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UC Recap – November 21st – November 26th

November 21st – November 26th

I lovingly call my wife Eileen Z. Fuentes Doprah aka Dominican Oprah because she has dedicated her life to helping other women who have been diagnosed with cancer. While she thoroughly enjoys her work as a clinical navigator right here in Columbia University Medical Center, it is heavy work. There are many ups but far too many downs. Recently, one of her young patients was re-diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and told that there was nothing else that could be done to treat her illness. Instead of surrendering to despair my wife advised her to look into an integrative oncologist who has a reputation for helping those that other doctors have written off. While this is great news, the treatment is expensive and not covered by insurance. This is where you come in. Please go to our site to see how you can help. Thanks!

The year is 2022. Donald Trump has retired and Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer has become President. America has succumbed to tyranny. The Wall was written by local novelist, A.J. Sidransky, before the election and envisions the perils that may await us if we are not vigilant.

The New Yorker recently asked 16 esteemed writers to opine on the meaning of Trump’s election. We reposted the poignant piece by Dominican icon Junot Díaz.

Yara Simón of Remezcla penned a great piece on Trump’s Attorney General pick, Jeff Sessions, who has an apparent disdain for Dominicans. This is what he had to say in 2006, “Fundamentally, almost no one coming from the Dominican Republic to the United States is coming here because they have a provable skill that would benefit us and that would indicate their likely success in our society.”

If you are anything like me, you are still feeling down from the election of American Hitler. Then you need to see the uplifting short film about Ingrid Silva’s journey from Brazil to Harlem and becoming one of the most talked about emerging ballerinas.

Abigail Savitch-Lew of City Limits reported on the dueling protests that broke out at a recent rezoning meeting in East Harlem. The Pumpkin House is my dream property. You can learn everything you ever wanted to know about the one-of-a-kind edifice from the current owner on December 11th. Hit us up for the details.

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Led Black


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.

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