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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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Occupy Bronx: Stop Police Brutality!

As distributed by Occupy Bronx:...
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Screen Debut Of ‘Speedsuit’ Gives Anti-Bullying Message New Voice

On Friday February 3, 2012 the Thessalonia Worship Center will host a private screening for "Speedsuit," a new independent film with a fresh take on teen bullying....
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When Cauliflower Becomes A Crime

Two recent demonstrations in the Bronx present a study in contrasts....
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Muslim Food Pantries In Bronx Need Help

This is the time of year when many families rely on assistance to put food on the table. And with the economy still struggling, many charities say contributions are hard to come by this holiday season....
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Kathy Zamechansky Honored By Ruben Diaz, Jr.

Kathy Landi Larson Zamechansky, President of KZA Realty Group, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in the New York City and Westchester County markets, was among four Italian-Americans recently honored by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., The Belmont Business Improvement District, and The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York....
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African Immigrants Add Their Own Flavor To South Bronx

On a recent chilly fall day, Bourema Niambele wore a black dashiki—a thin, loose, dress-like garment worn by West African men—to work. He complemented the African attire with his regular cowboy hat and orange, pointed toe shoes....
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The 60-Year-Old Virgin

What is it like to have lived your entire life without love?...
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Bengali Enclave Grows In Norwood

During the recent Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha, 62-year-old Mohammed Hussein sat in a loud, crowded Norwood apartment surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and several members of his extended family....
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Incarcerated Men Give Thanks For Their Fresh Start By Giving Back

This Thanksgiving, men on Rikers Island are giving back to the city by cooking turkeys and fixings for over 800 New Yorkers in need, including 400 elderly men and women who are home-bound....
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Bronx Students Occupy Public Education

A group of young activists from the Bronx called say they’re being deprived of a quality education, and they’re prepared to fight for something better....
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Occupy For Jobs Movement Is Launched

Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, ­activists have launched an Occupy For Jobs Network to demand a massive public works program big enough to provide jobs at union wages for the more than 30 million unemployed and underemployed workers in the country....
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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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Sex Workers Rights

Sex workers and sex trafficking survivors will hold a press conference on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Greenwich Village to remind policymakers that sex work is work. Sex trafficking involves coercion and should not be conflated with consensual sex work.
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Bronx Students Depart To “March For Our Lives”

On March 24, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined more than 150 students from five Bronx high schools in the early morning as they boarded buses to participate in the “March for Our Lives” against gun violence in Washington, DC.
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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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Peter Mirabella, PhD

is recently retired from the New York City Department of Education, where he taught elementary school for nearly 9 years. He completed the New York City Teaching Fellows Program in 2004. Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a public affairs speechwriter for over 20 years for such organizations as The New York Stock Exchange, KPMG Peat Marwick, Goldman Sachs, and the New York State Comptrollers Office. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the New School University and a M.A. Degree in education from Lehman College. Dr. Mirabella currently is writing a book about his experience as a New York City school teacher.