Posts Tagged ‘Dominican-Americans’

Minds on the March | Manhattan Times

Minds on the March | Manhattan Times

Dominican Day Parade offering 2017 scholarships These winning scholars might need sneakers. The Dominican Day Parade, Inc., a nonprofit that operates New York City’s annual Dominican parade and highlights the culture of the Dominican Republic in the United States, is once again offering academic scholarships up to $1,000 for eligible students. Designed to help students […]


Save the Date: 08/14/2016 – The Dominican Day Parade

Save the Date: 08/14/2016 – The Dominican Day Parade

Mark your calendars people. The Dominican Day Parade is going down on Sunday, August 14th. The grand marshal for this year’s parade is none other than singer-songwriter extraordinaire Juan Luis Guerra. Inspired by the heroism of The Mirabal Sisters, who were instrumental in bringing en end to the Trujillo regime, the theme for this year’s […]


Summer Camp Allows Manhattan Boy to Be a Child Again | NY Times

Summer Camp Allows Manhattan Boy to Be a Child Again | NY Times

By NATE SCHWEBER Ixtell Almonte wears sparkling barrettes in her thick black hair, belts decorated with bluebird-colored flowers and silver sparkling shoes — clothes bought by parents who treat her like a princess. Ixtell, 7, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. She eats through a feeding tube and communicates only by blinking her brown […]


Mayor de Blasio, at Rare Public Forum, Presents Himself as a Protector of Tenants | NY Times

Mayor de Blasio, at Rare Public Forum, Presents Himself as a Protector of Tenants | NY Times

By C. J. HUGHES As some rent-stabilized tenants enjoy the first month of a lease without a rent increase in decades, Mayor Bill de Blasio, who pushed for their rent freeze, took a bit of a victory lap on Wednesday night. In a Washington Heights gym in front of a largely supportive crowd, the mayor […]


De Blasio to hold first town hall meeting of his mayoralty | Newsday

De Blasio to hold first town hall meeting of his mayoralty | Newsday

By EMILY NGO Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday evening will hold the first traditional town hall meeting of his 20-month tenure, addressing an audience City Hall anticipates will be about 250 people in Washington Heights for a discussion on tenant rights. The 7 p.m. event is open to the public and tickets are not […]


The 2015 Dominican Day Parade In Pictures…

The 2015 Dominican Day Parade In Pictures...

Photography by Marcus Johnson


Spread Love: Mayor de Blasio’s Dominican Heritage Ceremony

Spread Love: Mayor de Blasio’s Dominican Heritage Ceremony

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I had the distinct pleasure of attending Mayor de Blasio’s Dominican Heritage Ceremony this past Thursday, August 6th at the New York County Supreme Courthouse. I cannot overstate how proud I am of being a Dominican-American and it was immensely gratifying to see the dynamism of our community highlighted by our […]


Mozart La Para Puts On A Freestyle Clinic @ El Carnaval del Boulevard

Mozart La Para Puts On A Freestyle Clinic @ El Carnaval del Boulevard

Dominican Rap heavyweight, Mozart La Para, came Uptown last weekend to perform at the annual Carnaval del Boulevard. Mozart also happens to be a master freestyler. Check him out below quickly taking out any and all challengers. Enjoy!


#TBT Video: N.Y.E.B.N. – Washington Heights

#TBT Video: N.Y.E.B.N. – Washington Heights

The good folks at Creative Control featured our hood in their N.Y.E.B.N. series back in February of 2011. The series looks at Latino communities throughout New York City. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


The 2014 Dominican Day Parade In Pictures…

The 2014 Dominican Day Parade In Pictures...

