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A Conduit for People who Love Malcolm All Over the World PDF Print E-mail
2013-02-23 12:45:51
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Sisters Malaak Shabazz (left) and Ilyasah Shabazz keep their parents? spirit alive through the Center. (Photo by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer/Manhattan Times)
Nearly five decades after the assassination of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, a portion of the building is now dedicated to preserving the legacy of the African-American icon, reports Robin Elisabeth Kilmer for Manhattan Times. While the legacy of Malcolm X and the Ballroom, located at 3940 Broadway at 165th Street, are forever intertwined, the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center with its mostly volunteer staff – led by interim executive director Mark Harding – strives to establish its own identity, distinct from the Audubon. Last year, over 30,000 visited the Center, said Harding, 10,000 more than 2011. “We are a conduit for people who love Malcolm all over the world,” said Harding. “We’re the custodians of this place of martyrdom.”
Last Updated ( 2013-02-23 12:47:32 )
 
Bedriye Hulya Named Social Entrepreneur of the Year PDF Print E-mail
2013-02-23 00:58:18
Image Entrepreneurship in Turkey is being celebrated on the global stage once again, as the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation has just awarded Bedriye Hulya an award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Hulya, who the founder of Turkey’s first chain of women-only gyms, as was the only woman selected from the Middle East and North Africa and Turkey in 2013. Hulya began her b-fit gym franchise in February 2006 in a middle-class neighborhood of Izmir, one of Turkey’s major cities. Since then, b-fit has enabled hundreds of women to become entrepreneurs in their own right. As of today, there are 160,000 gym members at 220 gyms around the country, staffed by over 500 women employees and 250 women franchisee in 47 cities in Turkey and Cyprus.
Last Updated ( 2013-02-23 12:51:26 )
 
NuVision Gets Congressional Recognition PDF Print E-mail
2013-02-20 11:13:20
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LJ Tarman (right), vice president of marketing and public relations for NuVision Federal Credit Union, with Sinan Kanatsiz, CEO of public relations and marketing firm KCOMM, after Tarman and NuVision received special recognition from the U.S. Congress for her leadership and community contributions.
LJ Tarman, vice president of marketing and public relations of the $1.2 billion NuVision Federal Credit Union, was recently recognized by Congress for her leadership and community relations outreach, and the $1.2 billion Huntington Beach, Calif., credit union itself was feted for its charitable work in communities it serves across Southern California and Arizona.
Last Updated ( 2013-02-20 11:14:34 )
 
Azeri Company to Sign Partnership with Turkish Businessman PDF Print E-mail
2013-02-19 20:37:26
Image The Azerbaijani state oil company, Socar, is to partner up with Turkish businessman Remzi Gür on local market commercial operations by establishing three companies, the head of the company’s Turkey unit informed. “Our cooperation with Remzi Gür will bring synergy in our downstream – oil product sales, marketing and distribution – and local operations,” Socar Turkey President Kenan Yavuz told a news agency.
Last Updated ( 2013-02-19 20:38:27 )
 
NYC Mother Killed in Turkey Is Buried; Man Wanted PDF Print E-mail
2013-02-16 12:47:14
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Christina Jimenez, sister of Sarai Sierra, pauses at her casket during her funeral at the Christian Pentecostal Church, in the Staten Island borough of New York, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The 33-year-old mother of two was killed while vacationing alone in Turkey. Sierra disappeared Jan. 21, and her body was discovered 12 days later near Istanbul's ancient city walls. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
By EILEEN AJ CONNELLY Associated Press - As the family and friends of Sarai Sierra were saying farewell on Friday to the 33-year-old New York City woman killed while on a solo vacation in Turkey, investigators there detained the siblings of a man wanted for questioning over her death. Turkey's state-run news agency said police briefly took the two brothers and a sister of the possible suspect into custody in the northern city of Karabuk. They were released after being questioned about their brother's whereabouts. The Anadolu agency said their DNA samples were taken.
Last Updated ( 2013-02-16 12:48:59 )
 
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