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Checklist For Tax Identity Security
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Checklist For Tax Identity Security

Tax identity theft is a billion-dollar business. In 2013, the IRS identified 5.1 million fraudulent returns and paid more than $5.8 billion in fraudulent refunds. Unfortunately, it’s a relatively easy crime to commit. All the information a criminal typically needs to file a fraudulent tax return is a person’s name, date of birth and Social Security number. They […]

Comprehensive Resource Educates Workers About Their Legal Rights in the Workplace
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Comprehensive Resource Educates Workers About Their Legal Rights in the Workplace

Following the U.S. election on November 8, hundreds of individuals have reported incidents of harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, ethnic origin, religion, and other legally protected categories. Workplace Fairness, the web’s leading source for information on legal rights in the workplace, is an organization that can help those who have been singled […]

The 2016 Annual Harlem Holiday Doll Show and Sale with NYC's Top African American Doll Artists
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The 2016 Annual Harlem Holiday Doll Show and Sale with NYC’s Top African American Doll Artists

  New York City’s top Black doll artists will be showcasing and selling over 400 amazing, handcrafted dolls on Saturday, December 3 at the annual Morrisania Doll Society’s 2016 Harlem Holiday Doll Show and Sale at the Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue at 123rd Street. Show hours are 11 AM to 7 PM. […]

Does United Airlines Have A Secret Racist Group? A Lawsuit By Black Pilots Claims So
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Does United Airlines Have A Secret Racist Group? A Lawsuit By Black Pilots Claims So

Black pilots over at United Airlines are not just unhappy with the airline, they feel their airline needs to be investigated for discriminatory practices. A group of African-American United Airlines pilots are currently involved in a major lawsuit over claims of discrimination at the airline. The plaintiffs are also  asking Congress and the U.S. Department […]

Disrupt Harlem 2016: The Harlem Business Innovation Summit & $1000 PitchTank Competition
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Disrupt Harlem 2016: The Harlem Business Innovation Summit & $1000 PitchTank Competition

The Harlem Business Alliance (HBA) leadership, HBA members, elected officials, lenders and entrepreneurs will gather together at the Harlem Hospital Mural Pavilion on Tuesday, September 27, for Disrupt Harlem 2016. Sponsored by Columbia University, Verizon, Creative Workspace and Woori Bank. Disrupt Harlem 2016 will take place between 5:30 and 9:30 pm. An evening of insights […]

York Hosts Golden Anniversary Executive Leadership Breakfast
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York Hosts Golden Anniversary Executive Leadership Breakfast

On Friday, September 16, York College will host its next Executive Leadership Breakfast, which will focus on the founding and survival of the college during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s. The fiftieth anniversary panel discussion, to be moderated by History Professor Robert Parmet, will feature three speakers with intimate knowledge of the college’s history: […]

NBPC's 360 Incubator and Fund selects 7 for year two of competition
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NBPC’s 360 Incubator and Fund selects 7 for year two of competition

The nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the Black experience has selected seven producing teams for its 360 Incubator and Fund where competitors can score up to $150,000 in development funds for their TV and web pilots or interactive/transmedia project. The Harlem-based National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has launched season two of […]

How Agnes Davis Came To Start "Swim swim swim I SAY"
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How Agnes Davis Came To Start “Swim swim swim I SAY”

This summer is the perfect time to teach your child to swim or to put them into swimming classes, especially if you are Black.  According to the latest stats a whopping 70 percent of Blacks Americans don’t swim. This can be dangerous. This is where Agnes Davis steps in. Her New York City-based company, swim […]

Meet Artist Mario Moore, Artist in Residence at Harlem School of the Arts
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Meet Artist Mario Moore, Artist in Residence at Harlem School of the Arts

He may be young, but Brooklyn, NY-based artist Mario Moore is already making major inroads in the art world. Moore is the current Artist in Residence at Harlem School of the Arts. Moore caught the art bug early in life. “I realized I wanted to be an artist at a very young age,” says the […]

Media Legend Cathy Hughes to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Upcoming Conference
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Media Legend Cathy Hughes to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Upcoming Conference

Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of Radio One, Inc., the largest African-American owned and operated broadcasting company in the nation, will be the luncheon keynote speaker for the Sixth Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference (WOCEC). The conference will focus on educating and motivating dynamic Women of Color to lead more effectively. The prestigious event […]

Youth Entrepreneurs Create Brooklyn Creative Pop-Up Shop
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Youth Entrepreneurs Create Brooklyn Creative Pop-Up Shop

By Keith L. Forest   On Saturday June 4th, eight Brooklyn based youth entrepreneurs from the Build an Empire program unveiled their Brooklyn Creative Market Popup Shop. The youth run and operated affair took place on the scenic rooftop of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Over 65 young vendors showed up to peddle their creations, services […]

Smokey Robinson Wants You To Get Ready
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Smokey Robinson Wants You To Get Ready

Smokey Robinson and Skinphonic LLC, have announced the launch of two skincare brands. A men’s line called Get Ready Cause Here I Come® and a women’s line called My Girl®. Smokey Robinson will be representing the men’s line and his wife, Frances Robinson, will be representing My Girl®, the women’s line. The launch follows approximately two and a […]

CEO of Golden Krust To Conduct "Krusty" Covert Mission on UNDERCOVER BOSS
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CEO of Golden Krust To Conduct “Krusty” Covert Mission on UNDERCOVER BOSS

Lowell Hawthorne, President and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning series UNDERCOVER BOSS this Sunday. Known for its signature golden crust patties and other Caribbean culinary delights, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill is one of the fastest growing franchises in the U.S. with over 120 […]

Con Edison Planner from Manhattan Wins Company's Top Honor
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Con Edison Planner from Manhattan Wins Company’s Top Honor

  Tohma Gadson-Shaw, a humanitarian missionary and Con Edison operations planner, has added another accomplishment: she is a winner of the energy company’s highest honor, the “Living Our Values” award. Gadson-Shaw, a Brooklyn native who lives in Harlem, was chosen for exemplifying thecompany’s values of customer service, teamwork, excellence and helping the community. Since joining […]

Beyoncé Announces Launch of Her New Workout Clothing Line: Ivy Park
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Beyoncé Announces Launch of Her New Workout Clothing Line: Ivy Park

Beyonce has launched a women’s fitness clothing line that will feature bodysuits, leggings and headbands, named in part for her 4-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. The line is called Ivy Park, a 200-piece active wear collection which is a joint venture with British businessman Sir Philip Green, who owns the Topshop fashion chain. The athleisure line will […]