In the Bronx, a Maternity Ward Waits to Reopen

Administrators of North Central Bronx Hospital have a deadline of April 30 to reopen a maternity ward or lose it altogether. At a negative time for public hospitals, community activists are worried about what could be decided without their input.

Bronx Playwright Creates to Engage Her Community

(NEW YORK)–"For those of us who pick up the call, we need to take care of ourselves" says playwright Nina Mercer as she embarks on a journey to pick up a call her ancestors made many years ago. Tracing her mother’s lineage back to the middle passage, she founded Ocean Ana Rising in honor of a relative named Ocean Ana after her birth on the ocean during the transatlantic slave trade.