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Chairman Crowley Marks Hispanic Heritage Month with Bronx and Queens Communities at 16th Annual Celebration

Chairman Crowley Marks Hispanic Heritage Month with Bronx and Queens Communities at 16th Annual Celebration

Chairman Crowley Marks Hispanic Heritage Month with Bronx and Queens Communities at 16th Annual Celebration (Queens, NY) – On Monday, September 18, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, hosted an annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration […]

by · September 23, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Cultures
What is Rosh Hashanah 

What is Rosh Hashanah 

Tonight at sundown, Jews in New York and across the world began observing the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. This is a time of reflection over what the past year has brought, and a time of prayer, hope, and optimism […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
Mayor de Blasio: Shana Tova!

Mayor de Blasio: Shana Tova!

Chirlane and I want to wish all New Yorkers, especially those celebrating, a happy and healthy new year right before Rosh Hashanah begins. This city is rich with Jewish heritage and culture, and we are all better for it. The […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Cultures, Holidays, Religion
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Celebrates Ecuadorian Heritage, 9/21

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Celebrates Ecuadorian Heritage, 9/21

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr hosts a Corporate Gala celebrating Ecuadorian Heritage Month on September 21, 6-9pm.

1st Annual New York Black Book Expo will be held on Saturday, September 23

1st Annual New York Black Book Expo, September 23

The 1st Annual New York Black Book Expo will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the National Black Theater located 2031 5th Avenue (Between 125th and 126th Street) Harlem, NY. Sponsors, Authors, […]

Altice USA Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest

Altice USA Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest

Essays must be received by November 1, 2017, with winners to be announced in early December.   Prizes include a $1,500 cash scholarship and iPad minis.

Altice USA Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest

Altice USA Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest

Essays must be received by November 1, 2017, with winners to be announced in early December.   Prizes include a $1,500 cash scholarship and iPad minis.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, September 15 — Today marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month — a time to recognize the contributions and cultures of the nation’s fastest-growing population group. The idea started as a special week in 1968 and was expanded […]

48th Annual African American Day Parade, 9/17

48th Annual African American Day Parade, 9/17

48th Annual African American Day Parade kicks off in Harlem on Sunday, 9/17 at 1pm.

48th Annual African American Day Parade, 9/17

48th Annual African American Day Parade, 9/17

48th Annual African American Day Parade kicks off in Harlem on Sunday, 9/17 at 1pm.

Senator Ruben Diaz joins Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, City Councilman Rafael Salamanca and Assemblyman Victor Pichardo in honoring one of the evening's honorees, Mike LaVallie, owner of GVC school bus company, a major employer of  borough women. Photo credit: Bob Kappstatter

Sepulveda, Electeds Celebrate Borough’s Dominican-Americans 

Bronx electeds  celebrated the borough’s Dominican-Americans and their accomplishments at the annual Abrazo Dominicana (Dominican Embrace) celebration on Friday, July 28 at Maestro’s caterers. With 500 invited guests in attendance, Senator Ruben Diaz, Assemblymembers Luis Sepulveda, Victor Pichardo, Marcos Crespo, and […]

Op-Ed: The Key to Garifuna Unity? Garifuna Identity

Op-Ed: The Key to Garifuna Unity? Garifuna Identity

The Key to Garifuna Unity? Garifuna Identity  By José Francisco Ávila Haga Clic Para Leer En Español  In response to my latest article, one of the readers sent me a message stating, “This was an timely reminder of this prestigious event. […]

Summit on Latinos 2017 Credit: Vicente Villafañe

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 […]