April 8, 2014

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The SAT: The Test We Deserve, But Not the One We Need Right Now

by Emile Session We get the tests we ask for. Once again, the College Board has announced a round of “fundamental” changes to the SAT. The biggest change is that the essay section added in 2005 will now be optional. The biggest thing to stay the same is that, like any other story about education, […]

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April 3, 2014

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How Obamacare Helps Entrepreneurs Start a Business

By Kolonji Murray In the past, one of the major barriers to starting a business for many people had to do with access to affordable healthcare. The recent implementation of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, has changed that. Now business owners can access healthcare that is affordable. Higher Monthly Premiums in the Past Prior […]

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March 31, 2014

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A Message from Arva Rice, President and CEO of the New York Urban League

By Arva Rice Dear NYULYP Community, Earlier this month thanks to the efforts of the Young Professionals, I was challenged to ponder the question What is the state of young black New York?  Speakers as diverse as Michael Walrond, Senior Pastor at First Corinthians Baptist to Nelini Stamp of the Working Families Party to Rev […]

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March 25, 2014

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SHOULD I? CAN I? HOW DO I? How to handle those tough career questions

by Aisha Taylor As a career consultant and professional resume writer, I get tons of questions from job seekers, movers and shakers, and those who are on the grind to reach their career goals.  Some are off-the-wall questions unique to their particular situation and those require a TAYLORed (pun intended) response.  However, there are some […]

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March 18, 2014

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Event Recap: State Of Young Black New York 2014

By Lauren Legette On Saturday, March 1, 2014, The New York Urban League Young Professionals (NYULYP) hosted their 4th Annual State of Young Black New York (SOYBNY) Conference – a dynamic one-day conference featuring global leaders from the non-profit, corporate, government, health, and public service sectors.  This year’s SOYBNY program was about Policy in Black […]

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March 4, 2014

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Education Is More Than the Classroom

by Emile Session We do our students a disservice when we focus on academics as the sole key to success. The lesson in the new documentary American Promise (available for viewing on the PBS website through March 6) is that we cannot pretend that the only skills African American males need for education are reading […]

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March 3, 2014

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YP Member of the Month: Zakiya Nashid

Congratulations to Zakiya for her service within the Membership Committee the NYULYP is proud to name her Member of the the Month for January 2014. About Zakiya:Zakiya is a graduate of Delaware State University , where she majored in Business management with a concentration in HR . Originally from New Rochelle, NY where she actively […]

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February 25, 2014

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A Message from Arva Rice, President and CEO of the New York Urban League

By Arva Rice, President and CEO of the New York Urban League Dear NYULYP Community, When I sat down to write this month’s letter for The Griot, it was hard to think of just one word that described all the great interactions I have had with NYULYP this month.  Whether it was a one-on-one conversation […]

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