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Yes, mentoring works: It’s why I graduated from college

My name is Sakinah Muhammad. I graduated from Temple University in May, as a criminal justice major with a minor in psychology. My next step is working for Houston Teach for America Corps while I attend graduate school at St. Thomas University. So much of where I am now is because of what I learned, and the support I received, from the mentor I was assigned through a nonprofit that is dedicated to preparing kids like me to succeed in college.
We hear a lot about mentoring from the adults who use it to give back, but I want to talk about it from the perspective of a younger person—someone whose education and life were changed over the past eight years by a great organization and a committed adult.

Launch day for the new JET Magazine Digital App

Jett App Launches
Today, Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) launched its new JET magazine app. The app replaces the printed edition of the magazine.
The new digital magazine app will add fresh content on a weekly basis, every Friday.  Readers will access to 3D images, video interviews, enhanced digital maps, audio content and photography from the JPC archives. 
The app will be available on all tablet and mobile platforms via a free introductory offer of 30 days for all subscribers. 

American Bar Association makes Judge Bernice Donald an award winner

Judge Bernice B. Donald
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Bernice B. Donald is the recipient of the 2014 John H. Pickering Award of Achievement, presented by the Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association.
In her letter nominating Donald for the award, Fremont, Calif., attorney Pauline Weaver wrote, “Judge Donald represents the best of the profession. She has consistently demonstrated the kind of integrity, legal ability, access to justice and public service that would make John Pickering proud. She is uniquely qualified for the award.”
Washington, D.C., lawyer Brooksley Born, chair of the Pickering Award Selection Committee, said, “Bernice Donald has followed in John Pickering’s footsteps in her strong commitment to equal justice, her devotion to the legal profession and her generosity in mentoring younger lawyers.”

This week’s DVD releases

Top 10 DVDs

Top Ten DVD List for July 1, 2014

“The Lunchbox”
“Anna Karenina [BBC Mini-Series]”
“The Twilight Zone: Essential Episodes [55th Anniversary Collection]”

The BE 100s

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NEW YORK – (PRNewswire) – In the 42nd annual report on black business under the theme, “Scale Up Your Business,” Black Enterprise (BE) editors found scores of BE 100s CEOs who have remodeled their companies for opportunity and expansion.
BE reports that scalability has been the foundation of growth for the five billion-dollar revenue leaders – World Wide Technology Inc., ACT-1 Group, Bridgewater Interiors L.L.C., Modular Assembly Innovations L.L.C., and RLJ McLarty Landers Automotive Holdings L.L.C. – and BE’s 2014 companies of the year.
“The BE 100s – the nation’s largest black businesses – continue to be the standard bearers for all American enterprises, demonstrating that sustained business growth comes when ideation and innovation is wedded to execution and excellence,” says Black Enterprise Senior VP/Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle.