Cultures

Pakistanis Celebrate their 68th Independence Day (WITH GALLERY)

Pakistanis Celebrate their 68th Independence Day (WITH GALLERY)

On August 2nd, Pakistanis celebrated their 68th Independence day at Bronx Park East. Though the first celebration occurred on August 15th, it is traditionally celebrated on August 14th. Pakistani Independence Day marks the end of British rule over the Indian […]

by · August 11, 2015 · Cultures, Local Events, Photos
Scott Stringer’s Eid Celebration

Scott Stringer’s Eid Celebration

From Voices of NY Scott Stringer’s Eid Celebration by Rahimon Nasa New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted an Eid celebration in Queens where he honored prominent members of the Muslim community on July 23. The event took place at […]

Guest Op-Ed: Ending Child Marriages

Guest Op-Ed: Ending Child Marriages

Ending Child Marriages  by Ruby Setara In modern Western cultures, a wedding is a day to be anticipated greatly. You’re going to be with the person that you love, forever! It’s going to be hosted in a nice, clean chapel […]

by · July 26, 2015 · Cultures, Op Ed, Women
Body Awareness Week (Photo credit: Psychcentral.com)

Perfection: The disease of the nation

Perfection: The disease of the nation by Mary Elhakam Bags and bags of makeup on my dresser. Open my drawers and they are empty, all clothes are on my bed. I wake up at 5 am just so I can have […]

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Senator Diaz Criticizes Mayor Bill de Blasio Stand on Dominican Republic

What You Should Know By Senator Rev Rubén Díaz You should know that this past Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to go to Upper Manhattan in the midst of the Dominican community to ask for a […]

Polanco Politics: Confronting Dominican Racial Injustice

Polanco Politics: Confronting Dominican Racial Injustice

Polanco Politics: Confronting Dominican Racial Injustice by Juan Carlos “J.C.” Polanco, Esq., MBA Born in the Dominican Republic but stripped of their citizenship, the children of Haitians living there are now being forced out of the only home country they […]

Bronx Little Italy Celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony

Bronx Little Italy Celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony

Despite the threat of thunderstorms predicted for the end of the week, the white tents and brightly lit rides still went up for the Feast of Saint Anthony. Normal city streets were closed off for five days (from June 10th […]

Sigmund Rolat. Holocaust Survivor and Philanthropist receiving Proclamation from Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor de Blasio Honors Holocaust Survivor at Jewish Heritage Museum

Mayor Bill de Blasio honored Jewish Heritage at the magnificent Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan on June 11th. The museum is a living memorial to the Holocaust that honors those who died by celebrating their lives through cherishing […]

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Abrazo Boricua in New York 

Abrazo Boricua in New York  Mayors, Dignitaries and community leaders will travel from Puerto Rico to join more than 500 people who will be attending the Abrazo Boricua in New York. The Abrazo Boricua in New York, a free event […]

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj Receives Albania’s Highest Medal of Honor

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj Receives Albania’s Highest Medal of Honor

After honoring the role Albanians played in saving Jewish people during the Holocaust, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj was presented with Albania’s Honor of Nation Order Metal (otherwise known as, Urdhri Nderi i Kombit) by President H.E Bujar Nishani. Albania’s Honor of […]

by · May 8, 2015 · Cultures, Local News
From left to right: Assemblyman Gjonaj, President H.E. Bujar Nishani, Senator Klein,

Gjonaj, Klein honor President H.E. Bujar Nishani for the Albanian role in saving Jews during WWII

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and State Senator Jeff Klein honored President of Albania H.E. Bujar Nishani for the role Albanians played in saving thousands of Jews during the Holocaust and celebrated photographer Norman Gershman whose photographs capture the essence of their […]

THE BRONX CHRONICLE CELEBRATES ‘CINCO DE MAYO’

THE BRONX CHRONICLE CELEBRATES ‘CINCO DE MAYO’

The Bronx Chronicle Joins All New Yorkers in Celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Viva Mexico! Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated in the United States, New York and the Bronx.   Cinco de Mayo marks the Mexican army’s victory in the Battle of […]

HS of World Cultures/Charity Champions

HS of World Cultures/Charity Champions

Students at High School of World Cultures Participate in Optimum Community ‘Charity Champions’Program   Students at the High School of World Cultures were recently recognized for participating in Charity Champions, a program from Optimum Community that promotes volunteerism and encourages […]

Banana Kelly Student Wins Nat Geo Mundo Explorer Contest/Summer Scholarship to Australia

Banana Kelly Student Wins Nat Geo Mundo Explorer Contest/Summer Scholarship to Australia

  Eleventh-grader receives full scholarship for summer travel experience with the 2015 National Geographic Student Expedition; recognized by Assemblyman Marcos Crespo Optimum Community is pleased to announce that Banana Kelly High School student Emmanuel Ankomah is the Bronx high school […]

by · May 4, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Cultures
B.P. Diaz Celebrates Israeli Independence Day

B.P. Diaz Celebrates Israeli Independence Day

On Thursday, April 23, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale hosted their annual Israeli Independence Day celebration. At the event Borough President Diaz presented Rabbi Avi Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale with […]