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The Community College of Philadelphia hosted the launch of the citywide workforce development initiative, Fueling Philadelphia's Talent Engine. Feb. 15 2018. Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

Mayor Kenney and stakeholders aim to better prepare Philadelphians for job access and career opportunities with launch of new workforce development strategy. 

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This is not a celebration, this is a claim for our rights!

 03/10/2017 - 01:48
Hundreds of women took the streets in downtown Philly to raise their voices against the laboral, political and economic inequities. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.

Even before five o'clock in the afternoon, dozens of women with posters, megaphones, and pink caps were being seen walking downtown. The meeting was in Logan Square, in the heart of Philadelphia. The occasion? Well, that depends on the perspective: for an unaware bystander (who generally has no perspective), it was one more celebration of International Women's Day. 

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Edwin López Moya

Protect and Defend: NCLR Creates Latino Political Agenda

 03/09/2017 - 18:58

Today National Council of La Raza gathered local community leaders and non-profit directors to discuss what they can do to "protect and defend the advances the Latinos have made in this country thus far," according to Rafael Collazo, Director of Political Campaigns.

Focusing on ensuring that they remain inclusive of all political leanings, the group came together to decide what the high-line items were and how they can enact change on a real level in the community. 

Mujeres no celebraron su día, reclamaron sus derechos

 03/09/2017 - 00:04
Cientos de mujeres se tomaron las calles del centro de Filadelfia para levantar su voz de protesta por las condiciones laborales, políticas y económicas que enfrentan. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick

Desde antes de las cinco de la tarde ya empezaban a verse, caminando por el centro, a decenas de mujeres armadas de carteles, megáfonos y gorros color rosa. La cita era en la glorieta de Logan Square, en pleno corazón de Filadelfia. ¿La ocasión? Bueno, eso depende de la perspectiva: para el transeúnte desprevenido (que generalmente no tiene perspectiva), se trató de una celebración más del Día Internacional de la Mujer. En cambio, para quienes tienen perspectiva –sobre todo de género–, “celebración” no es una palabra que le hace justicia al 8 de marzo.

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Edwin López Moya

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.

The Philadelphia Masonic Temple (Photo Gallery)

 03/08/2017 - 00:59

The Masonic Temple has long been considered as one of the great wonders of the Masonic World. Constructed in 1873, the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia has some of the finest artifacts of Freemasonry as well as lodge rooms that are based on the ancient themes of the architectural world. It’s said that every room constructed has purposely one flaw put into the architecture or decoration to show that man is not perfect compared to God.

"I’m usually the only Latina in the room"

 03/07/2017 - 01:12
 
 

 

Reaching the top is nothing without reaching back to help those behind you according to Yasseline Díaz. From her early college career to the present, Díaz felt that her mission has always been to help those who need it most. Though she is far from her original goal of being a Physical Therapist, Díaz has managed to transform lives on a daily basis. From her charity work to her position in the Community Affairs department of Independence Blue Cross, she still manages to impact neighborhoods throughout the city.

“Las latinas deben ser tan audaces como ambiciosas”

 03/07/2017 - 00:09
“Las latinas deben ser tan audaces como ambiciosas”

Cuéntanos de tu carrera actual. ¿Cómo llegaste hasta allí?

Actualmente trabajo en PECO. Soy parte del equipo de relaciones corporativas, un grupo bastante pequeño pero muy dinámico que administra un poco más de US$6 millones anuales para patrocinar a 300 organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro de la región.

¿Cuál es la parte más gratificante de tu carrera?

"Every single Latina I’ve met, they never lack a dream"

 03/07/2017 - 00:06
"Every single Latina I’ve met, they never lack a dream"

Boasting an impressive personality that greets you at the door, Tiffany Tavarez is a force to be reckoned with. 

With a notable career that matches her personality, her service in her role on PECO’s corporate relations team has allowed her to become one of the more recognizable names throughout the city. But never one to rest, Tavarez has paired her career with continued service throughout her community.

She Believes Cup - Team USA vs. Germany (Photo Gallery)

 03/02/2017 - 13:37

The SheBelieves Cup started its first leg of the tournament with the United States playing against Germany at Talon Energy Stadium. SheBelieves is a campaign to inspire young girls and women and encourage them to accomplish their goals and dreams.

Launched in 2015, it has evolved and grown into a special connection between the fans and the team showing that empowerment and believing in yourself can do in respective communities across the country.

AL DIA News was able to get on the pitch and be a part of this great capmaign.

 

Orchids - Mother Nature's Masterpiece (Photo Gallery)

 03/01/2017 - 23:46

Throughout the month of March, Longwood Gardens has an orchid collection that is stunning to the eye as well as the other senses. From Moth to Lady slipper orchids, there are more than 2000 species of orchids in the conservatory.
There are even a couple orchids with fragrances that have a slight hint of vanilla or chocolate. AL DIA News took a trip to Kennett Square to see how many species of orchids we can find. Look down low and even look high up in the trees.  You never know what type or orchid you may find.

Ani Cordero: “Los que vengan a mi concierto van a escuchar algo político”

 03/01/2017 - 11:12

La cantante de origen puertorriqueño Ani Cordero ha convertido sus canciones en una forma de conectar con sus raíces culturales y de denunciar las injusticias sociales en Estados Unidos. El domingo 5 de marzo presentará en Filadelfia su nuevo álbum “Querido Mundo.”

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Tibetan Buddhist Center enlightens North Philadelphia

 03/01/2017 - 00:11

After searching for 27 years, the Tibetan Buddhist Center can call North Philadelphia its new home. After its grand opening this past weekend, they started the Tibetan New Year with the Palden Lhamo Tea Ceremony. This is an authentic ceremony that offers great benefit, with a history dating back over 1000 years.

¿Por qué hay tantos candidatos a Fiscal de Distrito?

 02/28/2017 - 14:19

La atestada carrera por la oficina del Fiscal de Distrito de Filadelfia se ha covertido una de las elecciones más anticipadas para las primarias de este mes de Mayo.

Con siete candidatos, es impresionante cómo la competencia se volvió tan atestada, tan rápido.

La oficina de fiscal más grande del estado, la posición de Fiscal de Distrito de Filadelfia, es deseada por abogados en todo el área.

Pero tras la emoción y la decepción que rodeó la elección de Seth Williams, y luego a su caída en picada, podríamos pensar que sólo los más valientes se lanzarían.

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