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The Executive Vice President of Comcast, David L. Cohen, with attendees of the Internet Essentials announcement event on October 5th, 2017. 

Comcast has teamed up with the leaders of Pennsylvania’s government to ensure that our most vulnerable- the elderly and children -are safe online. Internet Essentials is the first of its kind; a multidimensional campaign and concerted effort to expand digital literacy outreach and informative programs across an entire state.

Una conexión segura: una prioridad para el Alcalde Kenney y para el Fiscal General Shapiro

 10/24/2017 - 14:01
El Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Comcast, David L. Cohen, con los asistentes del evento donde se anunció Internet Essentials, el 5 de octubre del 2017. Foto cortesía de Jennifer Bilotta.

Comcast se ha unido con los líderes del gobierno de Pennsylvania para asegurar que los más vulnerables – los adultos mayores y los niños – estén a salvo al estar en línea. Internet Essentials es el primero de su tipo; una campaña multidimensional y un esfuerzo concertado para expandir el alcance de la alfabetización digital y de los programas informativos a través del estado entero.

Internet Safety: A Top Priority for Mayor Kenney and Attorney General Shapiro

 10/23/2017 - 17:46
The Executive Vice President of Comcast, David L. Cohen, with attendees of the Internet Essentials announcement event on October 5th, 2017. 

Comcast has teamed up with the leaders of Pennsylvania’s government to ensure that our most vulnerable- the elderly and children -are safe online. Internet Essentials is the first of its kind; a multidimensional campaign and concerted effort to expand digital literacy outreach and informative programs across an entire state.

[OP-ED]:DACA Opponents Are American Dream Killers

 08/22/2017 - 10:14
Prudence Powell (right) with his sons Jalen Latiner (left) and Bryana Nunes (center). Photo: Edwin López Moya AL DÍA News

Among the persons that provided poignant testimonials on positive benefits from DACA during the recent ceremony in Philadelphia’s City Hall commemorating the fifth anniversary of that fair-minded initiative instituted by former President Obama were two persons from countries that few ever connect with the controversy around undocumented immigrants in the United States.

“El General” y “Policía Asesino” es desfigurado en el mural del mercado italiano

 08/22/2017 - 09:31
Mural de Frank Rizzo. Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News

Un nuevo día, un nuevo monumento al polémico Rizzo vandalizado en Filadelfia. Manifestantes de ambos bandos, a favor y en contra de este controvertido y corrosivo ex alcalde y comisario de policía de la ciudad, han sido convocados hoy para protestar frente a su estatua. Una de las manifestaciones tendrá lugar hoy lunes a las 4PM, mientras que la otra, convocada por los seguidores de Rizzo, ha sido denegada por el Ayuntamiento.

 

"The General" and “Killer Cop” Defaced on Italian Market Mural

 08/21/2017 - 12:20
Frank Rizzo mural. Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News 

Another day, another controversial Rizzo monument vandalized in Philadelphia. Ralliers, both those in favor and those against the notoriously corrosive and prejudiced former police commissioner and Mayor, were set to protest today. One is set to occur at 4PM today, while the other, comprised of Rizzo's devotees, has been shut down by the City. 

 

[OP-ED]: Both Trump and the media love wrestling in the mud

 08/21/2017 - 12:19
There’s no evidence behind the terrible accusation that Trump is in league with white supremacists. When he declared in his Monday remarks from the White House that “racism is evil,” I bought it. EFE

In keeping with the recent meme of recognizing bad behavior “on many sides,” there was something that was painfully obvious during last week’s improv news-conference-like-no-other in the lobby of Trump Tower: President Trump and the media deserve each other. Both are driven by ego and take criticism personally. Both will twist the facts to defend themselves and push their agenda. And both love to wrestle in the mud.

