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Nonprofit CEO Brissett-Andre Among 2016 Brava Award Honorees

Yvette Brissett-Andre, Executive Director, Unique People Services (UPS), is a recipient of New York SmartCEO’s 2016 Brava Awards.
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Bronx Kid Reached Out To A Queens Kid And Look What Happened!

Twenty five years ago, the big unknown star in college basketball was a little known kid from NYC. Seton Hall had never won the Big East tournament, and out of the blue, Oliver Taylor dazzled the Garden and helped Seton Hall hoist the trophy, while winning his own trophy, as MVP....
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Before-And-After Slides Paint Vivid Image Of The Rejuvenation Of Bronx

With the Bronx serving as the city’s next real estate frontier, developers and investors have been eyeing commercial and residential opportunities alike; according to data from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s office, in 2014 alone, Bronx saw an influx of $1.2 billion worth of real estate investment (26% more than in the year before) – mostly directed towards new residential projects, that have been replacing either blighted structures or partly vacant lots....
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MetroPlus Health Plan Sponsored The 1st Mother-Love & Father-Love Awards Luncheon

On Friday, September 11th MetroPlus Health Plan sponsored the first Mother-Love & Father Love Awards Luncheon at Lehman College/CUNY....
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New Affordable-Housing Community Under Construction In Bronx

Community leaders, affordable-housing advocates and key investment partners toured a new 68-unit affordable-housing development under construction in Bronx that will integrate high-quality affordable housing with supportive services....
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A Better Way To Shine Light In A Dark World

Years ago I purchased a headlamp - a small flashlight that straps around your head to light your way. It is really useful because it leaves both your hands free as you work or walk. I used my headlamp during the dark half of the year to exercise my dog in dark pastures and an undeveloped No Man's Land on a steep hill near my house....
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New Housing & Services Lift Veterans In Bronx

A new housing development in South Bronx is helping chronically homeless veterans move from shelters and street corners to safe, decent apartments where they can finally get the social services they need....
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LGBT Housing Coming To Bronx With help from pop star Cyndi Lauper

A supportive housing complex for LGBT youth is coming to Jerome Avenue — the site is named after the Cyndi Lauper "True Colors" song because the pop icon had a hand in the project....
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Bronx Suicide Prevention Walk

People gathered in Van Cortlandt Park Sunday to educate and raise awareness about suicide prevention....
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CITGO Helps Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church

CITGO Petroleum Corporation hosted a special celebration at the Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church on September 26, 2014, highlighting the completion of a food storage container that CITGO donated earlier this year for the church’s food pantry program....
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Bronx Organization To Host Father-Daughter Dance For Former Prisoners

A Bronx organization is working to help formerly imprisoned dads reconnect with their daughters this Father's Day....
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Bronx LGBTQ Center Announces Outreach Initiatives

Tym Moss of the Bronx LGBTQ Center, along with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and other speakers (Senator Jose Serrano, Chanel Lopez of the Anti-Violence Project, Reverand James Dusenbury of In The Life Ministries, and Cynthia Tompkins of WAVE - Women Against Violence Everywhere) announced plans for more community outreach programs in Bronx, where they say assaults often go unreported or uncovered in the media....
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Bronx Borough President Outraged By “Ghetto” Bus Tour

A bus tour operated three times per week promises to take tourists “through a real New York City GHETTO," all the while doling out misinformation to mostly Australians and Europeans....
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What You Can Do To Help Decrease Violence Against Women

December 6th was celebrated as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This was established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, and marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. It is said that they paid the ultimate price simply because they were women....
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Dashing For Safety

I was minding my own business in my kitchen the other day, tossing some eggshells into the small garbage pail that sits underneath the sink. Suddenly I heard a rustle coming from the plastic lining the garbage pail....
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Picture The Homeless Presents

