NEW YORK STATE SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY WELCOMES BLACK COLLEGE EXPO TO NEW YORK
— “Students have the opportunity to get ACCEPTED on the SPOT” —
New York, NY (BlackNews.com) — New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley Welcomes the Black College Expo(BCE) to New York to help students and their families with the college admission process. The expo will take place on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at York College, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11451, with an after-show from 3-5 p.m.
The mission this year is to provide on-the-spot resources to help students and their families realize their dream of going to college and becoming successful students. One of the main seminar topics is “The Parent University”, where parents will learn how to get funding for a college education via financial aid. BCE and The Scholarship Academy have been responsible for close to 3 million dollars in scholarships to students. Students will meet with various colleges, including 30+ historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). 11th and 12th grade students will have the opportunity to get accepted on the spot and get scholarships too. Read more…
DO IT NOW!! – Daily Word September 26, 2011
Former Death Row Records R&B Songstress, Jewell, Sets Release Date For Tell-All Novel “My Blood, My Sweat and My Tears”, e-Book And Soundtrack, Out October 25th
The release date for the highly anticipated and controversial novel, “My Blood, My Sweat and My Tears” by Jewell, is set for October 25, 2011, available as a digital e-Book, along with the official Soundtrack of the same title, from Besthand Entertainment. The commercial for the tell-all book is available now on YouTube, containing music from the soundtrack.
The books physical release date is yet to be announced, but expected later this year. Songs featured on the commercial include “Sleeping with the Enemy”, “Everything’s Gonna be Alright”, and “If You Believe”, which will be the first single taken from the soundtrack. Read more…
By Adam Aziz
SMILEYBOOKS CONFRONTS EDUCATION CRISIS IN NEW E-BOOK, TOO IMPORTANT TO FAIL: SAVING AMERICA’S BOYS
— #1 Amazon E-book Part of Tavis Smiley’s Yearlong Education Initiative —
New York, NY(BlackNews.com) — Seven thousand students drop out of high school every day in America and young Black males suffer the nation’s highest casualties. What are the odds that a young Black male in America will use education as a stepping-stone to success? Broadcaster and SmileyBooks publisher Tavis Smiley’s PBS primetime special TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS: “Too Important to Fail,” which premiered September 13, turned the spotlight on this undeclared crisis in American education – and asked each of us to wrestle with the staggering 50 percent dropout rate among young Black males and its impact on America’s future. Read more…