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November 2010 Volume 9, Number 11

Verizon Wireless sponsors Annual Hawaii Hispanic Achievement Awards

Latina marketing expert created on-line venue to share our community’s stories By José Villa, Senior Editor

FORT LEE, New Jersey – Rosa Alonso is a leading Latina entrepreneur and innovator in the marketing, media and internet industries. She is the founder and CEO of My Latino Voice and the only Latina owner of an online media corporation. Alonso has been featured extensively in the media as a marketing expert, including: CNN; CNN En Español; Telemundo; and American Latino TV. She is a pioneer in multicultural/segment marketing, particularly in the Hispanic consumer and media space. A bachelors Verizon reps Jorge Albornoz (left) and Jorge Martinez (right) flank the awardees: Non-Profit Advocate – Elizabeth Hata-Watanabe; Businessperson - Carolyn Frutoz-de Harne; Educator - Dr. Austin Dias; Community Activist - Tony Dias (Big Island); Media - Carlos Hernandez (Maui). from Barnard College (Not pictured Entertainer of the Year Eddie Ortiz, who had to leave the event early for a previously-scheduled musical engagement). and MBA from Columbia SEE VERIZON WIRELESS SPONSORS PG.12 By José Villa, Senior Editor Business School make her a formidable presence. She launched Mi Dominican fashionista uses talents to help community, designers and environment Apogeo Inc., My Latino By José Villa, Senior Editor in the Washington Heights NYC and the Dominican a division of the State made samples. When I Voice’s parent company, was a little girl, I would in 2008. She designed the section, which is just Republic because she University of New York. Constanza said: “My always dress my Barbies website NEW YORK, New north on Harlem and has was “always going back York – Gina Constanza is become the center of the and forth.” She went to fashion sense came from and she would help me. to provide an online a fashion designer in New Dominican community in schools in the city and my grandmother. She In anything to do with magazine that filled a attended the Fashion went to fashion school fashion, she was always void in the marketplace York City. Her parents are the city. SEE LATINA PG.2 Dominican. She was born She was raised in both Institute of Technology, and was a seamstress who SEE DOMINICANA PG.22

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Page 2 - November 2010 Publisher/Senior Editor José Villa Editor/Marketing Director Marie Roma Villa Entertainment Editor Ray Cruz Contributing Writer Priscilla Cabral Official Photographers Phoenix Photography Translator/Web Jefa: Maritza López-Holland Maui Distribution: Carlos Hernandez Kona Distribution: Tony Diaz The Hawaii Hispanic News is published the first week of every month. Editorial input submission deadline is 20th of month. Advertising reservation deadline is 20th of month. Editorials and advertising are on a space availability- and timeconstrained basis after these dates. Subscription rates are $30.00 (U.S.) for a one-year subscription (12 issues); and $75.00 (U.S.) for three years (36 issues). Foreign rates are available on request. Reproduction or use of editorial or graphics content without permission is prohibited. HAWAII HISPANIC NEWS PMB 344 PO Box 30800 Honolulu, Hawaii 96820 Telephone: (808) 638-3098 Fax: (808) 440-1385 Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. E-mail: Website:



Revolution (1953-1959). She said: “You can imagine what that was like. It took us forever to get out of there.” About 7 ½ years later, her family was finally Continued from page 1 able to leave Cuba, but it was difficult to for media options targeting U.S.-raised, come directly to the U.S., so they went second- and third-generation Latinos. back to Spain. “Apogeo” is Spanish for “apogee.” In Madrid, as luck, or destiny, would Merriam-Webster defines “apogee” as: have it, another Cuban family lived in 1) “the point in the orbit of an object (as the same building. They met and became a satellite) orbiting the earth that is at the friends. The other family offered to greatest distance from the center of the earth; and 2) “apex, zenith, highest point, etc.” Alonso deftly combined these two meanings to connote that “her highest point is celebrating all Latino cultures, aspirations and accomplishments in the global orbit.” In 2009, she re-launched MiApogeo. com as The Englishlanguage site features: lifestyle and entertainment channels, with culturallyrelevant content written by users and site staff; an online community that connects trendsetters and influencers; and “WikiLatino®,” the first ever wiki exclusively dedicated to Latino culture and history. Alonso is an accomplished executive who has dedicated much of her 20+ year career to launching and directing integrated multicultural and international initiatives for Fortune 100 companies, as well as start-up media ventures. She is also recognized for creating and directing “best-in-class,” multi-platform initiatives in retail, wireless and media – including the online, television and publishing – industries. Alonso‘s family is from Spain, but she was born in Cuba during the Cuban

sponsor them in the U.S. after when they got to New York. That happened eventually and her family moved there. Alonso added: “That’s how many Cuban families reached the U.S. They sponsored and helped each other; and took the burden off the state. They would arrange jobs, housing and general orientation, so the state’s involvement was truly minimal. It made it easier for SEE LATINO VOICE NEXT PAGE

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these families, transitioning from the Cuban quagmire, to get approved.” She continued: “As acculturated as I am, I’m really still an immigrant. I’m not even first generation. At 13, I came to live in the states. I spoke no English. We came to New York and then moved to West New York, New Jersey. I still fairly new to the country, but in public school I excelled in academics, athletics, student government, etc., and became an honor student.” S h e co n tin u ed : “Th en I w as blessed because this combination of activities earned me a scholarship to Barnard College, a liberal arts college for women in New York City. Barnard is a very special place for me because they believed in me, nurtured me, and assisted me financially and emotionally.” Alonso went on: “The latter was especially important because my mother had just died in a car accident at a very early age. In light of this personal tragedy, being a woman’s college, Barnard provided tremendous emotional support and solace during a particularly difficult time in my life.” She said: “Grateful to have been afforded this opportunity, I was very active at Barnard. I was the first, and only, Latina president of the alumnae association. Now I’m on the Board of Trustees, where I not only help with ongoing policies, but also created a committee on diversity. Along the way, I’ve mentored many students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education, including AfricanAmericans and Latinas.” When people speak to her, they detect a slight accent, so one of the questions she’s asked frequently is: “Where are you from?” And she responds: “Where am

Page 3 - November 2010 I from or where was I born?” She then answers: “I’m a New Yorker, but I was born in Cuba. I’m a ‘NuYoCuban’ and extremely proud of my Latina and my American roots. That’s who I’ve been during my entire career, professional development and service to my Latin community.” She continued: “The fact that our enterprise is still alive after the devastating effects of the global recession are a testament to the collective dedication and resiliency of the Latinos and Latinas who support our efforts. The vast majority of them do it without any monetary compensation. They do so because they believe in the mission of the company.” After Barnard she thought she wanted to be a lawyer, so she ended up in the district attorney’s office working homicide and special narcotics unit. Then she got in her business track. She said: “I had a wonderful role model in my father. My parents left Spain for Cuba and started over. They then left Cuba for Spain and started over. Then they left Spain for the U.S. and started over. I learned to be resilient and adaptable from watching and living his example.” She continued: “I was also very interested in technology. This was back in the 80s. Someone told me banks were heavy users of computers and I should get into one of their management training programs. So I spent several years in the operational side of banking. I then moved on to the sales and marketing career field, and spent several years there.” She said: “The many gifts I was blessed with – notably Barnard College – have fueled my passion to ‘pay it forward’ by helping others, helping my Latino community, etc. My media and technology background have come together in a real heartfelt way. I am now able to run a business that helps the community, but is a business and I don’t lose sight of that.” And we won’t lose sight of this formidable talent either.

