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Interfaith Prayer for New Zealand Victims

Interfaith Prayer for New Zealand Victims

By Robert Press The street in front of the Masijd Noorul Hoda Mosque on Young Street in the Bronx was filled with people who came to show solidarity with the shooting victims at a New Zealand Mosque last week. This […]

by · March 22, 2019 · News, Race and Culture
Three-fifths Clause Awareness Day, 3/5

Three-fifths Clause Awareness Day, 3/5

Bronx City Councilman Andy King is again hosting a 3/5 Awareness Day at Hostos Community College on Tuesday, March 5. The doors open at 6 PM and the program starts at 7 PM. Bronxnet Television host Daren Jaime will moderate […]

BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION On February 28, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host his annual Dominican Heritage Month celebration at the Beverly Hills Manor at 1700 Jerome Avenue in The Bronx. The event […]

Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year

by · February 5, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Cultures
Bronx Borough President’s 2019 Calendar of Upcoming Events

Bronx Borough President’s 2019 Calendar of Upcoming Events

  Black History Month Celebrating African-American History & Culture Wednesday, February 13th 6 pm Dominican Heritage Month Thursday, February 28th 6 pm Irish Heritage Month Thursday, March 14th 6 pm Women’s History Month Thursday March 21st 6 pm LGBTQ Thursday, […]

Hanukkah — The Festival of Lights Begins

Hanukkah — The Festival of Lights Begins

This year, Hanukkah began on the evening of Sunday, December 2, and will end on the evening of Monday, December 10. Hanukkah is often referred to as the “festival of lights,” which serves to remind people of the miracle that […]

Profile America: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Profile America: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Friday, November 30th. As American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month concludes, it’s worth noting that much of America’s population lives in states and towns with names derived from those originally given them by America’s first peoples. In fact, 26 […]

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Profile America: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Saturday, November 3rd. This is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, conceived almost a century ago but made official by a congressional resolution signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The American Community Survey finds about 5.6 million […]

Op-Ed: The Garifuna Nostalgia Paradox

Op-Ed: The Garifuna Nostalgia Paradox

The Garifuna Nostalgia Paradox By José Francisco Ávila Oprima Para Leer En Español Over the past year, I’ve read and seen a great deal of postings on social media, expressing nostalgia for the era of our “Ancestors” in the heart […]

by · October 31, 2018 · Cultures, Op Ed
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, State Senator Jose Serrano Jr. and newly elected Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner at Bronx Democratic County Committee.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, October 18

30th Anniversary of Garifuna Advocacy and Giving Back!

30th Anniversary of Garifuna Advocacy and Giving Back!

30th Anniversary of Garifuna Advocacy and Giving Back! By José Francisco Ávila “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of […]

by · August 16, 2018 · Cultures
Seventeenth Anniversary of the  UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity Proclamation 

Seventeenth Anniversary of the  UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity Proclamation 

Seventeenth Anniversary of the  UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity Proclamation Haga Clic Para Leer En Español–  New York   – The Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc. a, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization is proud to  celebrate the 17th  Anniversary […]

by · July 24, 2018 · Cultures
The Future of Punta Rock  A Must Read For Garifuna artists

The Future of Punta Rock  A Must Read For Garifuna artists

The Future of Punta Rock  A Must Read For Garifuna artists Guillermo Anderson RIP (2010) Editorial Comments by José Francisco Ávila (italics) Haga Clic Para Leer En Español  If Punta Rock manages to evolve harmoniously or to merge as a genre, […]

by · July 9, 2018 · Cultures, Music
Op-Ed: Answering the Call to Create History – Sobering Thoughts on Caribbean American Heritage Month

Op-Ed: Answering the Call to Create History – Sobering Thoughts on Caribbean American Heritage Month

ANSWERING THE CALL TO CREATE HISTORY Sobering Thoughts on Caribbean American Heritage Month by State Senator Kevin Parker To answer the call to create history is at times challenging. But if there is one lesson history teaches us is that […]

by · July 3, 2018 · Cultures, History
Luz F. Solis-Ramos Safeguards The Garifuna Language, Music and Dance in New York City

Luz F. Solis-Ramos Safeguards The Garifuna Language, Music and Dance in New York City

Luz F. Solis-Ramos Safeguards The Garifuna Language, Music and Dance in New York City By José Francisco Ávila Haga clic para leer en Español As we continue the celebration Garifuna Arts & Culture Appreciation in New York City, I am […]