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Celebrating New York's Black First Responders

Black History Month kicks off on Friday with NYC Council Member Andy King and the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program celebrating New York's Black leaders who have instilled safety in New Yorkers as our city's first responders.

 

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Human Zoos: America's Forgotten History Of Scientific Racism

If you have not already seen or ordered the new documentary Human Zoos, by John West, you should. You can watch the film now on Amazon Prime or get it on DVD or Blu-ray....
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Renovations Coming To Bronx Veterans Memorial

A memorial that honors veterans from the Bronx will be receiving a total renovation....
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Grateful And Honorable Dutch Families Adopt The WWII Graves Of Fallen Americans In The Netherlands

September 1944... our town Margraten, in the South of the Netherlands, was liberated by (mostly) US soldiers. The rest of the Netherlands had to wait untill May 1945 to be liberated from German occupation. ...
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Bronx Native Takes Helm of Central Park Precinct

In his first few months of taking command of the Central Park precinct, police captain Peter Andrea led the rescue of seven teens who fell into a frozen pond and also locked up a serial robber....
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A&I Honors Social Entrepreneur Majora Carter

“Majora Carter’s in the house!” Nancy Yao Massbach shouted from the podium in the ballroom of the Omni Hotel....
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New York City Is Hotspot For Nature

New York may not be the first place you would think of to adventure in the great outdoors, but it does offer opportunities to enjoy nature. Take the alluring New York Botanical Gardens, for example....
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Evan Chesler

Born in Bronx on July 17, 1949, Evan Chesler received an A.B. degree from New York University with highest honors in history, and then an M.A. from Hunter College in Russian area studies....
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Bess Myerson, The Bronx Beauty Who Refused To Change Her Name

The fact that Bess Myerson, whose death at age 90 on December 14 was recently announced, remains the only Jewish winner in the 90-plus year history of the Miss America pageant surely says more about that contest than it does about her....
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Bronx Native Strives To Build A Stronger Community

Eric Gordon is a Bronx boy who grew up in the shadows of Yankee Stadium and who lived in New York City for much of his adult life....
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The Bronx Borough President Attempted To Invade Manhattan In 1939

Just before noon on a cool, blustery Saturday in March, 1939, a limousine pulled up to the corner of 225th Street and Jacobus Place in the Marble Hill neighborhood of Manhattan....
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, born October 5, 1958, is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History....
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How Did “Parkchester” Get Its Name?

In the conversation about oddly named neighborhoods in New York City, Parkchester probably comes across as one of the more normal-sounding. Spuyten Duyvil and Morrisania have Parkchester beat in that department....
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Alynda Lee Segarra

Segarra grew up in Bronx, and is of Puerto Rican descent. She says she was raised by her aunt Mirida and though she was distant from her mother she remained very close to her father as a child....
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Historian Examines Lives Of Slaves In Bronx

Street names in Bronx tell a story of families who owned the land that was once there....
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Shaun Ross

Shaun Ross, born in Bronx on May 10, 1991, is an Afro-American professional fashion model, actor and dancer, best known for being the first male albino model. ...
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Bob Lefkowitz

In “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm,” Bob Lefkowitz will describe his journey from a middle-class Jewish upbringing in the East Bronx to receiving the Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in 2012 during a presentation at 11 a.m. Sunday at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St....
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Diahann Carroll

Carroll was born Carol Diahann Johnson in Bronx, New York on July 17, 1935, to John Johnson, of Aiken, South Carolina, and Mabel (Faulk), of Bladenboro, North Carolina. ...
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Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker

Growing up in Bronx, Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker was fortunate to have a strong family support system cheering her on from the sidelines....
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Bronx Celebrates Centennial

Bronx is celebrating its centennial this year....
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Barbara Akowuah is a native New Yorker and aspiring Journalist and Entrepreneur. Barbara was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and has also resided in Queens, New York and Baltimore, Maryland. Barbara has a B.A. in History from the City University of New York-Queens College. Among other things Barbara is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and has written numerous articles for various publications. In her spare time she enjoys, writing, music, and sports.