Demographics

From paradise to paradise lost, the odyssey of a Colombian Indian community

 03/21/2017 - 04:25
An Embera indigenous child looking on, in Quibdo, Colombia, Mar. 18, 2017. EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ
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The thick jungles of the Colombian province of Choco on the Panamanian border was paradise to 117 Embera Indians until the violence of Colombia's armed conflict forced them to flee.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:15am
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An Embera indigenous child looking on, in Quibdo, Colombia, Mar. 18, 2017. EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ

[OP-ED]: Despite how the Census Bureau now treats it, ‘Hispanic/Latino’ is not a race

 03/16/2017 - 09:26
hispanics, race, census

The U.S. Census Bureau has been experimenting with alternate versions of the race and ethnicity section of its National Content Test Research Study. The bureau hopes that by the next census in 2020, it can more accurately tally Hispanics and other newly prominent minority groups.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:15am
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Esther Cepeda
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Hispanics can be of any race -- in my own family we have black Hispanics, Asian Hispanics and white Hispanics.

[OP-ED]: A pesar de la forma en que la Oficina de Censos lo trata, ‘Hispano/Latino’ no es una raza

 03/16/2017 - 09:22
hispanos, raza, censo

La Oficina de Censos de Estados Unidos ha estado experimentando con varias versiones en la sección de raza y etnia de su National Contest Test Research Study. La oficina espera poder contar mejor a los hispanos y a otros grupos minoritarios prominentes para el próximo censo de 2020.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:15am
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Esther Cepeda
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Los hispanos pueden ser de cualquier raza--en mi propia familia, tenemos hispanos negros, hispanos asiáticos e hispanos blancos.

Native Americans step up fight against Trump’s proposed US-Mexico border wall

 03/15/2017 - 04:44
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A small indigenous community in the Sonoran Desert has opened up a new front in the battle against US President Donald Trump’s plans to build a wall along the superpower’s southern border with Mexico.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:30am
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The Sonora Desert. Photo: Commons/Wikimedia

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. 

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 9:27pm
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Rafael Collazo, Political Director of the National Council of La Raza lays out agenda for NCLR.

6 Philly Buildings Designed by Female Architects

 03/09/2017 - 14:00

From private residences to public spaces, Women architects have left their footprint in the city

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Friday, March 10, 2017 - 2:38am
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AL DIA News
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The Parkway House was designed by Elizabeth Fleisher in 1953. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

International Women's Day: Protests and Strike around the World

 03/09/2017 - 03:48
Demonstrators in Belgium protest women's rights. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET
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Hundreds of women across America, and the whole world, stayed at home from work yesterday to demonstrate how much women contribute to the U.S. economy. This kind of strike may be an example of how Trump’s presidencycould be revitalizing American democracy.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:18am
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Demonstrators in Belgium protest women's rights. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

#LosEsclavosNoSonInmigrantes El por qué Ben Carson está equivocado

 03/09/2017 - 03:39

“De eso trata América, una tierra de sueños y oportunidades”, dijo Carson. “Hubo otros inmigrantes que vinieron aquí en el fondo de barcos esclavistas, trabajaron por mucho más tiempo, más arduamente y por mucho menos. Pero ellos también tuvieron el sueño de que algún día, sus hijos, hijas, nietos, nietas, bisnietos y bisnietas pudieran ser prósperos y conseguir la felicidad en esta tierra”.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:49pm
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Ben Carson cortesía de: Wikimedia.

#SlavesAreNotImmigrants Why Ben Carson is wrong

 03/08/2017 - 19:53
Ben Carson Photo courtesy: Wikimedia.

"That's what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity," Carson said. "There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:49pm
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Ben Carson Photo courtesy: Wikimedia.

Mexico City sex workers in an endless battle against oppression

 03/08/2017 - 12:38
"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán
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The approval of a new Law on Crimes of Human Trafficking, which identifies prostitution with exploitation, plus the closing down of tolerance zones where prostitution is permitted, have forced sex workers into dangerous areas. One of the darker aspects of the trade is police persecution, since cops have been known to abuse their authority over women working illegally.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:29pm
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"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán

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