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HCCI and Its Revitalization of Harlem

Community investment vastly improves any community, and Harlem is no different. Through the extensive efforts of not-for-profits and firms, Harlem rapidly improved from its lowest point during the 1980s. One such organization helping with this improvement is Harlem Congregations for Community Development (HCCI), a not-for-profit firm, which runs affordable housing for the greater Harlem Community. …

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Three Queens Series: Deryl McKissack Wonder-Child of Design and Construction

In a continuation of our Three Queens Series, we spoke with Deryl McKissack, the president and CEO of McKissack McKissack. Similarly to her sister, Cheryl McKissack, Deryl McKissack spearheads nationally acclaimed construction and architectural projects, such as the George Washington Monument or the George H.W. Bush Library. And, it makes sense that she has become …

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Spotlight on JPMorgan Chase’s Near Evangelical Fervor to Bridge Harlem’s – and America’s – Economic Divide

Banks are never too inviting, however, these seats were quite pleasant. On the upper left side of the branch, paintings of Chase’s employees and members of the community were lined up on the wall. Each one had a distinct color and tone. On the opposite side, there is a large workspace with neat desks and …

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Elevating Black Entrepreneurs in Harlem

Lavonda Davis is a Business Relationship Manager with Chase for Business Banking. With over 26 years of experience at Chase and in financial services, Lavonda has a long standing commitment to working closely with business owners by understanding how their business operate, providing them with the best solutions and adding value.  Lavonda lives in Harlem, …

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Expanding your business with freight-calculator.com

Shipping abroad and importing goods for a typical American is an arduous and complicated process. One has to call shipping companies and ask for rates, and oftentimes getting on the line is difficult. As well, many companies do not allow for the transport of common goods or even allow typical citizens to ship their goods. …

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Take Control of Your Financial Future

A year into the pandemic, many people have experienced changes in how they manage their money.  With different spending needs and, in some cases changes in income, balancing budgets, saving, and monitoring credit have become top of mind, as underscored by our recent Digital Banking Attitudes study. “No matter where you are financially, budgeting and …

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The Shocking Reality of Low Banking Rates in the African American Community

Generational wealth can only occur if previous generations were able to effectively save and develop equity. Most of this saving typically occurs through bank accounts and equity development occurs through mortgages and other types of loans. Now, since this is the case, one would hope that Americans would rush to the banking industry to try …

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OUR PATH FORWARD TO ADVANCE RACIAL EQUITY

By Brian Lamb Brian Lamb is Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2020 was one of the most tumultuous chapters in recent history for Black Americans. We saw numerous reminders that systemic racism brings devastating consequences for individuals, families and communities. The COVID-19 pandemic is tearing through Black communities across …

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WisEngineering President Cheryl Hall

Women’s History Month Interview by Derrel Jazz Johnson In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Harlem Times spoke exclusively to Cheryl Hall, President of WisEngineering, LLC about when she discovered she wanted to be an entrepreneur, her work in the community, and what advice she would give to younger versions of herself. “From a young …

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