Columbia Journalism Review: The Wise Latina Club “Awesome Blog”

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¡Virgen Santísima! This time my Chief Reputation Monitor, i.e. Mami (Google alerts have nothing on this lady’s internet scouring abilities), did not discover that the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) selected The Wise Latina Club as one of five “awesome blogs about minority communities.” I stumbled upon this one day while I was working on a […]

¡The Wise Latina Club’s Viviana Hurtado Nominated for SXSW Award!

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There’s Davos, aka the World Economic Forum, a mecca for the so-called Masters of the Universe. There’s Burning Man, where creatives and pagans worship no boundaries, bartering while neh-kid. If these two got together and had a baby, it would be South by Southwest or SXSW. Since 1987, this yearly music, film, and interactive conference and […]

Nutrition: 7 Ways to Snack Smart

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Balancing work, familia, and “you” time each day requires mucha energía. Something’s gotta give and for many of us, it’s our diet. Three balanced meals a day? Out the proverbial window. You’re in luck. Health experts now recommend five smaller meals: healthy snacks in between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ¿De verdad? ¡Sí!  Snacking is important for two reasons: It curbs your hunger, […]

Healthy Heart Habits

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, do something special for those close to your heart: take care of it! Your heart, that is. Heart disease (heart attacks, strokes, etc.) is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity, and smoking. Like many of you, I’ve witnessed this first hand. Both my abuela and madre have suffered […]

A Latina Watches the State of the Union at the White House

A Latina Watches the State of the Union at the White House

Washington, DC I was one a few dozen people invited to an exclusive State of the Union Social at the White House with an “enhanced” speech. Staffers, interns, and techies made graphics for the TV monitor that illustrated with data key points parts of President Barack Obama’s address. Starting with the economy, Mr. Obama proposed […]

Seven Questions with Emanuel Pleitez

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After the 2012 Presidential Election, Latinos have established a reputation as a powerful group of voters. We turned to Emanuel Pleitez, a Stanford graduate who is currently campaigning for a spot in the Los Angeles Mayoral Race, to learn more about the mind of the Latino voter, the role of the media, and more. [The following […]

SLIDESHOW: The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate

Governor Paul W. Bridges in a Nicaraguan tourist tee shirt. (Courtesy Paul W. Bridges).

The elected officials currently debating immigration reform are more than talking heads; they are human beings, just like the people they represent. As we see them giving speeches on television, it’s often times easy to forget that we have a lot in common with the men and women we voted into office. This week we […]