A Place We Can All Call Home

By Benjamin Butz-Weidner In the late 1800s my great-great grandparents emigrated from Germany to the United States. They settled in West Virginia and middle Pennsylvania, eventually finding permanence in North Philadelphia, which until the 1950s was by an unspoken law divided into ethnic enclaves. My grandmother, describing to me the Philadelphia of her childhood on a restaurant napkin, [...]

Celebrating Heritage: A Time for Reflection and Building an Inclusive Future

by Peter Gonzales Today marks the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time when Americans celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Last week, I had the humbling experience of being honored by Al Dia News as a nonprofit leader with [...]