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How COVID-19 has Impacted New York City: Opinion Piece

How COVID-19 has Impacted New York City: Opinion Piece

COVID-19 has killed over one hundred thousand people in the United States. Over thirty thousand have died in New York. This has forced officials to put restrictions on activities in the city to contain the rapid spread of the virus. The restrictions are limiting but they are in place in the interest of trying to save more lives.  ...

Stay Informed: Your Comprehensive Guide to Staying Safe During COVID-19

Stay Informed: Your Comprehensive Guide to Staying Safe During COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has hit our country and the world. As we navigate these difficult and unprecedented times, it's important to get the most accurate and up to date information. Local and federal governments are working together to keep everyone safe and it's paramount that we all do our part and follow the instructions we're be ...

Did you know? (All the things you can do outside of combat in the US Army)

Did you know? (All the things you can do outside of combat in the US Army)

Ask someone about the US Army and they’ll tell you all about war; their family who have served in previous wars, their stance on war. War, war, war. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxtbzXPtUZM More than War The reality is, the US Army is way more than the combat we visualize when we hear the word “war.” To be honest, ma ...

Updating Your Home with Health in Mind

Updating Your Home with Health in Mind

Last summer, workers and residents of New York City woke to news of a steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District on July 19. Dozens of residential and commercial buildings were forced to evacuate, and asbestos-containing debris released during the explosion raised concern. Fortunately, The New York Times reported that no one was se ...

What are Students Loans, and Why You Should Be Careful

What are Students Loans, and Why You Should Be Careful

Education is one of the essential pillars of our careers and is one the key foundation of any economy and the county as a whole. However, it is expensive, and most people cannot afford the cost and expenses of obtaining higher education. Student loans are an implication that you are paying to have an education. This means that you hav ...

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Devon Johnson

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Devon Johnson

Nurturing his academic abilities and gifts from a young age, Devon Johnson is the founder and CEO of BleuIife Media Group. With a master’s in journalism from Harvard University and a bachelor’s in communication and the arts from Seton Hall, Devon has used his experience working in the advertising and marketing industry to build h ...

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Tayo Rockson

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Tayo Rockson

Growing up as a third culture kid (TCK), Tayo Rockson spent the formative period of his life in countries such as Vietnam, Sweden, and the United States. Born in Nigeria, Tayo is a storyteller, cultural translator, and brand strategist. Inspired by the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Nelson Mandela, Tayo aims to build the next set of glob ...

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Sapphira Martin

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Sapphira Martin

Having been featured in publications such as Essence, Refinery29, and Revolt, Sapphira Martin is the founder of SassBoxx, a monthly subscription service that offers products exclusively from businesses owned by women of color. In addition to running SassBoxx, Sapphira is also a co-host of, “The Black Girl Podcast” along with t ...

WYL Take Ownership Ft Hosts, Kelley Green & Ofo Ezeugwu

WYL Take Ownership Ft Hosts, Kelley Green & Ofo Ezeugwu

In this episode of our Take Ownership Podcast, our very own hosts, Kelley Green and Ofo Ezeugwu make some time to sit down and discuss their perspective and thoughts on Black History Month. Throughout this episode, Kelley and Ofo talk about the cultural significance of black history month, self-care, and getting to know our history and o ...

WYL Take Ownership Podcast EP. 9: Rashaad Lambert

WYL Take Ownership Podcast EP. 9: Rashaad Lambert

As the founder of Sporty Marketing Group, Rashaad Lambert is a strategist, educator, and philanthropist. Born in West Philadelphia, Rashaad has always had a deep commitment to his hometown. As a result, Rashaad has received acknowledgment for his community work which includes an NAACP Image Award, a Congressional Proclamation, and a U ...

WYL Take Ownership Podcast EP. 7: Anthony Fraiser

WYL Take Ownership Podcast EP. 7: Anthony Fraiser

Growing up in Newark, NJ, Anthony Frasier is an author, entrepreneur, and public speaker. Possessing a love for technology and video games at an early age, Anthony would eventually become one of the founders of The Phat Startup and Tech 808 conference prior to being named entrepreneur in residence at Newark Venture Partners.   ...

WYL Take Ownership Podcast EP. 6: Angel Rich

WYL Take Ownership Podcast EP. 6: Angel Rich

  Coming out of college with $180,000 in debt, Angel Rich is a living example of what it takes to overcome financial burden. As the CEO and founder of The Wealth Factory, Angel is on a mission to manufacture economic independence for one million entrepreneurs by 2020.   In addition to being the CEO and founder of Th ...