Category: Multicultural

Become A Global Citizen – Congressional Black Caucus Japan Exchange Program

Don’t miss your opportunity to submit your application to for the 2018 Kakehashi Project. In partnership with the government of Japan, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) will select 18 participants for the 2018 Kakehashi Project, a study aboard program in Japan for emerging leaders. Through this initiative, the CBCF, the Embassy of Japan, and the Japanese International Cultural Center aspire to increase African American students’ interest in and exposure to global opportunities and the culture of Japan. Program Dates: • March 20 – 30, 2018 – includes pre and post-departure briefings in Washington, DC • Application deadline:...

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People You Should Know – Tawakkol Karman

People You Should Know Series Nobel Peace laureate and human rights activist Tawakkol Karman, is a Journalist, politician, human rights activist, and one of the youngest Nobel Peace Laureates to date. Karman who advocates for human rights and freedom from government corruption in Yemen, is the president of Women Journalists Without Chains, an organization she founded in 2005 to develop the media skills of journalists, promote freedom of expression, and fight against injustices and corruption. Affectionately known as the “mother of the revolution” and “the iron woman” amongst Yemen’s youth movement, in 2007, she began organizing weekly protests in the...

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Enrollment Applications for International Students Declining Under President Trump

According to a new report from the National Science Foundation, “Science and Engineering Indicators,” the number of international students in the U.S. fell by 2.2 percent at the undergraduate level and 5.5 percent at the graduate level from fall 2016 to 2017. This study somewhat contradicts the “Open Doors: International Enrollments,”  study conducted in February of 2017, which reported overall growth.  The “Open Doors” study was spearheaded by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers by (AACRAO), partneing with higher-education associations, including, Institute of International Education (IIE), the International Association for College Admission Counseling, the National Association for...

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All South African H&M Stores Closed Amid Protest Over “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” Sweatshirt

The Swedish based clothing retailer H&M on Saturday closed all 17 of their retail outlets in South Africa. The closure came amid protest over an advertisement on H&M’s British website depicting a child model of African descent modeling a green sweatshirt with the words, “coolest money in the jungle” while another sweatshirt was worn by a white child model saying “Mangrove Jungle, Survival Expert. ” The backlash was swift as people around the world took to social media to express disapproval. Even celebrities like Sean “Diddy” Combs and Labron James chimed in posting modified images of the advertising depicting...

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ESSENCE Magazine Is Once Again An Independently African American Owned Brand

In an awe-inspiring power move, Richelieu Dennis, the Liberian born founder of SheaMoisture, has purchased ESSENCE magazine from Time Inc.  This means that the magazine is once again wholly and independently owned by an all-black corporation. Time Inc., which was also home to other magazine titles such as Time, People and ESPN, was recently sold to Meredith Corp (owner of Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens and AllRecipes).  However, ESSENCE was not a part of that deal and has since been looking for a buyer. Luckily for them, they lucked out, as it seems Dennis is the better fit. “We...

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