Posts Tagged ‘Bronx Free Press’

Lady Victorious | Bronx Free Press

Lady Victorious | Bronx Free Press

Story by Debralee Santos and Gregg McQueen Photos by Corey Torpie “This evening changed America.” She spoke, fittingly, from the bar, standing atop a cluster of tables and framed from behind by flickering television screens and fully stocked liquor shelves. Just a year ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Parkchester resident, Democratic Socialist and organizer, was tending […]


De Blasio to NYPD: stop arrests for pot smoking | Manhattan Times

De Blasio to NYPD: stop arrests for pot smoking | Manhattan Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered the New York Police Department (NYPD) to stop arresting New Yorkers who are caught smoking marijuana in public. On Sunday, the mayor informed the police to instead issue summonses for public marijuana smoking. “With marijuana legalization likely to occur in our state in the near future, it is critical […]


Minorities targeted for pot arrests | Bronx Free Press

Minorities targeted for pot arrests | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen New Yorkers of color are being targeted over whites for marijuana arrests, according to a police reform advocacy group. Citing statistics from the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) said that 93 percent of marijuana possession arrests in the first three months of this year involved […]


“Still in crisis” | Manhattan Times

“Still in crisis” | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Nelliebelle Cordero is distressed. The 41-year-old mother of three came to New York City after her home in Arecibo, Puerto Rico was destroyed by Hurricane María. She arrived in the city last November to stay with family members, but could remain there only very briefly. After applying for assistance from the Federal […]


Spread Love: Toys 4 Puerto Rico

Spread Love: Toys 4 Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico may be down but it is certainly not out. Uptown superhero Lin-Manuel Miranda has teamed up with Toys “R” Us to bring a little joy and magic to the children of Puerto Rico for Three Kings Day on January 6, 2018. They have already blown through the initial goal of providing 10,000 toys […]


Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Congress: You have the power to help Puerto Rico

Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Congress: You have the power to help Puerto Rico

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Unity March for Puerto Rico held in D.C. | Manhattan Times

Unity March for Puerto Rico held in D.C. | Manhattan Times

Story by Desiree Johnson, Debralee Santos, and Cristóbal Vivar Photos by Cristóbal Vivar “You are not forgotten.” It was the latest word of tribute and affection offered by lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda to, by his own admission, one of his greatest loves – Puerto Rico. He spoke before thousands at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., […]


Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda – Almost Like Praying

Spread Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda – Almost Like Praying

Uptown superhero, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has done it again. In record time, he gathered some of the biggest names in Latin music to put together the infectious Almost Like Praying. Artists such as J Lo, Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Juan Luis Guerra, Gloria Estefan and many more did their thing on this impressive feat of solidarity. […]


#InstagramUptown: #UptownUNIDOS

#InstagramUptown: #UptownUNIDOS

A post shared by Manhattan Times (@manhattantimes_) on Oct 7, 2017 at 10:48am PDT We did it Uptown. We came together as a community for the #uptownUNIDOS fundraising extravaganza for our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Elected officials, community stakeholders, students and people from all walks of life stopped in to help […]


#UptownUNIDOS galvanizes relief efforts | Manhattan Times

#UptownUNIDOS galvanizes relief efforts | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristóbal Vivar Uptown answered the call. With Puerto Rico suffering in the wake of Hurricane Maria and Mexico recovering from devastating earthquakes, 5030 Broadway became the epicenter for a day of action and service on October 7. UptownUNIDOS, an event designed to provide relief for the stricken countries, drew […]


10/07/17: #uptownUNIDOS – A Day of Action & Service

10/07/17: #uptownUNIDOS - A Day of Action & Service

Uptown, our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico need us. Our brethren in Mexico need us. And they need us now. We cannot wait for others to act. We are up to the challenge. Please join us this coming Saturday, October 7 from 11 am to 6 pm for #uptownUNIDOS – a day of action […]


The Lost Boy | Bronx Free Press

The Lost Boy | Bronx Free Press

Story by Debralee Santos From the beginning, he was precious cargo. Christopher Duran arrived in the United States before he was of age – any age. Even when he arrived, traveling over thousands of miles aloft in the air, and holding fast to his mother, he was, in fact, not yet here. His mother Rosanna […]

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