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Summit on Latinos: NYC Top Latino Leaders Create Action Agenda

New York City’s most prominent Latino leaders, activists, politicians and members of the Latino communities gathered at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social work today at the first Summit on Latinos (SOL): “Shaping the Future of New York City”, where […]

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Hawaiian Islands Annexed

This week in 1898, the United States. began absorbing an island paradise en route to making it a treasured part of the nation. President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing the Hawaiian Islands, then an independent republic. A short time […]

by · July 10, 2017 · History, Race and Culture
Top 50 Best Schools for Hispanic Students

Top 50 Best Schools for Hispanic Students

With over 50 million Hispanic people in the United States, and only 48% planning on pursuing a higher education (according to the Pew Research Center in 2009), it is imperative that Hispanic students are lifted up, accepted, and supported fully […]

Bronx Dominican Heritage celebration, July 18

Bronx Dominican Heritage celebration, July 18

Join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and others for a Bronx Dominican Heritage celebration honoring the 2017 Dominican Day Parade leadership on July 18, 6:30PM. at Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, NY. RSVP by July […]

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

The month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan has concluded this weekend. The Bronx Chronicle extends best wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr.   Eid Mubarak to all Bronx Muslims.  

by · June 25, 2017 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
Profiled America: Yale Man

Profiled America: Yale Man

Monday, June 19 — The first Chinese student to graduate from an American college was Yung Wing, a naturalized American who received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, this month in 1854. That year, some […]

60th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade Kicks Off at 11AM Sunday

60th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade Kicks Off at 11AM Sunday

The 60th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place on New York City’s Fifth Avenue, Sunday, June 11, starting at 11am. The parade has been marred  by uproar over the controversial selection of ex-FALN leader Oscar Lopez Rivera for the inaugural […]

Charles Barkley will host 'American Race' On TNT exploring American racial issues. (Credit: TNT)

CHARLES BARKLEY TACKLES RACISM IN TNT SERIES, “AMERICAN RACE”

By Luis Vazquez Charles Barkley has always been outspoken. The former NBA superstar has always understood the plight of African-Americans in the United States having grown up in Alabama in the deep South. But in producing his TNT series “American […]

Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

Tuesday, May 9 — By presidential proclamation, this month recognizes one of the nation’s fastest-growing population groups — those of Asian and Pacific American heritage. The observance began in 1978 with a joint congressional resolution honoring the arrival of the first […]

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Friday, May 5 — In Spanish, today’s date is Cinco de Mayo, and celebrations will be held in many cities across the U.S., as well as Mexico. These events mark the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when outnumbered […]

You’re Invited…Borough President’s Cinco de Mayo event…..

You’re Invited…Borough President’s Cinco de Mayo event…..

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr’s Official Bronx Cinco de Mayo event in conjunction with the Mexican-American community, C-Town Supermarkets and Mastermind Realty, May 6, 2017 on Crescent Avenue at 187th Street near Belmont Avenue.  

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The First Americans: Hispanics

Wednesday, April 26 — The first baby of European parentage born on the shores of the future United States came into this then-New World in 1566. Martin de Argȕelles Jr. was born to a soldier father, who had brought his wife, […]

Foot Locker Celebrates Global Sneaker Culture

Foot Locker Celebrates Global Sneaker Culture

Foot Locker Jets Three Sneakerheads Around the World For ‘Pick Up Trips’ Foot Locker, a leading global specialty athletic retailer, is celebrating sneaker culture around the world this week by sending three lucky Foot Locker customers on intercontinental “Pick Up […]

Happy Passover

Happy Passover

Happy Passover to Bronx Chronicle readers and advertisers. Chag sameach.

by · April 10, 2017 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 17 — This is a day when people of all ethnicities are cheerfully encouraged to wear something green. It is St. Patrick’s Day, a rare national holiday observed outside its native land. The day honors Bishop Patrick, born in […]

by · March 17, 2017 · Cultures, Holidays