Both Hollywood and corporate America are taking note of the marketing power of the growing Latino population in the United States. And as salsa takes over both the dance floor and the condiment shelf, the influence of Latin culture is gaining momentum in American society as a whole.

Muse Creative Holdings (MCH) Chairman J. Melvin (Jo) Muse has authored an in-depth guide to understanding and operating effectively in the world of multicultural marketing.

The passion, poignancy and prestige of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's life and work is celebrated by the Postal Service with a new commemorative postage stamp, the first stamp to honor a Hispanic woman.

The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago unveiled its new Brand and theme, Punto de Encuentro, during the Opening Night Ceremonies of the 17th Annual Latino Film Festival at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc. announced the formation of its new management team. Derek Johnson, a senior executive at AOL Time Warner, has been named President of the Apollo Theater Foundation, effective May 1st.

This book, written in conjunction with NCLR's Academic Advisory Committee and distinguished experts on Latino economic issues from around the country, offers a comprehensive look at the employment status of Latino workers.

Parlo (, a provider of language and cultural e-learning, gathered its team of linguistic experts to debate the best language for expressing romance this Valentine's Day.

Electronic books could revolutionize reading, but we ought to consider their far-reaching impacts before we get carried away by enthusiasm.

Random House launched its new Spanish-Language book publishing program,with the publication of Recordando a Tito Puente (Remembering Tito Puente).

The Great Books Foundation announces the launch of a major multi-year initiative, "A Latino National Conversation." The Foundation will coordinate and conduct several hundred community discussions nationwide in libraries and schools; build support for hundreds of on-going book discussion groups;

Further exploring the critical links between art and technology, the Silicon Valley Art Museum ( unveiled a new online exhibit of American paintings reflecting the social, cultural and technological forces that influenced the period between the end o