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Youth Increase Awareness About the Impact of Sugary Drinks

Youth Increase Awareness About the Impact of Sugary Drinks

The NYC Health Department has announced the launch of #OurVoiceNYC, a program that engages youth aged 13 to 19 from across New York City to serve as key partners in agency public health campaigns. The agency’s Center for Health Equity has trained and educated more than 100 youth throughout the city to be health ambassadors […]

The Significance of 3

The Significance of 3

There is a saying that big things come in small packages. This couldn’t be more true than when you take a look at some little 3 letter words that hold significant meaning. There always seems to be three important characters in movies (usually a hero, a sidekick or companion and a villain) and 3 characters […]

3rd Annual Long Island African American Heritage Parade & 33rd TAHAD Festival

3rd Annual Long Island African American Heritage Parade & 33rd TAHAD Festival

The Youth Empowerment Institute Inc. along with Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County Inc. will be holding its Third Annual Long Island African American Heritage Parade and 33rd TAHAD Festival on Saturday, August 29, 2015. The parade route will start on 322 Nassau Road, Roosevelt New York (Western Beef) parking lot and will end on […]

What Are The 4 Phases Of A Sound Financial Plan?

What Are The 4 Phases Of A Sound Financial Plan?

Everything looks like a nail if your only tool is a hammer – that’s what financial planning expert Brad Berger finds himself telling clients all the time. What does he mean? “A lot of the people in the financial services industry have only a hammer; they have specific products to sell, so they present them […]

"Flambeaux: A Caribbean Musical"

“Flambeaux: A Caribbean Musical”

“Flambeaux: a Caribbean Musical” is about a community caught between three worlds. Adapted from “Light the Flambeaux,” the play is a powerful drama that moves effortlessly between the front porch drama of human relationships to broader considerations of patriarchal colonialism in the 19th Century Caribbean. Set in a gritty settlement called Homer Yard, the gripping […]

NYC Health Dept Reveals Source of Legionnaire's Disease & Declares Outbreak Over

NYC Health Dept Reveals Source of Legionnaire’s Disease & Declares Outbreak Over

The New York City Health Department’s Public Health Laboratory, in close coordination with the State’s Wadsworth Center Laboratory and the CDC, today announced that they had identified the source of the Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in the South Bronx and declared the outbreak over. After extensive sampling of cooling towers and testing of Legionella bacteria, the […]

Stick With Me Sweets!

Stick With Me Sweets!

Looking for one-of-a-kind sweets that are beautifully made and taste even better?!  Stick With Me Sweets, a sweet-shop specializing in hand-made, luxurious sweet-treats, is one of Manhattan’s finest confectioneries. Led by former Per Se chocolatier, Susanna Yoon and business partner Nina Lee, this sweet boutique offers a rotating selection of 24 uniquely flavored hand-shelled bonbons, […]

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection For 2015 Season has been Reported

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection For 2015 Season has been Reported

The Health Department today confirmed the season’s first human case of West Nile virus in a Brooklyn man who was hospitalized with viral meningitis. The patient was over the age of 60 years and has been treated and discharged.   In addition, the Queens neighborhoods listed below are being treated due to rising West Nile […]

Stay Cool...Summer's Sticking Around!

Stay Cool…Summer’s Sticking Around!

Keep Cool and Save Energy with Some Simple Tips With high temperatures and humidity expected to stick with New Yorkers the next few days, Con Edison reminds customers to stay safe, stay comfortable and watch their energy usage. Here are some simple tips.         Set your AC to the highest comfortable temperature. […]

NYC Failing Schools Crisis Leaves 200,000 Black & Hispanic Students Unable to Read & Do Math at Grade Level

NYC Failing Schools Crisis Leaves 200,000 Black & Hispanic Students Unable to Read & Do Math at Grade Level

A Families for Excellent Schools’ analysis of 2015 Grade 3-8 statewide assessments in ELA and Math adds urgency to a widening achievement gap between white students and students of color in New York City, finding that failed schools left over 200,000 black and Hispanic students without the education needed to pass state exams in both […]

Rita Ora Drops New Single Ft. Chris Brown & Announces Tour Dates

Rita Ora Drops New Single Ft. Chris Brown & Announces Tour Dates

International pop star Rita Ora releases her new single, “Body On Me” (featuring Chris Brown) via Roc Nation/Columbia.  The sultry track beautifully melds their two distinctive voices to underscore the theme of instinctual desire.  Emmis Communications’ Hot 97 New York and Power 106 Los Angeles premiered “Body On Me” yesterday on air and via their new “Where Hip-Hop […]

How To Have Fun During Retirement (Keep Working!)

How To Have Fun During Retirement (Keep Working!)

What do school kids and retirees have in common during these dog days of summer? For many, it’s having lots of time and not knowing what to do with it. “But that comparison begins to breakdown almost immediately, because in a few short weeks, kids go back to school, but retirees have an indefinite amount […]