Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The Notable Nupes of NRWP invite you to join us in recognizing NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY!!!
Residents of the State of New York please click here:
Residents 16 and 17 years of age can register early and can vote as soon as they celebrate their 18th birthday!

Deadline to register to vote is October 14th in order to cast your ballot in the upcoming election (Election Day is November 8th).

Early voting in New York takes place October 20th-November 6th

Let’s exercise our right and civic duty!

#NRWPVotes #NationalVoterRegistrationDay #VoteReady

Please join us on December 10th as we celebrate 50 years of service in the New Rochelle White Plains community. The ticket LINK is in the BIO! ...

Come and join your favorite NUPES on September 9th❗️Registration link in the BIO. #happyhour #cocktails #drinks #bar #beer #food #cocktail #wine #mixology #drink #bartender #cheers #foodie #instagood #foodporn #party #drinkstagram #love #music #cocktailsofinstagram #cocktailbar #craftcocktails #aperitivo #drinkup #friends #restaurant #craftbeer #o #gin #instafood ...

The tenth charter member William H Tibbs IV was initiated in the Gamma Xi chapter at the.University of MD Eastern Shore on December 10th 1955. ...

Harvey C. Russell was initiated in the Alpha Upsilon chapter January 9th 1937. He attended Kentucky State University. ...

    •    Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 9AM until 5PM
    •    Sunday, August 14, 2022 from 9AM until 5PM
    •    Monday, August 15, 2022 from 9AM until 5PM
    •    Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 12Noon until 8PM
    •    Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 9AM until 5PM
    •    Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 12Noon until 8PM
    •    Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9AM until 5PM
    •    Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 9AM until 5PM 
    •    Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 9AM until 5PM 

Rockland County Early Voting Centers:
1. Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, New York 10956
2. Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Road, Garnerville, New York 10923
3. Orangetown Town Hall, 26 West Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, New York 10962
4. Ramapo Town Hall, 237 Route 59, Suffern, New York 10901
5. Stony Point Community Center (RHO), 5 Club House Lane, Stony Point, New York 10980

Early Voting:
Aug. 23, 2022 Primary Election New Early Voting Hours
        Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
        Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
        Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
        Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022 from noon until 8 p.m.
        Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
        Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 from noon until 8 p.m.
        Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
        Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
        Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Westchester County Early Voting Centers
        Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY 10709
        Dobbs Ferry Village Hall, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
        Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607
        St. Gregory The Great Church, 215 Halstead Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528
        Mamaroneck Town Center, 740 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
        Mt. Kisco Municipal Building, 104 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 (New Location)
        Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla, NY 10595
        Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562
        Pound Ridge Town House, 179 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576
        Rye Brook Firehouse, 940 King Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573
        Somers Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589
        Jefferson Village Annex, 3500 Hill Boulevard, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
        Yorktown Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
        Doles Center, 250 S. 6th Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
        Mt. Vernon City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
        New Rochelle City Hall Annex – 90 Beaufort Place, 90 Beaufort Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801
        New Rochelle United Methodist Church, 1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804
        Peekskill Nutrition Center – Neighborhood Center, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566

Join us on August 25th for the Kappa League Informational session. Registration link is in the BIO ...

From the desk of the President of Temple University Dr. Jason Wingard. Keep Achieving NUPE!

Is College Still Worth It?

* For 60+ years, a degree has been the leading catalyst for professional success. It has singularly represented the most significant criteria for job placement and advancement. An investment in college has consistently returned gainful employment, upward mobility, differentiated status, and competitive advantage. Employers won. Employees won.

* Today, however, tectonic shifts in market globalization, technological innovation, and economic conditions have created a crippling gap between employer needs and employee capabilities. The workforce is simply not equipped with the necessary skills and competencies to satisfy job expectations. These conditions have created a talent shortage—a talent war—that has seen the rise of alternative skilling and credentialing companies that threaten to disrupt the current college monopoly. As evidence of an impending provider shift, the venture capital community is doubling down on investments in the edtech sector—banking on the demise of college, as we know it, and the growth of alternative platforms for training.

* The future of work requires alignment with the future of learning. Will colleges respond to the call for change and adapt theoretical and applied offerings to market needs? Or, will colleges remain steadfast in a decades-old approach while new companies replace them in pursuit of a relevant value proposition?

Just released by Stanford University Press, my new book tackles these questions and recommends a call to action. Get it here: http://bitly.ws/tkby

This is a great story about leadership within Kappa League. Shawn Mason has been a trailblazer within the NYC community. Read Link in the BIO. ...

We mourn the loss of one of our Star Trek favorites. Nichelle Nichols, trailblazing 'Star Trek' actress, dies at 89. Nichols portrayed communications officer Lt. Nyota Uhura in the "Star Trek" TV series and many of its film offshoots. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

When "Star Trek" began in 1966, Nichols was a television rarity: a Black woman in a notable role on a prime-time television series. There had been African-American women on TV before, but they often played domestic workers and had small roles; Nichols' Uhura was an integral part of the multicultural "Star Trek" crew.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called it "the first non-stereotypical role portrayed by a Black woman in television history."

Nichols is widely known for participating in one of the first interracial kisses on US television when her character kissed James T. Kirk, portrayed by White Canadian actor William Shatner. In an interview with CNN in 2014, Nichols said the kiss scene "changed television forever, and it also changed the way people looked at one another."

Our Brother, NBA legend Bill Russell, has joined our ancestors, peacefully at the age of 88.

William “Bill” Felton Russell was initiated into the University of San Francisco Chapter, the Gamma Alpha of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity in 1955, where he led the USF to NCAA Championships in 1955 and 1956, including a string of 55 consecutive victories.

Russell joined the Boston Celtics nearly 10 years after Jackie Robinson integrated baseball and six seasons after Earl Lloyd did the same for the NBA, racism still a very real issue to be faced in 1956. He went on to lead the American Olympic Team to win an undefeated gold medal, winning by an average of just over 50 points per game in 1956.

Russell played center from 1956 to 1969, also serving as player-coach for three seasons. During that 13-year period, the Celtics won 11 NBA titles. Russell was the first player to reach 50 rebounds in 1 Game. Russell managed this feat in a 1960 and was only outdone only by fellow Kappa Brother, Wilt Chamberlain (1957 Mu Chapter initiate), who holds the league record with 55. Only two other players besides Russell and Chamberlain have even broken 40 rebounds, a feat Russell managed eight times in all.

4-Time NBA Rebounding Champion Russell secured his four titles despite playing in an era when multiple players typically finished the year above 15 rebounds per game, Russell’s personal best was 24.7. He was the first NBA Player to Average 20 rebounds per game. Russell reached this plateau in 1957-58, his second year in the league. He also won his first MVP award that year while leading the Celtics to the NBA’s best record. Russell continued to average 20 or more boards per game for the next nine seasons in a row.

Russell never won a Finals MVP award himself, for the simple reason that the award wasn’t created until his final season. The league honored him at the All-Star Game in 2009 by adding his name to the trophy. He was also the first African-American inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975.