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The Recession In The South Bronx

Not all South Bronx residents have been affected by the recession. For Morrisania resident Jose Martinez, life hasn’t changed during the recession because he didn’t have much else to lose.
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Bronx’s Future Depends On African Immigrants

A study by the Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP) of Fordham University, Bronx, NY has revealed that African immigrants in the Bronx are impacting positively the economy of Bronx and the New York state as a whole....
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ORT - An Organization That Empowers

On November 19th, 2009 ORT, the largest Jewish education and training non-governmental organization in the world open to people of all religions and ethnic backgrounds, had an inspiring and sentimental reception at the United Nations building to celebrate 130 brave years....
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Bronx On Bronx.com - His First Birthday

Ashlee Simpson and husband Peter Wentz mark a year today from the birth of their son Bronx. ...
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Panthers & Lords: In Unity & Struggle

The Maysles Institute will be hosting a series of films that will explore the roles played by two vital, revolutionary civil-rights groups, The Black Panthers and The Young Lords. ...
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice

On Tuesday, November 17, both Hoose and Colvin, who now lives in the Bronx, will be on-hand to speak about the book, Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice, during the 11th Annual National Book Awards Teen Press Conference, an event that gives more than 250 middle and high school students the chance to engage authors nominated for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature with questions on the nominated works and to learn from the Finalists first-hand about books that changed their own lives as children....
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Who Is Caring For The Caregivers?

The Obama administration issued a proclamation on November 3, 2009, officially declaring November as National Family Caregivers Month (NFC Month), to celebrate the estimated 50 million Americans providing care for their loved ones suffering from chronic ailments; disabilities or the frailties of old age. ...
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Ryan Hall Volunteers In South Bronx

Ryan and Sara Hall to fill 100 backpacks for Bronx xchoolchildren - the day after the ING NYC Marathon. ...
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SUS Awarded $3.75M To Help The Homeless

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) has been awarded two separate multi-year federal grant awards from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) totaling $3.75 million....
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New Yorkers Share Homes & Lives

To save money in this slow economy, New York City residents in all five boroughs are turning to Home Sharing. It is a free matching service and affordable housing option created by the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens to help people find a home that they can afford....
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Free SS Disability Benefits Seminars

White Plains law firm, Markhoff & Mittman, is offering two FREE seminars to help people learn more about obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits in New York City this month. The seminars are designed to help individuals learn more about obtaining Social Security Disability benefits....
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Diaz Creates Disability Advisory Council

...in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month....
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Single Bronx Mom Volunteers In Brazil

Gena Surphlis is a single mother from the Bronx seeking to raise funds to volunteer her time and services on a one week volunteer program in Salvador, Brazil with Cross-Cultural Solutions in January 2010....
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Celebrating Women Of Colour

The WBLS Circle of Sisters will be hosting a two day expo designed to unite and celebrate women of colour. The event will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues in Manhattan, on Saturday, October 10th from 10am to 10pm and Sunday, October 11th from 11am to 8pm....
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Hispanic Heritage Tour Of Woodlawn Cemetery

Founded in 1863, the Woodlawn Cemetery has a long tradition of serving New Yorkers of all cultures, religions and ethnic heritages. Among those at rest in the 400-acre burial ground are many individuals who took great pride in their Hispanic Heritage and made great contributions to the growth and diversity of New York. Heroes, Artists, Entertainers, Business Leaders and Sports Figures are among those in Woodlawn’s care....
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21,000 Lb Food Donation To City Harvest

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Levy Restaurants, the official restaurateur of the US Open, teamed up to donate more than 21,000 pounds of unused food to City Harvest following the 2009 US Open....
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From South Bronx To Manhattan & Back

Alexie Torres-Fleming, speaker and Christian urban leader, shared her faith journey with the Goshen College community at the special “Celebrate Service Day” chapel on Wednesday morning....
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Celebrating Garifuna Month In Bronx

Garifuna Heritage Month 2010 will be hosted by Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc....
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Bronx Nonprofits Pushed To The Edge

A heartbreaking report released today by Human Service Council (HSC) and Baruch College: School of Public Affairs shows that the majority of human services organizations in New York City are seeing major decreases to public and private funding due to the economic recession....
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Abuse In NYS Juvenile Justice Facilities

The United States Department of Justice has released a report stating youths’ civil rights have been violated in New York State’s juvenile justice system — highlighting abuses such as excessive force, youth injury, and lack of treatment....
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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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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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Diane A. Thompson, MD, MS

is a physician and radio host of Health Talk with Dr. Diane, MD at blogtalkradio.com/drdianethompson. She has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years, first as a registered nurse, then as a nurse practitioner, and now as a physician. She is an author, a health and empowerment speaker, a wellness coach, an esthetic specialist, and holds a certificate in sports nutrition. Dr. Diane, MD may be contacted at DrDianeThompson.com , via social media at facebook.com/DrDianeAThompson or via e-mail at Dr.DianeThompson@gmail.com.