Historic Confirmation of African American Secretary of Defense
News, Politics, Washington, D.C.
On January 21st, Congress approved a waiver for the Biden Administration to allow retired General Lloyd Austin to be a candidate for Defense Secretary. Days after, General Austin was approved as Defense Secretary and head of the Pentagon, becoming the
NYU's Anita Farrington Spearheads Major Diversity Summit
Business, Culture, News
On December, 2nd, and 3rd, New York University Tandon School of Engineering hosted their 6th annual Diversity in STEM Summit. Anita Farrington, former Dean of Student Affairs, founded the Summit 3 years after launching the NYU Tandon School of Engineering
The Passing of a Queen: Cicely Tyson
Culture, Entertainment, Front Page, News
If there ever was a person who exemplified the strength of African American women, it would surely be Cicely Tyson. Sadly, Ms. Tyson, a Harlem native by birth, passed away on January 28th, 2021. But, rather than focus on this
I Still Have a Dream
Culture, Politics, Washington, D.C.
By Mr. Derrel Jazz Johnson
NBA players have risked it like never before over the last year, being inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, getting President Donald Trump out of office and President Elect Joe Biden elected, and the legacy
Chase Bank and Reaching Back to the Community
On September 24th, 2019, Chase Bank opened its first community branch, that specifically interacts with the local community, in Harlem. Over the past year, it has played an important part in the Harlem Community giving loans to small businesses and
The Historic Rise of Three Black NYC Mayoral Candidates
Harlem/Metro, News, Politics
As the 2021 New York City Mayoral election starts to hit its stride, many potential candidates have thrown their gauntlets into the ring. And, in an unprecedented fashion, multiple African American candidates have started campaigns for the Mayoral office. These
News, Politics, Washington, D.C.
By Daniel Rose
Historians will debate endlessly the ramifications of the American elections of 2020, but all will agree that January 6, 2021, was the nadir, the appallingly lowest point of democratic practices in modern times.
Televised images of frenzied mobs storming
Victory in Georgia and how it is a Victory for America...
News, Politics, Trending, Washington, D.C.
After the November 3rd Election, Jon Ossoff (D), Rev. Raphael Warnock (D), Senator Kelly Loeffler (R) and Senator David Perdue (R) were all cast into a runoff election. This result gave Democrats hope that they could win the Senate. But,
STUDENTS WIN LAPTOPS: THT Battletrak Tournament
Through the month of November, THT BattleTrak held its fall Esports tournament. Students, between the 6th grade and 8th grade, in participating schools played a STEM videogame geared at improving mathematical and problem solving skills. Out of the many participants,
Trump, Republicans Refuse to Accept Inevitable Inauguration
By Nikki Bannister
GOP lawmakers continue to exhibit electoral denial and exert “astounding” efforts to impede President-elect Joseph Biden’s inauguration plans. In a statement released Tuesday, House of Representatives Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that the Republicans’ refusal “to accept
Black Woman Launches Technology Start-up to Assist the Black Community
Business, Harlem/Metro, Science & Technology
by Derrel Jazz Johnson
The technology industry is known for its paucity of diversity. In an industry dominated by White men, the number of women in technology is embarrassing, and the number of small business owners led by Black women
An Open Letter to New York City and State Leaders
Arts, Education, Harlem/Metro, Headlines, News
Wanted: A Legal Protection for a Commendable Model
On May 22, 2019 Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order 47, one of the most consequential measures supporting the city’s community media industry, directing all city agencies to spend at least 50
David Dinkins - A Hero Of Our Times
Culture, News, Politics
David N. Dinkins, who died on November 23, 2020 at the age of 93, was an authentic superstar who did not receive the acclaim he richly deserved.
The accomplishments of New York’s first black Mayor (January 1, 1990 –
POLITICAL AMERICA - 2020
Politics, Washington, D.C.
“In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments, only consequences”, wrote Robert Ingersoll, the 19th century political thinker, who could have been describing our 2020 national elections.
