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Introducing NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia

Sitting in the Starbucks on 145th Street & Bradhurst Ave., National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia's enthusiasm takes over the quiet space.

Newark leaders criticize Newark schools open enrollment

More than 600 parents turned out at the registration center, with many waiting hours and others never even making it through the front door, leaving many children with no school to attend.

Free agency and Curt Flood

Not since Gabrielle Douglas won the all-around Olympic Gold Medal in 2012 has a Black girl captured the media like Mo’ne Davis.

Links, Inc. Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter 6th Annual Summer Soiree

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10, 2014, the Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter of the Links, Inc., held its 6th Annual Summer Soiree at Harlow East in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, with finely dressed women and spouses, lively ...

Sixty years after Brown, it’s time to reimagine the struggle

An educational game changer. That’s what’s needed for African-American and Latino children throughout this nation.

Author and dedicated missionary Victoria Earle Matthews

There was a time when 136th Street in Harlem was bustling with social and political activity; now the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and the New York Urban League remain.

The Funk Brothers, Motown stalwarts

“Get on Up,” the new James Brown biopic, is a film of incessant funk. On Broadway, there is more funk, if a bit more subdued, in “Motown the Musical.”

MS113 getting their dancing feet ready

As Brooklyn junior high school M.S. 113–Ronald Edmonds Learning Center prepares to begin the new school year, students are getting excited over their great dance program.

National Action Network’s Youth Move seeks justice for the family of Eric Garner

National Action Network’s Youth Move continues to seek justice for the family of Eric Garner. Monday, Aug. 4, the weekly “Huddle” program, founded by Ashley Sharpton, focused on enlightening Harlem community members about gun violence within their neighborhoods, as well ...

800 Fathers celebrate first ever Family Day

A clear sunny summer day in the Gun Hill section of the Bronx proved to be the prefect backdrop for the first ever 800 Fathers’ Family Day. The Evander Childs High School football field was the venue for a barbecue, ...

Barbara Jordan: An American hero

Recently, on a CSPAN telecast of the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearings on President Richard Nixon in 1974, it was Rep. Barbara Jordan’s turn at the microphone.

NAN's Youth Move Stand Up for #IAMJADA

NAN's Youth Move stood up for sexual assault victim Jada (of the #IAMJADA online movement).

Association of Black Educators of NY celebrate 39 years of service

Under the theme “Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future,” the Association of Black Educators of New York held its 39th annual scholarships and award luncheon at the luxurious Antun’s in Queens Village last month.

James Boggs: A visionary revolutionary

There have been countless African-American thinkers and activists—men and women—unassociated with academic institutions, yet who have nonetheless made considerable scholarly contributions.

 Candice’s Sickle Cell Fund hosts 12th annual scholarship luncheon

Antun’s in Jamaica, Queens, hosted the 12th annual scholarship luncheon for Candice’s Sickle Cell Fund.

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