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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, […]

Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Congratulates Daughter, Kennedy Abrahams On Being Accepted To a National STEM Program
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Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Congratulates Daughter, Kennedy Abrahams On Being Accepted To a National STEM Program

Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams congratulated his daughter, Kennedy Abrahams, on her recent acceptance to the National Youth Leadership Forum “Pathways to STEM Alumni” program. Pathways to STEM connects students interested in science, technology, engineering, and medicine with fellow high-achieving Envision alumni. “I am extremely proud of Kennedy- this is a great opportunity for learning and […]

NYC Teen Receives National Recognition for Empowering Girls Around the World
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NYC Teen Receives National Recognition for Empowering Girls Around the World

    Yardena Gerwin an 18-year-old from NYC, has received recognition for updating and empowering the NYC chapter of the national Girl Up campaign through her program Empowering Girls in NYC and the Developing World Through Building the NY Girl Up Coalition. Yardena was recently announced as a recipient of the 2018 Diller Teen Tikkun […]

Liberia First Lady To Be Honored By UNIA-ACL In New York
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Liberia First Lady To Be Honored By UNIA-ACL In New York

The First Lady of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Clar Duncan-Weah, will be honored by the Universal Negro Improvement Association & African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) at Dinner Reception & Fundraiser in her honor at Occasions Catering Hall located at 127-08 Merrick Blvd, Queens, NY on Wednesday, July 18. The grand ceremony, scheduled to begin at […]

"Developing Intention", the 2018 Exhibition of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Annual Expanding the Walls Program
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“Developing Intention”, the 2018 Exhibition of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Annual Expanding the Walls Program

From July 13 through August 31, 2018, Developing Intention, the 2018 exhibition of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s annual Expanding the Walls program, will be on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. While the Studio Museum is closed to the public to prepare for the start of construction on […]

What to do When Your Child HATES Math
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What to do When Your Child HATES Math

By Kate Snow Kids hate math for many different reasons. Some find it too hard, others find it overwhelming, and still others are so bored by it that they can hardly bring themselves to complete their assignments. But whatever the reason, nothing ruins a day (and mom’s nerves) like fighting about math. The constant arguing, […]

Success Academy Graduates its First Class
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Success Academy Graduates its First Class

      The pioneering class of Success Academy scholars, who began their journey in the network’s first elementary school on 118th Street in Harlem in 2006, graduated Thursday with stellar college plans.   All 16 seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges, most of which are ranked as selective or highly selective. They include […]

Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams Featured in Speakers Series - June 14th
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Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams Featured in Speakers Series – June 14th

The Hero In The Helmet: Colin Kaepernick’s Inspirational Story Chronicled In New Children’s Book!
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The Hero In The Helmet: Colin Kaepernick’s Inspirational Story Chronicled In New Children’s Book!

First-time author Joa Macnalie has just released The Hero In The Helmet: Colin Kaepernick, through Melanin Origins, LLC.  The book, which is written in a third-person narrative, will educate both parents and children on the life and legacy of this modern-day inspirational maverick.  The Hero In The Helmet is available at Barnes & Noble nationwide as well in a […]

At New York State's First-Ever Girls Chess Championship, Success Academy Scholars Dominate
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At New York State’s First-Ever Girls Chess Championship, Success Academy Scholars Dominate

Success Academy students Emily Booncharoen and Pari Patni took home the top two spots for the K-6 championship division in New York State’s first ever Girls Chess Championship this past weekend. Their team, Success Academy Hudson Yards, placed first in the division.   The inaugural tournament was held at the New Explorations into Science, Technology, […]

Students Participated in Prestigious Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort
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Students Participated in Prestigious Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort

      One hundred teens from across the nation participated in Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine — a four-day, immersive and transformational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida which concluded this weekend. The 100 students were selected from thousands of applicants nationwide for this once-in-a-lifetime mentoring program […]

Actors Danny Glover and Delroy Lindo Join Inaugural "From the Fire" Summer Leadership Academy for Young Men of Color at Princeton University
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Actors Danny Glover and Delroy Lindo Join Inaugural “From the Fire” Summer Leadership Academy for Young Men of Color at Princeton University

Leadership development, mentoring, and Rites of Passage are the focuses of the new From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men on July 22-August 3, 2018. Operated by At the Well Conferences, Inc.; a provider of events for teens since 2009, the inaugural two-week boarding program at Princeton University is designed for young men of […]

National PR Day Parade Launches 2018 Scholarship Program
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National PR Day Parade Launches 2018 Scholarship Program

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) is now accepting applications for its 2018 National Scholarship Program. This year the program 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 […]