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Rep. Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca on the steps of the State Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Jan. 26. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Elected officials rail against Trump threat to cut funding

Immigration, Politics January 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump tries to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city, as the president has threatened to do.

Advocates worry about future under Trump

Health, Immigration January 5, 2017 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

Since the presidential election in November, social and health workers across New York City have been bracing themselves for the uncertain consequences of a shift in power in Washington.

Historic presidential election grips Mott Haven

Historic presidential election grips Mott Haven

Government, Immigration November 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm 2 comments

As the prospect of a historic upset in Tuesday’s presidential election became increasingly apparent, optimism turned to despair for many voters in Mott Haven and Melrose who went to the polls anticipating victory for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Festival brings a taste of Ghana to Crotona Park

Festival brings a taste of Ghana to Crotona Park

Culture, Immigration August 16, 2016 at 9:38 am 0 comments

Africans from across the city celebrated Ghanaian culture at the 7th annual Afro Cultural Parade and Festival in Crotona Park on Aug. 13.

Students learn debating skills at bilingual school

Students learn debating skills at bilingual school

Education, Immigration May 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

At the American Dream school on E. 141st Street, inaugural members of the school’s debate team dedicate their lunch breaks and afternoons to studying current events, vocabulary and rhetoric in English, even though for most, their English language skills are still a work-in-progress.

Mexican activist returns after two-year ban

Mexican activist returns after two-year ban

Government, Immigration April 8, 2016 at 10:36 pm 0 comments

Angelo Cabrera co-founded the Mexican American Students Association in 2001 as a response to proposed New York state legislation that would have made undocumented students pay out-of-state tuition. Now he’s back, following a two-year ban from the country.

Immigrants share stories of resilience at Bronx Documentary Center

Immigrants share stories of resilience at Bronx Documentary Center

Culture, Immigration, Spotlight November 25, 2015 at 8:59 pm 0 comments

About 40 people gathered at the Bronx Documentary Center on Nov. 21st to hear immigrants from Mexico to Mali share their experiences. If there was one common thread woven through each story, it was the desire to have a better life built on personal achievement.

Muslim population outgrows local mosque

Muslim population outgrows local mosque

Immigration, Religion November 7, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Much of the congregation at Masjid Ebun Abass hails from West Africa, reflecting an immigration trend taking place across the area. The percentage of West Africans in the South Bronx more than doubled between 2009 and 2013.