Wyoming is over 1,700-miles from the neighborhood around 5th & Lehigh in North Philadelphia where Wanda Benvenutti grew up.
Spanish Harlem is where I spent Spring Break during my freshman year accepting an invitation to ‘hang out’ there from the “Original Last Poets” the now fabled group of revolutionary spoken word artists. At that time one Poets member was a guy of Afro-Puerto Rican ancestry, Felipe Luciano.
Officials begin a campaign to raise money for relief efforts in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Concilio, among other community leaders, has kick off #UnidosPa'PR, a campiang to raise money to support humanitarian aid in 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.
So, Philadelphia’s City Council is ready to take some real action on recurrent abusive policing in the city.
Brian O’Neill, the Republican City Councilman who’s represented Philadelphia’s Northeast section (Tenth District) since 1980 has achieved many distinctions locally, statewide and nationally.
Recent developments on America’s rocky road to equality of opportunity for all races merit cheers and jeers.
Los miembros de la comunidad tomaron las calles de Kensington para recordar a todos aquellos que perecieron por sobredosis y para despertar la conciencia ciudadana acerca de la epidemia de opioides que sacude Filadelfia.
Members of the community take to the streets of Kensington to remember those who’ve died from overdose and to spread awareness of the growing opioid epidemic in the City.
Just three-years after the June 2013 tragedy that left six dead and 13 injured when a demolition disaster crashed tons of bricks into a Salvation Army store, top Philadelphia City Hall officials, relatives of victims and others gathered at the site of that deadly Center City incident to break ground for a memorial honoring those killed and injured.
"Que la sombra de la luna caiga sobre un mundo en paz" – Frank Reynolds
Among the persons that provided poignant testimonials on positive benefits from DACA during the recent ceremony in Philadelphia’s City Hall commemorating the fifth anniversary of that fair-minded initiative instituted by former President Obama were two persons from countries that few ever connect with the controversy around undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Un nuevo día, un nuevo monumento al polémico Rizzo vandalizado en Filadelfia. Manifestantes de ambos bandos, a favor y en contra de este controvertido y corrosivo ex alcalde y comisario de policía de la ciudad, han sido convocados hoy para protestar frente a su estatua. Una de las manifestaciones tendrá lugar hoy lunes a las 4PM, mientras que la otra, convocada por los seguidores de Rizzo, ha sido denegada por el Ayuntamiento.
"May the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace." - Frank Reynolds
Another day, another controversial Rizzo monument vandalized in Philadelphia. Ralliers, both those in favor and those against the notoriously corrosive and prejudiced former police commissioner and Mayor, were set to protest today. One is set to occur at 4PM today, while the other, comprised of Rizzo's devotees, has been shut down by the City.
El futuro de la estatua del polémico ex comisario de policía y alcalde Frank Rizzo está en el banquillo, especialmente después de las manifestaciones de la semana pasada en Charlottesville, Virginia, que empezaron como una protesta en contra de la retirada de un monumento al general Confederado Robert E. Lee.
The future of a statue in the likeness of highly contentious former police commissioner and mayor Frank Rizzo is on the fritz, particularly after this past week’s rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia which began as a protest to keep a memorial to Confederate General Robert E. Lee from being removed.
Philadelphia City Councilman Derek Green credits the barrier breaking Latino lawyer and jurist Nelson Diaz as one of his key mentors.
"Zero Waste" is the name of the strategy with which the mayor intends to revolutionize the way the city handles its waste, in 18 years.
"Basura Cero" es el nombre de la estrategia con que la alcaldía se propone revolucionar en 18 años la manera como maneja sus desechos.
New Jersey U.S. Senator Cory Booker introduced a measure recently on marijuana that could dramatically improve the lives of thousands of blacks and Latinos in the Philadelphia region if fully implemented, letter and spirit.
With news dominated by the misconduct of President Trump, members of his family and administration, a recent ruling in a Philadelphia courtroom received less attention than it deserved.
Michelle Angela Ortiz, nacida en el seno de una familia de inmigrantes Latinos de South Philly, es uno de los nueve artistas de todo el país premiados con la prestigiosa beca de $100,000 otorgada por la Robert Rauschenberg Foundation a los artistas con demostrado compromiso social.
Michelle Angela Ortiz, a native from South Philly born to Latino immigrants, is one of the nine artists from around the country awarded $100,000 for their demonstrated commitment to social engagement.