Why I Attended a Community Meeting About #Immigration

Many of you know that I am a cucaracha de iglesia and attend Mass every Sunday. My busy summer schedule shifts going to church to St. Matt’s–the majestic cathedral in Washington, D.C. where John More »

From Stress to Success in the City: Part 2: Renting vs Buying

If you feel established financially, buying a home, loft, condo, or apartment may be the right option for you. Establishing a mortgage payment rather than a rent check may be more attainable than you think. More »

Please Knock Before You Walk in on My #FoodPorn: National Tequila Month at El Centro D.F.

Refreshing. Fresh. Creative. Delicate. If my taste buds had thoughts and could articulate them, this is what they would be screaming after savoring the menu at El Centro D.F. in the Georgetown More »

From Stress to Success in the City Part I: Renting vs Buying

When moving to a new city, finding a place to live can leave you wondering, “should I rent or should I buy?” Weighing the pros and cons of renting before you commit More »

Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC

‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant More »

Summer Break: Smart Packing for Beach Trips

A recent getaway to Jamaica taught me a great deal about items that should be staples when traveling to the beach. Factors such as safety around water, hair damage, and boredom are all issues that could More »

From Stress to Success in the City: 4 Reasons to Utilize Your Alumni Network

When moving to a new city, it is important to quickly establish a contact base. Joining alumni groups are a great way to network for potential professional contacts and opportunities and easier because of the common ground More »

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture More »



Hispanic Heritage Month Meatless Monday: 3 Tips to Make Traditional Dishes Vegetarian

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15 with delicioso Hispanic recipes. Don’t think you can go vegetarian on Meatless Mondays and still indulge in traditional favorites? ¡Si, se puede! Checa these tips to cut the meat without losing sabor latino: 3 Tips to Make a Hispanic Diet Vegetarian Choose  Read More...

L4LL’s Hispanic Heritage Month: Festival of Books

L4LL's Hispanic Heritage Month: Festival of Books

Over at Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL), my partner Monica Olivera and I psyched to announce “L4LL Hispanic Heritage Month: Festival of Books” where we honor Latino contributions to the U.S. in history, politics, public service, the arts, and sports beginning this Sunday,  Read More...

Education Wednesdays: 2 More College “Conversations” to Have with Yunior

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I am a true believer that success starts at home, and that few things are more powerful than the love of familia. In last week’s Education Wednesday, 2 College “Conversation” to Have with Yunior, I encouraged harnessing the power of  Read More...

Meatless Monday: Moroccan Vegetable Couscous Recipe

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Don’t let the bustle of back-to-school season keep you from the important people in your life–make time to sit down and share a meal with your familia. For a sabroso family-style Meatless Monday, try one of my all-time favorite vegan  Read More...

“Empty Dress” Is As Sexist As “Empty Suit” or What I Said on MSNBC

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I was disappointed I was not able to talk about Syria, particularly it how affects the immigration reform calculus. This is important because my sources in the advocacy community were not blinking at all the gloom and doom of late  Read More...

Education Wednesdays: 2 College “Conservation” Starters To Have With Yunior

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Back-to-school season is a great time to start thinking about preparing for college. Yes, even if you have little ones! Why? No matter the age of your student, it is never too early to plant the seeds for later success, especially among minorities and Latinos who  Read More...

Labor Day Meatless Monday: Fresh Guacamole Recipe

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Fresh, homemade guacamole is a perfect addition to any Labor Day celebration. Not only is this vegan party favorite delicioso, guacamole is good for you. Fresh veggies pack this recipe full of vitamins and minerals while main ingredient avocados are a great source of healthy  Read More...

GOP Strat and the Fall or What I Said on MSNBC

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Before Congress‘ recess, immigration reform advocates strategized how to keep precious momentum after legislation survived as I write in “Congress Recess of Immigration Advocacy or My First “Bro fest” on SiriusXM’s Politics Powered by Twitter.” This is no small feat  Read More...