Rutgers names university's 1st Black president

Rutgers University has a new leader.

Local students selected to participate in 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy

Walt Disney World Resort revealed the names of the 100 high school students from across the nation who will participate in the event hosted by Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine.

Jo Ann Robinson, teacher and civil rights strategist

During a recent event anticipating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad evoked the name of Jo Ann Robinson.

State to make it easier for low-income community college students to get SNAP

The state government is making it easier for low-income community college students who are taking career and technical education classes to obtain federally-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, formerly known as food stamp benefits.

Kappa NYC takeover

This past Sunday, The Metro NYC five families, New York Alumni, Queens Alumni, Bronx Alumni Brooklyn-Long Island Alumni and New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated celebrated their 109th year of honorable achievement.

John Singleton, director, producer, and cinematic force

When the film director John Singleton died on April 28, 2019 in Los Angeles at age 51, we at the Amsterdam News published a news report from one of our affiliates and later produced a podcast on his splendid cinematic ...

Christine Chambers, photographer and playwright

Like many of my heroes and sheroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Coltrane and Diana Sands, they were taken from us or departed as their fruitful potential was just beginning to ripen and mature.

Little Sun People bring their year-round Kwanzaa to the community

Bed Stuy, Brooklyn’s Little Sun People daycare center looked to the eve of their 40th anniversary to try and raise $5,000 by the first day of Kwanzaa

Separate, Unequal, and Dismal: Urban League rekindles leaders’ commitments to improve public schools

The Urban League of Louisiana released an equity report examining the quality of Baton Rouge public schools and identifying gaps in outcomes, access, and excellence.

Queens hosts the popular Igue Festival

The Occasions Banquet and Catering Hall in Jamaica, Queens was the very busy venue for the 31st celebration of the annual Igue Festival organized by the Edo Organization and Bini Club.

14-Year Old Spelman College student makes dean’s list during first semester

Sydney Wilson, the youngest student admitted to Spelman College, has recently achieved another milestone as she ended the first semester as a college student with a 3.76 GPA, making it to the Dean’s list.

80-year-old woman graduates from HBCU with a 3.69 GPA

Donzella Washington, an 80-year old woman from Alabama, is celebrating being the oldest person to ever graduate from Alabama A&M University.

CUNY, City announce $1 million pilot program to address hunger among its students

During a news conference at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez announced a $1 million pilot program to address food insecurity among CUNY students.

Four-time gold medalist, Harrison ‘Bones’ Dillard

When Harrison Dillard, the four-time Olympic gold medalist, died on Nov. 15, there wasn’t the fanfare and notice he received 70 years ago, though several national media outlets lavished praise on the great athlete.

Harlem’s landmarked A. Philip Randolph High School celebrates 40 year anniversary

A. Philip Randolph Campus High School (APRCHS) celebrated its rich, historic legacy in New York City’s Harlem community.