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U.S. Hispanic Chamber honors Hispanic Businessman and Businesswoman of the Year great success is possible with hard work, conglomerate of retail businesses based vision and dedication." at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, DALLAS, Texas -- The United Fred Loya Sr. is Founder and including six newsstands; two La States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chairman Emeritus of Fred Loya Bodega Winery locations; (USHCC) is proud to announce: the Insurance, a multimillioneight food and beverage 2010 Hispanic Businessman of the Year, dollar company with 2,500 operations; five Travelex Fred Loya Sr., Founder and Chairman employees in Texas, New Wo r l d w i d e c u r r e n c y Emeritus of Fred Loya Insurance; and M e x i c o , C o l o r a d o a n d exchange locations; and a the 2010 Hispanic Businesswoman of the California. The company was media advertising firm. Year, Gina Puente, CEO and President of founded in 1974 in El Paso, Its other businesses Puente Enterprises, Incorporated. Texas and has grown to be the 18thoutside the airport include: Loya and Puente were awarded the largest Hispanic-owned and operated operating wine and culinary cruises national distinction at the USHCC 31st company in the United States. In 2009, on Lake Grapevine; La Buena Vida Annual National Convention & Business The Loya Insurance Group wrote over Vineyards-Grapevine, a winery and Expo in Dallas, Texas, held September $400 million in premiums and insured tasting room in the historic district of 22-26, 2010. Grapevine, Texas; and other Founded in real estate investments. Puente 1979, the USHCC Enterprises, Inc. grosses more actively promotes than $33 million annually and the economic growth employs over 170 people in and development the Dallas-Fort Worth area. of Hispanic Puente has received entrepreneurs numerous awards including: and represents the Enterprising Woman of the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic- over half a million drivers with more than Year; Latina Entrepreneur of the Year; owned businesses in the United States 360,000 active policies. Loya now serves Fort Worth and Texas Hispanic Business that generate nearly $400 billion as a consultant to the business operated Woman of the Year; Blazing Star Award; annually. It also serves as the umbrella by his children. Latina Women's organization for more than 200 local "My family and I Recognition Award; Hispanic chambers in the U.S. and have worked tirelessly Dallas Business Puerto Rico. to build our insurance Journal Most The prestigious Hispanic Businessman enterprise and we are Influential Woman and Businesswoman of the Year Awards honored to be recognized Award; and Retail are presented by USHCC to the Hispanic for our efforts," said Concessionaire of business owners who have shown Loya. "We take great the Year. exemplary leadership and attained pride in accepting this "I am thrilled excellence in the business world. The distinguished award to be recognized awards pay tribute to the achievements from the USHCC, a by the USHCC as and innovations of U.S. Hispanic first-class organization the 2010 Hispanic entrepreneurs across the country. for professionals, Businesswoman "Fred Loya and Gina Puente are H i s p a n i c b u s i n e s s of the Year," said exemplary leaders in the Hispanic owners and American Puente. "We live community, mentors to entrepreneurs entrepreneurs. We look in an extraordinary and tremendously successful business forward to supporting time where Hispanic owners," said Javier Palomarez, its continued advocacy entrepreneurship President and CEO of the USHCC. "We i n p r o m o t i n g a n d is appreciated are proud to honor these outstanding facilitating the success and celebrated, so individuals as the 2010 Businessman of Hispanic business I am proud to be and Businesswoman of the Year - they enterprises." recognized by the are a true testament to the American Gina Puente is CEO and President nation's largest advocate for Hispanic entrepreneurial spirit and to the fact that of Puente Enterprises, Inc., a unique business enterprise." By José Villa, Senior Editor

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Sears Holdings encourages small business growth with Tu Empresa, Tu Futuro/Your Company, Your Future Grants By José Villa, Senior Editor

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois -- To recognize the value and importance of small business growth across the country, Sears Holdings is conducting a competition that will award four $5,000 grants to small businesses with the Tu Empresa, Tu Futuro/Your Company, Your Future grant competition, which started in October and runs through December 31, 2010. According to the U.S. Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency and the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanic-owned firms increased by 43.7 percent, more than twice the national rate, between 2002 and 2007. With small business representing 99.7 percent of all employer firms, Sears Holdings aims to encourage growth within this segment of the economy. Business owners can enter by completing an online form and submitting a brief essay on what inspired them to create their businesses. Entrants also can refer up to four friends to participate. In a further effort to encourage small business owners, Sears Holdings enlisted the help of well-known Hispanic journalist, talk show host and entrepreneur Cristina Saralegui, who recently launched an exclusive soft home line collection, Casa Cristina. The bed and bath collections, currently available at Sears and Kmart stores in both the U.S. and Puerto Rico, were created by Saralegui and inspired by her Miami home, as well as memories from her childhood. Twelve-time Emmy award-winning Cristina is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in the Hispanic community. Time magazine selected her as one of the "25 Most Influential

Hispanics in America" and Home Furnishings News (HFN) Magazine named her one of the "50 Most Influential People in Design and Home Furnishings." Cristina is the host and executive producer of "The Cristina Show," one of the highest-rated programs on Spanishlanguage television airing Monday nights at 10PM on the Univision Network. Cristina made headlines this summer when she announced that after 21 years she would be ending her show this fall. The last episode of "The Cristina Show" airs on Monday, November 1st. "Sears Holdings is proud to do its part to support small businesses in the United States while encouraging business owners to pursue their dreams of economic prosperity," says David Friedman, SVP and president, Marketing, Sears Holdings. "We were inspired to take on this effort by the recent launch of the new Casa Cristina home line at Sears and Kmart by renowned H i s p a n i c journalist C r i s t i n a Saralegui. As one of the country's most recognized journalists and entrepreneurs, Cristina is a true example of the American dream." Saralegui's Casa Cristina line, which recently launched at Sears and Kmart stores, is one of the award-winning journalist's ventures, which also include a production studio and a bilingual website. "I'm very excited about the opportunity Sears is offering small businesses and as Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, I want to encourage Latin-owned businesses to participate and keep striving to make their dreams a reality," said Saralegui. She continued: "I'm honored to have inspired the company to take on such an effort. As a business owner, I know firsthand how valuable it is to

feel supported and encouraged. I urge Legal residents of the 50 United States business owners across the country to go (D.C.), 18 years and older who own their online and register for a chance to win a own business for at least one (1) year. Tu Empresa, Tu Futuro/Your Company, Void where prohibited. Contest ends Your Future Grant." December 31, 2010. For official rules To participate, business owners can and prize descriptions, visit www.sears. visit com/tuempresatufuturo. Sponsor: Sears to register and to view contest rules*. Holdings Management Corporation: *No purchase necessary. A purchase 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL will not increase chances of winning. 60179.

