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Netflix Love: Dark City Beneath the Beat

Listen up people, we cannot recommend Dark City Beneath the Beat enough. You will watch this film more than once. Guaranteed. It is that good. Dark City Beneath the Beat is a next-generation musical documentary that creates a new…

In The Heights: The Book

Just so everyone is aware the entire month of June belongs to In The Heights. The film is now set to drop a week earlier on June 11 instead of June 18. Right on the heels of that, on…

UC TV – Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy

Crack changed Washington Heights like many other communities of color across this country. There was Washington Heights B.C. (Before Crack) and what Washington Heights became after it. Uptown went from being a tough, working class neighborhood to being an…

Que Viva La República Dominicana…

Do yourself a favor and click above for the best 4 minutes and change you will spend online today. República Dominicana – The Land beyond the blue is an absolutely gorgeous short film by Oliver Astrologo that lovingly captures…

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UC Love: Judas and the Black Messiah

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Judas and the Black Messiah (@judasandtheblackmessiahfilm) Judas And The Black Messiah tells the true story of the betrayal of the charismatic leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party, Fred Hampton…

UC Love: MLK/FBI

View this post on Instagram A post shared by MLK/FBI (@mlkfbi) The FBI, led by J. Edgar Hoover, pursued an all out assault on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for most of the last years of his life. Everything…

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UC Must-Reads: Was Fred Hampton Executed?

Being that today is the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Fred Hampton our UC Must-Reads piece transports us back to 1976 for an excellent piece in The Nation that takes a long hard look on what went down…

The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #InTheHeights Drops 06/18/21

The long-anticipated #InTheHeights film will be released concurrently in theaters and on @HBOMax on June 18, 2021! https://t.co/oKw2l2zG3e — BroadwayWorld (@BroadwayWorld) December 4, 2020 We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or…

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UC Love: Judas and the Black Messiah

We cannot wait for Judas and the Black Messiah, a movie about the betrayal and assassination of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party. Starring Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield the film will be in theaters as well…

12/04/20: Macho: The Hector Camacho Story On Showtime

Hector “Macho” Camacho was one-of-a-kind. This tough as nails Boricua from El Barrio captivated the boxing world in the 1980’s with his incandescent charisma, athleticism and swagger. Macho: The Hector Camacho Story is a hard-hitting look at the rise,…