Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a campaign urging New Yorkers to sign their children up for pre-K. The mayor said the city has secured the funding necessary to expand pre-K to 53,000 children this September.
Whenever Hollywood or Broadway dips into Black culture with their interpretations, we should automatically be concerned. The films “12 Years a Slave” and “Django Unchained” prompted widespread response and the debate continues.
Word is out about “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” directed by Kenny Leon
The best thing about the new age of journalism is that it allows for readers to immediately react to stories on the news websites. I love reading these message boards, especially the responses on immigration stories, as it gives a very real insight into the way Americans feel despite the lack of congressional action.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (April 24)–The newly appointed CEO of LIAT, “the Caribbean Airline,” arrived from the United Kingdom on Sunday with a promise to listen to staff to determine how to improve the regional carrier.
“I was unable to celebrate Ramarley’s 21st birthday last Saturday or his last two birthdays, and instead have been forced to memorialize his life,” said Constance Malcolm, the mother of Ramarley Graham.
Affirmative action lost a major battle this week. In a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a majority of voters in Michigan to end affirmative action in the state. The Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action case has given opponents of affirmative action a powerful weapon. This case says majority rules in a land of minorities.
A major international conference involving sugar producers from Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and other regions is slated for Jamaica next month as fears grow that a new protocol governing sales of crystal to the Europe is being implemented over objections from manufacturers.
Actions to save the forests, the rivers, wildlife and endangered species were underway this week from Pittsboro, North Carolina to Nairobi, Kenya as millions of people marked the 44th anniversary of Earth Day.
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Mark-Anthony Edwards, CEO of b michael AMERICA outlined to his Board of Directors aggressive plans to expand the b michael AMERICA Couture brand into RTW
As Zimbabwe marks its 34th year of independence from colonialism, singing star Thomas Mapfumo sent a salute “to the brave heroes and heroines who joined the war of liberation.”
Plagiarism by foreign manufacturers threatens to end Ghana’s standing as the maker of world-renowned textile patterns while country becomes an importer of its own imitated products, say local retailers.
While divers conducted their final searches in Korea for the high school students drowned in a misguided ferry excursion, in Nigeria, Principal Asabe Kwambula pleaded with kidnappers of over 100 high school girls to “have mercy on the students.”
Prince protégé, LiV Warfield just may be 2014’s breakout music star with new album The Unexpected.
It would take a Paul Bunyan to get his arms around the proliferation of ideas and proposals germinated at the 16th Annual National Action Network Convention last week at the Sheraton Hotel in midtown Manhattan.
Some of New York’s fashion elite gathered to celebrate OWN’s new reality series “Love in the City”
The novels, poems and essays of James Baldwin are stimulating words, sharpened with the truth, that instigate change and promote activism in some form or another. He was a word warrior-activist rallying for a change in society’s thinking.
A complete makeup line with colors for everyone, founder GraceAnn Long introduces Shades by Gal. The company’s mission is to create a cosmetic that includes every woman. “There’s a shade for everyone, a perfect match,” said Long.
This holiday season is the perfect time to take youngsters to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to view “Lost Kingdoms.”
New York City-based artist, musician and fashion designer Amatus is a rare breed among the talented young creative forces in Manhattan and Brooklyn