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Angelo Casimiro Shows How To Build A BB8 Droid Like The One In "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (Video
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Prepare for full on nerdgasmic fascination! This kid just built a full-size, smartphone-controlled BB8 - just like in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." But that's not all. He's telling YOU how to build your own in the above video.

(Angelo's a DIY genius! Hope he got some sponsor bucks from Ace or some of those product makers though. C'mon...Kick it in billion-dollar businesses. This is pure dopeness.)







via: http://www.jayforce.com/technology/angelo-casimiro-shows-how-to-build-a-bb8-droid-like-the-one-in-star-wars-the-force-awakens-video


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Microsoft Unveils Minecraft: Education Edition

  



Microsoft’s purchase of developer Mojang along with the Minecraft IP for $2.5 billion dollars last year heralded a new era for the mega-popular game. Microsoft has since released a plethora of updates to the title, a port of the game to Windows 10, and expanded the merchandising with LEGO figures and handbooks among many other things.

With some expecting a full-on sequel to be in the works, Microsoft has kept quiet about the future of Minecraft, instead continuing to let the core game grow as it expands to other platforms (including Ninteno’s Wii U finally). Applications outside of the gaming sphere were not expected to be part of Minecraft’s future, but that is exactly what the Windows creator has done. The company announced it is acquiring MinecraftEdu and creating a classroom version of the game called Minecraft: Education Edition.

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Dr. Frances Cress Welsing: Rest In Power Queen!

  
Dr. Frances Cress Welsing: Rest In Power Queen!
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As the new year of 2016 begins we have to take a moment to reflect and pay tribute to Dr. Frances Cress Welsing who has passed away at the age of 80 on January, 2nd 2016.  Born in Chicago, IL March 18th 1935 daughter of Henry N. Cress (physician) & Ida Mae Griffen (teacher) she was always in an academic background.  She went on to obtain her B.S. degree from Antioch College and her M.D. at Howard University in the 1960's in psychiatry.

She made DC her home after her time at Howard University where she worked at many hospitals especially children's hospitals.  She is probably most known for her book "The Isis Papers" where she discussed the Melanin Theory and tackles the topic of White Supremacy.  For decades she tirelessly worked to make sure that her works would help teach black people especially black children to have a love of themselves and their rich history.

She has spoken at numerous universities and taken part in a number of documentaries and she was a part of the Hidden Colors Documentary produced by Tariq Nasheed who worked with her as his mentor.  Dr Welsing will truly be missed but her great works will not be forgotten! (March 18, 1935 - January 2, 2016) Rest In Peace.........







via: http://www.jayforce.com/cover-story/dr-frances-cress-welsing-rest-in-power-queen


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History: Why Do People In Old Movies Talk Weird? (Video)

  
History: Why Do People In Old Movies Talk Weird? (Video)
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Now, see here... you hear the way they talk here... There's a history behind it.

It's not quite British, and it's not quite American - so what gives? Why do all those actors of yesteryear have such a distinct and strange accent?

Check out the fun and informative lecturette video above. Very interesting!









via: http://www.jayforce.com/videos/history-why-do-people-in-old-movies-talk-weird-video


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DJ Khaled Receives Key To The City Of Miami & Donates To Local School Music Program (PHOTOS)
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(AllHipHop News) On October 29, music mogul, producer, artist, and philanthropist DJ Khaled was presented the keys to the city of Miami by Mayor Tomas Pedro Regalado. The ceremony took place at Citrus Grove Middle School where students performed for the We The Best Music Group founder.

[ALSO READ: DJ Khaled Recruits Fetty Wap, Chris Brown, Meek Mill And More For 'I Changed A Lot']
Khaled met with the students, and the Miami native issued a donation to the school's music department. Citrus Grove's program is connected to the Miami Music Project which offers instrumental and performance programs to local youth.

The organization's mission statement reads:

Miami Music Project uses music as an instrument for social transformation, empowering children to acquire values and achieve their full potential, positively affecting their society through the study and performance of music.

Guests in attendance at the event included Miami-Dade County School Board members Perla Tabares Hantman (Chair), Lawrence Felman (Vice-Chair), Raquel A Regalado, Logan Schroeder-Stephens, Alberto M. Carvalho, Albert Payne, Jacques Bentolla, Janice Cruse-Sanchez, Lourdes P. Jimenez, Amelisa Leth, and Michael Lewis.

