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 »

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 »



In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: ¿Mitt or Mitteo Romney?

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: Election 2012: ¿Mitt or Mitteo Romney?

What a stunner.  Newt Gingrich wins South Carolina, a conservative, “family values,” evangelical state if ever there was one, days after his ex-wife Marianne states the former Speaker of the House asked her for an “open marriage” while he was  Read More...

Fox News Latino: Romney Doubles Down on Immigration at South Carolina Debate

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino: Romney Double Downs on Immigration at South Carolina Debate

Drama!  Bright Lights!  Riled up booing crowds!  Blow-dried, made-up, and dark-suited men in stark opposition to the sweater vests or rolled-up sleeves of TV ads! Multiple choice answer: a) latest George Clooney movie b) Rehearsals for the K Street version  Read More...

“The Dream”: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks About Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin on Martin Luther King Jr

“What does Martin Luther King Jr. mean to you?” A big, open-ended question/challenge issued by NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin that allows us to reflect on the extraordinary contributions made by the civil and human rights icon that moved us toward a  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks New Immigration Laws, Obamas’ Marriage, & Beyoncé’s Baby on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Viviana Hurtado & NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

“Celebrities, They’re Just Like Us!” is my favorite segments in US Weekly. They eat ice cream! They go to Target! nboinbreogrogtewoighrogqoig They face plant in their computers because they’re so tired from burning the midnight, day break, lunchtime, former Oprah slot, late  Read More...

Latina Magazine: Could Marco Rubio Help Mitt Romney Carry the Latino Vote?

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Marco Rubio Helping Mitt Romney win the White House and Latino Vote in 2012

This is a story about a popular game that’s played in Washington every four years. It’s not baseball or football given that the Nats and Redskins, year in and year out, break fans’ hearts. It’s not potluck dinner Game Night  Read More...

Latina Magazine: Eight Vote Win: What Iowa Teaches Us about the Importance of Voting

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on Rick Santorum's Iowa Caucus Win in Latina Magazine

Eight votes. As I said in TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado the Iowa Caucus on CNN en Español’s Café CNN, I can’t fit that many people in my doll house DC row house for dinner. I haven’t had 8 boyfriends in my entire  Read More...

TLWC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks Virginia Primaries, Iowa Caucus, & Janet Jackson on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Isn’t it a little slippery to not say hypocritical when some decide that the laws aren’t fair (whine) because they didn’t dot their i’s or cross their t’s? Of course the law can be unfair.  That’s what courts and legislation  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Analyzes the Iowa Caucus on CNN en Español’s Café CNN

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado Talks GOP Iowa Caucus on CNNE's Café CNN

U.S. politics fascinates people all around the world. I learned that early on, having caught the travel bug early thanks to Mami and Papi who splurged on education and vacations abroad (Big Bro, Lil’ Sis, and I did not get  Read More...