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The Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Mari Carmen Aponte. Photograph taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News.

On October 25th, Mari Carmen Aponte was recognized by the Pan-American Association in Philadelphia for her service with the 2017 William J. Clothier Memorial Award. Although the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs has had a prolific career as a spearheading Latina, she has been subjected to demeaning sexism. This is our exclusive.

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Mari Carmen Aponte: Una latina en el centro de la atención pública

 11/01/2017 - 13:44
The Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Mari Carmen Aponte. Photograph taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News.

El pasado 25 de octubre, Mari Carmen Aponte recibió el premio William J. Clothier Memorial 2017 otorgado por la Pan-American Association de Filadelfia en reconocimiento por su trabajo. A pesar de que como latina ha tenido una prolífica carrera como Secretaria de Estado asistente en el área de relaciones con el hemisferio occidental, Aponte también ha sido víctima del machismo.

 

Mari Carmen Aponte: On Being A Latina In The Public Eye

 11/01/2017 - 11:02
The Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Mari Carmen Aponte. Photograph taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News.

On October 25th, Mari Carmen Aponte was recognized by the Pan-American Association in Philadelphia for her service with the 2017 William J. Clothier Memorial Award. Although the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs has had a prolific career as a spearheading Latina, she has been subjected to demeaning sexism. This is our exclusive.

Una conexión segura: una prioridad para el Alcalde Kenney y para el Fiscal General Shapiro

 10/24/2017 - 14:01
El Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Comcast, David L. Cohen, con los asistentes del evento donde se anunció Internet Essentials, el 5 de octubre del 2017. Foto cortesía de Jennifer Bilotta.

Comcast se ha unido con los líderes del gobierno de Pennsylvania para asegurar que los más vulnerables – los adultos mayores y los niños – estén a salvo al estar en línea. Internet Essentials es el primero de su tipo; una campaña multidimensional y un esfuerzo concertado para expandir el alcance de la alfabetización digital y de los programas informativos a través del estado entero.

Internet Safety: A Top Priority for Mayor Kenney and Attorney General Shapiro

 10/23/2017 - 17:46
The Executive Vice President of Comcast, David L. Cohen, with attendees of the Internet Essentials announcement event on October 5th, 2017. 

Comcast has teamed up with the leaders of Pennsylvania’s government to ensure that our most vulnerable- the elderly and children -are safe online. Internet Essentials is the first of its kind; a multidimensional campaign and concerted effort to expand digital literacy outreach and informative programs across an entire state.

Biden and Calderón talk Trade and Trump

 09/27/2017 - 17:26
Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Felipe Calderón. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

On the evening of September 26th, hundreds of students, faculty members, scholars, policymakers, and practitioners gathered at the breathtaking Irvine Auditorium to hear from the 47th Vice President of the United States and the former Mexican President. The topic of the Perry World House dialogue? “The Future of the Global Order in an Era of Nationalism, Populism, and Retrenchment.”

 

Attorney General Josh Shapiro joins forces to Legally Fight for DACA

 09/11/2017 - 17:43
DACA Rally in Philadelphia, September 5th 2017. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

Sixteen attorney generals reviewed the facts, and determined that Trump’s DACA directive violates the rule of law. Of the sixteen, the attorney general for The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro, is standing up for the 5,889 DREAMers in his state.

 

En Filadelfia, el DACA sigue con vida y la lucha continúa

 09/07/2017 - 02:05
DACA Rally on September 5th 2017 by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News

En la mañana del 5 de setiembre, funcionarios y organizadores de la ciudad de Filadelfia se reunieron en una marcha de solidaridad frente al Departamento de Justicia para protestar en contra de la eliminación del DACA.  La marcha terminó frente a la nueva sede del ICE de la ciudad.

 

 

“El General” y “Policía Asesino” es desfigurado en el mural del mercado italiano

 08/22/2017 - 09:31
Mural de Frank Rizzo. Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News

Un nuevo día, un nuevo monumento al polémico Rizzo vandalizado en Filadelfia. Manifestantes de ambos bandos, a favor y en contra de este controvertido y corrosivo ex alcalde y comisario de policía de la ciudad, han sido convocados hoy para protestar frente a su estatua. Una de las manifestaciones tendrá lugar hoy lunes a las 4PM, mientras que la otra, convocada por los seguidores de Rizzo, ha sido denegada por el Ayuntamiento.

 

"The General" and “Killer Cop” Defaced on Italian Market Mural

 08/21/2017 - 12:20
Frank Rizzo mural. Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News 

Another day, another controversial Rizzo monument vandalized in Philadelphia. Ralliers, both those in favor and those against the notoriously corrosive and prejudiced former police commissioner and Mayor, were set to protest today. One is set to occur at 4PM today, while the other, comprised of Rizzo's devotees, has been shut down by the City. 

 

[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?  

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