Celebrities With Big Hearts

Natalie Morales

Natalie Morales, TODAY show News Anchor and Third-Hour Co-Host, along with NBC’s Erica Hill and Carolyn Manno, recently hosted and ran the 2016 MORE/SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon and kicked off one of the largest women’s-only half-marathons in the country. The race, held by Meredith’s SHAPE magazine in conjunction with the New York Road Runners (NYRR), took place in April and drew 10,000 female runners and walkers of all ages, from around the world, to New York’s Central Park. Continue reading Celebrities With Big Hearts

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Thousands of Latino Students Could Now Be Eligible for Free College Tuition at CUNY & SUNY Schools

Between 1980 and 2014, the cost of college tuition increased nearly 260 percent. These soaring costs have saddled students with debt or, in some cases, made it impossible for them to pursue higher education. But now, the state of New York  will help students overcome this obstacle by providing free tuition for many attending public universities and community colleges. On Saturday, the Assembly approved the tuition-free plan – which Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced in January – as part of the 2017-2018 state budget. And the next day, the Senate passed it as well. Continue reading Thousands of Latino Students Could Now Be Eligible for Free College Tuition at CUNY & SUNY Schools

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Rep. McNerney Leads Bipartisan Effort to Save the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

In response to President Donald Trump’s proposal to defund the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) led two bipartisan letters to the House Appropriations Committee imploring Congress to fund the MBDA in the FY2018 appropriations, and recommending that MBDA provide an annual policy report to Congress to address gaps in equity between minority and non-minority owned firms. Continue reading Rep. McNerney Leads Bipartisan Effort to Save the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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A long time coming: Emotions overcome Garcia family after Sergio’s Masters win

When Sergio Garcia was two years old, he picked up a broomstick and began pantomiming the golf swing of his father, Victor, a former tour pro. Within a year Victor provided young Sergio with a set of cut-down clubs, which his boy wielded on the topsy-turvy layout at Mediterraneo Golf Club, in Borriol, a small town off the east coast of Spain. Victor was the pro at the humble club; his wife, Consuelo, ran the shop. Continue reading A long time coming: Emotions overcome Garcia family after Sergio’s Masters win

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