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Uptown Books – The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times

Uptown entrepreneur and seasoned leader in international development Sarina Prabasi has released her first book. Part coming-to-America story, part lyrical memoir, and yet another part activist’s call to action, The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times is timely,…

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Op-Led: Spread Love It’s The Mirabal Sisters Way

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Uptown Collective (@uptowncollectiv) on Feb 18, 2019 at 1:35pm PST “It is a source of happiness to do whatever can be done for our country that…

UPinion: The Canary in the Coal Mine

By A J Sidransky Shortly after the massacre that occurred last week at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Led Black asked me to write a piece about my thoughts relative to this terrible tragedy. I have to say…

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Hip-Hop Lotto Losers

On the latest episode of the award winning Latinos Out Loud podcast the crew discuss the billion dollar Mega Millions jackpot, female Halloween costume no-no’s and how China is trying to launch a fake moon. The special guest this…

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…

Uptown Talk: Gimlet’s The Horror of Dolores Roach

The latest podcast series from Gimlet is set in our beloved Washington Heights. After sixteen years in prison, the indomitable Dolores Roach (Daphne Rubin-Vega) returns to a Washington Heights that has changed drastically in her absence. Her boyfriend missing,…

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Rear Naked Choke

On the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast the crew chop it up about WiFi in the Dominican Republic, drunken birds and Banksy’s self-shredding artwork. The special guests this week are Favy Fav and Babelito of the…

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El Alto: A Matter of Time

BY John Paul Infante How does one begin? Francis Mateo’s El Alto is having a release party at Word Up Bookstore on August 11th at 3PM. Or should I begin… Francis Mateo’s El Alto had a release party at…

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud in the USA

On the season three finale, the Latino Out Loud gang discuss cheating on your barber, the Hot Water Challenge and Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s engagement. The special guest this week is none other than the illustrious journalist Maria…