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Assemblyman Michael Blake Pens Mother’s Day Open Letter

Assemblyman Michael Blake Pens Mother’s Day Open Letter

Assemblyman Michael A. Blake wrote an open letter to wish all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day. Dear Mothers, In celebration of Mother’s Day, I would like to thank and recognize all of the exceptional mothers and the village of women […]

by · May 15, 2018 · Bulletin Board, News, Women
Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

The Bronx Chronicle publisher and staff wish a Happy Mother’s Day to our readers and mothers everywhere.

Profile America: Jeannette Rankin

Profile America: Jeannette Rankin

Sunday, March 4th. The first woman to serve in Congress took her seat on this date 101 years ago. Barely a month later, Jeannette Rankin,       Republican from Montana, became one of the few congressional representatives to vote against […]

by · March 4, 2018 · History, Profile America, Women
Women's History Month

NYC Comptroller Women’s History Event, 03/27

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer cordially invites you to celebrate Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

La Reina Del Barrio’s, New Variety Show COLORS OF RHINA Episode Six is ‘Sprinkled’ with Humor, Artistry and Love​​​​​​​

La Reina Del Barrio’s, New Variety Show COLORS OF RHINA Episode Six is ‘Sprinkled’ with Humor, Artistry and Love​​​​​​​

La Reina Del Barrio’s, New Variety Show COLORS OF RHINA Episode Six is ‘Sprinkled’ with Humor, Artistry and Love​​​​​​​ NEW YORK, NY– February 20, 2018 – The popular variety talk show, COLORS OF RHINA (COR), is back on air with […]

by · March 1, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Women
Profile America: Women’s History Month

Profile America: Women’s History Month

Thursday, March 1. This is Wome’s History Month — a time to recognize the often overlooked vision, courage and accomplishments of the nation’s women. One example is Clara Barton, who ministered to wounded soldiers in the Civil War and went […]

by · March 1, 2018 · History, Profile America, Women
Above (l to r): City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, 21 in'21 Executive Director Moira McDermott, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand​, former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, Public Advocate Letitia James, EffectiveNY Executive Director Morgan Pehme, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, former City Council candidate Amanda Farias

Sen Gillibrand Event Highlights Momentum Behind 21 in ‘21 Initiative

The 21 in ’21 Initiative, a group that launched last year to elect more women to the New York City Council, is quickly gaining steam, fueled in part by activism inspired by Donald Trump and the #MeToo movement, as well […]

by · February 28, 2018 · News, Politics, Women
Lucy Hobbs Taylor graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in February 1866.

Profile America: Lucy Hobbs Taylor

Monday, February 26th. This month 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 26, 2018 · History, Profile America, Women
Lois Bronz

Lois Bronz, 90, A Westchester Pioneer Passes

County Executive George Latimer said, “Westchester lost a true friend in Lois Bronz.”

by · February 15, 2018 · Bulletin Board, News, Obituary, Women
Rosa Parks, civil rights activist.

Profile America: Rosa Parks, American Hero

Sunday, February 4th. Adding poignancy to Black History Month, today marks the birthday in 1913 of Rosa Parks, a community activist who became a symbol of the fight for civil equality. Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her […]

by · February 4, 2018 · History, Profile America, Women
Urban Resource Institute Opens New Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter in the

Urban Resource Institute Opens New Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter in the

Urban Resource Institute Opens New Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter in the Bronx Open Arms residence will provide 50 additional beds for families in need of emergency shelter while escaping domestic violence New York, NY –  Urban Resource Institute (URI), a leading […]

by · February 4, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Women
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Profile America: Women’s Suffrage

Wednesday, January 10th. Legislation to grant women the right to vote was first introduced on this date in 1878 when a California senator proposed the necessary constitutional amendment. It was buried in committee for years and defeated when finally put […]

by · January 10, 2018 · Profile America, Voting Rights, Women
Profile America: First Coed College – Oberlin College

Profile America: First Coed College – Oberlin College

Friday, December 29th. Colleges and universities with both male and female students are the norm today. But in 1833, only a few women went to college and the idea of coed classes was a social innovation. In December that year, […]

by · December 30, 2017 · History, Profile America, Women
Women Pols Demand Council Speaker Candidates Commit to ’21 in ’21’

Women Pols Demand Council Speaker Candidates Commit to ’21 in ’21’

Letter Sent to Every Candidate for City Council Speaker Demanding Commitment to Gender Parity on City Council in 2021 In a letter to each of the, all-male, candidates currently running for City Council speaker, Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Margaret […]

by · December 23, 2017 · Government, News, Politics, Women
Op-Ed: Domestic Violence Is Everybody’s Business

Op-Ed: Domestic Violence Is Everybody’s Business

by · November 4, 2017 · Domestic Violence, Op Ed, Women