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Ten outstanding Hispanic individuals were the inaugural recipients of the Ambassador Manuel Torres Award during the AL DIA Archetypes Gala September 24 Photos: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Awardees represented showed the true meaning of Hispanic Heritage with their contributions in health, education and public service, among various other fields. 

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This is not a celebration, this is a claim for our rights!

 03/10/2017 - 01:48
Hundreds of women took the streets in downtown Philly to raise their voices against the laboral, political and economic inequities. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.

Even before five o'clock in the afternoon, dozens of women with posters, megaphones, and pink caps were being seen walking downtown. The meeting was in Logan Square, in the heart of Philadelphia. The occasion? Well, that depends on the perspective: for an unaware bystander (who generally has no perspective), it was one more celebration of International Women's Day. 

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Edwin López Moya

Protect and Defend: NCLR Creates Latino Political Agenda

 03/09/2017 - 18:58

Today National Council of La Raza gathered local community leaders and non-profit directors to discuss what they can do to "protect and defend the advances the Latinos have made in this country thus far," according to Rafael Collazo, Director of Political Campaigns.

Focusing on ensuring that they remain inclusive of all political leanings, the group came together to decide what the high-line items were and how they can enact change on a real level in the community. 

Mujeres no celebraron su día, reclamaron sus derechos

 03/09/2017 - 00:04
Cientos de mujeres se tomaron las calles del centro de Filadelfia para levantar su voz de protesta por las condiciones laborales, políticas y económicas que enfrentan. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick

Desde antes de las cinco de la tarde ya empezaban a verse, caminando por el centro, a decenas de mujeres armadas de carteles, megáfonos y gorros color rosa. La cita era en la glorieta de Logan Square, en pleno corazón de Filadelfia. ¿La ocasión? Bueno, eso depende de la perspectiva: para el transeúnte desprevenido (que generalmente no tiene perspectiva), se trató de una celebración más del Día Internacional de la Mujer. En cambio, para quienes tienen perspectiva –sobre todo de género–, “celebración” no es una palabra que le hace justicia al 8 de marzo.

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Edwin López Moya

Latina Scientists of the 20th Century (Photo gallery)

 03/08/2017 - 18:27
Ellen Ochoa on her third spaceflight, helping to transport supplies from the space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station in spring 1999. Photo: NASA

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the Hispanic population in the U.S. will reach 132.8 million (or 30 percent of the total U.S. population) by the year 2050.   But Latino students, along with other minorities, continue to be underrepresented in the STEM disciplines and to receive STEM degrees at a lower rate than their White counterparts. Latino students are more likely than Whites to be exposed to funding inequities and to have science teachers who did not major in science.

The Philadelphia Masonic Temple (Photo Gallery)

 03/08/2017 - 00:59

The Masonic Temple has long been considered as one of the great wonders of the Masonic World. Constructed in 1873, the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia has some of the finest artifacts of Freemasonry as well as lodge rooms that are based on the ancient themes of the architectural world. It’s said that every room constructed has purposely one flaw put into the architecture or decoration to show that man is not perfect compared to God.

"I’m usually the only Latina in the room"

 03/07/2017 - 01:12


Reaching the top is nothing without reaching back to help those behind you according to Yasseline Díaz. From her early college career to the present, Díaz felt that her mission has always been to help those who need it most. Though she is far from her original goal of being a Physical Therapist, Díaz has managed to transform lives on a daily basis. From her charity work to her position in the Community Affairs department of Independence Blue Cross, she still manages to impact neighborhoods throughout the city.

“Las latinas deben ser tan audaces como ambiciosas”

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

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?

"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"

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.

She Believes Cup - Team USA vs. Germany (Photo Gallery)

 03/02/2017 - 13:37

The SheBelieves Cup started its first leg of the tournament with the United States playing against Germany at Talon Energy Stadium. SheBelieves is a campaign to inspire young girls and women and encourage them to accomplish their goals and dreams.

Launched in 2015, it has evolved and grown into a special connection between the fans and the team showing that empowerment and believing in yourself can do in respective communities across the country.

AL DIA News was able to get on the pitch and be a part of this great capmaign.