Opinion

Recognizing the Beast: France’s Sustained Black Codes

Op-Ed by Dr. Dòwòti Désir Recognizing the Beast: France’s Sustained Black Codes By Dr. Dòwòti Désir As the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024, whose theme: Recognition, Justice and Development, approaches its end, will it be marred by war and acrimony by the global African community on both sides of the […]

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Advantages to Homeownership: Why You Should Prepare to Buy

by Rev. Dr. Charles Butler By now I hope you have heard and have marked your calendars to attend Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) Harlem Home Expo. This event will be held on Saturday, October 7th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Riverside Church located at 91 Claremont Street, New York, NY

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Affirmative Action Today

By Daniel Rose     The U.S. Supreme Court decision announced on June 29, 2023 – declaring academic determinations based on skin color to be unconstitutional – ended a half-century of ‘affirmative action’ that has had profound impacts on American life.  The current all-time lowest public approval rating of the Supreme Court is an accompanying phenomenon.     The

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A Memphis Tragedy, With Lessons For Us All

by Daniel Rose The horrendous video scenes of the brutal assaults suffered by Tyre Nichols – recorded by the body cameras of his assailants – may appall and even traumatize viewers.  Harrowing as they are, they must be seen by those who constructively ponder American criminal justice enforcement today and who advocate pragmatically effective, real-world

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Congress has one Last Chance to get Historically Black Colleges and Universities & Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Funding Right

by Darold Hamlin The U.S. Senate is scheduled to start reviewing a record $850 billion defense bill during the month of September. The legislation funds troop compensation and authorizes the military to purchase the latest weaponry for any potential 21st century conflict.   This bill is woefully deficient in preparing our soldiers for the high-tech wars

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Cities and climate change: why low-rise buildings are the future – not skyscrapers

More than half of the world’s 7.8 billion people live in cities and urban areas. By 2050, an additional 2.5 billion will be living there. As that figure continues to climb and ever more people flock to metropolitan areas in the hope of a better life, the big question is: how do we fit everyone

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Op-ed: Six Speeches that Made the 2020 DNC

by THT Staff Joe Biden To some people Joe Biden represents an extension of the Obama administration and to others he represents a potential American president we are all too familiar with.  Americans want change, real change.  No longer can politicians skirt around their words, but lack action that follows. The American people not only

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OpEd: Amazon, Gentrification and Silicon Valley East

By Daniel Rose   “Gentrification” is the term widely applied to an influx of affluent young professionals displacing long-term lower-income residents and businesses in a revitalizing, dynamic urban setting. Every European capital—and American cities like San Francisco, Atlanta, Baltimore, Seattle and Washington, D.C.—has witnessed tensions when newcomers cause property values to rise and rents increase,

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Remembrances: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & the March on Washington

By Daniel Rose In the Spring of 1963, our friend Bayard Rustin asked my wife and me to join him for dinner with Martin Luther King Jr, whose formidable “Letter From Birmingham Jail” we had just read. Bayard was working with A. Philip Randolph, head of the Sleeping Car Porters Union, to plan a mass

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