Philly

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.

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:18am

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.

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:18am

“Todos merecemos dignidad y respeto, sea cual sea nuestro trabajo”

 08/09/2017 - 04:47

Nacida en South Philly de padres inmigrantes Latinos, Michelle Angela Ortiz ha sido premiada con la prestigiosa beca de la Robert Rauschenberg Foundation por su trabajo con los inmigrantes indocumentados y las familias separadas por deportaciones. Su primer sketchbook fueron hojas de papel botadas.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 4:17am
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[OP-ED]: US Senator Booker Proposes Relief For Persons Wronged By Pot Punishment

 08/08/2017 - 12:26
Man enjoying marijuana during a celebration across from Philadelphia's famed Art Museum last October commemorating the second anniversary of decriminalization of marijuana possession in Philadelphia. Decrim has saved the City millions in costs for arrest and adjudication of pot. LBWPhoto.

New Jersey U.S. Senator Cory Booker introduced a measure recently on marijuana that could dramatically improve the lives of thousands of blacks and Latinos in the Philadelphia region if fully implemented, letter and spirit.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 12:15pm

EEUU: ¿país de acogida o paraíso del Cristianismo religioso?

 08/07/2017 - 06:00
El Papa Francisco se reunió por primera vez con el Presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump, el pasado mayo en el Vaticano. AMbos líderes diferencias en aspectos como inmigración y cambio climático. EPA/ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / POOL

Una carta publicada en un semanario Jesuita por un padre católico y otro protestante - ambos muy próximos al Papa- acusa a la alianza entre integristas católicos y evangélicos en EE.UU de fomentar el fundamentalismo religioso en la política. La carta ha enfurecido a los católicos ultraconservadores americanos, entre ellos, el arzobisbpo católico de Filadelfia, que tildó a los autores de "idiotas útiles".

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:00am
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Open Your Eyes: A South Philly Gallery Celebrates Latin American Art for Nearly 50 Years

 08/04/2017 - 15:53
One of the many multihued and adorned walls of Eye's Gallery. Photographed by Mónica Marie Zorrilla. 

If the cliché rings true and the eyes really are the window to the soul, then "Eye's Gallery" on 402 South Street has been the enchanting window to Latin American, Moroccan, and Indian folklore since 1968. The love child of Julia and her husband, the renowned "Magic Gardens" creator Isaiah, the gallery's origins are wondrous like its contents. 

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 3:33pm