HASTAC 2019 Recap

Being part of the Futures Initiative program for the academic year of 2018 – 2019 will forever remain a monumental experience in my life. After participating in the Leadership Institute to start the program off, I was sure that I’d be presented with opportunities that would add value to my leadership qualities – but presenting at the HASTAC 2019 certainly exceeded my expectations! Following a stellar performance at the Hiphop

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Career Path

I am currently an Economics major & Senior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I’m working towards my goal of going into the field of Economics + Data Science. Data is a powerful tool that gives us a lot of information into real life situations. Whether it be lowering the costs of drilling to understanding consumer behavior in the markets. In todays modern times, it is so important to

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Who’s my Leader?

I believe everyone come to this world with a purpose of being a leader intentionally or unintentionally. You become a leader with the time. It is a learning process which you learn everyday to be a better leader. My point is leaders are born with the purpose of leading but they are made with a lot of practice and time. Often times, we connect this idea of leadership with the power.

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Start From Point A and Work Back to Point B

Start from point “B” and work back to point “A”. That seems a bit counterintuitive but I think it might be the best advice I have gotten in a while. How I learned this information is also a testament to the fact that you never know who is in the room with you and you should keep in mind that every individual is a valuable connection to have. That being said,

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Wombman Worth Fighting For !

  The King in New York Exhibit was truly an eye-opening experience full of beautiful artwork and necessary conversation. Chris Harris discussed his piece entitled, “Memory, Memorial, and Black Liberation; Rethinking the Radical Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr”, where he introduced a new way of looking at Dr. King. It’s important to note that ever since King’s assassination, there has been a pacifier to prison pipeline resulting in eight times more prison

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Learning from MLK’s Legacy

When I think about Martin Luther King Jr., I envision the famous side-profile image of him standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. after delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. MLK is smiling from ear to ear as he looks out upon a huge crowd. Two hundred and fifty thousand unique faces stare back at him. They are people of all colors, ages, genders,

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How do we remember Martin Luther King Jr. ? What does it mean to celebrate him?

How do we remember Martin Luther King Jr. ? What does it mean to celebrate him?

  My first memory of Martin Luther King Jr. was a celebratory movie that showed me a man who fought for the equal quality of life of all people, a man who lived his life fighting for justice, peace and love. This movie had a powerful impact on how I developed as a child, and  my personal views as a young adult. It gave me lasting memories of who Martin

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Finding a Balance Between Good Health and Productivity

This semester had unprecedented challenges. When I look back at my first blog post, I can tell that maybe there was a part of me that sensed self-care would become a priority this term–not that it hadn’t been a priority, but it’s importance was much more significant than it had been in recent years. I began the Fall semester with ambition, motivation, and high aspirations for myself. This isn’t different

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CITIZENSHIP NOW! APPLICATION ASSISTANCE EVENT WITH NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER VANESSA L. GIBSON

“Experienced lawyers and other immigration professionals, members of the NYC/CUNY Citizenship Now! Volunteer Corps, will assist permanent residents with their citizenship applications. Event is free and open to all, not only CUNY students.  You must meet the following requirements: You have resided in the United States as a permanent resident for five years (or for three years if you are married to and living with a U.S. citizen). You have

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Fear of Public Speaking

Public Speaking is one of the most prominent key element in everyday life of students. From class presentations to working environment, everywhere this specific skill plays a crucial role when it is about expressing one’s mind to a crowd. But not everyone is born with mastery of this skill. Fear, anxiety, nervousness acts like three monsters who haunts down when the name is called out to speak in public. So,

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