NAHJ 2018

I leave #NAHJ18 #Miami with a full ❤️ It is a privilege to be the first person to serve as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for a second term. Congratulations to immediate past president Brandon Benavides, the Board, Alberto B Mendoza and staff, the dozens of volunteers, sponsors and of course members…

The Griots Guide: State of the Media Industry

My advice to students of the prestigious T. Howard Foundation promoting workplace diversity and inclusion through internships: Embrace being the only one or one of a few in the room. Leverage being a bridge builder educating others about the importance of diverse communities in expanding corporate culture and with it business imperatives. Grateful to have…

From Bad Hombre to Badass

How to change the derogatory rhetoric around #badhombre to #badass … -41M Spanish speaking people in the #usa (2nd only to #mexico) -$1.7 trillion 💵 of purchasing power (US #hispanic market is among #top10 economies in the world) -60M US Hispanics…who must start to see themselves as 1 group if they’re going to realize their…

Hispanicize 2018

I’m proud to collaborate once again with the organizers of the Hispanicize national conference. I joined my friend Mekahlo Medina as co-chair of the Hispanic Journalist Showcase. I oversaw 3 sessions… CNN “Facts First: Holding The White House Accountable” at Hispanicize 2018. Guest Speakers: Ramon Escobar VP Talent Recruitment & Development, CNN Worldwide Boris Sanchez…

Hortencia Zavala Scholarship

Meet Cristal and Brenda, the first Hortencia Zavala Scholarship (HZS) 👵 recipients of 2018; who were celebrated at the NAHJ San Diego/Tijuana Chapter fundraiser in March. HZS a not-for-profit organization which helps Latino students 👩🏻‍🎓👨🏽‍🎓reach their scholastic dreams. Your donations make it possible for these students and many others like them to get a higher…

ALPFA Boston Student and High School Summit

Success Strategy in a word is Commitment 💪🏼 Commitment to self… Invest in education, training, work ethic Commitment to team… Family, friends, coworkers; no one wins alone Commitment to your journey… Follow your own path despite the obstacles A special thanks to ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) of Boston for inviting to speak…