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Rochester’s First – Ever Why Did I Get Married Conference

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ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (May 2, 2017)–There will be a lot of brides preparing the final touches for their big dayas wedding season approaches, but for folks who are already married they know that marriage is about more than a beautiful dress and the perfect pair of shoes. Marriage is hard work,and with 16 years of […]

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Lets Chat, Man to Man

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  By Tracy L. Williams Not to long ago I received a notice on Facebook from my dear friend, Dr. Leonard Brock. He wanted me to look at some alarming statistics. Although I was aware of these numbers already it really made me sit down and think about some causal factors. Although some may be […]

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Dr. Steve Perry will be on wayofm.org/Our Voice- Talk Radio April 4, 2017

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Dr. Steve Perry is one of most sought after educators in America. Widely respected by grassroots community members and internationally renowned leaders, his charismatic and compelling voice is an inspiration. He is the educator Oprah Winfrey, Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, Bishop TD Jakes and Steve Harvey call on to offer insight to parents and children. A […]

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I Am an Advocate for Autism Awareness: I Am a Mom

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  ~By Kat Rina Davis If someone would have told me 10 years ago that I would be an advocate for a noteworthy cause, I would have thought they were crazy. I mean, the title alone surely signifies one of great notoriety; someone of great stature and popularity within one’s community, right? Well, as these […]

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The Truth About Dr. King and Economic Empowerment

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By Cliff Albright “For we know now that it isn’t enough to integrate lunch counters. What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn’t have enough money to buy a hamburger?” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is recognized throughout the […]

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BAD BITCH!

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Tianna Mañón Young women call themselves “bad bitches.” It is said so flippantly and boastfully that listeners not familiar with the term begin to question whether the words “bad” and “bitch” ever held negative connotations. However, while “bad bitches” may believe that the term is acceptable to us, they may be doing more damage than […]

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NASA Makes History by Adding First Black Crew Member to International Space Station

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By Kiersten Willis On the eve of the wide release of the Black female space scientists film “Hidden Figures” on Jan. 6, NASA revealed it is gearing up to add the first Black crew member to the International Space Station. The independent agency announced Wednesday, Jan. 4, that Jeanette Epps will join long-time astronaut Andrew Feustel as […]

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

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 By Web Staff Excellus BCBS receives national honors for its diversity and inclusion efforts  Excellus BCBS receives national honors for its diversity and inclusion efforts  For the third consecutive year, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield earned a perfect score of  100 percent and the designation Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality on the  Corporate Equality Index, and received the 2017 Diversity Leader Award from  “Profiles in Diversity Journal.”     The Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking survey and report on  corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual  and transgender employees. The index is administered by the Human Rights Campaign  Foundation. Companies that received the highest rankings have demonstrated a deep  commitment to fair and equal treatment of LGBT employee-related policies and  practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits,  transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public  engagement with the LGBT community.     The Diversity Leader Award is presented to companies, organizations and governments  that are advancing the evolution of diversity and inclusion, and the diversity officers  working to achieve that goal. It recognizes outstanding standards aligning diversity  initiatives as a catalyst for change to enhance business outcomes.    “We are happy to receive recognition for our efforts to become an employer of choice in  all communities. We work diligently to ensure that our policies, procedures and  practices are fair and equitable for all. We want all of our employees, their families and  the community to know we take great pride in this,” said Joseph Searles, director of  diversity and workforce inclusion for Excellus BCBS.       For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy  of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei. Also go to http://www.diversityjournal.com/ for more  on the Diversity Leader Award. 

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Parent Involvement Matters

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~ By Yulanda Florence When one hears the recent numbers given by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) on the graduation rate in Rochester and our neighboring cities of Syracuse and Buffalo, there is reason to be alarmed. According to NYSED.gov, although statewide graduation rates remained stable at 74 percent, Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo […]

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Why Black Youth Need Positive Black Images

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Anti-black bias is still prevalent in our society, particularly in mainstream media. Parents can counter the negative effects of this social ill by exposing their children to positive representations of the black community by Jared Brown In the 1940s, psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark designed an experiment to assess the psychological effect of segregation on […]

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Charter Schools: Lack of Oversight and Accountability

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By David Love Harlem Success Academy 5   This comes as the Black Lives Matter movement weighs in on the issue of education. The Movement for Black Lives issued a sweeping policy paper called A Vision for Black Lives, which included a section on education entitled, “An End to the Privatization of Education and Real […]

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Black Lynching Victims: Memorial Opens Next Year in Montgomery

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By David Love Finally, the U.S. will have a memorial to lynching, the dreaded, horrific and quintessentially American institution rooted in racial violence and terrorism.  The Equal Justice Initiative, the Montgomery, Alabama-based legal rights organization, will unveil the project today.  As The New York Times reported, the memorial to the thousands of lynchings that took […]

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