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Different Strokes for Different Folks: Too Young to Have a Stroke? Think Again!

Each year, about 795,000 Americans have a stroke. Stroke is the leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States.  Most people think of a stroke as something that happens to old people. While stroke risk does indeed go up as people get older, stroke risk has increased in …

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HARLEMUSIC: Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Dr. Donald Byrd

Ahoy Mates! This is the Captain speaking! Two great nights…two great tributes…one great musician! Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Donald Byrd, the premier hard bop & R&B trumpeter and Doctor of Music. Dr. Byrd was born Dec. 9, 1932. He passed on Feb. 4, 2013 at the age of 80. He earned five music …

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Lady of Song: Ms. Cynthia Holiday

The delightful and talented Ms. Cynthia Holiday, a mainstay of the Harlem jazz and blues community has, despite her busy performance schedule, graciously agreed to speak with The Harlem Times. She is currently preparing to depart for her second tour of Russia. The Harlem Times attended Ms. Holiday’s recent “Holiday Sings Holiday” Women’s History Month …

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COOL Kids in Harlem Creating Community Volunteerism to Social Entrepreneurs

Today’s youth are faced with many options which often times steer them from positive choices in life. As a result, these decisions can often end up haunting them and damaging their prospects. With the economy remaining at an unstable mark, programs have been consistently cut back that would normally create activities to help our youth …

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Simple Saving Solutions For Summer Travel

As summer finally arrives, you probably have already begun thinking about plans for summer vacation, either for yourself (personal retreat), or with the family.  I’m sure many of you are wondering “Where can I go without breaking the bank ?”   A few years back, the term vacationers heard was “take a staycation.”  A “staycation” meant …

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