Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

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 […]


Mission for Mexico | Manhattan Times

Mission for Mexico | Manhattan Times

La Tierra de Azteca is not alone. Among the many relief efforts undertaken locally, Mexican-born artist Andrea Arroyo has created a series of prints to raise funds for victims of the earthquake in Mexico. A Washington Heights resident, Arroyo and her husband Felipe Galindo, a fellow graphic artist known as “Feggo,” were inspired to make […]


UPinion: An Open Letter to Other Bernie Supporters

UPinion: An Open Letter to Other Bernie Supporters

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Friday, September 16, 2016 Washington Heights, New York Today I had the unfortunate opportunity to witness the worst, most disturbing political circus of my lifetime. Donald J. Trump corralled the media at his new hotel in Washington D.C. with the promise of a long awaited statement on the “Birther” movement which […]


The Wall

The Wall

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) For me, immigration is personal. And I don’t like to call it illegal immigration either. I prefer immigration without choice. You see, my maternal grandmother was here illegally. She came on a visitor’s visa in 1930. She overstayed her visa. My mother was an anchor baby. Had she gone back to […]


The Wall – Part III

The Wall – Part III

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Read Part I: HERE Read Part II: HERE Robert looked at the clock next to his bed. It was 1:30. He had helped Ahmed to bed hours earlier. The boy couldn’t speak again after finishing his story. Robert couldn’t sleep. He took his cell phone from the night table and turned […]


The Wall – Part II

The Wall – Part II

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Read Part 1: HERE “My name is Ahmed,” the boy said. He was seated on the sofa. Robert had dressed him in some of his cloths. They hung on him. “I escaped from Green Island three days ago.” “What were you doing on Green Island?” he asked. “The took us there […]


The Wall – Part I

The Wall - Part I

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Robert Brown rinsed his hands with cold water from the porcelain sink in the men’s room then dabbed his face. He stared at himself. He straightened his navy blue tie and smoothed out his battleship grey shirt before returning quietly to his desk in the perpetual near silence of the Fulfillment […]


9/25/2015: Tribute to the Disappeared Opening Reception @ Shabazz Center

9/25/2015: Tribute to the Disappeared Opening Reception @ Shabazz Center

“Tribute to the Disappeared” Exhibition Curated by Andrea Arroyo Opening Reception: Friday, September 25, 2015 6 to 9pm Exhibition on view: September 25-October 16, 2015 The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center 3940 Broadway (@165th Street) Free and open to the public New York, NY September 15, 2015– Artist Andrea Arroyo […]


UPinion: So Far from God So Close to the US

UPinion: So Far from God So Close to the US

By Joanna Castro (@castroegan) After Donald Trump´s stupid remarks, I was reminded yet again that racism is very much alive. I was glad that several important American companies have stepped up and cut relations with him, and that one of his main concerns, his pocket, will be -even if mildly- affected. I was also glad […]


A Virtual Quilt of Remembrance for Mexico’s Murdered Students | Hyperallergic

A Virtual Quilt of Remembrance for Mexico’s Murdered Students | Hyperallergic

by Laura C. Mallonee Last November, news from Mexico about the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in Guerrero captured international attention. But predictably, it quickly fell into the background as the media cycle moved on, and the more cynical among us may have wondered if anyone had actually cared at all. The New […]


Spread Love: Tribute to the Disappeared X Caravan 43 NYC

Spread Love: Tribute to the Disappeared X Caravan 43 NYC

TRIBUTE TO THE DISAPPEARED is an art project in honor of the disappeared in Mexico – from the 43 students in Ayotzinapa and the women of Juarez – and other victims of violence and injustice the world over. With the participation of over 200 international artists. Caravan 43 NYC is a group of community organizers, […]


The Return of the Native | Manhattan Times

The Return of the Native | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Ask Emmanuel “DJ Boy” Abreu why he spends much of his free time volunteering at the Word Up Community Book Shop, he will likely offer a deprecating answer. “It’s a great place to meet women” was one recent response. But the truth is more complex. One recent afternoon, the store was […]


