Jamila Johnson

“Passion will carry you through the adversities that you will have to experience”

 03/14/2017 - 15:12

Maria Vizcarrondo is an honoree for the Women at the Top Awards.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Maria Vizcarrondo, Inaugural Executive Director of the Nerney Leadership Institute at Cabrini University.

City Controller: Latinos need to come together "as a unified front"

 03/10/2017 - 00:52
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In an exclusive interview with AL DÍA News, City Controller Alan Butkovitz made some very candid statements about Latino political power in Philadelphia. 

The City Controller for the past three terms, Butkovitz is no stranger to controversy. From calling out Mayor Nutter during his administration to openly stating his primary opponent, Rebecca Rhynhart, is a member of the "establishment" and therefore would be ineffective in the position, Butkovitz is unafraid to make enemies.

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Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:35am
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City Controller Alan Butkovitz speaks with AL DÍA News. 

Protect and Defend: NCLR Creates Latino Political Agenda

 03/09/2017 - 18:58

Today National Council of La Raza gathered local community leaders and non-profit directors to discuss what they can do to "protect and defend the advances the Latinos have made in this country thus far," according to Rafael Collazo, Director of Political Campaigns.

Focusing on ensuring that they remain inclusive of all political leanings, the group came together to decide what the high-line items were and how they can enact change on a real level in the community. 

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 9:27pm
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Rafael Collazo, Political Director of the National Council of La Raza lays out agenda for NCLR.

#LosEsclavosNoSonInmigrantes El por qué Ben Carson está equivocado

 03/09/2017 - 03:39

“De eso trata América, una tierra de sueños y oportunidades”, dijo Carson. “Hubo otros inmigrantes que vinieron aquí en el fondo de barcos esclavistas, trabajaron por mucho más tiempo, más arduamente y por mucho menos. Pero ellos también tuvieron el sueño de que algún día, sus hijos, hijas, nietos, nietas, bisnietos y bisnietas pudieran ser prósperos y conseguir la felicidad en esta tierra”.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:49pm
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#SlavesAreNotImmigrants Why Ben Carson is wrong

 03/08/2017 - 19:53
Ben Carson Photo courtesy: Wikimedia.

"That's what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity," Carson said. "There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

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Could recreational marijuana fix the city's financial problems?

 03/08/2017 - 18:30
Photo courtesy Raihan Rana via Creative Commons

As Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale went on record saying that allowing - and taxing - recreational marijuana could help the state find money to close its budget gap, one has to wonder if the same could be applied to the city of Philadelphia.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00am
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"I’m usually the only Latina in the room"

 03/07/2017 - 01:12
 
 

 

Reaching the top is nothing without reaching back to help those behind you according to Yasseline Díaz. From her early college career to the present, Díaz felt that her mission has always been to help those who need it most. Though she is far from her original goal of being a Physical Therapist, Díaz has managed to transform lives on a daily basis. From her charity work to her position in the Community Affairs department of Independence Blue Cross, she still manages to impact neighborhoods throughout the city.

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“Siempre ha existido el concepto erróneo de que una mujer no puede ser líder”

 03/07/2017 - 01:11
“Siempre ha existido el concepto erróneo de que una mujer no puede ser líder”

Cuéntenos más sobre su carrera actual. ¿Cómo ha llegado hasta aquí?

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Jamila Johnson

A graduate of Temple University, Jamila Johnson studied Advertising Copywriting. After spending three years writing advertising copy for small businesses throughout the tri-state, she decided to dedicate her love of the written word to covering the news throughout the city. In her free time she reads a lot of books, and visits various restaurants throughout the city.