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Recovery and Rebuilding: One Year After Türkiye’s Disaster of the Century

by JK Simpson In the early morning hours of February 6, 2023, one of the most devastating natural disasters in history hit southern Türkiye. A rare “strike-slip” earthquake just nine miles below the surface broke a fault line over 200 miles long and shifted the earth as much as 30 feet in 11 provinces and […]

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Commander Carlton Philpot: Honoring Lesser Known Military Heroes

by Ryan Yablonski Commander Carlton G. Philpot, US Navy (Ret.) has become one of today’s leading historians of Black American military history. He has spent many years advocating in the White House and Pentagon for formal recognition of Black military heroes via medals of distinction and the creation of massive monuments and exhibitions across the

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On the Life of Henry Kissinger – R.I.P.

by Daniel Rose With the passing of Henry Kissinger, the United States has lost the important voice of our controversial but unequivocal spokesman for hard-nosed, pragmatic, self-interested international relations that served our national purposes. Known as ‘Realpolitik’ by political scientists, the Kissinger approach focuses on what is realistically achievable and feasible, rather than on the

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Embracing Community Spirit: Second Annual East Harlem for the Holiday Campaign Kicks Off, Inspiring Local Shopping, Dining, and Delivering an Economic Boost to the Local Economy

East Harlem, NY – It is with great pleasure that we announce the commencement of our second annual East Harlem for the Holiday campaign. This initiative is a collaborative effort among East Harlem Stakeholders (Union Settlement, Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala, Uptown Grand Central, El Museo Del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, El Barrio

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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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Celebrating Greatness – Past, Present and Future

The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois By Daniel Rose Commentators have long noted the crucial function of heroes, role models and mentors in advancing the goals of society. When the great W.E.B. Du Bois proclaimed “The Negro race, like all other races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men”, he was urging the

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A Memphis Tragedy, With Lessons For Us All

by Daniel Rose The horrendous video scenes of the brutal assaults suffered by Tyre Nichols – recorded by the body cameras of his assailants – may appall and even traumatize viewers.  Harrowing as they are, they must be seen by those who constructively ponder American criminal justice enforcement today and who advocate pragmatically effective, real-world

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion ban

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON – Texas’ new abortion ban, the strictest in the nation, stood on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block it, dealing a major blow to abortion rights by leaving in place the state law, which prohibits the vast majority of abortions. The decision is a major

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Ida carves path of destruction across Louisiana, leaves low-lying towns stranded

By Devika Krishna Kumar and Brendan O’Brien Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, knocked out power to over 1 million homes in Louisiana on Monday and prompted rescue operations in flooded communities around New Orleans as the weakening storm churned northward. Ida made landfall on Sunday as

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Eric Adams — New Challenges, New Responses

By Daniel Rose New York’s presumptive incoming mayor, Eric Adams, will confront daunting conditions more alarming than those imaginable only a short time ago. A man of beliefs and convictions but open to discussion and – where indicated – prudent compromise, Eric Adams may be able to provide the effective leadership New York desperately needs.

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