Posts Tagged ‘Latino’

Latin Trap Pioneer Messiah Gets The Last Laugh At SXSW: “Labels Didn’t Believe In It” | Vibe Viva

Latin Trap Pioneer Messiah Gets The Last Laugh At SXSW: “Labels Didn’t Believe In It” | Vibe Viva

By Marjua Estevez Dominican rapper and vocalist Messiah El Artista went from studying the likes of 50 Cent to being cosigned by him; from listening to trap music to leading its Spanish-language movement; from rocking Sean John to fronting it as the brand’s newest face. Messiah is by definition already a story of success, and he’s only […]


03/31/17: Film Screening and Musical Q+A of We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo

03/31/17: Film Screening and Musical Q+A of We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo

El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York present a free screening of We Like it Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo as part of the Metro Mashup: New York Meets Havana series.  Stay after the film for a special musical Q+A with Latin boogaloo legend Johnny […]


Crowds Grow at Dominican Consulate, Amid Confusion Over Immigration Policies | WNYC

Crowds Grow at Dominican Consulate, Amid Confusion Over Immigration Policies | WNYC

by Annmarie Fertoli Lines at the Dominican consulate in Times Square have been long. Staff there say in average years, there’s usually about 200 people a day. But in the past month, that’s more than doubled. By mid-morning this week, hundreds of people crowded into the consulate in lines snaking through the hallways. Patricia Sanchez […]


Apply Now for a 2017 CHALK Mini-grant!

Apply Now for a 2017 CHALK Mini-grant!

The good folks at CHALK are offering mini-grants to local groups that have initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles for the children and the families of Uptown. There will be two Info Sessions on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Applications are due on March 3, 2017 at 5 pm. For more info: http://nyp.org/chalk


A bicultural Harlem rapper looks to conquer more than just the Latin rap market | Fox News Latino

A bicultural Harlem rapper looks to conquer more than just the Latin rap market | Fox News Latino

By Daniel Rivera When it comes to rap and hip-hop, Latinos making an imprint on the culture is not exactly a new phenomenon. In fact, Latino rappers in the United States with bicultural roots have been one of the many pillars that have stood firmly throughout the course of the 40-plus years the genre has […]


A Mom on the Move | Manhattan Times

A Mom on the Move | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Stephanie Batista’s plight was a familiar one. Like many mothers working outside the home, she was in need of a good day care provider for her daughter. She had been paying high fees to have a babysitter come to her apartment, and the costs were growing prohibitive. Recently, relief […]


The 96th Street divide: Why There’s So Much Diabetes in Harlem

The 96th Street divide: Why There’s So Much Diabetes in Harlem

In East Harlem, four times as many people have diabetes as in the neighboring Upper East Side. Meera Senthilingam of Mosaic meets the New Yorkers stopping poverty from being a death sentence.


Call For Applications for Community Based Grants

Call For Applications for Community Based Grants

CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) has issued a call for applications to community based organizations and initiatives that support healthy lifestyles for school-aged children in Washington Heights/Inwood. Mini grants are awarded to fund either new or ongoing initiatives that increase access to and knowledge about healthy foods and eating habits, and/or physical […]


The Probus Inwood Grand Opening In Pictures…

The Probus Inwood Grand Opening In Pictures...

Photography by Jsuspekt Probus, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, opened the doors to its new, more expansive retail space on Broadway in Inwood. Guests in attendance included Reach Records artist, Andy Mineo and recording artists Emilio Rojas and Youth Soul Love. Friends and fans of Probus mingled to the sounds of DJ […]


Tonight: Artists Making Changes Foundation Presents Transcendence

Tonight: Artists Making Changes Foundation Presents Transcendence

TRANSCENDENCE, a group exhibition of mixed media works showcase a generation of artists as they rise above the social and political divides between Cuba and the world. Through mixed mediums including investigative painting, photography, video, installations, and design, the artists embrace and redefine the bridge between Cuba and the world through the creative process. The […]


Telemundo’s Top Chef Estrellas: Vote For Henry Santos & Local Non-Profit CHALK could win $5K

Telemundo’s Top Chef Estrellas: Vote For Henry Santos & Local Non-Profit CHALK could win $5K

All you have to do is click on the link below and vote for Henry Santos and CHALK could win 5 grand. It is that easy. For those that don’t know, CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) is all about preventing childhood obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles in this neighborhood. They do important […]