For more information about Miami Music Project visit miamimusicproject.org. Check out photos from DJ Khaled's ceremony at Citrus Grove Middle School in the gallery below.

[ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: DJ Jazzy Jeff Pens An Op-Ed On The Importance Of Education & School Equality]





Photos courtesy of FYI Brand Communications
Filed under: News Tagged: DJ Khaled, education

via: http://allhiphop.com/2015/10/30/dj-khaled-receives-key-to-the-city-of-miami-donates-to-local-school-music-program-photos


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Quintescence "Education"

  

Quintescence has been repping the BX for years. dealing with strife and issues in her life, she has come back strong with a new video stressing education and knowledge. Added with the visuals of Civil Rights, this song is right on time with racial tension and division, a song like this will help us learn to heal the wounds and learn from our past mistakes. This is a single off her latest mixtape "Life After Molly."


Filed under: Music Tagged: Quintescence

via: http://allhiphop.com/2015/10/29/quintescence-education


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THE BRONX - A South Bronx nonprofit has developed a hip hop-themed education curriculum that members want to bring to 15,000 students throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Windows of Hip Hop, an organization that promotes learning through music, recently established an online fundraising campaign to raise $75,000 for taking their curriculum on a tour of schools in the tri-state area.

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The post Bronx Group Aims to Bring Hip Hop Education Curriculum to NYC Students appeared first on Hip Hop 101.

via: http://hiphop101online.com/bronx-group-aims-to-bring-hip-hop-education-curriculum-to-nyc-students


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Growing up, I was like most inner-city kids - having witnessed the cycle of failure in our local schools, it was hard to dream big. It's not that we thought it was impossible to become successful - we were well aware dreams could come true for some. But it was understood among my friends that no matter how sharp you were or how hard you worked in school, options would always be limited when the time came to get out and earn a living.

It may be hard to imagine, but my life as a DJ can actually be traced back to violin lessons in school in West Philadelphia. Before DJ Jazzy Jeff existed, Jeffrey Townes stood in the back of music class mesmerized by the instruments. My music teacher saw a spark in my eyes and relentlessly encouraged me to pursue music, going as far as playing the Speed Racer theme song on the violin to lure me in.

Despite mediocre schools with few resources, I had a tenacious teacher who convinced me that I could be successful doing something I love. That kind of motivation allowed me to go from spinning records in my mom's basement to a Grammy Award winning producer and DJ.

The only way to create school equality is to expand the number of excellent schools our children of color can attend. Be it New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles or my hometown of Philadelphia, children of all backgrounds should have the chance to be inspired in school like I was. Whether it is music, science, history or math, all students deserve to have access to the same top-notch education. The success of our country and society as a whole depends on it.

Thousands of parents, educators, and students have had enough of this inequality in the status quo. I will be joining to lend my voice to the cause. In order to fully cultivate the next generation of doctors, researchers, innovators, and even DJs, we must work towards a society where every child has the opportunities and tools they need to succeed.

[ALSO READ: Jennifer Hudson, Aloe Blacc & DJ Jazzy Jeff To Perform At "Stand For School Equality" Rally]
DJ Jazzy Jeff will join Jennifer Hudson, Aloe Blacc and 15,000 parents, educators, and students at Families for Excellent Schools' "Stand for School Equality" rally at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn on Wednesday, October 7th. For more information about the event visit familiesforexcellentschools.org

DJ Jazzy Jeff was born in West Philadelphia and developed a love of music at an early age. Since 1985, Jeff has wowed the public with his innovative production and musical versatility, from the success of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince with partner Will Smith to the critical acclaim of his production company A Touch Of Jazz. Over the course of his career, Jeff has received numerous accolades including a DMC Championship and multiple Grammy and American Music Awards and nominations.

Filed under: Editorial Tagged: Aloe Blac, DJ Jazzy Jeff, education, Families for Excellent Schools, Jennifer Hudson

via: http://allhiphop.com/2015/10/06/exclusive-dj-jazzy-jeff-pens-an-op-ed-on-the-importance-of-education-school-equality


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Prison Inmates Defeat Harvard Students In A Debate

  

(AllHipHop News) Criminal justice reform will likely be one of the big topics in the 2016 presidential campaign. Candidates should perhaps look into the Bard Prison Initiative. The program may provide a productive template for rehabilitating convicted felons by offering college-level courses.

