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Bring Back Our Girls!!

Bring Back Our Girls!!

Days have passed into weeks and we are hopefully not heading into months of captivity for almost 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last month from a village school by the Boko Haram insurgent group. ‘It has been reported that some of these girls have successfully escaped their captors, according to a local official,’ Nigerian newspapers reports. […]

Empowerment: "I am the Boss!"

Empowerment: “I am the Boss!”

I recently gave a speech before An Empowerment Luncheon for the 100 Black Women of Suffolk County. I was so honored to speak before such an impressive group of women. The topic was economic empowerment and compiling this speech required that I examine my own view of how to become empowered. I believe that there […]

What Does It Mean To Be Black In the American Media?

What Does It Mean To Be Black In the American Media?

What does it mean to be Black in America?  In this day and age, one would think for a myriad of reasons that any racial disparities in this country have greatly diminished. The most obvious evidence for this perhaps, is that a Black man is the face of our country. But this is false. The […]

Walmart Commits to Helping African Americans Pursue Higher Education, Job Training & Placement

Walmart Commits to Helping African Americans Pursue Higher Education, Job Training & Placement

Walmart has furthered its commitment to provide greater access to opportunities across 20 U.S. communities with the announcement of $1.75 million in grants from the Walmart Foundation to three of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Urban League (NUL) and United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The […]

12 Ways to a Healthier and Happier Family in 2014

12 Ways to a Healthier and Happier Family in 2014

Your family can start 2014 the right way with a healthier and happier outlook on life. Having a positive attitude towards the new year will create upbeat energy that the whole family will share and put everyone in a good mood. The beginning of a new year is the time to start off fresh by […]

3 Things Every Woman Should Know About Herself & Her Money

3 Things Every Woman Should Know About Herself & Her Money

If you’re a woman, chances are good that in the years ahead, it will be you and you alone who’s responsible for managing your money. That could be a problem: Even among the very affluent, many women admit they know little to nothing about bigger-picture money concerns such as financial planning and investment management, according […]

YOUTH TRUTH: Young People Speak Out!

YOUTH TRUTH: Young People Speak Out!

In an innovative and bold initiative to hear, support, and amplify the voices of young people, BK Nation, a new national organization focused on education, leadership, violence prevention, jobs, and civic engagement, is partnering with popular brands Hot 97, Vibe, Russell Simmons’ Global Grind, and Prezi to launch “YOUTH TRUTH: Young People Speak Out!” The […]

African-American College Football Players Earn Top Honors for Community Service

African-American College Football Players Earn Top Honors for Community Service

Many student athletes who excel on the field also score points in their personal lives by successfully balancing athletics, schoolwork and giving back to their communities. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), along with sponsorship partner Allstate, recognizes college/university football players of exemplary character with their annual Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® award, one of […]

The Spirit Connection: Chris Flisher Brings The Art Of Mandala To Cape Verde Through Art In Embassies

The Spirit Connection: Chris Flisher Brings The Art Of Mandala To Cape Verde Through Art In Embassies

Entering the hotel lobby I spotted Chris Flisher right away. Long grey flowing hair, laid-back composure.  We are sitting down for a chat at a hotel in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa, where Flisher has come from Massachusetts to be part of the Art in Embassies program. Among other things, Flisher is […]

The Death of Trayvon Martin and the Shame of American Justice……(Commentary by Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams, Owner, NYTrend)

The Death of Trayvon Martin and the Shame of American Justice……(Commentary by Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams, Owner, NYTrend)

Think of the shame we have brought down upon us by airing our dirty laundry for the entire world to see. Land of the free, home of the brave, freedom and justice for all. Do these words still apply after the verdict by a jury of six-women:  five white, one Hispanic- who concluded that on […]