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South Jersey college named after slave owner rethinks name

In the wake of monuments and buildings named after Confederate icons, one college in South Jersey is battling controversy over its name.

Comptroller Stringer’s report: Sex education in NYC public schools ‘inadequate’

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said that the children need to learn more about the birds and the bees.

Mind-Builders brings creative arts to the Northeast Bronx

Almost 40 years ago, founder and executive director Madaha Kinsey Lamb developed a vision for an interdisciplinary arts facility for underserved young people in the Northeast Bronx.

Working toward College Access for All

Like many New Yorkers, I was the first in my family to go to college.

Merging academia and activism for race relations

In the months since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, activists and scholars have converged, condemning his violent and divisive racial rhetoric.

The history of Black firefighters in New York

Black firefighters in the FDNY have faced several challenges as the Department evolved over time.

The first New Yorkers go to college tuition-free

Florence Yu can't believe her luck. She's starting college the same year New York made tuition free for middle-class students like her.

Assemblyman Charles Barron: ‘Teach the real history of Columbus!’

“Since the State Assembly gave Mayor de Blasio mayoral control over our schools, which I opposed, let’s demand that he includes in the curriculum the ‘real’ history of Christopher Columbus,” Assemblyman Charles Barron told the Amsterdam News.

National Dance Institute

The National Dance Institute is an art-based education program in New York City. It teaches important life skills through the form of art that includes dance and music.

Evelyn La Rue Pittman, teacher and composer of folk operas and spirituals

In preparation for lectures in Tulsa, Okla., I stumbled upon the name of Evelyn La Rue, or LaRue, Pittman, and recalled seeing a photo of her taken by Carl Van Vechten, who documented so many outstanding African-Americans, particularly during the ...

Medgar Evers College college outdoor extravaganza

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Medgar Evers College will be hosting their annual family friendly SoulFest Fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 9.

Government, nonprofit workers can now apply for student loan forgiveness

Those seeking student loan forgiveness from the government's public service program can finally start the application process. After 10 years, the form was made available Friday.

New York City Mission Society back to school tips

As we get ready to go back to school, I am reminded of the dedicated parents who will do anything and everything to ensure their children get a high-quality education.

Marcus Mosiah Garvey: Emancipate your African mind!

The immeasurable legacy of Pan-African forefather Marcus Mosiah Garvey will be commemorated this Thursday, the 130th anniversary of his birth in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, with a host of activities throughout the metropolitan area.

Bronx Borough President hosts back to school event

Bronx President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual “Back to School” Literacy & Health Fair at the Pablo Casals Middle School 181 on the Co-op City Education Campus.