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 »

Education Wednesday: Preparing Students for Technical Careers

To help more students reach lucrative and stable jobs upon graduation, many new educational models are emerging to provide young people with early vocational training. However, beyond familiar positions such as plumbers and electricians, More »



Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things: A Reflection on Cesar Chavez’s Legacy

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino Civil Rights and Labor Movement Icon Cesar Chavez Honored

“The job of a leader is to make ordinary people do extraordinary things.” Nowadays it’s hard to remember this.  You think you need gobs of dólares à la Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, proving that today, a leader’s electability is tied  Read More...

Are Latinos Racist? TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talks About Trayvon Martin’s Killing

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin on Trayvon Martin

Are only white people racistas? Do blacks “own” a form of racism: reverse racism? Is it “ironic” (lamest use of this word I read in the blogosphere) that George Zimmerman, the self-appointed, unauthorized-by-the-subdivision, one-man-neighborhood-watch vigilante who shot and killed 17  Read More...

On Sirius XM’s P.O.T.U.S Radio: No Latino Vote

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

¿Que quééé? Yup, heard me right.  There is no Latino vote. Think about it.  More than 50 million Hispanics call America home and although we’re concentrated in Florida, California, Texas, and New York, we’re actually everywhere. Even in the “unlikeliest”  Read More...

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Mitt Romney’s Latino Problem?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: Mitt Romney's Latino Problem

“¡Psst!  Los republicanos don’t like Latinos, ¿no?” “Pues you’re wrong.  I’m conservadora.  It’s just the candidates want to be Presidente and they’re trying to get there by making the Tea Party happy.” The tiki tiki on the streets since the debates started is that the  Read More...

Updated! Election 2012 Goes to los Perros Picked up by Huffington Post Latino Voices

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Election 2012 Going to the Dogs

Kinda nice to have this original picked up by the Huffington Post Latino Voices!  Click here to read in  HPLV, plus comments from cyberspace… …or keep reading… For you conspiracy theorists who think Gail Collins must secretly be on the Obama 2012  Read More...

In Latina Magazine: What Super Tuesday Means for Latino Voters

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Super Tuesday and Latino Voters

“Yo Decido” got many in a tizzy because Time Magazine with this particular Election 2012 cover focused on the importance of the Latino vote.  Except me. This cover got it wrong.  Firstly, the 2010 U.S Census clearly states that our community’s demographic  Read More...

Rush Limbaugh Said the “P” Word: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin on Rush Limbaugh, Latina's Anger, & Black Women's Body Image

I “gave up” swearing for Lent. Not that I’m a potty mouth. But when I’ve worked hours on a blog post just to see it ¡poof! I wish my first reaction was, ¡Blessed Virgen María of God! When it comes  Read More...

In Fox News Latino: Rick Santorum: Faith and Razón

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Writes an Op-Ed in Fox News Latino: Rick Santorum: Faith and Razón

Dumb and Dumber. Nah…I’m not singlin’ ‘out a part. candidate.  + during primary silly season, combined with our 24/7 media culture, you take what presidential nominee hopefuls say as seriously as a Kim Kardashian wedding. Thing is, Latino educational underachievement  Read More...