6 Minute Career Climb: Claim Your Past to Create Your Future

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Her name is Deborah Rosado Shaw, not Barrington Harrington Carrington, III (pronounced, the thuuuuuuuhhhhhddddd). She was born and raised not in the Hamptons, but in Spanish Harlem and the South Bronx, some of the toughest and poorest neighborhoods in the nation. She defied statistics, stereotypes, and low cultural expectations to escape the barrio and climb […]

Is Prez Obama Anti-Woman? TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Answers on NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin”

Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Some things just don’t go together. Al Gore and the Macarena. Kim Kardashian and authenticity. President Obama and being “Anti-Woman.” That’s just one of the chismes in Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Ron Suskind’s book, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President. The White House acknowledges that at the beginning, the male advisors closed rank […]

JLo, Eva Longoria, Sofía Vergara & Naya Rivera: Blog Challenge Re-do

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The fabulous Bren Herrera of Flanboyant Eats issued a challenge: re-write your first blog post to win a Blogalicious conference pass.  The point is to show the growth of a blogger: her writing, her voice, and her brand. What a terrific idea and practice I thought.  Then quickly, I blushed.  I looked at my first […]

HuffPo Latino Voices: Vistas: Mastering Your Origins

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This week Huffington Post Latino Voices asked me to answer the question: “Which is the one Latino cultural trait you most want to see preserved and handed down to future generations?” My answer exists in dialogue with those of six other “prominent Latino thinkers and doers” who offer our perspective, a vista or window into who […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado “Speaky the Spanish” on NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin”

Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

I did the sign of the cross–en el nombre del Padre, del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo–and prayed that Manhattan would not break off and sink into the Atlantic Ocean, that my house in DC would not be ripped from its foundation and end up–with the Golden–in Kansas.  Those were my conclusions after watching the […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univisión’s “Al Punto con Jorge Ramos”

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In my house, we watch Meet the Press and Al Punto con Jorge Ramos, Univisión’s public affairs show (of course, I’m a big policy dork who channel surfs to catch glimpses of the other programs).  Why? Because on the other networks, I won’t find context of what’s going on in Latin America or how the […]

UPDATE: “The Day Everything Changed” Published in HuffPo Latino Voices

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Days before the ten year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, I walked through airport security at Miami International. Instinctively, I kicked off my strappy sandals.  I furiously stuffed 6 ounce bottles of beauty lotions and potions into a bursting ziplock sandwich bag.  A couple more seconds and I feared triggering a breakdown in […]