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NYPL Love: Stories from Washington Heights

The good folks at NYPL put together a cool list of Washington Heights related books. All of them are available as e-books through their SimplyE app. Also, as of this July 13, the New York Public Library has begun…

“When the nation bleeds, Harlem hemorrhages” | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen Black business matters too. A recent virtual panel discussion delved into the experience of Black restaurant and bar owners in New York City. With the national spotlight focused on racial equality, entrepreneurs called on New Yorkers…

Washington Heights - All You Need is Love Mural

#TheGramUptown: Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way

View this post on Instagram DE LA COMUNIDAD, PARA LA COMUNIDAD ✊🏽 Recently came across @theuptownfridge, a free food fridge on the corner of Dongan Pl & Broadway in the Heights. This is what happens when community comes together,…

07/09/20: A.J. Sidransky In Conversation With Led Black

Friend to the UC, A. J. Sidransky (Forgiving Maximo Rothman) is back with the first novel in his new “Justice” series. To celebrate the release of The Interpreter, Alan will read, followed by a Q&A with our very own…

Excerpt: The Interpreter

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) CHAPTER 1 Manila, The Philippines – March 1945  Kurt stood and stretched, dead tired and dead hungry. The heat was intense inside the musty, improvised barracks located in an old school behind a church. He…

Inwood Hill Park - Dominican & American Flags

Critica.NYC: Global Pandemic and the 2020 Uprisings

Our founder Led Black was recently featured on the Critica.NYC show on MNN. He was on an illustrious panel that also featured Loira Limbal and Brujas of Brooklyn. Shout out to Raquel Batista for hosting the important discussion. We…

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Real Talk: Latinx, Race and Solidarity

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Univision Creator Network (@univisioncreatornetwork) on Jun 25, 2020 at 6:03pm PDT Check our founder, Led Black, on the first episode of Univision’s Real Talk. The show was ably hosted by…

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The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #JusticeForDomo

On June 9th #DominiqueAlexander was found hanged from a tree in Ft. Tryon Park–one of several such horrifying cases around the nation in recent weeks. This case should not be ruled a suicide without a full investigation. His family…