A Holiday Inn Express in Park Slope has begun accepting bitcoins for rooms a week after the general manager denied knowing anything about it, the Daily News has learned. The Union St. hotel served their first guests paying in the alternative currency that some supporters say could replace traditional money, a worker confirmed on Tuesday. The bitcoin technology, sometimes called cryptocurrency, allows people to transfer money without a middleman such as a bank or credit card company. The Brooklyn Holiday Inn Express was set to become a test site for the massive hotel chain, bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem told the News last week. But general manager Brandon Ward initially claimed ignorance of the project in a series of heated e-mails.
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Loving Billie Holiday Doesn?t Mean Black Girls Aren?t Suffering | The Nation
Founded by Khary Lazarre-White and Jason Warwin in 1994, the organization initially focused on young men. They soon recognized the need for similar programming for girls, and, in 1998, Dr. Susan Wilcox joined the leadership team and helped to expand the organization to include programs for young women. It is now a comprehensive and holistic youth development organization serving black and Latino youth ages 822. BroSis is organized into gender-specific chapters where young men and women have a safe space to express their fears, their concerns, to learn what it means to be a brother, a leader, a man as well as a sister, a leader, a woman, and how to be brothers and sisters to each other.
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Hot dog, it's a holiday week | Marketplace.org
Story From the Marketplace Datebook here's an extended look at events coming up the week of June 30: What's happening in the housing market? On Monday the National Association of Realtors issues its monthly pending home sales index for May. It's a holiday week for Congress leading up to Independence Day. The National Organization for Women was established on June 30, 1966. And remember Scarlett O'Hara 's famous line? "After all...tomorrow is another day." We at Datebook headquarters love that sentiment.
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