Read selected pieces here:
Philadelphia Weekly • Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released information about the arrests of 498 undocumented persons as part of “Operation Safe City.”
Philadelphia Weekly • Sadly, hate has a home in Chester County: Black Coatesville family latest victim of Nazi vandals
Philly.com • The people in these neighborhoods have been promised a lot, but have received little actual help.
NBC 10 • A fascinating league binding the Latino and Mexican communities of Philadelphia is built on friendship, religion and hustle.
NBC 10 • …and they all are scheduled to speak at the same time. How? Because they are all one person: Michelle Francl.
NBC 10 • [Video Producer] The number of people, including children, turning to suicide is steadily growing. That number could continue to rise, fueled in part by the stigmas associated with mental illness and an overall lack of services.
Medium • For two men from Philadelphia the distance back is measured in more than miles.
Philadelphia Magazine • Gwen Snyder hopes to transform her experience into a movement toward justice.
Philadelphia Magazine • Lluli Pilar of Los Taquitos de Puebla was among four Philadelphians who blocked traffic to protest deportations — and unleash hope.
City and State PA • Even more than the sudden (and gratifying) proliferation of small ethnic food shops, there is no easier way to mark demographic changes than by walking into a “general interest” supermarket and noting what is offered in its produce section.
City and State PA • HB 1947 sailed through the Pennsylvania House in April. The bill, proposed by Dauphin County Rep. Ron Marsico, a Republican, would eliminate the statute of limitations in criminal prosecutions of childhood sex abuse.
the guardian • The more cynical among us might poke fun at, and poke holes into, the idea of “the American Dream” in this era of unprecedented inequality. But the majority of Latino millennials still believe in it, according to a 2014 study contrasting Latino millennials to their non-Latino counterparts.
the guardian • After Sandy Hook, students across America have seen schools introduce active shooter simulations involving gunfire, masked men running down school halls and “victims”. These drills are realistic, and in some cases, downright terrifying. Arguments that support them hinge on the belief that the verisimilitude predicts actual behavior and increases the chance of survivability in a real event.
aldianews • A long-form piece about the Latino millennial voter — in Pennsylvania and the nation — and the apps that intend to register them and magnify their electoral power.
aldianews • A 2016 Keystone Award-winning editorial
aldianews • Recipient of a 2015 “Ongoing News Coverage” Keystone Award; as well as a 2015 Keystone award and a José Martí award for editorial
aldianews • A 2014 José Martí Award-winning editorial
aldianews • Long-form piece about immigration activist Hiro Nishikawa, a survivor of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II.
A Silk about reaction and non-reaction to the police shootings of Latinos in the U.S.
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youtube • The Fight for Education: An Al Dia Documentary Op-Ed. The Pennsylvania state constitution states that, “The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education.” Yet in Philadelphia, where one out of three students comes from a low-income household, education is severely underfunded.
youtube • Four young Philadelphia journalists answer questions about their take on future of conflict journalism.