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UPinion: This tax cut for the rich disguised as a health care bill threatens patients’ lives and entire communities | NY Daily News

UPinion: This tax cut for the rich disguised as a health care bill threatens patients’ lives and entire communities | NY Daily News

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) While President Trump celebrated with GOP lawmakers at the White House after the House passed the Republican-backed health care bill, I could not help but feel a profound sense of disgust, anxiety and anger. Here were a bunch of mostly men who have access to the best health care in the […]


05/03/17: Led Black’s Social Media 101

05/03/17: Led Black's Social Media 101

LED BLACK’S SOCIAL MEDIA 101 Wed, May 3, 2017 – 6 pm to 8 pm CLOTH TECHNOLOGY CENTER (2113 B Amsterdam Ave @165 St) Social media has changed, literally, everything. It has toppled governments, upended regimes and cast much-needed light on atrocities across the globe. Events that take place halfway around the world are beamed […]


04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

The 1st Uptown Preservation Conference – HARLEM AND THE FUTURE: PRESERVING CULTURE & SUSTAINING HISTORIC CHARACTER IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM City College of New York – Aronow Theatre Cost: $10 includes lunch and a walking tour. Free for students and seniors. Tickets can be reserved […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – A Magical Sweet 16

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – A Magical Sweet 16

Al Pacino, mice, magic and a perverse what would you rather intro. Need we say more. And oh yeah, illusionist Devonte Rosero. Check out all the insane antics below.


Rising in the Heights | Manhattan Times

Rising in the Heights | Manhattan Times

Photos by Emmanuel Abreu | Abreu Visuals “¡Trump escucha; estamos en la lucha!” Calling on President Donald Trump to “listen up,” thousands of immigrants and supporters took to the streets of Northern Manhattan on Sun., April 23, to voice opposition to the administration’s immigration policies. People of diverse ages and nationalities filled St. Nicholas Avenue […]


05/06/17: Heights Teach In – Uptown Unites For Justice

05/06/17: Heights Teach In - Uptown Unites For Justice

For more info: 05/06/17: Heights Teach In We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – The Mandela Effect

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – The Mandela Effect

In episode 15, the crew discuss the Lala/Melo break up, Rachel’s epic showdown at the dog run and baby Instagram etiquette. Guest Milly Tamarez talks about the diversity in the improv/sketch world & what she is doing to improve it.


Progressives Look to Shield Undocumented Tenants From Landlords’ Deportation Threats | Observer

Progressives Look to Shield Undocumented Tenants From Landlords’ Deportation Threats | Observer

By Madina Toure State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a host of other left-leaning pols debuted a new handbook outlining protections for undocumented renters facing landlord harassment—a legal manual they called crucial given the “very hostile, very toxic” current climate for foreign nationals under President Donald Trump. The prosecutor’s office released new “Know Your Rights” guidance—available online—for […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Nasal Rangering

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Nasal Rangering

What is nasal rangering? Find out below as the Latinos Out Loud crew kick it with Berto Colón.


04/23/17: The Uptown March for Immigrants Rights – Coming together against hate & fear…

04/23/17: The Uptown March for Immigrants Rights - Coming together against hate & fear...

Join NMCIR and the community as we unite Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood to stand together with love and compassion against hate. We will be demanding an end to detention and deportation, collaboration between ICE and local police, the separation of families, and the countless violations immigrants are forced to endure. If you would like to […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Tinder, Love and Care

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Tinder, Love and Care

This week your favorite dynamic duo are joined in the studio by @TonioSkits & @JustWatchO.


04/04/17: Tenant Resource Fair

04/04/17: Tenant Resource Fair

The office of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez in collaboration with the NYC Department of Housing and Preservation Development (HPD) are hosting a Tenant Resource Fair Tomorrow, April 4th 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Isabella Geriatric Center (515 Audubon Avenue). At the fair, there will be several legal organizations to answer and assist with any housing related […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Tricky Mouse

On Episode 12, the crew talks about misleading cartoons, Facebook stories, what superhero they’d be, as well as talk with content creator Linda Nieves Powell.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Acting Hollywood With George Diaz

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Acting Hollywood With George Diaz

This week the crew is joined by comedian George Diaz.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Tenth Anniversary with @TioLouie

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Tenth Anniversary with @TioLouie

The Latinos Out Loud gang celebrate their 10th episode with their signature mix of racy, raunchy and raucous humor.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – L.O.L Ain’t Nothing To F*ck With

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – L.O.L Ain't Nothing To F*ck With

With Juan Bago off in Mexico, Jaime Fernandez steps in his spot for this hilarious episode featuring special guest Danny Hastings.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Acting Brand New

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Acting Brand New

This week, the Latinos Out Loud crew talk about what they are giving up for lent and they chop it up with Adam Levine of the Project Bronx webseries.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Que Rapido Corren Los Carros Por El Ferrocarril

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Que Rapido Corren Los Carros Por El Ferrocarril

This week the crew is joined by the first Dominican-American elected to the United States Congress, Uptown’s own Adriano Espaillat.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Issac Knish

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Issac Knish

This week the crew is joined by actor Danny Garcia. Enjoy!


Bright Minds, Big City: The GPS Podcast Featuring Led Black

Bright Minds, Big City: The GPS Podcast Featuring Led Black

Our very own Editor-in-Chief, Led Black, was recently featured as the first guest on the Gotham Philosophical Society’s podcast. Recorded just prior to the election, Led Black talks to the folks at the Gotham Philosophical Society about Uptown, community, the nature of identity, the role of race, and gentrification. We invite you to subscribe to […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Coming Up Short

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Coming Up Short

This week Rachel, Juan and Andrew are joined by the one and only Bodega Bamz.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Baited By Teledildonics

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Baited By Teledildonics

This week Rachel and Juan Bago are rejoined by @AndrewSantiago1 and a couple of very well known personalities @ziwe & @gaybonez.


This is what democracy looks like | Manhattan Times

This is what democracy looks like | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristobal Vivar A day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, hundreds of thousands of women descended upon Washington, D.C. on January 21 to rally for the protection of rights for women, immigrants and people of all races. “The Women’s March on Washington will send a […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Is Walter Mercado God?

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Is Walter Mercado God?

In this episode @JuanBago and @RachelLaLoca are joined by the one and only @theloopyblogger. They discuss everything from the New York Knicks, to out of body experiences, to the question every Latino has asked at some point in their life. Is Walter Mercado God? Tune in below!

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