Education: Minority Students are the New Majority

Labels such as “low-income”, “immigrant”, and “single-parent household” once described only a small group of students at-risk of falling through the cracks of America‘s school system. However, as our country continues to change socially More »

Financial Literacy Month: 3 Tips for Sticking To a Budget

A key way to be responsible with your finances is creating a budget and keeping it. Knowing where every penny of your hard-earned money is goes allows you to trim excess spending and save More »

VIDEO: Politics and Polices of Sex: Equal Pay and Sex Education on MSNBC

MSNBC host Karen Finney roared out of the gate of her show Disrupt, asking me if Equal Pay is good politics or good politics. Both, I answered, a lover of living trapped More »

Education Wednesday: A Case for Universal Preschool

This year there has been a strong national focus on expanding access to quality early childhood education for all students. Earlier this year in the State of the Union Address, President Obama placed more More »

Homegrown: The Benefits of Teaching Children How to Grow Food

Growing fresh food at home can be just as much an educational tool as it is a component of the pantry. The process of planting and harvesting fresh produce teaches children about food and the importance of healthy More »

Education Wednesday: Why You Secretly Love Math

For centuries, I am sure, students have groaned and questioned the real use of mathematics outside of school. However, long before modern technological advances, math concepts have shaped our world and been pivotal in our daily lives. Math is secretly our favorite More »

Guest Post: Author/Illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh’s “Reflection” for the L4LL Día Blog Hop

Literacy improves lives, strengthening communities, neighborhoods, and the economy. This is the mission of Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL), a social enterprise focused on raising literacy rates co-founded by my partner Monica More »

Pan Latino Tapas Restaurant Review: Purple Potatoes and Barrel-Aged Bourbon

Tapas, or small plates are popular in the restaurant industry and an easy way to try many different dishes on a menu. Celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s Toro Toro recently opened its doors, offering the crème de More »



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

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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,  Read More...

Meatless Monday: Avocado Pesto Potatoes Recipe

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When my late summer garden harvest sprouted multiple bunches of basil, I knew exactly what to put on the menu: pesto. You may be familiar with this sabroso vegetarian green sauce on pasta, but did you know pesto is delicioso paired with other foods  Read More...

PGA Championship Weekend Fitness: Stay Active with 5 Fun Golf Games

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‘Tis the season to swap your workout spandex for khakis and a collared shirt–August 8-11 is the 95th Professional Golfer’s Association Championship, where top golfers from across the nation compete in 4 rounds of 18 holes of golf for prize  Read More...

The Wise Latina Club’s Moment of Zen…¡on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart!

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A special kind of schizophrenia exists among television journalists–we want to one day be invited on The Daily Show with John Stewart, but we equally fear it. In this day when we’re doing more with less, most of us are  Read More...

UPDATE: Published in HuffPost Media! Beso to Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos or What I Said on MSNBC about The Washington Post Buy

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Latinos are serious PDA people, and not the air kiss type. Spend an afternoon at Casa Hurtado and there’s a whole lotta hand holding, abrazos, and just overall velcro-dom. So when I read on Twitter that Amazon founder and e-commerce pioneer  Read More...

Bolivian Independence Day Meatless Monday: Garlic Mashed Yuca Recipe

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Bolivia celebrates its Independence Day on August 6th, commemorating the establishment of the Bolivian Republic in 1825. In honor of this Día de la Patria, I am cooking a Bolivian staple: yuca. Also called casava, this dense white root plant with a bark-like  Read More...

Fitness: 5 Reasons to Try Stand Up Paddleboarding this Summer

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Take advantage of the final days of summer with a stand up paddleboarding workout. This sport is accurately named: participants stand on a foam board and use a paddle to move through the water. Curiosity prompted me to step out of my fitness comfort zone and buy  Read More...

8 Tips to Boost Motivation at Work

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Hispanics take pride in their work ethic defined by hard work, dedication, and being reliable. Nothing has been given to us, but fortunately we do not use that as an excuse to give less than 100% at work! Unfortunately, such commitment can  Read More...