Inaugural Poeta

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…or I should say Inaugural Poet. What blew me away when I read about Richard Blanco‘s selection  to recite the Inaugural Poem is not that he is he son of Cuban exiles, making him an example that in America, it doesn’t matter from where you come, you can be anything. Not even that President Obama pointed […]

¿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 […]

Will There Be Another?

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That’s it, isn’t it? Will there be another? We mourn and lay to rest this week more than two dozen souls, twenty of them six and seven-year-old first graders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. I wonder what they wore when they dressed up for Halloween? I wonder if any of them kept “calendars” like […]

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 […]