Issues and Answers

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Too many corporations think about marketing to the 55 million strong Latino Market during Hispanic Heritage month or try on Cinco de Mayo.

However, these companies have put their money where their mouth is for Latino market. We'd like to call them our top "Three Amigos" aka The Three Caballeros 1944
AT&T “Between Two Worlds”
AT&T’s #BetweenTwoWorlds is the Hispanic movement in their expansive social media campaign #TheMobileMovement, which launched earlier this year. The company began the Hispanic operation in July 2014 as an opportunity to connect and engage bicultural Latinos, particularly digital-savvy millennials.
#BetweenTwoWorlds focuses on the lives of young acculturated Hispanics between their teens and mid-30s, who easily identify with both mainstream U.S. culture and their Latino background. Accompanying the #TheMobileMovement is a Tumblr page similarly featuring Spanglish posts. The two hashtags can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
http://www.att.com/global-search/search.jsp?App_ID=HOME&autoSuggest=FALSE&tabPressed=FALSE&q=spanish#!/All/

Dunkin Donuts “Dunkin' Latino”
As of June 2014, Dunkin’ Donuts launched its Latino Twitter page, looking to cater to the company’s Spanish speakers. Last year, Dunkin’ Donuts also claimed to be the first national coffee retailer to make its website, mobile, and Facebook platforms available in Spanish and English.
With the social media campaign launch, there was a brief sweepstakes. Fans could follow @DunkinLatino and use the hashtag #MiDunkinEsTuDunkin to enter a chance to win a $100 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card for themselves and a friend. The brand is now supporting their digital Hispanic movement with hashtags such as #MiDunkin and #DunkinLatino.
https://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/es.html

McDonald’s “Me Encanta”
Back in 2011, McDonald’s introduced its Spanish-language Twitter campaign. @MeEncanta is a Spanglish-based account used to interact with fans about promotional deals through music, sports and education.
McDonald’s Latino movement is currently engaging its online audience with its hashtag #MiMomento. The hashtag, however, has not seemed to catch on yet with many of the posts coming from unrelated tweets.
http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/promotions.html

http://youtu.be/8ZRuAWoYCzo

Happy and Healthy News Year!

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You can achieve it by being aware of the information you are exposed to and the method in which you are consuming said content.

For example, if sports is your thing, then bypass the clutter: http://www.doseofnews.com/index.php?loc=sports

If your interests include staying healthy: http://www.doseofnews.com/index.php?loc=health

Hipster in Chief

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From 2009–2016 Barack Hussein Obama, who was born on August 4, 1961, has proven time and time again to be the most popular longest-serving President of the United States as he nears the end of his term.

He has proven to be the hippest president US President ever. The fact that he was elected and then re-elected the first African American President to live in The White House is not only extremely cool, but there's way too much to list beyond that. US Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony https://youtu.be/a8d2J4Uca2o

Wall of sound silence

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Imprisoned impresario Phil Spector has not reportedly spoken in prison for over nine months.

According to prison officials, the man behind pop music's “Wall of Sound” is silent. Spector produced some of the 20th century’s greatest music including The Beatles seminal album Let It Be lost the use of his voice nine months ago and is in a “very dangerous” situation in prison.

He was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison in May 2009 after being convicted for the murder of actress and cocktail waitress Lana Clarkson.

NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE

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The United States has a unique opportunity to re-evaluate our nuclear waste management plan. We can make wise decisions about safeguarding radioactive waste or go down the risky, costly, and a proliferation-prone path towards reprocessing.

http://www.nap.edu/read/21874/chapter/1

http://nonukesyall.org/pdfs/principles-for-safeguarding.pdf

US RACE AND IMMIGRATION REFORMS

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According to MSNBC/Telemundo/Marist Poll of the United States findings, immigration reform and race relations continue to be hot-button issues in the headlines and for the 2016 presidential campaign. When it comes to U.S. immigration policy, many Americans, including more than eight in ten Latinos, think that birthright should remain in place so that children born in this country receive U.S. citizenship, regardless of whether or not their parents are undocumented immigrants. Americans divide about whether or not the term “anchor baby” is offensive.

One Dad and Two Moms?

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The world’s first baby was born with a new technique utilizing the DNA of 3 parents.

A 5-month-old boy, born to Jordanian parents, was conceived with the assistance of a US team based in Mexico and using a controversial technique which allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies, the New Scientist reports.

Baby With DNA From Three People Born Using First-Of-Its-Kind Fertilization Method http://futurism.com/baby-with-dna-from-three-people-born-using-first-of-...

World's first baby born with DNA from three parents http://ti.me/2ds75JJ

The Year of The Monkey

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With a lifespan of over 2,000 years, the GuZheng is one of the most favored instruments in traditional Chinese folk music.

But the popularity of rock and pop music among young people has created the fear of losing this distinct and ancient sound. Chen Yirong is one of today’s most talented players. She has made it her mission to inspire a younger generation to listen to the classical sounds. She has incorporated popular sounds into her sessions and amplifies the sound for large audiences. This video was taken at a concert Ms Chen gave at Albany State University to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

The Guzheng is a traditional Chinese instrument dating from the Qin dynasty (c. 200). It is the ancestor of the Japanese Koto as well as several other zither-like instruments found across east Asia. A modern Guzheng typically has 21 strings over movable bridges. These are mounted on a large resonant half-tube box made of wu-tong wood, and the instrument is typically about 1.63m long. The strings are tuned by both moving the bridges and by adjusting tuning pegs.

What Fake News?

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The President likes to attack reputable news organizations, which have existed long before his immigrant relatives entered this country. We ask where is all the fake news you are referring to? Prove it's fake. Words matter and Trump has to be more careful because the world is paying attention. They’re listening to everything he’s saying. They’re trying to figure out how to interpret him. At a campaign rally, Mr. Trump made a reference to Sweden when talking about terrorist attacks and problems with migration.

Not so great expectations...

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Prepare yourselves for plenty of buck-passing, finger-pointing and name-calling...etc. We continue to learn more about corruption in government, politics, business and just about everywhere we look.

Now, I do not like to appear as The Grim Reaper, but I've got news for all of you. It's definitely not a world of rainbows and unicorns nowadays, and media organizations should be focusing on journalism.

FBI vs Clinton

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Hillary Clinton has lots of explaining to do, according to federal investigators. The FBI is in the final stages of its probe and this comes after Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that she would defer to investigators and prosecutors in deciding whether to press charges.

Meanwhile, US attorney general says her meeting with Bill Clinton “cast a shadow” over the justice department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.