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My Plant-Heavy Fully Loaded Omelet

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Did you know that February is cancer prevention month? It is why you should use this month to practice living a healthier lifestyle and encourage others to do the same. As chaotic as they can…

Mother Cabrini - Washington Heights Closing

The 14 Archetypes of Healing

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) The Spiritual Fanatic I was convinced that I was going to die and so I made it a mission to find a supportive spiritual community that could assist my family with my end-of-life affairs. After realizing…

I Literally Lost It All And Then This Happened…

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Almost four years ago, I wrote a heartfelt post titled, “Freedom Fridays”, about my decision to go part-time. It remains one of the most popular entries on my blog. It was written 3 years after…

Uptown Poetry: Langston Hughes – Harlem

Being that today is the 113th B-Day of Langston Hughes, it is only right that we send some posthumous love to that giant that played such a part in the Harlem Renaissance. Happy B-Day Langston, you will live forever.…

Crossing Broadway - Washington Heights - Robert W. Snyder

Uptown Video: The Crossing Broadway Panel @ The New School

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I had the distinct honor of taking part in the Crossing Broadway panel at the New School earlier this week. The panel was ably moderated by New York Times reporter Michael Powell and included the…

Eileen Z. Fuentes - Jay Franco Faces of Hope

The Wellness Series @ Columbia University Medical Center

When diagnosed with breast cancer, Eileen Z. Fuentes, a Columbia University employee, experienced cancer treatment from a patient’s perspective. Having worked for Columbia, she knew she was in capable hands during her treatment; however, she was determined to play…

Diary of a Dominican in…. Minnesota

Translated by Led Black (@Led_Black) I came across this hilarious story a few years ago but apparently it has been around since 2006. It tells the tale, in Spanish, of a Dominican man who moves from the island to Minnesota.…