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Parents of more than 20 families of Mexican origin living in Philadelphia visited their relatives from different populations of Puebla. Some had not seen each other for 26 years. Photo: Samantha Laub / AL DAY News

Last Tuesday, 19 elderly adults from the state of Puebla, Mexico, and their families residing in Philadelphia were honored with a ceremony at the mayor's office.

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

 08/09/2017 - 04:47
 La artista y muralista Michelle Angela Ortiz creció en el barrio de South Philly al cuidado de su abuela colombiana mientras sus padres, inmigrantes Latinoamericanos, se pasaban el día trabajando. Foto: Neal Santos

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.

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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. 

Artista Latina de Philly premiada con prestigiosa beca por su activismo social

 07/31/2017 - 12:12
"We Are Human Beings" installed in front of the ICE building in Philadelphia. A work by Latino artist Michelle Angela Ortiz. Photo Credit: Steve Weinik

Michelle Angela Ortiz, nacida en el seno de una familia de inmigrantes Latinos de South Philly, es uno de los nueve artistas de todo el país premiados con la prestigiosa beca de $100,000 otorgada por la Robert Rauschenberg Foundation a los artistas con demostrado compromiso social. 

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¿Qué sucederá en Filadelfia este primero de mayo?

 04/25/2017 - 18:01
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.

Este primero de mayo se espera que cientos de miles de personas se manifiesten en la menos 44 ciudades del país. En Filadelfia, aunque con una historia larga en la lucha proinmigrante, no está claro aún si la jornada será una segunda versión del “Día sin Inmigrantes” o lo que otros han llamado el “Día sin mí”.

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y Edwin López Moya

Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 

Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

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Eli Siegel

Local Mexican muralist reveals new cultural initiative at Penn’s Landing

 09/19/2016 - 13:42

Renowned artist and social advocate César Viveros Herrera, primarily known for his groundbreaking mural to honor the Pope during the World Meeting of Families in 2015, is now undertaking another mural that hopes to increase the visibility of the rising Mexican immigrant population in Philadelphia.

South 9th Street BID defeated, and "it's about time to get organized"

 11/06/2016 - 20:38

A plan to create a Business Improvement District in the Italian Market area, where Mexican businesses revitalized once-abandoned storefronts, has been shelved for now. Mexican business owners, who had little say in the original plan, now have another chance to get organized.