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The Power Of “Education”-Today’s Black Pearls For Parents

Every weekday morning at 10am, I bring you a daily affirmation from Black Pearls for Parents the book by author Eric V. Copage. They are inspirational thoughts, practical advice, and pearls of wisdom specifically designed for African-American parents.

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Use Your Influence To Make A Difference

Are you happy with what is going on in the world? Do you believe you can make a difference? If you witness injustice would you get involved? If someone wanted your opinion on something would you give it?  Only you can answer these questions. Spend time with self answering the questions.

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Jay-Z 101 at Georgetown University [VIDEO]

Author and educator Michael Eric Dyson is decoding the rhymes of rapper Jay-Z to teach students at Georgetown University about race, gender and poverty...

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Fetal Origins: How The First Nine Months Shapes Your Life

While surfacing the internet last night, I came across a TED Talk that really interested me. It was by science writer Annie Murphy Paul.  She talked about fetal origins. Paul starting the talk with a pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born.

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The Power To Create: It’s Yours To Discover

One of the people I admired was the late Steve Jobs. He has left us with a legacy in technology. I don’t know if he’s more popular now that he’s gone versus when he was alive.  Seems like daily we are learning more about him. 

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Reinventing Education One Step At A Time

If you were to grade your son or daughter’s school, what grade would you give them?  Are they passing with flying colors or failing miserably?

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Denzel Washington Donates Over $2 Million To Fordham University

Kudos to Tony and Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington  for donating over $2 million to Fordham University for a scholarship for minority theatre majors. It also creates the Denzel Washington  Chair in Theatre.

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50 Cent Writes Children’s Book, Deals With Bullying

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has a new tilte to his name, author. 50 cent has penned a novel for teens called Playground.  The book follows a troubled 13-year old teen named Butterball.  The character mimics a younger Jackson and his experience with bullying.

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Thank You: Take The Dare, Live The Challenge

Life moves so fast that we forget the many things we should be thankful for.  These are the things we usually take for granted.   I think you know what I mean.  We are not talking rocket science here.  We are talking basic facts. 

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Hank Aaron Establishes Scholarship At Clark Atlanta

There’s word that baseball legend Hank Aaron has established a $100,000 scholarship at Clark Atlanta University to help students pay for their education.  The money is coming from the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation.   It’s for students pursuing careers in public service, teaching, social work, humanities, science and medicine.

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Bill Gates 2012 Scholarships For Low Income Minority Students

The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMC) will select 1,000 talented students next year to receive a scholarship to use at any college or university.  Students will also be provided with skills they can use in their leadership programs and academic support throughout their college career

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New High School Allows Students to Earn College Degree and Land Job with IBM

The IBM International Foundation and the New York City Public Schools have collaborated to create the new Pathways in Technology Early College High School, which will open in September.

Dubbed “P-Tech,” students can earn a standard four-year diploma, or opt to stay for two extra years — after which they’ll graduate with an associate’s degree in computer science from CUNY’s College of Technology (City Tech) for free. They can then continue their studies at City Tech, attend other colleges and apply the credits they’ve already earned, or be considered for employment by IBM’s IT department and at other companies.

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