Nationwide(BlackNews.com) -- Internships are a gateway for students that lead to careers. There are thousands of internship opportunities each year across the country, and some of these programs are specifically for minorities and African Americans. Here are just five of such programs:
#1 - Explore Microsoft Internship Program For Women and Minorities
This program is for current college undergraduate minority students pursuing a degree in computer science or software engineering. Students may apply in their freshman or sophomore year of college.
Learn more at: www.findinternships.com/2013/04/Explore-Microsoft-Internship-Program.html
#2 - White House Initiative’s Year-round Internship Program For African Americans
This program offers an exciting experience for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in improving education outcomes for African Americans. This is an unpaid internship working for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.
Learn more at: www.findinternships.com/2013/04/white-house-initiative-year-round-internship-program.html
#3 - National Urban League Summer Internship Program
This program is for students interested in a career in the non-profit industry. The program provides an 8-week paid internship for college students in either New York City or Washington, D.C.
Learn more at: www.findinternships.com/2013/04/national-urban-league-summer-internship.html
#4 - UNCF/NAACP Gateway to Leadership Internship Program
This program is a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This program offers finance majors an opportunity to work with major financial organizations during the internship.
Learn more at: www.findinternships.com/2013/04/uncf-naacp-gateway-to-leadership-internship-program.html
#5 - NASCAR Diversity Internship Program
This program is a 10-week, full-time, paid summer work opportunity for deserving students with an interest in the NASCAR industry, who are of Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, or of other racial minority descent. Students must have an interest in the NASCAR industry.
Learn more at: www.findinternships.com/2013/03/nascar-diversity-internship-program.html
To search and apply for more internship opportunities, visit www.FindInternships.com
San Diego, CA(BlackNews.com) -- Diego college students and volunteers will carry out the sixth home restoration project as part of Embrace's "Healing our Heroes' Homes" program on Wednesday, July 10 through Sunday, July 14.
The five-day effort will take place at the San Diego home of medically retired Marine Corps Captain Sarah Bettencourt. Bettencourt served with many different units across the country during the Global War on Terrorism and developed a rare neurological disorder in 2008. Despite her disability, she continued to serve in the Marine Corps as an Adjutant until significant neurological symptoms ended her military career. In 2012, Bettencourt was medically retired from the military with a 100 percent disability rating.
"The opportunity to serve another veteran who has given so much of herself to protect our nation is an honor for everyone involved. Sarah Bettencourt and her husband are wonderful people who deserve our assistance," said Sean Sheppard, founder of Embrace.
With a focus to restore the homes of disabled veteran homeowners, H3 falls in line with Embrace's mission to mobilize college student volunteers and community members to serve less fortunate members of civilian and veteran communities.
"When we reviewed Sarah's application for the H3 program, and subsequently met her and her husband in person, we knew she was the perfect beneficiary for the program because of her personality and story," said Sheppard. "Sarah is a strong, charismatic, positive individual who enjoys life and takes her disability head on. Everyone affiliated with Embrace is honored to be able to help her and her husband."
The project for the Bettencourts' home includes kitchen and bathroom remodeling, building ADA compliant disability ramps, widening their driveway to ADA standards, widening doorways and landscaping.
The title sponsors for this project are SDG&E, The Home Depot Foundation and Jack In The Box Foundation.
Embrace's H3 program aims to create a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic service learning experience for college students, connect young adults to veteran community members in need, raise awareness of low income, disabled veterans, and increase the value and efficient use of their homes.
For more information on Embrace and the H3 program, visit www.embrace1.org/h3.
Founded in 2000, Embrace uses community service to bring diverse groups of people together to bring about social wellness in our society. The organization focuses on the utilization of college students and recent graduates to develop their leadership qualities and remedy community problems such as health disparities and homelessness on a volunteer basis. Founder Sean Sheppard's ultimate goal is to bring about legislation that makes community service mandatory for all college students that attend state funded institutions of higher education.
