Battle of the Bands, HBCU Edition 2020 at Black Lives Matter mural in Bed-Stuy

The sounds of the drumlines, and the cheers, and the crowds brought out even more people to Restoration Plaza, along Bed Stuy’s Black Lives Matter mural on Fulton Street (Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue), Brooklyn. Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. hosted ...

Clement Morgan, a Harvard first, attorney and activist

There is a classic photograph of 12 men, seemingly all Black, posing in front of what appears to be either Niagara Falls or a replicated background.

Comptroller Scott Stringer proposes free tuition at all CUNY community colleges

City Comptroller Scott Stringer unveils a comprehensive overhaul of workforce development in New York City, including making CUNY community colleges free for all.

Domestic Violence awareness & education, honoring 10 Years Of W.A.R.M!

W.A.R.M. (We All Really Matter) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2010 by survivor Stephanie McGraw.

Alice Dunnigan, first Black female reporter to cover the White House

During a recent call from a young journalist our discussion touched on the history of Black women in the profession and I was reminded of a pacesetter who is seldom mentioned—Alice Allison Dunnigan.

Funding for state libraries will address digital divide

The New York State Library recently announced that $1,757,794 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds are being made available to help libraries across the state.

Frederick C. Tillis, master musician, teacher and college administrator

Last week at the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center a centenary tribute for Dr. Yusef Lateef (1920-2013) was a multidimensional event, including musical performances, reflections, videos, and other artistic presentations in keeping with Lateef’s enormously creative life.

Harlem-based company providing meals for local students during hunger crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue of hunger to the forefront as many New Yorkers are battling with food insecurity.

NYC Public Schools providing in-classroom school breakfast to all students

Ordinarily, when students want breakfast, they would go to the lunchroom, but they are unable due to the pandemic, and many students are obtaining lunch but not breakfast because of lateness

Patrick Henry Reason, noted engraver and lithographer

Patrick Henry Reason was one of America’s earliest engravers and lithographers who was also a devout abolitionist and a leader of a fraternal order.

State, city & teachers approve new ‘hot spot’ testing protocol

New York State, New York City and teachers unions have united over increasing testing in schools...particularly in schools that are hot spots.

Kommuniversity activists to host “The Prophecy of the Prophet: A Revolutionary Revival”

“‘The Prophecy of the Prophet: A Revolutionary Revival’ is our October Kommuniversity where we will continue the collective work of Pan Afrikanism by bringing Afrikans together from all over the world,” said Florida-based teacher Aleous Kujichfagalia.

HBCUs deal with COVID-19

COVID-19 is having a profound impact on America’s historically Black colleges and universities.

How COVID-19 is reshaping education

As the pandemic has upended lives and norms, nowhere is the upheaval and uncertainly more pronounced than around the delivery and exercise of education.

Lois Mailou Jones: Visionary artist with a global perspective

When acclaim is dispensed for African American artists, Lois Mailou Jones, for the more perceptive chroniclers, is usually included, and more than just a footnot