For supporting the civil rights movement, Mississippi newspaper publisher Hazel Brannon Smith endured more than 20 years of violence, ostracism and economic strangulation, and became the first woman ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.
A developer's threat to an enchanting little park offers a textbook example of the way political fixers manipulate New York City's government--and of the need for communities to fight back.
New York has lavished millions on creating river front parks in Manhattan, but in the Bronx City Hall wants to take park land away.
How a proposed law that would cap the amount of garbage that can be dumped on the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southern Queens, went from near-certain passage to imminent defeat offers a text book example of the city’s backroom politics.
A tone-deaf developer throws a "Bronx Is Burning" party to celebrate re-branding the South Bronx to make it more appealing to gentrifiers.
The refusal of leading American news outlets to reprint the Charlie Hebdo cartoons declares that in perilous times there are visions that must not be imagined and thoughts that must not be uttered.
The city is supposed to build a new garbage facility in Manhattan to relieve the South Bronx of the unfair burden it has shouldered for years. Now, though, some politicians are wavering.
A Marine pilot during the Vietnam War recalls its dangers and its futility.
The Bronx is in the house,” thundered 60 or 70 people last Saturday afternoon as they marched into a public square in lower Manhattan. The chant announced their presence to more than a thousand demonstrators already assembled in Zuccotti Park to protest against corporate greed and a government that serves business and the wealthy at…
Birthdays are a time to reflect on the past–to chart how far you’ve come. So it was no surprise when community activists who gathered for the 10th birthday celebration of the Bronx River Alliance described what the Bronx River looked like the first time they saw it. As a girl growing up in the Bronx,…