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A New Breed Of Upscale Salons Are Transforming The Images Of Harlem

Harlem has always been a place that is rich in culture and in more recent years hallmarked by cultural diversity. As the landscape of Harlem has changed, so has the brand of beauty services being offered in this historic region. The presence of mom-and-pop beauty shops is still very prevalent, but there’s a new breed …

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Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters

The number of applications a college can receive for a job opening is staggering. At the college where I’m Associate Director of Human Resources, we receive anywhere from 175 and 250. If a job-seeker wants to stand out in this sea of applications, it is essential that the submission is visually appealing, smartly written, grammatically …

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During the Golden Years of the Three NY Teams, there was also the NEW YORK CUBANS

With the baseball season fast approaching, it’s time to turn our attention to the New York teams that have brought us glory throughout history. From 1947 to 1957, the three teams that represented New York City were the Yankees, Giants, and Brooklyn Dodgers. Some of the greatest players came out of this decade. In the …

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Preparing for College Financially and Academically

As millions of high school seniors (and their families) across New York City and the country anxiously await their college acceptance letters, a related issue is causing an equal amount of anxiety: how to pay for college. Financial aid is designed to help those who need it most – particularly low-income and underserved families – …

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Students defend failing Bread and Roses High School but blame their classmates for phaseout; ‘The teachers do everything they can,’ said one, ‘but if we don’t care this is what happens.’

Bread and Roses was one of three uptown public schools slated for phaseout by the Panel for Educational Policy this week, along with the Choir Academy of Harlem and J.H.S. 013 Jackie Robinson. MS 45/STARS Prep Academy, a Grade 6 to 8 school in East Harlem, will close at the end of the school year. …

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Langston Hughes’ Collection of Harlem Rent Party Advertisements

These cards, collected by Langston Hughes and held with his papers in Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, advertised “rent parties” to be held in Harlem in the 1940s and 1950s. Hosts of these gatherings opened up their apartments for a night, charging a fee to guests in return for live music, dancing, and socializing. …

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UFC’s fight to legalize MMA in New York

Lorenzo Fertitta sat in the front row at a mixed martial arts fight in New York. The problem for Fertitta, chairman and chief executive of Ultimate Fighting Championship, was that front row’s location — the Capitol building in Albany, high above the action on the floor of the state Senate instead of in Madison Square Garden. Fertitta and a number of other UFC officials, fighters …

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