The leading global research and advocacy think tank directed by Professor Stacy L. Smith at USC Annenberg announced the launch of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. Building on the success of the groundbreaking Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, a driving force in the effort for more diversity both on screen and behind the camera, the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative will represent a broader mission that will include music.

When Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump descended the elevator, swarmed by media, to announce his candidacy in June 2015, his first shot across the bow – and his campaign was nothing if not pugilistic – was aimed at Mexicans. That day, and nearly every day after, he made immigration the centerpiece of his campaign. But the term Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) did not escape from his lips that June day. Nor did he reach out to U.S. Latinos, as the Republican Party he was running in, claimed to believe in.  By David Morse - New America Dimensions

Most money raised in politics is spent on advertising, and believe it or not, even in this digital age, most of those advertising dollars still go to the long-time king of political advertising: television.

On the evening of November 4, 2008, President-elect Barack Hussein Obama, flanked by his wife Michelle, and his daughters Malia and Sasha, took the stage at Chicago’s Grant Park in front of tens of thousands of people, many who shouted “Yes we can!” It was his first address to the nation after winning a decisive victory to become the nation’s first African-American to ascend to the highest elected office in the nation.  By David Morse / New American Dimensions

The spectrum of unintended prejudice against the infamous accent mark in Spanish is as wide and diverse as the various Spanish modalities spoken across 22 countries.

A new display opening Sept. 12 within the museum's "American Enterprise" exhibition will explore advertising history through the lens of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez (1971 – 1995). In the 1960s and 1970s, Latinos in advertising and Spanish-language broadcasting began advocating for the buying power of Latino consumers. This exhibition case looks at the transition the advertising industry made from mass market to targeting specific demographic groups.

Many are pressing play, but who’s willing to pay? In the past year, digital video viewing is on the rise for both free and paid content. And more teens are willing to pay for digital content, with 63% saying they purchased digital video in the past year, up from just 45% in 2016.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) announced it has entered into a new partnership with language education powerhouse Rosetta Stone Inc. The two companies have come together to debut Univision Aprender con Rosetta Stone, a new language learning program to help the Hispanic audience gain English-language proficiency.

The number of people enrolled in America’s schools reached 77.2 million in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Since 1996, total school enrollment has grown 9.9 percent.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU announcesd a major donation by Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) of 57 artworks from its collection, featuring serigraphs, paintings and mixed media works by forty artists and masters from throughout Latin America and the United States

Investors have banged Twitter pretty hard of late. Criticized for flat user growth, the company’s stock has dropped as much as 13% during recent midday trading.  Despite this, users in Latin America have made the platform an integral part of their social media consumption habits.

On September 9th, the Annenberg Space for Photography opens an exclusive exhibit called Cuba Is. The show is part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative presenting the work of Latino and Latin American artists in more than 70 museums and cultural institutions across Southern California.

At Columbia Records, I had the chance to work with incredible talent. Adele. Beyoncé. Rachel Platten. One Direction. Passion Pit. Ruth B. The lifeblood of the music business is talent. It's about discovering talent and then letting that talent connect with an audience. At the label, everyone, no matter how big or small their role, exhibited a real sense of pride about making an artist successful.  By Elliot Lum, head of talent acquisition at the ANA's Educational Foundation

NewSchools Venture Fund released "Unrealized Impact," a study on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the education sector.

New Ipsos research shows a clear path for brands to protect their reputations and avoid the political fray.

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