May is National Asthma Awareness Month
Did you know that Hispanics are 30 percent more likely to visit a hospital for asthma compared to non-Hispanic Whites? In 2011, over 3.5 million Hispanics reported that they currently have asthma. In fact, studies show that childhood asthma is more common in Puerto Ricans than any other Hispanic group. Although there is no cure for asthma, there are many ways in which an individual can manage their symptoms. Things such as avoiding exposure to triggers, changing
one’s lifestyle, and the use of medication can reduce the symptoms and promote a healthier feeling. For more information visit:
Continental National Bank Launches Comprehensive Bilingual Website
Continental National Bank, the Cuban-American national bank in the United States, has launched the bank’s rebranded website with more educational resources and money management tools, as well as language options in both Spanish and English. Adding a new layer to the website, it is now comprehensively bilingual; giving clients the option to use the website in the language they feel most comfortable in. Along with the dual-language option and money
management tools, the website includes pages for Personal Banking, Business Banking, Wealth Management, and Real Estate Lending. Continental National Bank is a full-service community bank established in 1974 in Miami as the first Cuban-American–chartered national bank in the United States, serving its customers for 40 years. To read more visit
New Hispanic Campaign Encourages Latinos to “Milk Life” and Power Families’ Everyday Potential
America’s milk companies launched the widely talked about Milk Life campaign in Spanish, the new multi-million dollar, cross platform campaign designed to reinforce how milk’s many nutritional benefits can help power the everyday potential of Latino families. The new Milk Life Lo que nos hace fuertes campaign spotlights everyday moments of accomplishment and enjoyment, bringing to life how Hispanic families and individuals who include milk’s protein at
breakfast make the most of every day. The campaign features an all new social media platform for consumers to embrace their “Milk Life” and give access to recipes, contests, nutritional information, and much more. The first 100 Instagram (@SiempreLeche) followers will be entered for a chance to win free milk for a year. For more info, visit here.
LITERARY CORNER: Seven for the Revolution, by Rudy Ruiz
“Seven characters. Seven stories that capture uniquely American slices of the Latino immigrant experience. Seven explorations of humanity, longing, suffering and hope that beckon for America to reconsider and revolutionize its views of immigrants and immigration. Seven for the Revolution.” Seven for the Revolution, written by Rudy Ruiz, an American author, advocate and social entrepreneur, was named a finalist in the International Latino
Book Awards in the categories of: “Most Inspirational Fiction Book”, “Best Popular Fiction Book”, and “Best Cover Design – Fiction”. For more information, visit his website:
Honey, Greek Yogurt and Cherry Smoothie
Start your day off right with a nutritious smoothie! (Recipe by National Honey Board)
Makes 1 cup

Makes 3, 8-oz. portions

12 oz. - red cherries, fresh, pitted, frozen
½ oz. - beet juice, fresh
8 ½ oz. - 2% greek yogurt
3 oz. - honey, wildflower (optional)
3 tbsp. - almonds, sliced, toasted (garnish)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour 3, 8-oz. portions and serve immediately with a tablespoon of toasted, sliced almonds to garnish.
Beauty Recipe: Strawberry Foot Scrub
(Recipe by Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air)

8 strawberries
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoons kosher salt
Mix ingredients into a paste, massage well into feet, then rinse and dry.

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LATINA Style Business Series
June 18 Houston, TX
July 17             San Francisco, CA
Oct. 16     Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 13   Columbus, OH
LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference, 2015
TBA Washington, D.C.
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11th Annual National LATINA Symposium 2014
Sep 10 Washington, D.C.
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League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 2014 Texas State Convention
June 4-8 San Antonio, TX
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The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) 38th Annual Gala Honoring Hispanic Doctors in Business
June 6 Washington, D.C.
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National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Region 7 Conference
June 7 Las Vegas, NV
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Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. National Women’s Leadership Convention
June 19-22 Houston, TX
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League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 85th LULAC National Convention & Exposition
July 8-12 New York, NY
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National Council of La Raza (NCLR) 2014 Annual Conference
July 19-22 Los Angeles, CA
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Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) 2014 Annual Convention
August 2-5 Lake Buena Vista, FL
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Nation Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Annual Convention
August 7-9 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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Hispanic Heritage Foundation 2014 Youth Awards Applications—OPEN!

For 16 years, the Youth Awards have honored Latino high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom and community and for their focus in various categories including: business & entrepreneurship, education, engineering & mathematics, fitness & nutrition, green, healthcare, media, and innovation & technology. Students have an average GPA of 3.5 or higher, and they are promoted as role models to inspire others and shatter negative stereotypes. Youth Awardees can receive grants for education or community projects to encourage social innovation and entrepreneurship. Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2014. For more information and to start an application, visit
LEE & LOW BOOKS New Voices Award Writing Contest

LEE & LOW BOOKS is an independent children's book publisher that focuses on diversity and who’s mission is to meet the need for stories that all children can identify with and enjoy. Their fourteenth annual New Voices Award Writing Contest is now open for submissions!

The Award is given annually by LEE & LOW BOOKS for a children's picture book manuscript by a writer of color. The contest encourages writers of color to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent. The Award winner receives a cash grant of $1000 and our standard publication contract, including our basic advance and royalties for a first time author. An Honor Award winner will
receive a cash grant of $500. Manuscripts will be accepted through September 30, 2014.

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