Posts Tagged ‘Race’

Today in Uptown History: Remembering the 1964 Harlem Riots

Today in Uptown History: Remembering the 1964 Harlem Riots

50 years ago today, 15-year-old James Powell was killed by a police officer, which led to riots on the streets of Harlem and beyond. Check out the audio piece on the turmoil courtesy of the indispensable WNYC. Via: The Brian Lehrer Show: Remembering the Harlem Riot of 1964 – WNYC.


Time Travel Tuesdays: Conversations on Broadway – Inwood

Time Travel Tuesdays: Conversations on Broadway - Inwood

By David Frank | October 27th, 2008 One of our favorite NY Times’ columnists, Charles Blow, came Uptown back in October of 2008 to talk with voters in Fort Tryon Park about immigration, race and other issues.


Uptown Video: Does The Bronx TURN UP?

Uptown Video: Does The Bronx TURN UP?

This week Adam Levine-Peres asked people of the Bronx if they listen to Hip Hop and if they know what the popular phrase “TURN UP” means. Is it TurnT Up? Is it Turned Up? & finally Can we turn down? Check out: The Best of the Boogie Down: Project Bronx


Uptown Video: Interracial Relationships & the De Blasio Family

Uptown Video: Interracial Relationships & the De Blasio Family

Welcome back to the first episode of Project Bronx Season 2!! Adam tackles the subject of interracial relationships and asks Bronxites their opinions on what Mayor De Blasio’s interracial relationship means for the city. Check out: The Best of the Boogie Down: Project Bronx


Homage To A Hustler: Lil Man – The Great

Homage To A Hustler: Lil Man - The Great

By Carl L. Clemons (@CarlLClemons) “Honest people will respect us for our merit; the public, for our luck.” (Francois Duc DE LA Rochefoucauld 1613-1680, French Writer and Moralist). Washington Heights is known for many things, depending on whom you are asking. Oft times during casual conversation, when the topic is Washington Heights, the negative depictions [...]


And The Congregation Says…

And The Congregation Says…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I can think of no better way to start off the New Year on this site than with the stirring poem delivered by New York City Youth Poet Laureate, Ramya Ramana, at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inauguration ceremony. The poem, simply entitled “New York City”, is a poignant, powerful and lyrical [...]


Op-LED: The King Is No More – An Open Letter To Mike Bloomberg

Op-LED: The King Is No More - An Open Letter To Mike Bloomberg

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Good Riddance Mike Bloomberg! I am SOOOOOO happy that you will no longer be the Mayor of this great city. You have no idea. I REALLY MEAN THAT! (All caps on purpose – so take that.) I am ridiculously elated that starting tomorrow, I will no longer have to hear your [...]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Marijuana Stash That Carried Little Risk | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Marijuana Stash That Carried Little Risk | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Published: November 14, 2013 Walking down Eighth Avenue a few weeks ago, I made sure my backpack was fully zipped shut. Inside was a modest stash of pot, bought just an hour or so earlier. A friend knew someone in that world, and after an introduction, then a quiet, discreet meeting, I [...]


UPinion: Cocolo – Growing Up Black in Washington Heights

UPinion: Cocolo - Growing Up Black in Washington Heights

By Carl L. Clemons (@CarlLClemons) I love my hood! Many bellow this mantra but, a pertinent question would be; does the hood love back? As of late, the answer is not as clear as I would like it to be. There was a time where one would not be able to pay me to believe [...]


Time Travel Tuesdays: WASHINGTON HEIGHTS – When Hispanics Think of Race, A Nuanced Palette Comes Into Play | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: WASHINGTON HEIGHTS - When Hispanics Think of Race, A Nuanced Palette Comes Into Play | NY Times

By ANDREW FRIEDMAN Published: April 1, 2001 ”I don’t know,” said Tony Felix, who owns a shoe store in Washington Heights. ”I’m not black, but I’m not white either. People in the Dominican Republic say they are dark.” ”In the Dominican Republic,” he continued, ”everybody thinks white people have blue eyes. I don’t have blue [...]


Thousands of Runners Compete in 15th ‘Shamrocks’ Race | DNAinfo

Thousands of Runners Compete in 15th 'Shamrocks' Race | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Thousands of runners descended upon Washington Heights Sunday morning for the 15th annual Coogan’s Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5K race. More than 6,000 runners braved the frigid early morning temperatures to participate in the 3.1-mile race, the first since Coogan’s owner and race founder Peter Walsh stepped [...]


Coogan’s Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Takes Place This Sunday

Coogan's Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Takes Place This Sunday

Coogan’s Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Sunday, March 3, Adults: 7:30–8:30 a.m. / Kids: 8:45–9:45 a.m. Upper Manhattan’s diverse and picturesque Washington Heights neighborhood provides the backdrop for this 5K race. On a hilly course that circles Fort Tryon Park and the historic Cloisters, runners are serenaded by musical groups playing—you guessed it—salsa, blues, and [...]


Save the Date: A Symposium on Race & Racism in Cuba @ the Shabazz Center on Saturday, November 3rd

Save the Date: A Symposium on Race & Racism in Cuba @ the Shabazz Center on Saturday, November 3rd


Flashing Lights: Harlem As Seen By Gordon Parks

Flashing Lights: Harlem As Seen By Gordon Parks

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)


Coogan’s 5K in Jeopardy as Organizer Steps Aside | NY Times

Coogan’s 5K in Jeopardy as Organizer Steps Aside | NY Times

By KEN BELSON The Coogan’s five-kilometer race, a fixture on the New York road running scene for more than a decade as it evolved into a neighborhood party in Washington Heights, may have run its course. Peter Walsh, who started the run 14 years ago, has decided to step aside, citing personal reasons and rising [...]


Coogan’s Run 2012 In Pictures

Coogan's Run 2012 In Pictures

Photography by Wallace Flores


Put You On: Negro – The Documentary Series

Put You On: Negro - The Documentary Series

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay folks, I am going to let everyone, Latinos and non-Latinos alike, in on a little secret. Latino is NOT a race. It is an identity made up of various races, cultures and many nationalities. A Latino can look like a pre-bleaching Sammy Sosa or Andy Garcia. Got that? Here is [...]


Black in Latin America Tonight on PBS

Black in Latin America, a new four-part series on the influence of African descent on Latin America, is the 11th and latest production from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writer and presenter of the acclaimed PBS series African American Lives 1 (2006), Oprah’s Roots (2007), African American Lives 2 (2008), Looking for Lincoln [...]

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