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The Legacy of Rizzo: Does He Deserve to be Commemorated in Bronze?

 08/18/2017 - 10:25
Frank Rizzo as mayor in 1977. Photo courtesy Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Originally published on VICE. 

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

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

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm

Filadelfia sufre en promedio más problemas de salud que el resto del país

 05/10/2017 - 14:44
El condado de Filadelfia ocupa el último lugar a nivel estatal en condiciones de salud de sus habitantes. 

La ciudad se ubica por encima de la media nacional en casi todos los aspectos que afectan la salud de los estadounidenses, desde la incidencia de enfermedades cancerígenas y cardiacas hasta temas de obesidad, tabaquismo y consumo de alcohol.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:15pm

¿Cuál es el significado del paso de Seth Williams por la Fiscalía?

 05/09/2017 - 11:35
Seth Williams en enero de 2010, cuando fue juramentado como Fiscal Distrital de Filadeldia. Foto: Archivo/AL DIA News

A pocos días de las elecciones primarias en las que prácticamente se decidirá quién asumirá las riendas de la Fiscalía, entender el significado del paso del actual fiscal por la oficina puede ofrecer pistas a la hora de tomar una decisión crucial para la administración de la justicia en la ciudad.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 11:30am


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The sixth edition of the Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) will bring to town emerging Latin American shortfilms like 'Concertinas", a documentary about the social crisis in Venezuela.

The Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) returns next June 2 to 4 with a selection of the most astonishing work of emerging Latino and Latin American filmmakers.