Annie Turnbo Malone, trailblazing millionaire and beauty maven

Invariably, with study and research of Madam C.J. Walker, Annie Turnbo Malone is mentioned, and she gets a little more than a passing nod in the recent Netflix bio-pic of Walker.

Remote (not in) control: How educators are dealing with COVID-19

“We’re finding out that there’s a lot of inconsistency from the schools across the city and in households."

Mayor de Blasio: NYC schools could remain closed rest of year

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told the PIX11 Morning News Monday he fears the coronavirus crisis could keep city schools closed for the rest of the school year.

Fats Navarro, a trumpet master and bebop pioneer

When your life, like that of the famed musician Fats Navarro, is over at 26 there’s hardly enough time to truly establish your promising genius. Reading Maxine Gordon’s deeply engrossing biography of her late husband, Dexter Gordon, Navarro is mentioned ...

How to talk to children about COVID-19

The coronavirus is continuing to dominate everyday conversation. With schools, businesses, and jobs closing there is a new normal Americans have to adapt to.

Charter offers free internet to students without access at home

Charter Communications announced it would provide its Spectrum broadband internet and Wi-Fi services to households with students that do not already have a Spectrum internet subscription.

New York City public schools will close early this week, officials say

New York City public schools will close Monday and will not reopen until, at the earliest, April 20, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday.

Should NYC public schools shut down? Politicians and advocates say 'yes'

Amid the growing outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), questions linger if New York City public schools should close to quell the spread.

VIDEO: 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy Parade at the Magic Kingdom

Check out this video of the 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy class at the Magic Kingdom parade.

Disney Dreamers Academy provides magical experience for teens amid changes

The 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine is canceled over coronavirus concerns but students still had the opportunity to experience Walt Disney World.

The life and time of Yvonne Little Woodward, Malcolm X’s youngest sister

Two weeks ago we featured the life and legacy of Ella Little-Collins, Malcolm X’s half-sister. Today Yvonne Little Woodward has the stage, and though she made her own mark in life, for the most part she distinguished herself outside the ...

Activists, parents cry foul at troubled, mostly minority New Jersey middle school

One year after a science teacher allegedly called students the N-word, Penns Grove Middle School is facing the wrath of community activists and parents.

Three local high school students heading to Disney Dreamers Academy

Three local high school students from the New York City area are preparing for the 13th annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 12-15 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Julius Montgomery, a trailblazer at Cape Canaveral and elsewhere

The recent passing of Katherine Johnson reminded me of Julius Montgomery, who, like Johnson, surmounted barriers and made his mark in the race for space as the first African American to employed at Cape Canaveral—and not a janitor.

Leadership program for Black boys continues at Princeton University

In an effort to forge more Black male leaders in business, social justice and global issues, Rev. Toby Sanders founded From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men