rights Act of 1964”,  brought numerous Latino professional groups together, along with members of several professional black associations throughout the state.

Lisa Bonilla, of ALPFA, which is made up of Latinos in the finance industry, said commemorating the milestone is important for all, but especially young professionals so history is not forgotten.  ”Prior to 1964 in America, “We The People” didn’t include a lot of minorities’ on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It’s important to celebrate our milestones in the History of the U.S. Equal Employment. We all need to understand and learn to appreciate our differences,” she said.

Event organizer, Natalie Holder-Winfield of QUEST said,  “I wanted to work with organizations that are …

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Diversity Among Hispanics Impacts Consumer Behavior

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Photo: http://www.miami.edu/index.php/features/hispanicness_versus_americanness/

While marketers tend to see Hispanic TV viewers as a block, brands would be better served by going back to the basics and learning about the distinctions and nuances between each sub-segment of the Latin consumer market.

That’s the word from Nielsen, which noted that while Hispanics en masse have a current spending power of about $1.4 trillion, the population comprises several sub-groups, and the various characteristics of these sub-groups are affecting consumer behaviour and engagement opportunities.

For instance, US-born Hispanics represent 64% of total Hispanics. In addition to this group’s size, its members are rapidly accelerating into adulthood. Annually, about 800,000 US-born Hispanics turn 18 years old.

The characteristics of this group (age, household size and income) differ significantly from foreign-born Hispanics – a finding that should seem obvious but is all too often overlooked by advertisers, Nielsen noted in the report.

US-born Hispanics are younger overall. …

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Inside the Koch Brothers’ Empire

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Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world’s largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don’t want you to know is how they made all that money

 The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each worth more than $40 billion. The electoral influence of the Koch brothers is similarly well-chronicled. The Kochs are our homegrown oligarchs; they’ve cornered the market on Republican politics and are nakedly attempting to buy Congress and the White House. Their political network helped finance the Tea Party and powers today’s GOP. Koch-affiliated organizations raised some $400 million during the 2012 election, and aim to spend another $290 million to elect Republicans in this year’s midterms. So far in this cycle, Koch-backed entities have bought 44,000 political ads to boost Republican efforts to take back the Senate.

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