On Wednesday, Mayor Kenney’s Opioid Task Force met for the first time. Set to tackle the rise of the use of prescription and street opioid drugs, the task force is comprised of council members, law enforcement agencies, and other community leaders.
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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High-cost lenders are targeting these communities, preventing them from building wealth to pass on to their children.
Filadelfia, la ciudad frecuentemente conocida por su Amor Fraternal y por ser piedra fundacional de América, es también reconocida por otra faceta. Frecuentemente reconocida como “Suciadelfia”, el problema de desechos de la ciudad es bien conocido, sobretodo en las áreas residenciales.
Fortune Magazine interviews Marlon Nichols, co-founder of Cross Culture Ventures, a V.C firm focused on the untapped talents of entrepreneurs of color. Nichols believes Latinos and Black offer attractive investment opportunities for entrepeneurs.
Philadelphia, often known for it’s Brotherly Love and as the founding place of America, is known for having another side. Often given the nickname of “Filthadelphia,” the city’s waste problem is well known, especially in residential areas.
In Lima's poorest districts, bands of citizens have assembled through social media to fight crime, often employing brutal tactics.
El Community College de Filadelfia
CCP a sanctuary?
Make love, not war. But if you want both, get married.
The divorce rate in America has fallen by 25% from 1980, mainly due to ageing population (the later you marry, the less possibilities to divorce; and less stigma on remaining single).
However, divorce is still common—more than 800,000 marriages were annulled in 2014—and it is often costly and protracted. The average American couple spends $15,000 and 10.7 months on a divorce process, plus the flames that always spark thanks to a legal system that encourages adversarial approach to divorce.
Rich Negrin runs for DA.
It is not clear yet what is going to be the fate of millions of undocumented migrant workers after Donald Trump’s formal ascension to presidency – massive deportations? Religious and social tests? – but immigration attorneys are getting ready for the worst case scenarios. And they are getting anxious trying to deal with uncertainty.
Sozi Tulante to speak at local event honoring lawyers.
El New American Economy.
Immigrant population in Lancaster grows.
Gender violence has become a worrying issue in Latin America, not only because of its social and Human impact, but because it has an economic cost too. The economic cost of gender violence in Latin America represents between 1% and 4% of the Latin America's GDP, according to a recent report of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Some jails in El Salvador can be called, simply, hell. Skin diseases, epidemics, tuberculosis, AIDS, violence, overcrowded cells, jailed children. Conditions are so horrible that the central government has forbidden access to the Red Cross. A few NGO’s are denouncing the humanitarian crisis in El Salvador prisons – which affect mainly the so called ‘pandilleros’ - in a call for world’s attention. As reported in EL FARO.
“Un adolescente sin hogar no se parece a lo que probablemente te imagines como un adolescente sin hogar”, explica John Ducoff, director ejecutivo de Covenant House Pennsylvania. “Los adolescentes y los niños se preocupan mucho por las apariencias y por cómo son percibidos. Por esta razón, se vuelven una comunidad invisible, y nuestra misión es sacarlos de la sombra”.
“A homeless teen isn’t what you probably think a homeless teen looks like,”John Ducoff, the Executive Director of Covenant House Pennsylvania, explains.“Teens and kids care too much about keeping up with appearances and how they’re perceived. For that reason, they remain an invisible community, and our mission is to bring them out of the shadows.”
"Sé que no todos ustedes son rencorosos, sé que no todos los Repúblicanos son deplorables, sé que no todos los conservadores son aborrecibles, sé que no todos los hombres Blancos son odiosos, pero aquellos de ustedes que apoyaron a Trump se transformaron en facilitadores del odio."
"I know that not all of you are hateful. I know that not every registered Republican is hateful. I know that not every conservative thinker is hateful. I know that not every White person is hateful. However, those of you who supported Trump all became enablers of hate."
Unlike other immigrants, to be a Latino is still a matter of phenotypes.
On our daily routine, the impressive wave of people that we meet and with whom we briefly share stations, sidewalks, benches and classrooms, turns out to be a diverse truss, rich in colors, nationalities, accents and idiosyncrasies.
A diferencia de otros inmigrantes, ser Latino sigue siendo un asunto de fenotipo.
En nuestra rutina diaria, el impresionante flujo de personas con las que compartimos brevemente estaciones, aceras, banquillos y salones resulta ser un entramado sumamente diverso, rico en colores, nacionalidades, acentos e idiosincrasias.
Call it “The Impossible Wall.”
We saw it with our own eyes this past weekend, and it was hard to believe.
“The Wall,” in our mind, is the one we see occasionally on TV, or, more frequently, the one built in the popular imagination by politicians who keep talking about it. But this imaginary wall has nothing to do with the real one you see once you get there and touch it with your own hands.