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Dr. Helene Gayle: How Spelman College’s President Serves as a Leader in the HBCU Community

by Sebastian Castro Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were created after the Civil War to provide a space for African Americans to receive higher education. At that point in time, the majority of institutions were still segregated and denied African Americans the right to attend. Today, there are 101 institutions in the United States […]

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Chasing the Dream: The Fight for Carver

For many Harlem residents, Carver Federal Savings Bank is a pillar of the community, providing basic banking services to communities of color. With over $720 million in deposits, the bank is the largest and oldest bank in the US that caters to Black people and is one of only 2 publicly traded African American banks. Carver’s

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JPMorgan Chase brings Shark Tank’s Daymond John to Harlem to Share Small Business Tips

by Derrel Jazz Johnson JPMorgan Chase hosted a fireside chat for New York City-based entrepreneurs recently at the Chase Harlem Community Center in New York City. Jason Patton, Managing Director, and Head of Community and Business Development, Northeast Division at JPMorgan Chase moderated the informative dialogue that included Queens, New York entrepreneur and television personality

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Black Minds Matter: How One Woman is Leading the Charge for School Change

by Ryan Yablonski Denisha Allen’s journey from a troubled student to a master’s degree graduate and leader in education reform is a model of the American Dream. Born in a poor neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, Denisha’s early experience with public schools was about as bad as it gets. Her life at home was a struggle,

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At The Top of Her Game: Chase Leader Making a Difference in How Communities do Banking

Well-known companies, throughout the United States, often recruit a good portion of workers from top-tier universities. This often leads to an under-representation of people of color in the workplace, as many colleges have a higher proportion of white students compared to minority students. Companies, like JPMorgan Chase, bring their recruitment efforts to not only the

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JPMorgan Chase is Impacting the Harlem Community

by Derrel Jazz Johnson Many people know Chase as a bank, but the company is also very philanthropic. Chase has been serving the New York City community, including the Harlem community, for more than 200 years, and in 2019, invested $9.7 million in nonprofit organizations across all five boroughs focused on driving inclusive growth and

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OUTRAGE, Then Progress?

The tragic, indefensible death in Minneapolis of George Floyd – by uniformed police with a documented record of vicious, anti-black action – has evoked anguished cries for communal action. This national crisis must be acknowledged for what it is – a reflection of the bigotry and bias that contaminate our society. They are charges against

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