Published On: Sun, Oct 6th, 2013

Genesis: The Hispanicize Report


hx4I wanted to take a few minutes this Sunday morning to recap some of the amazing things happening in the Hispanic / Latino social space today. I hope you like this recap… if you do, please leave a comment and let us know.

First let me say that this week’s Hispanicize HX has re-energized the business community in NYC after an incredible networking event featuring Ted Talks like presentations from Mariela Dabbah  (Author – Find Your Inner Red Shoe) and Rick Najera (Author, Almost White).


Hispanicize HX invited some of NYC’s most connected Media Professionals, Artists, Writers, Directors, Singers, Dancers, Broadcasters, Bloggers, Influencers, Community Builders, Musicians and Authors to network in the world famous Copacabana courtesy of Chivas. Dwight Gooden, Reyes Del Bajo Mundo, Sound Boy Cartagena, Mr #FunnyLatino Roman Suarez, Rebecca “Gitana” Torres were among some of the celebrities networking and on hand to see the electrifying Psychadelic Salsa performance by La Mecanica Popular. As the drinks poured and conversations ignited, these communities came together with a clear vision of what we can do collectively thru collaboration. NYC may never be the same. Special thanks to Impacto News, Hispanicize Wire, Creative Media Group, Urban Latino Magazine who joined my team here at Sofrito Media Group (#TeamCapicu) as media sponsors.

For more info about the upcoming 2014 Conference visit the Hispanicize Event website today.


Here are some Hispanicize headlines you may have missed…

[source: Hispanicize Wire]


Manny Ruiz, CEO of Hispanicize Wire and FIU Alumn supports his alma mater’s upcoming Hispanic Communication Conference. The conference is the second event in an annual series hosted by the SJMC that helps promote thought-leadership and open forum discussions on relevant Hispanic communication issues.

“As a Hispanic media-owned platform and an FIU alumni myself, I take special pride in supporting the efforts that FIU is making to create a program like this second annual Hispanic media conference,” said Manny Ruiz, CEO of Hispanicize Wire.  [Read More]


ProyectoNEXT, a new showcase for emerging Latino and Urban talent sponsored by HBO, will debut next month with the New York premiere of director Henry Barrial’s “THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT.”

“HBO is extremely excited to partner in the launch of ProyectoNEXT and its inaugural event,” said Dennis Williams, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility. “We have a long-standing commitment to creating opportunities for emerging talent and raising the profile of Latino films, filmmakers and the Latino experience. We look forward to making ProyectoNEXT a success and celebrating the accomplishments of Latino artists through this new forum.” [Read More]

Los Tweens & Teens ( – a bilingual parenting resource blog for multicultural parents of tweens and teens (kids between 7-16) has partnered with Ford Motor Company to publish an important series regarding how parents can inspire a love for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in their young girls.

“Education is key to the success of our Hispanic community,” says Alvaro Cabal, Ford Motor Company multicultural communications manager. “Parents who inspire, share advice and provide positive role models to our youth offer perfect encouragement for educational and extra-curricular achievements.” [Read More]


After a successful inaugural event in NYC, the next stop of the LATINAS THINK BIG (TM) national tour, will be in Los Angeles, hosted at Google’s office, the event’s official sponsor. A leadership initiative of ELLA Leadership Institute, LATINAS THINK BIG (TM) are dynamic live events broadcasted on Google+ and YouTube that showcase Latina thought leadership, innovation, and ambition.

“The LATINAS THINK BIG (TM) platform aims to showcase the very important work of bicultural Latinas in this country, as thought leaders, innovators and business owners who are equally invested in social impact” says Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin, founder of ELLA Institute. [Read More]


Nunca Alone (Never Alone) — a team uniting Latino influencers in social media, blogging and marketing — will participate in the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Walks being held in Broward County, Florida on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Led by Cuban-American blogger Sonia Guerra — aka Bohemian Babushka — the group aspires to be the largest gathering of Latinos to help benefit this grassroots, non-profit organization while creating awareness about social stigmas and mental health in Latino culture. Guerra experienced the direct effects of this stigma in her own family and wants to spread the word to help Latinos, women and other communities that shy away from mental health care.

“Because of the stigma associated with mental illness, most Latinos don’t ask for help, and wouldn’t know where to go for help once the need is obvious” [Read More]


Award-winning Television Writer and Comedian, Rick Najera Releases Memoir ‘Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood. Rick Najera takes an unapologetic and honest look at the depiction of Latino culture with his new thought-provoking and comedic memoir, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood.

In his memoir, Najera explores what it means to be Latino within the ever-changing backdrop of life as a Hollywood creative. California-born with Mexican-American roots, Najera offers an insider’s view into his life through an ironic yet comedic lens, from in front of the camera to behind, from the page to the stage and beyond.

“He is a brilliant reader of the social, political and ethnic strife with which we wrestle within our modern-day society. Like most brilliant comics, he has mastered the art of getting us to laugh first so that we might listen”  [Read More]


Hispanicize 2014 Unveils Advisory Board of Leading Hispanic Brands and Latino Influencers; Maria Hinojosa of NPR and Pat Pineda of Toyota Chair 5th Anniversary Event. Award-winning journalist, Host and Executive Producer of NPR’s Latino USA Maria Hinojosa and Pat Pineda, Group Vice President, Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America will co-chair the prestigious Hispanicize 2014 advisory board that features senior executives from the nation’s leading Hispanic brands, marketing firms, film and Latin music industries. Hispanicize 2014 (, the 5th anniversary Latino trends event for social media, marketers, journalism, music, tech and film, will take place at the InterContinental hotel in downtown Miami, April 1-4, 2014

“Our co-chairs and advisory board represent leading brands, media and community influencers who not only will help us create a fantastic program but who also share our passionate focus for advancing the influence, ideas and aspirations of U.S. Latinos,” said Manny Ruiz (@MannyRuiz), creative director and founder of the event. [Read More]

Want To Know More?

See the Hispanicize 2014 Preview Video



About Hispanicize Wire

logo (1)Headquartered in Miami, with a satellite location in Los Angeles, Hispanicize Wire is an innovative and economical press release wire service platform tailored to serve small businesses, brands and marketing agencies.

Hispanicize Wire offers comprehensive national, state and city-specific distributions to U.S. Hispanic/Puerto Rico media and bloggers. Our newswire platform features a wide range of budget-friendly multimedia capabilities and online guaranteed placements that are priced at a fraction of what traditional wire services cost.

Hispanicize Wire is part of the Hispanicize brand of companies that include; the annual Hispanicize 2014 event, Hispanicize digital, the Latina Mom Bloggers network, the Hispanic PR Blog, Being Latino and DigiBunch.

Hispanicize Wire is 100-percent Latino owned and operated.

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Genesis: The Hispanicize Report