Issues and Answers

Issue

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

MEDIA MANIPULATOR

Issue

The media is best when it offers unbiased news and rarely views in editorials. It should also be from all angles and on every media platform and format available. However, today's media is in a state of confusion because the medium did not see any of this coming. Trust me, I'm not lying. The Donald has managed to trump the media and continues to get away with it each and every day.

Temperarure Tantrums

Issue

The current temperature tantrums are unpleasant all over the world and these wicked and disruptive weather behaviors and global outbursts have been registered from NYC, USA to Shanghai, PRC.

Your tired, poor, huddled masses...

Announcement
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Someone hung a banner on Lady Liberty. It said "Refugees Welcome"

"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

I Know Nothing About Politics...

Issue

This was the first phrase I learned when I arrived to the US and could barely speak English. My parents were trying to protect their children because of Fidel Castro's Revolution, The Cuban Missile Crisis and issues surrounding the base in Guantanamo.

However, politics is what decides much in our lives. From how our health care is set up, which subjects schools are teaching to salaries we will be earning as adults.

MEGA MILLIONS

Solution

Thank GOD it's Friday and as the saying goes... You've got to be in it to win as much as $555Mega Million Jackpot.
Friday may be a day of celebration for the person or persons who win this pot of gold.

A word to the wise... Make sure to check your ticket before leaving the store to verify the numbers and the date printed are correct. Mega Millions cannot cancel tickets.

POTUS Profanities

Issue

Who's the most foul-mouthed President of The USA? Many would quickly say 45 right away.

However, that depends on their styles, priorities, intelligence, and criteria. So we surfed the internet for quotes from US Presidents' colorful language.

President Obama's comment about Mitt Romney being a "bulls*****r" is one the less-offensive of the presidential profanities. Reagan, Carter, Ford, Clinton, Nixon, Johnson and even Harry S. Truman, were all known to let a profanity slip every now and then, but POTUS 45 toxic Tweets, comments, and actions could trump them all.

Uncertain Immigration

Issue

Emergency Quota Act of 1921 was considered to be an important legislation from the early twentieth century. This legislation utilized immigration statistics to determine a maximum number of immigrants allowed to enter US borders from each nation or region.

Unfortunately, the numbers were skewed to favor immigration from western European nations while severely curbing immigration from areas perceived to be undesirable. These immigration quotas would change over the years, but would put a lid on fair immigration policy.

News and Views

News

Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo has been a U.S. Representative since 2011 is a Tea Party member of The GOP. He was reportedly chosen by Republican President-elect Trump to serve as CIA Director. Who is he, why was he chosen and how did Russia find out first?

He is a third-term ultra-conservative Congressman who was appointed to the House Select Benghazi Committee looking into the death of a US ambassador in Libya. Pompeo also serves on the US House Intelligence Committee. http://pompeo.house.gov/

GRANDPARENTS

Issue

No matter if you're called Grandma, or Grandpa, being a grandparent is a magical feeling. I have been blessed with wonderful and healthy grandchildren, who call me GB. Grandpa BoB and I absolutely love them.

They live in California and I in New York, where I work as a college professor and teach approximately 100, 20 year old students each semester. But I often think about what it would be like if I was living closer to my grandkids.

Corruption

Issue

Happy belated birthday to Boss Tweed. April 3, 1823 – April 12, 1878. On the morning of April 12, 1878, William Tweed, known to the world as Boss Tweed, was dying. As the clock in the Essex Market tolled noon, the man who had once ruled New York, abandoned by friends and associates, lying in a prison bed, breathed his last.Tweed, disgraced, held up to contempt and ridicule before the very people who had held him in high esteem was gone.