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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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Android Pie: What Is It?

No, it is not something good to eat – although many would want a piece of it....
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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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Bronx Zoo's Congo Gorilla Forest Welcomes Newborn

A baby Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis) was born this month in the Congo Gorilla Forest at WCS’s Bronx Zoo and is currently on exhibit....
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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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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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"New York's Kindest" Dinner & Awards

Animal lovers gathered at City Winery on December 5 to honor individuals and organizations who have helped change the lives of NYC animals in need, and to raise funds for Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C), a nonprofit that takes in approximately 30,000 animals from across the five boroughs each year....
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5th Annual "Male Empowerment" Event For Minority High School Students

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that it will be hosting its 5th annual "Male Empowerment: Tying Into Manhood" event for male minority high school students on April 24, 2014....
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New York City Council Honors Hip Hop Legends

Hip-hop legends Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow and Grandmaster Flash were honoured by New York City officials....
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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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is a retiree and former member of AFSCME District Council 1707, AFM, CSA, OSA, and UFT. He continues to be an activist for worker rights.