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Free Career Training Program Prepares Women for In-demand Jobs
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Free Career Training Program Prepares Women for In-demand Jobs

National Puerto Rican Day Parade Launches 2019 Scholarship Program
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National Puerto Rican Day Parade Launches 2019 Scholarship Program

For the third consecutive year, the NPRDP will award 100 scholarships valued at $2,000 each, for a total $200,000, to exceptional students of Puerto Rican descent that are making a difference in their communities.  Applicants must be high school seniors or full-time college/university students in their freshman through junior years in college. “We are excited […]

Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation Moves to a New Home in Brooklyn
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Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation Moves to a New Home in Brooklyn

The Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation, one of Brooklyn’s most respected cultural arts ambassadors and non-profit community organizations over the past 16 years is moving from its current location (1803 Fulton Street) to PS 21 (180 Chauncey Street) in Brooklyn. Asase Yaa will officially kickoff its 2019 curriculum and class schedule on January 4, it […]

Clinton College Becomes a 4-year College, Joining Hundreds of HBCUs Across the Country
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Clinton College Becomes a 4-year College, Joining Hundreds of HBCUs Across the Country

Clinton College, one of nation’s two-year historically Black colleges, has grown to four-year collegiate status. Joining more than one hundred HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), the college now offers four-year bachelor degrees to its students.   “Historically Black colleges and universities have always been at the forefront of social change in our nation, and […]

Briana Bigham From "Harlem Heights" To Design For #RadiantDanceOff HBCU
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Briana Bigham From “Harlem Heights” To Design For #RadiantDanceOff HBCU

By Staff For those who are wondering whatever happened to some of the cast members of BET’s 2009 reality series “Harlem Heights,” one of its stars is doing big things. Briana Bigham, who was one of the show’s standouts, has become an in-demand fashionista and is considered a triple threat in the style industry. The […]

How A Young British-Nigerian Entrepreneur Is Changing Robotics
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How A Young British-Nigerian Entrepreneur Is Changing Robotics

Silas Adekunle has loved robots since he was a kid. And his childhood dreams have led him into a major deal with Apple and it has to do with crafting robotics.   The 26-year-old British-Nigerian entrepreneur is co-founder of Reach Robotics and creator of MekaMon, which has been called the world’s first gaming robot and […]

The Future is Female: 5th Annual 2018 The Power of You Teens Empowerment Experience Confirmed: Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin
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The Future is Female: 5th Annual 2018 The Power of You Teens Empowerment Experience Confirmed: Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin

According to the National Center for Educational Center Statistics, more than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied. The Power of You Teens (POYT) was started in 2014, by Felicia Gibson Jaycox to provide a safe space for girls 11 through 18. “I noticed that bullying and suicide among girls were on […]

EPA Environmental Education Grant to New York University Will Support Urban Environmental Science
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EPA Environmental Education Grant to New York University Will Support Urban Environmental Science

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that New York University has been selected to receive funding to support an urban environmental science initiative in the New York City area. EPA anticipates that it will award New York University an Environmental Education grant in the amount of $85,252 once all legal and administrative requirements […]

Artist Lennox Commissiong Teaches Youth to Create Barack Obama Portraits Inspired by His WIZARDHANDS Art Exhibition in Harlem
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Artist Lennox Commissiong Teaches Youth to Create Barack Obama Portraits Inspired by His WIZARDHANDS Art Exhibition in Harlem

Students from the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) created unique pointillism mosaic portraits of President Barack Obama at an arts workshop taught by Hicksville artist Lennox Commissiong at the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue. It was at his exhibition WIZARDHANDS, which salutes Black heroes, and is on view free to the public […]

Brooklyn Music School Announces Toddler Yoga & Dance Class
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Brooklyn Music School Announces Toddler Yoga & Dance Class

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) has announced Toddler Yoga and Dance Class for 2s and 3s, running September through December. Classes run Monday – Friday, 10am-10:45am. Registration is $240/trimester. To register, call  (718) 638 5660 or visithttps://bms.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=177286. This unique program is being offered by BMS and MUSE Academy for parents who want their little ones to explore dance, yoga […]

How to Get Your Child to Do Homework Without a Fight
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How to Get Your Child to Do Homework Without a Fight

By Carol Tuttle, author of The Child Whisperer When it comes to your child’s homework, do you beg, plead, or bribe? Do you threaten consequences? You can make homework easier for both you and your children with some simple tips that honor their natural energy. Every child has a dominant Energy Type that determines the way […]

Starz Launches National "Share Your Voice" Spoken Word Contest for its New Original Series "America to Me"
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Starz Launches National “Share Your Voice” Spoken Word Contest for its New Original Series “America to Me”

Starz, a Lionsgate company, has announce that submissions are being accepted from U.S. students for the opportunity to win a $25,000 scholarship from the “Share Your Voice” spoken word contest in conjunction with the new STARZ Original series “America to Me,” debuting Sunday, August 26 at 10 PM ET/PT. The 10-part documentary series from Emmy […]

5th Annual Benefit Celebrates the Success of All Star Code
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5th Annual Benefit Celebrates the Success of All Star Code

By Dr. Nathasha Brooks-Harris   Over $900,000 was recently raised for All Star Code’s technical entrepreneurial program for young males of color. In excess of $300,000 of that amount was raised live at the 5thannual summer benefit in an auction and live appeal. The benefit honored Van Jones, CNN political commentator and president and founder […]

5 Tips for Working Moms to Survive the Back- to -School Hustle
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5 Tips for Working Moms to Survive the Back- to -School Hustle

  By Holly Caplan   From the moment my daughter got out of school in May to the end of July, was a complete blur. It was a blur of summer camp, work, travel, deadlines, proposals and pool parties.  The fact that she was going back to school in three weeks had not occurred to […]

National Scholarship Opportunity Launches Just in Time for Back-to-School Season
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National Scholarship Opportunity Launches Just in Time for Back-to-School Season

First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg has announced the launch of the NEST 529 Back-to-School Photo Drawing, a new scholarship opportunity open to families across the United States. Beginning today, NEST 529 invites families to capture and submit back-to-school photos of children 8 years old or younger by September 30, 2018, […]