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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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STUDENTS WIN LAPTOPS: THT Battletrak Tournament

Through the month of November, THT BattleTrak held its fall Esports tournament. Students, between the 6th grade and 8th grade, in participating schools played a STEM videogame geared at improving mathematical and problem solving skills. Out of the many participants, the students who scored the highest points and won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place were …

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An Open Letter to New York City and State Leaders

Wanted: A Legal Protection for a Commendable Model _______________________________________ On May 22, 2019 Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order 47, one of the most consequential measures supporting the city’s community media industry, directing all city agencies to spend at least 50 percent of their annual print and digital advertising budgets on community media publications. …

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Tips for New Graduates

As graduates face this new chapter in their lives, they will be presented with different financial learning and obstacles including earning a salary for the first time, starting their own business or anything in-between that brings them face-to-face with finances. To make the adjustment to adulthood a little easier, please find five helpful post-grad finance …

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Breaking Rocks: Memorials and the AfroAtlantic People

Propelled by Legba the African divinity deemed the Guardian of the Road and Gatekeeper, both as a human rights activist and a Vodou priest, I spent over 10 years following the footsteps of the apparitions of our people along on the Atlantic perimeter.  Those in the Ancestral Realm on their paths of grief, triumph, struggle …

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Educators Share Tips for Home School Success

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust parents and guardians into the position of having to oversee the studies of their children from home, often while working themselves and taking care of the needs of the house. As you might imagine, not everyone was ready for this enormous undertaking, but don’t fret! The Harlem Times spoke to …

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