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Happy Emancipation Day!

It’s #Juneteenth y’all. On June 19, 1865, almost 3 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, the enslaved people of Texas were informed that slavery was no longer the law of the land. The holiday is celebrated…

Spread Love: X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation

Listen up folks, you have until February 18 to catch X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation at the Theatre at St. Clement’s. This magnificent show vividly brings to life the assassination of the late great Malcolm X. We…

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Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey…

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey Before Malcolm, before MLK, before the Black Panthers, there was Marcus Garvey. On this day, August 17, 1887, Black…

Uptown Video: Heroes of Color – The Harlem Hellfighters

The Harlem Hellfighters were an African-American infantry unit in WWI who spent more time in combat than any other American unit. This awesome video (done in whiteboard animation style) by Heredia Designs tells the story. Watch out for more…

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Black History Month In Brief: Power Lunch

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) In 1967 NYC schools were desegregated. In those years that meant black kids were bussed to an all white school, not the other way around. One of these kids was assigned to my fourth…

Uptown Video: The Harlem Hellfighters

The Harlem Hellfighters were an African-American infantry unit in WWI who spent more time in combat than any other American unit. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us…

Black History Month In Brief: The Meaning of Freedom

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) I have had the distinct pleasure to meet and speak with Athelstein Sullivan Parrish known to her friends and family as “Mama T” who will be 100 years old this month and who was…

Black History Month In Brief: The Absence of Color

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) I was raised not to see color. That’s easy when you live in world where your skin is the same color as the flesh colored crayon in a box of Crayolas. A few years…