Hamilton may have turned Lin-Manuel Miranda into a crossover star, but years before the presidential play came around, he was already a big name on Broadway. His first Broadway play In The Heights was huge, actually. It was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Like Hamilton, it incorporated hip-hop into theater in a way that actually wasn’t too cheesy. It tells the story of a group of kids growing up in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, and years after its initial success, it is being made into a movie, thanks in part to hip-hop mogul Jay Z (via Stereogum). Continue reading A Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical is Becoming a Movie, Thanks in Part to Jay Z
Lin-Manuel Miranda knows that immigrants get the job done, and that’s why the “Hamilton” creator is hoping to raise money for two organizations that he says “help strengthen the immigrant workforce.”
Continue reading Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Raffling A ‘Hamilton’ Date To Raise Money For Immigrants
Are your ERGs and Diversity Councils having real impact? Continue reading PRISM Presents: D&I Best Practice Leadership Forum for ERGs & Diversity Councils
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a job-creating agency, leads Federal efforts to promote the growth and global competitiveness of America’s minority business community. Continue reading MBDA and Partners Host Special Upcoming Events!
A former Nickelodeon exec writes about the “enormous” financial impact of Latinos as the group still lacks representation on the big screen, “leaving hundreds of millions in future revenue on the table.” Continue reading Why Latinos Are the Multibillion-Dollar “New Mainstream” Audience Hollywood Is Missing
We’ve all seen the elaborate designs professional ice skaters don when competing for a coveted title. One New York based fashion designer took inspiration from his decades as an internationally known Argentinian ice skating champion and is now garnering accolades for his runway creations. Continue reading From Rinks to Runway: Argentinian Ice Skating Champion Turned Designer Alex Vinash
The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) is one of 24 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.
CRMSDC’S MISSION is to assist their corporate members in improving the diversification and innovation of their supply chains by connecting them to well developed, certified minority business enterprises.
To achieve the mission, CRMSDC will:
Certify – Conduct a rigorous, multi-phased document review and interview process to ensure that each supplier is at least 51% owned, controlled and operated by an ethnic minority.
Develop – Maintain a robust education and training system designed to promote increased business acumen and capacity building among MBEs.
Connect – Promote a series of flagship networking events and outreach activities to facilitate professional interaction between Corporate Members and MBEs
Advocate – Provide our members with access to a database featuring a plethora of viable entrepreneurs with which they can do business, then proactively recommend MBEs to meet the needs of our members.
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The job market goes up and down, and sometimes it can be difficult to predict which fields are going to do well, and which will see little or no job growth at all. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released information on the 20 occupations with the biggest change of employment between 2014 and 2024. Looking for a job in one of these fields or occupations is a great idea if you are hoping to change fields, have a potentially more stable job with a positive future outlook, or you want to know where to look for abundant jobs. Continue reading 10 Best Jobs for 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the immensely successful musical Hamilton, has teamed up with sweepstakes site Prizeo to raise money for two Latino non-profits in San Francisco. Continue reading Lin-Manuel Miranda, ‘Hamilton’ Team Up to Help 2 West Coast Latino Non-Profits
Ochoa, who grew up in La Mesa, CA and attended San Diego State University, will be inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in May, according to the organization.