Song to Teshima Walker Izrael, RIP: The VIDEO Interview with International Rockstar Juanes

RIP_Teshima_Walker_Izrael_Juanes_Video_Interview-TheWiseLatinaClub

One week ago today, Teshima Walker Izrael lost her two year battle to colon cancer. The executive producer of Tell Me More on National Public Radio, she was also a champion, opening opportunities for me that didn’t exist because she believed in my voice and the community it represents. Most important, she was more than a […]

Congress Recess of Immigration Advocacy or my “Bro fest” on SiriusXM’s Politics Powered by Twitter

Viviana_Hurtado_Immigration_Congress_Recess_Townhalls_Hypervocal_Brofest-TheWiseLatinaClub

When the lawmaker is away, immigration advocates were supposed to play hardball. Until they didn’t. The plan was to show up during Congress’ recess at town hall meetings in districts throughout the country, applying pressure on House Republican hold outs or those who may be on the fence to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The strategy has slightly […]

Crisis of Confidence: 2016 Wannabes and NSA Leak Latest or What I Said on MSNBC

Confidence_Crisis_2016_Candidates_NSA_Leak_MSNBC

When Chuck Todd’s gente asked me to speak about the latest National Security Agency revelation plus how the 2016 presidential Democratic and Republican candidate field is shaping up, I immediately thought, both these stories must stoke the crisis in confidence Americans have in our government and political process. Polling supports my view. No more than three […]

Back-to-School Meatless Monday: 5 Guidelines to Pack a Healthy Lunch

MeatlessMonday_Back_to_School_Lunch_Kids-TheWiseLatinaClub-NatalieFierro

Since many schools don’t have healthy lunch options for kids, make back-to-school the time to kick off a good habit: pack a healthy lunch for work or school. Unlike foods high in sugar which may curb hunger in the short-term but later, leave you sluggish, fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are packed with important vitamins and minerals that will help students concentrate and give them energy. With 1 in 3 children in America overweight or obese, teaching our […]

Song to Teshima Walker Izrael, RIP

Teshima_Walker_Izrael_NPR_RIP_Featured-TheWiseLatinaClub

The big, grand gestures and larger-than-life types always get the credit. But it is often times those people who work quietly, discretely, yet with singular focus who can open pathways that will alter your life. For me that person was Teshima Walker Izrael, Executive Producer of NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin, who on […]

Fitness: 3 Reasons to Try Pilates

Fitness_Pilates-TheWiseLatinaClub-NatalieFierro

As back-to-school season approaches and my teacher’s schedule begins to feel overwhelming, I turn to Pilates for an efficient workout that reduces stress. ¿Qué es Pilates? This mat-based fitness program uses small, isolated movements that engage only the muscles needed for each move, fitting a lot of work into few repetitions. Don’t be fooled–these tiny movements […]

Immigration Losers: GOP and “The Deportation Prez” or What I Said on MSNBC

Immigration_Congress_Recess_GOP_Obama_Viviana_Hurtado-TheWiseLatinaClub

Washington’s groupthink has the immigration heat solely turned up on the GOP. They certainly are in the news–with some House Republican holdouts threatening to derail an overhaul to the immigration laws, Speaker John Boehner unable to tame his unruly conference, and the crazies–the Congressman Steve Kings of the world, who compare immigrants to dogs, liken DREAMers–students […]