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A Poet-Educator Expands Summer Reading – and Community

David Ellis is giving summer reading a newdimension–and not just for the students andparents at St. Mark the Evangelist School inHarlem, where he has worked for the last 19 years.Through weekly Instagram interviews, he isintroducing dynamic reading options for kids–andhe is also creating a new kind of communityamong writers, illustrators, and families. As some in …

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I Went For My Citizenship Interview: How the Hell Did I End Up in Removal Proceedings?

So one day, you are looking at your GreenCard and it’s been 15 years since you got it. Myquestion to you is, why haven’t you filed forcitizenship? Funny thing is, you’re askingyourself the same question. Yes, why haven’t I filed for citizenship? It’s at that point that you go to the USCIS website download the …

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A Little Known Law Gave Birth to Google – And Countless Other Inventions

When Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin spoke to my colleagues at Stanford’s technology licensing office in the late 1990s, other search engines already existed. But Page and Brin, who were graduate students at the time, believed the page-rank algorithm they had developed at Stanford was superior, even though no other entrepreneurs saw its …

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The Worst There Is, Except for All Others

Winston Churchill’s famous comment on democracy asa political system applies equally to free enterprisecapitalism as an economic system. No other economicform provides the incentives to economic innovationand creativity, relates the desires of the consumer tothe efforts of the producer, encourages the voluntarysavings and investment necessary for economic growthand so effectively motivates and channels the skills,talents …

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How Three Young Black Venture Capitalists are Bringing Hope to the Community

Brandon Bryant, Venture Partner of Harlem Capital Partners(HCP), is a Cleveland, Ohio native who has a BS in Economics from The Ohio State University. Bryant was featured on the 2019 Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 list, the 2019 Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 list, as well as the 2018 Ebony Power 100 list. In addition …

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THT Battletrak

Dimension U partnered with The Harlem Times to create the tournament Battletrak. The Harlem Times spoke exclusively with Dimension U’s Chief Executive Officer Steven Hoy about the genesis of the company as well as how he partnered with The Harlem Times for Battletrak. We also spoke with two New York City educators about their experience …

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