In January 2012, Picture The Homeless issued a report, "Banking on Vacancy: Homelessness and Real Estate Speculation" documenting the outstanding amount of underutilized housing stock that is available in just a third of New York City....
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Bronx Workers & Youth Speak Out Against Stop-And-Frisk

WSWS reporters spoke with residents of the Melrose neighborhood of the South Bronx in New York City, where police harassment is pervasive. This overwhelmingly working class and minority area is among the city’s poorest areas, with the median household income barely reaching $20,000. The official poverty rate is 42 percent; official unemployment stands at 16 percent....
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In 1906, The Bronx Zoo Caged A Black Man On Display In The Monkey House

The young black man who arrived at the Bronx Zoo in the summer of 1906 cut a striking figure. Barely dressed, he was carrying a wooden bow, a quiver of arrows, and a chimpanzee. He stood 4’ 11” tall and weighed 103 pounds, and when he smiled, he revealed a set of pointy whittled teeth, like a piranha’s....
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Intergenerational Networking Event For Bronx Youth

Celebrating the end of Women's History Month, Prep 4 Success (under the auspice of Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corp. [NIDC]) & the Young Women's Leadership of Collegiate Institute for Math & Science presents a professional networking opportunity along with an abundance of youthful potential for a powerful event on the Christopher Columbus High School campus....
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Domestic Violence: A Bronx Community Affair

When most people hear the words domestic violence they think that its about a man battering a woman and how its not their problem....
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Puerto Rican Heritage Month Celebration

You do not want to miss the Puerto Rican Heritage Month Celebration.
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Children's Minister Begins Fact-Finding Mission To Bronx

Irish Children's Minister Katherine Zappone will lead a fact-finding mission to New York starting today to improve state agency co-operation on child protection.
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Innovative Community-Clinical Partnerships To Reduce Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities

To advance its mission to improve the health of local residents and address healthcare disparities, Bronx Health REACH continues to create community-based healthcare partnerships.
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BP Diaz Hosts The 15th Annual DiVA Spa

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the 15th annual DiVA Spa at the Bronx Museum of Arts. The event was designed to bring domestic violence awareness information to Bronx residents.
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Odiosas Is Creating A Space For Intersectional Hood Feminists In Bronx

New York is a repository of feminist thought and activism. Across NYC’s boroughs, you can catch statues memorializing black heroines, bookstores teeming with literature on gender, race, and sexuality, women-only work spaces, and college classes delving into feminist theory.
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Bronx Daughter, U.S. Marine Honored

The roar of the city seemed to fade as if the borough was offering its humble respect toward the group who gathered to honor one of Bronx’s own daughters – Marine Corps Cpl. Ramona M. Valdez, a 20-year-old New York City native who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving overseas.
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9/11 Memorial At Jacobi

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Community Advisory Board is inviting you to join us in a solemn ceremony at the Memorial Garden on the Jacobi Medical Center campus to commemorate the 16th Anniversary of September 11, 2001.
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The Unbridgeable Chasm Between The Bronx And The Police

“Is there a possibility for this community and police to restore a relationship?” Artist Shaun Leonardo asked three panelists at the Laundromat Project. The answer was a unequivocal "No".

Poverty Prison

Imagine sitting in a cell, while awaiting trial for a misdemeanor: you are unable to return to your family, because you cannot afford the bail that was set at arraignment. At this point, you are no longer innocent until proven guilty — you are jailed until proven wealthy.
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Free Food For Black People - Black Racism Against Whites In Bronx

A pop-up food cart with paper plates signs reading “free food for black people” in the streets of New York has been branded “racist” by angry onlookers.

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Lulaine Compere

graduated from St. John's University in 2007. Since then he has been freelancing for different magazines and newspapers. He also has radio experience when he worked at WBAI (99.5) in New York. Some of the publications he has written for include the Norwood News, a community newspaper, The Bronx News Network, a community website, The Source Magazine, Urban Latino Magazine, Latin Trends Magazine, Financial Planning Magazine and On Wall Street Magazine to name a few.