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Lisa Young, MS in Disability Services in Higher Education Student, Shares Her Story

May 22, 2017

We interviewed Lisa Young, MS in Disability Services in Higher Education student, to learn about her motivation to earn her master's degree, her experience in the program, and what her future looks like upon graduation.

Lisa Sheridan, BA in Communication and Media Student, Shares Her Story

May 17, 2017

We interviewed Lisa Sheridan, BA in Communication and Media student, to learn about her motivation for returning to school to complete her bachelor's degree, her experience in the program, and what her future looks like upon graduation.

A common talking point about African Americans’ views on crime has been debunked

May 04, 2017

The Washington Post

Dr. Michael Javen Fortner's book, "Black Silent Majority," was referenced in this article that details why so many black voters leaders endorse crime crackdowns when they knew that many of the people who would be arrested and incarcerated would be black.

A murdered basketball player and the uncomfortable discussion around ‘black-on-black’ crime

March 30, 2017

The Undefeated/ESPN

Michael Javen Fortner and his book "Black Silent Majority" are featured in this article about how American cities such as Mt. Vernon, NY, wrestle with how to talk about and prevent violence.

Meet NYC’s First Digital Accessibility Coordinator

February 16, 2017

City of New York

MA in Disability Studies alum Walei Sabry serves as NYC's first Digital Accessibility Coordinator.

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