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Teen Uses The Internet To Mentor 6th Graders

With all the news of cyberbullying, videos on YouTube of middle and high school student brawling and on YouTube and “sexting”, digital technology has become, in many ways, a dangerous frontier.

Give A Child A Chance To Succeed

Some kids really look forward to going back to school. Especially kids whose parents have shown them the importance of a sound education. Unfortunately, some New York City children are facing the school year without the help of their families....
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The Right To Look Ridiculous: Defended

You have the right to look ridiculous, especially in New York....
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Gang Membership Up 42,000 Nationwide Since 2002

In a matter of days, about 130 youth from across the country will converge at the nation’s capital to push for an end to gang violence....
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Annual Bronx Family Day To Be Held

The 1st Annual Bronx Family Day will inspire creativity in children and adults alike through its interactive programs and musical delights. Featuring a lively, exciting mix of Latin and American inspired music and dance artists, the entire family will be entertained!...
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Now Recruiting For Bronx Leaders

We Are The Bronx (WATB) fellowship is currently accepting applications from Bronx community leaders to apply to participate in a professional development program to strengthen themselves, their agencies, the Bronx, as well as to learn how to bring resources and best practices to their community....
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Saint Dominic’s Home Names CFO

Saint Dominic’s Home Executive Director Judith Kydon today announced the appointment of Ken Gruber as the nonprofit agency’s new Chief Financial Officer. Gruber joins Blauvelt, N.Y.-based Saint Dominic’s Home from the New York City office of Tatum LLC, where he was a partner of the nation's largest executive services firm....
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New York’s Drug-Free Heroes

Some of New York’s true heroes in the fight to keep our kids off drugs will be honored by the Foundation for a Drug Free World, Founder of the Award-Winning “Truth About Drugs” Campaign, in a ceremony on June 24 at the Church of Scientology New York, as part of the UN’s International Day Against Drug Abuse....
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Union Notifies Public On Looming Strike

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500, New York State's largest grocery workers Union, has begun the process of notifying the public and local enforcement of a potential strike that could effect over 150 supermarkets and 16,000 workers. With a contract expiration date of June 26th, any potential job action could effect the 4th of July weekend for hundreds of thousands of customers. ...
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Hutchinson Metro Center Steps Up

After being shunned by Empire State Building owner Anthony Malkin, Mother Teresa will be honored on what would have been her 100th birthday, at least in Bronx....
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Severe Cuts For The Impoverished In NY

Regarding New York State's severe cuts to programs for impoverished New Yorkers:...
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Crisis In Custody Courts

For years, protective mothers have complained about a broken custody court system giving custody to abusive fathers. A new book based on multi-disciplinary research has confirmed that common mistakes in the custody courts have resulted in thousands of children being forced to live with abusers....
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Student Apathy, No More

Students take a stand and make a statement: Not by dressing differently or sporting a ribbon or bracelet, but by living outside their comfort zones in a sign of solidarity with refugees around the world....
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Bronx Crime Victims Information Fair

In observation of the United States National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, celebrated from April 18th, 2010 to April 24th, 2010, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College is partnering with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office to host a Crime Victims Information Fair to provide information and available resources to victims of crime....
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Ban On Provocative Children’s Clothing

Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (Brooklyn), will soon be introducing legislation that will call on the State Comptroller to cease investments in corporations that design, manufacture, and sell provocative children’s clothing....
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7th Gr. Bronx Student Raises $298.77

Adam A. Israfil, a 12 year old 7th grade student in M.S. 101 EDWARD R BYRNE School in BRONX, NY, was motivated by his teachers & his personal desire to help the earthquake victims of Haiti....
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Free SS Disability Benefits Seminar

White Plains law firm, Markhoff & Mittman, is offering a FREE seminar to help people learn more about obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits in the Bronx this month. The seminar is designed to help individuals learn more about obtaining Federal Social Security Disability benefits....
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Bronx Mercy Center's 20th Anniversary

This Saturday, January 9th, Mercy Center, a community resource of the South Bronx, will launch a yearlong celebration commemorating it's 20th Year of serving the Mott Haven community and beyond....
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Grants Awarded For The 2010 Census

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that 31 grants totaling $2 million have been awarded to community groups and local governments that will assist the federal government in ensuring every New Yorker is counted during next year’s census....
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A Renaissance Christmas In The Bronx

Renaissance E.M.S. (Education, Music and Sports) is a nonprofit organization located in the South Bronx that serves over 1,000 inner city youths with a first rate performance based music program and a very competitive basketball program along with an academic enrichment and social development agenda that is integrated into all of our programs and that attempts to close part of the gap left by the public schools and by difficult family circumstances....
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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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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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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.