2/26/15: La Galeria Presents A Discussion About Blackness In The Dominican Republic & The Diaspora @ Word Up Books

2/26/15: La Galeria Presents A Discussion About Blackness In The Dominican Republic & The Diaspora @ Word Up Books

A Word From La Galeria Join us for a discussion on negritud/blackness in the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora. Using articles, social media, and other resources, we will discuss what it means to be black in the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora We are providing a space for dialogue. We claim a general understanding of […]


Put You On: We Like It Like That

Put You On: We Like It Like That

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Do you know what Latin boogaloo is? While it was eventually eclipsed by Salsa, Latin boogaloo was the sound of the Latino barrios of New York City in the 1960’s. It was funky, it was brash and it was bi-lingual. We Like It Like That tells the story of this somewhat […]


1/17/15: El Callejón de Hamel @ The Shabazz Center

1/17/15: El Callejón de Hamel @ The Shabazz Center

Salvador González Escalona is one of Cuba’s top artists with global recognition. His primary interest in in African cultural heritage in Cuba and the Americas. In the crisis-ridden 1990s, without any official assistance and with no money, he created what is today the most celebrated work of public art in Havana, in the neighborhood of […]


Uptown Video: Zoe Saldana – My Hero

 Uptown Video: Zoe Saldana - My Hero

As a child growing up in the Dominican Republic, Zoe Saldana and her family faced a devastating tragedy. Her hero taught her how to stand strong in the face of adversity.


10/24/14: Celebrate Food Day @ Word Up Books

10/24/14: Celebrate Food Day @ Word Up Books


Spread Love: Uptown Bounce Summer Nights Series

Spread Love: Uptown Bounce Summer Nights Series

July 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm UPTOWN BOUNCE kicks off with a cultural rewind to where it all began! At El Museo del Barrio, stop by for a studio visit in the galleries and a conversation with folklorist Elena Martínez from City Lore, who will illustrate the connections between art and music. Famed Puerto Rican DJ […]


Spread Love: The 32nd Annual Festival Santiago Apostol de Loiza a El Barrio

Spread Love: The 32nd Annual Festival Santiago Apostol de Loiza a El Barrio

The 32nd Annual Festival Santiago Apostal de Loiza a El Barrio takes place this week from July 25th to the 27th. The festival will be a free three-day cultural celebration located at 105th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues. This year’s 32nd anniversary brings a diverse community together in celebration of a centuries’ old tradition […]


8/16/14: Willie Colón @ Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

8/16/14: Willie Colón @ Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

By special request from the salseros; Willie Colon returns to Lehman Center, “La Casa de la Salsa” for an exclusive performance of all his greatest hits. De Vuelta al Barrio is an evening of remembrance of one of the best salsa eras. With his unique style, fans will enjoy El Gran Varon, Oh Que Sera, […]


Working Without a Boss For Better Wages | WNYC

Working Without a Boss For Better Wages | WNYC

By Eleanor Stanford In New York City, 30 percent of workers earn minimum wage or less. In an effort to gain control over their pay and workplace conditions, some are turning to a centuries-old business model: cooperatives. In the past three years, 12 coops have been set up, doubling the city’s total. With the help […]


Henry Santos Embarks On A New Aventura Uptown…

Henry Santos Embarks On A New Aventura Uptown…

Former member of the Bachata super group Aventura, Henry Santos, was Uptown yesterday to announce his collaboration with the CHALK program to fight obesity within the Latino community in New York City and around the United States. The 2012 winner of Mira Quien Baila, the Spanish language version of Dancing with the Stars, talked with […]


5/17/14: Live Your Life Healthy Habit Workshop @ Word Up Books

5/17/14: Live Your Life Healthy Habit Workshop @ Word Up Books


The Definition of Dominican Part 4 | Manhattan Times

The Definition of Dominican Part 4 | Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi Claudia De la Cruz is an educator, community organizer and the general coordinator of the youth leadership development project at Da Urban Butterflies in Washington Heights. Her parents moved from the Dominican Republic to the Bronx, where she grew up. Being Dominican is a cultural identity. De la […]


Spread Love: Vote for the Green Bronx Machine

Spread Love: Vote for the Green Bronx Machine

The good folks at the Green Bronx Machine are in the running to win some incredible prizes at the Real Food Media Contest. Green Bronx Machine is dedicated to changing mind-sets and landscapes while harvesting hope and cultivating opportunities inclusively for all of America. The Contest is the project of the Real Food Media Project, […]

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