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A closer look at hunger on campus | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen   Kassandra Montes has to mind her meals. The Lehman College senior typically doesn’t eat breakfast and often skips dinner. The majority of the money she earns from two part-time jobs goes to pay for tuition…

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Rice and beans, and resistance | Bronx Free Press

By Sherry Mazzocchi On the Saturday night after Valentine’s Day, La Morada is half-full. Or half empty, according to Yajaira Saavedra, co-owner of the popular Oaxacan restaurant. Lately, La Morada is quieter than usual. Known for its traditional molé…

Lady Victorious | Bronx Free Press

Story by Debralee Santos and Gregg McQueen Photos by Corey Torpie “This evening changed America.” She spoke, fittingly, from the bar, standing atop a cluster of tables and framed from behind by flickering television screens and fully stocked liquor…

De Blasio to NYPD: stop arrests for pot smoking | Manhattan Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered the New York Police Department (NYPD) to stop arresting New Yorkers who are caught smoking marijuana in public. On Sunday, the mayor informed the police to instead issue summonses for public marijuana smoking.…

Minorities targeted for pot arrests | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen New Yorkers of color are being targeted over whites for marijuana arrests, according to a police reform advocacy group. Citing statistics from the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) said…

“Still in crisis” | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Nelliebelle Cordero is distressed. The 41-year-old mother of three came to New York City after her home in Arecibo, Puerto Rico was destroyed by Hurricane María. She arrived in the city last November to stay with…

Spread Love: Toys 4 Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico may be down but it is certainly not out. Uptown superhero Lin-Manuel Miranda has teamed up with Toys “R” Us to bring a little joy and magic to the children of Puerto Rico for Three Kings Day…

Unity March for Puerto Rico held in D.C. | Manhattan Times

Story by Desiree Johnson, Debralee Santos, and Cristóbal Vivar Photos by Cristóbal Vivar “You are not forgotten.” It was the latest word of tribute and affection offered by lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda to, by his own admission, one of his…

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Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda – Almost Like Praying

Uptown superhero, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has done it again. In record time, he gathered some of the biggest names in Latin music to put together the infectious Almost Like Praying. Artists such as J Lo, Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Juan…