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[OP-ED] An Irish/Colombian: The Devil you know and the Devil you don’t know

 11/02/2016 - 08:28

It’s been about two months since I left a stable government job to have the opportunity to live out my dream.  The back and forth battle in my mind that kept me up at night was, “Will I be able to keep the lifestyle I already have?” “Can I still support my family?”  

“Am I making a big mistake?”

This election season we all have witnessed the back and forth mudslinging between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. One day it’s deleted emails. The next day it’s about sexual harassment accusations. This election is its own reality TV series or a very bad Telenovela.

Celebrating Día de los Muertos at the Penn Museum

 10/28/2016 - 15:47

This Saturday, October 29, the Penn Museum will celebrate el Día de los Muertos together with the Mexican Cultural Center and the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia. A full day of events, including costume and altar-decorating contests, is planned to take place in front of a larger-than-life altar decorated in the Veracruz style and dedicated to Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel.

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..."

Governor Wolf visits the Schuykill River Trail to announce new expansion southwest

 10/10/2016 - 18:04

On Monday, October 10, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf came to Philadelphia to announce a grant which will facilitate the expansion of the Schuylkill River Trail in Southwest Philadelphia, connecting Bartram’s Mile to Passyunk Point. Speaking on the trail itself, just south of its Walnut Street entrance, Wolf praised the work the Schuylkill River Development Corporation has done up till this point and all that their achievements demonstrate about industrial land’s potential for reuse.

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Liliana Frankel

Bernie Sanders vuelve a Philly para apoyar a Clinton

 10/10/2016 - 16:41

El sábado 8 de Octubre el Senador Bernie Sanders, quien perdió por muy poco las Primarias Democráticas frente a Hillary Clinton, asistió a la Universidad de las Artes para hablar en su nombre. El auditorio estaba lleno de sus antiguos partidarios, sobretodo estudiantes, pero también un número impresionante de votantes de mayor edad, y la audiencia estuvo receptiva y vociferante.

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Liliana Frankel

Bernie Sanders returns to Philly, on Clinton's behalf

 10/10/2016 - 13:57

On Saturday, October 8, Senator Bernie Sanders, who narrowly lost the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton, came to the University of the Arts to speak on her behalf. The auditorium was packed with his former supporters—mostly students, but also a surprising number of older voters—and the crowd was loud and reactive.

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Liliana Frankel

Highlights: October 6 City Council meeting

 10/07/2016 - 18:04

Of all the interesting things that happened at the City Council meeting yesterday, two seemed of particular relevance to the community. (A complete agenda can be found here). First, Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez presented a resolution acknowledging and celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which goes from September 15 until October 15.

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Liliana Frankel

Habla Tim Kaine en Local 19

 10/07/2016 - 09:44

El día 5 de Octubre, tras su primer y único debate sobre la vicepresidencia, el Senador Tim Kaine hizo acto de presencia en el Local 19 de la Sheet Metal Workers’ Union para apoyar a su compañera de campaña Hillary Clinton, recapitulando la noche previa y hablando sobre cómo ambos planean construir una economía inclusiva.

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Liliana Frankel

¡El GOOOOOLAZO de Kenney!

 10/05/2016 - 09:48

Al estilo FIFA, el Alcalde Kenney lanzó el pasado 2 de Junio en el Diamond Club en el Parque Citizens Bank la Copa Internacional de la Unidad o lo que todos llamamos también el International Unity Cup. En el evento lo acompañaron la Comisionada de Parques y Recreación Kathryn Ott Lovel y Miriam Enriquez, directora de la Oficina de Asuntos de Inmigración. 


Michelle Obama addresses La Salle University

 09/30/2016 - 09:45

First Lady Michelle Obama wasn’t scheduled to speak at La Salle University until noon on Wednesday, September 28, but according to students and security, the eager crowd was lining up outside the arena as early as midnight the night before. Although Obama was not there on her own behalf—she is one of Hillary Clinton’s chosen campaign surrogates, and will spend the weeks leading up to the election speaking in swing states to the merits of her husband’s former rival—the excitement in the mostly young, very diverse crowd was palpable.

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Liliana Frankel

Latinos Making History at AL DIA's 1st Annual Latino History Luncheon

 09/22/2016 - 10:38
Five champions of the Latino community were awarded for their services at ALDIA's 1st Annual Latino History Luncheon. (From left to right) PA Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera, Karla Hurley, President of Global Bilingual Solutions, the Honorable Nelson Diaz, Exec. Director of Norris Square Civic Association Patricia DeCarlo, and PA Secretary of State, Pedro Cortes. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/ALDIA News.

Five pillars of the Latino community were awarded at ALDIA's 1st Annual Latino History Luncheon which was held at the Union League in downtown Philadelphia yesterday. Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera was given the Champion of Education award.

The Champion of Entrepreneurship award was given to Karla Hurley, President of Global Bilingual Solutions, while the Champion of Justice award was given to the Honorable Nelson Diaz. 

Jacqueline Unanue, Chilean artist, opens a show at St. Asaph Gallery

 09/20/2016 - 17:16

As spectators filed in on September 16, the windows of the round gallery stayed open to let in a dying summer breeze, inviting the confusion of Jacqueline Unanue’s recently hung paintings with more windows. Though they may not be windows in a traditional sense, these selected works from two new series do serve a similar function: they let in the light and colors of a space external to us.

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Liliana Frankel

Abre exposición de Jacqueline Unanue, artista chilena, en St. Asaph Gallery

 09/20/2016 - 16:34

Mientras el aula redonda de St. Asaph Gallery se llenaba con espectadores, sus ventanas quedaban abiertas a las brisas del verano moribundo, detalle que al primero me permitió confundir las pinturas recién colgadas entre ellas con unas ventanas más. Y aunque no sean ventanas de la forma tradicional, las obras de las dos series nuevas de Jacqueline Unanue sí sirven una función similar: nos traen la luz y los colores de un espacio exterior.

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Liliana Frankel

Muralista mexicano local revela nueva iniciativa cultural en Penn’s Landing

 09/19/2016 - 14:17

Reconocido artista y defensor social César Viveros Herrera, principalmente conocido por su mural innovador en honor al Papa durante el Encuentro Mundial de Familias en 2015, está llevando a cabo otro mural que espera aumentar la visibilidad de la creciente población inmigrante mexicana en Filadelfia.