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 »

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Humanitarian Crisis? On MSNBC

Parents handing their children to coyotes or human smugglers for passage to the U.S. is not new. I learned that first hand when I started my journalism career in Texas, specifically in the Rio More »

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive More »



Career: Julie Chávez Rodríguez to Latinas, “¡Sí Se Puede!”

Career: Julie Chávez Rodríguez to Latinas, "¡Sí Se Puede!"

When you are an ambitious and/or successful Latina, you are a role model no matter what. That’s because despite our consolidation of power as an economic and political bloc, a gap remains, especially in terms of educational and career achievement. Simply  Read More...

Wordless Wednesday/Miércoles Mudo SLIDESHOW: DOMA and Gay Marriage

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The Supreme Court hears two challenges to laws–California‘s Proposition 8 which bans same-sex marriages and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) signed into law by President Bill Clinton which prevents gay couples (married where it is legal) from receiving federal benefits,  Read More...

SLIDESHOW: The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate: Holy Week Reflection on Latino Evangelicals

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As the push for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) geared up at the beginning of 2013, the mainstream media began incorrectly reporting evangelical support, as if this was new. Perhaps for white Christians. But many in the Hispanic religious community for  Read More...

Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Tacos Recipe

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The go-to food in mi casa? ¡Tacos! How about replacing the meat with sweet potato for a great veggie taco on Meatless Monday? Not used to vegetable-based meals? Don’t let that stop you! Any change to a routine can feel intimidating at first. In 3 Ways  Read More...

Fitness: 4 Ways to Spin Your (Bike) Wheels

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I want to get outside and stay active now that the days are longer and warmer. Biking is a great way to do both. This weekend I skipped the bus and used a bicycle to run errands around town. 45 minutes later,  Read More...

Yoani Sánchez Says Latinas Can Protect Cuban Dissident Bloggers

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Yoani Sánchez’s visit to the nation’s capital started off with a tweet. While reading my Twitter, I found out that the Cuban dissident blogger who writes Generación Y blog is touring the U.S., visiting New York City, Washington, DC, and Miami,  Read More...

Wordless Wednesday/Miércoles Mudo: Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sánchez

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On a three month world wide tour, dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez who writes Generación Y spoke at the libertarian think tank the Cato Institute in Washington, DC. For this Wordless Wednesday or Miércoles Mudo post, I show photographs snapped  Read More...

The Wise Latina Club Money: 4 Ways to File Your Taxes for Free

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I have filed my taxes every which way: paper forms mailed when I was in college; a fancy tax attorney (hmmm…curious that my tax return almost matched his fee), a reasonable local accountant before he keeled over (he did and  Read More...