UPDATE: Published in HuffPo Politics! Immigration Bill: How to Make the Bad, Good

Immigration Bill: How to Make the Bad, Good

The 844 page long “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” unveiled by the Senate so-called Gang of Eight is at best “C” level work. Click here to read the bill in its entirety. Reaching consensus on sweeping legislation means that no one got everything she wanted. Key elements include: A pathway for citizenship for […]

POSTPONED! Latinas for Latino Literature Proudly Present: Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Díaz’s First Twitter Party

Latinas for Latino Literature Proudly Presents: Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Díaz's First Twitter Party

Update: in light of the Boston Marathon explosions, Latinas for Latino Literature and Junot Díaz have postponed tonight’s Twitter Party, until further notice. In the meantime, the victims, survivors, and their loved ones remain in our hearts and prayers. PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR, MACARTHUR “GENIUS,” AND ACTIVIST JUNOT DIAZ’S FIRST TWITTER PARTY HOSTED BY LATINAS FOR LATINO LITERATURE In his first […]

Meatless Monday: Spring Garden Pasta Recipe

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One of the first things I learned to cook, pasta is still the foundation of my favorite meals and the inspiration behind today’s Meatless Monday recipe: a Spring Garden Pasta that is so flavorful, you’ll forget that it’s chock full of nutrition. Pasta is packed with complex carbohydrates, your body’s main fuel source and fresh vegetables provide many essential nutrients–a winning combination that will […]

VIDEO: March on Washington: “What Comprehensive Immigration Reform Means to Me”

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado March on Washington: "What CIR Means to Me" in Latina Magazine

In 2006 while a local television reporter in Providence, Rhode Island, I covered the immigration reform rally, one of many held throughout the country. Many in politics and the media marveled that Latinos had come out in big numbers. Fast forward seven years to this week’s “All in for Citizenship” rally in Washington, DC (with […]

The Wise Latina Club Money: 3 Cheap Ways to File Your Taxes

The Wise Latina Club Money: 3 Cheap Ways to File Your Taxes

I don’t know what happened this year, but I’m behind on my taxes and will likely file on or very close to Tax Day. ¿Will your mañana ways cost you big come April 15th? Not if you follow these tax preparation savings tips. 3 Cheap Ways to File Your Taxes Tax software discounts through your bank: […]

Fitness: 4 Reasons to Add Friends to Your Exercise Routine

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What lifeline do I turn to when I lack motivation to hit the gym? Phone a friend. Exercising with amigos can pump up your fitness routine and your relationships. 4 Reasons to Work Out with Friends Stay committed to your exercise plan: It is harder to skip a workout when someone is waiting for you. Chicas, […]

Meatless Monday: Mushroom Asparagus Risotto Recipe

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It’s easy to dismiss rice as a side dish. This Meatless Monday, make it the main course. What arroz can fill my plate and tummy? Try mushroom and asparagus risotto. Risotto is and can feature any of your favorite vegetables. The trick to a delicioso risotto is a thick consistency which requires patience–stirring the rice slowly so the starch binds with the broth, resulting in a creamy texture […]

Fitness: 3 Reasons to Exercise Outside

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Why am I so excited it’s officially spring? Warmer temperatures and longer days mean more time outdoors. This spring, resolve to exercise afuera. ¿Por qué?  An outdoor workout provides even more health benefits than hitting the gym. 3 Reasons to Take it Outside: Intensify your exercise: Whether you are running, biking, or kicking a soccer ball, uneven terrain […]