The Bronx

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Socialist Latina From the Bronx, Ousts 10-Term Representative

The Bronx-born and raised organizer is on track to represent her community in the House of Representatives—and become the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress.

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Fat Joe: At Hip-Hop's Creation, 'There Was a Latino Right There'

The Bronx MC spoke to The Root ahead of tonight’s episode of TV One’s “Unsung,” which documents his rise to stardom.

READ: Afrika Bambaataa's Accusers Detail Alleged Sexual Assaults and Cover-up

VICE’s new music issue features in-depth accounts from three of the men who accused the hip-hop pioneer of sexual assault. 

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After Release of Arrest Video, Ramarley Graham's Family Files FOIL Request to Uncover Truth

Graham’s family and supporters say that the video, which shows a paramedic putting a sheet over Graham’s face, indicates that he didn’t die in the hospital where police officials said he died.

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Swizz Beatz Responds to Critics Who Say He Promotes Gentrification of The Bronx

The producer pledged to bring a new, more inclusive art event to the borough: “I wanted to bring something special for the people of the Bronx, which is why the event is free, something that anyone can enjoy and have asked for.”

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Rapper Kemba is in 'Groundhog Day' Hell as He Relives Police Harrassment in New Music Video

Kemba, formerly known as YCTheCynic, also co-directed the video.

 

Rebel Diaz Rapper Says 'Right-Wing Bigot' Ted Cruz 'Has No Business Being In The Bronx'

Rebel Diaz’s Rodrigo “RodStarz” Venegas wasn’t the only Bronx resident with something to tell the Republican nominee. 

The First Trailer For 'The Get Down' Will Give You Chills

The upcoming Netflix series dramatizes the origins of hip-hop in 1970s New York City. 

Muslim Girl Reportedly Attacked, Called 'ISIS' at Bronx Public School

A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations says Muslim youth “have been experiencing this for quite some time.”

Styles P and Jadakiss Launch Series of Natural Juice Shops In Low-Income Neighborhoods

The rappers are using their clout to bring healthy dietary options to impoverished neighborhoods. 

VIDEO: Justice Sonia Sotomayor Attends Unveiling of Her TATS CRU Mural

The Supreme Court Justice came back to the Bronx for the unveiling of a mural by famed graffiti artists TATS CRU that features her. 

What the Work Looks Like

Alpha Amadou Diallo, a 30-something Bronx-based Guinea native, is trying to set up a credit union for folks who big banks ignore—poor, migrant and often-criminalized people of color. A by-the-numbers look into what that takes. 

Ramarley Graham's Parents Drop Off Petition, Rally For Federal Investigation

The petition has more than 33,000 signatures