Posts Tagged ‘Raquel Cepeda’

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. […]


Washington Heights: The Other Uptown

Washington Heights: The Other Uptown

By Erin Hudson, Kirsten Watson and Mirella Brussani This is the story of the community’s development, told through longtime residents, historians, journalists and activists who are trying to document their neighborhood as it is today, before unwanted change arrives. “This isn’t the West Side story,” said Raquel Cepeda, an award winning author, filmmaker and podcaster […]


Uptown Video: Mothers & Daughters – Raquel Cepeda & Djali Brown-Cepeda

Uptown Video: Mothers & Daughters - Raquel Cepeda & Djali Brown-Cepeda

In this awesome video from Allure and StyleLikeU, mother-daughter duo Raquel Cepeda and Djali Brown-Cepeda talk about combating identity stereotypes, embracing their natural hair, and advocating the importance of being comfortable in one’s own skin.


Cross Broadway and Think Big

Cross Broadway and Think Big

BY Robert W. Snyder (@robertwsnyder) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) “Broadway Blues” was indeed a “A Frank Discussion of Race, Class and Gentrification in Washington Heights and Inwood,” but as an honored panelist I came away from our deliberations dismayed by the rancor that has erupted uptown and convinced that current proposals to curb rising rents […]


High-Rise Anxiety in New York | NY Times

High-Rise Anxiety in New York | NY Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Mayor Bill de Blasio is racing to save New York as a reasonably affordable city to live in. It’s a hard enough job as it is, made harder by two significant obstacles — two unpredictable, hard-to-manage phenomena. Call one of them anxiety, and the other Andrew. “Anxiety” may be too mild […]


Uptown Gentrification Panel to Feature Adriano Espaillat and Others | DNAinfo

Uptown Gentrification Panel to Feature Adriano Espaillat and Others | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — An upcoming panel discussion on race, class and gentrification is aiming to help prevent Northern Manhattan from becoming yet “another shiny but soulless community.” The “Broadway Blues” panel, which is taking place on Monday in the Washington Heights Academy at 202 Sherman Ave., will feature award-winning author, Raquel Cepeda, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat […]


08/29/16: Broadway Blues – A Frank Discussion About Race, Class & Gentrification In Washington Heights & Inwood

08/29/16: Broadway Blues – A Frank Discussion About Race, Class & Gentrification In Washington Heights & Inwood

The Uptown Collective Presents Broadway Blues – A Frank Discussion About Race, Class & Gentrification In Washington Heights & Inwood Monday, August 29th @ 6:30 PM Washington Heights Academy – 202 Sherman Ave Ft. State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Historian Robert W. Snyder & Writer Raquel Cepeda Moderated by Led Black The event is free but […]


Interview: Raquel Cepeda On Identity, Race & Hip-Hop | Vibe

Interview: Raquel Cepeda On Identity, Race & Hip-Hop | Vibe

BY Richy Rosario Raquel Cepeda is a fighter. The renowned writer, journalist and filmmaker is clad in light blue patterned tights and a gray crop top, with her hair pulled back in a ponytail— she is furiously jabbing a black Everlast bag. On this chilly Friday afternoon, we’re at Mendez Boxing where Cepeda spends a good amount […]


Uptown Tonight: Face Out – Bird of Paradise by Raquel Cepeda @ Word Up Books

Uptown Tonight: Face Out - Bird of Paradise by Raquel Cepeda @ Word Up Books

Bird of Paradise by Raquel Cepeda Thursday, March 20 @ 7 PM Word Up – 2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St. Born in Harlem and raised (mostly) in Inwood to Dominican parents, award-winning journalist, cultural activist, and documentary filmmaker Raquel Cepeda is the author of Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina. Equal parts memoir […]


3/16/14: Word Up Books CSB Book Harvest!

3/16/14: Word Up Books CSB Book Harvest!

This Sunday, March 16th, 3–6 PM, join current CSB members at Word Up Community Bookshop for an exclusive first pick at a huge selection of used books during this very special event. Entertainment and light refreshments—courtesy of Mambi Restaurant and Santos Catering—will be provided. The Word Up CSB (Community Supported Bookshop) is a bookshop member […]


3/8/14: Word Up Books Presents A Place At The Table

3/8/14: Word Up Books Presents A Place At The Table

Saturday, March 8th 6:00 PM Word Up Community Bookshop 2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St. Admission: $5 (reduced to $3 if you sign up for a Continuing CSB Membership) City Harvest’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, Word Up Community Bookshop, and Partnership for a Healthier NYC present A PLACE AT THE TABLE 50 Million Americans—1 in 4 […]


2/22/14: Word Up Books Presents Bling: A Planet Rock

2/22/14: Word Up Books Presents Bling: A Planet Rock

Saturday, February 22nd 6:30pm Word Up Community Bookshop 2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St. Bling: A Planet Rock—directed and co-produced by Inwood/Washington Heights native, author, and documentary filmmaker Raquel Cepeda—is a critically acclaimed feature documentary about the intersection of hip-hop, diamonds, and the decade-long conflict in Sierra Leone. The film features Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Paul Wall, […]


Uptown Tonight: Raquel Cepeda @ The Shabazz Center

Uptown Tonight: Raquel Cepeda @ The Shabazz Center

Related: Uptown Gem – The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center I Am A Dominican York Dominicanese 101: A Primer Led Black: Un Pie Aqui y Uno Alla | Huffington Post The 2012 Uptown Arts Stroll Closing Reception @ Arka Lounge The 2012 Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off – The Recap We invite you to […]

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