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AIDS awareness resonates in Bronx

When Milagra Cortes contracted HIV 21 years ago, she knew her life was far from over. Cortes and her late husband, both from Puerto Rico, represent just two of the countless Latinos in the Bronx disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


Garden tackles childhood hunger

Being able to crave salty, sweet or spicy food is a privilege. One in every six children in the U.S. will go to bed hungry tonight. About 12.4 million children nationwide are all too familiar with hunger, malnutrition and malnourishment.


FDNY enlists kids’ help

The phrase “Stop, Drop, and Roll” has long been part of the national lexicon as the most recognizable fire-safety technique in the book. But it now seems the catchy expression may not be much of a lifesaver.


Mexican immigrants face economic hardships

Many Mexican immigrants in the United States are finding it harder than ever to make ends meet.


Candidate’s supporters debate race

For every black supporter of Liu who feels there’s no escaping race in this year’s election, there was someone like Shirley Crosson, from Bedford Stuyvesant, who clings to this ideal of an elusive post-racial America, clutching the gold Jewish pendant around her neck. “I don’t see color,” Crosson said. “I’m black, and I wear a Mezuzah, hey!”


Chinese protestors unite against persecution

Falun Gong practitioners protested persecution in China at the 64th United Nations General Assembly.


Makeup artists raise awareness

Eye shadow, blush and powder are used to educate women about the disease.


LGBT job fair draws thousands

Nearly 3,000 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community at the third annual Out to Work event on Sept. 17. Sponsored by the LGBT Community Center and the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, it is the largest LGBT job fair in the Northeast.


Health-care debate rages on

Business owners in the audience argued both sides of the debate and even offered solutions, though the diversity of opinions given at Wednesday’s chamber meeting in Queens is as diverse as the borough itself.


9/11 ceremony onlookers remember

Emmett Newton was driving his car in Lower Manhattan when he noticed smoke billowing into the sky. When he glanced […]