11 Results in category Culture

Two Americans were detained by Border Patrol after he heard them speaking Spanish

on 05/23/2018 - 01:39 am

The agent, based in Montana near the border with Canada, questioned and held the women for 35 to 40 minutes, they said. Two Americans were detained by a Border Patrol agent after he heard them speaking Spanish
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Another major sponsor pulls out of Puerto Rican Day Parade

on 05/24/2017 - 11:29 am

Three more companies pulled out of the Puerto Rican Day Parade Tuesday because of its plan to honor a leader of the bloody FALN terrorist group. AT&T, Corona beer and Coca-Cola announced their withdrawals in separate statements, even as parade officials defended their decision to award convicted felon Oscar López Rivera with the march’s first National Freedom Award. Ruben Diaz Sr. “The Parade leaders have refused, as I have been suggesting, to rescind the “National Freedom Hero” title they have bestowed upon Oscar López Rivera, and just allow him to march as a plain Puerto Rican without any title. Another major sponsor pulls out of Puerto Rican Day Parade
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5 Things to know about the corn dog

on 03/18/2017 - 05:23 pm

The third Saturday in March is National Corn Dog Day. Fill up on some facts about the state fair staple. Cornmeal batter is what puts the corn in corn dog. Traditionally a hot dog on a stick is dipped in the batter, then fried until golden brown. 5 Things to know about the corn dog
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Comedian Gina Brillon talks Bronx influence ahead of her stand-up show

on 03/04/2017 - 07:51 pm

Bronx native Gina Brillon will be among a group of five diverse comedians putting topics such as race and culture center stage when one of the longest-running multicultural stand-up comedy shows, The Most RACES Show on Earth (MRSOE), hits Brooklyn this spring. Comedian Gina Brillon talks Bronx influence ahead of Brooklyn stand-up show
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Bronx Native Makes Broadway Debut in 'A Bronx Tale'

on 02/21/2017 - 06:38 pm

Bronx Native Makes Broadway Debut in 'A Bronx Tale'The 24-year-old actress recently made her Broadway debut in "A Bronx Tale," a musical version of the 1993 Robert De Niro and Chazz Palminteri movie about an Italian-American boy named Calogero torn between the lives of his father, a local bus driver,  Bronx Native Makes Broadway Debut in 'A Bronx Tale' - DNAinfo
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LGBT Shelter Opens in the Bronx

on 02/17/2017 - 02:19 pm

In a bid to serve one of New York City’s most vulnerable populations, the city on Wednesday opened a shelter in the Bronx for LGBT young adults ages 21 to 30. It is being called Marsha’s House, named for Marsha P. LGBT Shelter Opens in the Bronx
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Fashion designer Jerome Lamaar makes Bronx his runway

on 02/16/2017 - 03:41 pm

Jerome Lamaar, known as the Style Monk, is taking the Bronx by storm with his style and new fashion pieces. "The Bronx is my runway, and it's going to be a blazing one when I'm finished with it," Lamaar said. Fashion designer Jerome Lamaar makes Bronx his runway - New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
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Meet the 17-Year-Old Bronx Activist Who Just Masterminded a Citywide School Walkout

on 02/08/2017 - 04:03 pm

The walkout was organized by Hebh Jamal, a 17-year-old high school student from the Bronx, in partnership with the New York Immigration Coalition, Arab American Association of New York, and MPower Change. Meet the 17-Year-Old New York Activist Who Just Masterminded a Citywide School Walkout
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Wave Hill named 'most-loved cultural venue' in all of New York City

on 12/05/2016 - 01:20 am

Wave Hill named 'most-loved cultural venue' in all of New York CityTo win the title, Wave Hill competed against an array of giants – first in the Bronx, and then beyond – such as the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, High Line Park, the Cloisters, the Apollo theater, St. Wave Hill named 'most-loved cultural venue' in all of New York City - The Riverdale Press
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Finding a Home in the Bronx After Fleeing Anti-Gay Violence in Haiti

on 12/02/2016 - 10:54 pm

Wilkenson Joseph came to the United States after enduring attacks because of his sexuality. Unable to work without a new visa, he found himself on the streets. The Neediest Cases: Finding a Home in the Bronx After Fleeing Anti-Gay Violence in Haiti
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