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Helping Youth Be Bold

Global Kids | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Ranti Ogunleye, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids In 1996 I was a freshman in high school on the North Shore of S...

W's Fashion Director Says 'Without Diversity, Creativity Remains Stagnant'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Black Voices

There is a short list of black luminaries within the fashion industry and Edward Enninful is definitely on it. As W magazine’s fashion and style dir...

After the Protests: From a Moment to a Movement

Arva Rice | Posted 06.12.2012 | Black Voices
Arva Rice

Like so many of you, I have read countless articles, tweets, attended demonstrations and signed letters calling for justice for Trayvon Martin. But in the end it is an email from my Mother that has stayed with me.

Counting the Costs of College

Arva Rice | Posted 01.23.2012 | College
Arva Rice

The idea and notion of sacrificing for college with the promise of better employment options is being questioned. But in this economy -- despite the escalating costs -- college is a necessity.

Next Stop: College

Arva Rice | Posted 12.10.2011 | College
Arva Rice

I am really pleased and proud to bring a resource to all the moms, like mine, who will stand on college campuses for the very first time with their children.

Fighting Violence at the Intersection of Old and New Harlem

Arva Rice | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York
Arva Rice

Somewhere between the new and old Harlem, children need to walk to school knowing they are safe, and walk the halls from class to class without fear.

Cheesehead State of Mind: Taking Cues from Wisconsin in NYC

Arva Rice | Posted 05.29.2011 | New York
Arva Rice

After living in New York City for over 20 years, there are few times that I feel the need to remind people that I am originally from Wisconsin. But 2...