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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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BlaQue Resource Network is helping Queens residents during the COVID-Pandemic

COVID-19 is a deadly virus that has swept through the nation. The hardest hit city in the country is New York, specifically areas such as South East Queens. We have seen firsthand the negative impact thatthe virus has had on these areas. However, let’s talk about the positive impact we have seen for the local …

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Hospital workers discuss fighting COVID-19 on the front lines

The battle against COVID-19 has been compared to war, and with casualties from the deadly virus increasing, we are relying on those fighting it on the front lines more than ever. The Harlem Times spoke exclusively with healthcare workers about what could be the battle of a lifetime. Dr. Ed Lathan, an emergency medicine physician …

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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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