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GOVERNMENT SBA implements higher maximum loan sizes made possible by small business Jobs Act

By SBA Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the heels of completing final approvals of loans to nearly 2,000 firms that has been in its loan queue waiting for final approval of the Small Business Jobs Act, the U.S. Small Business Administration has finished implementation of another major element of the bill: increasing maximum sizes in several of its loan programs. The changes – effective now – are permanent for general small business loans under SBA’s 7(a)

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temporary increase for SBA Express loans is good for one year. “Across the country, there are small businesses owners who are in a position to take that next step to grow and create jobs, and these larger loan sizes provide another tool to help them do just that,” SBA Administrator Karen Mills said. “Whether they’re in the start-up phase and could use a microloan or are looking to take advantage of lower real estate prices and interest rates to buy a new building to expand, SBA loans can now be an even greater resource to help

entrepreneurs and small business owners get the capital they need. “Additionally, temporarily increasing the cap on SBA Express loans from $350,000 to $1 million will allow more small businesses to take advantage of the streamlined approval process for working lines of credit and other capital they need,” Mills said. Under the Jobs Act provisions, SBA has permanently increased 7(a) and 504 limits from $2 million to $5 million, and for manufacturers and certain energy-related projects seeking 504 loans, to $5.5 million. The maximum for International Trade and Export Working SEE SBA NEXT PAGE

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Capital loans also has been increased from $2 million to $5 million. SBA also permanently increased microloan limits from $35,000 to $50,000, helping larger entrepreneurs with start-up costs and small business owners in underserved communities. It also raised the limit on Export Express loans, from $250,000 to $500,000, and made the program permanent. SBA Express loan limits have been temporarily raised from $350,000 to $1 million for one year. These loans offer a streamlined application process with reduced paperwork and approval often in a matter of days. Unlike traditional 7(a) loans, SBA Express loans carry a 50 percent guarantee and can be used as revolving lines of credit – to help restock inventories and support larger revenue sales – which are particularly critical for small businesses as they e m e r g e out of the recession. S B A’ s o w n trends show increasing demand for larger loans. The percentage of lending volume for guaranteed loans greater than $1.5 million has grown, from 13 percent of total dollars approved in fiscal year 2005 to 21 percent in fiscal year 2010, with many loans actually at the $2 million maximum. In the 504 program, the percentage of loan volume committed to loans greater than $1.5 million also has grown, from 15 percent of total dollars approved in fiscal year 2005 to 25 percent in fiscal year 2010. SBA has already put in place the alternate size standard that expands eligibility for SBA-backed loans that

Page 7 - November 2010 was included in the Jobs Act, increasing the alternate size standard to include those small businesses with less than $15 million in net worth and $5 million in average net income. Additionally, Administrator Mills announced on Tuesday that all loan applications placed in the SBA’s loan queue by small business borrowers had received final approval, amounting to 1,939 loans for nearly $970 million. The loans were able to make use of loan guarantees up to 90 percent and reduced fees extended under the Jobs Act. Many of the loans had been in the queue waiting for the extension since May. The bill provided the agency with enough funding to support an estimated $14 billion in lending to small businesses with the extension of higher guarantees and reduced fees in the top two loan programs, first implemented as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Jobs Act also includes additional resources to help increase lending to small businesses, including the State Small Business Credit Initiative announced today by the Department of Treasury that will support $15 billion in lending through local programs and the Small Business Lending Fund, which will provide capital to local, community banks to increase their lending to small businesses. Additionally, the new law contains $12 billion in tax credits targeted to small businesses, including higher deductions for investing in new machines and equipment, zero capital gains for those who buy and hold small business stocks for five years, and a doubling of the maximum deduction for startups to $10,000. It also allows self-employed Americans to completely deduct health insurance costs for themselves and their families.

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Hawaii Hispanic Heritage Festival & Health Fair Photos provided by Salesero Loco & James Duttro

The 22 Hispanic countries, Hawaii and the U.S. were represented

Samba Axe dancers put on a great performance

A line form quickly for dancers to get their Zumba groove on

Nancy Ortiz (Festival Co-Chair), winners of Vacations Hawaii trip to Las Vegas, and Mari Villa (Festival Co-Chair)

As usual, the Son Caribe Salsa Band rocked the house

Salsa band Wally Rios Y Los Kauaianos

Zumba instructors had the whole park dancing

A study of composure: Juan from the Son Caribe Salsa Band

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Hawaii Hispanic Heritage Festival & Health Fair Photos provided by Salesero Loco & James Duttro

The Leilehua High School Color Guard opened the Festival

Pastor Jorge Torres, and his wife Cuqui, gave the opening prayers

Our Hispanic community honors the native culture and includes Hawaiian traditions in our events

Male dancers are an integral part of the Hawaiian art of hula

Brother Kawika and his Group were definitely feeling their groove

Spectacular performances and costumes populated the day

Among the entertainers was this beautiful Mexican gospel singe

The intensity in this drummer’s face was matched by his passion for the art

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Hawaii Hispanic Heritage Festival & Health Fair Photos provided by Salesero Loco & James Duttro

The variety of Latin talent at the Festival was astounding

Cuatro master John Ortiz displayed his Puerto Rican pride

The look on this dancer’s face exuded pride

Mexican Mariachi were in da house

Journalist Donalyn Dela Cruz was one of the Co-MCs

Juan, our local Mariachi, brought his special blend to the event

Colombian dancers proudly displayed their art

This young, talented local Hawaii entertainer brought the house down

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Hawaii Hispanic Heritage Festival & Health Fair Photos provided by Salesero Loco & James Duttro

The audience was provided a full day of free Latin family entertainment

The Soul De Cuba booth was packed all day

Lt. Governor James “Duke” Aiona attended the Festival

65 exhibitors participated in the Festival, including Arturo's Hot Salsa

Jamie’s Mom, Jamie and Janine Villa display Cuban and Puerto Rican flags

The “Off The Map” television show casting team had a booth

Many arts and crafts were available

The Honolulu Police Department had a Keiki I.D. booth

There was a great variety of Latin foods available, especially from Baja style Los Burritos Grande

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Verizon Wireless Sponsors Annual Hawaii Hispanic Achievement Awards Continued from page 1

HONOLULU, Hawaii – On October 13, Latin Business Hawaii (LBH), our Hispanic chamber of commerce, and the Hawaii Hispanic News – in conjunction with Verizon Wireless, our major sponsor – hosted the Third Annual Hawaii Hispanic Achievement Awards (AHHAA). On behalf of the LBH board of directors, we extend our sincere thanks to each of you that came to the AHHAA. Special thanks to Air Force Colonel Sarah Garcia for making the time to join us and her inspirational words. Special thanks also to the other VIPs that joined us that evening: Honolulu City Councilmen Nestor Garcia and Donovan Dela Cruz. We are grateful for their willingness to “represent” the Council at our event and for the Honolulu City Council proclamation they gave each awardee. We are also very appreciative of our other sponsors: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa provided the grand prize, a two-night stay for two; Soul De Cuba sponsored the awardee plaques; Phyxius Golf provided a beautiful golf bag door prize; the Plaza Club, who provided complementary 30-day memberships; and the Makani Catamaran, who provided a cruise for two for each winner. (please see page 10 and 11 for photos of the event) Here’s a list of the winners and a short write-up on their selection criteria:

E d u c a t o r o f Ye a r : D r. Austin Dias (Portuguese/ Korean), former UH Professor and European Languages Department Chair, was born in Honolulu raised on Kilauea Sugar Plantation on Kauai. Dr. Dias earned his B.A. and M.A. in Spanish from the University of California – Santa Barbara; and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He taught Spanish language and literature at the UH starting in 1971. He was the chair of the department from 1994 – 2004, continued to work at the UH part-time and retired in 2007. He collaborated on several Puerto Rican projects in Hawaii, including the works of Carlos Fraticelli, a Puerto Rican poet who came to work in Hawaii with the 1900 migration and documented life on the plantations in his poems. Businessperson of Year: Carolyn Frutoz-de Harne (Mexican-American), President/ CEO, Hawaii Healthcare Professionals. Ms. Frutoz-de Harne has lived in Hawaii over 25 years. She used her 14 years of experience in the nursing and medical services industries to build a talented team of professionals that are second to none. She built her company into the largest private duty home health provider in the state and one of the most successful women-owned businesses in Hawaii. Frutozde Harne has implemented innovative programs, such as tele-homecare services, which allow patients to have daily health-care monitoring as if they were being visited by a nurse.

