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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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading Chase Bank and Reaching Back to the Community Business, Harlem/Metro 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading Looking Ahead 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 Continue Reading 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, Continue Reading STUDENTS WIN LAPTOPS: THT Battletrak Tournament Education, Harlem/Metro 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, Continue Reading Trump, Republicans Refuse to Accept Inevitable Inauguration News, Politics 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading 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 – Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading 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. On Saturday, Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading Watch the Second 2020 Presidential Debate News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPiofmZGb8o Continue Reading New Strategies in the Playbook: Athletes Turned Activists News, Sports 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 pandemic, America Continue Reading A Nation in Pain and the Promise of Hope News 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading America's Identity Crisis - "What am I?" VS. "Who am I?" Washington, D.C. 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 denominator of Continue Reading COVID Impact on Recent Grads News 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 Continue Reading The Rise of the Black Woman - Loretta Lynch News, Washington, D.C. "The 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading Chad - A Retrospective News 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, Continue Reading Op-ed: Six Speeches that Made the 2020 DNC Business, Headlines, News, Opinion, Politics, Washington, D.C. 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 Continue Reading Art in the Spirit of Protest News 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 Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading

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The Thrill of Victory Biden 2020

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...

The Ideal Candidate for 2020

We all want to support the ideal candidate for President, but that person never seems to be running. What we can do at this stage is to ponder the social...

Legalize Marijuana? Pros and Cons

Excessive use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana can be devastatingly harmful—physically, socially, spiritually. If any easy, painless way could be found to banish them from the face of the...

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Looking Ahead

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...

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I Still Have a Dream

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...

Looking Ahead

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...

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