Lisa Rodriguez’s father was a part of one of the first Spanish-speaking Latino families in Camden. With a Puerto Rican and Cuban background, her father knew the importance of being involved in your community at a young age. “His parents started the first Puerto Rican community and social club and because of that he was involved in the politics in the city of Camden,” Rodriguez stated.
Muchos latinos de la ciudad tienen grandes esperanzas en el primer arzobispo latino de la historia de Filadelfia.
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Caroline Cruz has been no stranger to merging together different elements. It is with this resolve that she transformed an artistic lean and serious skill in the visual arts into a promising career in the practice of law.
After getting her degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, Ana Montalbán worked closely with Congreso de Latinos Unidos and Morgan Stanley and then decided to go to law school.
A graduate of Temple Law School, Adriel Garcia started his career with great promise. He finished his studies knowing that he wanted to help people through his legal practice. He began as a clinical student with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where he developed examination and interview skills during his participation in preliminary hearings and municipal court trials.
The latest U.S. census data available on migration patterns shows metropolitan Pittsburgh gaining more residents from the Philadelphia area than in the net exchange with any other region.
The Philadelphia Human Relations Commission has not relented on their efforts to control raical discrimination in the neighborhood.
Philly Magazine reports about 5 Philadelphia entrepeneurs that participated in Shark Tank TV Show: Scrub Daddy, Scholly, and three other local companies featured on the show have fared.
Filadelfia, la ciudad frecuentemente conocida por su Amor Fraternal y por ser piedra fundacional de América, es también reconocida por otra faceta. Frecuentemente reconocida como “Suciadelfia”, el problema de desechos de la ciudad es bien conocido, sobretodo en las áreas residenciales.
Philadelphia, often known for it’s Brotherly Love and as the founding place of America, is known for having another side. Often given the nickname of “Filthadelphia,” the city’s waste problem is well known, especially in residential areas.
The Guardian visited an immigration detention center in Pennsylvannia and asked the children incarcerated about their Christmas wishes. They all wish the same: freedom.
Ikea Will Pay $50 Million for Wrongful Deaths of Three Toddlers. The Philadelphia Inquirer talks to one of the family victims, from West Chester, PA.
Mayor Kenney's sweetened beverage or "Soda Tax"was ruled as legal in court on Monday.
The morning after the presidential elections, 32-year-old Justine Haemmerli decided to expand her community of volunteers to take action to make Philadelphia better.
The German discount retailer Lidl plans to open 150 stores in the Eastern Coast, including Pensylvania. The company has just bought a site in Philadelphia and it's considering other real estate operations in different states.
Former U.S Congressan Chaka Fattah, one of the top politicians in the city of Philadelphia for many years, has been sentenced to spend a decade in prison and pay $614,000 in restitution to victims of corruption charges on which the longtime legislator was convicted last June.
Fattah was found guilty of dozens of counts of corruption stemming from charges filed in 2015 that came down from the FBI after an eight-year long investigation into the congressman’s financial dealings.
Due to inaction of the Senate, House Bill 2375 was not acted on and as a result, nearly 500 state workers in Pennsylvania will be out of jobs and given furlough during the holidays. Many say this is due to an unsympathetic Republican Senate reacting to Democrat Governor Tom Wolf.
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One year ago, Maj Toure founded Black Guns Matter, a gun safety workshop in a North Philadelphia community center. Now he’s in the midst of a nationwide tour, teaching in schools about de-escalation techniques and local gun laws, taking any and all questions.
Toure, who grew up in Philadelphia, is a celebrity on Breitbart.com, he has read Mein Kampf three times, and feels like an heir to Pan-African awareness, as reported in The Philadelphia Citizen.
La presidenta de la Comisión de Parques y Recreación de Filadelfia, Kathryn Ott Lovell, presidió ayer junto al Concejal Bobby Henon y varios miembros de la comunidad, la ceremonia inaugural del American Legion Playground, en el noreste de Filadelfia,en motivo de la finalización de las obras de renovación recientes.
La modernización del parque es fruto de las continuadas quejas por parte de los habitantes de la ciudad, no solo del noreste, que lamentan la falta de espacio para que los niños puedan jugar y aprender.
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell initiated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Councilman Bobby Henon and community members at American Legion Playground in Northeast Philadelphia to celebrate the completion of recent renovations.
This is coming off the heels of several criticisms through the city, not just the Northeast, that children need places to play and learn in the area.
El Corazón Cultural Center - home of Latino arts and culture in the Philadelphia area - celebrated on Wednesday that has expanded its facilities in El Barrio and claims to be the center of a resistance movement against intolerance against the Latino community.
El centro puertorriqueño El Corazón Cultural del Barrio de Filadelfia (Pensilvania) inauguró hoy la ampliación de sus instalaciones para reivindicarse como movimiento de resistencia ante la intolerancia contra la comunidad latina, informa la agencia EFE.
La directora ejecutiva de Taller Puertorriqueño, Carmen Febo-San Miguel, también reivindicó el espacio en una entrevista con EFE como una "posición política" ante los ataques a las minorías, entre ellas los latina, surgidos recientemente en el país.
It is not clear yet what is going to be the fate of millions of undocumented migrant workers after Donald Trump’s formal ascension to presidency – massive deportations? Religious and social tests? – but immigration attorneys are getting ready for the worst case scenarios. And they are getting anxious trying to deal with uncertainty.
More than 100 "homeless" dogs in Philadelphia have been saved by the Penn Vet’s Shelter Dog Specialty Medical Treatment Project, a charity program that covers the expenses needed to treat the acute medical problems of shelter dogs in order to give them a better chance of being adopted.