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Shartelle Martinez, salutatorian, walks in the processional for the graduation ceremony at City Hall for seven first-time offenders who completed their high school diploma through The Choice is Yours program. June 1, 2018. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

A program started by the city’s District Attorney Office in 2012 continues to change lives, allowing some first-time nonviolent felony offenders to choose a diploma instead of a prison sentence.

Who wants to study Spanish in Philadelphia?

 03/28/2017 - 16:30
María Paredes Fernández, profesora de español en Penn University, fue nominada el año pasado como “mejor profesora de español de EEUU”, por la Asociación Americana de Profesores de Español y Portugués (AATSP). Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick

The Hispanic immigrant community has played a fundamental role in the growth of the city in the last decade. In the streets it is more and more common to hear conversations held in Spanish. However, it seems that this important trend is not reflected in universities. Why? A general crisis in the study of the humanities would be the answer. AL DÍA News spoke with professors from three of the most prominent universities in the city.

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Fight Back: 12 Activists and Thinkers on their 2017 Political Intentions

 01/04/2017 - 03:51
Protests in New York City on April 14, 2016. One banner reads "Fuck UR Wall", denouncing Trump's policy on immigration. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

Fusion magazin profiles 12 American activists, thinkers, and troublemakers on their 2017 political resolutions, among them 2 prominent Latinos: Jennicet Gutiérrez, co-founder Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, and Claudia Garcia-Rojas, co-director of the Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women