Rush Limbaugh Said the “P” Word: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin on Rush Limbaugh, Latina's Anger, & Black Women's Body Image

I “gave up” swearing for Lent. Not that I’m a potty mouth. But when I’ve worked hours on a blog post just to see it ¡poof! I wish my first reaction was, ¡Blessed Virgen María of God! When it comes to watching your mouth, I suggest Rush Limbaugh follow my lead. This conservative radio shock jock–who didn’t […]

In Fox News Latino: Rick Santorum: Faith and Razón

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Writes an Op-Ed in Fox News Latino: Rick Santorum: Faith and Razón

Dumb and Dumber. Nah…I’m not singlin’ ‘out a part. candidate.  + during primary silly season, combined with our 24/7 media culture, you take what presidential nominee hopefuls say as seriously as a Kim Kardashian wedding. Thing is, Latino educational underachievement is nothing to ha-ha-ha about.  Rick Santorum‘s comments poo-pooing colleges for being “indoctrination mills” sends […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Rick Santorum’s Record and Your Vote

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[¿¿¿Anyone notice the "come hither," "What's a happening, hot stuff?" look on the woman's face behind Rick Santorum in this Getty Images pic???] What comes with a tsunami-worthy surge? A spotlight, a very harsh one. And it’s shining on GOP Presidential nominee hopeful Rick Santorum. The Republican Party is likely hoping for a Mitt Romney […]

More Habla: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univision’s “Punto y Seguido”

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on Univision's Al Punto with Jorge Ramos on Election 2012

In case you suspect I have A LOT to say, especially about things I’m passionate about like política, you’re rrriiggghhhtttt! Especially when it concerns Latinos. You see, everyone–pols, marketers, corporations–is going a little loco with the 2010 U.S. Census data. Basically, our population growth is akin to a Rebecca Black YouTube video going viral. And along […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univision’s Al Punto with Jorge Ramos: Election 2012 and the Oscars

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Univision's Al Punto with Jorge Ramos on Election 2012 and Oscars

Ring…Ring…Ring… “¿Allo?“ “Hola Viviana.  It’s Jorge Ramos calling.  I’m dying to share your incisive, ground-breaking, unique, and down-with-it perspectiva with my Al Punto viewers.  Wanna hang out and come on?” [insert:  ¡Thump!  Smelling salts to bring me back to life after hearing Ol' Blue Eyes on the phone] “¡Jorge!  Of course.  Have your people call my people to co-ord…” ¡K […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Can Barack Obama Run on His Record With Latino Voters?

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Checa my record. In our 24/7 information culture where things come at us at the speed of light and in 140 characters or less, check my record is kind of an quaint concept, ¿no? along the lines of: “Yes I’ll do it because I said I would.” Or…”you can count on me.” Or…”Don’t…because it’s wrong.” […]

Obama Campaign MIA Latino Playlist

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Gives the Obama Campaign a Latino Playlist

Jaimecito Messina, you mean to tell me that at campaign headquarters, there isn’t one Latino lackey who could have added some sabor to the campaign playlist leaked Thursday by Político‘s stealth journo Mike Allen?  This oversight could cost the Prez some precious votos when there’s shaken confianza: Latinos are worried in poll after poll about jobs, the economy, […]

In Latina Magazine: Are Politicians Afraid to Speak Spanish?

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Are Políticos scared of speaking español or flap the labios on “Latino issues” (¡psssttt!: We care about “American issues”–jobs AND immigration–because we’re American, too)? Let’s play a game: who said what.  Can you match… On the DREAMers: “Send me a law that gives them the chance to earn their citizenship.  I will sign it right away.” “I Wish I Could […]