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Brooklyn Community Services Holds Youth Action Summit on Feb 28th
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Brooklyn Community Services Holds Youth Action Summit on Feb 28th

Critical issues facing at-risk youth in Brooklyn’s low-income neighborhoods will be examined at Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) Youth Action Summit: Voices for the Future of Brooklyn, a panel discussion and youth action resource hub. This community event will be moderated by C. Nicole Mason, PhD, noted policy expert, economic justice advocate and author, on February […]

The Home Depot Kicks Off its "2017 Retool Your School Grant Program" for HBCUs
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The Home Depot Kicks Off its “2017 Retool Your School Grant Program” for HBCUs

Continuing its commitment to our nation’s accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), The Home Depot has announced the launch of its 2017 Retool Your School Grant Program offering HBCUs an opportunity to apply for grants to use toward creating sustainable renovations and additions to their campuses. This year, The Home Depot is pleased to introduce […]

"Black Women in Medicine Shows #whatadoctorlookslike
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“Black Women in Medicine Shows #whatadoctorlookslike

Hailed as “inspiring” by the Los Angeles Times, Crystal R. Emery’s documentary Black Women in Medicinepremieres on WORLD Channel on Wednesday, February 8, at 6 p.m. and reairs at 9 p.m. (check local listings). This moving portrait captures the tenacious women who have succeeded against all odds in the male-dominated medical field. A timely film, the work serves as […]

Seton Hall Law Offers New Weekend JD Program
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Seton Hall Law Offers New Weekend JD Program

Seton Hall University School of Law has announced an innovative weekend JD program to make law school more accessible to working professionals. The weekend program, the only one of its kind in the New York metropolitan area and one of only a few nationwide, offers classes at the Law School’s Newark campus on alternate weekends […]

Columbia Mailman School Awards Public Health Prize to New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett
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Columbia Mailman School Awards Public Health Prize to New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett

Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, was awarded the Frank A. Calderone Prize by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health at a ceremony held this morning at the Paley Center for Media in Midtown. The Calderone Prize, the most prestigious award in public […]

“We Stood Up: Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement” Celebrates the Legacies of Freedom, Opportunity and Equality in America
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“We Stood Up: Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement” Celebrates the Legacies of Freedom, Opportunity and Equality in America

Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) has announced the release of an audio anthology for children, “We Stood Up: Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement.” The new album includes excerpts from interviews with some of the most influential voices on civil rights and social change, including the late Julian […]

York Hosts Golden Anniversary Executive Leadership Breakfast
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York Hosts Golden Anniversary Executive Leadership Breakfast

On Friday, September 16, York College will host its next Executive Leadership Breakfast, which will focus on the founding and survival of the college during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s. The fiftieth anniversary panel discussion, to be moderated by History Professor Robert Parmet, will feature three speakers with intimate knowledge of the college’s history: […]

The Mackey Twins Art Gallery Presents Langston Hughes in His Own Words
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The Mackey Twins Art Gallery Presents Langston Hughes in His Own Words

Art and literature lovers alike will converge on the Mackey Twins Art Gallery in Mount Vernon, New York, on Saturday, June 25. Attendees will gather at 4 p.m. sharp for an appearance by Evelyn Louise Crawford and Dr. MaryLouise Patterson, co-editors of the powerful book Letters from Langston: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Red […]

New Music & Video from K. Michelle
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New Music & Video from K. Michelle

“MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE” is available everywhere http://smarturl.it/AWBAH and is streaming here: http://smarturl.it/StreamMITV. Fans can also purchase the “MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE” calendar bundle which includes a 12-month calendar and a CD copy of the album exclusively at the K. Michelle webstore http://smarturl.it/MITVCalendarBundle. K. Michelle’s third full-length release in nearly three years, “MORE ISSUES THAN VOGUE” finds the unapologetic […]

First Lady Michelle Obama Is Set to Address City College of New York Class of 2016
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First Lady Michelle Obama Is Set to Address City College of New York Class of 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address during the 170th Commencement Ceremony at The City College of New York on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. on the South Campus Great Lawn on the CCNY campus in historic Harlem, where more than 3,000 students make up the Class of 2016. The City […]

9th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey & Essence Magazine
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9th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey & Essence Magazine

Walt Disney World Resort has concluded its ninth-annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine, a four-day, once-in-a-lifetime educational and mentoring program for a select group of high school students. The students – identified as “Dreamers”– were selected from thousands of applicants nationwide and are now among approximately 900 students to hold the […]

Final Chance for Students to Apply for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy
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Final Chance for Students to Apply for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy

With the school year already in full swing, so are applications for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine, the innovative, outside-of-the-classroom, educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort. To be among the 100 selected to participate in this hands-on learning experience, high school students nationwide must apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com […]

Con Edison STEM Grant Brings 10,000 Students & Area Museums Together
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Con Edison STEM Grant Brings 10,000 Students & Area Museums Together

Con Edison has started two programs to stimulate interest among thousands of middle school children in science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM subjects. (See video) The first program, Con Edison’s STEM Days Out, provides $25,000 grants to each of nine cultural institutions in the five boroughs and Westchester County to conduct STEM lessons […]

Queens Library's Adult Learning Center at Rochdale Village Opens
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Queens Library’s Adult Learning Center at Rochdale Village Opens

Assembly Member Vivian Cook; NYC Council Member Ruben Willis; NY Sen. James Sanders Jr.; NY Sen. Leroy Comrie Jr.; NYC Council Member Donovan Richards; Assistant Commissioner Oscar Gonzalez of the NYC Department of Design and Construction; Queens Library’s Interim President and CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey; other government and community leaders cut the ribbon today to officially […]

Thousands Will Rally for An End to Separate & Unequal Education in NYC
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Thousands Will Rally for An End to Separate & Unequal Education in NYC

Thousands of parents, educators, and students will rally at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn to “Stand for School Equality” on Wednesday, September 30th and call for an end to education inequality in New York City. On behalf of the thousands rallying, a group of parent and community leaders will then march across the Brooklyn Bridge and hold a […]