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 »

Education Wednesday: How to be an Education Advocate

Anyone can be an advocate for great education! Yet as parents, mentors, and friends we are not always sure of what we can do to support our students‘ learning needs. National reforms such as Common Core More »

Behind Every Great Man Is A Great Woman: The Importance of Female Role Models

Women often work behind the scenes to help distinguished men and women achieve greatness. To end Women’s History Month which also coincides with Cesar Chavez Day, we highlight Helen Chavez, the wife of the labor and civil More »



Viviana Hurtado & José Díaz-Balart: 2gether + 4ever = 6cess

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Telemundo's Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart talking about the Latino vote

OK, not really. Well, jes as it concerns the emerging political clout of Latino voters which I discussed on his Sunday public affairs show, Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart on Telemundo. Click here to watch my appearances on Univision‘s equivalent, Al Punto con Jorge Ramos.  Read More...

Bill O’Reilly vs The Wise Latina Club, OK, just Viviana Hurtado

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor with Bill O'Reilly

“¡EMAIL!”, I shouted up to the heavens as Jerry Seinfeld does when muttering the name of his arch nemesis Newman. It comes at me fast. Every form of messaging in my inbox–email, Facebook, Twitter, and online dating direct messages–needs serious housecleaning. “Archiving” really means not  Read More...

Latina Bloggers Respond: Not Enough Hispanic Authors, Books Due to Publishing Industry

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado & Latina Bloggers Demand More Latino Authors, Books

In response to the New York Times article about the lack of Latino authors and books for children, Latina bloggers are launching a coordinated response that correctly identifies the problem and gives solutions. As aspiring authors, many of us have  Read More...

¡One of Forbes.com’s Top Online Political Influencers!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado 1 of Forbes' Top Political Influencers

I was minding my own business when my reputation manager (aka Mami who monitors the internet searching for axe-wielding interNUTS who seek to do her daughter harm) tipped me off to the Forbes.com article that listed me among the top politics  Read More...

Date with History: My More Magazine Interview with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado President Obama & Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Note from your Blogger-in-chief: I am resurrecting this post and the accompanying Q & A with Nobel peace laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (DASSK), which was first published in More Magazine in May of 2010, because of President Obama’s  Read More...

Latino Voters: ¿Obama Claus or Mitt Romney?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado: Latino Voters: Obama Claus or Mitt Romney?

Does anyone remember the iconic “Don’t Speak?” scenes in Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” when Dianne Wiest orders John Cusack’s to be quiet? No one likes to be chiteado, especially women and Latinas. For good reason: in many contexts, our voices and  Read More...

Petraeus Escándalo Boils Down to El Hombre Propone y la Mujer Dispone

On NPR, The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on the Petraeus Scandal

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.  Read More...

¡Viviana Hurtado’s The Wise Latina Club LATISM 2012 Best Politics Blog!

Viviana Hurtado's The Wise Latina Club is LATISM's 2012 Best Politics Blog

You did it again! You helped make The Wise Latina Club Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)‘s 2012 Best Politics Blog for the second year in a row. LATISM is a special community, bringing together Hispanics from all walks of life, working on a variety of issues  Read More...