[ALSO READ: Private Prison Lobbyists Are Raising Cash for Hillary Clinton]
According to The Wall Street Journal, inmates at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility took part in the Bard Prison Initiative, and the outcome was a win in a war of words over Ivy League students. Three men from the prison won a debate against undergraduates from Harvard College.

The two teams debated the issue of public schools having the ability to deny enrollment to undocumented students. Though they disagreed with the premise, the inmates had to defend the idea. After nearly an hour of back-and-forth, judges awarded the victory to the inmates.

"They caught us off guard," said Harvard junior Anais Carell.

The prison debaters were not allowed to use the internet for research and could only rely on written texts such as books and magazines. Prison administrators had to approve every material the prisoners were able to use which could take weeks. Even with that disadvantage, the Bard team has also defeated West Point and the University of Vermont.

Leaders of the Bard program claim that less than 2% of the 300 alumni who earned degrees returned to prison within three years. The entire state of New York has a 40% re-entry rate, mostly from parole violations.

Alex Hall, a Bard debater convicted of manslaughter, added, "We might not be as naturally rhetorically gifted, but we work really hard."

For more information about the Bard Prison Initiative visit bpi.bard.edu.

[ALSO READ: MASS INCARCERATION: Prison Population Grows 700%]
Watch a video of Bard Prison Initiative's 13th Commencement below.


PHOTO: BPI
Filed under: News Tagged: Crime & Punishment, education

via: http://allhiphop.com/2015/10/06/bard-prison-initiative-prison-inmates-debate-harvard-college-new-york


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News Now:   Resignation of Education Secretary has been announced

October 2, 2015 - President Obama announced Arne Duncan has resigned as Education Secretary.  Duncan has served a seven (7) year term.

The post News Now: Resignation of Education Secretary has been announced appeared first on Access Unlocked.

via: http://accessunlocked.com/news-now-resignation-of-education-secretary-has-been-announced


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(AllHipHop News) Award winning singer/actress Jennifer Hudson will headline the "Stand for School Equality" rally on Wednesday, September 30 in Brooklyn. Along with Hudson, "The Man" singer Aloe Blacc and legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff are scheduled to perform. The event will feature over 15,000 parents, educators, and students calling for an end to New York City's separate and unequal schools.

[ALSO READ: Questlove Helps Support "Don't Steal Possible" Educational Campaign Rally (PHOTOS)]
Families for Excellent Schools is sponsoring the rally at Cadman Plaza. Attendees will march across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall in Manhattan to demand change to NYC's education system. Parents will call on Mayor Bill de Blasio to honor his campaign promise to end inequality and provide families of color with excellent school options.

"I'm standing for education equality because every child deserves access to a great school," said Hudson.

Families for Excellent Schools recently released a white paper titled "A Tale of Two School Systems" which contends Black and Hispanic students are confined to the city's worst-performing schools. According to the report,  nearly 478,000 children - overwhelmingly Black and Hispanic - attend failing schools, while white and Asian students are more likely to attend top-rated schools.

[ALSO READ: Ashanti, Lisa Leslie & Fonzworth Bentley Attend #DontStealPossible Education Rally (PHOTO/VIDEO)]
Filed under: Events, News Tagged: Aloe Blac, Bill de Blasio, DJ Jazzy Jeff, education, Jennifer Hudson

via: http://allhiphop.com/2015/09/28/jennifer-hudson-headline-the-stand-for-school-equality-rally-brooklyn-aloe-blacc-jazzy-jeff


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Education: Brother Ali And A Class Of Denver 5th Graders 'Hang Out' And Learn From Each Other (Video
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This is so dope!!! Part of what we love to do here is bring you coolness that just does not get to see the light of day elsewhere...but should.

5th Grade Students from Denver, CO interview Brother Ali to discuss names and their importance to the individual.

- Paul Clifton

This Google Hangout interview features Mr. Clifton's students asking questions to guide informative discussion that enriched the speaker and the audience. Ali thanked the kids for teaching him as he was signing off. In the beginning Ali was asked, "What kind of person are you?"

Ali answered, "Well, I try to be a good person... [v]ery connected to The Creator, to myself, and to my heart and other people, and to my community."

(Note that he did NOT reply 'the dopest emcee' - or anything me-me-ME centered - Brother Ali showed up and showed respect and love to those children and they showed it right back. Hip-Hop is the culture. Ali is an example of how we'd love those in the Nation to live - reaching, teaching, uplifting youth... partnering with others (i.e. Mr. Clifton)... giving of self and offering to do it again and again when called up... with a spirit of thankfulness.)

