Lt. Colonel William Baker, a soldier of honor and distinction

I am deeply indebted to publications that have the interest and wherewithal to help us remember those often forgotten individuals in our history, and in this regard a special salute is extended to The New York Times and Sam Roberts, ...

Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship program awards up to $30K

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services

COMMENTARY: School Grading Practices Are Inaccurate and Inequitable to Black Children

The battle for equity in our schools is not only a fight to guarantee access to great teaching and high-quality learning environments, programs, and materials.

Diddy pledges $1 million to new Bronx charter school

Sean “Diddy” Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx.

Do children all need to succeed the same way?

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines standards as, “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example.

CUNY freshman enrollment increases 4 percent to record 39,938 students

Freshmen enrollment at The City University of New York rose 4 percent this fall to 39,938 students, a record for the university and a continuation of a five-year upward trend.

CEMOTAP celebrates its 31st anniversary

The Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People will celebrate its 31st anniversary Saturday. The CEMOTAP event, “It’s Your Table,” is calling all Africans to the annual luncheon. Celebrating, fun and dancing will bring the guests a good time. ...

Disney Dreamers Academy motivates students to take the next step

Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine are back for another year, encouraging students to apply for their four-day, all-expenses-paid mentorship program scheduled from March 21 to March 24, 2019, at the Disney World Resort in Florida. Recently, ...

Alice Childress, prolific playwright, novelist and actress

In tracing the life and legacy of playwright Lorraine Hansberry in his New York Times book review of Imani Perry’s biography, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins invokes a number of writers and playwrights who were beneficiaries of her monumental achievements and breakthroughs. Alice ...

State Education Department launches 'Path to Professions' website for high school students

The State Education Department launches a new website, focusing on highlighting careers in the licensed professions.

Disney Dreamers Academy motivates students to take the next step

Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine are back for another year, encouraging students to apply for their four day, all-expenses-paid, mentorship program scheduled from March 21st-24th, 2019 at the Disney World Resort in Florida.

Educator launches Dinner Table Math to help elementary school students in algebra and beyond

Educator Angela McIver, Ph.D., is expanding her pioneering after-school program Trapezium Math Club with her launch of Dinner Table Math, a set of games and activities designed to empower parents to help their children become stronger and more confident math ...

NYC Charter School Center Announces Common Online Application

The New York City Charter School Center recently announced the official launch of the Common Online Charter School Application for the 2019-2020 school year.

Bed-Stuy School Selected to Participate in Mental Health Education Project

Whitelaw Reid Educational Campus, located in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, is participating in the first phase of a new mental health program by the New York State Education Department and the State Office of Mental Health.

Pastor launches master class

In October, Dr. DeForest B. Soaries Jr., who has served as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, N.J., will start a one-of-a-kind online master class providing expert insight on obtaining a coveted position as ...