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During unprecedented unemployment and marketplace uncertainty, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Tyrone Oliver has figured out a way to ensure youth who need jobs and funding for higher education can obtain them. It’s called the F.R.E.S.H. (Focusing Resources Effectively to Sustain Hope) Start Initiative. The DJJ’s most recent partnership is with the Pinky Cole…

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Black College Expo™ is an 11-city tour that encourages education and entrepreneurship among African American teens and young adults across the nation. Tyeler Reign, season five winner of “The Rap Game,” Jermaine Dupri’s music competition show on Lifetime Television, had signed on to be an ambassador for Black College Expo™ until all tour stops this…

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Jessica Kuhnen is a licensed clinical social worker and founder of Hyde Park Center for Healing, a private mental health practice where she and five other clinicians treat disorders such as anxiety, depression and complex trauma. She also recently launched a private yacht chartering company called Belief in Process Boating and helped create two scholarships to benefit…

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The distinguished gentlemen of the Detroit Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, recently ​hosted their ​fourth annual Night Kap with this year’s theme being The Official Segue To The Summer. Attendees ​wore summer chic attire a​s they filled​ the Garden Theater in midtown Detroit. This year, the purpose was to gift a community…

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What began as a slogan for Lebron James years ago has become a reality. We are all witnesses to his greatness. Every game James plays it appears that he makes NBA history. James is seventh in scoring in the history of the NBA, and in his 15th season has accomplished legendary feats. At age 33,…

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This past week, HBCU powerhouse Spelman College announced that it would be creating two scholarships to award to LGBTQ students. The Levi Watkins Jr. Scholars Program “will call attention to the importance of making visible the courageous and significant work of LGBTQ scholar activists within and beyond the academy, especially at HBCUs,” Spelman Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall said in a…

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On April 8, the Wolverine Bar Association held its 56th Annual Barrister’s Ball Mardi Gras in Motown at the Marriott Renaissance Center located in Downtown Detroit. Every year, more than 1,500 leaders from the legal, business, civic and political communities and various socialites attend the Barrister’s Ball. Attendees enjoyed music and gathered in their best black-tie attire to…

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The Kappa Detroit Foundation definitely knows how to party with a purpose. The organization recently raised funds for grants and scholarships at Diamond Life, a J5 founders’ day celebration commemorating 105 years of honorable achievement. Held in the Grand Ballroom at the Downtown Doubletree-Hilton hotel, the event raised over $2,000. Several of Detroit’s finest, including fellow Greeks,…

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Darius Nix, the founder and executive director of Friends in the City Foundation, has 14 years of educating students from early childhood to high school. He has made a deliberate choice to effect change in the world by impacting the lives of children directly through education, thus creating a brighter future. We spoke to Nix…

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Recently, rolling out had the privilege of attending an event held by Friends in the City Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. The event served as part fundraiser and part wine tasting and attracted the beautiful people of Chicago. The goal of Friends in the City is providing college scholarships and assistance to individuals with financial needs. They also partner and support schools by…

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Funk Fest, a production of Variety Entertainment, announced a partnership with non-profit organization Lifting As We Climb (LAWC), to award $50,000 in scholarships to deserving students, with support from Pepsi in all markets. Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to two students in each of the cities that Funk Fest will tour…

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Apparently for students at North Idaho College, there was an alternative program for much-needed financial aid for school. Instead of going through the normal channels of filling out forms and standing in line, you just had to go to Craigslist. It was there that former financial aid director Joseph Bekken offered students financial aid in…

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The Koch Brothers have contributed to many Republican causes.  It is also true that they have donated millions of dollars to cancer research, education, entrepreneurship, arts, science, and various other interests. Historically, various wealthy families have supported the research of educational leaders like Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Charles Hamilton Houston, and many others. In fact, many major historically…

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The 26th Annual Atlanta Football Classic presented by the 100 Black Men of Atlanta announces 2 Chainz as the featured performer during the High School Battle of the Bands & Pre-Game Concert. As one of the nation’s largest Black college football games, the Atlanta Football Classic pits the Aggies of North Carolina A&T University against…

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