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 […]

HuffPo Latino Voices: Open Letter to Barack Obama: Mr. President, Three Plays to Score a Jobs Golazo

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Dear Mr. President, Thursday night’s “jobs” speech is one of your most important: you must convince anxious and increasingly skeptical Americans that your plan will create employment and stimulate the flatlining economy toward recovery–and away from recession.  Failing to do so, combined with a continuing weak economy, could cost you your job. Although you are […]

HuffPo Latino Voices–Vistas: “Illegal” or ‘Undocumented?”

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Latino $1 trillion dollar buying power. U.S. Census confirms Hispanics are the #1 minority–and growing. These are just some of the facts I call “Happy Talk” as I blog in the post “Our America.” Corporations are scrambling to secure a chunk of the Latino action as I witnessed in the packed expo halls at the […]

HuffPo Latino Voices: Why This “Colombiana” Is Going to Watch Colombiana

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National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More” invited me to appear on the “Beauty Shop” which I blog about in “TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s “Tell More More” with Michel Martin.”  Like “Barber Shop,” the end-of-the-show segment is modeled after the conversations exchanged in spaces where friends gather and talk about hot topics in a real, break-it-down […]