Not in Paris but D.C.: My Night at Dîner en Blanc

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Shrouded in mystery, you hear that a cool, secretive dining experience will pop up and a few hours later, break down. Few details are online–the dress code in white (which although after Labor Day was perfect because of the warm Washington, D.C. September) and the accoutrements for guests to bring such as a table and […]

VIDEO: Deferred (Immigration Executive) Action. On MSNBC

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The distrust in President Obama among Latino voters has roots in a broken promise made when Candidate Obama was first running in 2008. This distrust has been magnified by Mr. Obama’s announcement that he would delay executive action on immigration until after the November midterm elections. The repercussions that will be felt by the President and […]

Monday Inspiration: Gossip / Lunes Inspiración: El Chisme

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This summer I’ve had a few brushes with the role of gossip in career, particularly from women. The first was when I heard from Superstar Intern that her executive producer at a global satellite network had poo poo’ed her guest pitch. Executive Producer was the most senior person at the editorial meeting and badmouthed a female colleague, […]

Monday Inspiration / Lunes Inspiración

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I’m excited to announce a new regular feature: Viviana Hurtado Ph.D.’s Monday Inspiration / Lunes Inspiración featuring different quotes to help motivate us at the beginning of a new week. The increase of women’s education and career opportunities is matched and indeed surpassed by the current media culture which sexualizes us. Beauty is reduced to the eye of […]

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids Funding. Will Congress Vote Before Their Vacay?

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One group of Americans almost has as much vacation as the French–Congress. However unlike many of Le Français, our lawmakers frequently leave for their respective breaks without having finished their work, in this case voting on important legislation. One such vote is the emergency funding–nearly $4 billion dollars–requested by President Obama to help care for the […]