Demographics

“Las latinas deben ser tan audaces como ambiciosas”

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

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:23pm
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"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"
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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.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:23pm
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Is there a "right" way to deport people?

 03/06/2017 - 04:49
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The Economist compares two different approaches to illegal inmigration and deportations. While Germany’s approach is sensible. America’s is not, says the British magazine.

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Monday, March 6, 2017 - 4:29am
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Rose Marie Ascencio, wife of José Escobar, deported this week to El Salvador after being detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement during her annual meeting, shows family portraits with her two children on Saturday, March 4, 2017, during a vigil in Houston, Texas. EFE/ Alicia L. Pérez

Alynda Lee Segarra: "I gotta claim this, this is who I am"

 03/03/2017 - 06:26
Alynda Segarra of Hurray For The Riff Raff (2016). Photo: Wiki Commons

In her new album, Hurray for the Riff Raff leader, a defiantly Puerto Rican, wants to stand up for all America’s marginalised voices. As reported in The Guardian.

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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 5:57am
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Alynda Segarra of Hurray For The Riff Raff (2016). Photo: Wiki Commons

Consulates ban together against Trump

 03/03/2017 - 01:27
Centro de Defensoria Mexican Consulate.

The Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia held the official inauguration of the “Legal Defense Center” for Mexican immigrant rights within its offices, located at 111 South Independence Mall East,.

Given the new immigration measures announced by the United States government and President Trump, the President of Mexico instructed all of the Mexican Consulates in this country to become “authentic defenders of the rights of [Mexican] immigrants.”

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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 2:22pm
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Centro de Defensoria Mexican Consulate.

El Alcalde Kenney ruega por la unidad durante su discurso sobre el presupuesto

 03/02/2017 - 22:43
 El Alcalde Kenney ruega por la unidad durante su discurso sobre el presupuesto
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El Alcalde Kenney ha lanzado su segundo presupuesto y su Plan de Cinco Años, pidiéndole a los miembros del Ayuntamiento que aprueben nuevas inversiones en dos áreas clave: salud y servicios humanos que podrían mejorar las comunidades más vulnerables, y las iniciativas creadoras de trabajo que resultarán en una oportunidad económica para todos los Filadelfianos.

Pero sus esfuerzos parecieran permanecer opacados por una inquietud persistente que rodea la ciudad y la política en Filadelfia.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:04pm
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Mayor Kenney begs for unity during budget address

 03/02/2017 - 21:28
Mayor Kenney begs for unity during budget address
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Mayor Kenney released his second budget and Five-Year Plan, asking members of City Council to approve new investments in two key areas: health and human services that will uplift our most vulnerable, and job-creating initiatives that will result in economic opportunity for all Philadelphians.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:04pm
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Rutgers University Launches Black and Latino Tech Initiative

 02/28/2017 - 04:31

Less than 2 percent of all technology start-ups are led by black or Latino individuals, according to a Rutgers University report. The reasons are two-fold: black and Latino entrepreneurs have difficulty securing capital and they also have challenges building business teams that get accepted into top tier accelerators.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:03am
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On Thursday, March 2, Rutgers University will host the Black and Latino Tech Initiative Launch, a free event that will offer guidance about funding opportunities for black and Latino tech entrepreneurs and investors from the NY/N.J area. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

Rising Hate: Jewish Community Centers Confront a Wave of Bomb Threats

 02/28/2017 - 03:23
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The country is confronting a wave of bomb threats and vandalism against Jewish Americans institutions. At least 19 community centers and schools in 11 states were targeted on Monday, just one day after scores of headstones were damaged or pushed over at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, and less than a week after a Jewish cemetery in suburban St Louis reported more than 150 headstones vandalized, reported The Atlantic.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:52am
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On Febraruy 21, dozens of headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Missouri have been toppled in what the state governor described as an “act of desecration” amid growing concern about a US-wide rise in antisemitism. A similar attack happened again on Sunday against a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. EFE/SID HASTINGS

Filadelfia protegerá a los jóvenes transexuales

 02/24/2017 - 13:30

Mientras el país se complica tras las instrucciones del Presidente Trump de revocar la medida de Obama de permitir a los estudiantes transgénero utilizar los baños de su escogencia, los estudiantes de Filadelfia permanecen tranquilos y confiados.

El Alcalde Kenney y varios oficiales de la ciudad han decidido ayudar a los estudiantes transexuales de Filadelfia a que se sientan seguros y protegidos en sus escuelas.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:36pm
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El Presidente Donald Trump ha derogado las indicaciones de Obama que permitían a la juventud utilizar el baño de acuerdo a su identidad de género. Foto cortesía de Wikimedia

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