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UC Must-Reads: The John Lewis Edition

View this post on Instagram Fifty-eight years ago this week, I was released from Mississippi State Penitentiary, also known as Parchman Farm, after being arrested at the bus station in Jackson, Mississippi for using a so-called "white" restroom during…

Protesting Paul | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen They whaled on the rep from Wisconsin. Hundreds of protesters showed up to rail against House Speaker Paul Ryan as he visited a Success Academy Charter School in Harlem on Tues., May 9th.…

From WHEELS to the White House | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Safe to say that when the President offers you a shout-out, people might pay attention. Estiven Rodríguez might well count as Washington Heights’ newest celebrity. President Barack Obama knows him by name, and so…

Barack Obama

Uptown Votes: Democracy @ Work

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) After all the voting horror stories I was hearing from various sources, I was thinking I was going to be in for a long night. When I first arrived at my new polling place, the…

Op-Led: I Am Rocking With Barack Obama

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Even though I was born and have lived in the United States for almost all of my life, I never felt truly American until Barack Obama’s historic run for the Presidency in 2008. Until that…

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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…