Ms. Frutoz-de Harne started her company with three employees and has grown it to a full- and part-time staff of 300. Its main office is in Hawaii Kai, but she has additional offices on Maui and Kauai. Non-Profit Advocate of Year: Elizabeth Hata-Watanabe (Mexican/Japanese), Founder, Hata Foundation. Ms. HataWatanabe was born in Mexico City, Mexico. Her greatgrandfather started the wellknown Y. Hata Restaurant Supply Company out on Sand Island Access Road. She took her own entrepreneurial path and had several successful ventures, but – in the words of a former state senator, brings: "tireless energy, expert knowledge, sensitivity, wise counsel and political savvy" to that work, including with the local chapters of the National Kidney Foundation and the American Cancer Society.” Her concern for human and social issues led her to start her own non-profit – the Hata Foundation, which she dedicated to her grandfather, and whose mission it is to help maintain the health and well-being of children and families. Media Advocate of Year: Carlos Hernandez (Guatemalan). Radio Show Host: “Ventana Al Mundo Latino, KNUI/AM-900. For 15 years, until this past August, Mr. Hernandez had the only Spanish-language radio program on Maui. As Maui’s Hispanic community had grown so had his program. His show was on every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. The

station ended his program as for different bands around the they “re-structure” under new country and sells them on the management, but the community Internet. In his spare time, he’s is hoping that he will be back a full-time student at Full Sail on the air soon. Maui has six University, Florida, pursuing Latino men’s soccer teams. Mr. a degree in Entertainment Hernandez is well-known in Business. Community Activist of Year: the soccer as well as the canoe paddling communities there. Anthony “Tony” Dias (Puerto He also leads a church choral Rican), Owner, Macadamia group and is a highly-requested Nut and Kona Coffee farm in Kailua-Kona. Mr. Dias’ performer in his own right. Entertainer of Year: Eddie grandparents were part of the Ortiz (Puerto Rican), Leader, 5,000 Puerto Ricans that moved Son Caribe Salsa Band. Mr. here from 1900 – 1901 to work Ortiz came to Hawaii with the on the sugar plantations. He U.S. Marine Corps in 1997. He was a born and raised in Hawaii. was a member of the Marine After a four-year stint in the Corps band. He retired from Air Force, Mr. Dias worked at the Marines after 20 years Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard service in 2003 and decided as a training coordinator for the to stay in Hawaii. He started nuclear engineering department. playing with Latin music bands In 1990 he moved to Kona and as soon as you got here, so he’s has been heavily involved in been an influential contributor the Hispanic community ever to Hawaii’s Salsa scene for since. His volunteer activities 13 years. He works full-time in helping connect Limitedmusical scores for television English-Proficient Hispanics and radio commercials; and with social and human services writes musical arrangements is especially noteworthy.

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SBA awards 20 universities and organizations grants to support Research, Development and Innovation Technology, Herndon, VA - Ben Franklin Technology WASHINGTON, D.C. – Supporting programs for P a r t n e r s C o r p o r a t i o n , innovative, technology-driven Bethlehem, PA - Louisiana State University small businesses under SBA’s Federal and State Technology and A&M College, Baton (FAST) partnership program, Rouge, LA - University of North Dakota, the U.S. Small Business Administration has granted Grand Forks, ND - Texas Tech University, $100,000 awards to 20 state and local economic development Lubbock, TX - Department of Tourism & agencies, business development centers, and colleges and State Development, Pierre, SD - InterAmerican University universities. Candidates were submitted by the governors of all of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR - Kentucky Science and 50 U.S. states and territories. The FAST Program is Te c h n o l o g y C o r p o r a t i o n , designed to stimulate economic Lexington, KY - University of Nebraska development among small, high technology businesses through at University of Nebraska at federally-funded innovation Omaha, Omaha, NE - North Carolina State and research and development programs like the Small University, Raleigh, NC - Connecticut Innovations Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Incorporated, Rocky Hill, CT - University of Wisconsin Technology Transfer (STTR). The project and budget periods System, Madison, WI - Georgia Tech Research are for 12 months, starting Sept. Corp., Atlanta, GA 30, 2010. - University of Arkansas at “The FAST program is an important catalyst for helping Little Rock, Little Rock, AR - Idaho Department of A m e r i c a ’s c u t t i n g - e d g e entrepreneurs continue to drive Commerce, Boise, ID - University of Missouri, innovation and create good jobs,” said Karen G. Mills, Columbia, MO FA S T p r o v i d e s u p t o SBA Administrator. “The partnerships developed through $100,000 per award to pay these programs will play a for outreach and technical critical role in helping high- assistance to science and growth potential small firms t e c h n o l o g y - d r i v e n s m a l l take those next steps to help businesses. The program places particular emphasis drive our local economies.” on helping socially The recipients include: - University of Wyoming, a n d e c o n o m i c a l l y disadvantaged firms Laramie, WY - Montana Department of compete in the SBA’s Small Commerce, Helena, MT - University of Tennessee, B u s i n e s s Innovation Knoxville, TN - California State University – Chico Research Foundation, Chico, CA - Center for Innovative

Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. FAST funding awardees demonstrated how they will help support areas such as: • small business research and development assistance, • technology transfer from universities to small businesses, •technological diffusion of innovation benefiting small businesses, • proposal development and mentoring for small businesses applying for SBIR grants; and, • commercializing technology developed through SBIR grants. Companies supported by the SBIR and STTR programs often generate some of the most important breakthroughs each year in the U.S. For example, about 25 percent of R&D Magazine’s Top 100 Innovations come from SBIR-funded small businesses. Proposals were evaluated by a panel of SBIR program managers. T h e SBA, the

Department of Defense and the programs, visit National Science Foundation SBA’s website jointly reviewed the panel’s at: www.sba. recommendations and made gov/sbir. awards based on proposal merit. Varying levels of matching funds are required from each participating state and territory. More details about FAST grants are here: groups/public/documents/ sba_homepage/sba_ (Source: U.S. Census Bureau a/o fast_program_annc. November 2008) pdf For more information about the SBIR and STTR

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Verizon Wireless, Latin Business Hawaii and Hawaii Hispanic News Photos provided by Salesero Loco

Tiffany Iiga, Marisa Blancarte, and Mario Nanguse handled the registration

Pastor Jorge (and wife Cuqui) Torres gave the invocation in Spanish

The awardee plaques were sponsored by Soul De Cuba

LBH President Mari Villa and Awardee Eddie Ortiz, leader of Son Caribe Salsa Band

Dr. Austin Dias with family and friends

Glenn Roessler (NCIS) and Grissel Benitez-Hodge (Chaminade University)

Air Force Colonel Sarah Garcia was the keynote speaker

Past winner Pedro Valdez, Nora Meijide-Gentry and Honrary Hispanic Herman Stern

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presented this year's Annual Hawaii Hispanic Achievement Awards Photos provided by Salesero Loco

Awardee Carolyn Frutoz-de Harne with family and friends

Verizon Wireless reps Jorge Albornoz and Jorge Martinez flank Colonel Sarah Garcia

Past winner Augie Rey and Bobbi Fernandez

The event was well attended

Kevin Watanabe, Awardee Elizabeth Hata-Watanabe and Randy Rodriguez

Vianca Michelé Plléitez and Jesús Puerto shared a moment as she won the Soul de Cuba gift card

Verizon rep Jorge Albornoz addressed the audience

Colonel Sarah Garcia and Honolulu Councilman Nestor Garcia (no relation)

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VERIZON YOUTH SOCCER CLINIC The 5th Annual FREE Youth Soccer Clinic open to kids 5 to 17 years of age Each Team Verizon participant will receive: • FREE soccer jersey • FREE baseball cap • FREE sports sack • Professional instruction and autograph session with soccer star Natasha Kai* The 5th Annual Verizon Youth Soccer Clinic will be held on Saturday, November 13th 2010 from 9 AM until 1 PM. Clinic location will be revealed during registration. *Celebrity appearance subject to change without notice notice.

