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 »

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 »



6 Minute Career Climb: You, Inc. Video

6 Minute Career Climb: You, Inc.

6 Minute Career Climb Tip of the Day: Never ask someone to be your mentor. In “6 Minute Career Climb: You, Inc.,” Time Warner exec Daisy Auger-Dominguez shares with TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado 2 career success essentials: the board of You, Inc.,  Read More...

When Singing Barney Songs is Mightier than Cartel Gunshots

Courtesy: Regioblogs

This video will make you tremble with fear, outrage, and sadness. Kindergarten teacher Martha Rivera Alanis captures on her cell phone how she calmed her students by singing Barney songs, as a gunfight raged near the school in Monterrey, Mexico’s  Read More...

6 Minute Career Climb: More Money Video

TWLC's 6 Minute Climb

6 Minute Career Climb Tip of the Day: Manage your career because if you don’t, someone else will. TWLC is unveiling a new segment called 6 Minute Career Climb.  Industry experts reveal the secrets of HR and highly compensated employees to  Read More...

¿United States Naval Ship Cesar Chavez?

Courtesy: Cesar E. Chavez Foundation

This week Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the 14th and last Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ship to be built by the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, would be named after the godfather of the Latino civil rights  Read More...

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: Grilled Duroc Pork Chop in Mole Sauce

HHK Pork Chop in Mole Sauce

The High Heeled Kitchen: Grilled Duroc Pork Chop in Mole Sauce: The Video Watch closely for the perils to avoid when cooking in high heels! The High Heeled Kitchen: Grilled Duroc Pork Chop in Mole Sauce: The Story “Ode To  Read More...

The Death of Osama bin Laden: a Reflection on 9/11

Towers of Light Courtesy: Brian Abbott

“Turn on the TV NOW.” This text from Lil’ Sis pulled me out of bed before midnight on Sunday. Like millions around the world, I learned that Osama bin Laden, the diabolical mastermind behind the most deadly terrorist attacks on  Read More...

SEAL an Anchor Baby? How an Assumption Became Truth (and I’m Not Talking about la Virgen María)

Navy SEALS Courtesy: discoverspecialforces.com

As details of Osama bin Laden’s assassination spread virally throughout the internet, so are rumors that one of the Navy SEALs involved in arguably one of history’s most anticipated deaths is an “anchor baby” or a child born to illegal immigrants in  Read More...

Open Letter to Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel

The 2011 Time 100 Cover Courtesy: Time

Dear Mr. Stengel, When I noticed the lack of Latinos and Latin Americans in the 2011 Time 100, I thought: Again?  My criticism does not probe whether Gossip Girl Blake Lively should be on the same “list” as Afghan prosecutor  Read More...