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Officers at the 34th Precinct in Manhattan were equipped with body cameras Thursday. “I’m totally convinced now that this is the way forward,” Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said. (Photo: Sam Hodgson | NY Times)

New ICE tactics raise concerns | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi When ICE knocks, you don’t have to open the door. A recent video from Clayton, North Carolina, reveals a pre-dawn raid conducted by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) where Juan Oliva, 33, says goodbye to his…

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.…

Summit on Latinos Returns | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The second summit is coming. There are 2.4 million Latinos in New York City, according to the city’s Department of City Planning (DCP). Next month, a conference focused on the needs and concerns of nearly a…

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…

Hola a Lola | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar “I am pastelito con salchipapa.” The MacArthur Fellow and Pultizer Prize-winning writer almost got usurped by the beginners. Before Junot Díaz took to the stage at the United Palace this past Fri., Apr. 13th, a…

Spread Love: Veneno In Theaters

Jack Veneno was the man. By far, the most well known Dominican wrestler of all time, Jack Veneno is held in an almost mythic regard by so many Dominicans of a certain era. Now his stirring story is on…

Junot Díaz Opens Up About Being Sexually Molested As A Child

Even superheroes have human frailties. Pulitzer Award winning author Junot Díaz penned a powerful piece in The New Yorker about being sexually molested as a child. The repeated rape by a relative left the young Junot adrift, depressed and…

UPinion: Why Wakanda Matters

By AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) When I was a young Jewish boy in the 1960’s the world was a very different place. As my dear friend Led Black has said to me, “that was before the Jews became white.” Just…

04/13/18: Junot Díaz Presents Islandborn @ The United Palace

Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, with United Palace of Cultural Arts, is proud to present Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur fellow Junot Díaz, reading from his debut children’s picture book, Islandborn. In Islandborn, Lola’s teacher asks the students to…

Harlem Nights: The Work of Khalik Allah

Richard Brody of The New Yorker penned an excellent piece on the work of the phenomenal filmmaker/photographer Khalik Allah. Mr. Brody delves into Allah’s “Camera Ministry” and the obvious love he has for the folks he photographs. You see,…