2017 National Puerto Rican Day Parade Celebrates 60 Years
May02

2017 National Puerto Rican Day Parade Celebrates 60 Years

 2017 National Puerto Rican Day Parade Celebrates 60 Years of cultural legacy with legendary honorees and legends-in-the-making! Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, Chairperson of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP), alongside members of the Parade’s Board of Directors, announced plans for the 2017 Parade, its 60th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, June 11. Under the theme, “Un Pueblo, Muchas Voces” (One Nation, Many Voices), the 2017 Parade and associated events will advance the Parade’s mission of promoting culture, art and education in the Puerto Rican community, both on the Island and the mainland U.S. Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez The honored Puerto Rican pueblo (town) will be Hormigueros, a rural municipality in Southwest Puerto Rico. Additionally, Lorain and Cleveland, Ohio will be the honored stateside community, in recognition of the robust Puerto Rican population that represents more than half (55%) of the Ohio’s Puerto Rican population, the tenth largest among all States. This year, the NPRDP fulfills its goal of awarding 100 scholarships, the largest number of scholarships in its history and a 20-fold increase since 2013, when the organization awarded 5 scholarships. Each scholarship is in the amount of $2,000 and will be awarded to exceptional students of Puerto Rican descent who are making a difference in their communities. The number of applications received in 2017 was more than triple the number submitted last year, with students representing 17 states and Puerto Rico. Winners will be announced at the NPRDP Education Leadership Awards on May 25th at Time Warner Center in New York City. Board member Louis Maldonado with Honoree Laurie Hernández: Announcement of 2017 Honorees: In addition to the announcements of Lana Parilla as Queen, Ivan Rodríguez as Padrino (Godfather), and Laurie Hernández as Athlete of the Year, the NPRDP Board announced additional 2017 honorees: Grand Marshal: Gilberto Santa Rosa – GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, actor and producer Madrina (Godmother): Iris Chacón – TV and stage entertainer Lifetime Achievement in TV & Entertainment: Walter Mercado– iconic TV actor and personality Lifetime Achievement in Music: Bobby Cruz – salsa singer from Hormigueros and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Lifetime Achievement in Performing Arts: Julio Monge – choreographer, actor and director Special Recognition: the Puerto Rican National Baseball Team (“Team Rubio”) – finalists at the 2017 World Baseball Classic Trailblazer in Music & Arts: Yandel (LLandel Veguilla Malavé) – GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter and producer Athlete of the Year: Mónica Puig – tennis champion at 2016 Rio Olympics and first Olympic Gold Medalist for Puerto Rico Ambassador: Ana Isabelle – singer and actress in theater, television and film Ambassador: Modesto Lacen – actor in television, film and stage Nuestro Orgullo: W....

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Nicky Jam is Unstoppable!
Apr29

Nicky Jam is Unstoppable!

 This past week everywhere we turned there was something happening involving Nicky Jam. From the coveted cover of Billboard to a super fun interview during Latin Billboard Music Conference where Nicky Jam and his best friend, J Balvin took over an interview with Leila Cobo during the Superstar “One on One” panel, dropping some beats during a full-house. Adorados @JBALVIN y @NickyJamPR cantan #Despacito al estilo @justinbieber con cariño y respeto 💗 #BBLatin pic.twitter.com/gzLDpkMCZv — webcitygirls (@webcitygirls) April 26, 2017 Me encanta como el Mano a Mano con @JBALVIN y @NickyJamPR hablan cantando distintas canciones para hacer su punto claro! #BBLatin pic.twitter.com/adihiB6Wzs — webcitygirls (@webcitygirls) April 26, 2017 Some insights from Nicky Jam that captured out attention: “When I want to make music, I create the beat first then I add the lyrics,” Nicky Jam “We made history. Two Latin urban singers on the cover of Billboard is incredible. I’m proud of myself, I’m proud of J Balvin, our music and of all Latinos,” Nicky Jam As part of a fun music week in Miami, Pandora hosted “Noche de Musica” a private and free pop-up concert style with performances by ChocQuibTown and Nicky Jam as part of celebrating Latin Billboard Music Awards finalists. Oh and if I did not mention this before, please know that there were other parties, private concerts and so much going on, it was hard to keep up. It is interesting how Pandora’s unique ability to determine which artists will resonate best with local listeners by analyzing musical preferences, stations created and thumbed-up songs allows them to extend invitations to listeners who have demonstrated an affinity for their identified artist. To end the week of celebration Nicky Jam was the BIG winner at Billboard Latin Music Awards taking home six awards: Hot Latin Song of the Year – “Hasta el Amanecer” Digital Song of the Year – “Hasta el Amanecer” Streaming Song of the Year – “Hasta el Amanecer” Hot Latin Song Artist of the Year Airplay Song of the Year – “Hasta el Amanecer’ Artist of the Year!!! FELICIDADES NICKY JAM!!!! Viva Puerto Rico!!!! (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for Billboard)...

