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Parents and students participate in a traditional dance at an anti-bullying form at the Mexican American Students Alliance on Jan. 12. Photo: Jaya Sandaresh.

Latino parents want robust anti-bullying measures in schools

Education January 15, 2019 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

A group of parents of Mott Haven school children is calling for the creation of a Culturally Responsive Curriculum to highlight the achievements of indigenous cultures across Latin America, and also highlights the contributions of African-American, Asian, and Native American cultures.

Yajaira Saavedra at a press conference inside La Morada on Jan. 11.

NYPD’s arrest of activist shrouded in mystery

Immigration January 15, 2019 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

The co-owner of La Morada Mexican restaurant on Willis Avenue and her lawyer say she was unlawfully detained by undercover NYPD detectives last Friday evening after they saw her videotaping an alleged sting operation next door. 

Latina entrepreneurs open paralegal firm

Latina entrepreneurs open paralegal firm

Business January 5, 2019 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

“Showing clients that we are here to listen is essential,” said Swannie Batista. Sixty-eight percent of Mott Haven residents are Hispanic, leading her to conclude there was a need for Spanish speaking paralegals.

Destination Tomorrow

Hub’s LGBTQ center fills urgent need

Health December 28, 2018 at 11:06 am 0 comments

Destination Tomorrow, which was founded in 2009, has become a refuge for the area’s LGBTQ since moving to the Hub this fall .

Musicians sing and play the panderettas during the 4th Annual Melrose Holiday Parranda. By Jaya Sundaresh

Puerto Rican culture is front and center at Melrose ‘parranda’

Culture December 24, 2018 at 7:54 pm 0 comments

The procession stopped at various casitas, or garden houses, located in public parks and lots around the neighborhood. Melrose has the highest concentration of casitas in the city.

Blast from the past: Bronxites relive the history of hip-hop

Culture December 20, 2018 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

The event was put on by the Bronx Documentary Center and featured a panel with Tobak, and two local photographers, Ricky Flores and Joe Conzo, whose iconic pictures of the underground hip-hop movement helped shape the book.

Virtual bookstore brings local families together

Virtual bookstore brings local families together

Culture, Education December 19, 2018 at 11:31 am 0 comments

“From what we’ve been seeing and experiencing, kids are extremely interested in books,” said Rebekah Shoaf, founder of Boogie Down Books.

Advocates debate the next census at  a panel discussion at Columbia University on Dec, 3.

2020 census creates uncertainties for immigrants

Immigration December 18, 2018 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

As the politically-charged legal saga unfolds, the New York Immigration Coalition is leading a campaign to ensure an accurate count by orchestrating outreach that would be implemented by community based organizations.