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 »

Summer Break: Unconventional Grillers for the 4th of July

People all across the country are firing up their grills and cooking out for the Fourth of July. Hamburgers and hotdogs are almost always par for the course for this all-American occasion. This year, however, leave More »



Nutrition: 3 Ways to Keep the Hispanic Diet Healthy

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Many people realize that Taco Bell is not authentic. But did you know that a traditional Hispanic diet inspired by your abuela‘s cooking can help you stay healthy? ¿Cómo? Healthy staples of corn tortillas are low-fat, as are beans. Frijoles as my suegra calls them are also chock full of fiber, protein and complex carbohydrates which  Read More...

SLIDESHOW: The Sequester

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The sequester headlines focus on the trillion dollars in cuts after Congress and President Barack Obama failed to reach an agreement on how to control the federal deficit. But behind this staggering number spread over ten years are people. This  Read More...

TWLC Money: 5 Savings Tips When You Don’t Make A Lot of Money

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With the exception of kids, I am no different than my driver last week or the female manager at the nearby Kinko’s: it is virtually impossible for these single moms and I to save money for retirement or the “rainy day” fund  Read More...

SLIDESHOW: The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate

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Great women come from every corner of the world. Fortunately for us, many brilliant ones have brought their talents to the United States. In honor of the beginning of Women’s History Month we collected photographs of female immigrants who became important figures in  Read More...

2 Ways to Keep PE on Your Schedule

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Even though you no longer have to report to gym class, PE should still be on your schedule.  Practical Exercise, that is! Regular physical activity keeps you looking and feeling great. So why isn’t fitness part our daily routine? The excuse I  Read More...

Latinas’ Vote Under Fire?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on the Latino Vote on NPR's Tell Me More

In 1965, 25,000 people marched to Montgomery, Alabama to help pass the Voting Rights Act. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court, including Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, heard arguments on a section of this historic legislation with their decision having a big  Read More...

Columbia Journalism Review: The Wise Latina Club “Awesome Blog”

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¡Virgen Santísima! This time my Chief Reputation Monitor, i.e. Mami (Google alerts have nothing on this lady’s internet scouring abilities), did not discover that the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) selected The Wise Latina Club as one of five “awesome blogs  Read More...

Bless Me, Última Brings Chicano Literature and History to Film

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Rudolfo Anaya‘s Bless Me, Última is now a film. Click here to watch the movie trailer. The big screen version of this celebrated coming of age novel received a big endorsement from film critic Roger Ebert who gave Bless Me, Última four out of five stars. For us to appreciate the film  Read More...