Irvin Morazan's "Border Crossing Headdress" is an artistic interpretation of a "coyote," who smuggle people across the border for a fee. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal for The Riverdale Press)

Borders and Neighbors – Perceived Through Art

Bronx, Culture, Latino April 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm

A new exhibit in the Bronx offers conceptual views on borders and neighbors, The Riverdale Press reports.

Marjorie Velázquez has a long trajectory as an activist in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Marjorie Velázquez Seeks to Be First Latina to Represent 13th District

Bronx, Elections 2017, Puerto Rican April 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm

El Diario/La Prensa interviews Bronx activist and City Council candidate Marjorie Velázquez, who aspires to be the first Latina elected to the 13th District seat.

Members of theBLOX TV team (l-r) Richard ‘HQ’ Washington, Gillian Todd, Marco Shalma, Christen Quinones, Brigid Owino, Isaac Rouse, Tyler ‘PSwitch’ Dow. (Image courtesy of BLOX TV via Bronx Times)

Celebrating the Bronx Via an Online Platform

Bronx, Culture, Media March 22, 2017 at 1:42 pm

A new online platform, theBLOX TV, is offering Bronxites original content about their borough, reports Bronx Times.

Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx (Image via Mott Haven Herald)

Fighting to Support Asthma Treatment – and More – in the Bronx

Bronx, Health March 16, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Executives at Lincoln Medical Center want public officials and residents to fight cuts in federal funding that will result from the dismantling and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Alterra Jackson learned how to administer naloxone at a community clinic. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

Learning How to Counter an Overdose

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health March 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

A naloxone training in the South Bronx is one of many in health care and community centers across the city after the expansion of a state program.

Emely Reyes (center), one of the Touro College students offering the information session on the dangers of prescription drugs to a group of mostly Latino students at the Hyde Leadership Charter School. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

NYC Schools Wage War against Opioids

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino March 10, 2017 at 2:37 pm

A Bronx charter school is educating students about the dangers of abusing prescription medication, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mary Silva has mixed feelings about having more shelters in the Bronx. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Complaints in the Bronx, Brooklyn About Shelter Plan

Bronx, Brooklyn March 3, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Mayor de Blasio’s plan to build more homeless shelters faces criticism from Bronx and Brooklyn residents and leaders who say that the shelters should also be built elsewhere, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

First Lady Chirlaine McCray with members of the NYC Teens Connection Youth Leadership Council at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 22. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

Working With Peers to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

Bronx, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health, Staten Island, Youth March 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Teens in NYC neighborhoods with high teen pregnancy rates are working to help educate their peers and reduce the rates.

The restored mural honors African immigrant Amadou Diallo, who was fatally shot by police on Feb. 4, 1999. (Photo by Aracelis Batista via Bronx Times)

African Artist Restores Amadou Diallo Mural

African, Bronx, Culture February 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm

In time for the 18th anniversary of Amadou Diallo’s death, an emerging artist unveiled the newly restored mural of the Guinean immigrant, reports Bronx Times.

“Hamilton” actor Brandon Victor Dixon speaks to students at Bronx Community Charter School on Inauguration Day.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

‘Hamilton’ Star Speaks Out Against Bias in Bronx School

Bronx, Education January 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm

“Hamilton” star Brandon Victor Dixon took his message of tolerance to children at a school in the Bronx, Norwood News reports.

School’s out at the Lola Rodríguez de Tió School. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx School Closures Cause Anguish Among Parents

Bronx, Education January 12, 2017 at 2:52 pm

The planned closure of three Bronx schools, among a total of six schools the DOE will close due to poor academic performance, causes worry among the mostly Hispanic parents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Robles-Alvarado and Arroyo at “The Abuela Stories Project” book launching on Dec. 8. (Photo by Laura Stone via Bronx Times)

Bronxites Celebrate Abuelas in New Book

Bronx, Latino, Women December 20, 2016 at 2:19 pm

In “The Abuela Stories Project,” Peggy Robles-Alvarado and Daisy Arroyo compiled the diverse works of 14 Bronx-born women that express the many sides of grandmothers and the important roles they play, reports Bronx Times.

Race for a Bronx City Council Seat Widens

Race for a Bronx City Council Seat Widens

Bronx, Politics December 16, 2016 at 1:42 pm

State Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj has joined the race for the City Council seat in the East Bronx being vacated by Jimmy Vacca. In a story on the candidates, Norwood News looks at what a win by Gjonaj could mean for his Assembly district.

Volunteer Pam Sporn (background center) hangs a sign inside a beauty salon window on Bainbridge Avenue. She works alongside fellow volunteer John Losasso. (Photo by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe via Norwood News)

A Sign of Unity in the Bronx

Bronx, Muslim December 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm

A group of volunteers have reached out to businesses in Norwood, asking them to display a sign that reads “Standing with Muslims against Islamophobia and racism.” Norwood News speaks to some of the shop owners to get their reaction to the sign.

Irish Leaders Urge Caution

Irish Leaders Urge Caution

Bronx, Immigration, Metro Area, New York, Queens, Western European November 18, 2016 at 5:36 pm

Irish community leaders say it will take time to sort out the implications of Donald Trump’s win for undocumented Irish immigrants in the U.S., Irish Central reports.