Economy articles

Latino community gets only 3% of foundation and corporate dollars

LatinaLista — The Latino population may be increasing, and it’s a fact that it is, but one particular area where there is a sore lack of Hispanic representation is on corporate boards and among senior corporate management. The 2009 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index published by the Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility (HACR), found (unsurprisingly) that

Nashville Hispanic Chamber plays Santa to children turned away by local charities

LatinaLista — Headlines are always filled with bad news. In fact, conventional thinking in the news industry is the worse the headline, the bigger the attraction. Unfortunately, it works. Yet, there should always be a time where we can take a rest from the bad headlines and see that there does exist good in the

Laredo, TX has only one Christmas wish: a bookstore for its city

LatinaLista — It was just a couple of weeks before Christmas that the City of Laredo got the news that no man, woman or child should ever have to hear at this time of the year — the Grinch really does exist. But rather than steal Christmas, this Grinch wants to steal the last remaining

New report shows financial industry has not done enough to meet the needs of low-income

LatinaLista — Today the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released the 2009 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households. The report found that people who make less than $30,000, along with, blacks, Native Americans and Latinos are the four groups to be the ones who most likely don’t have a bank account. Overall, almost

Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner: 30 years of giving

By Cristina Blackwell SAN ANTONIO — For three decades, the nation’s largest Thanksgiving event of its kind has brought together over 20,000 seniors, families and homeless in San Antonio to provide a free, home-cooked traditional Thanksgiving meal. The Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner invites those in need of a warm holiday meal to celebrate giving thanks