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A Letter from Mom

A heartfelt, handwritten letter found on the ground at 114th and Lenox in Harlem. Dear the light of my life, This is your mommy. I know you are all grown up. And I know you have your own life to live now. I just want you to know that I love you, and I will […]

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Freedom (a short story)

“Next up to the mic…”      A voice over the PA system announced to the crowd anxiously awaiting the next poet in the Open Mic lineup. Langston sat in the back, remembering what his first time felt like.      “Next up to the mic is a young man who goes by the name of Langston. You know […]

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Diversity Harlem

Driving Uptown Innovation: A Conversation With John Henry

John Henry is the Executive Director of cofound/harlem, “a non-profit, social-impact accelerator building 100 companies in Harlem in 5 years to increase economic opportunity for Harlem residents.” John also runs the popular Uptown Tech Meetup group, which hosts regular events, workshops, and intimate sessions with industry leaders. Before Cofound, John was an award-winning jazz musician […]