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Applications Now Open for Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2018 at Walt Disney World Resort
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Applications Now Open for Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2018 at Walt Disney World Resort

High school students nationwide can now apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the innovative, outside-the-classroom, mentoring program that takes place in March at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. For over a decade, Disney Dreamers Academy has helped to inspire […]

5 Unexpected Ways to Keep Your (Sometimes Difficult) Child Learning This Summer
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5 Unexpected Ways to Keep Your (Sometimes Difficult) Child Learning This Summer

Summer can be incredibly daunting for any parent, even more so if the child has behavioral, social, or learning difficulties. Did you know that often, in these cases, the child may have left- or right-brain weakness—leading to outbursts, tantrums, or full on melt-downs? But according to the education advocates at Brain Balance Achievement Centers [www.brainbalancecenters.com]—an innovative, […]

FSCNY Scholarship Award Winners 2017
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FSCNY Scholarship Award Winners 2017

Seven students from New York City and Suffolk County received more than $35,000 in scholarship money and prizes, as part of the 2017 Young Leaders Scholarship Award offered by Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY) and sponsored by MoneyGram International. The awards were presented at FSCNY’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Tuesday May 16th, at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, during FSCNY’s 25th Annual Conference & […]

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 […]