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Sen. Kevin Parker hosts 9th annual Prom Dress Giveaway

Saturday, May 14, State Sen. Kevin Parker hosted his 9th annual Prom Dress Giveaway at the Samuel J. Tilden High School campus in Brooklyn.

Benny Carter, the master arranger of big band swing

For a couple of reasons Benny Carter stayed on my mind this week. His memory was first evoked during a discussion of the history of the Apollo Theater.

Thank you, teachers

I recently returned from the YWCA’s annual event to celebrate women and girls. Each year their “Potential to Power Girls Symposium” brings together a diverse group of girls from high schools (and now middle schools) from across the city to ...

The education dilemma

For far too many years we’ve tried to address the problem of failing educational achievement in America essentially by ignoring it. And by ignoring it, I mean, throwing money at it and hoping it’ll go away.

The Brown and Black turn black and blue

Tuesday, education activist group Families for Excellent Schools, supported by public school parents, filed civil rights complaints against New York City and State departments.

New York Urban League Hosts Summer SREM Program

The New York Urban League is inviting eighth-graders to participate in the NYUL Experimental Technology Academy this summer to learn more about technology, college and careers in STEM.

Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook hosts book signing

Former U.S. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook’s “Soul Sisters: Devotions for and from African American, Latina, and Asian Women” recently hosted a book release and signing event.

PSC-CUNY votes to authorize strike

They’ve worked without a contract for five years and haven’t had a raise in more than six years. The City University of New York’s faculty and staff have had enough.

Jackie Carter, an extraordinary publisher of diversity in children’s books

Even many of those with a direct connection to the publishing industry were not aware of author Jackie Carter’s important pioneering role in the promotion and publishing of children’s books, particularly those with an emphasis on racial diversity.

Eric Holder delivers commencement address at Columbia Law School

Columbia Law School alum and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is delivers the keynote address at Columbia Law School’s graduation.

62 years after Brown v. BOE, court orders schools to desegregate

Living on the "other side of the tracks" isn't just a cheap idiom in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Community music school on UWS welcomes students regardless of financial status

If it’s a matter of paying next month’s rent or enrolling your child in music lessons, guess where the money is going?

SUNY Old Westbury holds Convocation to Honor Excellence

The beautiful expansive campus of SUNY Old Westbury just held its annual Convocation to Honor Excellence.

Rutgers University prepares for Obama’s commencement address

On the heels of his rousing commencement speech at Howard University, President Barack Obama heads to the Garden State this weekend to address graduates at Rutgers University.

President Barack Obama's commencement address at Howard University

The commencement speech President Barack Obama delivered at the Howard University graduation.

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