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UC Must-Reads: America’s Enduring Caste System

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dan Davenport (@dandavenportnyc) on Jul 8, 2020 at 7:20am PDT Isabel Wilkerson is a stone-cold, intellectual powerhouse. Her magnum opus, The Warmth of Other Suns, is a straight up tour…

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UC Must-Reads: It Is Time for Reparations

The debt owed has come due. Nikole Hannah-Jones of the NY Times penned a sweeping piece on the need to go beyond slogans and to the thorny topic of reparations. The piece puts into proper perspective the absolute need…

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UC Must-Reads: The Power of Black Lives Matter

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kadir Nelson (@kadirnelson) on Jun 16, 2020 at 5:49am PDT Jamil Smith penned a powerful must-read in Rolling Stone on the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and how…

UC Must-Reads: Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

Listen up folks, you absolutely need to read Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop by a former California police officer. Even with all videos that we have seen recently about abhorrent police behavior, this article is an eye-opener. Without…

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Rice and beans, and resistance | Bronx Free Press

By Sherry Mazzocchi On the Saturday night after Valentine’s Day, La Morada is half-full. Or half empty, according to Yajaira Saavedra, co-owner of the popular Oaxacan restaurant. Lately, La Morada is quieter than usual. Known for its traditional molé…

De Blasio to NYPD: stop arrests for pot smoking | Manhattan Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered the New York Police Department (NYPD) to stop arresting New Yorkers who are caught smoking marijuana in public. On Sunday, the mayor informed the police to instead issue summonses for public marijuana smoking.…

Summit on Latinos Returns | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The second summit is coming. There are 2.4 million Latinos in New York City, according to the city’s Department of City Planning (DCP). Next month, a conference focused on the needs and concerns of nearly a…

Minorities targeted for pot arrests | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen New Yorkers of color are being targeted over whites for marijuana arrests, according to a police reform advocacy group. Citing statistics from the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) said…

Uptown Today: Community Forum on Stop & Frisk

Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR) along with LatinoJustice PRLDEF will be conducting a community forum today, November 22nd, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.  This community forum, which is part of the joint remedial process ordered by the Federal…