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Saturday, 20 May 2006
"Hips Don't Lie" Singer Shakira Did Not Die: Fans Get Confused over Soraya's Death
Topic: Atlanta Georgia Promdress

SINGER, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER AND GRAMMY WINNER, SORAYA

DIES TODAY AT THE AGE OF 37

Los Angeles, CA.- It is with immense grief that we announce the passing of our dear friend Soraya, a beautiful person who through her music, sensitivity and struggles, inspired millions around the world.

Her unique musical style, stunning melodies and honest compositions made her one of the most widely recognized singer/songwriters and producers in the music world and the winner of many awards including a Grammy.

Soraya was an example of perseverance, strength, courage and compassion, who did not allow anything or anyone to get in the way of fulfilling her most important mission: raising awareness about breast cancer, giving hope to women who, like herself, suffered from this illness, and collecting funds for research to help find a cure.

She was tireless, and put forth all her efforts to help others. Her mission and passion for educating the Latin community on the early detection and prevention of breast cancer has been a source of inspiration for all of us and we will always be grateful for all of her efforts and the time she dedicated to such an important cause. (Donations to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation can be made through the www.soraya.com web page.)

Funeral services will soon be held in her honor in Miami, details will be announced in the following days.

We shall remember her for her courage and her unconditional love.

The following is a message from Soraya to members of the media:

Dear members of the media,

During all this time together you have been my faithful allies throughout this journey, helping me take my message to millions of homes. Your expressions of kindness, your ongoing interest in my career and my cause; you always did your part to allow my mission to become our mission and not just mine alone, our shared experiences...each and every one of these moments have made each day of my life especially important.

In a world where physical beauty reigns, speaking of such a complicated topic as is breast cancer would not be an easy task without you. The message of early detection and prevention of breast cancer has reached and has saved many lives thanks to the time you allowed me in the media. However our goal has not yet been reached, although I know that every day we are getting closer.

I know that there are many unanswered questions, that hope will not be lost with me, and most importantly that my mission does not end with my physical history. This is why during the past few months I have dedicated all of my energy to writing line after line, answers to those possible questions. As time passed, these lines turned into pages and they in turn have become a book. A book filled with sincerity and solid experiences; a book, which without your support, just as with my art and my mission, would not be more than a message without a destination.

Once again, thank you very much for all your love, all that is left is for me to modestly ask you to continue supporting our mission, do not give up... the road ahead is a long one and this is a battle worth fighting.

“… When the only sound that breaks the silence is your beating heart, In between the pounding you will find who you are. . . “

With love,

Soraya

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 10:18 AM EDT
Tuesday, 21 March 2006
Salsa and Tortilla are Taking on Ketchup and Wonder Bread
Topic: Atlanta Georgia Promdress

When was the last time you bought salsa instead of ketchup? When was the last time you told your spouse not to forget to purchase tortilla for you? As more and more Hispanics are opening businesses in various parts of the country, they are spreading the latin taste wherever they go. In places such as California, New York, New Mexico, Texas and North and South Carolinas and Georgia, Hispanics can be found in the health care and service sectors. As far as taste is concerned, Mexican food has become as popular as chinese food. According to a recent survey conducted by ABC, "Salsa now outsells ketchup, Barrera notes, and tortillas outsell Wonder Bread. And that buying clout will only continue to grow as the population expands: Hispanics are expected to spend $1 trillion in the United States by 2010. Since Hispanics make up 14 percent of the overall U.S. population, they're also a growing part of the consumer market, which has helped fuel some of these new businesses." Another revalation of the survey is that Hispanics are not job-takers. They are also job creators. "The majority of these businesses are small, self-employed operations — only 13 percent have employees besides the owner. The greatest percentage, roughly three in 10, are in construction or other service sectors, such as repair and maintenance. There are also sizable numbers of Hispanic-owned firms in the fields of health care, retail trade (which includes mom-and-pop stores) and transportation, according to Census figures."


Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 11:18 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 21 March 2006 11:20 PM EST

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