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New Yorkers call for justice in Garner death | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen “I am going to stand outside, and I am going to scream it.” Emerald Garner’s voice then rose sharply. “Pantaleo needs to be fired! Pantaleo needs to be fired!” Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, was blunt…

Op-Led: I Still Can’t Breathe

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Uptown Collective (@uptowncollectiv) on Jul 17, 2019 at 8:44am PDT 5 years ago today, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six and a grandfather of three,…

Juan Luis Guerra - Literal

Mood Music: Juan Luis Guerra – Literal

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Juan Luis Guerra is arguably the greatest musician the Dominican Republic has ever produced. He is also one of the greatest songwriters of all time, bar none. He is part of a rarefied class of…

The Washington Heights Riots of 1992

The 1992 Washington Heights Riots Remembered

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Uptown Collective (@uptowncollectiv) on Jul 4, 2019 at 1:35pm PDT July 1992 As soon as we stepped out of the 1 & 9 train…

The Mueller Report Comes Uptown…

“If You’re Not Outraged, You’re Not Paying Attention” – Heather Heyer Seriously folks, you NEED to be outraged by the ongoing disaster that is the Trump regime. With that said, the good folks at the Up Theater Company are…

Dominoes = Dominican Chess

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) If baseball is the Dominican Republic’s favorite sport then dominoes is our favorite pastime. In the DR everybody, from the youngest to the oldest, male and female alike, spends countless hours playing dominoes. I like to…

05/04/19: Dominicanish – First Annual Dominican Writers Conference

That’s right y’all the first annual Dominican Writers Conference is going down on May 4, 2019 at the NAC Building of City College (160 Convent Avenue). We’re talking writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript reviews, author readings, networking and so…

Uptown Tonight: Lost Inwood @ Word Up Books

Join Uptown neighbors in celebrating the release of Lost Inwood by Cole Thompson and Don Rice. The authors have cohosted the monthly “Lost Inwood” history series since 2009. Thompson founded the popular local history website myinwood.net. Rice serves as…