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U.S. Department of Education Awards Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. $30 Million for Ready to Learn Initiative By JosĂŠ Villa, Senior Editor

NEW YORK, New York -- The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) recently announced that the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN), in partnership with Callaway Digital Arts and the Michael Cohen Group LLC (MCG), was awarded a $30 million Ready to Learn grant for Project LAMP (Learning Apps Media Partnership). The project is an early childhood media-based education initiative. Project LAMP will create highly engaging, digital learning applications to build reading and math skills for children ages two through eight. The focus of the student-centered learning applications will have broad market appeal and educational impact, and will specifically target low-income children, English Language Learners (ELL), and their families. "Our goal is to help close the achievement gap. As a former educator, I know it's important to create quality content that helps childcare providers, parents, grandparents, and teachers prepare kids for kindergarten and reinforce reading and math through

elementary school," said HITN President and CEO Jose Luis Rodriguez. He continued: "Many kids are already reading and watching stories about Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends and Nova the Robot. Now they can interact, direct the story, and learn via a variety of platforms. I am also excited about producing a new product specifically for ELL. This will be student-centered learning and family support at its best." Project LAMP targets next-generation learners, including children from lowincome groups. The content will be largely available as an open educational resource and use a transmedia storytelling approach through: books; iPAD/Touch Screen applications; mobile device and phone applications; console and hand-held gaming applications; sing along DVDs and CDs; an interactive Website; and television. The USDE, in 2010, expanded the Ready to Learn grant program to include transmedia storytelling. John Lee, President and CEO of Callaway Digital Arts, the company behind the digital content for Project LAMP said, "Like our best-selling iPAD application, Miss Spider's Tea Party series by David Kirk, we will

develop additional e-book applications we foresee new forms of educational that include rich, imaginative worlds media being developed. As a result, new brought to life through interactive assessments will be required to provide artwork, engaging stories and educational the producers with useful information on games. We're thrilled to be a part of the children's learning and comprehension. innovation being incentivized by the This is an exciting process for evaluators U.S. Department of Education. Long- because research findings will aid in term, our objective is to sustain the product development, determine if goals meaningful benefits of Project LAMP are met, and contribute to our general by building commercially viable content understanding of the role and impact of and products with the widest possible media in young children's lives." Cohen added: "Our plan is to evaluate appeal." Project LAMP will leverage the the applications at different stages of existing characters of Callaway's Miss development by testing with children, Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (ages teachers, and parents. Research will help 2-5) and Nova the Robot (ages 5-8). ensure that the curricula, design, and It will also create a third new ELL narrative are age-appropriate, appealing, property produced by HITN. Content and result in student learning." The 2010 Ready to Learn grants in all three properties will align to the 2010 Common Core State Standards include outreach monies in addition in Math and Reading and promote the to program funding. Project LAMP essential skills defined by the National outreach activities will leverage wireless Early Literacy Panel and the National network technology, social media, and community-based organizations to Mathematics Advisory Panel. An essential component of Project engage children, parents, caregivers, and LAMP will be the ongoing use of teachers in New York, Connecticut, and research and evaluation. Dr. Michael Texas the first year alone. Over the life of Cohen, President of the Michael Cohen the grant, Project LAMP will partner for Group and one of the co-Principal exchange of ideas, opinions, and results Investigators of the project said, "As with: 1) persistently low achieving the project activities move forward, SEE EDUCATION PG.26

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Doing Business with Disney Workshops

Hawaii businesspeople networking with Disney rep Delynne Ano in the middle

Disney rep Delynne Ano talked individually with local business folks

Djuan Rivers, Eugene Campbell, Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona, Todd Apo, Delynne Ano and Jon Butte

Disney reps Jon Butte, Delynne Ano and Eugene Campbell flank Brian Schatz

The evening workshop had over 70 attendees

The morning workshop had about 30 attendees

Hawaii Public Radio Fundraiser

Maya Hoover, Erika Engle, Jason Taglianetti and JosĂŠ Villa cohosting the pledge drive

Realtor Rosemary Smith and Kumu plena Kathy Marzan manned the phones

Talented Sandy Tsukiyama took her turn at the mic

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Afro-Cuban Dance Workshops

Maestro Royland Lobato led class

One of the class exercises

Royland Lobato, Richard Marquez, Sandy Tsukiyama, Susan Serrano and Ruby Menon

Maestro Royland Lobato also worked with the drummers

The maestro led the line for the men too

Each workshop was a non-stop 90-minutes of celebrating Cuban dances

45 Mexican Prosecutors trained in Hawaii

The Mexican prosecutors studied the American legal system here

Prosecutors came from 20 states in Mexico

Tlaxcala, Mexico Attorney General Pedro Flores Vรกsquez and Latin Chamber President Mari Villa

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FA M I L Y & H E A L T H Surveys shows Latino community’s understanding of Alzheimers is lagging By José Villa, Senior Editor

critical to early detection and receiving the best care possible, so it is imperative that we are inclusive as this public health crisis explodes across the country, including in our diverse communities." When speaking about the barriers to seeking further care, the majority of respondents (39 percent) said the person exhibiting warnings signs do not believe they have a problem. Other barriers include concern about reaction by the person exhibiting warning signs and others, preference to not think about it and lack of a cure. "Alzheimers affects millions of SEE ALZHEIMERS PAGE 26

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CHICAGO, Illinois -- According to the Alzheimers Association "Hispanic Perceptions of Alzheimers Disease" survey, which was funded by MetLife Foundation and released recently during National Hispanic Heritage Month, 64 percent of survey respondents felt that the Latino community is not very aware or not at all aware of Alzheimers disease. This information, coupled with the finding that Hispanics are one and onehalf times more likely to have Alzheimers disease and dementia than whites, demonstrates the need for additional Alzheimers information and support services in the Latino community. From the Alzheimers Association "Hispanic Perceptions of Alzheimer Disease" survey: -- While more than 90 percent of those surveyed knew that Alzheimers is a progressive brain disease that causes memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior, only half (53 percent) knew it is a fatal disease. -- Seventy three percent of those surveyed felt that knowing the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimers is very important. However, -- Only thirty nine percent of people survey knew that trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships is a warning sign of Alzheimers. -- Only thirty eight percent of people survey knew that challenges in planning or solving problems is warning sign of Alzheimers. -- Only thirty four percent of those surveyed knew that withdrawal from work or social activities is a warning sign of Alzheimers. -- Fifty four percent of those surveyed

incorrectly thought forgetting which day available to people with the disease it is but remembering later is a warning and their families from the more than sign of Alzheimers. 70 Alzheimers Association Chapters -- Forty percent of those surveyed nationwide, explores the 10 Warning incorrectly thought losing things Signs of Alzheimers disease with from time to time is a warning sign of participants. The "Know the 10 Signs" Alzheimers. Spanish-language workshop will also Despite this knowledge gap, at be made available to the public at http:// 71 percent the majority of survey this fall. respondents indicated that they would "Alzheimers disease is not normal like to learn more about Alzheimers aging. It is a complex brain disease that warning signs. To help meet those needs, impacts much more than memory," said the Alzheimers Association has created a Janis Robinson, Director of Diversity Spanish-language educational workshop and Strategic Collaborations at the entitled "Know the 10 Signs." Alzheimers Association. "Knowing T:7” The workshop, which is currently the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimers is

