Do yourself a favor and watch Beba on Hulu right NOW! Beba is a searing and introspective coming of age story centered around Rebeca Huntt, who is both the subject and the filmmaker. Miss Hunt, who is an Afro-Latino with Venezuelan and Dominican ancestry, does not shy away from delving into the traumas, both past and present, that haunt her family. Rebeca Huntt is a fearless filmmaker and Beba is a testament to that fearlessness.
Join comedy podcasters and performers Michael “Juan Bago” Diaz, Jerry “Elmo Difoca” Diaz, Jaime “J-Fernz” Fernandez and Ron Kain as they all hilariously break down and GO IN on some of the biggest stories of 2022 in “Uptown Collective’s First Annual Year In Review” sponsored by Yave Tequila.
By Sherry Mazzocchi
What do winged angels, ancient Assyrian temple gods and Dominican activists have in common?
All turn up in the work of visual artist Moses Ros is an architect by training and a print-maker by vocation. His work is appearing in four simultaneous shows across the U.S.: the Riverfront Art Gallery in Yonkers, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas and Alianza Dominicana in Washington Heights.
In the new project “Deconstructed Anatomies,” which opens Thursday, Aug. 4, in Yonkers, Ros’ work was inspired by art from the eighth century B.C. The ancient Mesopotamian city of Nimrud, located in modern-day Iraq, contained a palace built for King Ashurnasirpal II. The palace walls featured stone carvings of Lamassu – celestial winged lions with human heads. They were powerful deities protecting the royal Assyrian compound.
Read more: On wings and of will | Manhattan Times News
For more information, please visit www.mosesros.com.
By Gregg McQueen
Essential care for essential workers.
Nearly 3,000 new child care slots are slated to open in underserved neighborhoods across New York City, most of which aims to serve essential and frontline workers and those whose work non-traditional hours.
At a press conference uptown on Mon., July 25th, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the state would provide nearly $70 million in grant money to newly licensed child care programs operating in so-called “child care deserts.”
The grants were derived from federal funding in the American Rescue Plan and are expected to help the new providers cover startup and staffing costs, access Covid-19 vaccines, and manage other expenses.
According to state officials, child care deserts are defined as census tracts that have three or more children younger than 5 for each available child care slot, or no available child care slots.
Say word? The highly sought after and in demand Harlem Seafood Soul is now on Netflix. Hit up the 3rd episode of Street Food USA as they come to Harlem for some of that good good. After you finishing watching it then head to Harlem to bring a little culinary closure to this whole affair. Get ready to wait in line but it will be worth it.
Thank you to the dynamic duo of Jeannette Reyes and Robert Burton for breaking down the meaning of “vaina” for us.
Earlier this month, July 13 to be exact, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige brought Apple Music Live to Washington Heights for a historic, one-night only, special affair at the venerable United Palace. The result was pure magic ✨. Hit up Apple Music right NOW to catch that exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime performance… All hail the Queen!!!
The documentary about the one and only Coogan’s, Coogan’s Way has been nominated in the Topical Documentary category at the 65th Annual NY Emmy Awards. Coogan’s Way tells the story of this beloved Uptown institution that meant so much to so many. The film interviews the owners Dave Hunt, Tess O’Connor McDade, and Peter Walsh as well as such folks as Lin-Manuel Miranda and his dad Luis Miranda, former Congressman Charlie Rangel, our current Congressman Adriano Espaillat. Not to mention that our very own Led Black is interviewed in the film.
We Love To See It. The one and only David “Big Papi” Ortiz is now in the Hall of Fame… The Dominican Diaspora could not be more prouder! Salute…