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Teen at a previous year's #RISE Youth Summit. Photo: Youth Service, Inc.  

The conference will aim to help local teenagers build a sense of identity and help them be better prepared to find solutions to the daily issues they encounter. 

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Women In Charge: Prospanica Gets A New Chair

 10/02/2017 - 11:10
The National Board of Prospanica. Judith Garcia Galiana is in the green polka-dot dress. Photo shared by Saimi Haiman-Marrero. 

The last week of September brought with it crisp temperatures and Black and Hispanic business hopefuls in freshly-pressed suits, eager to network, become inspired, or re-connect at “Power of Performance: Leadership at The Next Level”. Other than the accomplished professionals who were honored at Prospanica’s Brillante Awards Gala, Galiana was one of the key figures being recognized at the conference as a whole.

Llamando al Fiscal

 09/29/2017 - 17:55
"The Philadelphia Municipal Services building, located at 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd in Center City, is where City Controller's office resides. From this office, City Controller Alan Butkovitz called on Pennsylvania Attorney General to launch an investigation into questionable charges made to by the Mayor's Fund of Philadelphia." Photo: Matthew Haubenstein

El Contralor Alan Butkovitz ha hecho un llamado al Fiscal General de Pennsylvania para que investigue transacciones irregulares desde los fondos de la ciudad hacia una organización local sin fines de lucro.

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The State of Women and Girls in Philadelphia

 09/21/2017 - 15:31
Photograph by Samantha Madera. Copyright City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is not only the City of Brotherly Love, it is also the City of Sisterly Effectiveness. The City now joins thirty-one other major American cities with women’s commissions, dedicated to shining a light on issues that women experience through intersectional data-collection and discourse, and tearing down the barriers of male dominance in a variety of fields, sectors, and categories.

Puertorriqueños de Filadelfia lanzan campaña para ayudar a damnificados en la isla

 09/21/2017 - 12:01
Detalle de un árbol caído por el paso del huracán María este miércoles 20 de septiembre, en San Juan, Puerto Rico.

La organización Concilio, junto a líderes sociales y políticos de la comunidad, pondrá en marcha la campaña UnidosPa'PR con la que buscan reunir dinero para apoyar las labores humanitarias en Puerto Rico tras el paso del huracán María. 

Attorney General Josh Shapiro joins forces to Legally Fight for DACA

 09/11/2017 - 17:43
DACA Rally in Philadelphia, September 5th 2017. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

Sixteen attorney generals reviewed the facts, and determined that Trump’s DACA directive violates the rule of law. Of the sixteen, the attorney general for The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro, is standing up for the 5,889 DREAMers in his state.