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Program offers plain talk about sex and STDs for young people

Program offers plain talk about sex and STDs for young people

Education, Health August 14, 2018 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

Sexually transmitted disease rates rose among all age groups in the city, from 452 per 100,000 people in 2014 to 497 per 100,000 in 2016. STD rates per 100,000 among young adults increased from 1,811 to 1,929 in the same period.

Betances Houses hosts second annual Green Day

Betances Houses hosts second annual Green Day

Education, Housing July 8, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

Dozens of residents from local housing projects came together on June 29 in order to promote anti-violence for young people at the second annual Green Day, a community effort to plant flowers and improve local gardens.

dreamBronx’s middle school program invests in students’ futures

dreamBronx’s middle school program invests in students’ futures

Education July 2, 2018 at 8:01 am 0 comments

The faith-based A House on Beekman program serves families that live between East 138 and 143 streets.

From left to right: Kipp NYC College Prep sophomore Isaian Ferguson aka "Zelktronic," chats live on air with Kipp senior students Navannah Dorch aka “Vannah,” Nahjae Noble aka "Rnb," who goes to Harry S. Truman, Richard Brown aka "DJ biggieRich" and Isis Ferguson, aka “Izzy Finesse,” during the launch of the C-Ball Clubhouse Radio Show last week.

On the air: Local students host newly launched radio show

Culture, Education April 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

The show, which is broadcast live online and runs Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m., covers music, sports, fashion, comedy, relationships and everything in between.

Adult literacy students rally at the Bronx County Courthouse rallied to denounce Photo by Joe Hirsch

Protesters rally against cuts to adult ed

Education April 22, 2018 at 8:45 pm 0 comments

Steep cuts to the city’s adult education budget could leave a lot of Bronxites without means to better their lives.

Special election: Three candidates vie for open State Senate seat

Special election: Three candidates vie for open State Senate seat

Education, Politics April 20, 2018 at 12:27 am 0 comments

Whoever wins the special election will hardly have time to get their seat warm. Another election will follow in the fall, for the two-year term that starts next January.

Melrose students join national walkout

Melrose students join national walkout

Education March 29, 2018 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

At South Bronx Community Charter High School on Washington Avenue in Melrose, students were not allowed to walk out due to the cold weather but instead took part in a ‘a step into the circle’ exercise, where students form a large circle and move into the center when different statements read aloud ring true for them.

Grassroots groups help create young activists

Grassroots groups help create young activists

Education December 29, 2017 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

Creating a safe, engaging space for youth to talk about social justice issues empowers them to act, local organizations agree.