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Announcing The Second Annual Proud to Be Indigenous Week!

Announcing The Second Annual Proud to Be Indigenous Week!

First Peoples Worldwide Proud to Be Indigenous Week starts Sunday, May 11th. Are you part of it yet?! Indigenous Peoples from around the world will be descending on New York City for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) from May 12- 23rd. While most of us can’t make it to New York,


Hispanics Building Ladders of Opportunity for Economic Development

By Wendy Rivera-Aguilar Broadband & Social Justice Recently, the Washingtonian highlighted extraordinary success stories of some of the most influential Hispanic achievers of our time. Among the Latino faces featured on the cover was Andres W. Lopez. A Harvard Law graduate and trial attorney from Puerto Rico who is often described as having a “steamrolling


Dyslexia and the English Learner Dilemma

By Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley Language Magazine The American educational system has a difficult time understanding dyslexia and an even harder time identifying children with dyslexia in order to provide the correct intervention for students who are native English speakers. When a school has the added challenge of identifying struggling English language learners (ELLs), the task


Conversation with Ruth Tobar, 2014 Pura Belpré award comm chair: How publishers can do better job of publishing writers from Spanish-speaking backgrounds

By Wendy Lamb Children’s Book Council Diversity Wendy Lamb: Can you please tell me something of your background, and your work in children’s books? Ruth Tobar:I worked as Publisher and Executive Director at Children’s Book Press and have been involved with REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the

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How do Latino startups get funded?

By Sara Inés Calderón Más Wired Latino entrepreneurs aren’t pitching to venture capitalists in large numbers, but that’s only part of the story of how startups run by Latinos receive funding. The story starts with bootstrapping, continues with friends and family, and ends in front of VCs and angel investors. Latino startups miss out on