SISTER 2 SISTER MAGAZINE SEEKS FALL AND SPRING INTERNS FOR 2013/14
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) — Sister 2 Sister Magazine, a monthly four-color print and online magazine for urban African-American women, is now accepting interns for two of their programs – The Editorial Internship program and the Digital Media Internship program.
Both internships are available to college students whose course of study allows college credit for working in a journalism environment. The student must implement arrangements for credit, including reports to instructors.
Expectations for the Editorial Internship include: Assisting editors with duties such as reviewing transcripts and video footage, fact checking, researching, transcribing and reporting. Interns will learn valuable lessons about how a publication is put together, including research, writing, learning how to meet prompt deadlines and how to deliver multimedia content. Read more…
MAGIC JOHNSON GIVING AWAY 30 SCHOLARSHIPS TO MINORITY STUDENTS
— The deadline to apply is February 2, 2013. —
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) — In 1998, Magic Johnson, through his Magic Johnson Foundation, created the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program, named after Taylor Michaels, one of his former employees who passed away during that year. Throughout her life, Taylor was known for displaying an intense passion and commitment to youth development, and so for the last 14 years, he has carried her passion forward via the scholarship program. Read more…
WHO: Jay Morrison & Friends, Hosted by Power 105.1 & MTV2’s Charlamagne
WHAT: PCC Youth Empowerment Concert
WHEN: October 11, 2012
WHERE: Malcolm X. Shabazz Stadium 80 Johnson Ave Newark, NJ 07108
ADMISSION: FREE Read more…
By NICK CHILES
A widely reported study out of the University of Houston, claiming that there is no added academic benefit for black students when they have black teachers, severely misses the point. As any black parent who has had a few years of experience in American schools can tell you, it’s the quality of the teacher, not the teacher’s skin color, that is the critical issue affecting student achievement. We all want GOOD teachers for our kids, not necessarily black teachers.
But there is a further point to be made here. I believe that when a black teacher is really good, which means she has the ability to get your child to see herself differently, to believe in herself, to start looking at the world in a different way, it can have an even deeper impact on a black child than with a white teacher who is equally good. It’s sort of like finding a love partner of a different race—of course a white woman can be just as good a partner to me as a black woman, but all things being equal, I don’t think a white woman will ever be able to understand me and all the cultural, historical, psychological and emotional issues that are lodged deep in my psyche, carried in my blood, the way a black woman would. I think the same is true of good teachers. Read more…
By Denene Millner
Clearly this officer is not the brightest porch light on the block, but the entire episode brings up something we’ve written about on MyBrownBaby on more than one occasion: Police officers and kids just do not go together. It’s simply asking for way more trouble than it’s worth. Read more…
By NICK CHILES
Something remarkable happened in Detroit this past week: dozens of students at the all-male Frederick Douglass Academy walked out of school together to protest the depressingly bad education that they have been receiving at this public school. The students claim that teachers are consistently absent, the school leadership is in disarray, they don’t have enough textbooks and so many of them have been left unattended by teachers calling in sick that dozens of students regularly gather together in the cafeteria and other common areas because they have nothing else to do.
The protest is taking place in a city that is viewed as one of the worst urban school districts in the nation. On the first day of school this year in Detroit, the attendance rate was 55 percent! Read more…
By NICK CHILES
The family of a middle school student in Georgia has filed a lawsuit against the school district because administrators, suspecting that the 7th grader was in possession of marijuana, forced the youngster to strip down to his underwear in front of classmates. The boy had no drugs—but he was wearing Superman underwear. In the year since the traumatic incident occurred, the boy has acquired a new nickname throughout the school. You guessed it—Superman. His mother said his interest and commitment to school has suffered a severe blow. Read more…
Most of you know me as CurlyNikki – natural hair advocate and Gia’s
slave mom. But if you couldn’t tell from the ‘on the couch’ theme, I’m also The Licensed Psychotherapist Formerly known as Alicia (my gub’ment name). And as inspired by Prince, I’m working on a symbol… hmm, maybe a fro. But I digress.
I work primarily with women struggling with issues related to interpersonal relationships, anxiety, depression, body image disorders and PTSD. When the Hubs and I finally pick a city and stay put, I have plans to open my own practice. Psychology is my first love and no matter where this fantabulous CurlyNikki ride takes me, I will always be a therapist.
BE INSPIRED TO GET YOUR DEGREE WITH “WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T GO TO COLLEGE?” – THE PREMIERE RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS PURSUING A COLLEGE EDUCATION
— For the first time ever, education coach Tanya Knight shares her proven, time-tested strategies for educational success in an in-depth book that guides students, parents, adult learners and professionals through the higher education process. —
Orlando, FL(BlackNews.com) — Intended to inspire students of all ages to fulfill their educational goals, Who Says You Can’t Go To College? is the #1 tool to guide parents, professionals, struggling high-school students and adult learners through the entire collegiate experience – from applications to graduation. Written by education-extraordinaire Tanya Knight – a woman nationally-recognized as “America’s Education Coach” – this 160-page book, available in print or as an e-book, is guaranteed to get you into the school of your dreams.
In today’s struggling economy, many students don’t know how they’re going to pay for college. Even worse, more than 60% of students graduate from high school unprepared for the college experience, and seek remedial classes upon matriculation. Learn how to handle these education issues and more with Knight’s premiere educational resource – Who Says You Can’t Go To College? – created to give students, parents and adult learners interested in pursuing a college degree the preparation necessary to achieve their educational goals. Read more…
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…
NATIONAL SORORITY OF PHI DELTA KAPPA, INC. HOLDS 88TH ANNIVERSARY CONCLAVE
(left to right) Photographer Lloyd Dennis accepting award with presenter Lee Barnes, President of the Eastern Region Anthropos; and Cleveland Call and Post Editor Constance Harper being inducted as an Honorary Member by Betty J. Dixon, National President.
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) — National President Betty J. Dixon of Shaker Heights, Ohio presided over the 88th Anniversary Biennial Conclave of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. (NSPDK) at the New Orleans Marriott from July 15 through 22, 2011, attended by over 750 members and guests with Alpha Theta Chapter, New Orleans, Louisiana as host. The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., an organization dedicated to the highest ideals of the teaching profession, consists of 150 chapters ranging from California to Florida and from Connecticut to Texas. Read more…
BILL GATES ANNOUNCES 2012 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME MINORITY STUDENTS
— Gates’ non-profit organization is giving away 1,000 scholarships for the 2011-2012 school season —
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) — The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMS) will select 1,000 talented students next year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Scholars will also be provided with personal and professional development through their leadership programs, along with academic support throughout their college career. Read more…