It's The Bronx festival postponed after criticism and 'racist remarks'

After facing criticism and losing its venue, the It's the Bronx festival has been postponed, according to organizers.

The festival was slated to launch on Saturday as the largest talent showcase "by the Bronx and for the Bronx" at the Andrew Freedman Home with 30 musical performers, 40 visual artists, 20 panelists and dozens of food and drink vendors, and there were plans to run monthly.

But on Wednesday, the festival's founder Marco Shalma sent an email blast saying that his team has been "confronted by continuous xenophobic, bigoted and racist remarks from a few individuals, fueled by falsities suggested in the form of a sloppy, one-sided 'investigation' for which none of our team members has been approached for a response."