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Joshua Santiago is raising awareness about homelessness in Philadelphia and beyond as he builds an initiative that would allow him to travel throughout the country with an RV mobile barbershop.

Award-winning journalist Alfredo Corchado launches new book in Philadelphia

 06/05/2018 - 13:13
Alfredo Corchado, Mexican-American journalist and current Mexico City bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, spoke about his new book, "HOMELANDS: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration," on June 4. Photo: Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

In Alfredo Corchado’s latest work, "Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration," the author traces the Mexican-American migration story through his own experience and that of three friends he first met in Philadelphia 30 years ago.

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The built-in insanity of believing promise breakers will keep promises

 05/23/2018 - 15:22
Facsimile of former Councilman Angel Ortiz's report "The Illusion of Inclusion". Photo: Linn Washington.

Former Philadelphia City Councilman Angel Ortiz, the first Latino to serve on that legislative body, released a perceptive report in February 2001 that detailed deep discrimination in this city’s public and private sectors that deliberately disadvantaged racial minorities and women.

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