Spread Love: Last Day To Support Uptown’s Own Emmanuel “Dj Boy” Abreu

Spread Love: Last Day To Support Uptown’s Own Emmanuel “Dj Boy” Abreu

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) First of all, congrats to our very own Emmanuel “Dj Boy” Abreu for reaching his Indiegogo pledge goal. That is a terrific accomplishment from one of the most humble and hardest working people I know. With that said, you still have a few hours to contribute to the campaign. So if […]


Uptown Video: NYC, Uptown Life and Views

Uptown Video: NYC, Uptown Life and Views

This video by our very own Emmanuel “Dj Boy” Abreu depicts the beauty and majesty of Uptown. Dj Boy has spent the last 4 years capturing the awesomeness of this neighborhood, please donate on the link below to his Indiegogo campaign. Support DJ Boy’s Indiegogo campaign here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/a-visual-trip-to-mexico-by-emmanuel-dj-boy-abreu


Uptown Tonight: WHIN Music Project X DJ Boy @ The United Palace

Uptown Tonight: WHIN Music Project X DJ Boy @ The United Palace

Wednesday, March 19 Doors 6pm; Performances 6:30pm FREE The quarterly presentation by the young people in UPCA’s community arts programs, including the Harmony Program string orchestra, UPCA Circus Arts Troupe, UPCA Youth Drum Ensemble, and WHIN Music Project youth orchestra. (Watch the WHIN Music Project and Drum Ensemble reinvent Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”) The evening’s […]


De El Alto a Jalisco | Manhattan Times

De El Alto a Jalisco | Manhattan Times

BY Robin Kilmer Come May, a familiar face will be missing uptown. Emmanuel Abreu, better known as DJ Boy, has been an omnipresent creative force in Northern Manhattan for years. If you missed him volunteering at Word Up Community Bookstore, collaborating and performing with the People’s Theatre Project, it has still been virtually impossible to […]


Inwood Photographer to Turn Lens on Mexico in Monthlong Photo Residency | DNAinfo

Inwood Photographer to Turn Lens on Mexico in Monthlong Photo Residency | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya INWOOD — Three years ago Emmanuel Abreu immortalized summer in Washington Heights with his pictures. Now, the uptown photographer and filmmaker is getting the chance to do the same thing in Mexico. Abreu, better known by his artist name Dj Boy, has been selected to participate in the 360 Xochi Quetzal artist […]


Paul’s Postcards: The Ancient Mayan Seaport of “Tulum”

Paul’s Postcards: The Ancient Mayan Seaport of “Tulum”

BY Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) “Tulum,” the only Mayan seaport to exist on the Mexican coastline was once a bustling maritime destination and an essential trade hub for Mayan commerce. Some archeologists believe the ancient city may have been called “Zama,” – meaning “City of Dawn” – because it faces the sunrise towards the Caribbean Sea. In […]


Paul’s Postcards: The Mayan Temple of “Ek’ Balam” and Pink Flamingos

Paul’s Postcards: The Mayan Temple of “Ek’ Balam” and Pink Flamingos

BY Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) Today we explored another archeological site from the ancient Mayan civilization called “Ek’ Balam” – meaning “Black Jaguar,” in the native tongue of “Yucatec Mayan,” – compared to “Chichen Itza” it is smaller in size, but long ago it was indeed a large city that controlled a prosperous agricultural community. The […]


Paul’s Postcards: Chichen Itza, Mexico

Paul’s Postcards: Chichen Itza, Mexico

Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) Today we explored the ancient city Mayan of Chichen Itza! The Maya name “Chich’en Itza” translates to “At the mouth of the well of the Itza.” This derives from chi’, meaning “mouth” or “edge”, and ch’en orch’e’en, meaning “well.” Itzá was the name of the ethnic political group which dominated all aspects of life over […]

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