College Awareness Day

Preparing for college can be stressful for both parents and students. As the first person in my family to go to college, I felt the same anxiety, and I know how many of you feel.

Naval hero John Henry Lawson

If you’ve never heard of the Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections, you are not alone. Not until it was brought to my attention by Harlem resident Mani Gilyard was I aware of an organization of African-American stamp collectors.

State education officials lack concern about educating Black doctors

The New York Department of Education is seeking to prohibit approved Caribbean medical schools from entering into any new affiliation agreements with New York hospitals to help train their students.

Teachers’ union sues Detroit Public Schools over building conditions

The Detroit Federation of Teachers, along with the American Federation of Teachers and several parents, filed a complaint in Michigan’s 3rd Circuit Court accusing Detroit Public Schools and Emergency Manager Darnell Earley of allowing school facilities to deteriorate.

Scholarship opportunities for African-American students

Here is a list of scholarships for African-American students from fastweb.com.

Black History Month theme highlights African American historic places

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) announced the theme for Black History Month 2016 is "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories."

F.W.A.—Straight Outta Harlem

With stalwarts Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan, a.k.a. Dr. Ben, and Mother Kefa becoming ancestors in 2015, they joined the First World Alliance’s other founders who preceded them, Brother Bill Jones (2010) and Dr. John Henrik Clarke (1998). As a significant chapter ...

Bottom Line: Creating brighter career connections for students across NYC

Bottom Line students were able to put their skills on display and receive career and interview advice at the second annual Go Far Forum on Jan. 7.

The Schomburg’s indomitable Jean Blackwell Hutson

During the recent groundbreaking ceremony at the Schomburg Center as part of the $22 million renovation project, Jean Blackwell Hutson’s name was invoked by several of the notables at the event.

Outrage at Oberlin College

More than a generation has gone by since I taught at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Staten Island NAACP to host Black college fair

The Staten Island chapter of the NAACP is hosting its annual HBCU Fair Saturday, Feb. 6.

Lincoln University marching band to perform in Honda Battle of the Bands

Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is headed to Atlanta to perform in the 2016 Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase. The marching band event of the year will be held January 30.

Daughter of Malcolm X to speak at Tuskegee University during Black History Month

Ilyasah Al-Shabazz, daughter of Civil Rights icon Malcolm X, is speaking at Tuskegee University on Tuesday, Feb. 2 as part of an ongoing Lyceum Series the institution is presenting.

Arthur Schomburg digs up Africa’s past

Inspired by a fifth-grade teacher’s claim that “Black people have no history, no heroes or accomplishments of any consequence,” Arthur Schomburg set out on a lifelong mission to disprove that fallacy.

New partnership will support mental health of college students of color

The JED Foundation and the Steve Fund, two leading mental health organizations, announced in December 2015 a joint plan to provide colleges and universities with recommended practices for improving support for the mental health and emotional well-being of America’s college ...