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Lost sense of smell? Falling out of bed at night? It may be Parkinson's Disease By Mari Villa, Editor

who live in areas that have little or no information on how to recognize its early warning signs," states Oberdorf. "Many often mistakenly attribute the first symptoms of Parkinson's disease to the normal aging process, resulting in severe consequences later. But recognizing the symptoms and getting an accurate diagnosis early offers the best chance of living a longer, healthier life." Initial Parkinson's Disease symptoms include: trouble moving or walking, tremor or shaking, stooping or hunching

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MIAMI, Florida -- The National for help living with traumatic brain injury. Parkinson Foundation (NPF) recently launched its first-ever bilingual, (808) 592-5907 Parkinson's toll-free Helpline 1-800-4PDINFO (1-800-473-4636). Specialists, A project of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. such as social workers and nurses, can answer caller questions in both English Parkinson's Disease, the Helpline is also and Spanish. for their caregivers, family and loved In addition, NPF is offering a new, ones; it can become an integral part of free brochure titled, "10 Early Warning a support system for anyone affected by Signs of Parkinson's Disease." The tollParkinson's Disease. free number and Oberdorf adds, "If free brochure are you call the Helpline, for all who have you will speak to a questions about the real person who disease; especially understands your those people who needs and will help have limited access to information and local resources. over, small handwriting, loss of smell, break the isolation all too many patients Parkinson's disease is the second trouble sleeping, soft or low voice, and caregivers feel." The NPF Helpline is made possible most common neurodegenerative disease, having a serious or mask-like facial after Alzheimer's, with an estimated one expression, dizziness or fainting and through the generous support of the Medtronic Foundation and thousands million people with the disease in the U.S. constipation. and four to six million worldwide. At "The Helpline is our way of saying of people with Parkinson's and their present, there is no cure for Parkinson's that you don't have to face Parkinson's families. disease and 50-60,000 new cases are alone," explains Oberdorf. "Wherever For more information, visit: http:// diagnosed each year in the U.S. you live, you can call and talk to an The Recent data suggests that higher experienced health care professional to Helpline hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm (ET). People with questions incidents of Parkinson's Disease occur get the help you need in real time." in Hispanics and those living in certain For each call to the NPF Helpline, about Parkinson’s Disease may also send rural communities than the general Parkinson's Disease specialists provide them to NPF at helpline@parkinson. population (1). Moreover, according to connections to resources and local org. Joyce Oberdorf, NPF President and CEO, networks of support through NPF's 43 Founded in 1957, the National experience shows that many people Centers of Excellence, 43 chapters and Parkinson Foundation's mission is who speak Spanish or who live in rural, over 900 support groups nationwide. to improve the quality of care for underserved locales, as well as those Specifically, Parkinson's Disease people with Parkinson's disease through who live in economically distressed specialists help callers locate resources research, education, and outreach. Since areas, most frequently lack access to in their area, as well as send them an 1982, NPF has funded more than $155 quality health care, including the latest informational packet that will help them million in care, research and support information on PD. be fully informed on their next visit to services. For more information about the "We're launching the Helpline and the general practitioner or movement National Parkinson Foundation, please new brochure to raise awareness about disorder specialist. visit or call Parkinson's Disease, and to reach people In addition to assisting people with 1-800-327-4545.

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Dominican Fashionista Continued from page 1

my inspiration. To this day, I still say: ‘Abuelita, can you sew this for me?’” She continued: “When I was about 21, I decided to go out on my own and start my own Gina Constanza clothing line. It was then that I discovered how much independent designers struggle. I put my line in the Flea Mart, which is a flea market for independent designers. Some of the designers made it, some didn’t.” How do you design a clothing line? Where does the inspiration come from? She said: “Every designer is different and may draw his/her inspiration from different sources. Some are inspired by color, some by a scene, some by a fabric, etc. For me, it was the fabric. It was the texture, textiles, pattern, color, story behind it, etc. But, like I said, some designers made it and some didn’t. I didn’t.” She went on: “Fortunately, I had minored in photography, so I pursued that route for about three years. I then switched to retail visual merchandising for Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Barney’s, etc. I would arrange optimal displays of several major brands,

including Anne Klein, Perry Ellis, Carol Lee, and Swatch, to encourage customers to purchase them.” Then about four years ago, Constanza decided to go out on her own and started doing events for independent designers. She said: “The independent designer segment is a really tough market. Out of 10 independent designers, maybe two will

succeed. Half will wind up working outside the field. And yet I saw so much potential in this arena. That’s when I decided to create my Noche De Fashion in the Dominican Republic.” Why the Dominican Republic? She said: “They don’t have the means, textiles or the infrastructure, but there is so much raw talent over there. So I decided to do a fashion show there (November 2009) with a shopping event and a meet-and-

greet, so people could meet the designers, buy from them and adjust the styles. I had major

designers, make-up artists, etc. That way, at one event, a variety of talent could be displayed in one place. As I walked around the different booths, I frequently heard people telling the designers: ‘Oh my God, I love your stuff.’” She

said: “ Wo m e n love to buy clothes. Many women

sponsors that went with me to open that market.” She went on: “I took eight designers, had eight sponsors and 41 vendors. To me, the event’s power came from the people networking. It was not just limited to fashion designers. I had furniture designers, interior

do compulsive shopping and I’m guilty of this myself. I do television segments in the Dominican Republic. One of the services I provide is teaching people: how to shop; what essentials to have; how to purchase the right bra, which, in turn, helps their posture, etc.”

Constanza continued: “It’s estimated that New York City women have 193 tons of unused clothing. I’m very ‘green’ and try to incorporate green into my projects. One of my taglines is ‘fixing the world one stitch at a time.’ In-between shows, I do other events, including a ‘frock exchange.’ I get a venue and invite lots of ladies to bring their clean, no longer needed, clothing. We set up racks and at the appointed hour, all the ladies get to shop without spending any money.” She went on: “In addition to the clothing, the ladies can also bring other cloth items, like towels, that are torn or in bad condition. New York City has a department called ‘Wearable Collections.’ After my events, I call them to pick up all the leftover and damaged items. They sort the materials by fabric, shred them and make new fabrics. Nowadays many designers are using these recycled fabrics to help our environment.” She concluded: “I’m sincerely appreciative of the opportunities my work in the fashion industry now provides me to help designers, my Latin community and environment. I count my blessings and always include my grandmother in the victories.”

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Nearly 100% Hispanic school district proves college for all is possible By JosĂŠ Villa, Senior Editor

BOSTON, Massachusetts -- The Hidalgo Independent School District in Texas has raised the bar on what it means for a school system to focus on college readiness. College Success for All is a new Jobs for the Future (JFF) report by Thad Nodine. It tells the story of how Hidalgo ISD, which is located in one of the most economically-depressed metropolitan areas and has one of the lowest numbers of college-educated adults, is preparing all of its students to earn college credits while in high school. Hidalgo ISD serves a student body that is: 99.5 percent Hispanic; 90 percent economically-disadvantaged; and 53 percent Limited English Proficient. Preliminary data shows enviable results: This past June, more than 95 percent of the Class of 2010 graduated with college credits. Two-thirds of the graduating seniors had earned at least a full semester of credit for a college degree. "Hidalgo offers a valuable lesson for school districts across the country. Hidalgo proves that with the right instruction, partnerships, supports, and structures, school districts and their comprehensive high schools can prepare more students to succeed in college," said Joel Vargas, vice president at JFF. College Success for All began with the creation of the Hidalgo Early College High School in 2005, in partnership with University of Texas-Pan American, the University of Texas System, the Communities Foundation of Texas/ Texas High School Project, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The early college design is a vehicle for providing traditionally underserved students with an opportunity to earn a substantial number of college credits along with a high school diploma. While early college schools typically serve less than 400 students, Hidalgo

