New enrichment program for Black girls transforms lives

At a time when many messages for young girls seem to be conflicting, Baton Rouge teens are experiencing an influx of organizations and programs designed to show them how amazing and powerful they are in the world. From Black Girls ...

Study: Public schools aren’t participating in family/community engagement

A new study conducted by Rice University suggests that “family and community engagement” were the biggest drivers of a parent’s satisfaction with their child’s school.

Gov. Cuomo announces approval of Smart Schools Investment Plans

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the approval of 88 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century.

Fariña kicks off computer science education week

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has launched Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 4-10), a global effort encouraging computer science education, and she has announced New York City’s new CS4All Hack League, a citywide coding competition.

NYCLU to Sen. Felder: No armed police in public schools

The New York Civil Liberties Union has called out a state senator for suggesting armed police be put in schools.

Teen-powered website will allow South Bronx residents to submit tips about neighborhood crime

South Bronx youths are about to make the neighborhood a whole lot safer with the introduction of a website that will allow users to anonymously submit tips about crime and safety concerns in the neighborhood.

Touro College Graduate School of Social work addresses forgotten citizens

Children of undocumented parents live in fear that their parents will be arrested. They are hypervigilant in their surroundings. They almost always fear the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid, and there’s never a respite from the dread of what might ...

Remember her name—Singer and composer Alberta Hunter

There’s a large blowup photo/poster of famed singer Alberta Hunter in the office of the Edwards Sisters’ Realty in Harlem. Hunter’s naked body is partially covered and at the bottom of the photo is her inscription to a Charlie Parker.

HBCUs generate $14.8 billion in economic impact

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) generate $14.8 billion in economic impact annually, according to a stunning new report by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

Newark students get free wireless devices

More than 4,000 Newark Public Schools students got a surprise Friday when they were all given free Sprint wireless devices.

NYU McSilver Institute announces Dr. Christina M. Greer as the 2018 McSilver Fellow in Residence

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work, has announced Dr. Christina M. Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University and media commentator, as the 2018 McSilver Fellow in ...

The gifted and talented ex-slave Elizabeth Denison Forth

Among the several riveting discoveries disclosed in Tiya Miles’ book “The Dawn of Detroit—A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of Straits” (The New Press, 2017) is the extended discussion on Elizabeth Denison Forth.

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 ...