¿Come Together, Schmome Together?

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“We are not Democrats, we are not Republicans. We’re skeptics!,” exclaims the Facebook page of One Voice Radio, an Hispanic-focused media outlet. Latinos, after delivering re-election to this President, should be taking note as we consolidate and grow our power as an emerging voting bloc. The election is long over yet now is not the […]

The Latino List: Holiday Gifts for the Hispano/a in Your Life

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If you’re like me, I stay away from generic giftcards, trying to capture in the present the uniqueness of the receiver and infuse a little bit of my personality. Here are some ideas inspired by those on my list who have been “nice”: Social Good gifts were popular when I asked for suggestions on Facebook. […]

Viviana on the O’Reilly Factor: Viewers Have Your Say

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After I appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, my inbox flooded with mix of comments: some good points from all sides; false accusations of being a Republican AND others of being a Democrat; name-calling, i.e. “sell-out” sent by someone who created an email account thewiselatinaclub@rant.com to leave this comment (a first for The Wise Latina Club); my hair […]

Viviana Hurtado & José Díaz-Balart: 2gether + 4ever = 6cess

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OK, not really. Well, jes as it concerns the emerging political clout of Latino voters which I discussed on his Sunday public affairs show, Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart on Telemundo. Click here to watch my appearances on Univision‘s equivalent, Al Punto con Jorge Ramos. I can hear it now: “Pero chica. la elección is over.” “Ya tu sabes, It’s […]

Latina Bloggers Respond: Not Enough Hispanic Authors, Books Due to Publishing Industry

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado & Latina Bloggers Demand More Latino Authors, Books

In response to the New York Times article about the lack of Latino authors and books for children, Latina bloggers are launching a coordinated response that correctly identifies the problem and gives solutions. As aspiring authors, many of us have experienced first-hand being shut out by the mainstream publishing industry, not being given the time of day […]

¡One of Forbes.com’s Top Online Political Influencers!

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I was minding my own business when my reputation manager (aka Mami who monitors the internet searching for axe-wielding interNUTS who seek to do her daughter harm) tipped me off to the Forbes.com article that listed me among the top politics influencers when it comes to the Latino vote! This is a first because a mainstream […]

Latino Voters: ¿Obama Claus or Mitt Romney?

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Does anyone remember the iconic “Don’t Speak?” scenes in Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” when Dianne Wiest orders John Cusack’s to be quiet? No one likes to be chiteado, especially women and Latinas. For good reason: in many contexts, our voices and our perspectivas have been absent, invisible, or silenced in the mainstream. It’s also just plain […]

Petraeus Escándalo Boils Down to El Hombre Propone y la Mujer Dispone

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When I read on Twitter that Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director David Petraeus resigned days after the re-election of Barack Obama, I assumed the decorated retired Army general had done so because he no longer wanted to serve under this President. Is it because this straightest of arrows perhaps knew something about the security failure behind […]