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The Wellness Series @ Columbia University Medical Center

The Wellness Series @ Columbia University Medical Center

When diagnosed with breast cancer, Eileen Z. Fuentes, a Columbia University employee, experienced cancer treatment from a patient’s perspective. Having worked for Columbia, she knew she was in capable hands during her treatment; however, she was determined to play an active part of her own health and recovery and was unsure how to do so. [...]

Catch Batoto Yetu’s Holiday Celebration @ Aaron Davis Hall

Catch Batoto Yetu’s Holiday Celebration @ Aaron Davis Hall

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Batoto Yetu means “our children” in Swahili. Founded in 1990 by internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, Júlio T. Leitão, Batoto Yetu teaches at-risk youth what academics alone cannot. By engaging children with their own African heritage through dance, music, and folklore, this program promotes a more holistic form of education. Over the years, [...]

We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

We’ve been to war together | Manhattan Times News

Reiki healing at the hospital Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi When Susan was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, she was devastated. She hadn’t even felt particularly ill, but she had an aggressive cancer that had already spread to her lungs. That meant she wasn’t a candidate for surgery. Even with chemotherapy, the [...]

Get Yours: The S.O.U.L. Food Tee

Get Yours: The S.O.U.L. Food Tee

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Our wellness program at Columbia University Medical Center will begin in January. By purchasing our new SPEACH t-shirt, you can help us continue with this program, which brings holistic nutrition information, plant-based cooking classes, physical fitness, and integrative therapies to the hospital-setting for women in the community who have been diagnosed [...]

The Uptown Lit Festival: The Social Media Recap

The Uptown Lit Festival: The Social Media Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The first ever Uptown Lit Festival, which took place on Saturday, October 19th at The United Palace of Cultural Arts and Word Up Community Bookshop was an unequivocal success. Not only did we have a great turnout but the line up was stellar and included such big names as Congressman Luis [...]

The Elixir Eats: Chipotle Is Now In The Heights & That’s A Good Thing

The Elixir Eats: Chipotle Is Now In The Heights & That’s A Good Thing

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) September 16th is National Guacamole Day! So to honor this event, I invite you to head over to Chipotle located at 4009 Broadway (between St Nicholas Ave & West 170th St) and order yourself some of the tastiest guacamole in the neighborhood. Recently a well-known company, Naked Juice owned by PepsiCo, [...]

The LATISM Annual Conference Kicks Off Thursday, September 19th

The LATISM Annual Conference Kicks Off Thursday, September 19th

That’s right people; LATISM’s (Latinos In Social Media) Annual Conference kicks off on Thursday, September 19th. At the Waldorf Astoria, no less. This is a big deal folks. The Uptown Collective will definitely be in attendance and our very own wellness contributor, Eileen Z. Fuentes, will be moderating a panel, entitled “Our Latino Diet: Eating [...]

Uptown’s Own Eileen Z. Fuentes Is Featured In Latina Magazine

Uptown's Own Eileen Z. Fuentes Is Featured In Latina Magazine

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 5 years ago, September 19th 2008 to be exact, my wife, Eileen Z. Fuentes, the mother of our 3 daughters, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. We went from a normal, if hectic, life, to one that was a living nightmare. My wife had the first surgery to remove the [...]

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

We are #trayvonmartin | nosotros somos #trayvonmartin ✊ @ Washington Heights http://t.co/jGKiq0I9LM — ✰Eileen Z. Fuentes✰ (@theSPEACHgal) July 17, 2013 Related: Todos Somos Trayvon – Uptown Stands Up For Trayvon Martin Justice For Trayvon Op-Led: John Collado Remembered July 4th in the Heights – The Recap The Uptown Tweet of the Week – Hot As [...]

The Elixir: The Summer Countdown Cleanse

The Elixir: The Summer Countdown Cleanse

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Summer will be here in 3 weeks. Are you bathing suit ready? Yeah, me neither… Last year I took part in my first food cleanse and it was one of the best gifts I gave to myself. And by that I mean the entire me. I experienced immediate results including; ✔ [...]

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