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[OP-ED]: The Sacking of Bill O’Reilly Reveals Ignored Corporate Prejudice

 04/28/2017 - 14:55
The termination of that talk show host known for his blunt talk (and his bigotry) followed a mass exodus of over fifty major advertisers from the evening time slot occupied by “The O’Reilly Factor” program. Photol Hollywood reporter
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Although the decision by FOX News to sack its ratings superstar Bill O’Reilly in the wake of revelations that FOX paid $13-million to settle multiple sexual harassment claims against O’Reilly sparked cheers in some circles, circumstances surrounding O’Reilly’s ouster do not merit a champagne celebration.

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The termination of that talk show host known for his blunt talk (and his bigotry) followed a mass exodus of over fifty major advertisers from the evening time slot occupied by “The O’Reilly Factor” program. Photol Hollywood reporter

A Latina woman in Trump's office

 04/28/2017 - 13:47
Jovita Carranza during her tenure as deputy administrator of the federal government's Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2007. EFE / Iván Mejía
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President Donald Trump has named the Hispanic Jovita Carranza as Treasurer of his government

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 1:30pm
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Jovita Carranza during her tenure as deputy administrator of the federal government's Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2007. EFE / Iván Mejía

[OP-ED]: The bumpy road to adulthood

 04/27/2017 - 14:43
The Great Recession’s high unemployment surely drove many young people back to their parents. The actual number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home totaled 24 million in 2015. Two-thirds say they’re happy with their home life. The fact that more Americans go to college and graduate school than in the past has also delayed marriage, living independently and having children.
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Growing up isn’t what it used to be. There’s a yawning gap between the end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood: a period when millions of 20-somethings and 30-somethings have many adult freedoms without all the responsibilities. Social scientists have tried -- so far in vain -- to name this new life-stage, but no one should question its significance.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am
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The Great Recession’s high unemployment surely drove many young people back to their parents. The actual number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home totaled 24 million in 2015. Two-thirds say they’re happy with their home life. The fact that more Americans go to college and graduate school than in the past has also delayed marriage, living independently and having children.

[OP-ED]: The importance of minority teachers in our schools

 04/27/2017 - 14:30
According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.
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Black teachers make a difference.

I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:30am
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According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.

[OP-ED]: Am I Latino Enough?

 04/26/2017 - 13:45
The Puerto Rican identity in America, ingrained but lost amongst younger generations.
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How has the assimilation of first generation immigrants impacted their children and grandchildren? Younger Latinos are now faced with the task of finding themselves between their American and Native culture identities. 

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:30pm
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The Puerto Rican identity in America, ingrained but lost amongst younger generations.

This is what's going to happen in Philly on May Day

 04/26/2017 - 10:25
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.
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What is the value of black and brown bodies to the city of Philadelphia? Local groups in the city hope to show just that on May 1st.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:45pm
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On February 16, 32 restaurants closed their doors to show their support to immigrant communities in Philadelphia.  Photo: AL DÍA News.

Death toll rises in worsening Venezuela unrest

 04/25/2017 - 03:51
A woman is seen during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government in Caracas, Venezuela, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

The Venezuelan Public Ministry on Monday reported that two people died in protests in the western states of Merida and Barinas, one of them being a Merida government official. Opposition is demanding early elections.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:45am
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A woman is seen during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government in Caracas, Venezuela, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Trump's push to fund wall may be delayed to avoid government shutdown

 04/25/2017 - 03:04
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents standing the near the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES
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President Donald Trump insisted on Monday in a pair of Twitter posts that the border wall with Mexico, the financing of which is an obstacle blocking a budget agreement to avoid a partial shutdown of the US government, is a "very important tool" for preventing the entry of illegal drugs into this country.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:45am
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United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents standing the near the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES

[OP-ED: Farewell to the undisputed king of cable news

 04/24/2017 - 10:07
O’Reilly, the undisputed king of the highly competitive sandbox of cable television news/talk. He decisively beat his competitors in the ratings no matter who they put up against him. Foxnews
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 I thought liberals were against bullying. So why are they taking such joy in piling on Bill O’Reilly?

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:30am
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O’Reilly, the undisputed king of the highly competitive sandbox of cable television news/talk. He decisively beat his competitors in the ratings no matter who they put up against him. Foxnews

[OP-ED]: Illegal immigrants pay taxes, too

 04/24/2017 - 08:15
Un miembro del grupo de activistas por los derechos de los inmigrantes "Border Angels", enciende una vela durante una vigilia por uno de los miembros del grupo, Hugo Castro, en San Diego, California, EE.UU.Castro desapareció en el centro de México después de publicar un video en Facebook donde informó que lo estaban siguiendo. EFE
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The reason immigrant appreciation efforts, like the “Day Without Immigrants” events this past February, fall flat is because few people really feel any pain.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:30am
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A member of the group of immigrant rights activists Border Angels lights a candle during a vigil by one of the members of the group, Hugo Castro, in San Diego, California, USA. Castro disappeared in central Mexico after publishing a video on Facebook where he reported that he was being followed. EFE

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