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[OP-ED]: Racial Injustice Revisited: The ’73 Art Museum Rape-Murder

 11/28/2017 - 13:50
Police launched a frenzied dragnet on young black males that produced no arrests for what news headlines tagged the Art Museum Rape-Murder.

The righteous attention given the recent 50th Anniversary of the despicable November 1967 Philadelphia police assault on school students peacefully protesting outside then School District headquarters on the Franklin Parkway renews interest in another grave injustice near that site also born from police brutality.

[OP-ED]: Poverty In Philly But Trump Pushes Putrid Policies

 11/21/2017 - 13:46
Un asombroso 67 por ciento de los ciudadanos de Filadelfia de origen puertorriqueño vive en la pobreza, según el estudio publicado por el Philadelphia Research Initiative, vinculado al PEW Research Center.

For Philadelphia filmmaker Gilberto Gonzales the mere mention of the name Donald Trump unleashes an inferno of verbal fire citing failures of the President coast to coast on issues of import to Latinos from Trump’s readiness to squander millions on building that border wall to Trump’s “mishandling” of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

[OP-ED]: Cable news host fails race test

 10/11/2017 - 15:05
I went on Tucker Carlson’s show hoping to find some critical thinking. I got plenty of the critical, but not much thinking. Fox News

When it comes to race, conservatives will never ace the quiz.

It stands to reason that this bunch would be slow to understand a subject that they usually downplay, dismiss or deny. Those on the right -- including many Republicans and most Trump voters -- often pretend to be colorblind in order to seem enlightened. Ironically, the opposite is true.

[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.

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.

The Fallout: Trump faces growing backlash over comments about Charlottesville

 08/17/2017 - 04:36
 The president of the United States, Donald Trump, chairing a meeting of a business advisory council. Trump dissolved two of these councils on Aug. 16, 2017, after several chief executive officers quit over his remarks about last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. EFE

The President dissolved two business adversary councils on Wednesday after several chief executive officers quit over his remarks about last weekend"s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump's remarks als sparked condemnation from his fellow Republicans, including two Bush presidents, who issued an statement condemning 'racial bigotry'. 

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El presidente de la farmacéutica Merck se retira del Consejo de Trump después de Charlottesville

 08/14/2017 - 10:20
Kenneth Frazier. Fuente: Forbes

El presidente del gigante farmacéutico Meck, Kenneth Frazier, anunció hoy su renuncia al Consejo de Fabricantes Estadounidenses del presidente Donald Trump por la postura del gobernante ante los grupos supremacistas y fanáticos.

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