Harlem Times Staff

Compared to What?

Artist, Philip Smallwood, defines the state of art, race, and progress. by Marlie Messena Ask the average American about their favorite artist and you may get a bashful look and an embarrassed mumble. What about a household name in the art world? Likely Picasso, possibly Monet or Michelangelo. The more cosmopolitan may be enthused to …

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Culture Shifting

By Cecelia Waterman-Santiago Culture Shifting Foundation is a new nonprofit (501c3) organization whose mission is to narrow inequality gaps under three pillars: Healthcare, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital. Culture Shifting Foundation is an offshoot of Culture Shift Labs (CSL), a professional service firm which has pioneered new ways of accelerating access and opportunity for Black businesspeople, …

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JPMorgan Chase makes massive commitment to youth

by Monica Nation With offices and workplaces closed during the pandemic, many young people looking for work experience to boost their resumes were shut out. But that didn’t mean opportunity didn’t exist. Who else could better weather this storm than the Gen Z or Zoomer generation? Despite many young people defining their generation with the …

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The Betsy’s 10th Annual Overture to Overtown Celebrates April 2022 Jazz Appreciation Month

From April 1 – May 1, 2022 40+ Live Performances, Curated Community Conversations & Exhibitions FREE ADMISSION (Miami Beach, Florida) The Betsy (thebetsyhotel.com), a luxury family-owned and operated hotel on Miami Beach known internationally as a hub for arts, culture, and community, announces its 10th Annual Overture to Overtown (OTO) Jazz Festival, in celebration of …

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Eye on Putin

As of this writing, diplomatic negotiations to resolve the savage Russian/Ukrainian invasion are on hold, and the world anxiously awaits signs that some compromise agreement can be reached that allows Putin a face-saving resolution permitting Russia’s self-absorbed dictator to cease his barbaric bombardment of Ukrainian civilians with the boast that his goals have been reached. …

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