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Morehouse School of Medicine students are set to receive a major financial boost, initiated by Michael Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies, as the former NY mayor and presidential candidate is pledging $26 million to the school. According to multiple sources, the investment will cover currently enrolled students to the tune of $100,000. “This historic investment in…

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In recognition of American music icons Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Alpert, whose philanthropy through the Herb Alpert Foundation since 2010 totals $6 million, Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) named its award-winning 37,000-square-foot building Harlem School of the Arts – The Herb Alpert Center. On Monday, March 11, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and a…

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The “Queen of Soul Food,” Sylvia Woods, has died at age 86 not far from the landmark Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem that she built into a local and national treasure that was adored by millions, including celebrities, politicians, big businesspeople and even presidents like Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. A long line of dignitaries flooded…

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  Some politicians come into the game loaded. Some start stacking real chips once they get into the highest offices in the land or, as in the case of the Clinton political dynasty, collect the paper in bundles after they leave office by commanding exorbitant speaking fees on the lecture circuit. Below are a list…

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The New York City mayor’s office is calling its recently announced Young Men’s Initiative, America’s “boldest and most comprehensive effort to tackle the broad disparities slowing the advancement of black and Latino young men.” The initiative will include job placement and fatherhood classes for participants, with an added focus on training for probation officers and school…

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