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 »



The Urgency of Presente

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

I wish I was the Ezra Klein kind of writer who is fabled to churn out witty, incisive, and relevant copy in 20 minutes.  Until this weekly politics column I write for Latina Magazine.  I wrote it one day before President  Read More...

Candidate Impulso: Cristina’s or the Economy’s?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Political Traction: Candidate Impulso: Cristina or the Economy?

Cristina Saralegui, better known to Latinos simply as “Cristina” is Spanish-language TV’s Oprah.  Her popular talk show El show de Cristina for 21 years beginning in 1989 made her beloved among U.S. Hispanics who felt no one was speaking to them  Read More...

The Latino Vote: Checkmate President Obama

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on President Obama, DREAMers & the Latino Vote

“About damn time!” is what @Evelyn posted on The Wise Latina Club’s Facebook page after the breaking news that the Obama Administration will not just stop deporting DREAMers but that they will be given work permits.  About 800,000 illegal immigrants over  Read More...

Dos Mujeres, una Elección

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Election 2012: Dos Mujeres, una Elección

Isn’t it nice when someone’s got the hots for you, when you’ve got something he wants? In this case it’s women, a coveted voting bloc by both Republicans and Democrats because like our seniors, they show up on Election day.  (Take  Read More...

On Sirius Radio: Will Latino Voters Show Up? Then the Dog Barked

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

You know it’s the summer of a Presidential election year because the race has narrowed, the challenging party’s nominee is known, and the radio and TV ads start laser focusing on voting blocs in hopes of peeling away precious votes.  Read More...

“Juntos con Romney” & “El Presidente Nos Apoya”–In Inglés Pu-leaze

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Mitt Romney's Hispanic Committee--Juntos con Romney

Maybe all those dreams I had in the Fall with Mitt Romney confirmed my hunch that he and I have a connection that goes beyond politics, that we are connected deep in our psyches. As I have written most recently  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Interviews Mary Mary or How I Added Reality Star to My Resume

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado at the Cinderella Ball with Mary Mary

“Are you in DC this weekend? Urgent call me back.” ¡Ay! This text came on Friday which is my busiest day of the week since it’s when I publish The Wise Latina Club‘s weekly newsletter. Plus it was the last day  Read More...

The Give Up

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Women and Catholicism, and the Give Up

Everything is an exchange.  Everything.  And virtually everything is politics.  I’m not talking ’bout kissing babies and stumping at high school auditoriums once every four years.  What kinds of light bulbs do you use?  Do you send your children to  Read More...