Posts Tagged ‘Mexicans’

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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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, […]


From Undocumented to Congress: Adriano Espaillat Needles Trump at DNC | Observer

From Undocumented to Congress: Adriano Espaillat Needles Trump at DNC | Observer

By Jillian Jorgensen New York’s elected officials took the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight to offer up their support of hometown candidate Hillary Clinton—including the state senator who will become the nation’s first Dominican-American congressman this November. Adriano Espaillat, who won a Democratic primary for the seat being vacated by Congressman Charles Rangel, […]


Uptown’s Own Adriano Espaillat to Address the Democratic National Convention Tonight

Uptown's Own Adriano Espaillat to Address the Democratic National Convention Tonight

State Senator Adriano Espaillat, the Democratic primary winner in New York’s 13th congressional district, will address the delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in support of the Clinton-Kaine ticket tonight. If elected in November, Espaillat would not only become the first Dominican-American to ever serve in Congress, he would also become the first […]


Op-Led: That Was Not A Convention – It Was A Coronation

Op-Led: That Was Not A Convention - It Was A Coronation

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) If you are not frightened after the 4 day infomercial of intolerance, xenophobia and racism then you are, like far too many people in this country, sleepwalking towards tyranny. The rank hate, anger and bigotry on display at the so called convention was downright chilling. Fear – of crime, of Muslims, […]


Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your a**

Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your a**

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) All illustrations by John Darkow The Awesome Sauce award goes to Representative Filemon Vela of Texas for so eloquently putting into words how so many of us have been feeling as of late. I absolutely abhor Donald Trump and cannot fathom how a narcissistic, billionaire bigot is the nominee of the […]


Op-Led: To Hell With Donald Trump, SNL & NBC – Why Latinos Are Outraged By The Donald Trump Phenomenon

Op-Led: To Hell With Donald Trump, SNL & NBC – Why Latinos Are Outraged By The Donald Trump Phenomenon

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) If, and I shudder at the thought, Donald Trump becomes President in 2016, it will be partly the fault of SNL and NBC. If such a calamitous turn of events shall befall us, let’s play the blame game in advance. Thanks Obama will be replaced with an emphatic Gracias SNL. Giving […]


Spread Love: I Won’t Vote For Trump – #IWVFU

Spread Love: I Won't Vote For Trump - #IWVFU

In response to Donald Trump’s comments about the Latino community, VL Action Network and Room 28 created this parody video to send a message: we will not be voting for Presidential candidates that use our community as scapegoats for their personal gain. Watch and share the video, and make sure to sign the pledge! TAKE […]


UPinion: So Far from God So Close to the US

UPinion: So Far from God So Close to the US

By Joanna Castro (@castroegan) After Donald Trump´s stupid remarks, I was reminded yet again that racism is very much alive. I was glad that several important American companies have stepped up and cut relations with him, and that one of his main concerns, his pocket, will be -even if mildly- affected. I was also glad […]


Sponsored Love: AT&T X Jesse & Joy X Corazón de Campeón

Soccer is arguably the most popular sport in the world and with the World Cup going down next year, Soccer mania is reaching a fever pitch all around the world. With that said, AT&T enlisted five-time Latin GRAMMY winners Jesse & Joy to create a rousing soccer anthem dedicated to Mexican National team fans in […]


Must Watch: Groundbreaking Documentary Series Latino Americans

Must Watch: Groundbreaking Documentary Series Latino Americans

LATINO AMERICANS relies on historical accounts and personal experiences to vividly tell the stories of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration; and of the creation of this new American identity with an influx of arrivals from Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and countries in Central […]


In protest, with love | Manhattan Times

In protest, with love | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Love and action. This past Wed., Apr. 10th was billed as a day devoted to both, as part of a nationwide wave of protest centered on immigration reform. Hundreds of thousands of immigrant rights advocates gathered in Washington D.C. and all throughout the country to call on legislators […]


Save the Date: George Lopez @ The 92Y on May 7th

Save the Date: George Lopez @ The 92Y on May 7th

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013, 5:30 pm Kaufmann Concert Hall Lexington Avenue at 92nd  St George Lopez (G-Lo to his fans) has built a career finding humor in everything from politics to his Hispanic roots. Join him for this rare New York City appearance as he opens up about his groundbreaking career and his brazen new […]


“Making Boats Go Fast”: Uptown Teens Learn to Row | The Uptowner

“Making Boats Go Fast”: Uptown Teens Learn to Row | The Uptowner

By Elizabeth Stuart The current on the Harlem River is strong. Despite the best efforts of a crew of eight 14- and 15-year-olds, it’s rapidly sweeping the long, skinny boat toward shore. Twelve-foot oars flail. One rower, her hand smashed between a paddle and the lurching shell, starts to bleed. “It’s burning,” she shrieks, eyes […]

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