Opinion

Op-Ed: The Concept of “Timshel” in Turkish Politics

Emine Ece Orkun, American Uni. LLM  “The word timshel—‘Thou mayest’— that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if ‘Thou mayest’—it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.” says John Steinbeck in his book […]

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Top Ten Reasons why you Should Attend an HBCU

AKA. America’s Hidden “Ivies” By The Harlem Times Staff Historically Black Colleges or University (HBCU) can be a uniquely empowering experience for students, offering a range of benefits that extend beyond education. Here are the top ten reasons why your child should consider attending an HBCU: 1. Culturally Affirming Environment: HBCUs provide a nurturing environment

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Is it Time to Consider Bitcoin as a Savings Option?

by THT Staff In today’s digital age, there are more options than ever before when it comes to saving and investing money. Traditional savings accounts and investment portfolios have long been the go-to choices for individuals looking to grow their wealth over time. However, with the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, many people are starting

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Op-Ed: Local Elections in Türkiye

Fair, transparent, and regular elections are the most fundamental components of modern democracies. In democratic systems, it is fundamental that the authority and power of those in power be derived from the electorate or the governed. These powers are renewed through regular elections. Through elections, the governed vote on the governors’ policies and performance, evaluating

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Heroes and Heroines for Today – Where Are You?

By Daniel Rose Celebrities abound today, with their huge audiences, great wealth and attention-attracting stunts that exhilarate their devoted fans. Everyone knows, for example, of the Kardashians, of Kanye West, and of so many others of their ilk. Role models for our children, however, are in short supply today. We have largely forgotten the historical

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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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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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Social Security – Nightmares vs. Daydreams

 by Daniel Rose The federal programs collectively known as Social Security represent one of our government’s largest expenditures (some 5% of our GDP) and constitute the major source of income for nearly 70 million Americans.  Retirement payments, family death benefits and insurance protection against severe disability that are provided by Social Security are a crucially

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