Saved by Lionel Messi: Documentary reveals how grandmother survived Hamas attack by mentioning Messi’s name. 

Esther Cuño, a 90-year-old Argentinian, was forced into posing for a viral picture with Hamas gunmen amid the destruction of her community in Nir Oz.  Eight of her extended family members were abducted to Gaza. Esther claims that mentioning she hailed from the same country as Lionel Messi spared her life. Her narrative is featured in a new Spanish-language documentary about the Hamas attacks of October 7, 2023.

HMC devotes a week of its annual summit to latest multicultural research

As more brands commit to DEI practices and increases in multicultural investment, the Hispanic Marketing Council (HMC) has devoted a week of its free and virtual 2022 Annual Summit to business-building multicultural research, featuring leaders from Kantar, ThinkNow and Claritas. Moderated by HMC Research Chair Nancy Tellet, founder, brand & consumer navigator at PureClarity LLC, these webinars will cover inclusive advertising, investing and money management, and consumer behavior.

The Immigrant Archive Project collects the stories of coming to call the U.S. home [PODCAST]

The Immigrant Archive Project, a collection of oral histories from the nation's immigrants, will be housed at the Library of Congress. NPR's Debbie Elliott speaks to archive founder Tony Hernandez.

National Puerto Rican Day launches 2022 Scholarship Program

For the sixth consecutive year, the NPRDP will award 100 scholarships valued at $2,000 each, for a total $200,000, to exceptional students of Puerto Rican descent that are making a difference in their communities. Applicants must be high school seniors or full-time college/university students in their freshman through junior years in college.

AHAA continues Membership Expansion and Thought Leadership Initiatives.

Nearly 18 months ago, AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced a strategic shift to expand beyond Hispanic advertising agencies and advocate for all marketing, communications and media firms with trusted Hispanic expertise. Since then, membership has increased by more than 15 percent and AHAA’s Annual Conference has proven to be its most successful yet, with a prominent list of C-suite leaders and industry experts and record-high attendance. In addition, AHAA continues providing the most compelling research as part of its thought leadership platform that helps define best practices in Hispanic marketing and identify the best opportunities for corporate investment and growth.

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