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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 […]

The Mothers of the Movement [M.O.M.S] Celebrated
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The Mothers of the Movement [M.O.M.S] Celebrated

Fifty years ago, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer founded the National Black Theatre (NBT). NBT, New York City’s oldest continually run Black theater, is celebrating its golden anniversary with “NBT Beyond Walls,” with activities across the city, country and world. On Saturday in honor of Women’s History Month, National Black Theatre partnered with the Weeksville Heritage […]

Dr. Karl W. Reid, Executive Director National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Visits Long Island
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Dr. Karl W. Reid, Executive Director National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Visits Long Island

Dr. Karl W. Reid, Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) visited The Long Island (NY) Chapter, The Links Incorporated under the leadership of Leah E. Watson, President at Springboard Incubators in Hempstead. The Long Island Links NSBE Jr Chapter hosted Dr. Reid, special guests former Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper and Steven […]

The American Museum of Natural History Celebrates 150 Years
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The American Museum of Natural History Celebrates 150 Years

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) has announced a multi-year series of events, programs, exhibitions, and projects that will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Museum, culminating in the opening of its new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. Beginning this March with the new exhibition T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, the Museum will […]

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 […]