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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. 

#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”.

#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.”

"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.

“Las latinas deben ser tan audaces como ambiciosas”

 03/07/2017 - 00:09
“Las latinas deben ser tan audaces como ambiciosas”

Cuéntanos de tu carrera actual. ¿Cómo llegaste hasta allí?

Actualmente trabajo en PECO. Soy parte del equipo de relaciones corporativas, un grupo bastante pequeño pero muy dinámico que administra un poco más de US$6 millones anuales para patrocinar a 300 organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro de la región.

¿Cuál es la parte más gratificante de tu carrera?

"Every single Latina I’ve met, they never lack a dream"

 03/07/2017 - 00:06
"Every single Latina I’ve met, they never lack a dream"

Boasting an impressive personality that greets you at the door, Tiffany Tavarez is a force to be reckoned with. 

With a notable career that matches her personality, her service in her role on PECO’s corporate relations team has allowed her to become one of the more recognizable names throughout the city. But never one to rest, Tavarez has paired her career with continued service throughout her community.

Consulates ban together against Trump

 03/03/2017 - 01:27
Centro de Defensoria Mexican Consulate.

The Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia held the official inauguration of the “Legal Defense Center” for Mexican immigrant rights within its offices, located at 111 South Independence Mall East,.

Given the new immigration measures announced by the United States government and President Trump, the President of Mexico instructed all of the Mexican Consulates in this country to become “authentic defenders of the rights of [Mexican] immigrants.”

El Alcalde Kenney ruega por la unidad durante su discurso sobre el presupuesto

 03/02/2017 - 22:43
 El Alcalde Kenney ruega por la unidad durante su discurso sobre el presupuesto

El Alcalde Kenney ha lanzado su segundo presupuesto y su Plan de Cinco Años, pidiéndole a los miembros del Ayuntamiento que aprueben nuevas inversiones en dos áreas clave: salud y servicios humanos que podrían mejorar las comunidades más vulnerables, y las iniciativas creadoras de trabajo que resultarán en una oportunidad económica para todos los Filadelfianos.

Pero sus esfuerzos parecieran permanecer opacados por una inquietud persistente que rodea la ciudad y la política en Filadelfia.

10 Latina Warriors you should know

 02/28/2017 - 17:45
Latina activists. 

Suffragettes, protesters, speakers and leaders - from Ana Roqué Géigel de Duprey and Luisa Capetillo in the late 1800s to Mariposa Fernández and Monica Carrillo in our current times - since the beginning of the 20th century, women have had to fight for their place in society as equal individuals, in front of a oppressive masculine society and a convenient feminine one.

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Jamila Johnson and Yamily Habib

"We need to start speaking up"

 02/28/2017 - 03:07
"We need to start speaking up"

As the Assistant Director of Drexel University’s Graduate Career Services at the LeBow College of Business, it’s rare Raquel Arredondo isn’t creating a plan of action. Whether she’s working on building relationships or helping students put their best professional foot forward, Arredondo is making things happen. 

But Arredondo will tell you it’s not always an easy path to get there. A certified yoga instructor, Arredondo has mastered the art of trusting the process and spreading that self-confidence and trust in self to the women and men she works with daily. 

La nueva comedia de Filadelfia: “Martes con Toomey”

 02/28/2017 - 01:42
La nueva comedia de Filadelfia: “Martes con Toomey”

En una activa batalla entre el Senador de los Estados Unidos, Pat Toomey, su equipo y un grupo de al menos 500 personas que se reúnen semanalmente frente a su oficina, pareciera que el final se aproxima.

 El 1ero de Marzo, la nueva oficina de Pat Toomey se ubicará en la Custom House (200 Chestnut St.) a tan sólo 17 cuadras de su ubicación actual.

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