In a word: DOPE!





via: http://www.jayforce.com/videos/education-brother-ali-and-a-class-of-denver-5th-graders-hang-out-and-learn-from-each-other-video


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Get Your Mitts On Mitts with Ajthetrainer Davis the formation of our educational opportunities and services, we will be providing unparallel components to our community based comprehensive instructional and educational programs.

Ajthetrainer Davis COO/Owner The One You,LLC, Host of The One You Radio Show and CEO of Trainers Paradise will be partnering with Bryan University to offer a very unique experience to our trainers and community.
Mission Statement
We believe in challenging the boundaries of traditional education and in liberating the innate greatness in people.
Bryan graduates are prepared with the knowledge and practical, productive skills that lead directly to high demand professional careers. They are preferred by employers because they are dedicated, intelligent and immediately productive in the work place. Bryan enjoys a position within the higher education spectrum that is unique, respected, enviable and worthy of emulation.
Our mission is a commitment to our students. And that commitment is all about students taking the high road to success. We like to think of this road as the Bryan University Pathway. Along this pathway students experience key drivers that impact their future: Vision, Focus, Acceleration and Triumph. The end result is a leadership education unlike any other.
Clear Vision. At the forefront of our vision is the self-imposed requirement that students receive an evolutionary, experiential education that truly puts them in front of the line. We’ve developed specific strategies with innovative execution to bring this vision to life.
Precise Focus. We’ve honed our focus to ensure the highest level of learning using multimedia, real-time interactive coaching environments. We are leading the evolution of higher education with state-of-the-art, online classrooms.
Accelerate Learning. We deliver an accelerated learning environment via curricula that leads directly to high demand, practical, productive and highly paid skills. We’re empowering students to learn according to their unique capacities and speed by focusing on individualized learning styles, reinforcement loops, and dashboard feedback.
Triumph Together. When our students succeed, we succeed. We’re connecting students to a truly world-class faculty comprised of people who are leaders and pioneers in their fields. Bryan understands that we’re all in this together.
When the pathway is clear, success follows. From admissions through classroom learning and on to productive employment, it’s our mission to provide students all the tools to navigate the pathway and achieve great success.
A Longstanding Tradition of Academic Excellence â€" Celebrating 75 Years of Success
Bryan College was established in 1940 by Dr. Mildred T. Bryan in central Los Angeles as a stenography school and is one of the oldest such colleges in the United States. Dr. Bryan initially named the institution Bryan Stenotype School, which started as a one-classroom institution with three students. Dr. Bryan was a visionary of her time as her drive to train qualified stenographers pushed the development and advancement of the court reporting industry. Based on Dr. Bryan’s initial vision, the college has grown with a strong core focus on student and employer driven principles of excellence, developing a strong brand image in the legal industry.
In 2005, with a new campus, Bryan College began the process of introducing new degree programs that would support its brand, maintain its legacy, and continue to support its core student and employer focused values. These new programs aligned well with Bryan’s mission and legacy as they were, and continue to be, selected based on the simple focus of allowing students to gain marketable skills that result in employment. Bryan College is nationally accredited by ACICS, is recognized as a college of distinction and is approved by the Department of Education.
To further differentiate Bryan from other higher learning institutions, Bryan has taken a unique approach to virtual online distance education. As the learning environment has evolved, so too has Bryan with virtual classrooms. Bryan’s Phoenix virtual education production facility produces engaging, interactive coaching environments that help students accelerate and retain knowledge. Currently, our students attend virtual classrooms from many states.
Most recently, Bryan College became Bryan University as it received university status offering graduate programs in e-Discovery and Health Informatics. Advisory board members and faculty for these programs include highly recognized leading U.S. industry executives and professionals. Bryan has the foundation to excel and be ranked as a top tier university in its program offerings. Our history dictates that with our focus on students we’ll continue to excel through education for years to come.
Contact us to tour our facility! Now under construction...Stay Tuned for more Director of Player Development With Ajthetrainer Davis â€" with Allen Aj Davis.ï»


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Trainers Paradise partners with Bryan University for the Formation of Educational Opportunities

Get Your Mitts On Mitts with Ajthetrainer Davis the formation of our educational opportunities and services, we will be providing unparallel components to our community based comprehensive instructional and educational programs.

