National PTSD Awareness Month

The National Center for PTSD promotes awareness of PTSD and effective treatments throughout the year. After a traumatic event, most people have painful memories. For many people, the effects of the event fade over time. But for others, the memories, thoughts and feelings don't go away - even months or years after the event is over. Mental health experts are not sure why some people develop PTSD and others do not. If stress reactions do not improve over time and they disrupt everyday life, it is important to seek help to determine if PTSD is present. The purpose of PTSD Awareness Month is to encourage everyone to raise public awareness of PTSD and effective treatments. Join our efforts to spread the word about PTSD and effective treatments during PTSD Awareness Month. Everyone makes a difference. For more information visit:

LATINA Style 50 Survey Available Online!

LATINA Style is proud to recognize companies that support programs that encourage training, mentorship, and promote Latinas within the company. The LATINA Style 50 report is a reflection of those programs that Latinas are looking for when seeking job opportunities. Today, companies that have generated more opportunities for Latinas are listed in the LATINA Style top 50 best companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S. Apply to the 2017 LATINA Style Survey today.
Deadine is Friday, June 16, 2017
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Trump Nominates Jovita Carranza as U.S. Treasurer

The nomination of Jovita Carranza for U.S. treasurer would put a Latina in a spot that has been held by six other Latinas, all since the Nixon administration. Carranza, a native of Chicago, served as president and chief executive officer of the JCR Group, a consulting firm working with global corporations and nonprofits worldwide with a focus on business development, profit and loss management, operations, logistics and systems optimization.
Carranza served the George W. Bush administration from December 2006 to January 2009 as deputy director of the of the U.S. Small Business Administration. She joined the government from her position as vice president of air operations for United Parcel Service in Louisville, KY.

Direct Selling Through Social Media Marketing

Many small business owners do not feel their social media marketing efforts produce tangible results, but it does not have to be this way. The proper use of social media tools can both drive direct sales and, more importantly, build and enhance long-term customer relationships.
Here’s a tip to make social media marketing work for you:
Create informational videos. Videos posted to YouTube are a great, and inexpensive, way to highlight your products or services, provide how-to information and spread the word about your brand.
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We Carry Our Homes With Us: A Cuban American Memoir
By Marisella Veiga

On December 30, 1960, Marisella Veiga with her mother and two brothers boarded a plane from Havana to Miami. Her father fled a few months later, joining his family with a total of fourteen U.S. cents in his pocket and an understanding that he would never see his homeland again. Seeking a less competitive job market and thanks largely to the sponsorship of a host family in St. Paul, the Veigas resettled in Minnesota, miles away from the Caribbean subtropics, where the climate was similar to home, Spanish was spoken, and thousands of exiles arrived each month.

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Avocado and Coconut Ice Cream
(Recipe from Pati Jinich)
Serves 6


  • 3 large ripe Mexican avocados about 2 lbs, halved, pitted, pulp scooped out (about 3 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 3/4 cups sugar more to taste
  • 1/4 cup dried shredded coconut, lightly toasted, optional for garnish, or toasted almonds, pine nuts or pistachios


  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit and scoop the pulp out. Cut the pulp into chunks and place it in the blender or food processor. Add the coconut milk, sugar, and lime juice, and puree until smooth.
  2. Process the avocado-coconut puree in you ice cream maker, or ice cream ball, according to the manufacturers instructions. Place in the freezer for a couple of hours for firmer ice cream. If you don’t have an ice cream maker you can serve it as a cold mousse, or you can also freeze it and serve it as ice cream, but it will be a little less fluffy. But it’s still good!
  3. Lightly toast the shredded coconut on a small saute pan set over medium-low heat, stirring constantly so it does not burn. It will take less than a minute. Once the coconut becomes fragrant and acquires a tan, remove and set aside. Sprinkle over the ice cream.

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TX LULAC State Convention
June 15-June 18 Corpus Christi, TX
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AHHE's 17th Annual Healthcare Diversity Awards
June 22 New York, NY
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88th Annual LULAC National Convention and Exposition
July 4-8 San Antonio, TX
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National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference
July 8-11 Phoenix, AZ
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USHCC National Convention Kick-Off Reception
June 15 Dallas, TX
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MALDEF Chicago Awards Gala
June 22 Chicago, IL
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NALEO 34th Annual Conference
June 22-24 Dallas, TX
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Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Future Leaders Conference
July 23 Washington D.C.
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CHCI R2L NextGen Program Congressional Breakfast
July 26 Washington, D.C.
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Hispanic Women of Distinction
August 25 Davie, FL
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CHCI Leadership Conference
September 11-12 Washington, D.C.
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CHCI 40th Anniversary Awards Gala
September 13 Washington, D.C.
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HACR Leadership Pipeline Program
Oct. 28-29 Chicago, IL
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Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities 31st Annual Conference
Oct. 28-30 San Diego, CA
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference
November 1-5 Kansas City, MO
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Liberty Power Opens Applications for 5th Annual Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship Awards

Liberty Power, an owner-operated retail electricity provider, together with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation are proud to announce the 5th Annual Bright Horizons Scholarship. The Bright Horizons Scholarship is an opportunity for college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with an interest in the fields of energy or the environment. Students who are currently studying STEM at an accredited two or four-year university with an interest in the fields of
energy or the environment are encouraged to apply by July 30, 2017.  For more information and to apply for the Bright Horizons Scholarship, visit: 

Colgate-Palmolive's Annual Haz la U™ Educational Grant Program Now Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 School Year

Colgate-Palmolive continues its ongoing partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to announce the open application period for this year's  Haz la U™ educational grant program. The initiative will support the HHF's Youth Awards program through its Community Service category, focusing on community-minded students. Thirty-one winners will be selected based on a demonstration of excellence in volunteerism and leadership in 10 regions across the nation. For more information about Haz la U™ and application guidelines, visit or


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