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Painting a Second Chance: The Life and Art of Luis “Suave” Gonzales

The art culture found in Philadelphia is known throughout the country for its unique styles and the dozens of murals found throughout the city. Many artists have made a name for themselves here through their art and their contributions to the community. With this culture comes many unique backstories to show where this art comes […]

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Mover and Shaker of the Month: Janet Ramos, Philly’s First Female Pastor

by John Fey 68% of Philadelphians identify as Christian, the largest faith group in the world. Home to historic churches around the city, Philly is an epicenter for Christian teachings, worship, and community services through the leaders of these churches. Janet Ramos, one of the city’s first female pastors, has been preaching to her mostly […]

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Virtual Tango Festival Offers Four Days of Nonstop Tango Activities over Memorial Day Weekend – All Online!

For Argentine tango dancers, it’s completely normal to gather with hundreds of people, packed together in a small space, to dance serially with different partners for a night, a weekend or a whole week. Our faces touch; we clasp each other’s hands; share food and drink over communal tables; and talk loudly up close to […]

City Council approved a resolution on Thursday that is pushing for Mayor Kenney to declare gun violence a citywide emergency in Philadelphia. The motion was brought forward by Councilmember Jamie Guthier and had 14 co-sponsors within the council. Council officials have cited a recent quadruple shooting in the Spring Garden neighborhood of the city as […]

Author: Fernando Mendez 3/2/21 One of Trump’s favorite declarations was false in every instance. He was fond of saying “Everybody knows…”. Before stating a lie, an exaggeration or a distortion. One of the most outrageous was this: “Everybody knows that I am smart.” Well, no, Mr. Trump, maybe the brainwashed millions who followed you believed […]

Author: Cesar Galvis 3/2/2021 En días pasados recordé parte de mi infancia y de momentos felices que pase junto a mis amigos y familiares. Recordé cuando jugaba en la calle y conversaba tópicos entretenidos que solamente nosotros entendíamos.  Nos comíamos un helado, nos reíamos, echábamos chistes, hablamos de tantas cosas que pasábamos ratos inolvidables. Ahora […]

This year will always be remembered for two things: the Covid-19 pandemic and the defeat of Donald Trump. The virus caused damage to the health of millions of Americans, killed more than 334 thousand, and destroyed the economy of the nation. Until Covid-19 arrived, Philadelphia had become one of the best restaurant cities in the […]

The art culture found in Philadelphia is known throughout the country for its unique styles and the dozens of murals found throughout the city. Many artists have made a name for themselves here through their art and their contributions to the community. With this culture comes many unique backstories to show where this art comes […]

by John Fey 68% of Philadelphians identify as Christian, the largest faith group in the world. Home to historic churches around the city, Philly is an epicenter for Christian teachings, worship, and community services through the leaders of these churches. Janet Ramos, one of the city’s first female pastors, has been preaching to her mostly […]

Pennsylvania will be strengthening its mask mandate after a spike in COVID-19 cases through the state, specifically in Philadelphia. In the city, Mayor Kenny announced yesterday that the city will begin undergoing more restrictions to businesses, restaurants, and public places to combat the rise of the virus. This includes businesses going back to working from […]

After a recent spike in COVID cases throughout the city, Mayor Kenney and other Philadelphia officials plan on announcing new restrictions on businesses, restaurants, and social gatherings. Similar to the last set of restrictions, these are meant to combat the rise of COVID cases and deaths in the city and the state. USALA Magazine will […]

Following the impeachment and removal of Martin Vizcarra, Peru’s third president in five years, the country had Manuel Merino replace the ousted Vizcarra. While Vizcarra’s two-year presidency was marred by controversy, especially after locking down his country during the COVID-19 pandemic and supplying no economic relief, Merino’s new position has further escalated the ongoing political […]

After much deliberation, the School District of Philadelphia has decided to delay in-person classes following an uptick of COVID cases in America. Schools in the city will continue with hybrid and online classes for the foreseeable future to ensure the safety of staff and students. Originally planning to go back to in-person classes in November, […]

After a long and contentious presidential race, former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected as the 46th President of the United States. After winning key swing states on Saturday morning, including Pennsylvania, Biden surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency at 290; President Trump is still at 214 electoral votes. While […]