Education: Minority Students are the New Majority

Labels such as “low-income”, “immigrant”, and “single-parent household” once described only a small group of students at-risk of falling through the cracks of America‘s school system. However, as our country continues to change socially More »

Financial Literacy Month: 3 Tips for Sticking To a Budget

A key way to be responsible with your finances is creating a budget and keeping it. Knowing where every penny of your hard-earned money is goes allows you to trim excess spending and save More »

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 »



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...

¡The Wise Latina Club 2012 Blogs by Latinas Best News Blog!

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Amigos, some great news. The Wise Latina Club was awarded the 2012 Favorite News Blog by Blogs by Latinas, an online directory of more than 2000 blogs world-wide, written by Hispanic women for the second year in a row. This recognition is  Read More...

The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino: The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

The day after the election a friend posted on my Facebook page, the “Latino Vote –unfrigginbelievable.” She’s right. Many factors contributed to President Obama’s re-election. But few are as important as the Latino vote. Hispanics made up 10 percent of  Read More...

Latinos Vote: the Leader of the Pack

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

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  Read More...

On Tuesday, the Latina Vote Can Make History

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: One Tuesday, the Latina Vote Can Make History

These days every time I turn on the TV or radio, I hear an anchor, a campaign operative or an analyst telling us: “This is the most important election in your lifetime.” Really? Why? I’ll leave it to the experts  Read More...

¿Qué qué? ¿Undecided Latino Evangelical Christians in Ohio? Oh Yes. They Exist. We Watched The Last Prez Debate Togeths

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Latino Evangelical Christians in Ohio and Last Presidential Debate in Tweets

     Overall, did the debates sway or confirm your choice?    Read More...

Debate 2012: The Last Dance

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: The Last Debate

The table that divided President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney did not adequately capture how far apart their visions are on America’s role in the world.  How to deal with friend Israel or foe Iran, trade with an emboldened China,  Read More...