See. Latino Websites.
The Latino population is represented at Regent University, sStarting with the University's President, Dr. Carlos Campo. Then go ahead and send us your favorite Latino-related sites that we can add to the list.
Dr. Marcela Chaván Matviuk is the Director of the Center for Latino Leadership at Regent University. She ecommends the following websites:
- Excelencia in Education -- At Excelencia, they use, "data and analysis to identify factors that influence the success of specific student populations establishes the base line information from which to develop more effective policies, engage diverse stakeholders, and enhance the active and tactical responses needed to better serve Latino and all students."
- News organizations:
- Somos Primos: Dedicated to Hispanic Heritage & Diversity Issues -- This is a favorite website to Dr. Chaván Matviuk because it has resources that consider history while analyzing the social phenomenon of the Latino presence in the US.
- Smithonian Latino Center -- It informs and entertains and it is always open to the public.
- Spanish Poetry -- Dr. Chaván Matviuk tells us that she visits this site, "just for fun." She adds that, "Yes, I read poetry for fun!"
- The Americano: Your Top Source for Hispanic News & Commentary -- Offers news from a political (conservative) standpoint in a very civil manner.
- The Hispanic American -- Has has some general information.
- The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine -- "For 20 years, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, has been a top information news source and the sole Hispanic educational magazine for the higher education community, and those involved in running our institutions of higher learning."
Andrea Reyes Ramirez is a Freelance Writer and also a PhD Student in Organizational Leadership at Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship. She recommends the following websites:
- Buckner Ministries International -- Dr. Albert Reyes is the President of this organization and is a Hispanic leader who also has a wonderful blog that shares about the ministry that Buckner is doing across the world. The blog is Pan Dulce. One of Dr. Reyes' recent posts was about Andrea's baby girl who is now seven weeks old. That blog post can be found at Family Blessings..Blessing Families.
- Fabian Ramirez -- Andrea's husband, Fabian Ramirez, is a Hispanic Youth Speaker. During his school visits he shares with students how to have a bully-free zone and pursue education by overcoming obstacles.
- Rdestino -- This is a site created by Hispanic Baptist leaders in Texas. It carries inspirational stories about education, ministry, and life as a bicultural person.
- Texas Hope 2010 -- Talks about a Hispanic Education Initiative for Texas Baptists.
, International Programming Director at CBN, recommends the following to those interested in knowing more about the US Latino market:
- Hispanic Cyberstudy: Marketing to the web's most rapidly growing population -- A report on how Online Hispanics are tech-savvy media trendsetters.
- Pew Internet Report: Latinos Online -- "Latinos comprise 14% of the U.S. adult population and about half of this growing group (56%) goes online. By comparison, 71% of non-Hispanic whites and 60% of non-Hispanic blacks use the internet." The report goes on to mention an interesting fact: "The communications revolution is not limited to the computer screen. Fully 59% of Latino adults have a cell phone and 49% of Latino cell phone users send and receive text messages on their phone. Looking at the numbers in a different way, 56% of Latino adults go online, 18% of Latino adults have a cell phone but do not go online, and 26% of Latino adults have neither a cell phone nor an internet connection."
- The New Digital Divide: Latinos on Top - "Latinos index higher than non-Latinos in practically every category that's measurable. As Terra CEO Fernando Rodriguez summarized it, Latinos are more receptive to online advertising, more open to new technology, more open to social media engagement, and more open to buying new technology devices. And, yes, Latinos outspend non-Latinos online." --Giovanni Rodriguez
- Hispanic Trending: Latino Marketing and Advertising Consulting and Trends -- A collection of articles on the US Hispanic market and a portal to other Hispanic websites.
- Nuestro Futuro: Hispanic Teens in their own words -- A report on bicultural Hispanic teens. Important because one in five teens in the United States is Hispanic.
- Pew Hispanic Center -- A great place to get information on the US Hispanic population.
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