Posts Tagged ‘NBC’

Uptown Video: Lin-Manuel Spreads Uptown Love On SNL

Uptown Video: Lin-Manuel Spreads Uptown Love On SNL

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Don’t get it twisted I still have not forgiven SNL and NBC for humanizing and legitimizing a racist demagogue like Donald Trump a few months ago. But Lin-Manuel Miranda’s opening monologue on SNL was one of the best in recent memory. Not to mention that Lin gave Washington Heights a sweet […]


Filmmaker Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Harlem Church | NBC News

Filmmaker Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Harlem Church | NBC News

by Alamin Yohannes In his new film, “My Harlem,” filmmaker Jeff L. Lieberman takes a stand against Harlem’s anti-gay ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church. The Vancouver native, who has documentary “The Amazing Nina Simone” under his belt, uses his new film to examine important themes including homophobia, gentrification and violence against the LGBTQ community. In “My […]


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 […]


Harlem Barbershop Serves Up Preventative Medical Care | NBC New York

Harlem Barbershop Serves Up Preventative Medical Care | NBC New York

By Andrew Siff A team of medical professionals from NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital is offering free health assessments to customers of a barbershop in Harlem, among others, as part of an effort to better serve a community that studies find doesn’t get regular checkups. Research from Dr. Joseph Ravenell revealed an alarming […]


From WHEELS to the White House | Manhattan Times

From WHEELS to the White House | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Safe to say that when the President offers you a shout-out, people might pay attention. Estiven Rodríguez might well count as Washington Heights’ newest celebrity. President Barack Obama knows him by name, and so does anyone else who saw the State of the Union address in late January, which Rodríguez […]


Estiven Rodríguez: from Washington Heights to the White House | Voices of NY

Estiven Rodríguez: from Washington Heights to the White House | Voices of NY

By José Acosta  | Via El Diario La Prensa Translated by Emily Leavitt  from Spanish At the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS), there is a sign that says: “Being bilingual opens the door to a better future. You can give students the key.” That key was the one given to Estiven Rodríguez, a 17-year-old […]


President Obama Highlights Washington Heights Teen in State of the Union | NBC News

President Obama Highlights Washington Heights Teen in State of the Union | NBC News

President Obama featured a Washington Heights teen in his State of the Union address Tuesday, lauding him as an example of an immigrant child who overcame challenges and is on his way to college. Estiven Rodriguez was a guest of first lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union. He came to the U.S. […]


Junot Díaz Grabs Ramen, Pizza, and ‘Fight-Worthy’ Chicken While He’s in New York | Grub Street New York

Junot Díaz Grabs Ramen, Pizza, and ‘Fight-Worthy’ Chicken While He’s in New York | Grub Street New York

Junot Díaz, the celebrated author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This Is How You Lose Her (which is out in paperback next week), took a different approach to tracking his diet for us. Instead of a week of consecutive days, Díaz, who spends half his time in Boston, chose to recount […]


Cafecito: Junot Diaz on finding your voice | NBC Latino

Cafecito: Junot Diaz on finding your voice | NBC Latino

by Feliciano Garcia and Martin Garcia Flores


My New York: Junot Diaz | NBC

My New York: Junot Diaz | NBC

Junot recently showed NBC around some of his favorite haunts Uptown. He made stops at La Casa Azul Bookstore, Patsy’s Pizza and La Marina.

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