Special Guest Post! Knowledge Conquers Fear: October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Participates in Walk-n-Roll Blog Carnival

This is a first for The Wise Latina Club.  I’ve teamed up with two Wonder Women–Charlie’s Angels, make that Carlos’ Ángeles–to spotlight spina bifida, the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the U.S.  It occurs when the baby’s spine doesn’t close in the first months of pregnancy. This “first” begins with Laurita Tellado, who […]

¡Nominated as LATISM’s 2011 Best Political Blogger!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Nominated as LATISM 2011 Best Political Blogger

As some of you know from last week’s post which details the high of my nomination which came during the low of Yellow’s death, my jaw dropped when I found out someone nominated The Wise Latina Club and I as Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)’s 2011 Best Political Blogger. LATISM has been called one of the most influential online movements […]

Named Latina Magazine’s Political Contributor: 10 Things Every Latina Should Know About Occupy Wall Street

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I have been reading Latina Magazine since the days of the original white font, JLO first and subsequent covers. So you can imagine how over the moon I was to be named Latina.com’s (the mag’s website) political contributor ahead of the 2012 election! Latina is the #1 on-line fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle brand for Hispanic women, particularly […]

A (Wise) Latina Meets THE Wise Latina

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Viviana Hurtado

Finally. I had the opportunity to meet HER. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the original “Wise Latina,” as U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar noted, not at “our” Trader Joe’s (despite hours spent “studying” the sugar content of juice labels), but at this week’s White House Forum for American Latino Heritage. I […]

The High Heeled Kitchen – Cozumel Ceviche Video

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Ceviche. Food of the gods, savored year-round in Latin American tropical coastal communities. This fish dish is also perfecto for summer. Some people fear raw fish.  ¡Silly rabbit!, says the chica who’s paid the dear price of reckless-but ooh-soooo-goooood eating in markets, truck stops, and beach shacks throughout the Spanish-speaking world (1 year of Flagyl, […]

When Singing Barney Songs is Mightier than Cartel Gunshots

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This video will make you tremble with fear, outrage, and sadness. Kindergarten teacher Martha Rivera Alanis captures on her cell phone how she calmed her students by singing Barney songs, as a gunfight raged near the school in Monterrey, Mexico’s industrial hub in the northern state of Nuevo León. Rivera Alanis sweetly instructs the kids […]

¿United States Naval Ship Cesar Chavez?

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This week Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the 14th and last Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ship to be built by the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, would be named after the godfather of the Latino civil rights movement, Cesar Chavez. Chavez served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946, and upon completing […]