Tag Archives: The Bronx

Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

By Lisa Miller The form arrived in an email attachment on the Friday after winter break.“What is your race?”it asked. And then, beneath that, a Census-style list: “African-American/Black,” “Asian/Pacific Islander,” “Latina/o,” “Multi-racial,” “White,” and “Not sure.” The email, signed by … Continue reading

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Obama Finds a Bolder Voice on Race Issues

By Peter Baker As he reflected on the festering wounds deepened by race and grievance that have been on painful display in America’s cities lately, President Obama on Monday found himself thinking about a young man he had just met … Continue reading

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What Is the Bronx, Anyway?

By Benjamin Wallace-Wells The Bronx, Anthony Bourdain said this fall on an episode of Parts Unknown devoted to the borough, “is a big blank space in a lot of people’s minds. Including me and I live, what, ten minutes away.” … Continue reading

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America is still a deeply racist country

By Chris Arnade A week after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, I walked into my old hometown bar in central Florida to hear, “Well if a nigger can be president, then I can have another drink. Give me a … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop Enters Middle Age

By Gene Denby   Hip-hops Big Bang exploded four decades ago this week at a party that Kool Herc threw at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. in the Bronx, N.Y. The legend goes that this was the first time someone had ever scratched turntables … Continue reading

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I Miss…

If you grew up in New York or any big city and now live somewhere else maybe you can identify with the feelings of my thought for today. I Miss… I miss the fire hydrants; opened and spraying it’s cool … Continue reading

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South Bronx

That’s right…we got more than enough SURVIVAL SKILLS!!!!

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Where I’m From

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City Helps Preserve Hip-Hop’s Humble Legacy in the Bronx

  I grew up in Sedgwick Houses in the Bronx. 1520 Sedgwick was right down the hill from me. I am proud that this building is being saved and renovated to help working class people have affordable housing as well as … Continue reading

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Kool Herc and 1520 Sedgwick

If you are not from New York or did not understand the significance of 1520 Sedgwick and Kool Herc in the lexicon of hip-hop here is a little background for ya!!

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