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Racism

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…

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…

Malcolm X Speech in Harlem

Uptown Video: Imam of Harlem – On Being Black & Muslim in America

For over twenty years, Imam Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid has ran Harlem’s Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood (MIB); and for twenty years he has provided a religious sanctuary for its predominantly African-American congregation, who have increasingly felt the weight of being both…

Women’s March on Washington

“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

Vigil held to denounce racism Photos by Cristóbal Vivar They aren’t going away. A large contingent of community members gathered at Bennett Park in Washington Heights on Monday evening, August 14, for a rally against racism and xenophopia –…

UC - Harlem Riots 1943 - NY Daily News

Remembering the Harlem race riot of 1943 | NY Daily News

On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, 1943, a huge race riot erupted in Harlem, New York, after a white police officer shot and wounded Robert Bandy, an African-American soldier, who attempted to intervene in the arrest of an African…

05/06/17: Heights Teach In – Uptown Unites For Justice

For more info: 05/06/17: Heights Teach In We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.…

Spread Love: Get Your Political Education On

Attention residents of Uptown and Harlem: #HealthEquity4BlackLives / Mailman for Equity is planning a day of political education in May. They want to know what types of workshops or training you would like to attend. In the age of…