Ajthetrainer Davis COO/Owner The One You,LLC, Host of The One You Radio Show and CEO of Trainers Paradise will be partnering with Bryan University to offer a very unique experience to our trainers and community.
Mission Statement
We believe in challenging the boundaries of traditional education and in liberating the innate greatness in people.
Bryan graduates are prepared with the knowledge and practical, productive skills that lead directly to high demand professional careers. They are preferred by employers because they are dedicated, intelligent and immediately productive in the work place. Bryan enjoys a position within the higher education spectrum that is unique, respected, enviable and worthy of emulation.
Our mission is a commitment to our students. And that commitment is all about students taking the high road to success. We like to think of this road as the Bryan University Pathway. Along this pathway students experience key drivers that impact their future: Vision, Focus, Acceleration and Triumph. The end result is a leadership education unlike any other.
Clear Vision. At the forefront of our vision is the self-imposed requirement that students receive an evolutionary, experiential education that truly puts them in front of the line. We’ve developed specific strategies with innovative execution to bring this vision to life.
Precise Focus. We’ve honed our focus to ensure the highest level of learning using multimedia, real-time interactive coaching environments. We are leading the evolution of higher education with state-of-the-art, online classrooms.
Accelerate Learning. We deliver an accelerated learning environment via curricula that leads directly to high demand, practical, productive and highly paid skills. We’re empowering students to learn according to their unique capacities and speed by focusing on individualized learning styles, reinforcement loops, and dashboard feedback.
Triumph Together. When our students succeed, we succeed. We’re connecting students to a truly world-class faculty comprised of people who are leaders and pioneers in their fields. Bryan understands that we’re all in this together.
When the pathway is clear, success follows. From admissions through classroom learning and on to productive employment, it’s our mission to provide students all the tools to navigate the pathway and achieve great success.
A Longstanding Tradition of Academic Excellence â€" Celebrating 75 Years of Success
Bryan College was established in 1940 by Dr. Mildred T. Bryan in central Los Angeles as a stenography school and is one of the oldest such colleges in the United States. Dr. Bryan initially named the institution Bryan Stenotype School, which started as a one-classroom institution with three students. Dr. Bryan was a visionary of her time as her drive to train qualified stenographers pushed the development and advancement of the court reporting industry. Based on Dr. Bryan’s initial vision, the college has grown with a strong core focus on student and employer driven principles of excellence, developing a strong brand image in the legal industry.
In 2005, with a new campus, Bryan College began the process of introducing new degree programs that would support its brand, maintain its legacy, and continue to support its core student and employer focused values. These new programs aligned well with Bryan’s mission and legacy as they were, and continue to be, selected based on the simple focus of allowing students to gain marketable skills that result in employment. Bryan College is nationally accredited by ACICS, is recognized as a college of distinction and is approved by the Department of Education.
To further differentiate Bryan from other higher learning institutions, Bryan has taken a unique approach to virtual online distance education. As the learning environment has evolved, so too has Bryan with virtual classrooms. Bryan’s Phoenix virtual education production facility produces engaging, interactive coaching environments that help students accelerate and retain knowledge. Currently, our students attend virtual classrooms from many states.
Most recently, Bryan College became Bryan University as it received university status offering graduate programs in e-Discovery and Health Informatics. Advisory board members and faculty for these programs include highly recognized leading U.S. industry executives and professionals. Bryan has the foundation to excel and be ranked as a top tier university in its program offerings. Our history dictates that with our focus on students we’ll continue to excel through education for years to come.
Contact us to tour our facility! Now under construction...Stay Tuned for more Director of Player Development With Ajthetrainer Davis â€" with Allen Aj Davis.ï»


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Statik Selektah - "Harley's Blues" (Video)

  
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Statik Selektah with an edutainment visual - emphasis on the edu[cational] - called "Harley's Blues" (music appears on Stat's "Lucky 7" project out now). Enjoy and be informed.

Statik Selektah, and his bride-to-be, Fran, recently had their first baby girl (Harley Emma Baril) and they have been inspired to call attention to HG (hyperemesis gravidarum), a disease that affects the pregnancy process for 2% of women worldwide and one that his fiancé Fran suffered with during the pregnancy of their daughter.

Statik & Fran are excited to share that they have a beautiful, healthy baby girl, because they were able to treat this disease early in the pregnancy.

The background instrumental for a portion of this video was created using Harley Baril's heartbeat from inside the womb. Additional instrumentation by Brady Watt (bass), Kafele Bandele and Sean Taylor (trumpets), Cas Weinbren (keys).

STATIK SELEKTAH - LUCKY 7



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