• Apprentices: Next Generation

    In The Bronx, startups partner with high schools to create a new apprenticeship model for education This summer, 40 students from Bronx Academy for Software Engineering (BASE) were accepted to work at MetaBronx to develop our skills as future entrepreneurs and business owners. MetaBronx is a startup accelerator and entrepreneurship education program that helps startup […]

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    November 27, 2018 by theglassfiles
  • Rising Apprentices

    Summer of Success: meet the Summer 2017 cohort at The Glass Files! This Summer marked the 2nd in a row that our Bronx-based tech startup The Glass Files partnered with tech programs around New York City to work with high school students on unlocking their full potential as digital apprentices. Summer 2017 was all about summer […]

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    October 9, 2017 by theglassfiles
  • Lieutenant Colonel Lee Andrew Archer

    Back in the early 1940s when the U.S. Army did not accept black pilots, my grandfather, Lee Andrew Archer, was accepted into an experimental training program for black aviators at the Tuskegee Army Airfield in Tuskegee, Alabama. There, he graduated first in his class and during World War II he became the first and only […]

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    December 4, 2016 by theglassfiles
  • Give thanks to the woman who brought us Thanksgiving

    The First Thanksgiving is said to have taken place in 1621. The painting below is in the public domain and one of the first and only results our search came up with that shows the scene of intercultural exchange that legend says inspired the celebration. Painted 300 years after the first pilgrims arrived in this […]

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    November 19, 2016 by theglassfiles
  • The Ink Lady

    I originally started this drawing three years ago as a work sample for my middle school art students. I soon realized the scale and details were far too time consuming for an assignment. I put the portrait aside assuming I’d get to it eventually. Two years went by and I rediscovered it in a neglected […]

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    November 5, 2016 by theglassfiles
  • A small peek at Casablanca and Jemaa-el-Fnaa, Morocco

    Rummaging through some photos in our photo chest, I found these two photos from my mother’s childhood and adolescence in Morocco, which is also where my parents met while in high school. Morocco was a French protectorate from 1912 to 1956. Many French nationals settled in Morocco while the French government exploited Morocco’s fertile lands […]

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    October 26, 2016 by theglassfiles
  • Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    The Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca is a fortress located just outside of the city of Santiago de Cuba. It was designed by the Italian, Giovanni Battista Antonelli, to serve as protection against pirates under Cuba’s Spanish rule. Its construction lasted 62 years, from 1638 to 1700. It underwent many attacks, including ones […]

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    October 26, 2016 by theglassfiles
  • Citadelle Laferrière, Milot, Haiti

    The Citadelle Laferrière is the largest fortress in the Caribbean, and is in close proximity to the Sans-Souci Palace, near Cap-Haïtien. Built in 1804, following Haiti‘s independence from France, ex-slave and future President and later self-proclaimed King, Henri Christophe led the construction of the fortress on the northern side of the island to protect its […]

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    September 24, 2016 by theglassfiles
  • Atelier Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence, France

    Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) was considered as one of the great masters of Post-Impressionism (an art movement of the second half of the nineteenth century, in which a break from Impressionism was made, with a shift in the use of color, geometry, and technique). Cézanne is also widely regarded as the forefather of Cubism. Cézanne, a […]

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    September 24, 2016 by theglassfiles
  • Welcome!

    Welcome to The Glass Files blog! Come to the blog to read about our latest adventures, find guidelines on how to use TGF, keep up to date with announcements, and learn about upcoming events. To learn more about TGF, go straight to the source: theglassfiles.com! Read about the inspiration behind the project in our About […]

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    September 24, 2016 by theglassfiles