UC Recap – September 5th – September 10th

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September 5th – September 10th

I know our motto is “Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way,” but I absolutely abhor Donald Trump. The fact that a xenophobic and megalomaniacal ignoramus like Donald Trump has gone this far in the presidential process speaks volumes about how far we still have to go in this country. If we do not go out to the polls in droves this November then we might be seeing the onset of outright tyranny in America. The situation is that dire. Uptown novelist and UC Contributor A.J. Sidransky imagines a future America that has taken the road of despotism, and it ain’t pretty, folks. Please check out the must-read piece entitled The Wall on our site, share with abandon and make sure you go out and vote this coming November. Apathy is not an option.

William Neuman of the NY Times wrote an interesting article on State Senator Adriano Espaillat and his growing influence after the historic primary victory. State Senator Adriano Espaillat is expected to become the first Dominican-American in Congress this November. His ascendance is indicative of the growing strength of Dominican-Americans in American politics.

Hannah Furfaro of WSJ wrote one of the best pieces I have read on my absolute favorite property Uptown, The Pumpkin House. I honestly believe that I will one day be the owner of that magnificent edifice. It is a belief not based on circumstances –  I will readily admit this – but a guy can dream, right?

When Ligaya Mishan writes, foodies take note. Ligaya came Uptown once again to hit up Tsion Cafe in Harlem for a little taste of Ethiopia by way of Israel. In an 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.

You guys remember the despicable Harlem hate preacher that hates everybody but was a Trump fan for a spell? Well, it turns out that he isn’t losing his church to foreclosure any time soon. Too bad! Pastor James D. Manning and his congregation will be celebrating their victory with an old-fashioned rainbow flag-burning in the church courtyard. How quaint…

 

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Led Black

Editor-in-Chief

The Uptown Collective

 

The UC’s mission is to become “the” definitive, transformative and community-based force impacting the arts, culture, business and New York City’s overall perception of Upper Manhattan. Its objective is to reset, reboot and positively redefine Uptown’s artistic, political, cultural and business spheres via the online space as well the collective’s initiatives and functions.