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The kids who said "No" to crime in Brazil's epitome of inequalityPhoto provided on Dec. 11, 2017 showing Gustavo Henrique de Jesus, posing before his judo classes, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Dec. 7, 2017
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On one side are luxury apartments with private swimming pools, on the other, the daily shantytown life of Gustavo, Letizia and Livia, three of the youngsters who said "No" to crime and today fight to get ahead in a Sao Paulo neighborhood that is the epitome of inequality.

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Consulates ban together against Trump

 03/03/2017 - 01:27
Centro de Defensoria Mexican Consulate.

The Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia held the official inauguration of the “Legal Defense Center” for Mexican immigrant rights within its offices, located at 111 South Independence Mall East,.

Given the new immigration measures announced by the United States government and President Trump, the President of Mexico instructed all of the Mexican Consulates in this country to become “authentic defenders of the rights of [Mexican] immigrants.”

El Alcalde Kenney ruega por la unidad durante su discurso sobre el presupuesto

 03/02/2017 - 22:43
 El Alcalde Kenney ruega por la unidad durante su discurso sobre el presupuesto

El Alcalde Kenney ha lanzado su segundo presupuesto y su Plan de Cinco Años, pidiéndole a los miembros del Ayuntamiento que aprueben nuevas inversiones en dos áreas clave: salud y servicios humanos que podrían mejorar las comunidades más vulnerables, y las iniciativas creadoras de trabajo que resultarán en una oportunidad económica para todos los Filadelfianos.

Pero sus esfuerzos parecieran permanecer opacados por una inquietud persistente que rodea la ciudad y la política en Filadelfia.

Rutgers University Launches Black and Latino Tech Initiative

 02/28/2017 - 04:31

Less than 2 percent of all technology start-ups are led by black or Latino individuals, according to a Rutgers University report. The reasons are two-fold: black and Latino entrepreneurs have difficulty securing capital and they also have challenges building business teams that get accepted into top tier accelerators.

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Rising Hate: Jewish Community Centers Confront a Wave of Bomb Threats

 02/28/2017 - 03:23

The country is confronting a wave of bomb threats and vandalism against Jewish Americans institutions. At least 19 community centers and schools in 11 states were targeted on Monday, just one day after scores of headstones were damaged or pushed over at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, and less than a week after a Jewish cemetery in suburban St Louis reported more than 150 headstones vandalized, reported The Atlantic.

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Filadelfia protegerá a los jóvenes transexuales

 02/24/2017 - 13:30

Mientras el país se complica tras las instrucciones del Presidente Trump de revocar la medida de Obama de permitir a los estudiantes transgénero utilizar los baños de su escogencia, los estudiantes de Filadelfia permanecen tranquilos y confiados.

El Alcalde Kenney y varios oficiales de la ciudad han decidido ayudar a los estudiantes transexuales de Filadelfia a que se sientan seguros y protegidos en sus escuelas.

Philly Protects Trans Kids

 02/23/2017 - 22:41

As the country reels over President Trump revoking guidelines submitted to public schools by President Obama to allow transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice, Philadelphia’s students remain calm and assured.

Mayor Kenney and several other city officials have made it a point to help Philadelphia’s trans students feel safe and secure in their schools.

¿Sería “hipócrita” llamar a Filadelfia una ciudad santuario?

 02/15/2017 - 16:53
¿Sería “hipócrita” llamar a Filadelfia una ciudad santuario?

Esto es lo que afirman las organizaciones que actualmente trabajan para proteger los derechos de los inmigrantes en la ciudad.

Tras los planes de retirar a familias inmigrantes el día jueves y reportes de oleadas de redadas por parte de la ICE, la pregunta de lo que realmente significa ser una ciudad santuario está en la boca del cañón, mucho más cerca de lo que Harrisburg y Trump la habían colocado.

En un esfuerzo continuo de la gente fuera de la burocracia, Filadelfia verá una demostración física del verdadero impacto que tienen los inmigrantes en la ciudad.

Is it “hypocritical” to call Philadelphia a sanctuary city?

 02/14/2017 - 17:22
Is it “hypocritical” to call Philadelphia a sanctuary city?

This is what organizations working to protect immigrant rights are saying in Philadelphia.

With plans for a walk-out of immigrant families posed for Thursday and reports of a surge in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, the question of what a sanctuary city really means is being pushed even farther to the forefront than Harrisburg or Trump could.

Candidatos demócratas reaccionan ante la retirada de Williams

 02/13/2017 - 17:30
Candidatos demócratas reaccionan ante la retirada de Williams

La abarrotada carrera por el puesto de Fiscal de Distrito acaba de hacerse más sencilla con el reciente anuncio de Seth Williams.

Un nuevo candidato, Larry Krasner, se subió a escena tras trabajar como abogado criminalista en la ciudad. Ha compartido que aprecia la retirada de Williams pero declaró que no tendrá nada que ver en su propia candidatura.

DA Candidates react to Seth Williams' withdrawal

 02/13/2017 - 12:18
DA Candidates react to Seth Williams' withdrawal

Seth Williams announced today that he will not be running for Philadelphia District Attorney. 

Williams was first elected in 2009 and current runner's express it was the excitement of having the first black district attorney that made the election an easy win for Williams. And though his star quickly rose, his tenure as DA has been rife with scandal and investigation.

Though his most notable scandal has been the recent record fine in the amount of $62,000, Williams has also ben under federal investigation by the FBI in 2015 and received other pushback. 

Hell, Part 2: While Homicide Rate falls, Suicide is on the rise in Ciudad Juárez

 02/09/2017 - 04:53

Ciudad Juarez, the border city in northern Mexico which between 2008 and 2011 had the dubious reputation of being the murder capital of the world, has seen its homicide rate fall since 2012. But as the BBC reports, the city's high levels of violence have had long-term psychological effects on its residents, especially its youth.

The face of the new resistance

 02/07/2017 - 10:36
The face of the new resistance

Two marches on Tuesday in Philadelphia have spoken to the concept of what it means to really have a force of resistance against a political system.

A group numbering close to the hundreds, a large collection of Comcast employees in Philadelphia walked out of the Comcast Center midday on Thursday to protest President Trump's recent executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.

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