Posts Tagged ‘Racism’

05/06/17: Heights Teach In – Uptown Unites For Justice

05/06/17: Heights Teach In - Uptown Unites For Justice

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Spread Love: Get Your Political Education On

Spread Love: Get Your Political Education On

Attention residents of Uptown and Harlem: #HealthEquity4BlackLives / Mailman for Equity is planning a day of political education in May. They want to know what types of workshops or training you would like to attend. In the age of Trump, it is critical to build skills and uplift each other as a community. Please fill […]


UPinion: An Open Letter to Other Bernie Supporters

UPinion: An Open Letter to Other Bernie Supporters

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Friday, September 16, 2016 Washington Heights, New York Today I had the unfortunate opportunity to witness the worst, most disturbing political circus of my lifetime. Donald J. Trump corralled the media at his new hotel in Washington D.C. with the promise of a long awaited statement on the “Birther” movement which […]


The Wall

The Wall

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) For me, immigration is personal. And I don’t like to call it illegal immigration either. I prefer immigration without choice. You see, my maternal grandmother was here illegally. She came on a visitor’s visa in 1930. She overstayed her visa. My mother was an anchor baby. Had she gone back to […]


The Wall – Part III

The Wall – Part III

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Read Part I: HERE Read Part II: HERE Robert looked at the clock next to his bed. It was 1:30. He had helped Ahmed to bed hours earlier. The boy couldn’t speak again after finishing his story. Robert couldn’t sleep. He took his cell phone from the night table and turned […]


The Wall – Part II

The Wall – Part II

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Read Part 1: HERE “My name is Ahmed,” the boy said. He was seated on the sofa. Robert had dressed him in some of his cloths. They hung on him. “I escaped from Green Island three days ago.” “What were you doing on Green Island?” he asked. “The took us there […]


The Wall – Part I

The Wall - Part I

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Robert Brown rinsed his hands with cold water from the porcelain sink in the men’s room then dabbed his face. He stared at himself. He straightened his navy blue tie and smoothed out his battleship grey shirt before returning quietly to his desk in the perpetual near silence of the Fulfillment […]


Racist Airbnb Guest Takes To Reddit To Insult Washington Heights

Racist Airbnb Guest Takes To Reddit To Insult Washington Heights

Here we go again. Racist interloper comes to the hood and finds out that people are different from them. That realization makes them extremely unhappy, which forces them to put their ugly racism online for the world to see. This past Friday a tourist who chose to stay in an Airbnb rental in Washington Heights […]


Washington Heights community faces issues of racism through theater | PIX 11

Washington Heights community faces issues of racism through theater | PIX 11

by Dan Mannarino WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — Washington Heights is a melting pot community, there is no doubt about that. However, more than 75% of the population is of some kind of Latino decent. If you take a stroll down the street – you can hear conversations in so many different Spanish dialects, and so […]


Uptown Theater Group Tackles Racism Facing Latinos in Latest Performance | DNAinfo

Uptown Theater Group Tackles Racism Facing Latinos in Latest Performance | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A new play created and performed by 13 “community actors” will put issues of racism facing Latinos Uptown at center stage this week. The People’s Theatre Project‘s new performance, “Better Than You,” acts as a tool for participants to rehearse for real-life events and brainstorm solutions to certain problems, organizers said. During the […]


The NYPD’s Own Statistics Reveal a Troubling Trend in the NYPD’s Marijuana Enforcement | Mic

The NYPD's Own Statistics Reveal a Troubling Trend in the NYPD's Marijuana Enforcement | Mic

By Tom McKay The news: In New York City, whether or not you get arrested for marijuana possession has a lot to do with whether you’re black or Latino. New arrest record data from the New York state criminal justice system compiled by the Drug Policy Alliance paints a disturbing picture of racial bias in […]


And The Congregation Says…

And The Congregation Says…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I can think of no better way to start off the New Year on this site than with the stirring poem delivered by New York City Youth Poet Laureate, Ramya Ramana, at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inauguration ceremony. The poem, simply entitled “New York City”, is a poignant, powerful and lyrical […]


Op-LED: The King Is No More – An Open Letter To Mike Bloomberg

Op-LED: The King Is No More - An Open Letter To Mike Bloomberg

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Good Riddance Mike Bloomberg! I am SOOOOOO happy that you will no longer be the Mayor of this great city. You have no idea. I REALLY MEAN THAT! (All caps on purpose – so take that.) I am ridiculously elated that starting tomorrow, I will no longer have to hear your […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Marijuana Stash That Carried Little Risk | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Marijuana Stash That Carried Little Risk | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Published: November 14, 2013 Walking down Eighth Avenue a few weeks ago, I made sure my backpack was fully zipped shut. Inside was a modest stash of pot, bought just an hour or so earlier. A friend knew someone in that world, and after an introduction, then a quiet, discreet meeting, I […]


Save the Date: A Symposium on Race & Racism in Cuba @ the Shabazz Center on Saturday, November 3rd

Save the Date: A Symposium on Race & Racism in Cuba @ the Shabazz Center on Saturday, November 3rd Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...