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The Betsy’s 10th Annual Overture to Overtown Celebrates April 2022 Jazz Appreciation Month

From April 1 – May 1, 2022 40+ Live Performances, Curated Community Conversations & Exhibitions FREE ADMISSION (Miami Beach, Florida) The Betsy (thebetsyhotel.com), a luxury family-owned and operated hotel on Miami Beach known internationally as a hub for arts, culture, and community, announces its 10th Annual Overture to Overtown (OTO) Jazz Festival, in celebration of …

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Eye on Putin

As of this writing, diplomatic negotiations to resolve the savage Russian/Ukrainian invasion are on hold, and the world anxiously awaits signs that some compromise agreement can be reached that allows Putin a face-saving resolution permitting Russia’s self-absorbed dictator to cease his barbaric bombardment of Ukrainian civilians with the boast that his goals have been reached. …

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Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver: Climbing the Ladder Of Success While Carrying Others Part 2

In a continuation of our discussion with Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, we discussed with her the impact of HBCUs on herself, future students and the African-American community. How did going to an HBCU affect your career and how did it made you a better person and leader? I can say, unequivocally, no disrespect to my …

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Artist Spotlight: Philip Smallwood 

Painter ( b. 1957 ) Contemporary Realism Painter P. (Philip) Smallwood is known for his signature watercolor paintings Lifescapes, a powerful form of portraiture and visual narrative. In these works, Smallwood portrays the subject within his or her natural environment, carefully manipulated to evoke an emotional connection with the viewer. Through composition, line, form, and …

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From Harlem to Greater NYC: Chase Spreads Financial Health

When Chase’s leaders first began reimagining how the bank could better meet the needs of all customers, particularly Black, Hispanic and Latino ones, Harlem was a natural fit to launch the firm’s first-ever Community Center branch. In 2019 when Chase re-opened the doors of its largest branch in Harlem on W. 125th, the space reflected …

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