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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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Frederick Douglass – A February Hero For All Time

By Daniel Rose     Frederick Douglass  (1818-1895)  was born a slave in the Pre-Civil War American south, but he lived to become a world-famous and internationally celebrated hero of the movements for all-inclusive civil rights for deprived minorities and for full political and civil rights for women.     Exposed to the alphabet at the age of 12 …

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The Truly Great

By Daniel Rose   Americans love to celebrate birthdays.  A birthday is a legitimate occasion to acknowledge, to commemorate, to appraise an individual’s full stature, to contemplate the significance one life has had for others. On February 13th each year, we celebrate the birthdate of W.E.B. Du Bois, the greatest black individual America has produced, a …

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