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Residents helped create public art Last summer, a colorful mural titled “Y yo ya estaba! I was already here!” took shape on the parking lot wall of Iglesia Evangélica Española, the Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church on the block of East 156th Street between Tinton and Union avenues. Artist Virginia Ayress invited residents and members of [...]
New director takes reins of pioneering housing organization Nos Quedamos, the advocacy organization that has served South Bronx residents for nearly two decades on issues ranging from housing to immigration, is on the verge of a comeback, after nearly a year in limbo. The agency has maintained a low profile since allegations emerged last winter [...]
Visiting the dead is a common ritual for Mexicans during El Dia De Los Muertos. But South Bronx Mexicans won’t be spending time at tombstones next week – for the simple fact that most of them don’t bury their loved ones in the United States. Instead, they send the deceased back to rest in their [...]
In the African-born community of the South Bronx, names like George Clooney, Woody Allen or “Seinfeld” might pass completely unnoticed. A visit from actor Funke Akindele or a screening of “Living in Bondage”, on the other hand, might cause a small revolution. Those are two of the biggest names in Nollywood, the successful $200 million [...]
For West African residents in the South Bronx, Kuwait is not just a Middle Eastern country. “Kuwait” is a Ghanaian immigrant whose Morrisania-based business has become the conduit back to their nations of origin. Kuwait Shipping & Packaging , which specializes in transporting items to West African countries, has made it possible for immigrants to [...]