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Kamala Harris – The Rise of the Black Woman

On August 11th, 2020, Joe Biden announced his much-anticipated Vice Presidential Candidate as Kamala Harris. Just glancing at social media, one could feel the excitement throughout the Democratic Party. These supporters did not laud their presidential candidate’s choice because he was their candidate, but rather because of the historical choice he made. Kamala Harris is …

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Looking Ahead – Toward an American Narrative for Today

At my recent college reunion, I reminded my 1951 classmates of our good fortune in having lived in America’s golden years. The half-century from the end of World War II to the economic debacle of 2008 gave substance to the concept of “American exceptionalism,” which is being questioned today. The world acknowledged then ourprosperity and …

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OUTRAGE, Then Progress?

The tragic, indefensible death in Minneapolis of George Floyd – by uniformed police with a documented record of vicious, anti-black action – has evoked anguished cries for communal action. This national crisis must be acknowledged for what it is – a reflection of the bigotry and bias that contaminate our society. They are charges against …

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Energizing St. Croix, U.S.V.I: A Talk with Entrepreneur Brian Montgomery

Very few people realize just how closely tied the United States and the Virgin Islands (USVI), are. For example, as a U.S. territory, no passport is needed to visit any of the three main is-lands of St. John, St. Thomas, or St. Croix. Many have chosen to take advantage of this unique situation – transforming …

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Full STEM ahead: Army invests in science-savvy force

Written by Devon L. Suits, Army News Service WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, young Aisha Haynes had to answer the same tough question every high school student eventually has to answer: What do you want to be when you grow up? The answer arrived during a summer camp program, …

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Harlem Times Talks About Women Experience

Harlem Times spoke exclusively with women who attended the Women’s March on Washington. Here is what they shared. Anahi Angelone, owner of Corner Social and Angel of Harlem organized a group called Harlem Heelz to make the trip. “We organized it. Tren’ness Woods-Black (owner of Sylvia’s Restaurant), Nikoa Evans-Hendricks, and myself. We organized buses to …

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What They See Is What They’ll Be….100 Black Men, Inc.

The Civil-Rights Movement was in its infancy in 1954 when Robert Mangnum became the youngest person, at 32, and the second black person to be named a deputy police commissioner in New York City. Mangnum was committed to “justice for all.” In February 1958, Police Commissioner Stephen P. Kennedy reprimanded him for “impulsive and improper …

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