Professional Organizations Promoting Visibility and Equity within the Black Community

Professional organizations provide opportunities for networking, mentorship, and professional development catered to your career goals and interests. To help celebrate Black History Month we are highlighting professional organizations within the black community!

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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Know Your Rights: Anti-Discrimination Laws for Natural + Protective Hairstyles

Did you know about the CROWN Act? This law protects against hair-centered racial discrimination in the workplace and also includes expressions of religion to protect those who wear hijabs, turbans or head scarves. Read on to learn more about your rights as worker in the U.S. and the protections that exist.

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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The Importance of Black Owned Business 

Black Owned Businesses are important community staples that create new jobs and improve the relationship within them. Read on for a list of local Black Owned Businesses and how you can support them.

By Mya Davis
Mya Davis
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Graduate School Considerations for Black Students

As the school year proceeds, juniors and seniors are beginning to finish their graduate school search and are beginning applications. While choosing between areas of study, masters vs. Ph.Ds., and ensuring all prerequisites are complete are things all students should …

By Mya Davis
Mya Davis
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Latinx Heritage Month Spotlight: Noëlle Santos

Introducing Noëlle Santos, an Afro-Latina entrepreneur. Noëlle owns and founded The Lit. Bar, a wine bar/ bookstore! It is also the only independent bookstore in the Bronx. Read on to know Noëlle’s full journey!

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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My Experience in a Yale REU Program

My internship allowed me to explore my passion for clinical-based research. I learned how first-hand experience in how molecular research was done and gained an understanding the pathobiology of chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

By Darlene Burckson
Darlene Burckson
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10 Questions with Sakeena Everett

A new faculty member, Everett is an avid literacy advocate and expert in urban education, teacher education, and literacy education. Here we explore her recent publication for the National Council of Teachers of English.

By Shawn Kornegay
Shawn Kornegay Publicity/Marketing Administrator
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Identity & Career Development Survey: Results & Responses

In 2021, the Center for Career Development facilitated an Identity and Career Development survey. The primary focus of the research was identifying unique career experiences facing affinity groups, and ways in which the Career Center can provide support to each group.

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Black History Month Spotlight: Ade Adesanya

February is Black History Month, and to celebrate today we’ll be highlighting Ade Adesnya, entrepreneur and founder of Moving Analytics!

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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Black History Month Spotlight: Angela Benton

February is Black History Month, and in honor of Black History Month today we are highlighting a trailblazing Black entrepreneur, Angela Benton.

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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