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 »



Named Latina Magazine’s Political Contributor: 10 Things Every Latina Should Know About Occupy Wall Street

Viviana Hurtado Latina's Political Contributor

I have been reading Latina Magazine since the days of the original white font, JLO first and subsequent covers. So you can imagine how over the moon I was to be named Latina.com’s (the mag’s website) political contributor ahead of the  Read More...

Song of Big Yellow

Viviana Hurtado's Yellow

The last few months have been tough since Yellow was diagnosed with a terminal sarcoma cancer, the latest in his smörgåsbord of illnesses that were literally eating away at the body, but not the big, nobel heart of my Golden  Read More...

A (Wise) Latina Meets THE Wise Latina

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Viviana Hurtado

Finally. I had the opportunity to meet HER. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the original “Wise Latina,” as U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar noted, not at “our” Trader Joe’s (despite hours spent “studying” the sugar content  Read More...

The Sport of Women: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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

One fellow recently filed a reclamo, electronically: Fellow: “You…are so chatty on the WLC whereas your e-mails are positively laconic.  I can’t even read between the lines because they only fit on one line!  Will the real Viviana please stand  Read More...

In HuffPo Latino Voices: “The Gran Desencanto”

Viviana Hurtado's President Obama & the Gran Desencanto in HuffPo

I still have not invented the gadget that will keep Yellow from shedding his entire coat even though I just brushed him (I still don’t know how he is not bald although to be clear, I nor the Golden, are  Read More...

6 Minute Career Climb: Claim Your Past to Create Your Future

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Her name is Deborah Rosado Shaw, not Barrington Harrington Carrington, III (pronounced, the thuuuuuuuhhhhhddddd). She was born and raised not in the Hamptons, but in Spanish Harlem and the South Bronx, some of the toughest and poorest neighborhoods in the  Read More...

Is Prez Obama Anti-Woman? TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Answers on NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin”

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

Some things just don’t go together. Al Gore and the Macarena. Kim Kardashian and authenticity. President Obama and being “Anti-Woman.” That’s just one of the chismes in Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Ron Suskind’s book, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of  Read More...

JLo, Eva Longoria, Sofía Vergara & Naya Rivera: Blog Challenge Re-do

Jennifer Lopez at the 2011 Golden Globes in The Wise Latina Club

The fabulous Bren Herrera of Flanboyant Eats issued a challenge: re-write your first blog post to win a Blogalicious conference pass.  The point is to show the growth of a blogger: her writing, her voice, and her brand. What a  Read More...