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OZY Take on America @ Riverside Church

Uptown On TV 📺: Take On America On PBS

Our Editor-In-Chief, Led Black, had the honor of taking part in a next generation public forum at the venerable Riverside Church on October 22. The global digital magazine Ozy produced the televised debate, which is part of a new…

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…

OZY Take on America @ Riverside Church

10/22/18: Take On America @ Riverside Church

Join the global digital magazine Ozy for a televised debate on Monday, October 22 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the venerable Riverside Church. The new show Take On America will be making a stop in our neck…

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 –…