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Raíces Dance & Percussion Classes

RAÍCES CULTURAL CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW DANCE & MUSIC PROGRAM AT THE HUB CITY TEEN CENTER Raíces Cultural Center, a Central NJ based nonprofit dedicated to preserving cultural roots through music, dance, song, and visual arts announces its winter cycle of dance classes and music lessons at the Hub City Teen Center in New Brunswick, NJ. TUESDAYS 6-7 PM: Children's Folkloric Puerto Rican Dance $5 TUESDAYS 7-8 PM: Children's Folkloric Cuban Dance $5 SATURDAYS 1-2 PM: Adult Hispano-Afro-Caribbean Dance $10 Hub City Teen Center Dance Studio 411 Joyce Kilmer Ave. New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Group and private lessons in Hispano-Afro-Caribbean percussion are available by registration only. -Cultural Education -Physical Aerobic Activity -Performance Opportunities CONTACT: Francisco G. Gómez - 908 227 5671 Nicole Wines - 732 236 7618 raices@raicesculturalcenter.org www.raicesculturalcenter.org

Emergence Community Arts Collective

The Emergence Community Arts Collective at offers a wide range of free or affordable activities for all ages including the African Brazilian martial artform of Capoeira Angola, knitting, yoga, and bellydance. We also have affordable hourly rental space for your program or activity and leased space available to a non-profit organization working in Washington DC.

When: Anytime

Where: 733 Euclid St. NW (near Howard University), Washington, DC 20003

For more information: You can visit us at www.ecacollective.org, or contact Sylvia Robinson at (202) 462-2285 or sylvia@ecacollective.org

Medgar Evers College Film & Culture Series
ongoing

Calling all filmmakers and performers to the second toughest stage, (next to the Apollo), in all of New York.......Going strong since 2001, The Medgar Evers College Film & Culture Series, Founders Auditorium.

Bill Cosby challenged the audience to look at ourselves, because our ancestors worked too long and too hard.
Charles Dutton expressed the necessity of building our community collectively and dreamed of major studios controlled by people of color. Haile Germia told us to build on the power of our noble history.

The characters of Kayhan Irani made us know their experience. Danny Glover spoke of the images we must create, M-1 spoke truth to power, Talib Kweli discussed the role of the artists, Buckshot got all the Brooklyn love. Flo Brown's rhymes repped Brick City, Jeremy James' music filled the auditorium with love, Abby Dobson hit melodic notes, Karen Gibson Rock's poeticmusic showed us beautiful places, Phyastarter and Oosagyefu's words, power and sounds took us to higher levels, while Harlem 125 had them cracking up.

These are just a few of the people that have graced and rocked the Founders Auditorium stage and if you have what it takes here's your chance to move the crowd!

Interested filmmakers, performers should submit DVD's, CD's or Performance Videos to: Miles McAfee, Medgar Evers College, Film & Culture Series, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 or contact, Miles at 718-270-6096 or miles@mec.cuny.edu

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

TMSF is committed to preparing a new generation of leaders by providing programmatic support to the nation's 45 Historically Black Public Colleges and Universities-and by offering merit-based scholarships to qualified students. Presently, TMSF supports close to 1000 scholars with financial assistance. Visit the website at http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/index.html.

25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel

The Black Excel African American Student's College Guide presents 350-plus scholarships with a How-to-Get-the-Money-Guide. Visit http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm.

Scholarships for Free Medical training in Cuba

The Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba has 500 fully paid scholarships available to youth in the United States. For applications or more information contact us at:
IFCO/Pastors for Peace, 402 West 145th Street, New York, NY 10031
tel: 212. 926.5757; fax: 212.926.5842
email: lasm@igc.org; web site: www.ifconews.org

BECAS H.J. HEINZ - UNIVERSIDAD DE PITTSBURGH/H.J. HEINZ SCHOLARSHIPS - UNIVERSITY DE PITTSBURGH

La Beca Heinz es coordinada por el programa de estudios globales de la Universidad de Pittsburgh en Pensilvania, USA.

The Heinz Scholarship is coordinated by the global training program of the University of Pittsburgh in Pensylvania.

Las becas están dirigidas a jóvenes líderes de países en desarrollo. El objetivo es mejorar las capacidades de los becarios para contribuir al desarrollo de su país.

