Dana Gethers

Dana Gethers, 20, IS a Hunter College junior set to graduate in the Spring of 2015 with a major in English Literature and minor in Media. With her heart set on pursuing a career in journalism or publishing upon obtaining her Master's degree, Dana keeps busy. She is a full-time student as well as a babysitter and tutor for a wonderful Harlem family. In addition, Dana is an avid reader, a dog-lover, a proud churchgoer, and a sister to four. She is joining the Amsterdam News staff for the Spring 2014 internship semester.

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Hair’itage the Play talks Black Hair, Love, and Race

Niccole Jeanette Nero-Gaines shares everyday salon experiences in her latest work “Hair’itage: The Journey of Sistahs with their Hair,” a down-to-earth production that explores the inordinate amount of attention placed on Black hair and the challenges Black women face.

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March on Washington film fest coming to NYC

Only one year after the March on Washington Film Festival debuted in Washington, D.C., the festival has expanded, screening films and offering panel discussions and musical performances in three cities next week—Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

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Harlem district hosts first ever spelling bee

Amid bumblebees pasted on the walls and the cheers of dozens of proud parents, students from schools all throughout Harlem’s District 5 competed in the first ever superintendent’s spelling bee, held at Riverbank State Park last week.

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YWCA Hosts Girls Empowerment Symposium 

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of the City of New York hosted the “Potential to Power Girls Symposium to Ignite Social Action on Issues Facing 21st Century Girls” on June 2nd at John Jay College in Manhattan. 

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NYC school disciplinary code reforms anticipated 

Black and Latino students in the nation’s largest school district have been disproportionately penalized for failing to comply with school rules on or near school grounds, but New York City school officials are now attempting to change this with a long-awaited reform of citywide disciplinary codes. The codes are set to change soon as part of ongoing efforts to reform the current, somewhat controversial disciplinary measures. The new and improved codes will reportedly combat these race-based disparities in school suspensions and arrests.

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Harlem-born Yankee's Chef talks Inspiration, Family, and Life

Jerome J. Maxwell, personal chef to the New York Yankee baseball player CC Sabathia, reflects on his journey to success in the culinary field.

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Obama administration allots $6.7 million for conservation jobs for youth

As thousands of college students return home for the summer, and compete with the thousands of teenagers already scrambling for jobs in an ever-shrinking job market, the Obama administration has announced they will be allotting $6.7 million for the creation of conservation jobs for youth and returning veterans.

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NYC College Responds to Sexual Assault Investigation

A recent federal report cited 55 colleges and universities under Title IX investigation for mishandling sexual violence issues reported to officials. The report, released by U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) earlier this month lists New York City’s own CUNY Hunter College.

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Senator proposes bill to drastically lower student debt 

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has proposed a bill that would quell the fears many Americans have when it comes to taking out student loans.

Hair’itage play tours New York

Hair’itage, a play about six Black ‘Sistahs’ who share a journey surrounding their hair and the way it has impacted their lives, is making its way around New York State.

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