Posts Tagged ‘Protest’

Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights | Village Voice

Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights | Village Voice

By Alexandria Neason When a management company announced last winter that the drugstore chain Walgreens would take over the lease of one of Washington Heights’ major grocery stores, Associated Supermarket on Fort Washington Avenue, neighbors and elected officials rallied and fought back. Their activism was mirrored in nearby Inwood, where residents fought the mayor’s plan […]


Your Guide to Washington Heights: Living the High Life in Manhattan | Village Voice

Your Guide to Washington Heights: Living the High Life in Manhattan | Village Voice

By Alexandria Neason Once a stretch of rural countryside home to the native Munsee, modern Washington Heights, a hilly neighborhood covering much of Manhattan’s northern tip, was named for the fortification where General George Washington’s army camped to keep an eye on the advancing Redcoats. The neighborhood has over the years been home to a […]


UPinion: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

UPinion: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

By Joanna Castro (@castroegan) How often do things stay the same and how often do they really change? Visiting two great shows: The Great Migration and Presente! The Young Lords in New York, I am reminded that many, if not all, of the social issues these two exhibits reflect have changed little decades later. Today, […]


Inside the Fast-Food Labor Protests | The New Yorker

Inside the Fast-Food Labor Protests | The New Yorker

By William Finnegan For the customers, nothing has changed in the big, busy McDonald’s on Broadway at West 181st Street, in Washington Heights. Promotions come and go—during the World Cup, the French-fry package was suddenly not red but decorated with soccer-related “street art,” and, if you held your phone up to the box, it would […]


Facing Our Truth @ The National Black Theatre

Facing Our Truth @ The National Black Theatre

February 5 – 10, 2014 Opening Night – Feb. 5th  TICKETS ON SALE NOW! General Admission $25 Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege Playwrights: Dominique Morisseau, Winter Miller, Dan O’Brien with Grammy Award-Winner Quetzal Flores, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah, and A. Rey Pamatmat. Directors: Ebony Golden and Axel Avin Jr. For more info: Facing Our […]


Fruitvale Station: The Review

Fruitvale Station: The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Before we even begin this, I must say that while I feel that this is one of the most important and powerful films I have ever seen, this a tough movie to watch. It is not for the faint of heart. So difficult in fact, that while I absolutely loved this […]


Todos Somos Trayvon – Uptown Stands Up For Trayvon Martin

Todos Somos Trayvon - Uptown Stands Up For Trayvon Martin

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Video & Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) Washington Heights stood in solidarity yesterday with the outrage and outright disgust that is sweeping the nation after George Zimmerman was found Not Guilty in the cold-blooded murder of Trayvon Martin this past Saturday. The gathered throngs marched from 168th Street and […]


Uptown Cares: Justice For Trayvon

Uptown Cares: Justice For Trayvon

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) “It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy.” Hillary Clinton I sat in utter disbelief as the verdict was read. Prior to the […]


UC Certified: Art & Protest @ The Shabazz Center

UC Certified: Art & Protest @ The Shabazz Center

Shabazz Center at the Audubon presents 
ART & PROTEST June 3 – August 18, 2013 Images of Peace, Protest and Human Rights Photo Exhibit A dynamic collection of images detailing the Social and Civil movements in America through the lens of the camera. This exhibit brings together critically acclaimed photographers to tell a story of […]


Uptowners Rally Downtown Against Stop-and-Frisk | The Uptowner

Uptowners Rally Downtown Against Stop-and-Frisk | The Uptowner

By Kaitlyn Wells Protesters, many from Harlem and Washington Heights, gathered in Union Square yesterday afternoon to demonstrate against police brutality and stop-and-frisk tactics. The October 22 Coalition, which organized the rally, planned events in cities across the country for a national day of protest against “the criminalization of a generation.” Similar protests were scheduled […]


Thousands March Silently Down Fifth Avenue to Protest Stop-and-Frisk Policies | NY Times

Thousands March Silently Down Fifth Avenue to Protest Stop-and-Frisk Policies | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND and COLIN MOYNIHAN In a slow, somber procession, several thousand demonstrators conducted a silent march on Sunday down Fifth Avenue to protest the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies, which the organizers say single out minority groups and create an atmosphere of martial law for the city’s black and Latino residents. Two […]


The Million Hoodie March NYC In Pictures

The Million Hoodie March NYC In Pictures

Photography by Lenyon Whitaker (@lenyon)


Put You On: Rich Medina x Tatyana Fazalizadeh – Get Angry

Put You On: Rich Medina x Tatyana Fazalizadeh – Get Angry

Get Angry is a collaboration between Rich Medina and painter Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. Inspired by the fervor of protest that threatened to boil over in 2011, Tatyana created a series of paintings to illustrate the various movements – from Tahrir Sq to Wall St, from London to Troy Davis, from Slutwalk to the demand for gay marriage rights – […]

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