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Marble Hill Salon owner Roosevelt "Rosie" Spivey under new signage at his barbershop, the Marble Hill International Unisex Salon, on May 14. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Neighborhood Barbershop Staying Put

Bronx, Business May 22, 2015 at 5:33 pm

A nearly five-month battle to stay open ended in triumph for the Marble Hill International Unisex Salon, which has served as a community gathering spot for 53 years, reports The Riverdale Press.

Go to Diario de México for more photos of the exhibition by Héctor Calderón.

Frida Kahlo’s ‘Casa Azul’ Now in NY

Bronx, Culture, Mexican, Women May 20, 2015 at 1:04 pm

The New York Botanical Garden recreates Frida Kahlo’s studio and garden in an exhibition that focuses on the renowned Mexican artist’s nature pieces, reports Diario de México.

Ruperto Morocho dishes up Hispanic-inspired dishes at his restaurant, El Nuevo Delicioso. He is famous for his roasted chicken, which he makes with a recipe he created with his wife 25 years ago (Photo by Michaela Ross for Voices of NY)

Bronx Co-op Bolsters Food Businesses in Face of Development

Bronx, Business, Featured Posts, Food, Immigration, Video May 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm

The United Business Cooperative supports and educates local immigrant entrepreneurs in the food industry, as new clientele and businesses move in to Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

IN-Tech Academy student Laura Ramos speaks to attendees during the Bronx SciFest, held at Lehman College on April 24. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Promoting STEM Careers in the Bronx

Bronx, Education May 5, 2015 at 3:13 pm

The Bronx SciFest at Lehman College, designed to promote careers in the STEM fields, drew 33 participants, many from the borough, reports The Riverdale Press.

Ramatu Ahmed

A Celebration of African Women

African, Bronx, Video, Women May 1, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Ramatu Ahmed of African Life Center tells Afrikanspot about the importance of the organization’s first African Women’s Day Celebration.

A Monroe College professional offers advice to a high-school student at the Male Empowerment Seminar on April, 23, 2015 (Photo via Norwood News)

Empowering Male Teens in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Youth April 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm

A seminar at Monroe College aimed to help young males gain “competence, confidence and character,” to pursue their academic, professional and personal dreams, reports Norwood News.

Families rallying for cleaner and safer Mott Haven streets on April 18. (Photo by Patrick Donachie via Mott Haven Herald)

Walking for Change in Mott Haven

Bronx April 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Parents and children walked through Mott Haven on April 18, advocating for safer and cleaner streets, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Bronx Lighthouse Charter School, one of the schools included in The Hunts Point Express' analysis of local school statistics. (Photo by gmpicket, Creative Commons license)

More Charter Schools in the South Bronx?

Bronx, Education April 20, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Local officials and parents want more charter schools but an analysis by The Hunts Point Express finds that despite the success of some local charters, most, like the area’s public schools, perform below city averages.

Carmen 'Julie' Mercado spoke to reporters on April 9. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Latina Takes the Helm at Fort Independence Houses

Bronx, Education, Housing, Latino April 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm

The election of Carmen “Julie” Mercado as president of the Fort Independence Houses Tenants’ Association makes her the first leader of Hispanic background at the Bronx housing development, reports The Riverdale Press.

The electronic ankle shackle that Ingrid Flowers was forced to wear caused her a serious infection. Her daughter Ingrid Hernández, stands by her side. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Garífuna Mothers Denounce ICE’s ‘Modern Slavery’

Bronx, Immigration, Women April 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Activists and religious leaders from the Bronx seek to free Garífuna immigrant mothers who have been forced by the authorities to wear electronic shackles, El Diario reports.

Family of Hakeem Kuta Wants Answers

Family of Hakeem Kuta Wants Answers

African, Bronx, Video April 8, 2015 at 6:13 pm

In a video from AfrikanSpot, the family of Hakeem Kuta wants to know what happened on the rooftop of the Bronx apartment building before the teenager fell.

A business at Willets POint (Photo by d.aniela, Creative commons license)

Some Businesses Settle Willets Point Suit

Bronx, Business, Environment, Queens, Real Estate April 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Some Willets Point businesses will receive funds to ease their relocation to the Bronx, but others remain opposed to the move, media outlets in Queens report.

Handling the ‘ISIS Effect’

Handling the ‘ISIS Effect’

Bronx, Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, Muslim, Video March 30, 2015 at 2:50 pm

In this episode of “Independent Sources”: The CLEAR Project educates and provides services to Muslims and others caught in the government’s counterterrorism dragnet; “The Bronx Memoir Project” tells stories of the Bronx, as written by its residents; the city’s first dual-language English-Japanese public school program.

South Bronx – the Next Frontier for Tech Startups?

South Bronx – the Next Frontier for Tech Startups?

Bronx, Culture, Housing, Manhattan, Technology, Video, Women March 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

This week’s “Independent Sources”: Tech startups head to Port Morris and hire locals; yoga as therapy for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse; and an East Harlem school building turned affordable housing unit for low-income artists.

Kellie Terry, executive director at The Point CDC, speaks at a forum at Hostos Community College on March 18, about the need for environmentally-friendly businesses. (Photo by Annamarya Scaccia via The Hunts Point Express)

Ensuring Eco-Friendly Biz in South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Environment, Health March 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Community activists want the city to require environmental impact statements from businesses located in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.