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 »



140 Characters or Less: TWLC’s Prez Debate Obama/Romney Re-Match in Tweets

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Prez Debate Obama/Rommey Re-Match in Tweets

President Obama has often been criticized in the media as being cool, aloof, detached, even being Mr. Spock-ish.  He seems to prove them all right at the first debate.  Not so for número dos where he was sharp, aggressive, and  Read More...

“Binders Full of Women” or the Presidential Debate Re-Match

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Obama & Romney Re-Match

This was the debate between the two men vying to be President Americans were waiting for.  President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred on domestic and foreign policy, at times interrupting and talking over each other, hurling accusations of  Read More...

¡VP Debate in TWLC Tweets!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S Politics Radio on Puerto Rico Primary, Election 2012, The Latino Vote

One of the coolest aspects of Election 2012 has been the Wild West of social media–the good, the bad, the ugly, and the f’ugly.  From the qué cool files, all this debate moderator escándalo–who did they choose, not choose as  Read More...

Malarkey Is My New Favorite Word or Vice Prez Debate 2012

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on 2012 VP Debate in Latina Magazine

It was the sizzling, red meat debate millions of Americans expected but did not get last week between President Barack Obama and challenger Governor Mitt Romney.  Vice-President Joseph Biden, Jr. and his Republican opponent Congressman Paul Ryan fired away on  Read More...

Big Bird May Trade Sesame Street for Skid Row or Prez Debates Round 1

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: Presidential Debates

The pressure was on Mitt Romney to deliver a strong performance at the first presidential debate before the millions of Americans who tuned in. He showed up with his “A” game.  President Obama did not. The Denver debate focused on  Read More...

Why There Should Not Be a ‘Latino’ Debate

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino: Why There Should Be No Latino Debate

Minutes after the Commission on Presidential Debates, or CPD, announced that CNN’s Candy Crowley would be the first woman in 20 years to moderate one of the 2012 debates, the Twitterverse started burning up with the question: Why wasn’t a  Read More...

Wonder Twin Powers Activate: ¡Form of One of the Most Powerful Latinas in Social Media!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Covers RNC 2012 for LATISM: The Trip to Tampa

You learn a lot of things on Twitter.  Like Bin-Laden‘s death.  That J-Lo and Marc Anthony are finito.  That @InvisibleObama is long on funny but short on clever. I also found out that I had been named by U.S. Hispanic-centered  Read More...

What’s Wrong with National Voter Registration Day

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Election 2012: Young Latino Voters

Very little, except that like any “holiday” most people will get excited, Twitter will burn down, and then everyone goes back to her solitary lane in life. Not me. I want to push you to not just register which is  Read More...