Campaign rhetoric has displayed our bitter partisanship eroding into destructive polarization in which
The Thrill of Victory Biden 2020
Headlines, News, Politics
When the presumptive President-elect Joe Biden announced his candidacy 18 months ago, many Republicans felt that he was the most feared opponent out of the 23 Democrats who had declared their intentions to run for the job.
They were right.
Harlem Black Entrepreneurs - LoLo's Seafood Shack
Business, Harlem/Metro, News
On Saturday, October 24th, Chase Bank is hosting Black Entrepreneurs Day, a celebration of black business and entrepreneurship. The event will be hosted by Shark Tank's Daymond John. During the event, Daymond John will lead discussions with Brian Lamb, JPMC’s
Watch the Second 2020 Presidential Debate
New Strategies in the Playbook: Athletes Turned Activists
By Jade Lawson
From the boxing ring to the Olympic podium and the sidelines of football
fields, athletes continue to harness the spotlight to raise awareness of racial
injustice in America.
While millions are quarantined in their homes due to a global coronavirus
A Nation in Pain and the Promise of Hope
Justice for the Taylor family was called into question after a grand jury refused to charge two of the three police officers, Sergeant Jon Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, with the killing of 26 year old emergency room technician, Breonna
R.B.G. – Our Superstar – Is Gone !
Headlines, News, Washington, D.C.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – our nation’s leading advocate of “equality under law” – has died, and her loss will be widely felt.
Her impassioned and compelling judicial opinions – and dissents – which fought for (and advanced) gender equality
The Door is Open For Africa
Business, Culture, News, Travel
If it plays its cards
right, Africa could become the world’s next major economic player within the
next century, according to a recent report by theWorld Economic
Forum. A bold statement indeed, but not an altogether unrealistic one for a
continent housing six of
Toni Braxton - Spell My Name Review
Culture, Entertainment, News
When using words such as iconic,
legendary, timeless, (and more) an artist that comes to the mind of many is
none other than the incomparable, Toni Braxton. Having sold millions on top of
millions of albums & records around the world, Toni Braxton
America's Identity Crisis - "What am I?" VS. "Who am I?"
The Characteristics that
distinguish us as individuals and those we share with others have become
burning issues in American life. Stereotypic thinking today tries to place us
in rigid categories that limit us, demean us and define us by the lowest common
COVID Impact on Recent Grads
Fatima J. McKindra, a recent graduate from Kansas City
University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU), had intended to work for a year
before continuing on to medical school when the novel Coronavirus hit the U.S.
earlier this year.
Faced with a new reality and
The Rise of the Black Woman - Loretta Lynch
News, Washington, D.C.
color of Grace has played the leading lady in the role of the rising and
re-emergence of the Black Woman. To know the Truth of her walk is to
learn that all lessons are equal. In her world, every element brings us
Op-Ed: Recap of the RNC Campaign of Fear
Business, Headlines, News, Politics, Trending, Washington, D.C.
by THT Staff
The Republican National Convention in 2020 focused on how well Republicans feel Trump has done as President for the past four years, making bold statements like " America needs four more
Chad - A Retrospective
On August 28th, the powerful actor, Chadwick Boseman, passed away after a four-year battle with Colon Cancer.
Chadwick Boseman was a special human being. While many would give up on their passions and their pursuits, Boseman labored onward. After his diagnosis,
Op-ed: Six Speeches that Made the 2020 DNC
Business, Headlines, News, Opinion, Politics, Washington, D.C.
by THT Staff
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
Art in the Spirit of Protest
Mü is a multifaceted artist hailing from Chicago, IL. As a self-proclaimed “ARTIVIST”, her work often reflects on systematic oppression and finding one’s freedom. Often making the subjects of her pieces people who were marginalized in history.
“Young Langston” is a
Kamala Harris - The Rise of the Black Woman
News, Politics, Washington, D.C.
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
By Nikki Bannister GOP lawmakers continue to exhibit electoral denial and exert “astounding” efforts to impede President-elect Joseph Biden’s inauguration plans. In a statement released Tuesday, House of Representatives...
Wanted: A Legal Protection for a Commendable Model _______________________________________ On May 22, 2019 Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order 47, one of the most consequential measures supporting the...