The scholarships are aimed at young leaders in developing countries. The objective is to improve the capacities of the scholarship holders to contribute to the development of thier country.

Se ofrece a los becarios participar de cursos y de prácticas profesionales dentro de la Universidad. Los interesados en las becas deben haber completado sus estudios universitarios, y hablar inglés fluido.

The scholarship offers holders the chance to participate in courses and professional practices within the University. Those interested in obtaining scholarships must have completed their university studies, and speak fluent English.

Más información/for more info: hjheinz@pitt.edu

Architecture scholarships

Syracuse University has 10 full scholarships for African American men and women interested in pursuing a five-year professional degree in architecture. School of Architecture Dean Mark Robbins is deeply committed to bringing diversity to his field. He says that Hispanic enrollment in the school has increased substantially, but it's been harder to attract Blacks.

Syracuse University's School of Architecture has a great reputation. Everyone interested should contact: Mark Robbins, Dean, School of Architecture, (315) 443-2255, robbinsm@syr.edu.

FREELANCE WRITERS @ CaribWorldNews

CaribWorldNews, the only daily Caribbean Diaspora news wire, is seeking a few hard-nosed news writers across the U.S., Canada and the UK. The persons must be highly knowledgeable of issues affecting the Caribbean community, be news savvy, possess contacts within this community, have a clear knowledge of the AP writing style and the ability to meet DEADLINES.

Interested persons particularly in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, Atlanta, South and Central Florida, Washington, Houston, Toronto, Ottawa, London, Leeds and Manchester are urged to send resumes and clips to news@caribbeanworldnews.com for consideration.

WITNESS seeks Freelance Video Editors

WITNESS seeks freelance editors to work on advocacy videos in partnership with human rights activists

WITNESS is continually updating its roster of freelance editors that are available to work on a per project contract basis on human rights advocacy documentaries. Editors will work on 3-25 minute documentaries alongside WITNESS staff and human rights activists from WITNESS' partner organizations from around the globe. The editing process is an inclusive one and editors are also expected to play an instructional/facilitative role as human rights activists learn how to be producers. A typical edit for a medium-length video lasts approximately six weeks and editors will be required to commit to the entire length of the project.

WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change. WITNESS was conceived by musician and advocate Peter Gabriel in 1992. Today, WITNESS is a highly respected and rapidly growing independent nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $4.7 million and a staff of thirty. WITNESS has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2007 New York Times Nonprofit Excellence in Communications Award, the first ever Emmy Humanitarian Award, the 2007 American Express Building Leadership Award by Independent Sector, Reuters' 2006 Mohamed Amin Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to TV News, and has been chosen as one of the leading entrepreneurial organizations in the U.S. by Fast Company/Monitor Group for the fourth year in a row: www.witness.org

The Frank Hall, Jr. Scholarship

The Law and Policy Group, Inc established a scholarship in the name of the late Frank Hall, Jr. Mr. Hall's life exemplified the courage of his convictions, cultural awareness, personal sacrifice, community activism and a deep respect for education. His accomplishments represent a high standard for young to people follow.

The Guidelines:
The scholarship recipient shall be a: 1) college student in good standing, 2) who has shown cultural pride, and 3) demonstrated community involvement to bridge the gap between laws, policies, and the people governed by them.

Download an Application at http://www.lawandpolicygroup.org/index.asp?pageID=105 and mail to: The Law and Policy Group, Inc., P.O. Box 850, New York, NY 10002

For more information, contact us by telephone at: (212) 946-6339. Or, contact us by email at: info@lawandpolicygroup.org

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships

The fundamental objective of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship is to increase the number of minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences.

The fellowship provides students with many forms of support, including structured programming, faculty mentoring, term-time stipend for research activities, support for summer research, and repayment of undergraduate loans of up to $10,000 provided that the student pursues a doctoral study in specified fields.

For more information contact:
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 140 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065
Phone (212) 838-8400; Fax: (212) 223-2778; http://www.mellon.org

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pledges $100 Million for Scholarships

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has announced a ten-year, $100 million grant to help students graduating from Pittsburgh Public Schools advance their education after high school.

The grant will help fund the Pittsburgh Promise, a community-wide commitment supported by major donors and individual contributors to help students and families plan, prepare, and pay for education at an accredited post-secondary institution within Pennsylvania. The scholarships will fill any gaps between federal and state aid and the cost of tuition.