Posts Tagged ‘Activism’

Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights | Village Voice

Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights | Village Voice

By Alexandria Neason When a management company announced last winter that the drugstore chain Walgreens would take over the lease of one of Washington Heights’ major grocery stores, Associated Supermarket on Fort Washington Avenue, neighbors and elected officials rallied and fought back. Their activism was mirrored in nearby Inwood, where residents fought the mayor’s plan […]


Your Guide to Washington Heights: Living the High Life in Manhattan | Village Voice

Your Guide to Washington Heights: Living the High Life in Manhattan | Village Voice

By Alexandria Neason Once a stretch of rural countryside home to the native Munsee, modern Washington Heights, a hilly neighborhood covering much of Manhattan’s northern tip, was named for the fortification where General George Washington’s army camped to keep an eye on the advancing Redcoats. The neighborhood has over the years been home to 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 […]


A Harlem Pastor Makes His Mark | WSJ

A Harlem Pastor Makes His Mark | WSJ

By Melanie Grayce West During a sermon last month, the Rev. Michael A. Walrond Jr. hit his stride, as he often does, about 15 minutes in. Speaking about David, one of his favorite biblical characters, Mr. Walrond’s tenor voice rose, and he began revving up, removing his eyeglasses and punctuating his speech with a wag […]

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