Photography by Led Black (@Led_Black)


Mozart La Para – El Rey – Dominican Day Parade Documentary

Mozart La Para - El Rey - Dominican Day Parade Documentary

Check out the short documentary about Mozart La Para, the youngest urban artist ever to be the king of The Dominican National Parade in New York City courtesy of the good folks at 123UnoDosTres. Twitter: @MOZARTLAPARAMVP Facebook: http://facebook.com/mozartlaparaoficial


The 2013 Dominican Day Parade: Another Look

The 2013 Dominican Day Parade: Another Look

Photography by DJ Lucha of Besos Not Bombs


The 2013 Dominican Day Parade In Pictures

The 2013 Dominican Day Parade In Pictures

Photography by Led Black (@Led_Black)


Con juicio: The Honorable Manuel Méndez State Supreme Court justice is sworn in | Manhattan Times

Con juicio: The Honorable Manuel Méndez State Supreme Court justice is sworn in | Manhattan Times

Story by Sandra Evangelina García and Debralee Santos Photo by Rafael Fernández When Manuel Jacobo Méndez Olivero was sworn in this past Mon., Dec. 17th, there were a few key elements on the program for the newly minted State Supreme Court Justice. First, the setting: a packed auditorium filled to capacity with fellow justices, elected […]


Protest Against Dominican Corruption Will Take Place this Saturday

Protest Against Dominican Corruption Will Take Place this Saturday

The protests against the Dominican government’s so-called “Fiscal Reform” are spreading and there will be a demonstration on Saturday, November 17th at 9am at the Dominican consulate (1501 Broadway between 43rd and 44th street). The Uptown Collective will be there… Stay tuned for more. Check out: Op-Led: The Dominican Spring Related: I Am A Dominican […]


Democracy Prep celebrates the Dominican diaspora | Manhattan Times

Democracy Prep celebrates the Dominican diaspora | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer It was the first day of school at Democracy Prep – and already the students were getting a talking-to in the school gymnasium. This was no run-of-the-mill lecture, however. Parents were invited and despite attendance not being mandatory, the auditorium was filled to capacity. The many students who […]


My 2012 Dominican Day Parade Adventure

My 2012 Dominican Day Parade Adventure

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I began my day like this. As we were embarking on our journey to the Dominican Day Parade, we get stuck in the (insert expletive here) elevator on 181st Street. It’s crazy because I was telling the Nutcracker Inc. crew (Dj Boy, Ray & Edgar) that I hate taking these elevators […]


The 2012 Dominican Day Parade In Pictures

The 2012 Dominican Day Parade In Pictures

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy)


Flashback Fridays: The Post DR Parade Party Uptown 2010

Flashback Fridays: The Post DR Parade Party Uptown 2010

Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) Being that the Dominican Day Parade is this Sunday, we thought it would be cool to take a trip through memory lane and take a gander at the Post DR Parade festivities that took place Uptown in 2010. The awesome images are courtesy of Uptown’s own Briana E. Heard. […]


Dominican-American Félix Sánchez Wins Olympic Gold For Abuelita

Dominican-American Félix Sánchez Wins Olympic Gold For Abuelita

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) You may have heard loud cheers erupting throughout Washington Heights last night as Dominican-American Félix Sánchez won his 2nd gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles. Sánchez dedicated the win to his beloved grandmother, who passed away 4 years ago as he was preparing to compete in the Beijing Olympics. He understandably […]


The 2012 National Dominican Celebration – From Washington Heights to Washington D.C.

The 2012 National Dominican Celebration – From Washington Heights to Washington D.C.

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This past weekend, I had the honor of attending with my family the first National Dominican Celebration at the National Mall in Washington D.C. I know what you are thinking, if you wanted to celebrate with a bunch of Dominicans you need not go further than Washington Heights. But this was […]


Op-Led: Why I Am Going To The Historic Gathering of Dominicans In D.C.

Op-Led: Why I Am Going To The Historic Gathering of Dominicans In D.C.

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) This coming weekend, I will be taking my family and joining countless other Dominicans, Dominican-Americans and Latinos for the historic gathering of Dominicans in our nation’s capital to celebrate our presence in the U.S. and our contributions to this great country. One of the reasons I will be making the trip […]


Historic Gathering of Dominicans to take place this weekend at the National Mall in D.C.

Historic Gathering of Dominicans to take place this weekend at the National Mall in D.C.

For the first time, thousands of like-minded Dominicans and Dominican Americans, their families, friends and supporters from the U.S. Latino diverse communities will join DANR, the National Dominican American Council, hundreds of local organizations and leaders on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for a massive national gathering to celebrate Dominican contribution, accomplishments and over […]

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