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Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Volume 4, Issue 34

In the news this week...

Proposed Hispanic Media Merger Under Fire
The proposed merger between the nation's largest Hispanic television network and radio chain has drawn the usual antitrust scrutiny that accompanies every major media union.

Hispanics Missing in Fund Oversight
Forum presented by New America Alliance to address issue of underrepresentation of Hispanics in pension fund management.

Poll: More Hispanics Identifying Selves As Political Independents
The Hispanic vote is up for grabs as more members of the nation's largest minority group identify themselves as political independents, according to a new survey released Wednesday by The Latino Coalition, a business-oriented advocacy group.

Advocates Say Hispanics Remain Least Represented on TV
Despite recent gains, Hispanics are still underrepresented in network television programming, says the leader of the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

Telecom Uses Celebs to Dial Up Hispanic Market
More than a million Latinos are about to get a surprise phone call from their president or from music superstars as part of an unusual campaign by a telecom firm seeking to boost its share of the lucrative U.S. Hispanic market.

Latinos or Hispanics? A Debate About Identity
A somewhat hidden but long-standing debate over how America's largest minority group identifies itself -- Hispanic or Latino -- is becoming more contentious.

Papers Vie For Ethnic Readers, Weigh Impact On General Population
In an effort to combat declining circulation trends - particularly among the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population - the newspaper industry is stepping up efforts to court niche market readers, including ethnic markets and young adults and teens.

Latino Poll Reveals Lack of Hispanic Leaders
Jennifer Lopez, it seems, could give Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante a run for his money. And that, say authors of a new nationwide survey, is sobering news for the nation's growing Latino community.

New America Alliance Convenes in Historic Forum
As party lines are drawn in the fight over pension fund reform in Congress, New America Alliance (NAA) plans to join a precedent-setting confluence of Hispanic local, state and national legislators with pension fund leaders for the benefit of the American Latino community.

A New Era for New York: Mayor Fernando Ferrer?
Fernando Ferrer, the 51-year-old Bronx borough president, finished first this week in New York's Democratic mayoral primary. A month ago, he was running a distant fourth.

The Digital Divide That Wasn't
There's still a gap, but research shows that it's narrowing -- and that no problem serious enough to earn the scary label digital divide really exists, even as the Web has found its way to the furthest reaches of the globe.

From the current issue of

Hispanic Business magazine

Quick Rise To The Middle Market
To make the jump from small to middle-sized, companies find innovative ways to market, finance, and differentiate their products.

Identity and Prosperity Together
Cultural tourism brings dollars and challenges for two Chicago neighborhoods.

Event Announcement: Alegria 2003 Convention

Hundreds of the nation's most influential Hispanics will meet at the Hispanic National Bar Association's
annual convention in San Jose, California, September 3-6, 2003. The Alegria 2003 convention
will provide a unique opportunity to network with private and corporate attorneys, state and
federal government officials, political and community leaders from across the nation who will
take part in debates and discussion forums concerning issues that effect the Hispanic community.

For more information visit www.alegria2003.com or call 1-866-264-4907. www.alegria2003.com

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HBEvents.com provides the most up-to-date information on Hispanic Business Inc. educational services and events, including the Hispanic Business Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year.

HispanTelligence.com contains quantitative data and a qualitative analysis on the U.S. Hispanic market. It allows researchers and business planners to access data on the Hispanic market.

HireDiversity.com, the recruiting branch of the family, offers an efficient place for minority job-seekers and diversity-minded employers to meet. The site also offers an array of diversity news.

SuperOnda.com is the site of the sister magazine of HISPANIC BUSINESS. It aims at passing along the Hispanic heritage of success to the next generation of young Hispanics. The site features a list of the best schools for Hispanic students, career development resources, musical and entertainment reports and much more.

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