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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS BRONX BLACK HISTORY MONTH BREAKFAST

SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS BRONX BLACK HISTORY MONTH BREAKFAST

Local Elected officials, African-American Community Leaders and Hundreds of Bronxites Come Together to Celebrate Black History Month   BRONX, NY – Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined State Senator James Sanders, Jr.  (D-Queens), local elected […]

Black History Month: Slave Trade & The Middle Passage

Black History Month: Slave Trade & The Middle Passage

Portuguese traders built sub-Saharan Africa’s first permanent slave trading post at Elmina in 1492. It passed into Dutch and English hands and by the 18th century they shipped tens of thousands of Africans a year through ‘the door of no […]

by · February 25, 2015 · History
Serranos Co-Host 2015 Black History Month Celebration

Serranos Co-Host 2015 Black History Month Celebration

Tuesday morning Congressman Jose Serrano and his son, State Senator Jose M. Serrano held their annual Black History Month event celebrating the contributions of local leaders. This year, they honored Kenneth Knuckles, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone; Mary Coleman, Stella and […]

by · February 25, 2015 · History, Local Events, Local News
Activist To Tell Story of Fidel Castro’s ’95 Bronx Visit

Activist To Tell Story of Fidel Castro’s ’95 Bronx Visit

Bienvenida Boricua al Bronx Presidente Fidel Castro Bronx resident, activist and businessman, Julio Pabon has penned “Knockout – Fidel Castro Visits The Bronx.” The book’s planned October 2015 release date coincides with the 20th anniversary of Cuban Premier Fidel Castro’s […]

by · February 15, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History
East Bronx History Forum Meeting Wednesday, Jan 21st 2015 7:30 pm American Revolution, Blake Bell

East Bronx History Forum Meeting Wednesday, Jan 21st 2015 7:30 pm American Revolution, Blake Bell

The British are Coming! The British are Coming! The British are Coming! “Listen my children and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of Paul Revere” So starts the words from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.   Paul Revere galloped on horseback […]

by · January 18, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History
December 9th Oral History Kick-Off Event

December 9th Oral History Kick-Off Event

by · December 7, 2014 · Bulletin Board, History
Independence Day 2013-Hosted by Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj

Albanian Independence Day : Showing Our Gratitude

I eagerly await the celebration of Albanian Independence Day here in The Bronx. This year, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj will be hosting this event on Sunday, November 30 at Maestro’s starting at 2:00 PM. Details will be forthcoming. As a Jew […]

by · November 17, 2014 · Cultures, Editorials, History, Local News
Pictured: Roberto Ragone; Marilyn Ocasio; Eduardo Sanchez and; Art Bernal. 
Photo: Sarah Marcantonio Coursey

The Vito Marcantonio Forum Memorializes Morgan Powell; And Then Commemorates Vito Marcantonio

By Roberto Ragone A Momentum towards Remembrance Over several months the Vito Marcantonio Forum had begun a collaboration with the Drama Workshop Project in its second phase of activity to remember legendary Congressman Vito Marcantonio on the 60th anniversary of […]

There He Stands: Vito Marcantonio Remembered

There He Stands: Vito Marcantonio Remembered

Guest Piece written by Morgan Powell The occasion of a major American progressive’s memorial on Saturday, August 9 compelled me to visit some places that remain from his times.  Come walk with me.  We’ll also recognize others buried within Woodlawn […]

by · August 19, 2014 · History, Op Ed, Politics