When I read on Twitter that Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director David Petraeus resigned days after the re-election of Barack Obama, I assumed the decorated retired Army general had done so because he no longer wanted to serve under this President. Is it because this straightest of arrows perhaps knew something about the security failure behind […]
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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 […]
Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D.’s upcoming and past schedule includes public appearances on TV, radio and conferences. Washington, D.C.: 7/30/2013 Viviana appears on the Beauty Shop panel as part of the last broadcast of NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin. Washington, D.C.: 7/26/2014 Viviana appears on MSNBC’s Craig Melvin show to discuss the unaccompanied immigrant children flooding the border and President Obama’s upcoming meeting with […]
Quoted in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, and the Washington Post, Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D.’s insight is frequently sought out by the media–MSNBC and NPR where she is a regular analyst, as well as Univision, Telemundo, and CNN. Viviana’s TV Appearances Regular analyst contributions on MSNBC. Guest hosts KQED’s This Week in Northern California Roundtable looks at the effect […]
Veteran journalist and hermana María Hinojosa once told me she works like a “Mexican,” meaning she works her tush off. I’ll add, I work like a freelancer. Or a consultant. Or an independent contractor. Or a temp. In other words, those of us who are cobbling it together speck by speck, either because we are […]
When the first woman in space died, the spotlight quickly turned from her significant professional accomplishments to her sexual orientation. The website for her foundation Sally Ride Science “outed” her with the note that Dr. Ride is survived by her partner of 27 years. All of a sudden, our gossipy culture where everyone claims to […]
It’s provocative, especially when arguably the strongest asset in a campaign is deployed. That happened when First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with Latina mothers for a friendly chat sponsored by Hispanic mom lifestyle-focused website Mamiverse. That it was a first isn’t that important if you consider that Latino online presence and technology have grown exponentially […]