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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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NYU’s Anita Farrington Spearheads Major Diversity Summit

On December, 2nd, and 3rd, New York University Tandon School of Engineering hosted their 6th annual Diversity in STEM Summit. Anita Farrington, former Dean of Student Affairs, founded the Summit 3 years after launching the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Women in STEM Summit. As Dean Farrington told me, the huge success of the Women …

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Chase Bank and Reaching Back to the Community

On September 24th, 2019, Chase Bank opened its first community branch, that specifically interacts with the local community, in Harlem. Over the past year, it has played an important part in the Harlem Community giving loans to small businesses and people alike. The head of the community branch, Nichol King, has been a stalwart member …

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Black Woman Launches Technology Start-up to Assist the Black Community

by Derrel Jazz Johnson The technology industry is known for its paucity of diversity.  In an industry dominated by White men, the number of women in technology is embarrassing, and the number of small business owners led by Black women is even lower. According to a study from the Kapor Center, Pivotal Ventures and Arizona …

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Harlem Black Entrepreneurs – LoLo’s Seafood Shack

On Saturday, October 24th, Chase Bank is hosting Black Entrepreneurs Day, a celebration of black business and entrepreneurship. The event will be hosted by Shark Tank’s Daymond John. During the event, Daymond John will lead discussions with Brian Lamb, JPMC’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion, and black entrepreneurs from the worlds of business, sports, and …

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