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Get a jump-start with Pre-K for All

Our city’s Pre-K for All program offers our youngest learners an opportunity to develop their social skills, explore science, learn routines and build their vocabulary.

Collegiate thoughts on the Trump era

From Donald Trump being elected as president to President Barack Obama’s farewell speech, emotions have been scattered across a plane of sadness, joy and frustration.

Philanthropist and Colorado pioneer, Clara Brown

Recently, while browsing in a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Cary, N.C., I bumped into a book lover who recognized me and asked me if I had ever heard of Clara Brown.

Charter schools controversy will only grow under Trump

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't been coy about his vision for public schools: He wants them to become more like their private counterparts.

Our hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Most Americans view Martin Luther King Jr. Day as just another day that is given off on the third Monday of every January,” said Fariza Manonva. Unfortunately, as the 10th-grade Brooklyn Bedford Academy High School student noted, too many “people ...

Film legend and pioneer, Spencer Williams Jr.

When Black film pioneers are discussed, invariably Oscar Micheaux is mentioned. I’ve featured Micheaux in this column in the past, but one early actor and director who is rarely discussed is Spencer Williams Jr.

Our hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Most Americans view Martin Luther King Jr. Day as just another day that is given off on the third Monday of every January,” said Fariza Manonva. Unfortunately, as the 10th-grade Brooklyn Bedford Academy High School student noted, too many “people ...

URBAN AGENDA: Revival of tuition-free public college in New York has room for improvement

For more than 125 years after it was founded in 1847 as “the Free Academy,” the City University of New York (CUNY)—the largest urban public university system in the United States—had remained tuition-free, providing a critical path to quality higher ...

Mott Hall High School hosts MLK discussion

Mott Hall High School in Harlem is hosting the event, “A Conversation with Men to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday to Motivate Today’s Scholars to Create Tomorrow’s Leaders.”

NY check cashers association launches 2017 scholarship program

The Financial Service Centers of New York, is a professional trade association that represents the New York’s licensed check cashing industry.

Mattie Smith Colin from the Chicago Defender covered the Emmett Till tragedy

When you have a resourceful corps of colleagues and comrades, you can keep up with current events, stay abreast of breaking news and be in touch with your history and culture.

NYS HBCU Initiative 'Intro to HBCUs' event in Yonkers

The New York State HBCU Initiative is presenting its third annual Intro to HBCU event Friday, Jan. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Yonkers Riverfront Library, located at 1 Larkin Center.

Schoolyard chicken movement gets a boost from Purina

The Purina Animal Nutrition Center is an organization that is located in hills of Gray Summit, Missouri. Since 1894, when the organization began, the focus on and care of animals, such as providing healthy diet, has gradually increased.

Cuomo proposes tuition-free college

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a proposal to make college tuition-free for New York’s middle-class families at all SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges.

New York governor proposes free tuition at state colleges

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make free tuition a reality at New York's public colleges.

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