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Dr. Juan Robles (right) is dedicated to helping and motivating Hispanic and African-American youths to pursue a career in medicine. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Fostering a New Generation of Latino Physicians in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino, Youth November 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A prominent Honduran doctor leads a Bronx initiative to motivate and train more minority and low-income students to help them pursue a career in health care, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

What makes The Knowledge House unique is that its classes encourage students to solve community problems with tech. (Photo by Carmen Reincide via The Hunts Point Express)

Bringing Tech Education to the South Bronx

Bronx, Labor, Technology November 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm

The Knowledge House in Hunts Point seeks to give local youths access to tech education and, in turn, well-paying jobs, reports The Hunts Point Express.

Dominican-born Clara Santana, who has spent 20 years cleaning offices, said that the products she uses to do her job have affected her health. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Latino Workers at Risk of Intoxication

Bronx, Health, Labor, Latino November 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm

A new national study on the health of Latinos found that thousands of Hispanics working in construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning in the city are exposed to harmful chemicals, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Mehnaz Afridi, a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, talks about the crisis facing Rohingya in Myanmar at a rally in Riverdale in September. In the course of a month, over half a million Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in their home country.

Making the Rohingya Crisis ‘Real’ in the NW Bronx

Bronx, Southeast Asian November 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

The Riverdale Press speaks to a religious studies professor and Rohingya activist on the plight of the ethnic group.

The blushing bride, Mariposa Fernández, will take a working honeymoon to Puerto Rico this winter to deliver aid. (Photo by Sarah Matusek via The Hunts Point Express)

Bronx Artist Marries Her Ancestral Homeland

Bronx, Puerto Rican November 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm

At a ceremony in Hunts Point, Maria Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández married the love of her life – Puerto Rico, writes The Hunts Point Express.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (far back) presides at hearing on the Jerome Avenue rezoning plan.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

In the Bronx, Complaints About Jerome Ave. Rezoning

Bronx, Business, Housing November 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm

City plans to rezone the Jerome Avenue corridor were challenged at a hearing held by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., reports Norwood News.

Ritchie Torres (William Alatriste for New York City Council, via City Limits)

The Speaker Race: Torres and NextGen

Bronx, Housing, Latino, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

City Limits writes about Council member Ritchie Torres and his views on the NYCHA NextGen plan.

(Photo by Send me adrift., Creative commons license)

Urging More Social Workers for Bronx Students

Bronx, Education, Health November 1, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Parent advocates want more social workers in schools in the Bronx, reports Chalkbeat.

Berenice Medel now counsels former female gang members. (Photo via El Diario)

Growing Influence of Women in New York Latino Gangs

Bronx, Latino, Women October 31, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Female gang members have earned power within the most well-known groups in the city but are still abused by their male peers, according to activists and academics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

(Photo by er Guiri, Creative Commons license)

Locals Divided Over Hip Hop Bus Tours

Bronx, Business October 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm

A “Birthplace of Hip Hop” tour that goes through parts of the Bronx and Harlem has some residents questioning whether the tour comes at the expense of locals, reports Hunts Point Express.

HUB street festival circa 1980 (Photo courtesy of Joe Conzo)

‘Born in the Bronx’ – Joe Conzo’s Life, Story and Business

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, History, Puerto Rican October 17, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Joe Conzo Jr.’s photos captured an era in the South Bronx. Conzo talked about his work, the borough, and the business of photography in an interview.

Sunny, who's been homeless since 2006, sits on a bench inside Dead End Park on Oct. 6. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Norwood News)

Talking to the Homeless in the NW Bronx

Bronx October 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm

Homeless individuals living on the streets of the Northwest Bronx tell Norwood News why they shun shelters.

“We speak English, Italian and Spanish in our church and, thanks to new immigrants, the parish grew 60 percent and continues to grow,”  said Father Jonathan Morris of the traditionally-Italian Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Belmont area. (Photo via El Diario)

Columbus Controversy Eludes Mexicans and Italians in the Bronx

Bronx, Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Western European October 10, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The controversy over Christopher Columbus has not reached Little Italy in the Bronx, where Italian-American and Mexican residents tighten their bonds after some initial tensions, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Volunteers helped over 30 attendees with documentation and a protections safety checklist, at the third Bronx Immigration Partnership clinic in Mott Haven on Sept. 27. (Photo by Allyson Escobar via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Immigrants Learn About Rights

Bronx, Immigration, Social Services October 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

A Bronx immigration clinic started after the 2016 election aims to combat fraud by informing immigrants of their rights, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Organizer George Gonzalez and volunteer Felicia Gil stand outside of A&G Child Care, where they collected donations all weekend to send to Puerto Rico. (Photo by Willa Rubin for Voices of NY)

A Grass-Roots Effort to Help Puerto Rico

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican September 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

In the Bronx, a local business owner moved quickly to organize a relief drive for Puerto Rico, and was surprised by the outpouring of donations.