‘100 Years in the Whirlwind’ virtual conference celebrates Marcus Garvey Aug. 14-16

“100 Years in the Whirlwind” virtual conference celebrated the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey from Aug. 14-16 hosted by Kujichagulia Inc. & United Front/A.I.M.

Disney Dreamers Academy to host virtual event for 2020 participants

The Disney Dreamers Academy will take place virtually this fall and offer career shadow externships for all 100 members of the class.

VIDEO: Mayor Bill de Blasio announces plans for upcoming school year

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a press briefing about plans to open schools for the upcoming academic year.

Multi-generational households have concerns about NY school reopenings

Doctors say with so many grandparents raising their grandchildren and with so many children living in multigenerational households, the concerns about children going back to school are justified.

Schools face big coronavirus test as students return to classroom

Reopening schools will be easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part.

Cuomo says all NY school districts can reopen for upcoming academic year

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says based on infection rates, all New York school districts are able to open for the new academic year.

Harlem Academy breaks ground on permanent campus

On August 3, 2020, Harlem Academy broke ground at 655 St. Nicholas Avenue, site of its permanent home.

Kathryn Magnolia Johnson, teacher, author, and activist

Of the two women, Addie Waites Hunton and Kathryn Johnson, who provided the world with an insightful portrait of Black soldiers and others during World War I, Hunton’s legacy was remarkably extended by her activist son

CUNY’s distance learning leaves students in challenging positions

CUNY students have waited months for updates to reveal if classes will resume on campuses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some colleges might re-open this fall and some students have anxiety about returning

College students are scheduled to resume classes this fall, and whether classes will be online or in-person is unknown for most colleges.

Edward C. Williams, the first professionally trained Black Librarian in U.S.

As ever, there is an attempt to balance gender and profession in our profiles, and I think Edward Christopher Williams comes pretty close to matching the prestige and esteem of last week’s feature on Ola Mae Spinks.

Thousands petition to keep NYC schools closed in the fall

Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he intends to open New York City Schools in the fall, but thousands have petitioned to keep them closed during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

NYC schools should start later; high school student should continue remote learning, lawmaker says

New York City schools should have a later start this upcoming academic year and high school students should continue remote learning, the chair for the New York City Council Committee on Education said.

When the schools reopen, are parents sending their kids?

2020’s COVID-19 pandemic has meant that if you plan on sending your kids back to school, you’ll need to find a way for them to be able to return safely.

HBCU names building after president who resurrected the school

Talladega College will honor the man that helped save the institution.