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Local technology startups had the chance to engage with candidates for City Council during a recent event hosted by WeWork and the Urban League of Philadelphia.

Local technology startups had the chance to engage with candidates for City Council in a recent event hosted by WeWork and the Urban League of Philadelphia.

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[OP-ED]: Why I failed to become an Engineer..

 08/16/2016 - 17:33

Well, there were already 2 in my family. 

My brother Agustín, Electrical Engineer, and my brother Raúl, who just retired from his noble profession, after a long and meritorious career as a Mechanical Engineer.

At age 16, I wanted to be, if not "somebody", at least somebody else.

Make my life count for something —not like in an act of heroism— but, in a more earthly purpose, to avoid being a blatant redundancy.

Or perhaps, God forbids, a plain-vanilla, mediocre, self-conceited brat.

‘Vamos a luchar hasta alcanzar el triunfo’

 08/02/2016 - 17:19
Activistas durante la manifestación en apoyo a políticas que puedan prevenir la violencia de armas en el país.  Michelle Severino/AL DÍA News

Miembros del Congreso de EE.UU. y sobrevivientes a la violencia de armas se reunieron durante el segundo día de la Convención Nacional Demócrata en Logan Circle, en el Benjamin Franklin Parkway de Filadelfia, en lo que fue una reunión en apoyo a políticas que puedan implementar la prevención contra la violencia de armas en el país.

Philadelphia examines crisis in Puerto Rico

 08/01/2016 - 17:34
Protests in Philadelphia continue.

In a packed auditorium inside of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, community leaders, activists and guests lined up to attend the special event, Latino Politics: Philadelphia and Puerto Rico. During the impressive panel discussion, notable community leaders discussed the rich and unique history shared between Puerto Rico and Philadelphia.

Plain Text Author: 
Jamila Johnson

Day Three of the DNC

 07/28/2016 - 14:02
Barack Obama speaks to the audience at the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

Day three of the Democratric National Convention was not without its one-liners and the occasional outbursts from the audience. Wednesday evening was considered the "passing of the baton" from current President Barack Obama to Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The main theme of the third night of the convention was mainly focused on gun control, global warming and national security.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg used his time on the podium to take a couple swipes at Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Plain Text Author: 
Peter Fitzpatrick

Latinos account for 13 percent of newcomers to Philly, Pew study shows

 07/22/2016 - 10:54
AL DÍA File Photo

Latinos account for just 13 percent of newcomers and Asians total about 15 percent, according to a study released by Pew Charitable Trusts. Non-Hispanic whites made up 50 percent of new arrivals to the City of Brotherly Love while representing just 36 percent of the total population.


Comcast’s Xfinity X1 to offer front row seat to Rio Olympics

 07/20/2016 - 17:47
Photo: Michelle Severino / AL DÍA News

The Entertainment Operating System will have a “Rio Olympics” dashboard, a destination where Xfinity subscribers can enjoy live events, on demand content, and 40 plus live stream channels. Athlete profiles, cloud-based videos, and updated medal counts and statistics will also be featured.