August is National Immunization Awareness Month
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Hispanic American adults are 30 percent less likely than non-Hispanic white adults to have ever received the pneumococcal vaccine. Each year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. Activities focus on encouraging all people to protect their health by being
immunized against infectious diseases. This year, the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) is coordinating NIAM activities in collaboration with the Center for Disease and Control (CDC). For more information and to find resources and toolkits provided by the NPHIC and CDC to raise awareness about immunization, visit
New children’s program on Vme TV explores the solar system and reinforces STEM learning
Vme TV is taking preschoolers to space with its new, Spanish-language animated series, ‘Exploradores Espaciales’ (also known as Space Racers™ in English), an engaging and dynamic program that allows viewers to follow spaceships and their fellow cadets on adventures through the solar system, learning about scientific investigation and the importance of teamwork. Created by Space Race, LLC, ‘Exploradores Espaciales’ is a half-hour program designed for children
ages three to six providing stunning computer-generated imagery as well as real space sounds to hook its young viewers and offer them a cool and novel way of exploring space and the universe. Thanks to the technical consulting of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the preschool program goes above and beyond, depicting current and developing science to educate its viewers and promote principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning. For more information on ‘Exploradores Espaciales,’ visit here.
Milka Duno To Become First Hispanic Female Driver in History To Compete in a NASCAR National Series in the United States
RAB Racing has signed multiple race-winning driver Milka Duno to compete in select races in the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series and with the entry, Duno will become the first Hispanic female driver in history to compete in a NASCAR national series in the United States. When she won the Rolex Series Grand Prix of Miami she became the first woman in history to win a major international race in the USA. In 2007, Duno was also the first Hispanic female driver, in
the now 103-year history of the race, to qualify for and compete in the world famous Indianapolis 500. A certified Naval Engineer with four master's degrees, Duno is a firm believer in the value of education and is working through her “Milka Way” program to inspire youth to “Aim for the Stars” and achieve academic excellence. Duno has taken this message to children, students, parents and teachers at all school levels all across the United States and around the world. For more information on Milka Duno, visit
LITERARY CORNER: Letters to The Men I Have Loved by Mirtha Michelle
In Letters, To The Men I Have Loved contemporary poet Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol expresses her feelings through distinct letters and poems to various men whom she considers motivated personal growth and her transition from young adult to womanhood. With words she paints a vivid picture of feelings such as passion, forgiveness, lust, and hope. Gracefully playing with the universal theme of the pursuit of love and the desire for change
that can resonate with women all around the world. Mármol is a Dominican-born actress and poet. Letters, To The Men I Have Loved is her debut as an author. It consists of profound letters and poems directed to various men during different milestones in her life. Her work expresses loss, love, pain, growth and hope. For more information on Mármol and to buy her book, click here!
Tangy Four Bean Salad
Recipe by GOYA Foods, Inc.
Makes 8 Servings

Prep time: 15 min. | Total time: 15 min.


For the salad:
• 1 can (15.5 oz.) GOYA® Black Beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 can (15.5 oz.) GOYA® Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 can (15.5 oz.) GOYA® Chick Peas, drained and rinsed
• 1 can (15.5 oz) GOYA® Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 medium red onion, finely chopped (about 2/3 cup)
• 1 medium tomato, cored, seeded and finely chopped (about ½ cup)
• 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
• 2 tsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic

For the dressing:
• 3 tbsp. GOYA® Red Wine Vinegar
• 1 tsp. sugar
• ½ tsp. GOYA® Crushed Red Pepper
• ½ cup GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper, to taste

1. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Place each cob of corn on aluminum foil square. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with adobo. Wrap aluminum around cob to enclose. Grill, turning occasion ally, until corn is tender and charred in spots, about 10 minutes; set aside until cool enough to handle.
2. Remove and discard foil. Cut corn kernels off cob; transfer to medium bowl. Stir in scallions, red bell pepper, cilantro, lemon juice and Sazonador Total until combined. Serve warm or at room temperature.
LATINA Style Partners with Consumer Reports
With 52 million in the U.S. population, Hispanics collectively have a buying power of $1.2 trillion and Latinas are a driving force behind Hispanic purchasing. Today, more than ever LATINA Style feels it is time to measure where we actually are when it comes to what Latinas look for and the resources they use to assist them when purchasing a car. LATINA Style is proud to announce a new partnership with Consumer Reports, offering our readers free access to
their Build & Buy Car Buying Service! Simply visit where you can equip your ideal vehicle and continue on to purchase through a participating local dealership. Offer is for a limited time only. Visit for more information.

LATINA Style Business Series
Aug. 28        San Francisco, CA
Oct. 16     Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 13   Columbus, OH
LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference, 2015
February 5, 2015 Washington, D.C.
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11th Annual National LATINA Symposium 2014
Sep 10 Washington, D.C.
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National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) |Annual Convention
August 7-9 San Antonio, TX
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Hispanic Retail 360 Summit
August 13-15 San Antonio, TX
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Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) |2014 Annual Convention
Sep 10-13 Washington, D.C.
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National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) |Executive Leadership Conference & Mujer Awards
Sep 14-15 Dallas, TX
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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) | National Convention
Sep 21-23 Salt Lake City, UT
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National Society of Hispanic MBAs | Annual Conference & Career Expo
Sep 24-27 Philadelphia, PA
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Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) | 2014 Leadership Summit & Awards Ceremony
Sep 25 Hartford, CT
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3rd Annual Comadres & Compadres | Latino Writers Conference
Sep 27 Brooklyn, NY
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Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) |28th Annual Conference
Oct 4-6 Denver, CO
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National Hispanic and Latino ATTC Conference
Oct 8-9 Austin, TX
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National Latina/o Psychological Assocation (NLPA) | 2014 Biennial Conference
Oct 23-25 Albuquerque, NM
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers | SHPE Conference
Nov 5–9 Detroit, MI
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Heartland Latino Leadership | 2014 Conference
Nov 17–18 La Vista, NE
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2014-2015 Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Application

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why they offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.

Applications are due SEPTEMBER 30 | For more information and to apply, visit
The Smithsonian Institution | Minority Awards Visiting Student Program

The Minority Awards Visiting Student Program provides an incredible range of opportunities for independent research. Minority Visiting Students can explore, probe and chart new directions at the Smithsonian. All fellows at the Smithsonian work with a Smithsonian advisor to conduct independent study or research relating to Smithsonian collections, facilities, or staff expertise. Stipends are $550 per week for 10 weeks with the possibility of a travel allowance and a small research allowance. Applications are due OCTOBER 1 for the Spring program.

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