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Majority-Minority Classrooms: Why Should We Care?

As a parent, I always get a strong feeling of change when my children go back to school. It marks an official milestone where your children are one year older and adapt to new teachers, lessons and classmates. Before you know it, they grow into a new college in a new city or state, making

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Want to Reach Hispanics? Go Mobile.

Reaching the Hispanic market has always been a moving target. Our country’s Latin American community is dynamic; comprised of a changing mix of people from dozens of Hispanic countries, with a wide variety of cultures, acculturation levels, media habits and spending behaviors. But it’s also a moving target because it’s quite literally on the move,

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An Inside Look at America’s Diverse Travelers

This summer, many of us are gearing up for some relaxation and fun in the sun by heading to the beach, the mountains or some of the country’s greatest landmarks.  It’s an American rite of passage to embark on a grand summer vacation; but as the country’s demographics have shifted, so have travel patterns. Consider

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Is the World Cup Ready for Primetime with U.S. Hispanics?

Which  sport is America’s national pastime? For decades the answer was simply baseball. Now, the answer is football. But does football’s grip on our nation’s collective heart wane a bit when another type of  fútbol  arrives with the World Cup at the end of this month? For many U.S. Hispanics, the answer is yes. Fútbol

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Cinco de Mayo: A New American Holiday

Long misunderstood, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that is increasingly American.  Yes, that’s right.  The history of this holiday is in Mexico, but the future of this holiday is north of the border. The anniversary of the “Battle of Puebla” on May 5, 1862 commemorates the pride and valor of the Mexican people in

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The Hispanic Impact on Wall Street: A Sound Investment for Brands

It’s evident that politicians are beginning to understand the need to appeal to multicultural segments. Over the past several years, we have seen an increased investment of campaign funds and time, as well as a selection of candidates who directly appeal to target demographics. Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign could not have been a better example

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2014 New Mainstream Business Summit: A Roaring Success by All Accounts

This year’s New Mainstream Business Summit exceeded expectations last week, as more than 200 business executives across industries and geographies gathered at the Conrad Hotel in Miami. The agenda was jam-packed with solid sessions led by expert speakers and panelists on a range of subject areas such as keynote addresses, case studies, insight sessions and

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New Mainstream vs. Total Market: Which is the Right Multicultural Approach?

Every once in a while, new terms and jargon come in and out of favor within the business community.  Among the terms used by business executives targeting cultural segments include “multicultural,” “diversity,” and of course Hispanic, Latino, Black, African American, Asian, acculturation, etc.  Lately, the terms “Total Market” and “New Mainstream” seem to have gained

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Key Business Question for 2014: Who is The Mainstream Consumer?

Most years are evolutionary, but few are revolutionary – and honestly, 2013 was hardly transformational. In many ways, a stagnant business landscape was affected by a deadlocked political atmosphere and highly divergent perceptions of critical national issues – such as health care and immigration reform. In other words, on the one hand there are those

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Why Immigration Reform May Depend on Political Reform

The immigration debate is a like a tragic comedy. It’s a shame that a topic as critical to the national economy and tens of millions of lives is utilized as an instrument for political gain (or loss). Arguments on either side shift based on competing priorities and the political winds of the day without getting

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