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The Uptown Tweet of the Week: #WhiteSupremacistInChief

President Trump has called Hispanic Americans and immigrants:BreedersRapistsMurderersInfestationDisease riddledAn InvasionThese are words that white supremacist use. #Trump should stop inciting violence & encouraging white supremacy. #ElPasoStrong https://t.co/THaL4jDl5D — Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) August 7, 2019 We invite you to subscribe…

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UC Must-Reads: How immigrants helped save New York City

  Tom Wright of the NY Daily News penned an excellent opinion piece on how immigrants have resuscitated New York City and the nation repeatedly. Mr. Wright posits correctly that contrary to the ramblings of Tyrant Trump, immigrants are…

Stacked: Who uses the library? | Manhattan Times

By Sherry Mazzocchi When Braydin isn’t playing video games, he’s writing and illustrating a story about a boy who plays them so much he’s suddenly transported inside one. As the nine-year-old graphic novelist showed off his work, he said,…

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Loaner Library | Manhattan Times

By Sherry Mazzocchi Call it the interim iteration. In an email sent to Inwood patrons Friday March 8, Inwood Library Manager Danita Nichols said a temporary site has been designated for the uptown branch. It is 4857 Broadway, one…

The Lost Ones | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen and Desiree Johnson The children have come north. Officials are estimating that over 700 children – the youngest being 9 months old – have been sent to foster care in New York State after being…

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UC Certified: Up Theater Company Presents Detained

PLEASE do the following. Get on your phone, your tablet, your whatever it is you use to surf the interwebs and go to www.uptheater.org/ to get tickets to see the latest production from the Up Theater Company, Detained. Set…

Hola a Lola | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar “I am pastelito con salchipapa.” The MacArthur Fellow and Pultizer Prize-winning writer almost got usurped by the beginners. Before Junot Díaz took to the stage at the United Palace this past Fri., Apr. 13th, a…

Spread Love: Veneno In Theaters

Jack Veneno was the man. By far, the most well known Dominican wrestler of all time, Jack Veneno is held in an almost mythic regard by so many Dominicans of a certain era. Now his stirring story is on…

Junot Díaz Opens Up About Being Sexually Molested As A Child

Even superheroes have human frailties. Pulitzer Award winning author Junot Díaz penned a powerful piece in The New Yorker about being sexually molested as a child. The repeated rape by a relative left the young Junot adrift, depressed and…