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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design creates programming and exhibit on La Borinqueña, an Afro-Latina superhero

On The Spark Thursday we discussed the new graphic novel superhero, its impact on the community, and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design La Borinqueña programming and exhibit, which opens Tuesday, with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, award-winning graphic novelist and creator of La Borinqueña and Alex Schaufele, director of exhibitions at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

By Aniya Faulcon

Lawsuit demands York County do more to help Spanish-speaking voters

A Latino advocacy group is suing the York County Board of elections, claiming it fails to ensure required language access for Spanish-speaking voters — Puerto Ricans in particular — at polling places.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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Alma’s Way is coming your way

Set in the Bronx, Alma’s Way will help kids recognize their own power to think things through. 

By Fred Vigeant/WITF

Allentown Black and Latino communities work toward unity after on-air racism row

The conversation around anti-Blackness in the Latino community is part of the national zeitgeist. An incident several weeks ago brought the subject front and center in the 222 Corridor.

By Anthony Orozco

This Pa. mayor’s trip to Puerto Rico during pandemic drew criticism, attention to Latino health disparities

Reading Mayor Eddie Moran’s recent trip was not prohibited, but some say it was irresponsible as COVID-19 infection rates surge across the country.

By Anthony Orozco

Puerto Rican community in Pa. displaced by Hurricane Maria eager to vote in 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the Puerto Rican population in the United States grew by more than 200,000 from 2017 to 2018. In Pennsylvania, the increase was nearly 32 thousand – more than for any state except Florida.

Displaced Puerto Rican voters are among the half-million Latinos eligible to vote in the commonwealth, a presence that could prove critical as both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden see Pennsylvania as in their grasp in November.

By Alanna Elder/WITF