State Education Department cancels June Regents exams

The State Education Department announced the cancellation of the June 2020 administration of Regents Exams and released guidance on modifications to requirements for students to graduate and earn their high school diplomas, credentials and endorsements.

Dr. Harold Amos, the first Black microbiologist

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) curve showing little indication of flattening out—it, in fact, appears to be nowhere near its apex—we seize the moment and profile one African American scientist who made a major breakthrough in microbiology.

Some parents and students struggling with remote learning

As schools citywide are slated for closure for the remainder of the academic year, some parents are struggling with mandated remote learning––with many not even having the proper tools to help students.

Beloved principal dies of COVID-19 complications

Leader and activist Principal Dez-Ann Romain of the Brooklyn Democracy Academy passed away from COVID-19 complications on Monday, March 23 at the age of 36.

Annie Turnbo Malone, trailblazing millionaire and beauty maven

Invariably, with study and research of Madam C.J. Walker, Annie Turnbo Malone is mentioned, and she gets a little more than a passing nod in the recent Netflix bio-pic of Walker.

Remote (not in) control: How educators are dealing with COVID-19

“We’re finding out that there’s a lot of inconsistency from the schools across the city and in households."

Mayor de Blasio: NYC schools could remain closed rest of year

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told the PIX11 Morning News Monday he fears the coronavirus crisis could keep city schools closed for the rest of the school year.

Fats Navarro, a trumpet master and bebop pioneer

When your life, like that of the famed musician Fats Navarro, is over at 26 there’s hardly enough time to truly establish your promising genius. Reading Maxine Gordon’s deeply engrossing biography of her late husband, Dexter Gordon, Navarro is mentioned ...

How to talk to children about COVID-19

The coronavirus is continuing to dominate everyday conversation. With schools, businesses, and jobs closing there is a new normal Americans have to adapt to.

Charter offers free internet to students without access at home

Charter Communications announced it would provide its Spectrum broadband internet and Wi-Fi services to households with students that do not already have a Spectrum internet subscription.

New York City public schools will close early this week, officials say

New York City public schools will close Monday and will not reopen until, at the earliest, April 20, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday.

Should NYC public schools shut down? Politicians and advocates say 'yes'

Amid the growing outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), questions linger if New York City public schools should close to quell the spread.

VIDEO: 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy Parade at the Magic Kingdom

Check out this video of the 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy class at the Magic Kingdom parade.

Disney Dreamers Academy provides magical experience for teens amid changes

The 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine is canceled over coronavirus concerns but students still had the opportunity to experience Walt Disney World.

The life and time of Yvonne Little Woodward, Malcolm X’s youngest sister

Two weeks ago we featured the life and legacy of Ella Little-Collins, Malcolm X’s half-sister. Today Yvonne Little Woodward has the stage, and though she made her own mark in life, for the most part she distinguished herself outside the ...