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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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For A Woman On The 6 Train

To start, I admit to being a thick-skinned New Yorker. After nearly forty-years here, there is little that this city can offer which would evoke even an emotion. This is particularly true in the New York City subways. Rats run across the subway tracks....
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Lower Bronx River Restoration Initiative

Reclaimed concrete plant becomes a community resource. ...
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Women's Empowerment Hotline

Over 23% of men incarcerated in New York State are married or were living in a common law arrangement at the time of their arrest. The percentage of incarcerated men with female intimate partners increases when the number of men with girlfriends is also considered....
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Bronx Purple Heart Soldier Honored With A Donated Home

New York City will honor the courage and patriotism of US Army Specialist Roberto Reyes, who served two Iraq tours, was awarded with a Purple Heart, earned two combat Action Badges and endured 16 combat injuries on Saturday July 25, 2009 at 12pm in the Bronx, New York with a First Nail Ceremony for the non-profit A Home for Robert....
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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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Roheeni Saxena

is a graduate student at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she is pursuing her master of public health degree. She has professional experience working with outdoor education programs at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and her graduate work has focused on health and science education for children living in Northern Manhattan. Inquiries can be directed towards roheeni.saxena@gmail.com.