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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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Evacuation Expert Fights To Rescue Morrisania

Two days before Hurricane Irene slammed into New York City, evacuation expert Maria Forbes was told by city’s emergency coordinators to prepare for a possible disaster. ...
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Occupy Bronx Day 2: Yankee Stadium Just Another Bailout

The New York Yankees are now squarely in the sights of the Occupy Bronx protesters, who consider themselves the real “99 percent” of the non-wealthy Americans. ...
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Deportation Due To Clerical Mistake

The New York State Youth Leadership Council will hold a rally and press conference to urge DHS to halt the deportation of Nadia Habib and her mother Nazmin Habib....
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Senator Will Not Tolerate Hatred

State Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) said that he will not tolerate any messages of hatred from Christians joining the rally Sunday against the new gay marriage law....
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Nina Rivera Designs Digital Billboard Against Youth Violence

This morning, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn joined with the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Jeanne Mullgrav and The Center to Prevent Youth Violence (CPYV) at MTV studios in Times Square to unveil a new digital billboard, designed by Bronx teen Nina Rivera to promote SPEAK UP NYC, a citywide youth violence prevention program funded by the City Council....
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Espaillat Votes For Marriage Equality

Shortly after 10:30 pm tonight, the New York State Senate passed marriage equality by a 33 – 29 vote. After voting “Yes” on the legislation, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement:...
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The New York Community Trust Awards $4.7M In Competitive Grants

The New York Community Trust, the largest private funder of City nonprofits, has made the following grants. The next round will be announced later this year in October. ...
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Renaming The Food Stamps Program

Anti-hunger advocates in New York want to change the name of the food stamps program to help avoid the stigma of receiving the benefit for the poor and working poor....
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Bronx Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage

Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Radio Vision Cristiana, a New Jersey-based Spanish-language AM radio station that broadcasts religious programming, are planning a march in opposition to the legalization of same-sex marriage....
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A Fresh Start For Men Serving Time On Rikers Island

Nationwide, the unemployment rate for all formerly incarcerated individuals is an astonishing 66 percent. In one program operated out of Rikers Island, however, the unemployment rate for its graduates at one year after their release is more than cut in half—to 29 percent....
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Bronx Japanese Relief Bake Sale

We teach kindergarten at Santa Maria School in Bronx, NY. Our students have been learning about Japanese culture and recently discussed ways to help Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and the tsunami....
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South Bronx: Highest US Hunger Rates

A new poll finds the city still has the hungriest congressional districts in the nation....
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Protest Of Immigrant Contractors Deal

Leaders of the South Bronx Community Congress plan a protest at the Jerome Avenue gate of Woodlawn Cemetery tomorrow, Thursday, February 17, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., during an emergency meeting of the Woodlawn Cemetery Board of Directors....
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Bronx Organization To Receive Funds

Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the South Bronx has been awarded a Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grant to help translate its vision for an exemplary art space into a buildable plan....
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New York's HOPE Survey

The Department of Homeless Services is counting down to the seventh annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) survey on January 31, 2011....
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LGBTQ Runaway & Homeless Youth

In commemoration of National Runaway Prevention Month, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Jeanne B. Mullgrav is hosting a series of forums in the five boroughs designed to build support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth....
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BP Diaz Hosts Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration, honoring individuals who have contributed to the growth and promotion of their community and culture.
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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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Mohammed Ademo

is a digital media student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is covering Morrisania for the BronxInk.org. Ademo previously worked as a community organizer and activist. He is also the founder of OPride.com, a website that aggregates news about his home country of Ethiopia.