Politics

Mayor Bill De Blasio shuns those who want to rename Harlem SOHA

  By: Derrel Jazz Johnson Harlem-based politicians, restaurateurs, publishers, and socialites flocked to the home of the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray for a reception entitled “Harlem: Home of Immigrants: Honoring New York’s International Diversity” at Gracie Mansion last week. A beautiful summer day and an indoor/outdoor venue …

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Pass the Dream Act and Immigrants Will Pass Their Classes

By Alejandra Castillo, Jessica Haughton, Camilla Santos, and Randy Fulton       Over 100,000 immigrants in New York are eligible for the DREAM Act, but new database tracking may interfere. These databases hold personal information affecting young immigrants, also known as DREAMers, access to opportunities in the U.S. including loans and education. Education is a …

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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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