June 2, 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, By the time you all receive this month’s letter you will have selected new leadership of the New York Urban League Young Professionals.  Congratulations to the new President Chad Roberson and Vice-President Erika Beckles and to all who ran.  I look forward to working with Chad and Erika in […]

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May 26, 2014

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DeBlasio’s Next Battle: The Fight for Affordable Housing

By Eric C. Henry Jr. New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio has consistently drawn attention to the growing disparity of wealth between the rich and poor in New York.  He likens the dramatic income inequality to the Dickensian social injustice depicted in “A Tale of Two Cities”; going so far as to threaten to impose […]

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May 22, 2014

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What a Cliché: 5 Most Overused Resume Phrases

by Aisha M. Taylor Just because something sounds good, doesn’t mean you should put it on your resume. A million other people probably have used the same phrase time and time again in their cover letter and during their interview. In today’s competitive job market, your resume needs to be innovative, unique, and eye-catching. This […]

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May 19, 2014

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Roll Over Retirement Money the Right Way

By Kolonji Murray When it comes to rolling over retirement money, there is a right and wrong way to do it. For many people the process can be confusing and frustrating. One should always consider working with a financial advisor to avoid a heap of tax headaches similar to the following situation: Just recently, a […]

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May 13, 2014

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To Be Equal #18 NBA Commissioner Slam Dunks His First Crisis

by Marc H. Morial, President and CEO National Urban League “Effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers organization or the NBA…I will urge the Board of Governors to exercise its authority to force a sale of the team and will do everything in my power to ensure that […]

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May 5, 2014

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I Am My Brother’s Keeper, President Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

by Jemar T. Ward, President of the New York Urban League Young Professionals Happy Spring! I’m really hoping that last week will be the last time we see a temperature under 40 degrees for a long time! I’m writing to you to discuss a topic that I’m deeply passionate about….MENTORSHIP.  Mentoring is key to ensuring […]

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May 1, 2014

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The Promise and Challenge of Teacher Evaluations

by Emile Session   Teachers, like students, respond how they’re assessed. I used to work as a classroom observer for an opt-in teacher evaluation program, grading teachers on a rubric that was used for coaching and feedback.  The reactions I got when I showed up varied: great veteran teachers had specific questions about the rubric […]

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April 28, 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, After an extended season of cold, wind and snow; it seems like Spring is finally here!  During this season of renewal, reflection and new beginnings, I am thrilled to find new ways to partner with the Young Professionals.  As the New York Urban League affiliate provides services to […]

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