Rapper and producer Swizz Beatz is taking his passion for the arts to schools to empower the next generation of leaders and creators.
In this downtrodden economy in which the arts are often seen as superfluous and secondary, it is inspiring to see a young arts organization thriving and actively changing the ways in which people engage with nomadic art making and acknowledge the spaces and places in which art is created and shared.
The Bronx-based groups argue that harsh and punitive disciplinary measures that remove children from the classroom for minor incidents only exacerbate the problem of school pushout, and differentially impact youth of color.
Ron L. Kagan made international headlines when he voluntarily decided to relocate the Detroit Zoo's elephants to a better home, a sanctuary in California. How exotic animals experience life in captivity is determined by the home that zoos give them. Here are some of the things that make this experience much better for animals.
It is not easy to turn pain into something positive, but often it takes a terrible event such as the death of the Gonzalez family for people to really see the benefits of the Greek community.
Being financially prepared for the costs of a death was something far beyond a family's thoughts, at least until that time came. And it always did.
In all my years making theater in the Bronx, I've never seen kids give this much of a damn about a show before. Ironically enough, I think it's because we've never done a show that connects so directly to their lives.
A block-long limestone mansion originally built as a welfare hotel for the retiring rich invites streetwise Graff artists and others to gild it's deca...
Cable companies and Verizon are now trying to deregulate digital phone service, also known as VoIP, in Albany. If this proposal were to become law, all consumers would lose out.
Since the NYPD was awarded control over school safety in 1998, serious questions have been raised regarding the abilities of NYPD School Safety Agents to distinguish minor school disciplinary issues from criminal behavior.
A handful of his more experienced colleagues who had observed Baiz, both in the classroom and giving math presentations to the faculty, saw his potential and made a case for keeping him at the school; but Baiz was convinced that his days were numbered.
Just imagine you're sitting in your own living room and it's nice and cozy and quiet, and across from you in two comfy chairs are Dion DiMucci and Steven Van Zandt talking, for 90 minutes, about Dion's long and amazing career.
Children's Aid will be expanding its reach and implementing best practices codified over many years when it opens its first community charter school in the Morrisania section of the South Bronx in August 2012.
This is a big step for me. For too long, except here on the HuffPost, I have lived in the world of anonymity, or better yet, using a pseudonym. I feel...
It was in that moment of "speaking" with this Chinese teacher that I realized why I was brought to China...
Suzi, who looks like a runway model, was born in Hawaii right before it became a state in 1960; Jeff was raised in Kansas City, Mo. It was fate that brought them together and sent them to New York City.