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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…

09/08/19: Uptown Kid Lit

The indispensable Word Up Books is hosting Uptown Kid Lit—a mini-children’s book festival—in Inwood Hill Park this coming Sunday, September 8 from 12 to 4 pm! Come by for books, author readings and signings, story times, and FREE school…

Word Up Book Launch

2/6/16: Home At Word Up – Launch Party

HOME AT WORD UP: LAUNCH PARTY! Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 2pm Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.) Join the Word Up volunteer collective for the launch of their bilingual children’s book, Home at Word Up,…

Uptown Tonight: Raquel Cepeda @ The Shabazz Center

Related: Uptown Gem – The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center I Am A Dominican York Dominicanese 101: A Primer Led Black: Un Pie Aqui y Uno Alla | Huffington Post The 2012 Uptown Arts Stroll Closing Reception…

Throw Back Thursdays: Happy Birthday Jon Michaud!

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Due to the fact that the UC has over 2 years of super awesome content, picking the Throwback Thursdays post is pretty difficult. Then it hit me, my good friend and author of When Tito…

Man vs. Juice Cleanse

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Ok, before I even retell my tale of how I survived my first ever juice cleanse for 3-very-LONG-grueling-days. Understand this, I am the mirror opposite of my wife, Eileen Z. Fuentes. In fact, in my…

The Led Black Book Club ft Robb Todd @ Apt 78 – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) On a weird weather Saturday afternoon, that was strangely sunny, plus super windy with a dash of snow flurries thrown in for good measure, folks came out from across the…