March 30, 2001, marks the first annual Cesar E. Chavez state holiday in California.

According to news reports, the Census Bureau will report shortly that the Latino community experienced a 60% growth rate during the 1990s and that the size of the Hispanic population is at virtual parity with that of the African American population.

Awards are often given to recognize greatness. But who is greater than one who helps a child? If you know someone who has done extraordinary things to change the lives of children, nominate them for a $100,000 international child advocacy award. Nomination deadline is Monday, May 14, 2001.

Esperanza exists to help meet the needs of communities in Latin America.

The next wave of young African American students to gain an insightful and working knowledge of investments, finance and wealth creation will launch their participation in the Chicago Urban League's Youth Investment/Youth Entrepreneur Project (YIP/YEP) during an orientation on Saturday, January 1