Politics

Future-Mindedness and Child-Raising Today

By Daniel Rose   “I am 15 and I really want a baby. Should I have a baby?” This question, asked by a schoolgirl recently on Quora, the online crowd-sourced vehicle, provoked an avalanche of replies. The unanimously negative comments thundered, “No, not now!”, citing psychological and economic reasons and the detrimental practical impact on …

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Veteran Law Enforcement Officer Aims to Save Black Lives

By Derrel Jazz Johnson In recent memory, images and stories of unarmed black men getting executed by law enforcement has flooded newspaper headlines and television news shows. Far too many times, these incidents begin with simple traffic stops that quickly escalate, leaving a victim or victims. The Harlem Times spoke exclusively with Eddie Chapman, a highly …

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Women’s History Month – Honoring a Legacy

March 8th, International Women’s Day has its roots in early 1900’s world and American History.  Women’s History Month is a result and has placed well-earned Honors upon the works and memories of very distinguished female leaders.  The legacy began with highlighting early women’s issues like Abolition of Slavery, Suffrage, Fair Labor Policies and eventually progress …

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HARLEM SHOPPERS CALL FOR LABELING OF GMO FOODS

Local Supermarket Customers Will Call on Assemblymember Keith Wright to Support NY GMO Labeling Bill A.617 WHAT:            Supermarket shoppers will call on Harlem Assemblymember Keith Wright to co-sponsor state bill A.617 requiring the labeling of genetically engineered food products. WHO:              Supermarket customers, New York Public Interest Research Group WHEN:            Thursday, April 9, 12PM WHERE:         C-Town …

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2015 Nigerian Elections

On February 14th, the Nigerian National Elections took place. The Presidential election and 18 State Governor elections were contested. To insure that the elections were peaceful, and there was a smooth transition, 11 Presidential Candidates have signed a historic “Abuja Accord”, agreeing to shun words and actions which could lead to violence before, during and …

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The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)

“Leveraging Assets and Driving Development” The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), was formed in 1991, after the consolidation of two major not-for-profit corporations. The first was the Public Development Corporation (PDC), which was established in 1966 to preclude the City’s economic deterioration, by leasing industrial spaces, selling City properties and administering a number …

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Mayor de Blasio and Digital NYC

MAYOR DE BLASIO: “Technology is driving innovation across New York City’s industries – from fashion to finance to manufacturing, making it more necessary than ever for the City’s digital community to have a central platform. Digital.NYC is a ground-breaking resource that will seamlessly connect members of the City’s tech hub to training, jobs, and funding …

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On Being One’s Own Hero: General Powell on STEM Education, Careers in the Military, and America’s Future

Colin Powell rose from humble roots to become a retired four-star general, statesman, and diplomat. He is perhaps best known for serving as the 65th United States Secretary of Service under President George W. Bush, as the first African American to hold that position. Powell also served as National Security Advisor, Commander of the U.S. …

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Immigrant Children: A Special Lens for the Immigration Situation

Immigration is a situation, not a problem. After all, the very nature of immigration means that people’s lives are in a mixed state of present stress and hope for a better future. Questions of identity weave in and out of the topic. Immigrants have to leave the patriotic pride of their former home and their …

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Marijuana: The Political Irony of Illicit Drugs

Marijuana is pervasively known in two strains; Sativa and Indica. Sativa grows tall and slender in hot countries in and around the equator, it’s predominantly over 6ft tall and suited for outdoors. Indica grows short and wide and flourishes in higher altitudes, its shorter growth spans is suited for indoor cultivation. There’s a contrasting experience …

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