Gary Acosta is an entrepreneur, public policy advocate, investor, and thought leader passionate about advancing prosperity for Latinos and other underserved communities.

We Are All Human

This week I was in New York for L’ATTITUDE meetings with CNBC and American Express. I also had the chance to meet up with Claudia Romo Edelman, a career diplomat with the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. Claudia is a force of nature and recently launched an organization and campaign called “We Are All…

The State of Hispanic Homeownership

My blog is brief today because I am working with the NAHREP research team to complete the annual State of Hispanic Homeownership Report. The report provides an overview on how Hispanics are faring in terms of homeownership, and reviews various metrics to predict what is likely to happen in the near future. For NAHREP, it is…

Coronavirus

There was only one real story in the world news this week – coronavirus. I am not an expert of infectious diseases, but let me say up front that while I think the threat is real, I think the U.S. will avoid the worst of it. While the disease is less dangerous than previous strains…

Academy Awards and Korean BBQ

For those that don’t follow the Academy Awards, Parasite, a film directed by Bong Joon-Ho, won the Oscar for Best Picture. The film was made in South Korea with English subtitles. It is the first non-English language film to win Best Picture. I haven’t seen the film yet, but I think it’s cool that the…

The Day that Kobe Bryant Died

I don’t have many heroes who are younger than me, but Kobe Bryant was one of my biggest heroes. On Sunday, January 26th at 11:44 AM PST, I was at a hotel gym in Colorado Springs doing a light work-out. I was getting dressed in the locker room when my friend, Raul Espinosa sent me…