Bronx Community College

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  • Bronx Leadership

    The Role of Language in Bronx Leadership Academy The performance of an individual in an academic setting depends on a number of factors, including the location of the space, endemic socio-cultural groups, and student-instructor relationships. High school students ranging from 13-20 years old were observed and interviewed in Bronx, NY. This ethnography aims to explore how language influences teacher-student relationships and can, in turn, affect the motivation of students at Bronx Leadership Academy (BLA). The observed usage of slang, otherwise known as “Black English,” at BLA both inhibited and catalyzed the academic progression of students. However, the long-term effects of using Black English colloquially in an academic setting can predispose…

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  • Lutheran Social Work Observation Report

    you watch your child, while your parents are at work. So far, there are ten early life center locations, located in Brooklyn, Manhattan and The Bronx. My agency is located in The Bronx at 80 East 181st between, Walton and Morris Avenue. There are many useful organizations in the area that, also supports families. There is a senior site located right in the building. The senior center is connected to…

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  • The Stickup Kids Analysis

    In Randol Contreras’ book, “The Stickup Kids” he does an ethnographic study of what is known as the Crack Era in the South Bronx. Contreras studies how society shaped people growing up in the South Bronx that led them into the world of drugs and crime in order to fulfill the American Dream. He does so by providing detailed field notes, creating a sociological framework of how components such as culture, deviance, socialization, crime and race contribute to the society as a whole. In this book,…

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  • Inwood Walking Survey Report

    avenue. According to Orkin LLC (2016) mosquitoes tend to thrive in bodies of water that can be either freshwater or polluted and can feed off any particulates in the water. The many bodies of water that surround Inwood, harbor many mosquitoes, which increase the risk for West Nile, or Zika. It is important for community residents to use repellant, appropriate clothing, and use protection during intercourse because the Zika virus can be spread through sexual…

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  • Analysis Of Fifth Avenue Uptown By James Baldwin

    My first official memory of New York would be taking place in the Bronx, summer of 2003. I was five years old sitting outside on the steps of our apartment building in the Grand Concourse, which is known as “The Project Village”. You could hear the Spanish music that blasted from the other apartment windows, and see the smaller kids like me getting ready to have relay races and actually enjoy the sun, and my favorite which was seeing the coquito man come up the hill with his truck. A coquito in…

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  • Hip Hop Culture Analysis

    ideas. For instances, in the 1970s, the economic was not the best and the wealthy people did not want to be living near a certain people. So, this situation formed an area of segregation called the South Bronx, where the many different cultures end up living together. However, there is an interesting history behind this moment of time, and it is about how this place was the responsible…

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  • Kalief Browder: A Brief Summary

    only Kalief Browder: Kalief Browder was an outstanding individual, who lived in the Bronx parish of New York; Browder never had any problems with the authority until the age of 16. When he was falsely accused of stealing a backpack, also, on duty officers never read Mr. Browder his rights, but unfortunately they did detain him. Browder was in a state of shock while being processed in the state jail facility. He couldn’t believe they were blaming a petty crime on an innocent 16 year old. During…

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  • The Negative Influence Of Hip Hop

    The controversy of Hip Hop’s negative influence has been a constant discussion over the decades since its inception. As both a music genre and a cultural movement, the reach of Hip is unprecedented, but this exposure has come to form a negative public image of the genre in the public conscious. Whenever an instance of gang violence, police shooting, or riot occurs, Hip Hop is quick to be blamed. But is Hip Hop misunderstood, and misrepresented by those? And does Hip Hop truly inspire its…

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  • Book Review: The Bronx It Was Only Yesterday

    Sometimes it’s difficult for me to remember every place has a history regardless if residents care for it or not. However, it’s the most difficult when I think about the borough I live in, The Bronx. During my senior year of high school, I received an invitation from The Bronx County Historical Society to join an event. The society invited valedictorians from every Bronx High School to attend this awards reception. This event took place outside next to the Museum of Bronx History where the hosts…

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  • Analysis Of Gentrification In The South Bronx And The Soho Effect By Roman Mars

    gentrification in the South Bronx by and “The SoHo Effect” by Roman Mars. They both talk about gentrification and how it affects permanent residents. Gentrification is used to describe the arrival of wealthier people to an urban district, which relates to increase in rents and property values, and changes in the district character and culture. Gentrification is often used negatively because it has often led to displacement of the poor and establishment of the rich. However, gentrification leads…

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