Writ Large
Escribir en grande

Colaborar por la prosa. La Librería Comunitaria Word Up ha lanzado una nueva campaña de financiamiento colectivo para recaudar dinero que ayudará al pequeño negocio a resistir el cierre por la pandemia.
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Play Fair for Parks, Now More Than Ever
Juego justo para los parques, ahora más que nunca

In a concrete jungle full of cramped sidewalks, closed recreational and cultural centers, and limited places to spend time with our families outside our homes, New York City parks have literally become urban oases during this time of social distancing. 
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UC Recap – May 11th – May 16th

May 19th is the 95th anniversary of the birth of the late, great Malcolm X. Malcolm X changed my life. The Autobiography of Malcolm X written with Alex Haley literally put the Black in Led Black. The book which has sold untold millions of copies and influenced everyone from Huey P. Newton to Spike Lee to Public Enemy, among many others, seemed to materialize out of nowhere at a crucial point in my development as a person and as a thinker.

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Learning Curves
Curvas de aprendizaje

California acaba de anunciar que sus universidades públicas darán clases en línea este otoño. Pero los educadores de Nueva York tienen un rayo de esperanza de que los estudiantes regresen en otoño.
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Field of Screens
Campo de pantallas

As the coronavirus pandemic hit, organizations across New York were forced to close suddenly and to devise new methods of operation. Local community boards were no exception.Typically reliant on in-person gatherings, boards have pivoted....
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Piercing and Repurposing
Perforaciones y propósito

La Peste Negra devastó Europa durante la Edad Media. La Iglesia Católica, que fungió como el poder político en Florencia, erigió un altar a San Sebastián. El martirizado soldado romano del siglo III...
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Hamilton film to be released in July 
Hamilton, la película, se estrenará en julio

Move over, Mufasa. There's a new king coming. King George - together with Alexander Hamilton and company - are coming to a screen near you. This July 3rd, just before Independence Day...
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UC Recap – May 4th – May 9th

First and foremost, I miss seeing, kissing and hugging my mom. My mom lives less than a mile away from me, in the same small apartment that I grew up in on Wadsworth Avenue, but because of the whole novel coronavirus thing I have not seen her in over 2 months. We Facetime every day but that is not same thing.

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Long lines and loose ends
Largas filas y espacio vacio

Una mañana de esta semana, mientras caminaba hacia el trabajo en la despensa de alimentos de la Liga Comunitaria de the Heights (CLOTH, por sus siglas en inglés), Yvonne Stennett se sobresaltó. El sitio de la calle 159 oeste había...
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Women on My Mind
Mujeres en mi mente

This Sunday was Mother's Day. At the time of this writing, Coronavirus accounts for 274,651 deaths globally. And this week, my honeybees are buzzing. The unexpected intersections of Mother's Day, COVID-19...
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Relief in Release
Alivio en la liberación

Con vistas al parque Highbridge, el edificio es una estructura modesta, escondida en una intersección tranquila y frondosa en la avenida Edgecombe. Alguna vez sirvió como el Hospital Madre Cabrini Memorial de 100 camas...
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“Everybody wants transparency”
“Todos quieren transparencia”

State Senator Robert Jackson says he was just as shocked as other community members when he learned last week from news reports that nearly 100 residents of Isabella Geriatric Center had died from coronavirus.
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