How Stevie Wonder saved my life and what El Comandante Fidel Castro taught me

In the spring of 1972, this Black single mother left her young son behind to travel to Cuba with the Fifth Contingent of the Venceremos Brigade, an organization that had been founded in 1969 in opposition to the U.S. blockade ...

Conrad Lynn, a lawyer for the damned

Attorney Conrad J. Lynn was as much a revolutionary outside the courtroom as he was inside it, and the varied cases he handled over six decades stand as a testament to his legal insight and unyielding conviction. Sometimes it appeared ...

Harassment in schools skyrockets after election, teachers report

In the first national snapshot of what teachers are observing since the presidential election, nine out of 10 educators who responded to the survey said the election has negatively impacted students' behavior and mood.

Civil rights stalwart Constance Baker Motley and the first Black woman federal judge

Folks might think that I conferred with the Harlem Cultural Archives in shaping my syllabus this semester on the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Mott Haven Academy Charter School maintains educational link for foster care children

According to the U.S. Department of Education, children in foster care are at high-risk of dropping out of school and are unlikely to attend or graduate from college.

Tom Joyner Foundation accepting applications for ‘Full Ride’ scholarships for graduating seniors

The Tom Joyner Foundation announced the “Full Ride” scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a historically Black college or university in the fall of 2017.

Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark, pioneering psychologists

This past weekend at the City College of New York, a crowd, summoned by the Harlem Cultural Archives and the Northside Center, gathered to commemorate the legacies of its founders, Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark.

NYUL HBCU Fair Brings Out Thousands

Approximately 3,200 students from across the tristate area attended the New York Urban League’s 30th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair last weekend.

Racial incidents litter college campuses post-Election Day

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s Election Night surprise victory, college campuses across the country have experienced incidents of racial aggression directed at nonwhite Americans.

8 million Americans could get a lower rate on their student loans

Eight million Americans could get a lower interest rate on their student loans, and many of them might not even know it.

Tom Joyner Foundation accepting applications for 'Full Ride' scholarships for graduating seniors

The Tom Joyner Foundation announced the "Full Ride" scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2017.

Mackey Twins Art Gallery presents ‘Art’s Conscience II’

The Mackey Twins Art Gallery, the tristate area’s largest collection of exclusive works by artists of color, presents “Art’s Conscience II.” The exhibition opened at the Interchurch Center Gallery in Manhattan Monday, Oct. 31 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Clinton Hill Gallery remains a fixture after gentrification of Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn

More than 20 years ago, Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn was a home for auto repair shops, buildings marked by graffiti and single room apartments.

Columbia teaching/research assistants will vote to join union

Next month, research and teaching assistants at Columbia and Harvard universities will vote for their right to unionize.