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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine breaks record with ‘underrepresented minorities’

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine announced that in this new semester they welcomed the Class of 2022 with a record-breaking number of “underrepresented minorities.”

Kevin Bracey embracing the community

“Culture for service and service for humanity” is Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s motto and it’s also the motto that Kevin I. Bracey embraces.

The mind, body and spirit make their way to UnitedHealthcare’s A Better You

The UnitedHealthcare’s A Better You is a program of health and wellness educating events that aims to inform predominantly African-American seniors and their families about Medicare, as well as help them in making appropriate decisions concerning health care coverage options.

The hidden history of the African-American experience

When it comes to the story that needs to be told about the experience of Africans in America (African-Americans if you will), the term “Hidden Figures” is an understatement.

How to recognize and avoid college scholarship scams

Average college costs have doubled in the past two decades, and this financial pressure along with new technologies makes today’s students particularly vulnerable to financial aid and scholarship scams.

Hypertension, obesity and diabetes equals metabolic syndrome

Some folks just have hypertension with normal cholesterol levels and are not obese. Others might have high cholesterol but no hypertension or obesity.

Jack Whitten, sculptor, painter who released spirits

When it came to my attention that a fresh body of sculpture by Jack Whitten was slated for the Met Breuer, I hastened there, although the exhibit is scheduled to stand until Dec. 2.

Florida Supreme Court knocks Amendment 8 off November ballot

Florida’s State Supreme Court struck an amendment from the ballot for misleading voters about its true nature.

More CARICOM countries easing marijuana laws, penalties

In recent weeks, several members of the 15-nation CARICOM have made progressive moves to soften legislation dealing with marijuana use for various purposes in the wake of an edict from leaders for the region to review the regional approach to ...

UPOA accuses city of discrimination, demands payroll records

The union representing probation officers has demanded that the city hand over payroll records and has accused officials of discrimination

Malcolm Bernard HBCU Fair touring New Jersey

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week is holding fairs in New Jersey Nov. 11-16 at five locations.

White cop fatally shoots Black man after entering wrong apartment

Outrage continues in Texas over the police shooting of an unarmed Black man who was sitting in his home when a white officer entered and fatally shot him.

Africa's critics see dark side to China's "charitable" loans

There are two sides to every coin and two widely opposing views on China’s offer of generous loans and grants to African countries announced at the recent Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing.

Upcoming college fairs in the city

With the school year underway there are several upcoming college fairs for students and families to learn more about higher education options.

NYU McSilver Institute appoints Sheryl Huggins Salomon as communications director

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University has announced the appointment of veteran journalist and media professional Sheryl Huggins Salomon as its communications director.