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Cultural Clashes In The Classroom
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Cultural Clashes In The Classroom

Numerous studies have revealed that African-American students are more likely than their white peers to face referrals to the office, suspension, expulsion or other forms of discipline at school. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Renae Azziz, founder and director of Virtuoso Education Consulting (www.virtuosoed.com), which provides professional development training to teachers […]

Ronald McDonald House Charities Announces Launch of "African American Future Achievers Scholarship"
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Ronald McDonald House Charities Announces Launch of “African American Future Achievers Scholarship”

Ronald McDonald House Charities® African American Future Achievers Scholarship (RMHC®-AAFA) announced it will be awarding four-year scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. Applications are now available online for students who have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (Fairfield County) areas. The […]

New Diversity Initiative Offers Paid New York Internships to Minority Journalism Students
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New Diversity Initiative Offers Paid New York Internships to Minority Journalism Students

To address the underrepresentation of minority journalists in newsrooms, the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism will launch a diversity initiative that includes an all-expenses-paid, two-month summer internship program for 20 participants and free tuition for five students. The three-year diversity initiative is supported by $1.2 million from the John S. […]

Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies by 3-to-1 Margin
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Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies by 3-to-1 Margin

The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA). The findings come as school districts implement the U.S. […]

Over 600 Attendees at the CUNY & CUCF MWBE 2014 "Opportunity Knocks" Conference at John Jay College
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Over 600 Attendees at the CUNY & CUCF MWBE 2014 “Opportunity Knocks” Conference at John Jay College

The City University of New York (CUNY) and the City University Construction Fund (CUCF) 2014 Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises “Opportunity Knocks” conference featured workshops on How to Do Business with CUNY; CUCF and Major Construction Project Highlights; Understanding the Affordable Care Act; and Strategies to Accelerate Revenue Growth among a full range of other […]

ASPiRE Advances Its Education Outreach by Partnering with the White House
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ASPiRE Advances Its Education Outreach by Partnering with the White House

ASPiRE, the television network that celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans, announced today a partnership with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) to increase awareness of the value and the legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to expose college students to entrepreneurs and professionals in corporate and private […]

Successful "Build-A-Backpack" Back-to-School Drive Held In Uniondale
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Successful “Build-A-Backpack” Back-to-School Drive Held In Uniondale

On September 7, 2014, The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc’s youth initiative, The H.I.P. H.O.P. Movement Youth Program, hosted their first “Build-A-Backpack” Back to School Drive at Smith Street Park in Uniondale. The Project Leaders, Keith & Altanya Burgess, wanted to provide children with much needed back to school supplies who may not have […]

5 Ways to Change How Teachers Function  in K-12 Classrooms
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5 Ways to Change How Teachers Function in K-12 Classrooms

Less than half of high school graduates who took the SAT in 2013 were prepared for college, continuing a five-year trend. Less than half – 44 percent — who took the ACT had the reading skills necessary for college. That’s down from 53 percent in 2009. And nearly a third failed to meet standards in […]

TFCU Awards Scholarships to Long Island High School Students
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TFCU Awards Scholarships to Long Island High School Students

Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU), Long Island’s largest member-based credit union, recently awarded six Long Island high school students with $1,000 scholarships to help fund their higher education. “We would like to congratulate this year’s scholarship winners,” says Robert G. Allen, President & CEO, TFCU. “As a locally grown credit union, we strongly support the next generation of Long […]

African American Museum On Schedule To Open In 2016 In Washington, DC.
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African American Museum On Schedule To Open In 2016 In Washington, DC.

For the past two years construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, has been below ground. But now its above ground reaching skyward on track for its public opening in 2016. Established by Congress the museum was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2003. A […]

Ford Announces $1 Million Donation to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Ford Announces $1 Million Donation to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ford Motor Company is building on a century-long commitment to supporting the African American community with a $1 million donation to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The donation from Ford Motor Company Fund, the company’s philanthropic arm, will support the museum’s capital campaign. It will also go toward funding key […]

College Bound High School Senior Is “Walking Towards A Brighter Future”
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College Bound High School Senior Is “Walking Towards A Brighter Future”

On  Saturday, June 21st, The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc hosted their very first 8K Walk-A-Thon. The theme of the event was entitled “Walking Towards a Brighter Future.” The section set for the Walk-A-Thon had a few corporate sponsors, some volunteers and a great turn out of participants, both young and seasoned walkers, who […]

New Social Experiment Reveals Harmful Impact Commonly Used Phrase has on Girls
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New Social Experiment Reveals Harmful Impact Commonly Used Phrase has on Girls

“You run like a girl” or “you throw like a girl” are common insults we’ve all heard or said at one point. Always, the leader in global feminine care, is launching a new campaign today to change the negative perception of the phrase and make “like a girl” a declaration that means downright amazing. The […]

How to Recognize Danger in the Workplace & at Schools
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How to Recognize Danger in the Workplace & at Schools

Shocking acts of public violence continue to dominate the news: Shootings at Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard – considered workplace incidents, a stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school. About 2 million employees are affected by workplace violence every year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “This is not simply a case […]

8K Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser For College Scholarships
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8K Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser For College Scholarships

The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc., through our youth initiative, The H.I.P. H.O.P. Movement Community Enrichment and Economic Development Program, will be hosting their 1st Annual 2014 8K Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser  on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:30am at Wantagh Park . The 2014 8K Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser was developed through the Foundation’s youth initiative program, The […]