Cultures

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

ST. PATRICK’S DAY   Thursday, 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 […]

by · March 17, 2016 · Cultures, Holidays
St. Patrick’s Day — Erin Go Bragh

St. Patrick’s Day — Erin Go Bragh

Irish-Americans Today Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and President Barack Obama issued a proclamation commemorating the occasion this year.   Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth […]

by · March 17, 2016 · Cultures, Holidays
SENATOR KLEIN CELEBRATES ST. PATRICK’S DAY  WITH SHAMROCK COOKIES

SENATOR KLEIN CELEBRATES ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH SHAMROCK COOKIES

SENATOR KLEIN CELEBRATES ST. PATRICK’S DAY Klein Donates Thousands of Shamrock Cookies to Parade Marchers In Honor of St. Patrick’s Day     BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Councilman James Vacca (D-Bronx) joined the 2016 […]

Bronx Irish Heritage Month 2016

Bronx Irish Heritage Month 2016

      BP Ruben Diaz celebrates Irish Heritage Month on March 16 at The Rambling House, noon til 3PM, hosted by Mary Murphy, PIX11 News. RSVP required, 590-3500.    

Profile America: Charlotte Ray, America’s First Black Female Law Student

Profile America: Charlotte Ray, America’s First Black Female Law Student

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Saturday, February 27 —  On this date in 1872, America’s third female law student was graduated. But this third was a first. Charlotte Ray was a freeborn African-American, and the first black woman to graduate law school. With her […]

by · February 27, 2016 · Cultures, Profile America
Infographic: Black History Month

Infographic: Black History Month

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week.   The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of […]

by · February 18, 2016 · Cultures, History
Diaz Honors African American Community Leaders

Diaz Honors African American Community Leaders

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual African American Heritage Celebration at the Eastwood Manor. This year’s honorees included Rep. Charles B. Rangel, whose award was accepted by Assembly Member Keith Wright in absentia; […]

Elected Officials to celebrate the 4th Annual African American Abrazo  in New York

Elected Officials to celebrate the 4th Annual African American Abrazo in New York

Elected Officials to celebrate the 4th African American Abrazo  in New York Bronx, NY —  Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, in conjunction with  New York State Assemblymen Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and Michael Blake will celebrate the 4th Annual African American […]

Profile America: Happy Chinese New Year

Profile America: Happy Chinese New Year

Today is Chinese New Year, marking the beginning of 4714, the year of the monkey in the Chinese Zodiac.

by · February 8, 2016 · Cultures, Profile America
Nigeria Amalgamation Centennial Celebration TODAY (2/7) at 5pm

Nigeria Amalgamation Centennial Celebration TODAY (2/7) at 5pm

  On Sunday, February 7, the Rotary Club of the Bronx presents the 102nd Anniversary of the Amalgamation of Nigeria. The celebration and dinner begins at 7PM at the NCNW Building at 4035 White Plains Road, Bronx NY 10466.   […]

Bronx Rotary Club Hosts Black History Month Speakers Series

Bronx Rotary Club Hosts Black History Month Speakers Series

In February, Bronxites are invited to join the Rotary Club of the Bronx in its celebration of BLACK HISTORY MONTH. “Our club will be observing this month as part of our engagement with the community,” said TOBA Adeyemi LaCrown, President, […]

BP DIAZ TO HOST ANNUAL HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

BP DIAZ TO HOST ANNUAL HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

On Tuesday, December 8, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host the borough’s annual Hanukkah celebration and Menorah lighting ceremony in observance of the Jewish festival of lights. The lighting ceremony will take place at The Bronx County Building, 851 […]

ISIS is not and will never be true Islam

ISIS is not and will never be true Islam

“ISIS is not and will never be true Islam” By Uchenna Ekwo, PhD UCLA law professor, Mr. Amjad Mahmood Khan decries the popular perception in today’s 24 hours news cycle and social media that associate Islam with acts of terrorism. […]

by · November 17, 2015 · Cultures, News, Op Ed, Reuters, World News
Puerto Rican Heritage Month Celebration, November 19

Puerto Rican Heritage Month Celebration, November 19

On November 19, join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and your neighbors in honoring invaluable community leaders and their accomplishments. Come together to celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Month as well as the CULTURE, the LAND, and the PEOPLE who call Puerto […]

Commemorating El Grito de Jayuya

Commemorating El Grito de Jayuya

Join Rev. Dr. Samuel Cruz as he discusses the groundbreaking new book, War Against All Puerto Ricans with its author Nelson Denis on Friday, October 30. The program begins at 6:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sunset Park located at 411 46th St, […]

by · October 15, 2015 · Cultures, History