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 […]

UPDATE: Published in the Huffington Post! Citizenship: Blessing or Birthright?

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In Washington it’s hard to see the comprehensive immigration reform forest when critics and supporters alike are laser-focused on the proverbial tree. But then you speak with, let’s call him “Real Person,” like I did when I was at the Apple Store editing a video for the New Americano Award I received at South by […]

The Wise Latina Club’s Viviana Hurtado Wins New Americano Award at SXSW

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When I started The Wise Latina Club more than two years ago, I never thought a blog primarily for Hispanic women to learn about politics and how to get involved in their communities would grow into a nationally recognized website, expanding its political soul to include the topics of building wealth, career, health, nutrition, fitness, and the arts. The Wise […]

TWLC Money: 5 Savings Tips When You Don’t Make A Lot of Money

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With the exception of kids, I am no different than my driver last week or the female manager at the nearby Kinko’s: it is virtually impossible for these single moms and I to save money for retirement or the “rainy day” fund when we’re struggling to pay rent or put food on the table. Some of us […]

Latinas’ Vote Under Fire?

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In 1965, 25,000 people marched to Montgomery, Alabama to help pass the Voting Rights Act. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court, including Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, heard arguments on a section of this historic legislation with their decision having a big impact on the Latino vote. The case is Shelby Co. v. Holder. This mainly white […]

Columbia Journalism Review: The Wise Latina Club “Awesome Blog”

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¡Virgen Santísima! This time my Chief Reputation Monitor, i.e. Mami (Google alerts have nothing on this lady’s internet scouring abilities), did not discover that the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) selected The Wise Latina Club as one of five “awesome blogs about minority communities.” I stumbled upon this one day while I was working on a […]

¡The Wise Latina Club’s Viviana Hurtado Nominated for SXSW Award!

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There’s Davos, aka the World Economic Forum, a mecca for the so-called Masters of the Universe. There’s Burning Man, where creatives and pagans worship no boundaries, bartering while neh-kid. If these two got together and had a baby, it would be South by Southwest or SXSW. Since 1987, this yearly music, film, and interactive conference and […]

A Latina Watches the State of the Union at the White House

A Latina Watches the State of the Union at the White House

Washington, DC I was one a few dozen people invited to an exclusive State of the Union Social at the White House with an “enhanced” speech. Staffers, interns, and techies made graphics for the TV monitor that illustrated with data key points parts of President Barack Obama’s address. Starting with the economy, Mr. Obama proposed […]