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Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World for Dreamers Academy

Four local area high school students are preparing for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 9 through March 12 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

NYC’s Department of Design and Construction offering internships

High school, college and graduate students can get an up-close look at a career in the public sector this summer.

Film immortal, Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel was the Jackie Robinson of filmdom as the first African-American actor/actress to win an Oscar

Harvard Law Review elects its first Black woman president

In 130 years of existence, the Harvard Law Review had never elected a black woman as president. ImeIme Umana has changed that.

President Trump signs executive order on HBCUs

President Trump signed an executive order to focus more attention on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Tuesday, February 28.

US public schools take steps to protect undocumented students

Chicago Public Schools say they will deny federal immigration agents access to district buildings and personnel unless served with a criminal warrant, the latest in a series of steps taken by US school officials to protect undocumented students.

Dear Secretary Betsy DeVos:

I am writing in response to your voicemail.

Bill Epton, a political activist and free speech advocate

A native of Harlem, Bill Epton was born Jan. 17, 1932, and if there is such a thing as a political prodigy, he may have been the prototype with his keen instinct for protest.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. hosts Kappa League Leadership Conference in Montclair

Approximately 200 young men from across the tri-state area recently attended the Kappa League Leadership Conference at Montclair State University presented by the Northeastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Ona Judge, President Washington’s fugitive slave

Other than being a runaway slave from George Washington’s plantation, there isn’t much known about Ona or Oney Judge.

Will Trump do a better job than Obama with HBCUs

Despite a cavalcade of political distractions and a legal battle over immigration, President Trump appears to be focused on funding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

What happens when students notice racial bias

Children rarely forget the moment when a teacher might inadvertently display a racial bias.

DOE and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs: Students’ rights in light of Trump travel executive order

In light of Donald Trump’s new executive order banning entry into the U.S. for travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations, the Department of Education and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs issued the following guidelines to help people worried about present conditions.

Betsy DeVos confirmed as education secretary

With Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote Tuesday afternoon, Betsy DeVos is now Secretary of the Department of Education.

Ferdinand Lee Barnett, publisher, lawyer, civil rights activist

For several weeks I’ve been mulling over the idea of featuring a profile of the men behind famous women.