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 »



UPDATE: “Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Watch Your Mouth, Watch Your Step” Published in HuffPo Latino Voices, Comment Firestorm

President Obama Going to Vacation on Martha's Vineyard

The Huffington Post published this blog Op-Ed in HuffPo Latino Voices where for a few minutes, it was the main story, before being bumped by the news that a federal judge is hearing arguments on Alabama’s new immigration law, the toughest in  Read More...

TWLC’s New B-F-F is Arianna Huffington!

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This headline grabbed your attention, didn’t it? Actually, better than being Arianna’s B-F-F, the Huffington Post asked me to contribute to their newly launched HuffPost Latino Voices.  I’ll be joining other thought “act” leaders such as the National Council of La  Read More...

6 Minute Career Climb: Just Say No to No

6 Minute Career Climb: Viviana Hurtado & Deborah Rosado Shaw

The number of Latino-owned businesses is expected to grow nearly 42% within six years to 4.3 million, with total revenues of $539 billion, according to a recent HispanTelligence report, “Hispanic-owned Businesses: Growth Projections to 2012.” Although the recession has disproportionately hurt  Read More...

Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Presidential Carne Asada at NCLR

President Barack Obama at the NCLR 2011 Annual Conference

Latinos are often described as a “friendly” audience for Democrats and Barack Obama. Therefore it was surprising when the President threw out some “red meat” to rev up the simpaticos at the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza  Read More...

Blogging to Stop Brutality: My More Magazine Interview with a Juárez Blogger

More Magazine-June 2011

I can’t remember when I started reading Judith Torrea’s blog, Ciudad Juárez: en la sombra del narcotráfico/Juárez: in the shadow of Drug Trafficking.  But once I started, I read and Torrea’s raw prose left my heart riddled with anger at failed  Read More...

Nominated for Blogs By Latina’s 2011 Best News / Politics Blog!

2011 Blogs by Latinas Awards

Have you ever wanted to strangle the next person who says, “Think positive, because positive energy will beget more positive energy” with the quartz that’s daintily dangling on a necklace around their neck? I would dig my hands deep into  Read More...

JLO & Marc Anthony: The Curse of the Successful Woman

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I’m a fan of Jennifer Lopez, as evidenced by the posts “J-LO: Gillette Gams of Gold” and “Globe Is Golden, Lovely Ladies are Latinas” because she is one of the few women who looks like me (to be clear, I am  Read More...

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: Q & A with “Top” Chef Richard Sandoval

The High Heeled Kitchen-Chef Richard Sandoval Q & A

I am a chica with a serious appetite.  I love to eat as much as I adore the rituals around food: family gatherings, learning how to make arepas or arroz con coco while chatting with PAPI, celebrations of milestones and holidays as  Read More...