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‘Kalief Browder Way’ Unveiled in The Bronx on His 24th Birthday

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A Bronx street corner has been renamed in honor of the late Kalief Browder on what would have been his 24th birthday. “Kalief Browder Way” was unveiled on Thursday by community leaders and family members on the northwest corner of East 181st Street and Prospect...

#BlackGirlMagic: This Woman Is Raising Money to Open the Bronx’s Only Book Store

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Noëlle Santos is putting in hard work to open up the Bronx’s only book store. And has launched  a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to open the The Lit. Bar. How did the Bronx end up without a bookstore? It happened after Barnes & Nobles shut down their...

2 Bronx High School’s Lead Levels Test 16 Times Higher Than Flint

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Two Bronx, NY high school’s lead levels have tested 16 times higher than Flint, Michigan’s. According to DNAInfo, P.S. 41 at 3352 Olinville Ave. and I.S. 158 in Morrisania have levels of lead higher than the EPA’s “action level” threshold of 15 parts per billion (ppb),...

Bronx High School Devotes An Entire Day To Cheer On Seniors As They Hand Deliver Their College Applications

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A New York City charter school is setting an excellent standard for how to encourage young people to get excited about furthering their education. As part of an 8-year-tradition, the Bronx Prep Charter School sets aside a day each fall where graduating seniors are allowed...

Bronx Firefighter Becomes First Woman Featured In FDNY Calendar of Heroes

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Danae Mines is an 11-year veteran with the FDNY and is one of  New York City’s few female firefighters. Next March, Mines will also be the first woman the first woman featured in the FDNY Calendar of Heroes, even though she was initially told the calendar...

Ghetto Tours To “The Bronx” Make a Spectacle Out Of Poor People

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A New York City tour company is drawing ire for promising to stop by the Bronx ghetto as part of their excursion. For $45, Real Bronx Tours took tourists from Manhattan past a housing project, a “pickpocket hangout” according to a tour guide and food-pantry...