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A women’s conference for empowerment, networking, and laughs: What they learned

 10/08/2016 - 12:20

At the 2016 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, hosted at The Pennsylvania Convention Center and produced by Hill + Knowlton strategies, about nine thousand women- and a few men -of all ages and backgrounds came together to foster career connections, personally grow, and learn from inspiring movers and shakers of the city, such as Anita Hill. They also came to laugh (a lot) at the charismatic keynotes from Abby Wambach and Mindy Kaling.

La actriz y abogada Diane Guerrero hace campaña y se sincera con AL DÍA News

 09/27/2016 - 18:22

Guerrero visita a voluntarios y miembros de Equality Pennsylvania antes de tocar puertas el 24 de septiembre del año 2016, y nos da una mirada exclusiva en la obra que ha hecho y lo que espera a lograr más allá Orange Is The New Black y Jane The Virgin.

Actress and advocate Diane Guerrero canvasses and gets candid in Philadelphia

 09/25/2016 - 20:22

Guerrero visited Equality Pennsylvania canvassers before they left to knock doors on September 24th 2016, and gave us an exclusive look into the work she has done and hopes to achieve beyond Orange Is The New Black and Jane The Virgin.

[OP-ED]: Lessons from Herodotus for U.S. Latinos: History indeed matters

 09/22/2016 - 09:59

This was the text of my introduction speech at the first annual “Latino History Awards Luncheon”, hosted by AL DIA News at the Union League Club of Philadelphia, on September 21st, 2016

~The Editor


The official recording of the science we now called History began 484 years before Jesus Christ.

Breaking Down His Horns: Alberto Gonzales in a New Light

 09/09/2016 - 16:36

The former U.S Attorney General to President George W. Bush visited The National Constitution Center on September 8th to shed more than a few tidbits about his new book “True Faith & Allegiance.” Hosted by Chris Stigall of CBS Philly, Gonzales illuminates the doubtful and the arcane of one of our most hotly contested presidential administrations in the face of the Fifteenth Anniversary of 9/11.

Edgar Allan Poe: A Rediscovered Face in a Gentrified Philadelphia

 10/18/2016 - 23:53

"I NEVER knew anyone so keenly alive to a joke as the king was. He seemed to live only for joking. To tell a good story of the joke kind, and to tell it well, was the surest road to his favor. Thus it happened that his seven ministers were all noted for their accomplishments as jokers. They all took after the king, too, in being large, corpulent, oily men, as well as inimitable jokers. Whether people grow fat by joking, or whether there is something in fat itself which predisposes to a joke, I have never been quite able to determine; but certain it is that a lean joker is a rara avis in terris..."

Chicano political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz to speak at AL DÍA

 10/14/2016 - 14:51
Chicano political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz to speak at AL DÍA

¿Qué está sucediendo?

La semana que viene el caricaturista Lalo Alcaraz, recientemente radicado en Los Ángeles, vendrá a AL DÍA para discutir su trabajo. Lalo es mejor conocido por “La Cucaracha”, la primera historieta en los Estados Unidos que aborda la política desde una perspectiva latina. Fuera de página, Alcaraz satiriza las noticias en su programa semanal de radio “The Pocho Hour of Power” y en su página web asociada

Plain Text Author: 
Liliana Frankel

Chicano political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz to speak at AL DÍA

 10/14/2016 - 11:44
Chicano political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz to speak at AL DÍA

What’s happening?

Next week, cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, lately of Los Angeles, is coming to AL DÍA to discuss his work. Lalo is best known for “La Cucaracha,” the United States’ first nationally syndicated comic strip which tackles politics from a Latino perspective. Off the page, he satirizes the news on his weekly radio show “The Pocho Hour of Power” and its associated website,

Plain Text Author: 
Liliana Frankel

Rompiendo sus cuernos: Alberto Gonzales en una nueva luz

 09/12/2016 - 16:03

El ex-Fiscal General de los Estados Unidos al presidente George W. Bush visitó al Centro Nacional de la Constitución el 8 de septiembre para arrojar más de algunas curiosidades acerca de su nuevo libro, Verdadera fe y lealtad. Recibido por Chris Stigall de CBS Filadelfia, Gonzales ilumina lo dudoso y lo arcano de una de las administraciones presidenciales más disputadas en la cara del decimoquinto aniversario de 9/11.

OP-ED: Sr. Lee Iacocca, por favor visítenos en el Filadelfia Latino

 08/29/2016 - 05:25
OP-ED: Sr. Lee Iacocca, por favor visítenos en el Filadelfia Latino

Me encontré con este libro de nuevo esta semana, inicialmente lo recogí hace varios años en una tienda de Barnes & Noble en Filadelfia.

Es un libro que el ex director general de la Corporación Chrysler, el Sr. Lee Iacocca, escribió, después de su cambio mágico y también polémico de la empresa fabricante de automóviles, quien es una de las "Tres Grandes" en Estados Unidos.

OP-ED: Mr. Lee Iacocca, please come visit us in Latino Philadelphia

 08/23/2016 - 15:44

I came across this book again this week, after I first picked it up several years ago in a Barnes & Noble Store in Philadelphia.

It is a book the former CEO of Chrysler Corporation, Lee Iacocca, wrote, after his magical and also controversial turnaround of the car manufacturer company, one of the "Big Three" in America.

[OP-ED]: Why I failed to become an Engineer..

 08/16/2016 - 17:33

Well, there were already 2 in my family. 

My brother Agustín, Electrical Engineer, and my brother Raúl, who just retired from his noble profession, after a long and meritorious career as a Mechanical Engineer.

At age 16, I wanted to be, if not "somebody", at least somebody else.

Make my life count for something —not like in an act of heroism— but, in a more earthly purpose, to avoid being a blatant redundancy.

Or perhaps, God forbids, a plain-vanilla, mediocre, self-conceited brat.