For more information on Embrace, visit www.embrace1.org
For more information about Sheppard and his life, visit www.thegoodsheppard.tv
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) -- The mainstream corporate-controlled media is heralding Angelina Jolie's decision to have her perfectly healthy breasts and ovaries removed as an act of women's liberation and the hopeful prevention of her supposed high risk of getting breast cancer in the future. Angelina was bamboozled, just like other high-profile celebrities Sharon Osbourne and Miss America contestant Allyn Rose, who took the same measures.
You do not have to be a rocket scientist to see where this insane medical advice could ultimately lead: At risk for kidney cancer?...Remove your kidneys. Risk of colon cancer?...Take out your colon. Lung cancer?...Remove lungs, just in case. That is the logic of the cancer industry and doctors who have deceived Jolie and countless other sheeple (including the legions that follow the "Think Pink" people) into maiming their bodies based on FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) and medical quackery. For that matter of ill advice, hell, why not just gut your whole body, to be on the "safe" side?!
Sadly, the cancer industry raises billions of dollars yearly based on irrational fears spread by doctors and the media, yet there is still NO cure in sight. The fact of the matter is that cancer is a systemic metabolic condition, not some "gene" passed down from the family tree. From my observation, the ONLY hereditary disease is ignorance. Even if cancer is diagnosed in breast tissue, that is not the only place it is growing. Therefore, the idea that someone can prevent cancer by just removing their breasts is absurd. If the conditions for cancer are present in the body [due to nutritional deficiencies, exposure to chemicals, fluoride toothpaste, aluminum deodorants, fungi, estrogen from soy & chicken, processed foods, pork, uncontrolled stress, radiation (mammograms), etc.], cancer will develop in ANY area of the body, not just in breast tissue.
Yet, now that the media and mainstream medicine are pushing Ms. JoIie's decision to remove her breasts and ovaries, I can almost read the next headline. It would quote Good Morning America's anchor Robin Roberts stating something like: "I wish that I had a preventative mastectomy too. Then I wouldn't be in the shape I'm in now" (sick, bald caused by chemotherapy, or in need of blood transfusions). It is shameful how the media and cancer industry parade this once beautiful African-American woman around like a side show in a circus to promote their agenda. It is especially shameful considering the fact that a woman's risk of breast cancer can be reduced by 80% by simply adding Vitamin D (sunshine).
Living a healthy, anti-cancer lifestyle-based on smart nutrition, exercise, sensible sunlight exposure, a spiritual connection with the Creator, and avoidance of cancer-causing chemicals-are the most effective things people can do to PREVENT cancer. Being bamboozled and breast-less is not the answer; it only continues to promote more suffering and 'medisin'. For that matter, imagine how it would be if all men starting getting their testicles removed to prevent possible testicular cancer? That would make about as much sense as: 'hey, let's all remove the wheels from our cars so we do not get a flat tire!' Mindless!
Dr. Scott Whitaker is a Naturopathic Doctor and author of the nationwide best seller "Medisin," with over 25 years of experience helping people eradicate their health conditions through detoxification, smart nutrition, and healing through education. Dr. Whitaker is available for lectures, interviews and consultations by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free 1-888-633-4746. His website is www.medisins.net.
Dr. Scott Whitaker
Los Angeles, CA(BlackNews.com) -- The Angela de Joseph Show: "Talking About What Matters." was recently launched on LaTalkLive.com. The online series is a new media radio and television talk show featuring current affairs and lifestyle programming with an emphasis on health and wellness.
Hosted by author and health advocate, Angela de Joseph, who is also an award-winning filmmaker, the easy access of digital programming will reach wide audiences. "The cell phone is the new television," says Angela de Joseph. "We're bringing health information and current events to your desktop, mobile phones, and laptops."
Recent shows include:
* A discussion of consumer benefits from the new Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") in an interview with health advocate John Marshall Jones, an actor and national spokesperson for the California Black Health Network.