ISD was committed to serving all of its 900+ high schoolers. The superintendent of Hidalgo ISD at the time, Dr. Daniel P. King reflects, "I can't see taking half of the kids and leaving the other half out. Why not do it for all the kids?" College Success for All describes how Hidalgo ISD took the early college concept and adopted it as a district-wide strategy. By embedding a college and career culture and focus in everyday activities, from elementary school through middle school and into high school, the school system now motivates and prepares all of its students for success in higher education. This strategy, combined with: the establishment of additional strong postsecondary partnerships with South Texas College and Texas State Technical College; more rigorous course sequencing; and high-quality career pathways has been a recipe for success. Though preliminary, Hidalgo's results are inspiring. However, Hidalgo is not done yet. "The starting line is right behind our heels," says Edward Blaha, the current superintendent of schools. "There are miles to go, but we know we've stepped onto the right track, because this is good for kids." John Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Texas High School Project, notes that "Hidalgo ISD shows that obstacles impeding high school and postsecondary success can be overcome. The success of early college high schools is being replicated in districts throughout Texas. We need to create more Hidalgos in our country, more districts where the lessons of early college are spread to all students." To download College Success for All, go to College Success for All was supported by the Region One Education Service Center High School Redesign Project (HSRP) through a grant funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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E N T E R TA I N M E N T Finally, a Network Devoted To Hispanic Moms: Discovery Familia By JosĂŠ Villa, Senior Editor

MIAMI, Florida -- Hispanic moms that live in the United States can now rely on a Spanish network solely dedicated to them and to their preschool-aged children. Discovery Familia has been redesigned to reflect and speak to the needs of Hispanic women and what they value most in their lives: their kids, their home and their time. Beyond a new look and feel that is warm and inviting, the network is also premiering "Nuestros hijos" ("Our Children"), a series of informative on-air segments hosted by Jeannette TorresAlvarez, early childhood expert, wife and mother and the networks new brand ambassador. "Discovery Familia is the only Spanish network in the U.S. dedicated to Hispanic moms. It is a place where they can go if they need advice, support or simply to know that they are not alone. Through rich programming offerings that entertain and the advice of experts like Jeannette, the channel is a great resource that supports mothers in the education of their children, care of their home and encourages them to take time out for themselves," expressed Bilai Joa Silar, Vice President and Channel Director, Discovery Networks U.S. Hispanic Group. D u r i n g t h e d a y, t h e network provides a number of curriculum based programs during its Discovery Kids programming block designed to prepare preschoolers for the real world by sparking curiosity and encouraging independent thinking, while preserving the Spanish language. Shows

such as: My Big Big Friend, Animal Mechanicals and Fluffy Gardens carry preschoolers to amazing worlds of exploration and offer a safe haven where moms and their children can interact and share quality time. Once the kids are put to bed... Discovery Familia is all about moms! The new nighttime programming is divided into three programming categories: My Kids, My Home and My Time. -- "My Kids" offers up content with sound advice and expert solutions

about raising a family. It is like having a place where they can come to relax a personal parenting coach. Among the with programs on beauty and wellness, programs being offered are: Conociendo travel and fashion. Among these are: a Mi Bebe, Crash Test Mommy and Take Espacio Vital, Nosotras and Whats Good My Kids Please. for You. -- "My Home" explores design, Discovery Familia also welcomes cooking, home renovation and everything Jeannette Torres-Alvarez, the networks she needs to know about her space. Here new brand ambassador and host of are some of the programs featured during "Nuestros Hijos" ("Our children"), a this segment: How Clean is Your House, series of informative vignettes, where Design Match and Relatos con Sabor. Jeannette will share her advice as an -- "My Time" offers mothers an early childhood expert and mother on escape from their daily routines. It is diverse topics such as: the good use of technology, maintaining the Spanish language alive in the home, overcoming homework roadblocks and how to maximize quality family time. "Discovery Familia is the perfect network for mothers like me. It is a channel that is completely devoted to Hispanic women and their preschool children. I feel very excited to be part of this initiative, because I know that we are making a big difference in the U.S. Hispanic community," added Jeannette Torres-Alvarez. Finally, at http://www. mothers will also find a place filled with practical solutions, a safe haven, with tools and activities where they can interact with their small children via videos, music and games filled with educational content that serve as the building blocks for future learning and development. Discovery Familia can be seen in the U.S. nationally though a number of cable and satellite systems. For further information please visit: http://

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Spanish-Language Church Services


Tuesdays: Su Gran Alabanza,701 N. King St, Kalihi, Escuela 7:30pm, Pastor Brian Mauricio, en Español (808) 843-8082 Iglesia Cristiana Movimiento Misionero Mundial, 1007 Dillingham Blvd.#105, 7:30 pm. Pastor: Nery Sac (Spanish) (808) 398-0665. Iglesia Amistad at Mercado de la Raza 1315 S. Beretania 7pm, Rev. Juan Acosta (Spanish) (808) 393-5140 Iglesia De Dios Sinai, 98-1022 Komo Mai Drive, Aiea, HI 96701, 7:30 PM Pastores: José Alberto Y Lissette Figueroa, Telefono: (808) 450-3070, (808) 393-3192 en Español Wednesdays: Iglesia Cristiana Movimiento Misionero Mundial, 1007 Dillingham Blvd.#105, 7:30 pm. Pastor: Nery Sac (Spanish) (808) 3980665. Iglesia De Dios Sinai, 98-1022 Komo Mai Drive, Aiea, HI 96701, 7:00pm Pastores: José Alberto Y Lissette Figueroa, Telefono: (808) 4503070, (808) 393-3192 en Español Fridays: Iglesia Cristiana Movimiento Misionero Mundial, 1007 Dillingham Blvd.#105, 7:30 pm. Pastor: Nery Sac (Spanish) (808) 3980665 Iglesia De Dios Sinai, 98-1022 Komo Mai Drive, Aiea, HI 96701, 7:30pm Pastores: José Alberto Y Lis-

sette Figueroa, Telefono: (808) 450-3070, (808) 393-3192 en Español Sa t u r days: Word of Life en Español, 554 Queen St., Honolulu -- near the intersection of Queen and South Sts). Claudia Butcher, (808) 528-4044, x 557 or (808)7802557; and Martica Gamez, (808) 3874103. Sundays: St. John the Baptist, 2324 Omilo Lane, Kalihi (near H-1 Middle St off-ramp). Spanish Mass at 12 noon. Hispanic Ministry. Rev. Albeiro de Jesus Alvarez. Phone: 845-8107 (Spanish). Su Gran Alabanza,701 N. King St, Kalihi, Escuela 9:00am, Servicio 10:00am, Pastor Brian Mauricio, en Español (808) 843-8082 Iglesia De Dios Sinai, 98-1022 Komo Mai Drive, Aiea, HI 96701, 1:30pm Pastores: José Alberto Y Lissette Figueroa, Telefono: (808) 450-3070, (808) 393-3192 en Español MAUI: Thursdays: King Cathedral 777 Mokulele Hwy at 7:00pm en Español, Pastor James Marocco Phone: (808) 643-7729 Saturdays: Santa Theresa, 25 W. Lepoa St., Kihei Spanish Mass at 7:00pm, en Español Rev. Jose Cadavid. Phone:(808) 879-2649 Sundays: Maria Lanikila, 712 Wainee St., Lahaina at 6:00pm, en Español Rev. Jose Cadavid, Phone: (808) 661-0552 Sundays: Christ the King, 20 W. Wakea Ave, Kahului at 12 noon. en Español Rev. Jose Cadavid, Phone: (808) 877-6098 BIG ISLAND: Sundays: St. Michael's Spanish mass, 6pm, Father John Freddy Quintero


