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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 […]

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 […]