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10 Latina Warriors you should know

 02/28/2017 - 17:45
Latina activists. 

Suffragettes, protesters, speakers and leaders - from Ana Roqué Géigel de Duprey and Luisa Capetillo in the late 1800s to Mariposa Fernández and Monica Carrillo in our current times - since the beginning of the 20th century, women have had to fight for their place in society as equal individuals, in front of a oppressive masculine society and a convenient feminine one.

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Jamila Johnson and Yamily Habib

[OP-ED]: Racism and the Trump effect at the high school where I teach

 02/28/2017 - 15:06
A small group of Mexicans and Americans demonstrated today in two parts of the Mexican capital for the visit to the country by US Secretaries of State, Rex Tillerson, and Interior Security, John Kelly, where they declared through banners "Persona non grata" to the secretaries, an official visit in Mexico, and urged them to stop the hatred, racism and ignorance shown so far by the policies of President Donald Trump. EFE

My two sons used to come home from a day at high school complaining that ludicrous accusations of racism were as common as the desks in the classrooms. I chalked it up to adolescent exaggeration.

After having spent the current academic year as a teacher surrounded by rowdy high-schoolers, I can attest that they were right.

In the hallways, at assemblies, in my classroom, “That’s racist!” was a common refrain for most of the early fall.

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Esther Cepeda

New Kid in Town: Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General despite Controversies

 02/09/2017 - 04:03

Despite a series of divisive hearings during which Democrats attacked him for his record on civil rights, the US Senate finally confirmed Alabama senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general. .

The Alabama senator's nomination was among Mr Trump's most controversial. He has been dogged by racism claims and called a "southern racist caricature painful". 

During the confirmation vote, Democrat Elizabeth Warren was silenced after recalling historic allegations of racism against Mr Sessions.

It's not 'alt-right'

 11/21/2016 - 15:08
Protesters against US President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon gather and chant outside the 2016 Zionist Organization of America Annual Dinner, in New York, New York, USA, 20 November 2016. EFE/Bryan R. Smith

Nazi salutes, swastikas painted in parks? No, no. People don’t like that, Mr. Trump. Several protests sparked in New York in the last days to protest against the use of neo-Nazi symbols among Trump supporters. General disappointment as well when we saw prominent members of the so-called “alt-right”, the white nationalist movement that helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency, gathered in Washington DC last Saturday to plot how the movement can “start influencing policy and culture” under the Trump administration.

[OP-ED]: Los votantes Latinos de Trump me han fallado a mí, a nosotros y a ellos mismos.

 11/14/2016 - 05:02
Donald Trump posa frente a un bol de tacos en el The Trump Tower Grill on Cinco de Mayo. Fuente: su propia cuenta de Instagram. 

"Sé que no todos ustedes son rencorosos, sé que no todos los Repúblicanos son deplorables, sé que no todos los conservadores son aborrecibles, sé que no todos los hombres Blancos son odiosos, pero aquellos de ustedes que apoyaron a Trump se transformaron en facilitadores del odio."

[OP-ED]: [email protected] Trump Voters Have Failed Me, Us, and Themselves

 11/13/2016 - 16:47
Donald Trump posing with a taco bowl from The Trump Tower Grill on Cinco de Mayo. Source: His own Instagram account. 

"I know that not all of you are hateful. I know that not every registered Republican is hateful. I know that not every conservative thinker is hateful. I know that not every White person is hateful. However, those of you who supported Trump all became enablers of hate."

Edgar Allan Poe: Una cara redescubierta en una Filadelfia gentrificada.

 10/19/2016 - 02:45

"Jamás he conocido a nadie tan dispuesto a celebrar una broma como el rey. Parecía vivir tan sólo para las bromas. La manera más segura de ganar sus favores consistía en narrarle un cuento donde abundaran las chuscadas, y narrárselo bien. Ocurría así que sus siete ministros descollaban por su excelencia como bromistas. Todos ellos se parecían al rey por ser corpulentos, robustos y sudorosos, así como bromistas inimitables. Nunca he podido determinar si la gente engorda cuando se dedica a hacer bromas, o si hay algo en la grasa que predispone a las chanzas; pero la verdad es que un bromista flaco resulta una rara avis in terris..."

Funny-guy John Leguizamo gets serious, talking politics and Perros

 09/25/2016 - 21:45
John Leguizamo. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

On Sunday, September 25th 2016, Leguizamo came to Philadelphia with the Campaign for Hillary for America, in which he frantically zig-zagged through four events across the city that celebrated hispanidad to promote voter registration and the official launch of IWillVote.com. But, before he got to The Puerto Rican Day Parade, Festival El Coqui, Boricuafest, and Pennsylvania Victory, he spoke with AL DÍA, bluntly effusing about his political interests and his experience as a Latino in Hollywood.

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..."

Donald Trump's catastrophic impact on the Republican Party

 11/28/2015 - 10:41

Believe me when I tell you that I feel no glee in contemplating the extinction of the Republican party. Still, given the current GOP's inability (unwillingness?) to shield itself from Donald Trump's meteor of destructive demagoguery, all the elements have been set in place for a dramatic crash and burn.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias

The Donald plans to sue Univision for 'a tremendous amount of money'

 06/26/2015 - 11:34
The Donald plans to sue Univision for 'a tremendous amount of money'

On Thursday, Univision, the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, stated it was "ending the company's business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants."

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Mummers and Carnavaleros: A tradition of inclusion?

 04/16/2015 - 13:37

This year’s San Mateo Carnavalero event will be held April 26 at 12:30 p.m. starting at 806 Moyamensing Ave., continuing down Washington Avenue and concluding with a celebration at Sacks Park in South Philly.
 

Up until recently the suggestion that masqueraders of "San Mateo Carnavalero" should join the long standing and massive parade of the "Mummers" had been nothing more than our suggestion. However recently there was a real rapprochement between multiple local cultural carnivals, all of which had, until then, remained mostly disconnected.

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Ana Gamboa
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