Please Knock Before You Walk in on My #FoodPorn: National Tequila Month at El Centro D.F.

Refreshing. Fresh. Creative. Delicate. If my taste buds had thoughts and could articulate them, this is what they would be screaming after savoring the menu at El Centro D.F. in the Georgetown More »

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 »



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...

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Rick Santorum’s Record and Your Vote

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Rick Santorum's Record & Latino Vote

[¿¿¿Anyone notice the "come hither," "What's a happening, hot stuff?" look on the woman's face behind Rick Santorum in this Getty Images pic???] What comes with a tsunami-worthy surge? A spotlight, a very harsh one. And it’s shining on GOP  Read More...

More Habla: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univision’s “Punto y Seguido”

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on Univision's Al Punto with Jorge Ramos on Election 2012

In case you suspect I have A LOT to say, especially about things I’m passionate about like política, you’re rrriiggghhhtttt! Especially when it concerns Latinos. You see, everyone–pols, marketers, corporations–is going a little loco with the 2010 U.S. Census data. Basically,  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univision’s Al Punto with Jorge Ramos: Election 2012 and the Oscars

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Univision's Al Punto with Jorge Ramos on Election 2012 and Oscars

Ring…Ring…Ring… “¿Allo?“ “Hola Viviana.  It’s Jorge Ramos calling.  I’m dying to share your incisive, ground-breaking, unique, and down-with-it perspectiva with my Al Punto viewers.  Wanna hang out and come on?” [insert:  ¡Thump!  Smelling salts to bring me back to life after hearing Ol'  Read More...

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Based on His Record, Will You Vote for Mitt Romney?

I swear, it’s Idol for the Dweeb set–you know the ones who didn’t go to prom (ahem, unless Big Bro strong-armed his B-F-F–El Peruano–to go with you to the dance clad in cotton candy-my-dress-was-that-pink-and-grande). The Arizona Republican debate proved that  Read More...

Women’s Bodies: Rick Santorum, Chris Brown and Rihanna’s (Don’t) Duet (Girl): TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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

Why do I bother watching las calorías…or pushing myself to race up “The Exorcist” steps in Georgetown? Doesn’t matter if I’m saggin’, + a few L.B.S.’s (sign of being in a happy relationship.  I eat), clad in fleece sweats, or  Read More...

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Can Barack Obama Run on His Record With Latino Voters?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina on Barack Obama's Record and Latino Voters

Checa my record. In our 24/7 information culture where things come at us at the speed of light and in 140 characters or less, check my record is kind of an quaint concept, ¿no? along the lines of: “Yes I’ll  Read More...