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I Remember Will TeeZ | Manhattan Times

Written by Sherry Mazzocchi William Alicea—better known to most of Upper Manhattan as Will TeeZ died this past Wed., Jan. 16th. Alicea was widely known and loved. Still, despite his being a long-time Washington Heights resident, I’d never met…

Soul Food Junkies

The Elixir: Must-See – Soul Food Junkies on PBS Tonight

Tonight at 10 pm, Independent Lens on PBS will premiere the documentary titled: Soul Food Junkies. Bryon Hurt, award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexism activist and lecturer, sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about…

Open Letter From Will Teez

Will Teez Speaks: An Open Letter to My People

First off, hello and happy Tuesday!! I wanted to write this letter to all my people because I honestly feel that without y’all, I wouldn’t be here. The love and support you have shared with me saved my life.…

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The Elixir: For Those of Us With Pre-Existing Conditions…

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) For some of us, having medical insurance means survival. People, particularly the young and healthy, never really think about health insurance until they need it. I implore you to look and listen to these…

Elixir Profiles: Carolina “Miss Rizos” Contreras

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Over a decade ago, when I first decided to leave my hair in it’s natural kinky state and free of chemical relaxers, the response from many in my mostly-Dominican community was outright negative. If…

The Elixir: Age Is Nuthin’ But A Number – Ernestine Shepherd

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@EileenZFuentes) Recently, I started to notice that my body was craving exercise. Sitting in an office for extended hours a day and being stuck in traffic definitely were taking it’s toll. I consistently eat healthy but…