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Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Acting Hollywood With George Diaz

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Acting Hollywood With George Diaz

This week the crew is joined by comedian George Diaz.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Tenth Anniversary with @TioLouie

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Tenth Anniversary with @TioLouie

The Latinos Out Loud gang celebrate their 10th episode with their signature mix of racy, raunchy and raucous humor.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – L.O.L Ain’t Nothing To F*ck With

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – L.O.L Ain't Nothing To F*ck With

With Juan Bago off in Mexico, Jaime Fernandez steps in his spot for this hilarious episode featuring special guest Danny Hastings.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Acting Brand New

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Acting Brand New

This week, the Latinos Out Loud crew talk about what they are giving up for lent and they chop it up with Adam Levine of the Project Bronx webseries.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Que Rapido Corren Los Carros Por El Ferrocarril

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Que Rapido Corren Los Carros Por El Ferrocarril

This week the crew is joined by the first Dominican-American elected to the United States Congress, Uptown’s own Adriano Espaillat.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Issac Knish

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Issac Knish

This week the crew is joined by actor Danny Garcia. Enjoy!


Bright Minds, Big City: The GPS Podcast Featuring Led Black

Bright Minds, Big City: The GPS Podcast Featuring Led Black

Our very own Editor-in-Chief, Led Black, was recently featured as the first guest on the Gotham Philosophical Society’s podcast. Recorded just prior to the election, Led Black talks to the folks at the Gotham Philosophical Society about Uptown, community, the nature of identity, the role of race, and gentrification. We invite you to subscribe to […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Coming Up Short

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Coming Up Short

This week Rachel, Juan and Andrew are joined by the one and only Bodega Bamz.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Baited By Teledildonics

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Baited By Teledildonics

This week Rachel and Juan Bago are rejoined by @AndrewSantiago1 and a couple of very well known personalities @ziwe & @gaybonez.


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 […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Is Walter Mercado God?

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Is Walter Mercado God?

In this episode @JuanBago and @RachelLaLoca are joined by the one and only @theloopyblogger. They discuss everything from the New York Knicks, to out of body experiences, to the question every Latino has asked at some point in their life. Is Walter Mercado God? Tune in below!


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 […]


Op-Led: Enjoy The Holidays Because Bad Things Are Coming…

Op-Led: Enjoy The Holidays Because Bad Things Are Coming…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But you know who is about to be President in a matter of weeks and this country, and ultimately the world, will be a worse place because of it. Don’t let anyone tell you different. This is not just another President headed […]


Cause for Concern | Manhattan Times

Cause for Concern | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi No one had anything nice to say about the newly elected president or his policies at an information session on immigration rights this past week. Incoming State Senator-elect Marisol Alcántara said, “We have a White House who is being run by a bunch of white supremacists, who are anti-immigrant, anti-women and anti-poor […]


UPinion: A Hail Mary For The Nation

UPinion: A Hail Mary For The Nation

BY Robin Kilmer (@RobinKilmer) Did you ever believe in Santa Claus? Or the Loch Ness monster? Have you ever thought a Hail Mary would actually work for your football team? Or better yet, that someone who has never had sex could give birth to a baby boy that could walk on water? If you’ve ever […]


Sunday Sermon: Out of the Shadows

Sunday Sermon: Out of the Shadows

After studying Film in The City College of New York and Biblical Theology at Elim Bible Institute, Rich has committed to discovering the faithful marriage between those two passions. Through a variety of speaking experiences, Rich has grown into a unique storyteller and thought-leader in faith, family, the arts and the Hispanic-American experience. In 2011 […]


Uptown Today: Community Forum on Stop & Frisk

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 Court in Floyd v. City of New York, will assess the application of stop and  frisk, […]


Trump’s Attorney General Pick Thinks Dominicans Have No “Provable Skill” to Contribute to US | Remezcla

Trump’s Attorney General Pick Thinks Dominicans Have No “Provable Skill” to Contribute to US | Remezcla

Written by Yara Simón Nearly 30 years ago, Dan-el Padilla arrived to the United States from the Dominican Republic. Around the same time, Jeff Sessions stood to become a federal judge after a nomination from President Ronald Reagan. In the end, the Republican-controlled Senate rejected him because former colleagues painted him as a racist. In […]


Radical Hope | The New Yorker

Radical Hope | The New Yorker

By Junot Díaz Querida Q.: I hope that you are feeling, if not precisely better, then at least not so demoralized. On Wednesday, after he won, you reached out to me, seeking advice, solidarity. You wrote, My two little sisters called me weeping this morning. I had nothing to give them. I felt bereft. What […]


UPinion: Forever Forward | Girl Mob

UPinion: Forever Forward | Girl Mob

BY Frankie Reese (@_wonderfrankie) This particular article was headed in a very different direction, and prior to the election last Tuesday, I thought our country was too. I am absolutely devastated by the reality that Donald J. Trump is our future president. If an asteroid were hurdling towards the earth at this very moment I, […]


UPinion: Another gray 9/11*

UPinion: Another gray 9/11*

By Elga Castro Ramos For Elena, with all my hopes and wishes that you grow up in a better country Sixteen years ago I moved to New York, not as an economic migrant nor as a political exile, but as a student. The years went by and I stayed. I am from the 9/11 generation, […]


Op-Led: Tyranny is at hand

Op-Led: Tyranny is at hand

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Brace yourself America, we are headed for turbulent times. We have entered the abyss. We are in unchartered territory. Turmoil awaits us. The future looks downright bleak. The son of a former Klansmen is the President of this country and the leader of the free world. We now have a misogynist, […]


Op-Led: Si Votamos, Ganamos – Awakening the Sleeping Giant That is the Latino Vote

Op-Led: Si Votamos, Ganamos – Awakening the Sleeping Giant That is the Latino Vote

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) “Latinos for Republicans – it’s like roaches for raid.” – John Leguizamo We are the new America. We are what tomorrow looks like. Nothing can stop us but ourselves. We are the proverbial 800-pound-gorilla in the room, the demographic time bomb. Tick, tick, tick… Jay-Z famously said “men lie, women lie, […]


Considering Community as Art Galleries Help Gentrify Harlem | Hyperallergic

Considering Community as Art Galleries Help Gentrify Harlem |  Hyperallergic

A new wave of art galleries are starting to move up uptown from Chelsea and lower Manhattan, and it is time to ask serious questions about their impact and what we can do to guarantee Harlem survives culturally. BY Seph Rodney How does one defend one’s turf — the place where one lives alongside the […]

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