Milliken announces he will step down as CUNY chancellor at end of the academic year

James B. Milliken, chancellor of the City University of New York, announced today in a letter to the University community that he plans to step down as chancellor at the end of the academic year.

GoFundMe and Thurgood Marshall College Fund team up to help HBCU students pay for college

GoFundMe recently announced a partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation's largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community.

Touro College to hold anniversary gala at the Schomburg

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is holding a 10th anniversary gala at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the launch of the school and contributions of its founders, who opened it ...

Tips to help your middle schooler prepare for high school admissions

High school applications, for both public and private schools, can feel daunting for even the most prepared New York City parents.

Community calls out DOE on shameful acts

Elected officials, students and parents stormed the front steps of the Department of Education Tuesday afternoon with fury as they voiced their opposition to the department’s imposed changes planned for the Medgar Evers College Preparatory School and P.S. 235 in ...

New list highlights nation's most affordable HBCUs

Black college database The Hundred-Seven has published a list of public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are recognized for their affordability.

NYUL HBCU fair brings out thousands

Thousands of students from across the Northeast attended the New York Urban League’s 31st annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair on Saturday.

Report: One-third of all NY schools have no Black or Latino teachers

A new report from The Education Trust-New York shows that many Black and Brown students are taught by people who don’t look like them.

Dwayne and Whitley attend HBCU Ford Drive2Greatness event in Texas

Actors Jasmine Guy and Kadeem Hardison—Dwayne Cleophus Wayne and Whitley Gilbert of NBC’s “A Different World”—visited Terrell, Texas to celebrate with the community and students of Southwestern Christian College.

Dr. Barbara Gaba becomes first woman and African-American installed as president at NJ community college

Atlantic Cape Community College on the Jersey Shore made history with the inauguration of its ninth president, Dr. Barbara Gaba. She is the first woman and first African-American installed as president of the two-year school.

Political climate results in 'HBCU Renaissance'

Reports indicate that enrollment at historically Black colleges and universities is climbing. Higher education experts believe the uptick is a result of the election of President Donald Trump.

Educating Black students in the New Jim Crow Era

After decades of desegregation efforts, federal civil rights laws, and other attempts to close the achievement gap, a high quality education remains an elusive goal for most Black children.

The Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics

Five decades before Colin Kaepernick and the current crop of disgruntled NFL players utilized silent protest to bring international attention to the plight of Americanized Africans in the land of the free, U.S. Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos seized ...

Cornelia Bailey, the Gullah-Geechee griot of Sapelo Island

Many years ago, while conducting research on the Gullah-Geechee culture in the small islands off the coast of South Carolina, I had plans to extend this pursuit to Georgia, particularly to Sapelo Island.

Malcolm Bernard HBCU Fair touring New Jersey

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week is holding fairs in New Jersey Nov. 11-17 at five locations.