Fordham University’s Dr. Christina Greer presents 27th annual lecture honoring Arthur Ashe’s mission to end disparities in medicine

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University hosted the “Legacy of Arthur Ashe in the 21st Century” lecture, on Wednesday Dec. 4.

William Gardner Smith—significant Black author in exile

Any list of African American writers with a deep and resourceful connection to France would immediately include James Baldwin, Richard Wright, and Chester Himes. But that list would not be complete, at least significantly in terms of post-World War II ...

Students rally in Maryland’s capital to resolve longstanding HBCU lawsuit

Students and alumni from Maryland’s four historically black colleges rallied near the state Capitol building in a call for a resolution to a 13-year-old federal lawsuit over disparities in academic programs.

Sen. Persaud, electeds, Brooklyn youth and community leaders discuss youth violence

Sen. Roxanne J. Persaud, chair of the New York State Senate Social Services Committee, hosted a roundtable discussion with the community in Brooklyn on youth violence.

SUNY North Bronx Career Counseling & Outreach Center offering ‘TUITIONFREE’ programs and services

The State University of New York North Bronx Career Counseling & Outreach Center unveiled its new branding logo during a Community Briefing Engagement

Gwendolyn Knight: She cast her own artistic light

Over the years, and certainly when her husband is cited, I am reminded of Gwendolyn Knight and the need to feature her in the Classroom.

Rita Dove receives Langston Hughes Medal

Rita Dove, a former U.S. Poet Laureate, was the recipient of the Langston Hughes Medal last week at City College as part of the annual Langston Hughes Festival.

Morehouse, Spelman and Prairie View A&M receive $3M in grants from Carnegie, Mellon and Rockefeller Foundations

Morehouse College, Prairie View A&M University and Spelman College just announced that they are the recipients of $3 million in grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Rockefeller Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Charles Alston, painter, sculptor, and teacher

Once again while profiling one often unsung notable you discover another, and as on this occasion that significant other truly is significant.

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Dr. Donald H. Smith, celebrated African American educator, passes

Dr. Donald Hugh Smith passed peacefully in his sleep on August 10, 2019 at the age of 87. A professor emeritus and past chairman of the Department of Education, Baruch College of the City University of New York,

Dr. Myra Adele Logan, first woman to perform open-heart surgery

It is commonly known that Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was among the first doctors to perform a successful open-heart surgery in 1893.

New York Urban League hosts 33rd annual HBCU Fair

The New York Urban League is hosting its 33rd annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park.

Lucinda Cross to keynote COJO 25th Anniversary Gala

Best-selling author and President Obama Lifetime Achievement Awardee Lucinda Cross will deliver the keynote at the 25th Anniversary Fundraising Gala of the New York based Jamaican charity Children of Jamaica Outreach Inc.

HBCU college fair at NAN’s headquarters in Harlem

The Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Action Network’s Youth Huddle partnered last weekend for an HBCU college fair at NAN’s headquarters in Harlem.