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.

Poll worker volunteer dedicates nearly 80 years, inspires all to vote

Laura Wooten is on a mission. The 97-year-old’s desire is to see citizens exercise their civic duty by voting. This has been her mission for more than seven decades while working the election polls through the administrations of nearly 15 ...

New safety plan announced at Horizon Juvenile Center after violence

After two weeks of violent clashes inside the Horizon Juvenile Center, New York City officials announced several reforms Thursday to improve security and teen engagement inside the facility.

Slain Brownsville teen funeralized in Brooklyn

The heartbreak and pain was palpable at the wake and funeral of 16-year-old Oluwadurotimi “Timi” Oyebola, who was shot and killed reportedly by a 14-year-old boy who fired at youths playing on a basketball court at Brownsville’s Chester Playground Sept. ...

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 ...

Terminal One Group welcomes Port Authority JFK redevelopment ambitious vision plan

The Terminal One Team, comprising Terminal One Group Association and its world-class team of operating and financial partners, today welcomed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s decision to move forward with the redevelopment and expansion of John ...

Student loan servicer hit with class-action lawsuit

Nine members of the American Federation of Teachers have brought a class-action lawsuit against Navient. The AFT members, from across four different states, believe that the student loan servicer misled borrowers who work in public service professions about accessing a ...

U.S. Sen Cory Booker introduces legislation to fight national poverty

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker recently introduced a new bicameral bill that will expand the 10-20-30 anti-poverty formula to a significantly larger group of federal accounts to ensure more funds are targeted to persistent poverty communities without raising taxes or adding ...

Charges dropped against deaf Black man assaulted by police on viral video

Reports indicate that a deaf Black man seen on a viral video being viciously assaulted by police in Paterson won’t face charges.

Us gets green light to boot thousands of African refugees

A simmering dispute between the U.S. and Ghana appears to be resolved.

As Brazil nears a Bolsonaro presidency, Black lives are under attack

If you think we are living through the worst of times here in the United States (with someone named Trump serving as our president), take a moment to say a prayer for the people of Brazil.

Sharpton hosts NAN Triumph Awards

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, folks put on their glad rags, sparkles and bright smiles and headed down to Manhattan’s Jazz at Lincoln Center for the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Triumph Awards.

Nigeria Independence Day Parade takes Manhattan

Nigerians, Africans within and outside the continent and the entire diaspora (the Caribbean was well represented) came out Oct. 6, 2018, the first Saturday of October, to celebrate Africa’s most populous nation’s 58th Independence Day.

Teens shine at Power of You event

Simply because “The Future Is Female,” Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin, delivered the keynote speech and performed at the fifth annual Power of You Teens empowerment experience at the Riverside Ballroom on Claremont Avenue in Manhattan.