(Ray Cruz is the host of the Sabor Tropical Salsa music show on Hawaii Public Radio's 89.3 FM KIPO. Ray plays the best Salsa music from yesterday and today.) Every month in this column I'll provide you a list of the must - have music for your collection. These are my picks for this month. They are in no particular order, but should be included in a Salsa connoisseur's music collection. 11 – Spanish Harlem Orchestra – Viva La Tradicion 2 – Edwin Bonilla – Homenaje A Los Rumberos 3 – Isaac Delgado – L-O-V-E 4 – Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers – Chucho’s Steps 5 – Various Artists – Una Rumba Pa’

Sabios - Volumes #1&2 6 – Gilberto Santa Rosa - Irrepetible 7 – Juan Luis Guerra y 440 – A Son De Guerra 8 – Tito Puente – El Rey: A Man and His Music (2CD) 9 – Luis Gonzalez – Tributo A Un Gigante 10 – Susie Hansen – Representante De La Salsa Please visit our website for a complete list: And listen to "Sabor Tropical" on Hawaii Public Radio KIPO 89.3 FM, Saturdays from 5-8pm. On-Air request line: 7928241. Listen "Live" via the web at Aloha!..Ray Cruz

The Hawaii Hispanic Family encourages everyone to get involved in our elections process by voting in this year's

Hawaii Hispanic News

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Education Continued from page 17

Alzheimers Continued from page 20

schools, 2) a media production program at an accredited individuals, and the general public relies upon the postsecondary institution, and 3) a teacher preparation Alzheimers Association as a leading resource for program at an accredited postsecondary institution accurate information," said Dennis White, president focused on early childhood education. and CEO of MetLife Foundation. "These findings help HITN was established in 1983 as a non-profit to heighten the importance of providing the Hispanic organization. HITN's mission is to advance Hispanics community with much-needed information and help by providing engaging educational entertainment that raise awareness of Alzheimers disease." expands their horizons, and enables them to serve as an For more information on the 10 Warning Signs or ever-growing engine of intellectual power and progress. to find an Alzheimers Association Chapter in your area, HITN is a unique source of diverse programs delivered please visit to the homes of Hispanics in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Hispanic Buying Power (annual disposable income): $ 900 Billion Ages 21-65: 73,000 Hawaii Hispanic residents 98% of registered Hispanic voters in Hawaii voted in 2008 What are you doing to reach this market? Call us now! (808) 638-3098

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Peruvian Stir-Fried Beef and Potatoes Ingredients • ¼ cup GOYA® Red Wine Vinegar • 1 tbsp. soy sauce • 1 tsp. Brown sugar • ½ tsp. GOYA Yellow Hot Pepper Paste — Ají Amarillo • 1 lb. sirloin beef, cut into ½ — strips • GOYA Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper, to taste • 2 tbsp. GOYA Vegetable Oil • 1 large red onion, cut into ¼ — strips • 2 tsp. GOYA Minced Garlic • ½ bag (28 oz.) GOYA French Fried Potatoes, cooked according to package Directions 1. In small bowl, stir together vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and hot yellow pepper paste; set aside. 2. Season beef with adobo. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in large wok or large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until oil shimmers. Add beef; cook until dark golden brown on all sides, about 3 minutes; set aside. Heat remaining oil in skillet. Add onions; cook until crisptender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds more. 3. Transfer beef to pan; pour in reserved vinegar mixture. Using wooden spoon, scrape up any particles stuck to bottom; stir in cooked potatoes and tomatoes until coated in sauce. 4. Transfer beef and potato mixture to plate; sprinkle with parsley. Serve with warm rice. Serves 4 | Prep time: 10 min. | Total time: 30 min. **The key to the perfect stir-fry – meat that browns quickly and vegetables that retain their crisp bite: a hot pan.

OAHU AIRPORT Hawaii Auto Group: 2901 N. Nimitz Hwy Ewa Beach Fiesta’s Mexican Grill: 91-1001 Kaimalie St Taste of Puerto Rico: 90-2072 Old Ft. Weaver Rd Downtown Soul De Cuba: 1121 Bethel St Maria Bonita: 15 North Hotel St Che Pasta: 1001 Bishop St. Hukilau Restaurant: 1008 Bishop St. Hickam Air Force Base Base Exchange UPS Store Kailua Los Garcias: 14 Oneawa St Mexico Lindo: 600 Kailua Rd Kaimuki Aztecas Mexican Restaurant: 3617 Waialae Ave Chaminade University: 3140 Waialae Ave BC Burritos: 3607 Waialae Ave Kalakaua Bella Rosa Florist: 1421 Kalakaua

Kalihi Sam Choy’s: 580 N. Nimitz Hwy Cristiano Su Gran Alabanza 701 N. King St KAPAHULU Tacos Rico Taqueria: 525 Kapahulu Avenue Manoa University of Hawaii Manoa: Campus Center Serg's Mexican Kitchen: 2740 E. Manoa Road McCully Los Chaparros: 2140 S. Beretania St Pearl City Just Tacos Mexican Grill: 1029 Makolu St. Pearl Harbor Naval Base Happy’s Plate Lunch: Naval Shipyard Naval Exchange UPS Store PUNCHBOWL Hawaii State Library: 478 S. King St. Honolulu Hale: 530 S. King St. Schofield Barracks Post Exchange UPS Store Waikiki Señor Frogs: 2201 Kalakaua Ave

MAUI Off. of Economic Development: 70 Kaahumanu Ave, Unit B-9 Tienda Del Sol: 1151 E. Lipoa St. #104, Kihei Maui Economic Opportunity: 99 Mahalani St, Wailuku Las Piñatas De Maui: 395 Dairy Rd. Unit J, Kahului Latino Mexican Market: 3636 Honoapiilani Rd., Kaanapali Nachos Grande: 3550 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Kaanapali


El Pachuco: 92-8322 Tiki Ln (Oceanview) Luquin's Mexican Restaurant 15 Pohai St. Kailua-Kona Innovations: 75-5660 Kopiko St. B-3 Taco El Unico: 75-5729 Alii Dr Ste T103

Latin Business Hawaii & Hawaii Hispanic News Invite You To Our

Pre-Thanksgiving Business Mixer at

Hard Rock Café (1837 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu - Free parking)

Wednesday November 10th, 5:30 pm - 7:30pm Heavy Pupus / Latin Music / No-Host Bar $15 for members / $25 for non-members Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 9th

(808) 638-3098 or Save $5 dollars by mailing entrance donation to: Latin Business Hawaii, B0X 344 POB 30800, Honolulu, HI 96820

Net proceeds go to our 2010 Keiki-To-Kollege Scholarship Fund Last year our business mixers funded nine scholarships for low-income Hispanic preschoolers (3- to 4-year-olds) in the Head Start Program and six scholarships for Hispanic college students.

Participating Co-Sponsors To-Date:

Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa | Soul De Cuba Cafe | Aqua Hotels & Resorts | Cafe Ché Pasta Hard Rock Café Honolulu | Phyxius Golf | Makani Catamaran | Arts of Aloha | Honolulu Design Center P.F. Chang's | Señor Frogs | Geico | E.T. International | NCIS Hawaii | ProService Hawaii | Gordon Biersch | Bella Rosa, Inc.

Hawaii Hispanic News November 2010 Issue  

Positive news about Latinos and Latinas in Hawaii, U.S. Continent, and Internationally

Hawaii Hispanic News November 2010 Issue  

Positive news about Latinos and Latinas in Hawaii, U.S. Continent, and Internationally