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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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Bronx Community Center Gets $12K

Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII), the nation's leading rent-to-own company, helped strengthen the sense of community for families residing in the Edenwald Housing Complex. Area Rent-A-Center representatives delivered and assembled more than $12,000 in electronics and furniture for the new Edenwald Beacon Community Center as part of the company's Random Acts of Caring program....
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The Clemenza Foundation's $50K Aid

Knowing all too well how the current economic situation is affecting local families and children, The Clemenza Foundation has once again made a major distribution to some of the neediest individuals in the community. The distribution included items, all brand new, ranging from clothing and shoes, to household goods and gift sets. The items were distributed directly to families in need, as well as given via major disbursements to organizations ranging from Madonna Heights and the SCO Family of Services to the Nassau-Suffolk Coalition for the Homeless....
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New York Welfare Checks To Increase

City and state officials said that this month, after nineteen years, welfare checks are set to increase, bringing the subsidy for a typical family of three to $321 a month, from $291. For a family of four, the subsidy will rise to $413.70 a month, from $375.70....
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Bronx Forum On Immigration Fraud

Representatives from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's Office held a public forum on the topic of Immigration Services Fraud and the Unauthorized Practice of Law at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital on Tuesday, June 30th....
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Smarter Seniors In The Bronx

A representative from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office spoke last week to members of the Rain East Tremont Senior Center about consumer fraud issues as part of Cuomo’s statewide Smart Seniors Program....
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Rikers Island Job Training Program

The Osborne Association’s Fresh Start Program trains men incarcerated on Rikers Island with the job skills and life skills they need to stay clean, hold down jobs, and avoid returning to crime. Fresh Start became part of the Osborne Association in 1997; and since that time, the program has served more than 450 inmates....
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Bronx Synagogues Get $$ For Security

The two Bronx synagogues targeted in a planned terror attack were each awarded $25,000 by New York's governor to beef up security. ...
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Strike At Stella D'Oro Continues

A strong turnout on May 30th sends a message: We Demand a Better Deal for Stella D'Oro Workers!...
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Bronx-Born Marine Stands Out

Sgt. Victor Arroyo, network operations supervisor for Regimental Combat Team 6, works at his computer while sipping on a hot cup of coffee in his work space aboard Camp Ramadi, Iraq, May 1, 2009....
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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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Children's Minister Begins Fact-Finding Mission To Bronx

Irish Children's Minister Katherine Zappone will lead a fact-finding mission to New York starting today to improve state agency co-operation on child protection.
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Innovative Community-Clinical Partnerships To Reduce Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities

To advance its mission to improve the health of local residents and address healthcare disparities, Bronx Health REACH continues to create community-based healthcare partnerships.
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BP Diaz Hosts The 15th Annual DiVA Spa

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the 15th annual DiVA Spa at the Bronx Museum of Arts. The event was designed to bring domestic violence awareness information to Bronx residents.
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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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Rani Molla

is a multimedia journalist focusing on the Highbridge neighborhood of South Bronx. She has worked at a variety of publications, most recently serving as the culture manager and art critic at the Santa Fe Reporter, an award-winning alternative weekly in New Mexico.