August 26, 2016 |
THE EFFORTS of the new salvage team brought aboard are already being felt on the S.S. Trump, which is listing 15 degrees. Campaign chairman Paul Manafort was forced to walk the plank, and was replaced with a yin and yang duet - positive vs. negative, good cop vs. bad cop. The chief executive ( bad cop) is Steve Bannon, a bare-knuckled brawler from the far-right Breitbart News operation, while senior adviser and pollster Kellyanne Conway (good cop) takes the title of campaign manager.
July 17, 2016 |
The Phillies' current 25-man roster contains as many players from Venezuela (6) as from the California, Texas and Florida teams combined. In all, there are 12 Phillies of Hispanic descent, including the team's leaders in batting average, home runs, RBIs, stolen bases, wins and ERA. All that represents a high-water mark in both quality and quantity for a franchise whose history with non-Anglo ballplayers dates back 81 years but who until recently failed...
June 16, 2016 |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed to let folic acid be added to corn masa flour, a change expected to spare Hispanic babies from devastating birth defects - and a change that some advocates say is long overdue. "With this approval, FDA is taking a powerful, preventive public health action," Jonca Bull, director of the FDA's Office of Minority Health, said in a statement. "Many Hispanic women don't benefit from the folic acid in cereal grain products because those products are not a mainstay of their regular diets.
March 15, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Time's up Too many debates? Way, way too many debates. During Wednesday's Democratic offering, I was able to give Hillary Clinton's and Bernie Sanders' answers before they did, using the same language they did ("Dems debate who's best for Hispanics," Thursday). I have heard them too many times. I'm done listening. |Dr. Steven Barrer, Huntingdon Valley, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2, 2016
ISSUE | PREJUDICE Respect, not hatred Racist and anti-Semitic comments were evidently made to disrupt a community meeting hosted by South Philadelphia HOMES ("Meeting ends after anti-Jewish comments," Wednesday). We are saddened to see that our progress as a society in racial, ethnic, and religious tolerance has been so limited since the 1930s. Expressing disagreement with the ideas and thoughts of others is essential in a democratic society. We always have, and it is hoped always will, defend this basic right.
February 19, 2016 |
AN INVESTMENT in young Hispanics today will mean a more prosperous future for all Philadelphians. Hispanics represent the fastest growing population in Philadelphia. And the Latino student population here is growing faster than any other group. Leadership across the city has been charged with confronting the nuances of this growth. But with growth comes growing pains . . . for Latinos, that is. The achievement gap between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white students is still hugely problematic, exacerbated by the fact that 44 percent of Latinos in Philadelphia live in poverty.
January 17, 2016 |
The rate of Hispanic children without health insurance fell to a historic low in 2014, the first year that key parts of Obamacare took effect, but they still represent a disproportionate share of the nation's uninsured youth, according to a new study. About 300,000 Hispanic children gained insurance in 2014 from 2013, dropping the number of uninsured to 1.7 million, researchers said. Their uninsured rate fell to 9.7 percent, almost 2 percentage points below the year before. In New Jersey, one of the 10 states with the largest populations of Hispanic children, the uninsurance rate for that group was 7.0 percent, compared with 7.4 percent in Pennsylvania.
January 3, 2016 |
Lidia Hernandez took chairs down off tables and unrolled mats on the floor of her East Camden restaurant, Lupita's, preparing for the lunch customers, who start coming as early as 11 a.m. Down the block on Federal Street, Monica Herrera talked with a client in her accounting office, tax forms strewed on the table. Across the street, Grisel Nunez organized the day's deliveries in her flower shop, Nyla's, behind a window decorated with poinsettias and wreaths. Along Federal from 21st to 27th Streets, shop owners pulled up metal grates, hosed off sidewalks, piped music out from speakers, and set Christmas trees in front of storefronts.
December 28, 2015 |
Cesar Conde, the head of Comcast-owned Telemundo network, peppers his conversation with references to popular American cable shows Homeland and Breaking Bad , and says it feels like a new era in Spanish-language TV. There is, Conde said, "a tectonic shift taking place in Hispanic media. " And Philadelphia's Comcast - which acquired the also-ran Telemundo network as part of its $30 billion deal for NBCUniversal in 2011 - is aiming to be a big part of it. The nation's cable giant, with tentacles all over the media landscape, is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to take on the No. 1 Spanish-language network, Univision, by developing faster-paced Americanized dramas, locking up the TV rights to World Cup Soccer into the 2020s, and launching live local newscasts in big TV markets, such as Philadelphia.
August 10, 2015 |
AS A CHILD in the first Hispanic family on his Fairhill block, Luis Torrado had to street fight to end the ethnic taunts from neighbor kids and gain their respect. As owner of Torrado Construction in Port Richmond, he's spent his adult years fighting negative attitudes toward hiring minority contractors by proving himself over and over again. It's been a long, tough journey since he grew up on Mascher Street near Tusculum in the '70s. "You had a choice," Torrado said. "You could bow down or you could fight.