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De Blasio announces pre-K expansion proposal for 3-year-olds

Building on universal pre-K, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced 3-K for All: an effort to provide universal pre-K for every 3-year-old regardless of family income.

13-year-old Nigerian-American accepted into Duke University gifted program

Back in 2013, Noella Ukpe-Roberts of Missouri City, Texas, was narrating adorable videos of her favorite folktale, “Lǎo Lǎo Tóu,” in fluent Chinese.

A playwright of the ages, August Wilson

A recent press release from Dr. Maulana Karenga reminded me of the great playwright August Wilson. Karenga, as timely and prescient as ever, will be paying homage to Wilson and his remarkable odyssey and the Classroom follows suit.

Civil rights legend returns to alma mater

The man who coauthored the famous “I Have a Dream” speech with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is returning to his New Jersey high school for the first time since he graduated nearly 70 years ago.

The Kechie's Project Inc. panel discussion on global education and girls' security

Friday, April 28, the Kechie’s Project Inc. will host a panel discussion on “Global Education and Girls’ Security: Chibok Girls of Nigeria and Beyond.”

Books n Bros: African-American boy starts book club for kids like him

Sidney Keys III has always loved to read. But at his school library, the 11-year-old noticed a void of books about kids like himself.

Borough presidents call for Mayor de Blasio to fully fund universal free healthy lunch

It was announced this week that all five borough presidents have partnered on a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio calling for the full funding of universal free healthy school lunch for every New York City district school student for ...

Paul Robeson Freedom School to host Dr. Jahi Issa’s Marcus Garvey lecture

Thursday, April 20, 2017, Dr. Jahi Issa will be giving a lecture on the life of Marcus Garvey, sponsored by the Paul Robeson Freedom School.

Morehouse School of Medicine celebrates contributions of Hank Aaron and raises $800,000 to advance health equity

Morehouse School of Medicine celebrates the generous contributions of Henry “Hank” Aaron—as the Louis C. Vanguard recipient—to the Atlanta health community and allows donors to experience how the school is leading the creation and advancement of health equity during the ...

Add Linda Hopkins’ voice to the angelic choir

In one way, Linda Hopkins cannot be considered among our treasured distant ancestors because she died Monday, April 10.

Students turn out for HBCU fair and summer employment kickoff in East Orange

Hundreds of students came out earlier this month for the annual Summer Work Experience Program Kickoff and HBCU fair to connect local students with Black colleges from across the country.

In emotional service Jesuits and Georgetown repent for slavery

There is wide gulf, Frederick Douglass wrote in 1845, between Christianity proper and the "slaveholding religion of this land." One is "good, pure and holy," the other corrupt and wicked, the "climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds."

There's a new world's oldest woman

How to be the oldest person in the world? Don't drink rum, according to 117-year-old Jamaican Violet-Mosse Brown, recently dubbed the world's oldest human.

‘IN MY WORDS’ with New Settlement’s program for girls and young women

The area surrounding New Settlement is one of the most at-risk in New York City in terms of poverty, literacy and education.

500 Men Making a Difference to host In the Black Small Business Expo

The organization 500 Men Making a Difference is a nonprofit coalition that recruits men to mentor young African-American men in the age range of 12 to 22 years throughout the five boroughs.

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