Career: Julie Chávez Rodríguez to Latinas, “¡Sí Se Puede!”

Career: Julie Chávez Rodríguez to Latinas, "¡Sí Se Puede!"

When you are an ambitious and/or successful Latina, you are a role model no matter what. That’s because despite our consolidation of power as an economic and political bloc, a gap remains, especially in terms of educational and career achievement. Simply put, there aren’t enough Hispanics in positions of power. That means that for the few […]

SLIDESHOW: The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate: Holy Week Reflection on Latino Evangelicals

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As the push for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) geared up at the beginning of 2013, the mainstream media began incorrectly reporting evangelical support, as if this was new. Perhaps for white Christians. But many in the Hispanic religious community for years have been advocating for reform. Why? Because these pastors have witnessed the devastating effect […]

Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Tacos Recipe

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The go-to food in mi casa? ¡Tacos! How about replacing the meat with sweet potato for a great veggie taco on Meatless Monday? Not used to vegetable-based meals? Don’t let that stop you! Any change to a routine can feel intimidating at first. In 3 Ways to Make Meatless Monday Part of Your Diet, I show you how to adapt your […]

Fitness: 4 Ways to Spin Your (Bike) Wheels

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I want to get outside and stay active now that the days are longer and warmer. Biking is a great way to do both. This weekend I skipped the bus and used a bicycle to run errands around town. 45 minutes later, mandados were done, I had seen new corners of my neighborhood, and I had fit […]

Wordless Wednesday/Miércoles Mudo: Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sánchez

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On a three month world wide tour, dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez who writes Generación Y spoke at the libertarian think tank the Cato Institute in Washington, DC. For this Wordless Wednesday or Miércoles Mudo post, I show photographs snapped during her speech before I asked her about standing up to Raúl and Fidel Castro through technology–one blog […]

3 Ways to Make Meatless Monday Part of Your Diet

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If meat is missing from the menu at restaurants, schools, homes, even hospitals that’s because it’s Meatless Monday. Meatless Monday is an international movement that encourages not eating meat one day a week. First promoted by the U.S. government during World War I to conserve resources, the idea was revived as a public health campaign in 2003. ¿Por qué  ¿Don’t […]

UPDATE: Published in Latina Magazine! Meet New Congressman Joaquín Castro

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado interviews U.S. Congressman Joaquín Castro for Latina Magazine

Capital Hill, Washington, DC I put in the interview request for Texas Democratic Congressman Joaquín Castro soon after he was elected in November–before he had office space and when his bare bones staff was still communicating on Gmail. I keep checking. Then: “Congressman Castro can see you at 5:05P.” (Not 5:00 or 5:10P. They’re that over […]

Fitness: Defend yourself with Krav Maga

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One in three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime, according to the United Nations. Do you have the skills to protect yourself? Krav Maga will give you a workout and prepare you to fight back. Krav Maga is a self-defense and fight system developed by the Israeli Defense Forces that uses instinctive techniques to […]