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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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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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100 Black Men host Virtual Gala amid COVID-19 Pandemic

by Derrel Jazz Johnson The COVID-19 Pandemic that plagued the globe in 2020 and into 2021 could not stop the One Hundred Black Men of New York (OHBM-NY), a nonprofit organization that provides scholarship, mentoring, and educational support for the African-American community, from holding its 41st Annual Gala in a virtual setting on Thursday, February …

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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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