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Children gain the power of music
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Children gain the power of music

[caption id="attachment_25091" align="alignleft"]commusicationyouthBoys & Girls Club youth learn a Ghanian folk song and game at the ComMUSICation Youth Song Celebration[/caption]Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities announced a new partnership with non-profit music organization, ComMUSICation, to provide choral music education to at-risk youth in St. Paul.

Tyner named Interim Officer for Diversity and Inclusion at St. Thomas University
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Tyner named Interim Officer for Diversity and Inclusion at St. Thomas University

[caption id="attachment_25037" align="alignleft"]artika-tyner-photo-by-mark-brownArtika Tyner (Photo by Mark Brown)[/caption]Dr. Artika Tyner, assistant professor of public policy and leadership in the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, has been named interim officer for diversity and inclusion. Tyner will take up the work begun by Dr. Calvin Hill earlier this year while a search for a permanent associate vice president of diversity and inclusion is conducted.

Leader as social entrepreneur
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Leader as social entrepreneur

[caption id="attachment_24993" align="alignleft"]leadership2Dr. Artika Tyner and student, Aria from the World Academy for the Future of Women[/caption]Leaders are lead problem solvers.

We see a problem, we create a solution. My recent lecture at the SIAS International University Entrepreneurship Forum (China) focused on how leaders can use principles of entrepreneurship to discover innovative approaches for addressing social justice issues like those outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UNMDG). For instance, did you know 58 million children are not enrolled in school? Did you know every hour 50 young women are infected with HIV/AIDS?

ABA releases Tyner’s book: The Leader’s Journey
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ABA releases Tyner’s book: The Leader’s Journey

the-leader s-journey book-coverThe American Bar Association’s newest release, “The Leader’s Journey: A Guide to Discovering the Leader Within,” provides guidance and inspiration. The book is written by Dr. Artika Tyner is an educator, author, and advocate for justice. Tyner teaches at the University of St. Thomas College of Education, Leadership & Counseling. With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. The ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis is making the grade
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Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis is making the grade

[caption id="attachment_24948" align="alignleft"]cristo-rey-graduates-2015Graduates Rolanda Blay and Alexandra Bell (Photo credit: Nick Wosika)[/caption]The fifth class of seniors from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis graduated this spring with every single senior receiving an acceptance letter to a 2- or 4-year college. In total, the seniors applied to 98 colleges in 27 states and 2 foreign countries for a total of 229 acceptances. The school’s seniors were also awarded $1.37 million dollars in scholarships for their first year of college.

Ball-Lacy seeks to launch reality show highlighting Blacks in STEM
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Ball-Lacy seeks to launch reality show highlighting Blacks in STEM

[caption id="attachment_24878" align="alignleft"]hood-smart-photo ateya-ball-lacyAteya Ball-Lacy[/caption]Let’s face it: reality television is not doing Black people any favors.

Often, the prevailing image of Black people in almost every reality show is one of dysfunction, savagery and buffoonery. Seldom are African-Americans shown in a positive light. Even those who have achieved successes prior to television somehow seem cartoonish when shown under the lights of reality TV.

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