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In NYC Schools, Free Lunch, if Healthy, Could Mean Better Learning

The results? The healthier the lunches offered, the higher the end-of-year test scores. Brookings says…

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Black Enterprise Editor Honored With ‘Heroine of Excellence’ Award

BE Editor recognized as an up-and-comer in media world

Black Enterprise’s Digital Editor Selena Hill was honored as one of several Heroines of Excellence…

By Samara Lynn

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Gordon Parks

Activists and Hollywood Elite Celebrate the Gordon Parks Legacy

Rep. John Lewis, Stephen Colbert, and other stars gathered to honor Gordon Parks and those making a social impact in today's society

Rep. John Lewis and Mavis Staples were among the honorees at The Gordon Parks Awards…

By Selena Hill

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Yotel-Times-Square

My Stay at YOTEL: The Hotel of the Future

Are you ready for a tech-enabled hotel space?

The room was super high-tech. The bed rose up and down at the push of…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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WE tv's Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta Premiere Screening Event

Bow Wow and Crew Make Their Broadcast Debut on WE tv’s ‘Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta’

Let's just say, I've found my new reality TV obsession

Last night was the series premiere of Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta. However, I was given a…

By Jordan Willard

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game

The Education Software That Increases Test Scores

Practice math concepts with DreamBox Learning

What grabbed my attention? “Wealthy parents knew about this,” Woolley-Wilson told me. “We think it’s…

By Robin White Goode

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TV watching

Low-Income Five-Year-Olds Hurt by Too Much TV Watching

Highest income kids not affected at all

How much TV watching will hurt your kids’ math skills and ability to focus? That…

By Robin White Goode

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La Vesha Parker

Day In The Life: Meet Etsy Software Engineer La Vesha Parker

Meet La Vesha Parker, a Software Engineer at Etsy located in Brooklyn, New York. See…

By Black Enterprise

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Uber

In New York City, Tipping Your Uber Driver May Become Mandatory

They are fighting for the rights of Uber drivers in one of the world's busiest cities

An organization representing independent taxi drivers, sent a petition to the Taxi and Limousine Commission…

By Samara Lynn

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Intrepid

Sign Up Your Girl for Summer STEM Fun at NYC Intrepid

Girls can get a jump on summer fun and STEM skills in an exciting NYC program for 8th and 9th-grade students

The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Complex in New York City is now accepting…

By Samara Lynn

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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect Uses the Summer to Help Kids Learn

PMP helps students make academic gains, instead of going down the summer slide

I recently learned about one such organization, Practice Makes Perfect, a New York City-based program…

By Robin White Goode

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segregation

What’s the Answer to Extreme Academic Segregation in NYC?

The solution may be to stop screening students to get into the city’s top schools

Finally, we need to raise the bar in grades pre-K to 8 overall. Everyone knows…

By Robin White Goode

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Travel Around the World Without Jumping on a Plane

A metro card can get you far in a city filled with history and culture

New York City is one of the few places in the world, where you can…

By Kandia Johnson

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Apollo

Apollo Crowd Cheers and Jeers on Debate Night

It's show time at the Apollo; featuring Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and a politically diverse group of panelists prepared to share their expertise, following the first round of 2016 presidential debates

There was no better place to watch the highly anticipated presidential debate on Monday than…

By Selena Hill

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Startup52

Startup52 NYC Accelerator Presents “We Color Tech”

Startup52 is helping founders from underrepresented communities launch the businesses of their dreams in the heart of NYC

Smack dab in the middle of bustling Times Square is one of the most diversified…

By Samara Lynn

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high school

Prepare Students for College While They’re in High School

Is the purpose of school to prepare students academically?

The Hechinger Report explains how such students end up in the swamp of remedial or…

By Robin White Goode

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NYPD

NYPD Rolls Out Tech From African American-Led Company to Fight Gun Violence

A new technology solution called ShotSpotter from SST, Inc., a company led by African American tech veteran, Ralph A. Clark, will help the NYPD minimize gun violence

The New York City Police Department recently launched a million dollar technology initiative, in its…

By Samara Lynn

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city eats

City Eats: Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple

From kosher steakhouses to Harlem hotspots, these are some of the best restaurants in New York City

Check out this list of the best restaurants in New York City that you have…

By Kimberly Wilson

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School suspensions

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Reduces School Suspensions

Empathy helps forge strong student-teacher relationships

According to a study led by Stanford social psychology researcher Jason A. Okonofua, respect and…

By Robin White Goode

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Black Girls Rock Google

Black girls build games with Google in New York City

The girls were taught how to build a game using the programming language Scratch.

By Samara Lynn

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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