Opinion

Historic Overtown—It’s So Miami

  In Miami’s Historic Overtown, Every Month Is Black History Month. Miami is known to millions for its sun, surf and sizzling nightlife. But it’s also got soul. At every turn in Historic Overtown, there’s a piece of the past waiting to be explored. One of Miami’s earliest black communities, Historic Overtown is known for …

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SUSAN TAYLOR: A NEW WAY FORWARD

Continuing to stay “In The Spirit” and still shaping new worlds for many, the elegant Susan Taylor takes time to sit with the Harlem times.  Highly recognized across the world stage for her inspirational monthly editorials for over 30 years, Ms. Taylor, the High-priestess in Black media was a dominating force.  Indeed, she still reigns …

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Enter the STEM Generation; Rebooting Black American Culture for the 21st Centur

This is not a criticism, it is an observation.  Black folks toward the end of the 20th century, the post-WWII Baby Boomers who came of age in the Civil Rights era (and I’m one of them), had an extraordinary capacity to rise above any challenge. We also had a brilliant and fearless cadre of local …

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An Interview with Anita Farrington Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Harlem Times had the pleasure to sit down with Ms. Anita Farrington, and what follows are some of the gems she shared with us. How long have you held the position of Associate Dean of Student Affairs?  I have been in this position for about four years, but my career in student affairs, and higher …

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Public Safety, Public Justice

The term “crisis” is represented in written Chinese by the characters for “danger” and “opportunity.”  This accurately describes the state of tension between America’s racial and ethnic minorities and the police and between our criminal justice system and a growing portion of the American public.  The “danger” from destructive action stimulated by irresponsible demagogues is …

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WHOSE YOUR LANDLORD?

“The Mastermind of Ingenuity” Ofo Ezeugwu, is the mastermind behind WhoseYourLandlord.com (WYL), a website that enables college students to rate their housing experiences; including residence halls, landlords or housing complexes. Imagine rating and sharing it amongst college-peers to determine the livability of a property or environment, a platform that places the power of ownership in the hands …

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St John’s And Seton Hall Looking to Become Best of the Big East

For the past several seasons, both the St John’s Red Storm and Seton Hall Pirates men’s basketball teams have failed to become a powerhouse in the Big East, or to make it to the big dance in March. Last season, St John’s had a 20-13 record and lost their first game in the NIT Tournament. …

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Changes Loom Ahead For Giants and Jets

2014 has been a huge disappointment for the Giants and Jets. Coming into the season, there were reasons to be optimistic that they would be in contention for the playoffs. Instead, both teams were eliminated from any serious playoff contention by Thanksgiving, and now both teams may look completely different next season. For the Jets, …

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Vast Industry Opportunities STEM from Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were initially developed in the 1800s as land-grant colleges to afford underrepresented African Americans their rights to inexpensive, yet high-quality, education, in the face of a prejudicial old guard that has dominated the American high education system. Since then, HBCUs transformed into a crucial incubation chamber for STEM professionals …

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Hank Williams and the Quest to Diversify Silicon Alley

Hank Williams is a low-key guy. By his quiet yet thoughtful demeanor you would never know he has had an intangible impact on the New York City tech industry long before the term “Silicon Alley” came into fashion, is a champion of the diversity in STEM movement, and helped inspire the creation of digital.nyc. The …

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