Time Magazine Listened to Me! The 2012 Time 100

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Last year I wrote a scathing Op-Ed criticizing Time Magazine for only including 3 Latinos (2 Latin Americans and 1 U.S. Hispanic) in the list of the world’s top 100 influencers.  Click here to read  Open Letter to Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel. I passionately argued that this Manhattan-céntrico and clubby view of the world doesn’t “get” the […]

Why I Would NEVER Live with a Boyfriend Explained on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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That I feared the ¿qué dirán?–what will people say?–more for Mami than me is what barred me from ever committing a barbaridad of ill-repute that would prove all my tías in Colombia right about the perils of raising daughters a la americana. Then I got older and guess what?  I won’t move in with a boyfriend.  It has […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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I will be the guest host on NPR‘s nationally syndicated program, Tell Me More with Michel Martin (TMM) on today Wednesday, April 11th and tomorrow Thursday, April 12th.  As many of you know I am a regular contributor to the program’s “Beauty Shop” segment, where we discuss the latest political news and water cooler topics. If you listen to TMM, […]

Civics Clase: On Primary Day, Why I’m an Independent Voter

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Civics Clase: On Primary Day, Why I'm an Independent

2012 District of Columbia Primary, I’m ready: License: check Passport (in case I need back up government-issued ID): check Voter Registration Card: check 2012 D.C. Primary Guide (read, of course): check So you can imagine my surprise when I showed up after leaving NPR earlier than I planned. (I’m there this and next week).  The darling […]

The Champions, a Change: TWLC Goes to the White House

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Moderates Champions of Change White House Panel

On Monday, I was squaring my week which had already become demanding with three assignments from Fox News Latino and Latina Magazine where I am a regular politics contributor. Thursday would be a typical, hectic day since this is when I prepare to publish a weekly TWLC newsletter for my networks, in addition to my freelance assignments and writing […]

In Fox News Latino: Supreme Court Health Care Showdown: Conflicting Views Reflect Deep Partisan Divide

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I covered the day President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act–as it is called–into law.  Just months in office, he had succeeded where political heavy weights had spectacularly failed, notably President Bill Clinton and the “Liberal Lion” of the Senate–the late Teddy Kennedy. Almost two years to the date, it is before the U.S. […]

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things: A Reflection on Cesar Chavez’s Legacy

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“The job of a leader is to make ordinary people do extraordinary things.” Nowadays it’s hard to remember this.  You think you need gobs of dólares à la Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, proving that today, a leader’s electability is tied more to his ability to rake in the cash than by the quaint notion of […]

Are Latinos Racist? TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talks About Trayvon Martin’s Killing

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Are only white people racistas? Do blacks “own” a form of racism: reverse racism? Is it “ironic” (lamest use of this word I read in the blogosphere) that George Zimmerman, the self-appointed, unauthorized-by-the-subdivision, one-man-neighborhood-watch vigilante who shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin, is a “white Hispanic“? I don’t even know where to begin […]