Debunking Breastfeeding | Bronx Free Press

From NewYork-Presbyterian’s Health Matters

As an obstetric nurse, Mary Lou Mulholland sees a lot of new moms worried about breastfeeding.

“I’m not making enough milk, I’m going to starve my baby, and my anatomy isn’t right are common concerns,” says Mulholland, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CLC, a staff nurse and lactation counselor in the postpartum unit at the NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns.

In most cases, these new moms end up breastfeeding successfully after receiving support from the hospital’s nurses and lactation experts.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months, including exclusively for the first six months after birth. After all, breastfeeding is healthy for both baby and mother. For a child, it can lower the risk of asthma, obesity, diabetes, ear and respiratory infections, and sudden infant death syndrome. For the mother, it can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and ovarian and breast cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Mulholland debunks some common myths about breastfeeding.

Read more: Debunking Breastfeeding | Bronx Free Press

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Tryon Public House – All Football Season Long

That’s right folks, at long last, Football season has returned. With that said, there is nothing like watching the game at a cool sports bar while drinking beer and consuming copious amounts of football season worthy food. Well, guess what? Our good friends Tryon Public House have got you covered on all 3 fronts. We were in the building last night to kick off Monday Night Football off properly. So remember familia; Tryon Public House (4740 Broadway), Tubby Hook Tavern (4946 Broadway), or Fort Washington Public House (3938 Broadway), are your go to spots for Football season. See you there.

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Uptown Video: The Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance was in the words of Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. a “cultural revolution that rocked the United States.” And it most certainly was. The Harlem Renaissance represents an unparalleled outpouring of culture, artistry, and intellectual fervor. This episode of Black History in Two Minutes or So features one of our faves Isabel Wilkerson among other important scholars, putting The Harlem Renaissance in it’s proper prospective.

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The Uptown Night Market In Pictures

Photography: Michael Palma Mir

The September Edition of the Uptown Night Market was without a doubt the place to be on Thursday, September 9. Folks came from Harlem and beyond to take in the culinary and cultural awesomeness. If you missed it, then do what you have to do to make it to the next one on Thursday, October 14. Miss it at your peril. You have been warned.

The Uptown Night Market takes place every second Thursday of the month starting from until November 2021. So that means there are only two of these bad boys left for the year so don’t miss the next two.

Each evening (4 pm-10 pm) will feature a curated selection of NYC and locally-based food & beverage concepts, arts & crafts, packaged goods, and performers. Shout out to Michael Palma Mir for capturing the magic of the occasion with these awesome pics.

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Celebrating and Supporting Black Owned Businesses

Did you know that the first self-made woman millionaire in the US was a Black woman from Harlem? Here’s another fact that you might not know. NYC has the largest Black population in the United States. Black businesses have thrived in NYC for over a century and will continue to lead the path to a brighter tomorrow. Deputy Mayor Thompson visits Sugar Hill to talk about Black Entrepreneurship in New York City.

Click below for more proof that NYC is unstoppable.

No Stopping New York

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New report proposes actions to fix NYC BOE | Bronx Free Press

Break the cycle at the BOE.

A new report issued by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law details the New York City Board of Elections’ (NYC BOE) legacy of failure and offers a list of recommendations for the state legislature to help improve the agency’s operations.

Published in collaboration with the Let NY Vote coalition, the report recommends best practices drawn from the experiences of other large, diverse election jurisdictions around the country.

“For decades, the Board of Elections has been responsible for failure after failure with enormous impacts on voters, yet nothing seems to change,” said Joanna Zdanys, one of the report’s authors and counsel in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. “The agency’s structure breeds deep dysfunction and a resistance to accountability. The legislature has the tools and the power to break this cycle. Albany must follow through so that the agency can serve New York City voters effectively.”

In the report, Zdanys and her co-authors outline high-profile problems experienced by the NYC BOE, such as its untraceable absentee ballots, widespread voting machine breakdowns, purges of eligible voters from the rolls and more.

Read more: New report proposes actions to fix NYC BOE | Bronx Free Press

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Catch Abuela’s Luck On HBO Max ASAP…

Bodega - Washington Heights
(Photo: Briana E. Heard)

That’s right familia, you only have until September 30, 2021 to catch Abuela’s Luck on HBO Max. So show this short film some love and check it out ASAP. Abuela’s Luck tells the tales of how a chance encounter in the local bodega becomes a life altering event.

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Resilience, writ large | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen

The white-tailed hawk is a large bird of prey typically found throughout the tropical and subtropical climes of the Americas.

These days, you can also spot it in Washington Heights, its broad wing span spread open on the corner of 164th Street and Broadway.

Graffiti artist Misael Rivas crafted the large mural in May in collaboration with the National Audubon Society. The piece features the white-tailed hawk surrounded by vibrant colors, with the message “Welcome to Washington Heights.”

“I want people to feel like they’re going to be OK, especially with what we’re going through with Covid,” said Rivas, who was born and raised in Washington Heights.

“I wanted to create something that would make people happy, that would splash the neighborhood with color and put a smile on their faces,” he said.

In addition to his art career, Rivas has worked at New York-Presbyterian Hospital – where he was born – for the past 14 years as a member of the blood marrow transport team.

During the pandemic, he served as a frontline worker as his neighborhood was besieged by Covid-19.

Read more: Resilience, writ large | Manhattan Times

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UC Love: Doña Mañana @ Riverside Church

This teaser for the latest production from the indispensable People’s Theatre Project, Doña Mañana is giving us the chills. Get this: The year is 3050. A group of immigrants have sparked revolution in the Nation, a dystopia where assimilation was forced. Hearing the collective voice of the people, Doña Mañana—one of the revolutionaries and now the first female, Afro-Latina president—and her team set out on a quest to dismantle the system and bring full liberation to the people.

Get your tickets to see this must-see PTP production pronto.

Get TIX: www.PTP.nyc

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