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

The Fourth/Fifth Estates

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Imagine if the news media, journalism or "the press" went on vacation. What do you thinks would occur in a true democracy?

In terms of historical value, the term reportedly appeared during a parliamentary debate in 1787 on the opening up of press reporting of the House of Commons of Great Britain. The Fifth Estate is a socio-cultural reference to bloggers, journalists, and non-mainstream media outlets.

The Hits Keep Coming...

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President Trump's National Security topper was fired, the Secretary of Labor candidate did not take the job. Now we learn that Admiral Robert Harward has turned down President Trump’s offer to replace Michael Flynn as national security adviser and several White House staffers have been let go after failing clearance.

Why is the president blaming others? Most agree governing is not about bullying people and pointing fingers. What the hell is going on with his so-called plan to make America Great?

Admiral Robert Harward says he can't take the job http://bos.gl/T3nZHq5

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

Dear Mr. President

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Dear Mr. President-

Democracy is not a joke. It’s something we must work hard at and are tremendously proud of. We all want it to last, which is why you must treat it accordingly.

It is not just enough to say America first, but you must match your words with actions and represent all Americans. If you put any of us last; it’s a tragic, sad affair.

Our lives are consumed by the logistics of running our households, managing careers and caring for our families. This great nation provides the foundation for everything that we and our forefathers have built together.

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

HAIL MARY PASS

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With only three days away, it's a Hail Mary pass for the GOP nominee as he begins to panic this close to rejection day. As many football fans know, a Hail Mary is a very long forward pass made in desperation with only a small chance of success. In the Hail Mary pass all receivers run straight toward the end zone and the quarterback will make a long pass that is often "up for grabs."

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.

WATER EVERYWHERE?

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But is clean water as available as we may think? Every day we hear stories about water and rarely pay attention because we assume there's plenty of it to go around.

I am fortunate because I live on an island in New York City, where drinking water is world-renowned for its quality. Each and every day, more than 1 billion gallons of fresh, clean water are delivered from large upstate reservoirs as far as 125 miles from NYC to the taps of nine million thirsty neighbors throughout New York.

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.