Jessica Gonzalez, NHMC's Executive Vice President

NHMC Goes Purple on #SpiritDay to Support LGBT Youth

Author: Jessica Gonzalez     Date: October 17, 2013

nhmc_purple (1)Today NHMC is proud to support #SpiritDay, the annual day to stand against anti-LGBT bullying by wearing purple and going purple online.

Studies from the last few years have shown that Latinos lead the way in terms of support for LGBT issues in this country. But all communities have a long way before we can really say that our LGBT family members are fully accepted, respected and included; as evidenced by the fact that 40% of homeless youth are LGBT and of those, 26% are Latino. In other words, homeless youth are disproportionately LGBT, and homeless LGBT youth are disproportionately Latino.

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igonzalez, NHMC's Executive Vice President

Goodbye to NHMC

Author: Inez Gonzalez     Date: October 17, 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAccording to a 2011 Forbes article, 70% of employees hate their jobs.  “[P]eople want to be inspired,” the article stated. “They want to work toward a higher purpose and feel good about themselves and their leader.” By this shocking statistic, it’s evident that it’s not easy to find a job with a higher purpose in an organization led by an inspirational leader. Happily, at NHMC we have both. This is why on my last day at NHMC after nine years, I feel compelled to put pen to paper, as they say, and share with you a bit of NHMC history.

Brian Pacheco, NHMC's Social Media and Communications Strategist

In Open Letter, NHMC Urges Fox News to Apologize after Segment Demonizes Immigrant Children

Author: Brian Pacheco     Date: October 1, 2013

In an open letter addressed to Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, NHMC President & CEO Alex Nogales denounced a recent segment that called the children of immigrants “children of the corn,” emphasizing that this is only the latest instance in Fox News’ long history of anti-immigrant and anti-Latino hate speech.

The open letter was originally published on The Huffington Post.

Open Letter to Roger Ailes, CEO and Chairman of Fox News Channel

Nilda Muhr, NHMC's Director of Programs and Special Events

NHMC’s Favorite Latino-Inclusive TV Shows this Fall

Author: Nilda Muhr     Date: September 17, 2013

The Fall 2013 TV season has started, and we’re excited to see the many Latino actors and actresses on-screen in new and returning shows.

Every year, we get more Latinos both in front and back of camera, and though there remains a lot of work to be done, this is something worth recognizing.  The following are shows we like from this season (as well as some you may have missed that premiered this summer).

Jessica Gonzalez, NHMC's Executive Vice President

NHMC Welcomes Fall Legal Intern, Pedro Avila

Author: Jessica Gonzalez     Date: September 16, 2013

Pedro A. Avila is from East Los Angeles, California.  His parents are both Mexican immigrants.  His mother is from Merida, Yucatan, and his father from Mexicali.  Pedro’s parents migrated to the U.S. for greater opportunity, and to provide their children with a better life.  Pedro has always been committed to aiding his community.

Brian Pacheco, NHMC's Social Media and Communications Strategist

VIDEO: NHMC President & CEO on Tomorrow’s Impact Awards Luncheon

Author: Brian Pacheco     Date: September 11, 2013

We’re very excited about tomorrow’s 11th Annual Impact Awards Luncheon!

Watch the video below by NHMC President & CEO Alex Nogales to hear more about  the 5 Impact Award recipients. Even if you can’t join us at the luncheon, you can follow the conversation on  Twitter using hashtag #ImpactAwards.



Brian Pacheco, NHMC's Social Media and Communications Strategist

Join NHMC for Discussions on the Federal Lifeline Program

Author: Brian Pacheco     Date: September 11, 2013

This week, September 9-15 is National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week.  In observance, NHMC — along with  The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The New America Foundation, the National Consumer Law Center, the United Church of Christ, Office of Communication, Inc., and the Media Action Grassroots Network — will co-host two events  Thursday, September 12 that are open to media and the community, bringing together advocates and policymakers to discuss the importance of the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline Program.

Brian Pacheco, NHMC's Social Media and Communications Strategist

Meet This Year’s 5 NHMC Local Impact Awards Honorees

Author: Brian Pacheco     Date: September 5, 2013


The 2010 census and the last Presidential election made it clear that the U.S. Latino population can no longer be ignored.  This is truly an exciting time for Latinos in media and for NHMC’s work to increase Latino employment—on-screen and behind-the-scenes—in the entertainment industry, increase positive portrayals of Latinos in news and entertainment media, and advocate for telecommunications policies that benefit Latinos and other people of color.