Dr. Cornel West demand medical treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Pam Africa, the noted activist and fervent advocate for the freedom of the ailing political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Schomburg Center receives National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Not only did Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the director of the Schomburg Center, respond insightfully to questions from...

Trailblazing African-American newsman Max Robinson

This week we look at the legacy of broadcast pioneed Max Robinson

Malcolm X’s legacy influences today’s youth: Education is key

Five school buses, one charter bus and a dozen or so vehicles trekked from the Harlem State Office Building up to Ferncliff Cemetery this past Tuesday morning for the 50th annual pilgrimage to Malcolm X’s and Betty Shabazz’s burial site.

Broadcasting pioneer Dianne White Clatto

On several occasions, the Classroom doesn’t have to dig into the distant past for remarkable, pioneering Black Americans. To be sure, there are thousands of pathfinders still among us or only recently departed, such as Dianne White Clatto.

Cop/inner-city conflict and the need for a mental revolution

The riot in Baltimore was a terrible incident and proof that racism is still very much alive in the world. Police brutality is something that primarily happens in the Black community, whether it’s a Black male walking down the street ...

Legendary Pan-Africanist Elombe Brath to be honored

When Elombe Brath, a noted freedom fighter and native of Harlem, joined the ancestors last May 19, it was an unforgettable date because it also marked the 89th birthday of Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz).

Educator Herman Ferguson to be honored in Brooklyn

Overflowing tears and deeply felt emotions, wrapped in a red, black and green banner, will be on full display Saturday, May 16, when the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee will host a “special people’s memorial appreciating the life, legacy, sacrifice and ...

Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong’o celebrated at CUNY

The “Legacy Series” for the legendary writer China Achebe at City College, hosted by the Black Studies Program, closed with an equally celebrated African author, Ngugi wa Thiong’o of Kenya.

Marker commemorating the work of slaves planned

Two weeks ago, the City Council did something that has been in the works, so to speak, for years: a monument or marker will be placed in the Wall Street area in tribute to the slaves’ role in the founding ...

Keynote targets Harlem’s tech scene

Last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched the Digital.NYC Five-Borough Tour with the goal of introducing New Yorkers to the hub of the city’s tech ecosystem known as Digital.NYC.

Alabama State University New York-Metro alumni chapter celebrates 50 years

The New York Metro Alumni Chapter of Alabama State University recently celebrated celebrated its 50th anniversary with a luncheon at Antun’s in Queens.

FDNY at 150: The history of Black firefighters in New York

As the FDNY celebrates its 150th anniversary this week, we take a look at the history of African Americans in the Department.

Touro students achieve 100 percent match rate

All of the 124 students graduating from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem this coming June who sought and were eligible for highly coveted fall residencies have been matched successfully, the school has announced.

IBO study details income levels of specialized high school students

For almost a decade, the talk around New York City’s specialized high schools has been about access, opportunity and how money affects both. New Yorkers now have some numbers to confirm their beliefs.