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Building a More Inclusive Economy: Q&A with JPMorgan Chase’s Thelma Ferguson

Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. All communities should have the resources they need to strengthen their economic futures. This Black History Month, JPMorgan Chase is affirming their commitment to breaking down barriers — including the racial wealth gap — and promoting opportunity for all.  In recognition of Black History Month, we connected with Thelma […]

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Trader Jack’s Guide to the Upcoming Bitcoin Halving Event

We are only two months away from the next Bitcoin halving, an event which happens every four years. It is called the halving as it causes the rate at which Bitcoins are generated to be cut in half. Now understand that miners are rewarded in the form of Bitcoin by generating a cryptographic solution that

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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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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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Ghana’s W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Awarded Millions by Mellon Foundation

The Mellon Foundation (Mellon) of New York announced the award of a $5 million grant to W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation that will support the restoration of the final home and resting place of Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois in Accra, Ghana, and the preservation of his library. The grant provides leadership funds for

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Anunoby, Knicks on a Roll Since Blockbuster Trade

By Tate Hutchinson On the afternoon of Saturday, December 30, 2023, it was announced that the Knicks made a big swing, cashing in many assets to acquire who they hope is the missing piece for their team: then-Raptors wing OG Anunoby. The 26-year-old forward was acquired along with big man Precious Achiuwa, in exchange for

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Harlem Renaissance Exhibit Opening at the Met

by Sebastian Castro The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be presenting a new exhibit in February titled “The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism.” The exhibit will showcase around 160 works of art, including paintings, sculpture, photography and film from prominent African American artists. This exhibit has been a long-time goal of Met Curator Denise Murrell,

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Black Wall Street in the Digital Age: New Platform Seeks to Ignite Economic Development

Our Money United Will Unveil Revolutionary Technology to Reshape Consumer Spending and Foster Economic Equality Atlanta, GA – January 23, 2024 – On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, Our Money United will unveil the Black Wall Street Spending Ticker, a pioneering technology driving a consumer spending transformation with corporate accountability. The highly anticipated reveal of the Conscious

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Join the Fight Against Displacement: Community Event Discusses Columbia University’s Tax-Exempt Property Hoarding

NEW YORK, NY – The Interfaith Housing Commission for Housing Equality, a coalition of faith leaders dedicated to combating housing inequality in Harlem, is calling on community members and leaders to attend a community meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 25th, 2024. The event will occur at Mt Olivet Baptist Church, 201 Malcolm X

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Commemorating MLK at the Apollo Theater

by Sebastian Castro Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater is partnering with WNYC to host their 18th annual celebration commemorating the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 14. This year’s event, titled “An Inconvenient King”, aims to subvert typical discourse of King’s work. Brenda Williams-Butts, Chief Diversity Officer of WNYC, co-founded

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