Posts Tagged ‘2016 Election’

“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

Vigil held to denounce racism Photos by Cristóbal Vivar They aren’t going away. A large contingent of community members gathered at Bennett Park in Washington Heights on Monday evening, August 14, for a rally against racism and xenophopia – and they pledged to gather as often as was necessary. The site has served in the […]


Uptown Tonight: Uptown Rally For Unity & Against Racism & Xenophobia

Uptown Tonight: Uptown Rally For Unity & Against Racism & Xenophobia

We have crossed the Rubicon. While we were horrified by the acts of domestic terrorism that took place this past weekend, we were not surprised. The coldly calculated violence is the logical conclusion of a Trump presidency. Trump has opened up a Pandora’s Box of xenophobia, hatred and intolerance and we are all paying the […]


Spread Love: Summer Meet & Greet Series

Spread Love: Summer Meet & Greet Series

Democracy is not a spectator sport. If the election and elevation of you know who to the Oval Office teaches us anything it is that elections matter. You are either at the table or on the menu. Apathy is not option. It never was, especially not now. With that said, The Barack Obama Democratic Club, […]


The canvas of contention | Manhattan Times

The canvas of contention | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Politics is sure-fire fodder for art. That’s true in two new exhibits by Washington Heights artist Andrea Arroyo. Known for colorful paintings of free-floating goddesses, Arroyo’s work is often topical – and political. They are messages about the environment, women’s issues, and The Missing—people found dead at border crossings or in […]


Go Fund Me Spotlight: Unnatural Election Art Project

Go Fund Me Spotlight: Unnatural Election Art Project

ABOUT THE PROJECT: “Unnatural Election” is an art project that gathers creative responses from around the world. The project was launched on November 9th, 2016, amidst the shock and heartache of the election results. A Word From Andrea Arroyo I have been doing this because I truly believe that art can change the world. I […]


Progressives Look to Shield Undocumented Tenants From Landlords’ Deportation Threats | Observer

Progressives Look to Shield Undocumented Tenants From Landlords’ Deportation Threats | Observer

By Madina Toure State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a host of other left-leaning pols debuted a new handbook outlining protections for undocumented renters facing landlord harassment—a legal manual they called crucial given the “very hostile, very toxic” current climate for foreign nationals under President Donald Trump. The prosecutor’s office released new “Know Your Rights” guidance—available online—for […]


Express Purpose | Manhattan Times

Express Purpose | Manhattan Times

“Artists are very useful for these times” Story by Sherry Mazzocchi The evening before Trump took office, artists unveiled a complex response to his election. Conceived and curated by Washington Heights artist Andrea Arroyo, “Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 Presidential Election,” is a broad reaction to what many considered unthinkable—Donald Trump winning the […]


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 Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

I will NOT be attending the inauguration for @realDonaldTrump! — Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) January 15, 2017 A few days ago, Rep. Adriano Espaillat made many of his constituents extremely happy by refusing to attend the inauguration/coronation of you know who. With this simple gesture the Congressman has set the proper tone for the long fight […]


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 […]


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. […]


Harlem attorney plans to attend Women’s March on Washington, show her sons how to voice displeasure | NY Daily News

Harlem attorney plans to attend Women's March on Washington, show her sons how to voice displeasure | NY Daily News

BY LEONARD GREENE Not since college has Robyn Watts participated in a political march. But with Donald Trump poised to be the next President of the United States, Watts couldn’t stay silent. “I’m marching for so many reasons,” said Watts, 50, an attorney from Harlem. “But the overarching one is that Donald Trump is dangerous […]


Op-Led: Democracy Meets Dominicans

Op-Led: Democracy Meets Dominicans

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Democracy will never be the same again. Democracy now comes with drums. Guiras y tamboras to be exact. Yesterday, in the wee hours of the morning, 12 busloads of folks, as well an untold numbers of personal vehicles, left New York City to be a part of something truly special. Approximately […]


The Top 10 Posts of 2016

The Top 10 Posts of 2016

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) While the countdown to the coronation of you know who draws ever closer, it’s that time of year to take a look back at the Top Posts of 2016. By the way, we are super proud to have been chosen to Brick Underground’s 25 Best NYC Neighborhood Blogs of 2016 List. […]


An immigrant lawmaker’s role in Trump time | The Riverdale Press

An immigrant lawmaker’s role in Trump time | The Riverdale Press

By Anthony Capote Adriano Espaillat has had a big year. In June, the outgoing state senator won a nine-person primary race to replace 46-year incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel in the House, narrowly defeating Assemblyman Keith Wright by 849 votes. Then in July, he appeared on the national stage to speak at the Democratic national convention […]


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 […]


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, […]


Comeback, catharsis, continuance | Manhattan Times

Comeback, catharsis, continuance | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi It was supposed to be a celebration. There were friends, flan and champagne. But by 10 p.m. on Election Night, the mood shifted.  Friends said goodbye. The champagne was left unopened. The election results left artist Andrea Arroyo utterly devastated. She and her husband Felipe Galindo are both from Mexico. They were concerned […]


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, […]


Uptown Votes: Where To Watch The Election Results In Your Hood

Uptown Votes: Where To Watch The Election Results In Your Hood

Okay so now that you voted, it’s time to watch the election results in your hood. It will either be a celebration or a commemoration of what once was. If it is the latter than you might as well be inebriated. Hopefully that won’t be the case and we won’t end up with a bigoted […]


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, […]


He’s about to be the first Dominican American elected to Congress. And he was once undocumented. | Fusion

He’s about to be the first Dominican American elected to Congress. And he was once undocumented. | Fusion

By Caitlin Cruz One of the first things New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat remembers from coming to America at 9 years old was the lights. He, his brother and his mother landed in New York from Santiago, Dominican Republic, at night and they were mesmerized by the December snow and the lights. “What was […]