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Americans support President’s proposal to offer free community college

A recent poll suggests that many Americans support his proposal to enroll aspiring students at local community colleges for free.

Major Taylor, the ‘Black Cyclone’

Not many folks today can cite chapter and verse on Taylor and his phenomenal feats that began in the 19th century, particularly with cycling

Peace Corp director, staff honor Dr. King’s birthday with day of service

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Peace Corp Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and staff members visited children at Barbara Chambers Children’s Center in northwest D.C. Jan. 16.

Josephine Baker, the ‘Bronze Venus’

The recent death of Jean-Claude Baker, while a sad occasion, is an opportunity to renew our acquaintance with his “mother,” Josephine Baker, famously known as the "Bronze Venus".

Physician assistants to mentor HS students

During a time when national interest in careers in the medical field has been increasing dramatically, an all-girls Catholic college preparatory high school and a prominent hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side have partnered to provide a new medicine-focused internship ...

Scholarships available to Black students

A list of scholarships available to Black students.

Scholarships ease the loan debt burden of Black students

According to a 2014 report by the Inaugural Gallop-Purdue Index, a nationally comprehensive study of 29,560 U.S. college graduates found that African-American college students acquire 17 percent more student loan debt then their white counterparts.

Pioneer librarian and archivist Dorothy Porter Wesley

Whenever African-American librarians are mentioned, Jean Blackwell Hutson of the Schomburg; Clara Jones of Detroit, the first Black president of the American Library Association; and Dorothy Porter Wesley of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University usually head the list.

Actor-director Ivan Dixon

Over the past several years, there have been a number of street renaming ceremonies, including one for A. Philip Randolph, W.E.B. Du Bois, John Henrik Clarke, James Baldwin and James Brown.

Specialized high school alums rally in favor of exam

The New York City Specialized High Schools Admissions Test debate heated up when alums of several schools rallied in front of City Hall last Thursday.

Making a ‘Chicer Collegiate’

Morehouse College alum, fashion designer and businessman Anthony Moultry said he wants to be the next Ralph Lauren when it comes to collegiate apparel.

MCNY president attends White House College Opportunity Day of Action

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama recently joined college presidents and other education leaders from around the nation at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action, where organizations announced more than 600 new actions to help ...

Public reacts to Michael Brown decision

The death of Michael Brown and the court decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson continues to cause outrage across the country.

Gordon Parks, exemplary of the Renaissance man

Today is Sunday, Nov. 30, and if Gordon Parks was alive, he would be 112 years old, perhaps still loading a camera, cleaning a paint brush, revising a piano concerto or working on his next book.

Brooklyn Borough President Adams unveils groundbreaking textbook-free classroom pilot

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams unveiled a groundbreaking pilot program, funded through a public-private partnership between his office and Copia Interactive LLC, a digital learning platform provider, to establish textbook-free classrooms at three Brooklyn schools this year.

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