June 19, 2014


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3 Keys to Small Business Success

by Chike ‘EntrepreneurCoach’ Uzoka We can all agree that business is business, right?  Whether we’re talking about a fashion business, a sporting goods business, an e-commerce business, or a retail business, there are essential things that it must have in place to be successful.  Every single company has to have great products (or services), an […]

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June 5, 2014



Statement on Dr. Maya Angelou from Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible…We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Dr. Maya Angelou Poet.  Author.  Actress.  Activist.  Singer.  Dancer.  Director.  Teacher.  Trailblazer.  History-maker.  Sister friend.  Legend.  Dr. Maya Angelou defies any single description.  She defined the essence of a […]

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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



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



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



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



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



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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