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Mott Haven garden offers tranquility and community spirit

Wanacqua Garden, with its rows of beans, yams, pumpkins and papalo, still attracts gardeners and greenhorns.

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A Maundy Thursday Passover

A Maundy Thursday Passover

To commemorate the Last Supper, over 60 parishioners at St.Peter’s Episcopal Church, took part in their first Passover meal.

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“All the young women understand that this is a space where they don’t have to act like what they see on TV in order to get their message across,” says Teresita Ayala, one of the event's co-organizers.

For Women’s History Month in the Bronx, it’s all about rap

Brittany Barker had a tense look on her face as she walked out onto the stage. She looked elegant in a black dress ensemble, and in her eyes she had a seriousness that made her look like she was ready to take care of business. The 17-year-old took her time approaching the microphone and looked out into the crowd as she pulled it closer to her mouth. The crackle of cheers and applause that started when she was called out to perform had started to die down. She said the title of her poem, “Latina Woman,” and the crowd hushed.

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[VIDEO] Knitting with cat-like precision

[VIDEO] Knitting with cat-like precision

Artist Ruth Marshall is featured in the latest exhibit of fiber art at Lehman College

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Rebel Diaz creates hip-hop space for South Bronx community

The Daily News profiled social activist rappers Rebel Diaz, yesterday. The rap group was created by Chilean brothers Rodrigo and Gonzalo Venegas and female Puerto Rican rapper  Teresita Ayala. The trio relocated from Chicago several years ago to become hip-hop community activists in the South Bronx.  The Venegas brothers received some notoriety in the summer of […]

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Garifuna teens to honor culture at Bronx pageant

Garifuna teens to honor culture at Bronx pageant

Almost a dozen young women came out for a preview event for this year’s Miss Garifuna Cultural Pageant in the Bronx.

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Mexican immigrants celebrate the Virgin Mary

Mexican immigrants in the South Bronx gather to celebrate the Virgin Mary.

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Living through art

For Soundview artist Lucy Aponte, a troubled childhood lead to a lifetime of art

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