Inaugural Poeta

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Richard Blanco-Inaugural Poet

…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?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Starbucks & Come Together

“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 […]

Julián Castro Tells Me Why Young Latinos Must Vote

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado LATISM's 2011 Best Politics Blogger

This is the scrappiest of videos, as your blogger-in-chief, sometimes has to do whatevs it takes to get the info out. In this case it was ambushing San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and asking the person next to me to film my questions.  Let’s face it.  This “Man of the Moment” already has a legion of […]

Espanglish No Existe Says a National Humanities Medalist

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News out of Spain rocked the world, with huge implications in the U.S.  Nah, not the horrible news of that European country’s financial mess or the projected 25% unemployment rate. Rather, in the archane world of philology or the study of language and literature in written form, the scholars at the Real academia española (RAE)–considered the […]

‘hood Tips from a Wise Latina to THE Wise Latina

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

I guarantee you that when I moved to the U Street area of Washington, DC, articles were not written, Tweets and Facebook messages did not zip back and forth in el ciberespacio, and friends and strangers didn’t email  psst, we have a new neighbor. In fact, I got welcomed with my first and only mugging […]

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 […]

On Sirius XM’s P.O.T.U.S Radio: No Latino Vote

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S Politics Radio on Puerto Rico Primary, Election 2012, The Latino Vote

¿Que quééé? Yup, heard me right.  There is no Latino vote. Think about it.  More than 50 million Hispanics call America home and although we’re concentrated in Florida, California, Texas, and New York, we’re actually everywhere. Even in the “unlikeliest” places. Consider @rydelacruz, a Dominican-American living and riding horses in MONTANA who tweeted me, “OMG […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Celebrity Chef José Andrés’ Política of Food

The High Heeled Kitchen's Viviana Hurtado Interviews Celebrity Chef José Andrés for The Wise Latina Club

Celebrity Chef José Andrés is as passionate about food as he is about politics. When he’s not opening a new hot spot restaurant, taping an episode of Made in Spain on PBS, guest-starring with his culinary partner-in-crime Tony Bourdain on the Travel Channel’s No Reservations, racking up awards such as the 2011 James Beard Foundation Chef of the […]