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Architect Vertner W. Tandy, a man of many firsts

From Harlem to up the Hudson River, the creative genius of architect Vertner Woodson Tandy remains on display.

10 museums curating the history of the Black experience

Like anything with Black history, we must honor and respect the trailblazers. It’s the same for museums. The following is a list of museums that have been focusing on curating and cultivating the history of the Black experience.

‘Hidden Figures’ no more—Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson of NASA

Back in June, when I featured the late Dorothy Vaughan in the Classroom, I promised to return to the subject of African-American women who worked at NASA as Vaughan did so illustriously. From Vaughan’s profile you were introduced to a ...

Academic program launched for youth dropouts in Newark

A new program has been launched in Newark to ensure that out-of-school youth remain off the streets, complete their high school educations and get good jobs.

Metropolitan College opens South Bronx Cmapus

Metropolitan College of New York officially opened its new Bronx campus on East 149th Street, moving from its previous location on Courtlandt Avenue. The new campus is the anchor of Triangle Plaza Hub, a mixed commercial project.

Traci Lester putting her best foot forward at the National Dance Institute

Newly hired executive director of the National Dance Institute, Traci Lester, wraps up her first week in her new position. In an interview with the AmNews, she said she’s looking to expand the nonprofit’s reach to give more access to ...

Berry named vice president for student affairs at Lincoln University

Lincoln University Interim President Richard Green named Edgar L. Berry the new interim vice president for Student Affairs

Chancellor Milliken Names Dr. Mary Corliss Pearl as dean of CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College

Chancellor James B. Milliken has named Dr. Mary Corliss Pearl as dean of the City University’s William E. Macaulay Honors College.

Trump is talking loud but saying nothing about immigration

When Trump tells the media and America that he is going to give a major policy speech, listeners will be more confused when he finishes.

LaGuardia High School students and alums want their school back

Students and alumni from the school that inspired the movie “Fame” are lamenting what used to be.

Consummate actress and writer, Beah Richards

As we conclude the deserving clamor around what would be the 96th birthday of the great jazz musician, Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, another notable born a month before, July 12, 1920, was actress Beah Richards.

A defiant Emmett Till

Recently, in an otherwise thoughtful column in The New York Times, noted journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson perpetuated a misconception about the mother of Emmett Till.

‘Opting out’ of standardized testing

Standardized testing is for many students and teachers alike, the most anxiety-ridden part of education.

Harry Briggs Jr., member of an unheralded civil rights family

Once more with the recent death of Harry Briggs Jr., we are reminded of the Civil Rights Movement and many who, at best, are footnotes in history.

Flushing with fun: Oldest public high school hosts Friday’s Flushing Night Out

Attention all summer fun-seeking readers! The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with Flushing High School, a school celebrating its 140th anniversary, to bring the second, “Flushing Night Out” event to the local community.

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