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Latina Leading Tech Leadership = Laura I. Gómez
Apr23

Latina Leading Tech Leadership = Laura I. Gómez

 Meet and learn how she became one of the top leading voices in Tech Entrepreneurship, Laura I. Gómez, CEO Atipica and Keynote at #UnstoppableLATINAS Leadership Summit New York 2017. UnstoppableLATINAS concept is about successful women supporting other women succeed while uniting and giving power to each other....

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Como nace #Bailame nuevo sencillo @Nacholacriatura
Apr13

Como nace #Bailame nuevo sencillo @Nacholacriatura

 Una conversación con Nacho via WhatsApp: Como nace Bailame Nacho? Click en la flecha para escuchar a Nacho okis!   Nacho tu escribiste Bailame?  Auguramos un éxito arrollador con el NUEVO sencillo de Nacho #Bailame …será la canción del verano!!! A bailar se ha dicho!!!    ...

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Join Lynn Ponder at Hispanicize 2017
Apr03

Join Lynn Ponder at Hispanicize 2017

   Lynn Ponder founder of WebCityGirls and creator of the high impact initiatives such as #UnstoppableLATINAS and #BeNumberless / #SerSinNumero, will be part of two exciting panels at the 8th edition of the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship, Hispanicize 2017. Hispanicize 2017 will be taking place April 3-6th in Miami, FL at the JW Marriott Marquis and is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four days. The Puerto Rican social media creator, will be sharing her expertise and vision at two powerful sessions taking place at Hispanicize 2017, besides the fact that she will be a Presenter at Tecla Awards, and also recognized as a FINALIST for “Best LIVE Video Creator” Tecla Awards 2017. Grateful for the opportunity at Hispanicize 2017 to showcase ideas that became a reality. #BeNumberless and #UnstoppableLATINAS movements online exist by courage, strength, tenacity, determination and a commitment to impact women positively empowering them to rise up and show up! ~ Lynn Ponder The Hispanicize event can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Hispanicize, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent), Twitter and Periscope (@Hispanicize). Lynn Ponder Panels at #HISPZ17 Creators ENTREPRENEUR “Overcoming Fear to Live Life You Want / Evolving your Brand Lynn will be sharing the key steps to overcome challenges while evolving and building an impactful digital influencer platform alongside amazing content creators: The Pichy Boys (Alejandro Gonzalez and Maikel Rodriguez) Connie Tang – CEO Princess House Lorraine C. Ladish – Founder Viva Fifty Wednesday, April 5 2.05 AM – 03:25 PM JW Marriott Marquis “Living Your Best Life at Any Age Presented by AARP”: Lynn will discussing her favorite subject of how she integrates the meaning of AMOR despite age-related challenges, the limitations imposed by society, and why she developed a movement called #BeNumberless and #UnstoppableLATINAS with outstanding role models: Moderator: Maria Marin Maria Elena Salinas Marco Antonio Regil Lynn Ponder Thursday, April 6 9:40am – 11am JW Marriott Marquis HASHTAG for this PANEL: #JuntosEsPosible...

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#UnstoppableLATINAS + LEADERSHIP AWARDS + SBS PORTAFOLIO
Apr02

#UnstoppableLATINAS + LEADERSHIP AWARDS + SBS PORTAFOLIO

 In 2016, Lynn Ponder, created #UnstoppableLATINAS and in 2017 celebrates the Leadership and Entrepreneurship Award to remarkable Latina Leaders. Courage, Determination and Excellence in Leadership are some of the qualities of the first-ever #UnstoppableLATINAS Leadership and Entrepreneurship Award to unstoppable latinas Carolina Santamarina, VP SBS Miami and Laura I. Gómez, CEO Founder ATIPICA. To the beat of LaMusica App via #UnstoppableLATINAS customized music playlist, the Summit was honored by the presence of Eric García, RRO and VP/General Manager of WSKQ & WPAT in New York, who revealed SBS PORTAFOLIO, a content development division designed to create or expand brand strategies utilizing all SBS assets including Digital, TV, Radio, Social Media and LIVE experiences. SBS PORTAFOLIO aligns brands with original content, leveraging artists, influencers, and activations tied to unique consumer experiences. PORTAFOLIO develop integrated marketing campaigns tied to client objectives that will effectively and successfully translate across all SBS platforms to result in vertical engagement. Thank you so much SBS Media for believing in #UnstoppableLATINAS Leadership Summit vision.  Your support as our Official Sponsor made you a beloved HERO Sponsor. Thank you friends, family and followers online! We are honored by your contribution to the success and impact of #UnstoppableLATINAS Leadership Summit, which took place in New York City, March 27, 2017! Please join the conversation online using hashtag #UnstoppableLATINAS and let us know what makes you an Unstoppable LATINA okis!    ...

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