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Lupita N’yongo to Narrate New Space Show, Opening January 2020
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Lupita N’yongo to Narrate New Space Show, Opening January 2020

Featuring immersive visualizations of distant worlds, groundbreaking space missions, and breathtaking scenes depicting the evolution of our solar system, the American Museum of Natural History’s new Hayden Planetarium Space Show Worlds Beyond Earth, will open January 21, 2020, as part of the Museum’s 150th anniversary celebration. Worlds Beyond Earth takes viewers on an exhilarating journey that reveals the surprisingly […]

Local Businesses Donate School Supplies
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Local Businesses Donate School Supplies

Barfield Public Relations Inc, a public relations/marketing firm, and the Law Office of Cassandra Hyppolite, PC, gifted Back Packs, writing pads, pencils, paper glues, boxes of magic crayons and pencils for more than 100 elementary school students attending the Crispus Attucks Elementary School P.S. 21 in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn. “Bedford Stuyvesant is the community where both business owners live, operate their […]

New Book from Planned Parenthood Teaches Sex Ed for Kids
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New Book from Planned Parenthood Teaches Sex Ed for Kids

When only 13 states in America require that sex education in school is medically accurate, something just doesn’t add up.  Sexually educated kids make for sexually responsible adults, and it’s already been proven that teaching kids about safe sex doesn’t make them more promiscuous; If anything, all it does is decrease their risk of accidental pregnancies and help […]

NYC Health Department Sounds the Alarm on E-Cigarette Use Among NYC Middle School Students
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NYC Health Department Sounds the Alarm on E-Cigarette Use Among NYC Middle School Students

The Health Department has released data on e-cigarette use of New York City public middle school students. In 2018, 1 in 15 public middle school students (about 13,000 students, or 6.7%) reported currently using e-cigarettes, defined as having used an e-cigarette in the previous 30 days. Current e-cigarette use was higher among older students: 9% […]

Back to School Ad Campaign Reminds New Yorkers to Get Vaccinated
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Back to School Ad Campaign Reminds New Yorkers to Get Vaccinated

As parents and children prepare to go back to school, the Health Department is reminding New Yorkers about the importance of vaccines with a new ad campaign. The campaign “Don’t Hesitate. Vaccinate!” reminds parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated on time. The campaign will run online, in bus shelters, subways, and in local […]

UnitedHealth Group Announces Atlanta HBCU Partnership, $8.25 Million Investment in the Education of Future Data Scientists
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UnitedHealth Group Announces Atlanta HBCU Partnership, $8.25 Million Investment in the Education of Future Data Scientists

UnitedHealth Group and the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC), the oldest and largest consortium of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), are partnering on a new initiative to prepare students to meet the growing demand in the marketplace for data analytics experts. The five-year, $8.25 million investment by UnitedHealth Group is part of an ambitious […]

12 Men in Sing Sing Maximum Security Prison to Graduate with a Master of Professional Studies from New York Theological Seminary (NYTS)
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12 Men in Sing Sing Maximum Security Prison to Graduate with a Master of Professional Studies from New York Theological Seminary (NYTS)

On Wednesday June 12th, a dozen incarcerated men from Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York graduated from New York Theological Seminary with a Master of Professional Studies. For almost 40 years, NYTS has provided higher education degrees in theology to incarcerated men and has transformed the lives of over 400 graduates to date. The […]

Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond to Lead New York Theological Seminary into a New Era
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Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond to Lead New York Theological Seminary into a New Era

Rev. Dr. Walrond has begun her new role as the New York Theological Seminary’s (NYTS) 12th president — and as its first African American female president —on June 3rd marking a historic milestone for the 119-year-old institution.  Dr. Walrond brings more than two decades of leadership in academia and ministry that will help shape new […]

Affluent Children with Low Test Scores Have a 71% Chance of Being Affluent Adults at Age 25 Compared to Only a 31% Chance for Poor Children with High Test Scores, Says New Georgetown University Report
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Affluent Children with Low Test Scores Have a 71% Chance of Being Affluent Adults at Age 25 Compared to Only a 31% Chance for Poor Children with High Test Scores, Says New Georgetown University Report

The great sorting of the most talented young people into haves and have-nots starts long before college, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Born to Win, Schooled to Lose: Why Equally Talented Students Don’t Get Equal Chances to […]

Disney Comes to Harlem to Unveil New S.T.E.M. Center at Boys & Girls Clubs of Harlem
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Disney Comes to Harlem to Unveil New S.T.E.M. Center at Boys & Girls Clubs of Harlem

On Friday, May 10th, Boys & Girls Clubs of Harlem unveiled its new state-of-the-art Center of Innovation, designed to spark youth’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and shape the leaders of tomorrow. Funded by Disney, the Center of Innovation will be outfitted with modern technology such as 3D printers, high-definition video conferencing […]

NYC Health + Hospitals Receive $2 Million in Grants to Pay Medical School Debt in Return for Service to Public Health System
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NYC Health + Hospitals Receive $2 Million in Grants to Pay Medical School Debt in Return for Service to Public Health System

NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health care system serving more than one million New Yorkers annually, today announced that the health system was able to secure more than $2 million in special loan forgiveness grants for 17 physicians in exchange for their commitment to continue serving needy New Yorkers in the Health + Hospitals […]

Legislator Kevan Abrahams Celebrates “Week of the Young Child” at the Uniondale Early Childhood Center
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Legislator Kevan Abrahams Celebrates “Week of the Young Child” at the Uniondale Early Childhood Center

Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) had the privilege of visiting the Uniondale Early Childhood Center to celebrate the “Week of the Young Child” on Thursday, April 11.  During this observance, the UECC hosts a variety of learning events for students including guest readers. Legislator Abrahams spent time and read “The Very […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 30 Winners of Giving Joy Campaign
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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 30 Winners of Giving Joy Campaign

Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel, today announced the 30 winners of its Giving Joy campaign, an effort designed to recognize and reward deserving teachers. The 30 educators, who won seven-day cruises for two anywhere Norwegian Cruise Line sails, are now eligible to win one of three grand prizes of $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000 for […]

100 Teens from Across America Complete 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine
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100 Teens from Across America Complete 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine

One Hundred students from across the country celebrated the conclusion of the 12th annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine, with an emotional commencement ceremony featuring inspirational speeches by Walt Disney World Resort President George A. Kalogridis and television-radio personality Steve Harvey. The teens, or Disney Dreamers as they are called, were […]

Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Honors Lynnette Carr-Hicks During 21st Annual Women’s History Trailblazer Awards Ceremony
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Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Honors Lynnette Carr-Hicks During 21st Annual Women’s History Trailblazer Awards Ceremony

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D – Freeport) honored Lynnette Carr-Hicks, the creator and founder of Uniondale High School’s nationally and internationally acclaimed “Rhythm of The Knight” show choir during Nassau County’s 21stannual Women’s History Trailblazer Awards ceremony on Monday, March 25.  Lynnette Carr-Hicks, who earned a B.S. in Music Business and Vocal Performance from […]