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How Latinas are influencing the retail industry

Christmas, Thanksgiving, Baptisms, or just attending church on Sunday, what you wear is an essential part of growing up in a Hispanic household. I remember as a child going shopping every single weekend with my mother to see what was new or to buy an outfit for a special occasion. I grew up excited every Read More

Security concerns causing businesses to leave Mexico

As security issues continue to mount in different areas of Mexico, some international businesses are starting to shut down some of their operations in the country.  One such company is Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company.  A few months after the kidnapping and negotiated release of a couple of its employees they have decided to Read More

Inequality among Black and Latino Workers in retail

We’ve all heard about discrimination among races in the workplace, but many would not expect to see it in the retail industry. Skin color influences the raises and promotions. According to an analysis by NAACP, white workers in retail make $15.32 an hour, whereas African Americans and Latinos make $11.75 on average. The reason is Read More

Follow your passion

Juan J. Camilo, the founder of Dyckman Beer Company is inspiring and we can learn a thing or two from him. He followed his passion of culinary arts, his imagination and experimentation allowed him to concoct different beer flavors. The most poignant part to all of this is that the real reason behind his creativity Read More

Pilot is fired after big mistake

A Mexican pilot, employed by Magnicharters Airline, was let go after pictures of a singer and her model friend showed the two flying the aircraft they boarded. For reasons still to be determined the pilot allowed Esmeralda Ugalde, 23 and Samadhi Zendejas,19 to enter the cockpit, a place where no passenger is allowed, putting the Read More

Ladies, it’s time to wear jeweled bras

  Jeweled bras are beautiful. They are becoming a popular accessory among women of many races and of all ages. The world is filled with fashionistas and even fashionistas tend to oppose each other’s views. Jeweled bras are not a complete waste, maybe to those women who are conservative and are nervous to be a Read More

Business struggles

Latino entrepreneurs are on the ball with a new study that found that Latino owned businesses are growing at more than twice the national average since 2007. The Hispanic Businesses & Entrepreneurs Drive Growth in the New Economy study by Geoscape proves that Latinos are becoming a major source of growth for the United States economy. Read More

Wage theft

Walmart, Schneider, McDonalds, FedEx, DoubleTree, Forever 21, baseball’s San Francisco Giants, Subway, Farmer’s Insurance, various contracting agencies, and the list can go on but does it need to? These companies are under investigation for wage violations or have already been cited over the past several years. Kim Bobo, a Chicago workers’ rights advocate and author Read More

Labor Day and Latinos

To most people, Labor Day is just an extra day to relax and sleep in. For others, Labor Day holds true meaning. Labor Day was created to honor the social and economic achievements of American workers. But as Raul A. Reyes wrote, “Latino officials and labor leaders state Hispanics increasingly represent the workforce of the Read More

Mexican oil: New decisions

Oil, and being an oil producing country, has been a world wide issue for many years. It continues to be an issue for not only the United States, but also for Mexico. Recently Mexico announced that they want to open their oil reserves to private investors. This is a new development for a country that has self Read More