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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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UC Must-Reads: A split-screen pandemic

Journalist, broadcaster and author, Farai Chideya penned a power piece in the Washington Post that delves on how the pandemic has exposed the festering inequality that is so pronounced in our beloved New York City. This sentence from the…

UC Must-Reads: Home Alone at the White House

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Uptown Collective (@uptowncollectiv) on Nov 4, 2018 at 7:19am PST Do you watch the daily briefings of Tyrant Trump with an odd mixture of sheer horror and fascination? It is…

UC Must-Reads: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus

This is the article that made Tyrant Trump lose his shit. Written by Eric Lipton, David E. Sanger, Maggie Haberman, Michael D. Shear, Mark Mazzetti and Julian E. Barnes, the article is an exhaustive look at how the feckless…

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UC Must-Reads: 70 days of denial, delays and dysfunction

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Uptown Collective (@uptowncollectiv) on Feb 25, 2018 at 7:30am PST The Washington Post is coming with receipts. The exhaustive investigative report by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Josh Dawsey, Ellen Nakashima and Greg…