The right way to rezone Inwood: The city failed in its responsibility to address local concerns and disparate racial impact | NY Daily News

Cheryl Pahaham, Phil Simpson, Ava Farkas and Paloma Lara wrote an outstanding piece in the NY Daily News with the apt title: The right way to rezone Inwood: The city failed in its responsibility to address local concerns and disparate racial impact. The article cites the Churches United for Fair Housing report that paints a damning picture of how city-led rezonings in the past have led to the displacement of a significant number of Black and Latino residents of those neighborhoods.

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Judge rules against city in Inwood rezoning lawsuit | Manhattan Times

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UC Must-Reads: The Fog of Rudy

Jonathan Mahler penned an absolute must-read in The New York Times Magazine that provides a deep dive into the sordid and shady career of Rudy Giuliani. It is a long read perfect for a subway ride or 4 but it is well worth it. The piece offers outstanding illustrations by Andy Friedman. For the record, for most New Yorkers of color, Rudy was never America’s Mayor.

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Spread Love: The Schomburg Center’s 8th Annual Black Comic Book Festival

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture invites comic book fans of all ages to participate in its eighth annual Black Comic Book Festival.

The festival will be held on Friday, January 17 from 10 AM – 8 PM and on Saturday, January 18 from 10 AM to 8:00 PM. Registration for both days is free and is open to the public.

Each year, the Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival brings creators, illustrators, writers, and independent publishers together with thousands of collectors, blerds, and nerds for two days of programming and activities. The highly-anticipated community event includes interactive panel discussions, a vendor marketplace featuring exclusive titles by Black creators, a cosplay show, and more.

Black Comic Book Festival participants are encouraged to wear their favorite cosplay costumes and to register on-site for the annual cosplay show. Participants are also invited to contribute to the Schomburg Center’s growing collection of Black independent comic books by bringing single copies of old or new titles from their home collection. All donations will become a part of the Schomburg’s unique and growing archive documenting Black comix and the Black speculative arts movement.

Rap icon and comic book publisher Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will be a speaker at our panel discussion “Hip Hop Comics in 3D ” on Saturday, January 18 at 2:00 PM

McDaniels joins a high profile lineup, which includes graphic novelists John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Parable of the Sower), Ron Wimberley (Prince of Cats), award-winning creator and writer Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (La Borinqueña) and award-winning artist and writer Alitha Martinez (Marvel’s Iron Man, DC Comics’ Batgirl). Scholar, poet and Marvel writer Eve L. Ewing (Ironheart, Team-Up) will also make her first appearance at the festival.

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Assistance for Puerto Rico after quakes | Manhattan Times

In response to the recent earthquakes and aftershocks that have rocked Puerto Rico, city and state resources are being deployed to assist those affected.

A pair of strong earthquakes hit Puerto Rico on January 6 and 7, killing one person and leaving much of the island without power or water. The quakes are part of a series of seismic events that have occurred on the island in recent weeks.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that New York City will deploy 24 additional city personnel to Puerto Rico to support municipalities affected by recent earthquakes.

The city’s response team consists of 15 building inspectors and structural engineers, seven emergency managers and two mental health professionals.

“There’s thousands of buildings in Puerto Rico and they don’t even know if they’re safe to live in or to work in, and they don’t have enough experts, they don’t have enough inspectors and engineers, but the City of New York can help,” de Blasio said at a press conference on Tues., Jan. 14th. “There’s food and water supplies that have to be distributed. There are not enough people who know how to do that. These experts do.”

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Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud Bonus – Big Rizos and Reads: An Interview With Elizabeth Acevedo

On this bonus episode the crew presents an interview with author, Elizabeth Acevedo. The powerful conversation from this game-changing writer/poet were originally recorded at a live event hosted at the Miss Rizos salon in Washington Heights, and in partnership with The Dominican Writers Association and Word Up Bookstore.

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02/09/20: #UptownPhotoWalk

Here it is familia, the homies Emanuel Abreu and Carlos Deschamps are leading another photo walk next month. The photo walk will kick-off from Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Ave @ 165th) at 1 pm on February 9, 2020. Photographers of all levels of expertise are welcome. Follow the walk via #UptownPhotoWalk.

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Call For Submissions: Women in the Heights Art Exhibit

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is seeking submissions for “Women in the Heights: Creating for the Future”.
 
March is Women’s History Month and women around the world are leading the way to a better future for all. This year, we invite artists to submit works that reflect and inspire empowerment and change. The 10th anniversary of the Women in the Heights exhibition will be held in a historic year in the USA, with the upcoming Presidential Election and the celebration of the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage.
 
Eligibility: Open to self-identified women artists working or residing in El Barrio, Inwood, Washington Heights or Harlem. Above 110th Street on the West Side (west of 5th Ave) and above 96th Street on the East Side (east of 5th Ave).
 
Wall-hung works in all fine art media will be considered for the exhibit, maximum width of all artworks is 36” (including frame).
Written/spoken word works (maximum 250 words) must be presented printed and framed as per framing guidelines.
 
Curated by Andrea Arroyo

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UC Must-Reads: The Trump We Did Not Want to See

Jamelle Bouie is one of our favorites of the new crop of opinion columnists at The New York Times. Every column that man does bristles with intensity, intelligence and purpose. He does not mince words and clearly and forcefully gets his point across. Case in point: His latest column entitled The Trump We Did Not Want to See, which succinctly delineates the nonsense that got us into this mess in the first place. He accurately describes Tyrant Trump as “an amoral narcissist with no capacity for reflection or personal growth.” Here is another excerpt from the piece: “He is self-involved, unethical and unstable — a dangerous combination to have for the commander-in-chief of the world’s most powerful military forces, under pressure from impeachment and a re-election campaign.” Truer words have never been spoken.

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