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Side Hustles for College Kids During COVID-Related Virtual Learning

As colleges across the nation turn to online learning for fall 2020, students are now facing their most daunting semester. Some undergraduates are scrambling to find off-campus housing, as opposed to risking COVID-19 exposure by going home, reports USA Today . Other scholars are enduring sad “quarantine meals, ” according to BuzzFeed. Most egregiously, most students in these predicaments are still paying the same pre-coronavirus tuition. However, in the face of college’s exorbitant costs, enterprising pupils have picked up side hustles for supplemental income to afford alternate housing, food, among other needs. Though social distancing measures curb traditional gigs like driving Uber and being the resident dorm hairstylist, here are seven ways to make extra coins for college while staying safe. Do No-Contact Food Deliveries Switch that Uber app to Uber Eats and pick up food instead of people to better manage exposure to COVID-19. Alternatively, Meals on Wheels always needs drivers...

Aug 27, 2020

National Black Child Development Week Goes Virtual to Call Attention to Mental Health and More

Our nation’s efforts toward children’s education have pivoted to remote learning in light of COVID-19. The pandemic has left millions of children in America sheltered-in-place as they rely on their parents and instructors to guide them through this difficult time. In an effort to ease the burden, The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) is taking National Black Child Development Week virtual to make the most of homeschooling. The annual celebration — held May 11-15 — raises community awareness about important issues impacting Black children and families. According to the NBCDI, this year marks the observant week’s 50th anniversary as it pivots to an all-digital platform with Zoom-powered workshops, seminars, and free Instagram Live sessions to focus on homeschooling, the Black economy, mental health, and more. The NBCDI has previously made it a point to call attention to mental health awareness in the Black community. Their website reveals that among their career...

May 13, 2020

YouTube to Host Free Virtual Film Festival to Unite Creators Around the World

While all large, major gatherings are being shut down for what could be the rest of the year, companies are pivoting to virtual efforts to stay on schedule with events. As many film festivals have been canceled and postponed, video streaming platform YouTube is stepping up to partner with several brands to produce a global virtual film festival. The event — titled “We Are One: A Global Film Festival” — is being produced and organized by New York’s Tribeca Enterprises, according to Variety . “We Are One: A Global Film Festival unites curators, artists and storytellers to entertain and provide relief to audiences worldwide,” Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO, shared in a statement. “In working with our extraordinary festival partners and YouTube we hope that everyone gets a taste of what makes each festival so unique and appreciates the art and power of film.” Variety also reports the YouTube-sponsored event will feature programming from...

Apr 28, 2020

6 Black Fitness Trainers You Can Support Virtually

Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t stay in shape. While many gym-goers are left without a space for their fitness escape, all hope is not lost. Gyms all over have closed temporarily due to the worldwide pandemic, but fitness trainers and influencers are still tapping into their audiences to stream online workouts and host live sessions to keep people pumped. Check out this list of Black physically-fit gurus to follow for your healthy dose of all things virtual fitness. Jeanette Jenkins View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jeanette Jenkins (@msjeanettejenkins) Jeanette Jenkins, known for being one of the top celebrity personal trainers in the industry, isn’t letting quarantine get in the way of working out. Jenkins’ Instagram page is filled with short clips of at-home workouts for the average person to follow. She even created a home workout calendar with various exercises giving her followers everything they need to stay in shape while at home. Cassandra Nuamah aka...

Apr 24, 2020