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 »



Will There Be Another?

On NPR, The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on the Newtown shooting

That’s it, isn’t it? Will there be another? We mourn and lay to rest this week more than two dozen souls, twenty of them six and seven-year-old first graders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. I wonder what they wore  Read 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...