* A discussion about the sports industry, as well as Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete currently playing in a major American team sport, in a conversation with successful sports agent, Everett L. Glenn, founder of the National Sports Authority.
* An interview with noted photographer, Valerie Goodloe, who produced the documentary "Gang Girl" about her harrowing experience trying to save her daughter from the clutches of a notorious Los Angeles gang.
* An interview with actress and comedienne, Kym Whitley, star of the hit new reality show, "Raising Whitley" about her adventures raising her adopted son on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
The Angela de Joseph Show will next feature a discussion on "Life after Cancer," which will address Angelina Jolie's recent announcement that she had a double mastectomy. Dr. Maggie DiNome, surgical breast specialist and Chief of General Surgery at Saint John's Health Center provides answers on this important issue which affects so many women.
Upcoming shows will address the issues of health insurance, economic disparities in Hollywood, and the criminalization of young men of color.
The Angela de Joseph Show aims to engage a large and eclectic mix of civic leaders, entertainers and wellness professionals in informative segments, panel discussions and interviews. Musical guests, comedy routines and live call-in segments will also round out the programs. Drawing on her background as an entrepreneur and health advocate, Angela brings a lively and fresh perspective to timely and important issues.
The Angela de Joseph Show airs 6pm PST Thursday nights on LaTalkLive.com, and is simulcast on U-stream.tv, iTunes Radio, Radio Flag App, Tune In App and Live365.com. Listen on your radio, watch on your computer, tablet or cell phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry).
Point your browser to www.LATalkLive.comto watch or download the Tune In app for streaming audio of The Angela de Joseph Show, Thursdays at 6pm, PST. If you miss it, the show is also archived and available on demand 24/7.
ABOUT ANGELA DE JOSEPH
Angela de Joseph is the founder of Global Wellness Project and creator and owner of Green Wonders Organic Hair Products. A personal trainer, sports nutritionist and board certified to train professional athletes, de Joseph is also the author of a weight loss book, "Angela de Joseph's Body-Blast" and executive producer of the documentary "State of Emergency: Tackling Black Men's Health." Dedicated to spreading health and wellness information to the community at large, her mission to encourage community discourse and inspire healthy lifestyle choices will reach an even larger audience through The Angela de Joseph Show.
To contact de Joseph for interviews, visit www.theangeladejosephshow.com
Orrin C. Hudson, founder of Be Someone organization in Atlanta, Georgia, skillfully using the game of chess to teach inner city kids how to "make the right moves" in life. [Click Here to Enlarge Photo]
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- A powerful Black youth organization that has already helped more than 20,000 kids is pleading to the public in efforts to raise funding for a national tour. The organization, Be Someone, Inc, was founded by master motivator Orrin C. Hudson in the year 2000. His approach was very unique: Use the game of chess to teach inner city kids how to "make the right moves" in life.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Hudson and his 501(c)3 non-profit organization have already won rave reviews and national attention from CNN, NBC, Good Morning America, USA Today, and even People Magazine. He even once received a grant from filmmaker Tyler Perry.
But Hudson wants to help more than just a few thousands kids. He wants to take his show on the road and do a national tour to help 1 million kids. For that reason, he is appealing to the public to make small donations of just $5 or more to help him reach the much needed funding of $50,000.
HOW WILL YOUR DONATION BE USED?
With the funding, Hudson will launch the 2013 African American Chess and Youth Leadership National Tour and travel to as many urban areas as possible to help young inner city kids develop the practical skills and techniques to overcome obstacles in life, illustrated through the best and most intellectual visual aid of all time: the chessboard.
He will target young people age 12-18, and will train them to become better decision makers. Via the game of chess, Hudson will teach them 20 life lessons that they can take from the chess board to make themselves success at everything they do. He instills in them, the focus, discipline and patience required by the game.
To donate online with a debit or credit card:
Visit www.BeSomeone.org/donateand click on "Give Now"
To donate by check or money order:
Please send your donation to:
Be Someone, Inc.
949 Stephenson Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
* Be Someone, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.