Posts Tagged ‘Huffington Post’

People’s Victory: Activists stop effort to rename Harlem south of 125th Street ‘SoHa’ | Amsterdam News

People’s Victory: Activists stop effort to rename Harlem south of 125th Street ‘SoHa’ | Amsterdam News

By STEPHON JOHNSON and CYRIL JOSH BARKER It looks like the battle to rename Harlem south of 125th Street “SoHa” is coming to an abrupt end. Reports indicate that real estate firm Keller Williams is heeding the call of the community to stop using the term to attract new residents to the already heavily gentrified […]


Gentrifiers Want To Rename Harlem Area ‘SoHa’ And Residents Are Pissed | Huffington Post

Gentrifiers Want To Rename Harlem Area ‘SoHa’ And Residents Are Pissed | Huffington Post

By Taryn Finley Developers and real estate agents thought that they could come into the lower area of Harlem and dub it “SoHa,” short for South Harlem. As far as residents are concerned, they thought wrong. NY1 reports that developers want to refer to the area between 110th and 125th Streets to make it more […]


Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

From BLM to LGBT pride, her nail art masterpieces make a statement. BY Shonitria Anthony One woman is giving people the opportunity to express their views on social issues like feminism, racial equality and cultural pride in an unexpected way. Dominican nail artist Ami Vega has been doing hand-painted nail art for about five years. […]


Manhattan’s Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere | Huffington Post

Manhattan's Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere | Huffington Post

By Dr. Chris Martine In the 1950s my grandparents moved my father and uncle out of the Bronx, New York, and into the New Jersey countryside on the other bank of the Hudson River. Growing up hearing stories from my dad about how felicitous it was to be plunked down into the open spaces and […]


Batéy 106: Portraits from a Dominican Sugar Cane Plantation | Huffington Post

Batéy 106: Portraits from a Dominican Sugar Cane Plantation | Huffington Post

BY Erica Simone In this globalized world of consumption we live in, rarely do we stop to think about where our goods actually come from, who cultivated them or what life is like for the people at the beginning of the production chain. When you open a pack of sugar and empty it into your […]


High-Demand Charter School: Staying the Course in Washington Heights | Huffington Post

High-Demand Charter School: Staying the Course in Washington Heights | Huffington Post

BY Oghene Oyiborhoro The narrow walkway leading to The Equity Project (TEP) charter school in Washington Heights was jammed with custodial workers shoveling snow into large bins one early February morning. Anatea Carpenter, a small 28-year-old special education teacher, darted between them, coffee in one hand, backpack swinging behind her. She was rushing down the […]


Led Black on Huff Post Live

Led Black on Huff Post Live


Daniel Lyons: Reframing Masculinity | Huffington Post

Daniel Lyons: Reframing Masculinity | Huffington Post

BY Daniel Lyons The first time I went to No Parking, I gagged on the chandelier. Hanging from the center of this former parking garage-turned-gay bar in Washington Heights, was an orb of neon lights that illuminated its mostly Dominican patrons. I had just moved to the neighborhood and was delighted to find that my […]


Led Black: Si Votamos, Ganamos – Awakening the Sleeping Giant That is the Latino Vote | Huffington Post

Led Black: Si Votamos, Ganamos - Awakening the Sleeping Giant That is the Latino Vote | Huffington Post

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, […]


The Platano Index: A Q&A With Junot Diaz

The Platano Index: A Q&A With Junot Diaz

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Junot Díaz is one of my heroes. Until I read Drown, I didn’t even really believe that I could be a writer. After consuming that book whole, I was irrevocably changed. More than just relatable, for me, the book was a revelation with it’s intelligent use of the Dominican vernacular and […]


Junot Díaz Wins Prestigous MacArthur Genius Grant

Junot Díaz Wins Prestigous MacArthur Genius Grant

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I remember thinking when I first read Drown, damn Junot Díaz is a genius. Well, he is now officially a genius. Earlier this week, the MacArthur Foundation announced their 2012 MacArthur Fellows and the immensely talented Mr. Díaz was one of the recipients. On top of joining a select group of […]


Led Black: Un Pie Aqui y Uno Alla | Huffington Post

Led Black: Un Pie Aqui y Uno Alla | Huffington Post

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The term “un pie aqui y uno alla” (one foot here and one foot there) succinctly describes the bi-national existences led by many of the Dominicans and Dominican-Americans in the United States. Living and working in this country but maintaining close ties to the Dominican Republic, its people, customs and culture […]


Altagracia Guzman, 81, Marches From Washington Heights To Wall Street With Occupy Protesters | Huff Post

Altagracia Guzman, 81, Marches From Washington Heights To Wall Street With Occupy Protesters | Huff Post

BY Cristina Costantini Altagracia Guzman, 81, walked slowly but purposefully from northern Manhattan to the financial district, virtually the entire length of the island, in an Occupy Wall Street demonstration intended to introduce more Latinos and blacks to the cause. “When I came here 45 years ago there was inequality and racism, and still to […]

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