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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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Gangs, Raids And Conspiracy: New York's Addiction To Incarceration

You are invited to a very important community forum for both youth advocates & families that live in or near New York City housing projects. The admission is free....
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African American Abrazo (Embrace) In New York

State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz together with Assembly Members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepúlveda, Michael Blake, Victor Pichardo and Councilmember Rafael Salamanca announce the celebration of the Annual “African-American Abrazo” (Embrace) in New York State....
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Statement From Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., On Lunar New Year

English: “As New Yorkers across the city join together to ring in the Year of the Rooster, I would like to wish everyone celebrating a happy ...
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Statement From Mayor Bill De Blasio On Lunar New Year

English: "I wish all those celebrating across the Asian diaspora a happy and healthy Lunar New Year. As the proud city of immigrants, we cherish every ...
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Creating Unity In The Community

The public is invited to a conversation about service and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....
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Bronx Borough President Diaz To Odell Beckham & Von Miller

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter to NFL stars Odell Beckham Jr., wide receiver for the New York Giants, and Von Miller, linebacker for the Denver Broncos, regarding the pair’s recent, highly publicized visit to the notorious Sin City, a strip club located in South Bronx. ...
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The Other Man / Collection Of Sayings

The Other Man A normal man treats his children like children. The other man treats his children like adults, and when they grow up he treats ...
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Independence Day

Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire....
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Holocaust Survivor’s Daughter Inspires Forgiveness In Riverdale Double-Header

Renown author/speaker Karen Kaplan will be in Riverdale to share her Memoir, Descendants Of Rajgród: "Learning To Forgive"....
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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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NYC Kicks Off Veterans Week By Displaying Military Service Branch Flags

Today, New York City kicked off “Veterans’ Week”, a week of celebratory activities leading up to Veterans’ Day on November 11th.
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Bronx Stands United Against Hatred

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York held an interfaith prayer vigil to support the Jewish community and stand united against hatred in response to the murder of 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend.
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BP Diaz & CM Gibson Host “National Coming Out Day” Celebration

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson Destination Tomorrow and local residents co-hosted a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of “National Coming Out Day” as part of LGBTQ History Month.
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Dear Future: Coca-Cola Co. USA Calls On Young Adults For Change-Making Ideas To Renew Local Communities

A Coca-Cola USA campaign that began as a humble reintroduction has evolved into a community-focused call to action.
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Why Horse Racing In Australia Needs A Social License To Operate

Racing industry has grown exponentially since it started.
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BP Diaz Hosts 8th Annual LGBTQ & Allies Pride Awards

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his office’s 8th annual LGBTQ & Allies Pride Awards Ceremony at Billy’s Sports Bar in South Bronx.
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BP Diaz & LGBTQ Community Raise The Rainbow Flag At The Bronx County Building To Celebrate Pride Month

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined members of the City’s LGBTQ community to raise the rainbow flag at the Bronx County Building.
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High Times

The world is changing at a very fast pace. This change is not just in the technology but also in socially accepted things.
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Senior & Parent Events As Bronx Week 2018 Continues

On Thursday, May 17, 2018 (tomorrow), Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host two events, as part of Borough President Diaz Jr.'s annual Bronx Week celebration.
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Jewish Americans Honored For Contributions To Bronx Community

The achievements and contributions of Jewish Americans are being recognized this month.

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Chase Scheinbaum

is a student at the Columbia Journalism School, covering the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before coming to Columbia he worked as a staff reporter for a midsize daily newspaper in Western Massachusetts, and a freelance writer for regional magazines and a daily newspaper there.