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Woman of the Century | Manhattan Times

Woman of the Century | Manhattan Times

A (long) love story Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Patience, faith, and chewing food slowly. Those are what Eulalia García Figueroa says are the secrets to a long life. She should know. She celebrated her 100th birthday with nearly 40 family members and close friends at Coogan’s this past Sat., Feb. 11th. Figueroa was born in […]


Save The Date: 03/06/17 – The Up Theater Company Honors Manny Ramirez

Save The Date: 03/06/17 – The Up Theater Company Honors Manny Ramirez

Uptown theater company will honor Manny Ramirez as their UPstanding Person of the Year. UP Theater Company announced that its annual fundraiser Onward and UPward! will take place Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 W 181st St, New York, NY. The event will include beer, wine, […]


Uptown Video: Room 28 – Ghost of Valentine’s Past

Uptown Video: Room 28 – Ghost of Valentine's Past

The Ghost of Valentine’s Past pays a visit to a young man to show him the meaning of true love. Things proceed to get freakishly weird…


From Rio to Millrose | Manhattan Times

From Rio to Millrose | Manhattan Times

NYRR Games to feature 11 gold medalists It’ll be a new runners’ high. Northern Manhattan will soon get a close-up look at a slew of recent track and field stars, as 11 gold medalists from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been confirmed for this year’s New York Road Runners (NYRR) Millrose Games in Washington […]


Watching I Am Not Your Negro in Harlem | Spin

Watching I Am Not Your Negro in Harlem | Spin

Written By Brian Josephs Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro played at three New York theaters during its opening weekend. I attended the Sunday morning screening at the Magic Johnson Theatre in Harlem, the neighborhood where James Baldwin was born. (This was no grand writerly gesture; it was just the only theater in Manhattan […]


A Photographer Who Made ‘Ghosts’ Visible | NY Times

A Photographer Who Made ‘Ghosts’ Visible | NY Times

By Maurice Berger It is the often oblique details in Ming Smith’s photographs that provide their most profound meaning. Consider the eerie photograph of a person walking on a Harlem street, a blur moving across the image’s surface. The street is urban and depressed; graffiti mars steel gates and a portentous crucifix-like shadow rakes across […]


In Theaters… I Am Not Your Negro

In Theaters… I Am Not Your Negro

James Baldwin wielded his words like swords. With minimal adornment, James Baldwin spoke truth to power as well and as forcefully as anyone ever. Part Malcolm X, part Langston Hughes, part Nina Simone, James Baldwin was an unflinching critic of America’s treatment of Black People. James Baldwin seems to have even more resonance now in […]


Spread Love: A Special Valentine’s Day Affair @ The United Palace

Spread Love: A Special Valentine’s Day Affair @ The United Palace

Ladies and gents, do you want to impress your significant other? This Valentine’s Day, do something completely left field. How’s this for next level romantic? You’ve heard of dinner and a movie right? Well, how about an intimate dinner on the iconic stage of the United Palace followed by love songs performed live by Nick […]


Langston Hughes’ Legacy Lives on in Harlem | Bio

Langston Hughes' Legacy Lives on in Harlem | Bio

Today, on Langston Hughes’ birthday, Renée Watson, author and executive director of I, Too, Arts Collective, writes about how the influential poet and activist inspired her to preserve his Harlem brownstone and transform it into a space for the community and emerging artists. By RENÉE WATSON Bring me all of your dreams, You dreamer, Bring […]


Uptown Tonight: Emergency Information Session On Immigrant Rights

Uptown Tonight: Emergency Information Session On Immigrant Rights

Emergency Information Session On Immigrant Rights Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 6 pm Ft. Washington Collegiate Church 729 W. 181st St The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrants Rights (NMCIR) invites you to an emergency information session to explain how these recent executive orders affect you and your neighbors. Please spread the word as NMCIR will […]


San Francisco Street Food in Harlem | The New Yorker

San Francisco Street Food in Harlem | The New Yorker

At Sexy Taco/Dirty Cash, the dishes are quick and easy, and have a sense of humor. By Nicolas Niarchos Over the past sixteen years, Brian Washington-Palmer has overseen the evolution of this corner of Malcolm X Boulevard, at 118th Street. First was Native, his long-standing and much beloved Caribbean-cum-Mediterranean spot. That was followed by La […]


This is what democracy looks like | Manhattan Times

This is what democracy looks like | Manhattan Times

Photos by Cristobal Vivar A day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, hundreds of thousands of women descended upon Washington, D.C. on January 21 to rally for the protection of rights for women, immigrants and people of all races. “The Women’s March on Washington will send a […]


Colin Kaepernick Spreads Knowledge & Love Uptown…

Colin Kaepernick Spreads Knowledge & Love Uptown...