[OP-ED]: Tanto a Trump como a los medios les gusta luchar en el lodo

 08/21/2017 - 12:16
No hay pruebas que sustenten la terrible acusación de que Trump esté aliado con los supremacistas blancos. Cuando Trump declaró en sus comentarios del lunes, desde la Casa Blanca, que “el racismo es el mal”, yo le creí. EFE

Siguiendo el reciente meme de reconocer la mala conducta “de muchos lados”, hay que señalar que hubo algo lamentablemente obvio en la singular conferencia de prensa improvisada, de la semana pasada, en el lobby de la Torre Trump: el presidente Trump y los medios son tal para cual. A ambos los impulsa el egotismo y ambos toman las críticas personalmente. Ambos distorsionan los hechos para defenderse y promover sus objetivos. Y a ambos les encanta luchar en el lodo.

Barcelona attack: Ripoll, the Pyrenees town that spawned a terrorist cell

 08/21/2017 - 08:07
Varias mujeres familiares de los jóvenes de Ripoll (Girona) presuntos autores de los atentados de Barcelona y Cambrils (Tarragona), durante la concentración que ha realizado la comunidad musulmana esta tarde en la plaza del Ayuntamiento para expresar, "rotos" de dolor, el rechazo a lo ocurrido y guardar un minuto de silencio por las víctimas. EFE/Robin Townsend

 The Spanish authorities said that the attacks that killed at least 14 people in Barcelona and Cambrils appeared to be part of a terrorist cell’s extensive plot led by the imam of a the small mountain town of Ripoll. He may have died a day before the attacks when explosives that the group was manufacturing accidentally detonated.

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El legado de Rizzo: ¿se merece una estatua?

 08/18/2017 - 10:31
Frank Rizzo as mayor in 1977. Photo courtesy Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Originally published on VICE. 

El futuro de la estatua del polémico ex comisario de policía y alcalde Frank Rizzo está en el banquillo, especialmente después de las manifestaciones de la semana pasada en Charlottesville, Virginia, que empezaron como una protesta en contra de la retirada de un monumento al general Confederado Robert E. Lee.

The Legacy of Rizzo: Does He Deserve to be Commemorated in Bronze?

 08/18/2017 - 10:25
Frank Rizzo statue. Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News

The future of a statue in the likeness of highly contentious former police commissioner and mayor Frank Rizzo is on the fritz, particularly after this past week’s rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia which began as a protest to keep a memorial to Confederate General Robert E. Lee from being removed.

Sessions calls for punishing, not protecting, criminals in sanctuary cities

 08/17/2017 - 05:09
A group of people protest against the immigration policies of President Donald Trump during the visit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Miami on Aug. 16, 2017. Sessions urged the local authorities to follow the example set by Miami-Dade County of "punishing, not protecting" criminals during a speech in which he criticized Chicago's policies. EFE/Giorgio Viera

In Miami, Sessions lambasted so-called "sanctuary cities" - municipalities and other local entities that refuse to cooperate with voluntary immigration programs and including Chicago and San Francisco - and he blamed them for crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.

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Tribunal invalida parte del mapa electoral de Texas por discriminar a latinos

 08/16/2017 - 08:43
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Una tribunal federal de San Antonio (Texas) ordenó al estado sureño que redibuje los límites de dos distritos electorales después de concluir que los republicanos replantearon el mapa electoral en 2013 con la intención de discriminar a votantes latinos y afroamericanos.

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[OP-ED]: El gran debate de Trump sobre el crecimiento económico

 08/15/2017 - 10:01
No hay suficiente dinero para satisfacer todas nuestras demandas, incluso a tasas más altas de crecimiento económico. Habrá conflictos entre gastos privados y gubernamentales; entre gastos nacionales y locales; entre gastos de salud y gastos de no-salud; y entre gastos dedicados a los ancianos versus los jóvenes. El presente es polémico; el futuro quizás sea peor.

La discusión entre el gobierno de Trump y sus críticos sobre una tasa de crecimiento económico sostenible suscita profundas preguntas sobre el futuro de Estados Unidos. ¿Ingresamos en un período prolongado de crecimiento económico lento? Si es así, ¿cómo altera eso la sociedad y la política? ¿O acaso las medidas “correctas” elevarán el crecimiento económico a niveles del pasado?