Joan Johnson, a Black hair care pioneer

It’s never too soon to pay homage to a woman who made such a mark on our culture and on our heads.

NY Giants Michael Thomas kicks off school year with free backpacks and supplies in the Bronx

Earlier this week, Giants safety Michael Thomas, UnitedHealthcare, United Way of NYC and Dreambuilders donated nearly 500 backpacks full of classroom essentials to students at PS 49, The Willis Avenue School in the Bronx.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority raises $1 million in one day in support of HBCUs

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated raises $1 million in 24 hours for a second consecutive year during HBCU Impact Day on Monday.

Hampton University opens doors to Bahamian college students displaced by Dorian

Hampton University entered into an agreement with the University of the Bahamas-North (UB-North) to allow students who have been displaced by Hurricane Dorian to continue their education on the historically-Black university’s campus.

Pumpsie Green, first Black on the Boston Red Sox

There must have been a moment in July 1962 when catcher Elston Howard of the New York Yankees was at home plate with the batter Pumpsie Green of the Boston Red Sox.

Bronx AKAs hosting HBCU fundraiser

The Eta Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated is hosting a “School Daze Party” to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Saturday, Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Code Red Restaurant & Lounge located ...

Friends of Public Schools Harlem distributes thousands of backpacks and school supplies to children

Following two weeks of backpack and school supply giveaway events at NYCHA houses, street fairs and police precincts throughout Harlem, Friends of Public Schools Harlem with a special grant from the Migdol Family Foundation gave its 4,000th supply-filled backpack at ...

Syracuse University welcomes Exonerated 5 member to campus

Through the eyes of a 14-year-old with a love of basketball and the trumpet in 1989, Syracuse University had everything Kevin Richardson would ever want in a college.

A great day for the East New York community

Celebrating the fading of a glorious summer, and the beginning of a promising school year East New Yorkers came together in Unity Plaza for a Saturday of fun, music, food, giveaways, free school supplies and community good vibing.

Henrietta Wood, won the first reparations lawsuit

When it comes to reparations and its history, I have often cited its origins to Callie House, Rev. Isaiah Dickerson and their National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association, which they established in 1894.

NYUL hosts Black college fair

The New York Urban League is hosting its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Education in the Segregated South: A Determined African American Culture

During segregation, Black schools in the South focused on building an environment of success for community children.

Officials say school water is safe in Newark as students head back to class

As public school students head back to class for the fall in Newark, concerns over the lead in residential homes due to old pipes has spilled over to the school system.

Korey Wise distributes school supplies and inspiration in Schomburg Plaza

Excited parents and children greeted Korey Wise, one of the Exonerated Five, as he returned to Schomburg Plaza to distribute backpacks and school supplies and help children get ready for the first day of school.

First Black fighter pilot, Eugene Bullard

During a recent conversation with Ed Dwight, once among the most celebrated pilots in the nation, and my goddaughter who is in the process of becoming a commercial airline pilot, I thought of Eugene Bullard.