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On Graduation

If you’ve never been to a CCNY graduation, you should come.

All graduations are joyous events; all graduations affect transitions between years of preparation and a world rife with new possibilities.  736 more words


The Grooming Doctor

Timothy Polo Greene, the Harlem native barber, states that a good haircut helps establish part of our personality. As he takes care of his customers, Mr. 43 more words


The Call of the Drum

Aurthur Toombs is a drummer who has a passion for djembe drums. As a hobby, he plays the drum on the streets of Harlem mostly everyday after work with his friends. 26 more words


Harlem Hustle

Chase Reed has a love affair with sneakers. And it is this love affair that propelled him to open Sneaker Pawn, a pawn shop dedicated solely to sneakers in Harlem. 52 more words


Eric Washington

Eric K. Washington, the Harlem native and historian, offers walking tours in Harlem. As he guides students, locals, and tourists through Harlem’s streets, he shares his wisdom that neighborhoods are organic, constantly evolving and leaving behind rich secrets of history.


21st Century Colonist

After living in Texas and Florida, Devante Lewis returns to a Harlem he doesn’t know. As Devante notices the changes in his neighborhood because of gentrification, he is seen as part of the probelm because of the way he now dresses and talks. 24 more words


Michelle Obama told graduates of the “poor man’s Harvard” that living without privilege is an advantage

In her last commencement address as US first lady, Michelle Obama spoke to the graduates of the City College of New York, telling them they needed to flip the way they think about privilege and disadvantage. 72 more words