Will There Be Another?

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That’s it, isn’t it? Will there be another? We mourn and lay to rest this week more than two dozen souls, twenty of them six and seven-year-old first graders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. I wonder what they wore when they dressed up for Halloween? I wonder if any of them kept “calendars” like […]

Viviana Hurtado & José Díaz-Balart: 2gether + 4ever = 6cess

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OK, not really. Well, jes as it concerns the emerging political clout of Latino voters which I discussed on his Sunday public affairs show, Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart on Telemundo. Click here to watch my appearances on Univision‘s equivalent, Al Punto con Jorge Ramos. I can hear it now: “Pero chica. la elección is over.” “Ya tu sabes, It’s […]

Bill O’Reilly vs The Wise Latina Club, OK, just Viviana Hurtado

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“¡EMAIL!”, I shouted up to the heavens as Jerry Seinfeld does when muttering the name of his arch nemesis Newman. It comes at me fast. Every form of messaging in my inbox–email, Facebook, Twitter, and online dating direct messages–needs serious housecleaning. “Archiving” really means not knowing–or caring–why there’s correspondence from 2009 at the end of a looooonng queue. Answer RIGHT […]

¡One of Forbes.com’s Top Online Political Influencers!

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I was minding my own business when my reputation manager (aka Mami who monitors the internet searching for axe-wielding interNUTS who seek to do her daughter harm) tipped me off to the Forbes.com article that listed me among the top politics influencers when it comes to the Latino vote! This is a first because a mainstream […]

Date with History: My More Magazine Interview with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

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Note from your Blogger-in-chief: I am resurrecting this post and the accompanying Q & A with Nobel peace laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (DASSK), which was first published in More Magazine in May of 2010, because of President Obama’s historic visit to Myanmar (also known as Burma to the Burmese exile community and its supporters). […]

Latino Voters: ¿Obama Claus or Mitt Romney?

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Does anyone remember the iconic “Don’t Speak?” scenes in Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” when Dianne Wiest orders John Cusack’s to be quiet? No one likes to be chiteado, especially women and Latinas. For good reason: in many contexts, our voices and our perspectivas have been absent, invisible, or silenced in the mainstream. It’s also just plain […]

The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

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The day after the election a friend posted on my Facebook page, the “Latino Vote –unfrigginbelievable.” She’s right. Many factors contributed to President Obama’s re-election. But few are as important as the Latino vote. Hispanics made up 10 percent of the U.S. electorate this year–doubling in the past 16 years. The number of Latino voters […]

Latinos Vote: the Leader of the Pack

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Coalition. Networks. Alliance. These are all terms that in a political context mean the relationships forged among groups, forming a pact to further an agenda. It’s a power play meant to force an outcome. Representation, respect, access, money can be on the line. As the election results’ raw data continues to be dissected, the wisdom […]