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Poet, playwright, teacher and director Owen Dodson

During an appearance on a panel last Saturday at the Schomburg Center, I noticed a photo of Owen Dodson on the wall in the place where the American Negro Theater was prominent for Black actors 75 years ago. Dodson’s photo ...

Funding for CUNY falls short, as college tuition increases

Last Wednesday, hundreds of CUNY and SUNY students across the state fled their minimum-wage jobs and summer internships to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to invest in higher education.

Local high school students win national science awards

The New York City Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics program, one of the most inspiring and important youth programs in America, which plays a major role in the lives of many youths, is under-publicized.

Harlem Week’s technology initiative

With the monthlong celebration of Harlem Week fast approaching, the concentration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and technology initiatives will be an effective group of events that caters to kids and adults.

Claims of non-tenured teachers of color being let go in New York

New claims have risen regarding non-tenured teachers of color here in New York City being dismissed from their positions without cause.

Noodle hopes to be Yelp for preschools

Everything that can have a one-stop shop online usually does. Whether it’s Zillow, Yelp or TripAdvisor, there’s always something available to modern-day consumers when they need one place to find house listings, restaurants or travel arrangements. John Katzman, the founder ...

Educator supreme Marva Collins

“Kids don’t fail,” famed educator Marva Collins often declared. “Teachers fail, school systems fail. The people who teach children that they are failures, they are the problem.”

Elected officials talk construction noise during school

The school year may be over, but local elected officials still have the kids in their thoughts.

Football immortal Charlie Sanders, ‘the Ultimate Lion’

As I’ve said many times in this column, you don’t have to dig through the distant past to find remarkable Black Americans, men and women who knew that “Black Lives Matter.

2015 Young Achievers graduating seniors

Metro-Manhattan Links, Incorporated and the Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. held their 16th Anniversary Graduation Dinner for the class of 2015 Young Achievers.

Education for a Better America and the Amsterdam News team up for scholarship

Education for a Better America and the New York Amsterdam News are partnering to award two high school students scholarships to help with educational expenses in their first year of college.

Globeathon comes to Brooklyn

The House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., commemorated its first interfaith service last Wednesday to end women’s cancer.

City, Warby Parker to provide free eyeglasses to community school students

The city is expanding its vision-screening program to all 130 community schools and will partner with Warby Parker to provide a free pair of glasses to students in need.

Poet Jayne Cortez has not been gone that long.

Poet Jayne Cortez has not been gone that long. She died three years ago of heart failure at 78, but memories of her were unavoidable last Saturday in the memorial services for Ornette Coleman, her first husband.

CUNY Prep renamed after Dr. Derrick Griffith

The CUNY Board of Trustees renames CUNY Preparatory School in the Bronx after its founding, the late Dr. Derrick Griffith who died in the May 2015 Amtrak accident that killed eight people.

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