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Truman’s Pearl Fletcher goes for pin during 112lb. championship match against Cardozo’s Nian Chen, during the Welcome Wolverine Tournament at the Bronx High School of Science in the Bronx, on Saturday April 8, 2017. (Photo credit: Robert Cole)

Truman Girls Sweep ‘Beat The Streets’ Wrestling Tourney

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Chloe Cabrera was introduced on a hot day in the middle of Times Square in midtown. The 15-year old was on a mat  late Wednesday afternoon and in the spotlight representing Truman High School as the […]

by · May 19, 2017 · Sports, Women, Youth and Children
Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day 2017

  Sunday, May 14 — Today is Mother’s Day — one of the nation’s most revered national observances, with meaning beyond flowers, cards and brunches. The idea started in 1908 with Anna Jarvis of West Virginia to honor her deceased mother […]

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First Annual Bronx Summit for Women and Girls, May 12

The first annual Bronx Summit for Women and Girls is May 12th, 9:30 am-3:30 pm at the Metropolitan College of New York at 459 E. 149th Street in the Bronx. The NYC Commission on Human Rights, Violence Intervention Program and […]

ATTENTION BRONX WOMEN–FREE CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS–See Test Treat – Saturday, May 13th

ATTENTION BRONX WOMEN–FREE CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS–See Test Treat – Saturday, May 13th

ATTENTION BRONX WOMEN — FREE CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS See, Test & Treat – Saturday, May 13th, 9AM – 2PM Montefiore Imaging Center, 3400 Bainbridge Avenue, Lower Level Suite 300, Bronx NY 10467 To register, call 718-920-4600 With breast […]

Congressional Leaders Condemn President Trump’s Decision to Cut Off Funding for the United Nations Population Fund

Congressional Leaders Condemn President Trump’s Decision to Cut Off Funding for the United Nations Population Fund

Congressional Leaders Condemn President Trump’s Decision to Cut Off Funding for the United Nations Population Fund WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-1), co-chairs of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, along with Joe Crowley (NY-14), Chairman […]

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION On Thursday, March 23, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Women’s History Month Celebration at Manhattan College’s Kelly Commons Building in Riverdale. “We cannot minimize the important […]

by · April 3, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Women
Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez
President and CEO, Urban Health Plan
Credit: City and State NY

UHP’s Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez Honored with ‘Above & Beyond’ Award

HONORING 25 OF NEW YORK’S MOST REMARKABLE WOMEN OF 2017 City and State NY’s annual Above & Beyond list put the spotlight on some remarkable women, including Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, president and CEO of Bronx-based Urban Health Plan. This year, C&SNY featured […]

TONIGHT: Self-Defense, Rape Prevention Class, March 23

TONIGHT: Self-Defense, Rape Prevention Class, March 23

Free self-defense, rape prevention workshop TONIGHT at 6:30 PM. Women’s Empowerment Self Defense Academy 2132 E. Tremont Avenue Bronx, New York  10462 6:30 – 8:30 PM Register by calling 347-810-7330 or emailing WESDAONLINE@gmail.com  

RESCHEDULED: The East Bronx History Forum Hosting the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History” – March 22nd

RESCHEDULED: The East Bronx History Forum Hosting the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History” – March 22nd

President Jimmy Carter proclaimed National Women’s History Week for March 8, 1980 and, President Trump has re-proclaimed March 2017 as Women’s History Month. The East Bronx History Forum is pleased to announce the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History” […]

by · March 15, 2017 · Bulletin Board, History, Women
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First State College for Women

Monday, March 13 — The first state college for women was created this month in 1884 in Mississippi. Known as the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, classes opened in the fall of the next year on the campus of a former […]

by · March 13, 2017 · Profile America, Women
The East Bronx History Forum Hosting the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History”

The East Bronx History Forum Hosting the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History”

President Jimmy Carter proclaimed National Women’s History Week for March 8, 1980 and, President Trump has re-proclaimed March 2017 as Women’s History Month. The East Bronx History Forum is pleased to announce the Forum’s 6th Annual “Women in Bronx History” […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Bulletin Board, History, Women
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Profile America: Jeannette Rankin

Saturday, March 4 — The first woman to serve in Congress took her seat on this date 100 years ago. Barely a month later, Jeannette Rankin of Montana became one of the few representatives to vote against entry into World War […]

Lucy Hobbs Taylor graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in February 1866.

Profile America: Lucy Hobbs Taylor, First Woman Dentist

Monday, February 20 — This week in 1866, Lucy Hobbs Taylor received a doctorate in dentistry from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery. She was the first American woman so credentialed, and it’s believed she was also the first in the […]

by · February 20, 2017 · Profile America, Women
Chairman Crowley Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Chairman Crowley Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Chairman Crowley Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (Washington, D.C.) –House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement today in recognition of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): […]

Profile America: The First College For Women

Profile America: The First College For Women

Monday, November 7 — Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the opening in 1837 of the first American college for women — Mount Holyoke Seminary in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The new institution began instruction with 80 students, who paid annual tuition and […]

by · November 7, 2016 · Profile America, Women