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BUSINESS
Rapper and entrepreneur "50 Cent" has announced another great business venture, this time with a philanthropic twist. Go Fity!
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Do you enjoy participating in group discussions and sharing your opinions with others? You could get paid to do just that if you participate in focus groups. Companies that create the products and services you use every day hire market research firms to conduct focus groups because consumer feedback helps them improve their offerings.
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The Emily Bowen Foundation is offering minority students who are interested in careers in media, 4 year paid summer internships, where you'll get the opportunity to work with top media companies like CNN, HBO, NBC, ABC, Comcast, Starcom and many others ON LOCATION
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Gain the most, get the most, and have the most fun during your summer break. If you plan it right, you can return to school refreshed, energized, with cash in your pocket and a leg up on the competition.
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Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini today announced a $3.5 billion initiative to support investment in U.S.-based growth-oriented industries and detailed a commitment to significantly increase jobs available this year for recent college graduates.
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SCHOOL
Thinking about a summer internship? The time to get started is now! There will be tough competition for the good ones, so we have provided you some great tips for learning where the opportunities lie and how to get them.
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FAFSA,the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, should be your first step on the road to getting money for college. Completing the FAFSA is required by all students applying for federal financial aid, however FAFSA is also used by a vast number of colleges, universities and states to determine eligibility for other forms of financial assistance. Here's how to get the money...
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Do you want to go to college this fall, but missed the deadlines for admission? There is still hope. Don't sit at home get in school.
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About 100 presidents of historically black colleges are meeting in Atlanta and will discuss their role in President Barack Obama's call for America to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.
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Preparing for college is a goal that both you and your parents need to work towards. It's vital that you take an active role during this process, to ensure that you succeed! If you have been asking yourself, What steps should I take next to move forward in the college enrollment process? Here are 10 ways to successfully prepare yourself for college:
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PEOPLE
Our First Lady came to Chicago and delivered what we felt was her finest and most passionate speech of her life. Finally "Change We Can Believe In".
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This is the third year in a row that the all-male charter school with students from Chicago's rough and tumble South and Westside neighborhoods is sending its entire senior class to college.
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Hip-hop artist Common wants to create a supportive community for youths on Chicago's South Side. The Grammy Award winner started the Common Ground Foundation to help underserved youth develop leadership and life skills.
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The 56-year-old star of "Malcolm X" and "Philadelphia" delivered a humorous speech with a sobering truth: Failure is inevitable. Yet instead of having something to fall back on, he said, graduates should "fall forward" - learn from their mistakes and keep going.
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In the Sunday night premiere of the ESPN film about the "Fab Five" Michigan basketball players Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson from the 90's, Rose, the show's executive producer, stated that Duke recruited only black players he considered to be "Uncle Toms." Grant Hill, a player on the Duke team that beat Michigan in the 1992 Final Four, responds to Rose's comments..it's deep.
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CAREER
You want a job but have little or no experience. Have you heard of the media putting a spin on things? We will teach you how to put a spin on your experiences to make your application more attractive.
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On a recent survey of HR managers over 70% said that they made decisions to hire or not hire base on the applicant's online reputation. Do you know how you will be seen by your potential employer online? Is there another person with your name, that can be mistaken for you, whose online persona is not so good? Here are 5 ways to learn about and manage your online appearance.
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Finally, the outlook for new college graduates is improving. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' Job Outlook 2012 survey, businesses plan to hire 9.5 percent more graduates from the Class of 2012 than they hired from the Class of 2011.
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Is your online identity hurting your chances of finding a job? In the age of social networking, it is common for employers to use the web as part of your background check. Stay one step ahead. Learn how to find your online identity and make it shine.
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Whether you're an accountant, plastics engineer, or freelance writer, there's sure to be a professional association or trade organization for your industry. Joining associations and trade organizations is one of the most overlooked forms of career development.
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WORDS OF WISDOM
While it's necessary for you to take it easy during your summer vacation, you probably don't want to toss your major life goals aside for the sake of having fun, either. Here are some productive, enriching ways to spend your time this summer, in between those poolside naps and impromptu weekend trips.
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The New York Urban League brought together four next-generation leaders to talk about the state of the civil rights movement in the 21st century.
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Addressing chronic lateness helps us to better honor both others and ourselves.
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This Year's theme for Black History Month is African-Americans and the Civil War, where black soldiers who were approximately 10% of the Union Army fought to abolish slavery. About one third of the 200,000 soldiers, most of who were in their teens, lost their lives for our freedom. As Jesse Jackson says, "freedom is not free!"
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When it's time for a political election you see candidates marching around town, giving flowery speeches, running aggressive campaign ads, hugging babies and shaking hands. But as an African-American teen you may ask yourself: What does this all of this matter to me? The answer is: A LOT.
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