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First Hispanic woman in space receives highest astronaut honor

 05/22/2017 - 04:49
Astronaut Ellen Ochoa waves to the audience during the induction ceremony for the Astronauts' Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA, May 19, 2017. EFE/GERARDO MORA

Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel in space, became a member of the US Astronaut Hall of Fame, an elite group created to pay tribute to US explorers of outer space.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:45am
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Astronaut Ellen Ochoa waves to the audience during the induction ceremony for the Astronauts' Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA, May 19, 2017. EFE/GERARDO MORA

Latina Scientists of the 20th Century (Photo gallery)

 03/08/2017 - 18:27
Ellen Ochoa on her third spaceflight, helping to transport supplies from the space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station in spring 1999. Photo: NASA

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the Hispanic population in the U.S. will reach 132.8 million (or 30 percent of the total U.S. population) by the year 2050.   But Latino students, along with other minorities, continue to be underrepresented in the STEM disciplines and to receive STEM degrees at a lower rate than their White counterparts. Latino students are more likely than Whites to be exposed to funding inequities and to have science teachers who did not major in science.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 4:35pm
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Ellen Ochoa on her third spaceflight, helping to transport supplies from the space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station in spring 1999. Photo: NASA

Donald Trump's anti-science Administration

 12/15/2016 - 05:29
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Donald Trump's cabinet appointments have something in common: they have spoken against Science.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:03am
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President-elect's recent cabinet appointment point to an Anti-Science Administration, according to the New Yorker. Photo: Commons/Wikimedia

Martian Nirvana

 12/02/2016 - 06:29
With NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft sealed inside its payload fairing, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket rides smoke and flames as it rises from the launch pad at Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo: NASA
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The cheapest trip to Mars probably won’t leave from Cape Canaveral but from a tiny Indian island called Sriharikota. The island has become the Launchpad of the Indian Space Program, that has shot more than 120 satellites into orbit until today, and at a much more competitive price than its competitors.

India competes for commercial launches with space agencies in Europe and Japan, and with private players such as Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin LLC. 

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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 6:26am
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With NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft sealed inside its payload fairing, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket rides smoke and flames as it rises from the launch pad at Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo: NASA

Filantropía en la era de la diversidad

 11/22/2016 - 14:07
Filantropía en la era de la diversidad
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El mundo de la filantropía evoca imágenes de hombres y mujeres adinerados luciendo tuxedos y pieles en fiestas y galas de lujo. El estereotipo es merecido - generaciones de ricos patrones donando generosamente su dinero y prestigio a un selecto grupo de fundaciones, año tras año, creando un sólido sistema, aunque también elitista, rehogado en una buena dosis de tradición y ego.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 1:40pm
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Philantropies in the age of diversity

 11/22/2016 - 13:47
Philantropies in the age of diversity
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The world of philanthropy conjures images of well-heeled men and women donning tuxedos and furs at fancy galas. The stereotype is well-deserved - generations of wealthy patrons lavishly contributed money and prestige to a select group of foundations over the generations, creating a robust yet exclusionary system steeped in tradition and ego.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 1:40pm
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[OP-ED]: Lessons from Herodotus for U.S. Latinos: History indeed matters

 09/22/2016 - 09:59

This was the text of my introduction speech at the first annual “Latino History Awards Luncheon”, hosted by AL DIA News at the Union League Club of Philadelphia, on September 21st, 2016

~The Editor

 

The official recording of the science we now called History began 484 years before Jesus Christ.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:55am
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Latinos, Pedro Rivera, Karla Narvaez-Hurley, Nelson Diaz, Part De Carlo, Pedro Cortes
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Pedro Rivera, Karla Narvaez-Hurley, Nelson Diaz, Part De Carlo and Pedro Cortes, awardees of the first "Annual Latino History Luncheon, hosted by AL DÍA News at the Union League Club of Philadelphia. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA

[OP-ED]: Learning how to fish, directly from fishermen

 09/06/2016 - 12:48

“By watching and by doing it,” as we practice in the AL DÍA shop, seems to be the learning technique fishermen have prefered in the Caribbean Ocean for centuries.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 12:43pm
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This fishermen was one of the two who spent the whole night in the Caribbean sea, in front of Cartagena, trying his luck with a net that this time didn't bring as many fishes as expected.

[OP-ED]: The Young Writers Still Sharpening Their Quills in the AL DÍA’s Shop, 23 Years Later

 09/20/2016 - 14:49

For over 20 years, AL DIA has empowered the young to write their own story. Our Foundation is about to launch a project to bring the experiment to the next level.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 2:43pm
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This is the new generation of apprentices who recently signed up to be trained in the AL DÍA’s Writing Workshop. They look more diverse than ever. “Empowering our community to write our own story,” continues to be the motto 20 years later. AL DÍA Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non for profit corporation, will take it now to the next level.

 

 

[OP-ED]: I am “PhillyRican”

 09/13/2016 - 15:21

This is the way I explained this to a dear Puerto Rican friend.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 3:18pm
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Who are we? Puerto Ricans? Colombians? Mexicans? We simply Americans of Latino descent, made one community by this American experience we all share. Our Editor & Publisher discusses his personal case.

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Astronaut Ellen Ochoa waves to the audience during the induction ceremony for the Astronauts' Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA, May 19, 2017. EFE/GERARDO MORA
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Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel in space, became a member of the US Astronaut Hall of Fame, an elite group created to pay tribute to US explorers of outer space.