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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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The Bronx Declaration

The Manhattan Declaration got bogged down with a bunch of irrelevant stuff. Here's an alternative, the Bronx (another part of New York City, for those wondering what Bronx has to do with anything) Declaration:...
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$25M In Homeless Housing Grants

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that nearly $25 million has been awarded to fund homeless housing projects and related support services throughout the State. Six organizations will share in the funding that will support the creation of more than 500 housing units. ...
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Residential Services For Adults

Leake & Watts opened a new community residence for six young men with developmental disabilities on November 17th. The new home, named Sevilla, provides 24 hour care and support and is the second opened by Leake & Watts in 2009....
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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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Borough President Diaz Hosts Annual Sweethearts Luncheon

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Healthfirst co-hosted the "12th Annual Bronx Sweetheart Luncheon" at Villa Barone Manor, honoring over 65 couples who have been married 50 years or more.
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BP Diaz Visits SAGE Center Bronx On St. Valentine's Day

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr visited SAGE Center Bronx for a Valentine's Day gathering.
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Forgotten American Traditions

Across America, we celebrate and mark quite a few occasions on an annual basis.
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Creating Unity In The Community Parkchester’s Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, the community turned out to enjoy Parkchester’s Annual Celebration of Kwanzaa, a much-needed festive gathering.
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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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Alma Watkins

EZ Al is a Native American with African and German descent who hails from the Bronx. At an early age she developed a love for music, art, and photography. She has photographed films, videos, fashion and political events. She is inspired by and influenced by talented photographers of today and graffiti artist of yesterday. Her motto is to live life is to love life.