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[OP-ED]: The importance of minority teachers in our schools

 04/27/2017 - 14:30
According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.
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Black teachers make a difference.

I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:30am
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According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.

This is what's going to happen in Philly on May Day

 04/26/2017 - 10:25
El pasado 16 de febrero, cerca de 32 restaurantes cerraron sus puertas en muestra de solidaridad con la comunidad inmigrante de Filadelfia. Foto: Archivo AL DÍA News.
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What is the value of black and brown bodies to the city of Philadelphia? Local groups in the city hope to show just that on May 1st.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:45pm
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On February 16, 32 restaurants closed their doors to show their support to immigrant communities in Philadelphia.  Photo: AL DÍA News.

Are Latino students worse at Math?

 04/26/2017 - 05:53
President Barack Obama views student projects created on laptops during a tour at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., June 6, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A new paper examines how race affects a student's Math education and the creation of racial advantages and disadvantages at school.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:30am
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President Barack Obama views student projects created on laptops during a tour at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., June 6, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

[OP-ED]: Book focuses on why we need power -- and how to get it

 04/18/2017 - 08:30
Liu’s latest act of courage and belief is that he has written an important book on a topic -- power -- that Americans need to understand better. He has a message for us. And we’d be wise to listen.
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At America’s core, you’ll find two competing beliefs about citizen power. On the one hand, Americans cherish the idea that one person can create social change. But there is also the sense that -- to quote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- the game is rigged.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:30am
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Liu’s latest act of courage and belief is that he has written an important book on a topic -- power -- that Americans need to understand better. He has a message for us. And we’d be wise to listen.

[OP-ED]: Libro se centra en necesidad del poder—y cómo obtenerlo

 04/18/2017 - 08:27
El último acto de valor y convicción de Liu es que escribió un importante libro sobre un tema—el poder—que los estadounidenses debe entender mejor. Tiene un mensaje para nosotros. Y sería sensato escucharlo.
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En el corazón de los Estados Unidos, encontramos dos ideas contradictorias sobre el poder del ciudadano. Por un lado, los estadounidenses valoran la noción de que una persona pueda crear un cambio social. Pero también existe la creencia de que—para citar a Donald Trump y Bernie Sanders—el juego está amañado.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:30am
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El último acto de valor y convicción de Liu es que escribió un importante libro sobre un tema—el poder—que los estadounidenses debe entender mejor. Tiene un mensaje para nosotros. Y sería sensato escucharlo.

“Help Wanted” at the City of Philadelphia

 04/14/2017 - 09:54
Director of the Office of Human Resources, Pedro Rodriguez, wants to bring diversity to city government.

United States' first female Muslim judge found dead in New York

 04/13/2017 - 05:05
Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Photo: Youtube
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The body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge of New York’s highest court was found in the waters off Harlem.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:00am
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Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Photo: Youtube

Vicente Fox without the "F" word

 04/12/2017 - 18:52
Vicente Fox le concedió una entrevista exclusiva a AL DÍA News durante su visita a Filadelfia, invitado por el World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News. 

The former president of Mexico came to Philadelphia to talk about the wall, this time in a very different way.  

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Vicente Fox granted an exclusive interview to AL DÍA News during his visit to Philadelphia, invited by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

Cofundadora de "Black Lives Matter" pide movilización más allá de las redes

 04/12/2017 - 07:59
Alicia Garza at the AWID Forum plenary 2016. Photo: Wikimedia

En una conferencia en la Universidad de Columbia, la activista Alicia Garza se mostró crítica con la Administración Trump, acusándola de incluir "verdaderos racistas blancos."

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:45am
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Alicia Garza at the AWID Forum plenary 2016. Photo: Wikimedia

Mapping the History of Latino Urban Riots

 04/12/2017 - 03:46
An African-American youth at a segregated drinking fountain in Halifax, North Carolina, in 1938. Photo: John Vachon for U.S. Farm Security Administration - Library of Congress.
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Urban rebellions in the United States are largely seen as the byproduct of African American rage. Thus, some Latinos might feel embarrassed that identical outbreaks of violence have occurred in the community.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 3:30am
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An African-American youth at a segregated drinking fountain in Halifax, North Carolina, in 1938. Photo: John Vachon for U.S. Farm Security Administration - Library of Congress.

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