CUNY Start program excels for college-level courses

The City University of New York’s pioneering CUNY Start program is significantly more effective than standard remedial education in preparing students who arrive at CUNY needing to master basic skills before they are ready for college-level courses, according to results ...

William Leo Hansberry, noted authority of Ethiopian history and culture

Anytime the renowned playwright Lorraine Hansberry is mentioned, it invariably summons memories of the eminent historian and anthropologist, William Leo Hansberry.

Lincoln University launches plan aimed to advance the institution

Lincoln University has announced a new strategic plan, “Reimagining the Legacy: Learn. Liberate. Lead.”

We Have to Get Real about the Achievement Gap between Black and White Students

Our nation’s graduation rate is at an all-time high.

Morehouse president starts freshman year in dorm

The president of Morehouse College is tackling his freshman year in an unusual way.

From LeBron ‘King’ James to Headmaster James

By launching his new school, LeBron James is choosing to not just “shut up and dribble,” but rather to give back to youth in his hometown. Located in Akon, Ohio, James’ I Promise School aims to help students who are ...

Legendary baseball player, the speedy James ‘Cool Papa’ Bell

Cool Papa Bell was so fast, legend has it, that he could turn off the light and get into bed before the room got dark.

Christina Lewis: Living on the legacy

Christina Lewis is the daughter of late Black billionaire and business legend Reginald F. Lewis. Today she’s carrying on his legacy, giving African-Americans the tools for success as founder and CEO of the nonprofit organization All Star Code, which teaches ...

The upside down of diversity at the State University of New York

Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked the State University of New York (SUNY) to reexamine its existing diversity plans to ensure these plans are furthering New York’s goals of diversity and inclusion.

Schools chancellor honors 2018 remarkable graduates

Chancellor Richard A. Carranza and the New York Mets will honor 131 New York City high school graduates with the Remarkable Achievement and Recognition of Excellence Award at Citi Field.

Dr. Eileen Southern, classical pianist, historian and musicologist

A recent visit to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture was made all the more stunning with the discovery of a quote from famed musicologist and historian Dr. Eileen Southern.

All Star Code Hosts Fifth Annual Summer Benefit

Van Jones, Reshma Saujani, Soledad O’Brien and Marcus Samuelsson are among this year’s honorees at the All Star Code fifth annual Summer Benefit taking place Saturday, July 28, in East Hampton, N.Y.

Common adopts an NYC classroom, presents $10k to school

Grammy winning recording-artist and Oscar winning actor, Common, took a break from his busy schedule to surprise the students of PS 111 in New York City.

Dr. Price M. Cobbs, psychiatrist who co-authored ‘Black Rage’

There is no need for years to pass to enshrine Dr. Price M. Cobbs, who died June 25 in Philadelphia, where he had traveled to his grandson’s high school graduation.

Weeksville Heritage Center connects people of African descent with new exhibit

The Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn opened a new exhibit to visitors titled “From Africa to Weeksville: The Eric Edwards Collection” which runs from July 12 to September 28.