Education

Dr. Helene Gayle: How Spelman College’s President Serves as a Leader in the HBCU Community

by Sebastian Castro Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were created after the Civil War to provide a space for African Americans to receive higher education. At that point in time, the majority of institutions were still segregated and denied African Americans the right to attend. Today, there are 101 institutions in the United States […]

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Visions of the Future: Valedictorian Speeches from the Nation’s Top HBCUs

Spelman Alum Chandler Nutall: HBCUs from a Student’s Perspective by Sebastian Castro Chandler Nutall was one of four valedictorians in the Spelman College Class of 2023. She graduated summa cum laude and is currently a member of the Coro Fellows program in New York City. She was president of the Spelman Student Government Association and

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Easy, Safe, and for Everyone: The Essentials of Opening a Bank Account

There are many reasons for opening a bank account. From depositing a check to making a transfer, working with a bank makes it seamless to manage your money in a safe way.  Opening up a bank account also makes it easier to pay bills on time, open a debit card, deposit and withdraw money from

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Tony Weaver, Jr.: Spreading Self-Acceptance, one Book at a Time

By Sebastian Castro Tony Weaver, Jr. is an award-winning author, public speaker, social media influencer, and CEO of the nonprofit Weird Enough Productions, a “social impact organization that uses diverse stories to empower young people and the adults that support them.” Weaver made history in 2018 as the first comic writer to make it onto

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Engages Sold-Out NJPAC Crowd with Cosmic Insights on November 30th

by Shah Dabiri Photo by Marius Bugge NEWARK, NOV 30 — The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) bore witness to an electrifying cosmic discourse as acclaimed local astrophysicist and nationally recognized man of the Cosmos,  Neil deGrasse Tyson took center stage in a sold-out two-hour lecture, captivating attendees with a sweeping exploration of cutting-edge

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Hip Hop Public Health and Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures ® Introduce the “Paste Time” Educator Toolkit to Help Teachers Integrate Oral Health Education into the Classroom

NEW YORK, NY – November 30, 2023 – The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® (BSBF) program and Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH) announce the development of the Paste Time Educator Toolkit, a free, online educational teaching resource to help educators include oral health education in their curriculum. The toolkit continues the partnership between BSBF and

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Yonkers Mayor Spano Presents School Spotlight Award to Robert C. Dodson School

YONKERS, NY – November 30, 2023 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today joined Yonkers Board of Education President Rev. Steve Lopez and Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Luis Rodriguez to present his School Spotlight Award to the deserving administration, faculty, staff, parents and students at Robert C. Dodson School. Under the leadership of Principal Romulo Ramirez, Robert

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JPMorgan Chase Hosts Event with Nigel Sylvester Foundation in Harlem

by Derrel Jazz Johnson JPMorgan Chase, BMX athlete Nigel Sylvester, and his Nigel Sylvester Foundation teamed up for their fifth financial health event in New York City recently at the Chase Harlem Community Center in the heart of Harlem on 125th Street. Several dozen children of various ages attended and answered questions from Sylvester and

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JPMorgan Chase’s The Fellowship Initiative: Assisting Achievement of Young Minds

Although there’s no secret recipe for success, access to resources like mentors, professional networks and internships can help young people as they navigate the transition from school into the workforce. For over a decade JPMorgan Chase’s flagship college and career readiness program, The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) has helped young men of color across the country

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