Harlem/Metro

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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Ray McGuire – A Leader for Challenging Times

The heart-breaking problems confronting New York today seem almost to defy solution.  At a moment when profound economic and social hardships face us, and the Covid pandemic has dealt us a devastating blow, few of the two dozen or so contenders to replace Bill DeBlasio have remotely demonstrated the knowledge, experience and managerial skills demanded. …

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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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Black Doctor 247 App launched by Black Physicians

By Derrel Jazz Johnson Imagine going to the doctor or taking an elderly family member to the hospital and the doctor doesn’t want to touch you because of your race? The doctor doesn’t know your name? We know racism is everywhere, including in healthcare, but racism is impacting what level of care the Black community …

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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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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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The Historic Rise of Three Black NYC Mayoral Candidates

As the 2021 New York City Mayoral election starts to hit its stride, many potential candidates have thrown their gauntlets into the ring. And, in an unprecedented fashion, multiple African American candidates have started campaigns for the Mayoral office. These candidates are not run of the mill either, and all have qualifications that imply change …

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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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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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