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Bronx Looks To Capitalize As Hip-Hop's Birthplace

In the 1970s, DJs, dancers, graffiti artists and the first rappers came together in the burned-out buildings of Bronx, giving birth to hip-hop.
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Upcoming Release of The Bronx Kill, A Novel By Philip Cioffari

Livingston Press announces the upcoming release of The Bronx Kill, a novel by Philip Cioffari. The Bronx Kill will be published in trade paper (978-1604891874, 254 pages, $16.95), hardcover (978-1604891867, $25.95) and eBook editions and will be available wherever fine books are sold on March 30, 2017....
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Bronx Borough President Hosts The Greek History And Heritage Celebration

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr hosts on Thursday his annual Greek History and Heritage Celebration, co-sponsored by New York State State Senator Michael Gianaris, New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides and The Hellenic Orthodox Community of Bronx....
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Bronx Author Publishes Novel

The Return, a new book by Evelyn P. Douglas, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc....
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New York Gov. Cuomo Joins Union Fight To Preserve ACA

At a Bronx rally packed with supporters Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended the Affordable Care Act and warned that Washington, DC, is abandoning the middle class. ...
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A Russian Revolutionary In Bronx

Kenneth D. Ackerman’s Trotsky in New York 1917 has much to offer the reader. It also has some serious problems. Before getting to those let me discuss why the book deserves a place on the shelf of anyone interested in the life and ideas of Trotsky, the history of Marxism in America, New York at the time of World War I, and the Russian Revolution. ...
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The Orchid Show: Thailand In Bronx

The 15th installment of the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show features a complementary schedule of events and activities revolving around its titular flower and this year’s theme: Thailand....
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Read Chapter Two of Matt Centrowitz’s New Book “Like Father, Like Son”

This book is heartwarming, and fabulous. Work hard and you can achieve anything-but your hard work rubs off on your children. What a fine example of courage and love. This book should set an example to all who have dreams....
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Black History Month Celebration Series At Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning

February is Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning's (JCAL) Black History Month Celebration Series. Join us each weekend in February for exhibits, performances, film screenings, and so much more....
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Reading: Drama From The Diaspora By Writer & Playwright Amba Chevannes

February is Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning's (JCAL) Black History Month Celebration Series. Join us each weekend in February for exhibits, performances, film screenings, and so much more....
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Bronx Trolley Night

Hop off the Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum for a free guided tour of the exhibitions with a Museum teaching artist....
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Creating New York City’s First-Ever Comprehensive Cultural Plan

On January 25 at the Bronx Zoo, the CreateNYC team will hold its Bronx borough-wide workshop where residents can participate in the process of creating New York City’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan....
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Shawntá Pulliam Rising From Breakdown To Breakthrough

Morgan James’s new book release, Hell Bent Heaven Bound: One Woman’s Journey from the Drug House to the King’s House by Shawntá Pulliam recounts Pulliam’s journey from breakdown to breakthrough that led her to find the gift God had planted down inside her....
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Bronx Requiem: A Novel

The death of Paco "Packy" Johnson should not have surprised anyone....
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A Bronx Boy's Tale

A Bronx Boy's Tale details the life of the author as he witnessed the major historical events on the 1960's and 1970's. Although it was a time of social upheaval and strife, Jimmy's family, friends and the Beautiful Bronx all made the experience glorious....
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The Coriolis Effect, A Novel By JT

"The Coriolis Effect" is a Bronx-based crime novel and a love story that illuminates the goodness of men and the achievements of masculinity....
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Wave Hill Is Voted The "Most-Loved Cultural Venue"

Wave Hill is deeply honored to have been voted the “most-loved cultural venue” by New Yorkers for Time Out New York’s first-ever Love New York Awards! A public garden and cultural center in Bronx, Wave Hill outranked all other neighborhood winners, including the Highline, the Apollo Theatre and the American Museum of Natural History—including Bronx’s own New York Botanical Garden and Bronx Zoo—to win the city title and this touching tribute....
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Breaking Ground On BCA@2700

Today the Bronx Council on the Arts was joined by NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, NYC Councilman James Vacca, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and other local officials to celebrate the start of construction on BCA@2700....
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Summer In Bronx

The sweltering heat brings out the tastes and acoustics of summertime in Bronx. The nostalgic sound of Mister Softee and the sweetness of Italian ices are slivers of the atmosphere that is around these warmer months....
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Poetry Town Hall At Poe!

Our friends at La Sopa (School of Poetic Arts) are still registering folks for their summer installment of poetry-focused programs at the Loisaida Center in the Lower East Side....
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Bronx Book Festival

Bronx Book Festival founder Saraciea Fennell told the media that the inaugural event, which took place on Saturday, May 19, outdoors at Fordham University Plaza, was a great success.
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Music & Arts: SoBro Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos

Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education and Bronx Music Heritage Center are proud to present the South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos. This fun, family-friendly festival celebrates the rich cultural contributions of the communities that make South Bronx their home.
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Wave Hill Voted The Most-Loved Cultural Institution In New York City

Wave Hill is deeply honored to have been voted the most-loved cultural spot in Time Out New York’s Love New York Awards 2018.
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Celebration Of The 8th “Abrazo Garifuna In New York.”

Council Member Rev. Rubén Díaz, in conjunction with New York State Senator Luis Sepulveda, Assemblymen Marcos Crespo, Victor Pichardo and City Council Member Rafael Salamanca, will celebrate the 8th “Abrazo Garifuna Banquet in New York.” in recognition of Garifuna Heritage Month.
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BP Diaz Hosts Annual Irish Heritage & Culture Celebration

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Irish Heritage & Culture Celebration at the Rambling House in Woodlawn.
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African American Abrazo (Embrace) In New York

You should know that this Friday, February 23, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at Maestros Caterer’s, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, in Bronx, together with Assembly Members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda, Victor Pichardo and Council Member Rafael Salamanca we will be celebrating the Annual “African American Embrace “Abrazo Afro-Americano” in recognition of the Black Heritage Month.
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New Book About A 20th Century “Every Man” Shines Light On Nation’s History & The Greatest Generation

Harry Greissman, raised in 1920’s and 30’s Brooklyn by his immigrant parents, represented the Greatest Generation as he defeated the Nazis in World War II, became the first in his family to graduate college, led the exodus to the suburbs in Westchester, served for 40 years as a “Mad Men” in an anti-Semitic advertising agency, and retired to sunny Florida.
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BP Diaz Hosts “Bronx Jewish Hall Of Fame” Ceremony

On November 29, 2017, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative honored the Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, highlighting the rich and extraordinary history of the Jewish community of Bronx.
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BP Diaz Hosts Albanian Heritage Celebration

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the borough’s official celebration of Albanian culture and heritage in recognition of the 105th Anniversary of Albania’s Independence.

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Barbara Akowuah

Barbara Akowuah is a native New Yorker and aspiring Journalist and Entrepreneur. Barbara was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and has also resided in Queens, New York and Baltimore, Maryland. Barbara has a B.A. in History from the City University of New York-Queens College. Among other things Barbara is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and has written numerous articles for various publications. In her spare time she enjoys, writing, music, and sports.