BY Mariela Regalado On Saturday, January 14 approximately 200 students convened at the Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Educational and Memorial Center. Upon arrival students and chaperones were greeted by numerous happy faces. They were handed a notebook, pen, and shirt that were all emblazoned with the phrase “I KNOW MY RIGHTS.” Standing by the landing […]


El embeleco EGOT | Manhattan Times

El embeleco EGOT | Manhattan Times

By Luis A. Miranda (@Vegalteno) Lin-Manuel was born to delight us with his songs, his impressions, and his performances. My mother always spoke of “Lin-Manuel y sus embelecos” (a term of endearment for “games”). She and my father, may they rest in peace, waited anxiously for summers when Lin-Manuel and his older sister, Lucecita, arrived […]


Oscar Nominee & EGOT Contender Lin-Manuel Miranda Staying Put In ‘The Heights’ | Deadline

Oscar Nominee & EGOT Contender Lin-Manuel Miranda Staying Put In ‘The Heights’ | Deadline

by Jeremy Gerard If Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda lands the Oscar for “How Far I’ll Go” from his score for Moana, he would be the youngest member of that elite awards circle called EGOT — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners. That’s currently a group of 12: Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Fugazi News

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud - Fugazi News

This week Loca y Bago are joined by Erick Fernandez to discuss social media and everyone’s favorite topic, Fake News.


Op-Led: I Love You Bruh… An Open Letter To America’s Last President

Op-Led: I Love You Bruh… An Open Letter To America’s Last President

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Pete Souza “I. Am. Not. Ready…. I am not ready for a new one…. “ I am starting to feel just like that adorable little black girl who completely and utterly loses it once she realizes that Barack Obama will no longer be president. It was way back in […]


The Pressure Pair | Manhattan Times

The Pressure Pair | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi When people aren’t well, sometimes they don’t want to discuss why. Especially in a room filled with strangers. Joelle Ludwig and Katy Hogan understand that. They are acupuncturists who are teaming up to provide free sessions. On January 28th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., they will offer free acupuncture and Reiki in group settings […]


01/20/17: Inaugurate Love – Dreaming Our Nation United

01/20/17: Inaugurate Love - Dreaming Our Nation United

On January 20th, cultural shapers will come together to invoke a citizen-wide gathering designed to unite, uplift and inspire. With a core intention of nurturing a positive alternative, the invitation is open to everyone to join and participate. This dynamic day of programming will embody the true meaning of inaugurate — to initiate, launch, begin. […]


Long-Distance Running Mates: Harlem Women Are In With Planned Parenthood | Newsweek

Long-Distance Running Mates: Harlem Women Are In With Planned Parenthood | Newsweek

BY MICHELE GORMAN The title character in the movie Forrest Gump gains national attention when he embarks on a coast-to-coast running journey that lasts three years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours. “That day, for no particular reason,” Gump says in the 1994 film, “I decided to go for a little run.” Unlike the fictional character, four […]


Figure Skating In Harlem Gives Opportunities To Underserved Communities And Those Of Color | Forbes

Figure Skating In Harlem Gives Opportunities To Underserved Communities And Those Of Color | Forbes

BY Jim Clash For two decades, New York’s Figure Skating In Harlem has helped the underserved and communities of color get involved in the elite sport of figure skating. Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen has helped mentor many of the students along the way. Now FSIH is expanding to include Detroit. Here, we catch up […]


Llegó Espaillat | Manhattan Times

Llegó Espaillat | Manhattan Times

Dominican-American takes oath in D.C. Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Photos by Emmanuel Abreu It is a fight for the soul of our nation. That is what Adriano Espaillat, who was sworn in as U.S. Representative for the 13th Congressional District, told a cheering crowd of Northern Manhattan residents in Washington, D.C. on Tues., Jan. 3rd. […]


Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grants: Have An Idea To Improve Your Neighborhood?

Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grants: Have An Idea To Improve Your Neighborhood?

Through their Neighborhood Grants, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school projects throughout the city. They prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools. Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform […]


For immigrant ‘Dreamers,’ an uncertain future | Christian Science Monitor

For immigrant 'Dreamers,' an uncertain future | Christian Science Monitor

Allison Brady’s parents brought her to the United States as a child. While she’s been able to work legally under Obama’s deferred action program, she is among the 740,000 so-called ‘Dreamers’ who feel thrust back in limbo by Trump’s election promises. By Harry Bruinius | @HarryBruinius Allison Brady was thrilled last October when she received […]

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