Posts Tagged ‘Authors’

2/6/16: Home At Word Up – Launch Party

2/6/16: Home At Word Up - Launch Party

HOME AT WORD UP: LAUNCH PARTY! Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 2pm Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.) Join the Word Up volunteer collective for the launch of their bilingual children’s book, Home at Word Up, with a reading, sing-along, hot chocolate and other treats, and a discussion on the making of […]


From an ‘Undocumented’ Boyhood to a Doctorate | NY Times

From an ‘Undocumented’ Boyhood to a Doctorate | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS As Dan-el Padilla Peralta toggled fluidly between worlds for much of his life — ancient and modern, poor and privileged, Dominican and American — there were times when he managed to forget he was a child without a country. He found refuge in New York’s libraries, the Greek and Latin texts speaking […]


Flashback Fridays: My Hands Talk for Me – A Boxing Journey

Flashback Fridays: My Hands Talk for Me - A Boxing Journey

By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) The journey of a prizefighter from his first fight to champion of the world is a long one. Alfredo Rodriguez of Manhattan has only been training for a month; his dream is to become a champion. For such a short time in the gym, Rodriguez has remarkable skills and coordination; his […]


Lost Westside boxing gym a symbol of city’s vanishing lore | NY Daily News

Lost Westside boxing gym a symbol of city's vanishing lore | NY Daily News

BY Arlene Schulman | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS When gunshots rang out like the Wild West and Washington Heights was the murder, cocaine and heroin capital of the city, there was one place where fights ended someplace other than the morgue. In an unassuming apartment building on W. 163rd St. between Broadway and St. Nicholas […]


05/08/14: Arlene Shulman In Conversation With Led Black @ Word Up Books

05/08/14: Arlene Shulman In Conversation With Led Black @ Word Up Books


Uptown Tonight: Raquel Cepeda @ The Shabazz Center

Uptown Tonight: Raquel Cepeda @ The Shabazz Center

Related: Uptown Gem – The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center I Am A Dominican York Dominicanese 101: A Primer Led Black: Un Pie Aqui y Uno Alla | Huffington Post The 2012 Uptown Arts Stroll Closing Reception @ Arka Lounge The 2012 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off – The Recap We invite you to […]


Throw Back Thursdays: Happy Birthday Jon Michaud!

Throw Back Thursdays: Happy Birthday Jon Michaud!

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Due to the fact that the UC has over 2 years of super awesome content, picking the Throwback Thursdays post is pretty difficult. Then it hit me, my good friend and author of When Tito Loved Clara, Jon Michaud, has a birthday today. This post would serve the dual role of […]


Man vs. Juice Cleanse

Man vs. Juice Cleanse

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Ok, before I even retell my tale of how I survived my first ever juice cleanse for 3-very-LONG-grueling-days. Understand this, I am the mirror opposite of my wife, Eileen Z. Fuentes aka “The SPEACH gal”. In fact, in my humble estimation, my wife is what I lovingly like to call a […]


The Led Black Book Club ft Robb Todd @ Apt 78 – The Recap

The Led Black Book Club ft Robb Todd @ Apt 78 - The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) On a weird weather Saturday afternoon, that was strangely sunny, plus super windy with a dash of snow flurries thrown in for good measure, folks came out from across the city to take part in the 2nd installment of the Led Black Book Club featuring Robb […]


The Led Black Book Club ft Robb Todd @ Apt 78 In Pictures

The Led Black Book Club ft Robb Todd @ Apt 78 In Pictures

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy)


The Led Black Book Club ft Robb Todd on Saturday, February 25th @ Apt 78

Saturday, February 25 1-3 pm Apt 78 4447 Broadway The second installment of the Led Black Book Club featuring the author of Steal Me For Your Stories, Robb Todd is going down on Saturday, February 25th at Apt 78. The book is absolutely incredible, plus Robb is a really cool dude. Come out and meet […]

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