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Making every child matter

As a former school board president and as a parent of a high school and middle school student, I know the importance of investing in our children’s education.

Black nationalist pioneer, Carlos Cooks

African and African-American history can hit you in some of the most unpredictable places, if you pay attention.

Center for Community and Ethnic Media to offer new class

Starting April 25, the Center for Community and Ethnic Media will be offering a new class, the Health Reporting Fellowship.

Cuomo college tuition plan praised and criticized

New York declared a small victory for middle-class families, becoming the first state to make tuition free for students at public two and four-year institutions, as part of the new state budget’s Excelsior Scholarship program.

What you need to know about New York's tuition-free scholarship

Tuition-free college just became a reality in New York.

Sister Burnsteen Sharrieff Mohammed, secretary and reformer of NOI

Without Burnsteen Sharrieff Mohammed’s secretarial and clerical skills and her intuitive understanding of W.D. Fard’s beliefs and principles, the Nation of Islam might never have blossomed.

NYS Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. hosts call-to-action events

On April 8, 2017, the New York State members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will host numerous Call to Action Forums under their sorority’s GET ENGAGED Social Action Initiative throughout New York State.

Kultivating Konfidence in NYC

Saturday, April 1, Monday, April 2, and Tuesday, April 4, Kultivating Konfidence held its first full workshop series, which took place at three Brooklyn high schools.

Sen. Jesse Hamilton proposes bill to incorporate Black history into curriculum

Former president of the School Board and District Leader Sen. Jesse Hamilton of District 42 in Brooklyn proposed a bill that would make it mandatory for New York State schools to incorporate Black history into their K-12 curriculum.

New Jersey teen gets accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools

Talk about an embarrassment of riches.

Chancellor Fariña kicks off Summer in the City applications

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today kicked off the application period for Summer in the City enrichment programs that offer students hands-on, STEM-oriented and college-aligned curricula, as well as educational visits to New York City cultural institutions.

Maggie Hathaway: Fighting for freedom on the front lines 

Tensions were high in Los Angeles after the 1962 police attack on the Nation of Islam headquarters in which seven unarmed Muslims were shot, including mosque secretary Ronald Stokes, who was killed.

Dempsey J. Travis, jazz aficionado, finance pioneer and Chicago historian

With the recent appearance of poet and publisher Haki Madhubuti in the city and his message that Bobby Sengstacke, the noted photojournalist, had joined the ancestors, Chicago was definitely on my mind.

HBCU alumni, students to rally on Capitol Hill

Concerned alumni, students and friends of Historically Black Colleges and Universities are set to gather on Capitol Hill on April 27 for a National Day of Action to increase support for black institutions of higher learning.

Gwendolyn Brooks, a poet of exquisite words and insight

Some African-American personalities are so legendary that hardly a season passes that their achievements, their contributions, are not invoked.