Meghan and Harry visit with students at a Harlem school

Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, offered lots of hugs to kids at a Harlem public school Friday where she read her children's book to about two dozen students who sat cross-legged with her husband in the ...

Isaac Dickerson, an original member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers

On two previous occasions we have featured two female members of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers and one male vocalist.

Back to the Classroom: A game plan for reducing anxiety

Back-to-school supplies were a bit different this year for 13-year-old Kamsi Anomnachi. Along with a day planner, an array of pens, and a couple of thick notebooks, Kamsi added face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and disposable gloves.

New York City to conduct weekly COVID-19 tests in schools

New York City will begin conducting weekly, random COVID-19 tests of unvaccinated students in the nation’s largest school district in an attempt to more quickly spot outbreaks in classrooms.

Word In Black Virtual Education Event: Reporters Roundtable

Reporters from five news organizations in the Word In Black collaborative discuss issues facing education in their communities in the pandemic era.

Margaret Elaine Mattic, aspiring actress and a casualty of 9/11

Over the last week or so, the nation has paused to remember and reflect on that horrific day on September 11, 2001, now commonly known as 9/11. On that date, nearly 3,000 people perished in the three attacks from terrorists ...

New York City HBCU week set for Sept. 20-25

The HBCU Hub is hosting its 3rd annual New York City HBCU week Sept. 20 through 25. Youth, families, alumni, and school administrators alike, will have the special opportunity to come together to celebrate and learn about Black colleges.

First Day Jitters: Kids come back to school surrounded by COVID

Monday marked the first day of the 2021-’22 school year. It also marked the beginning of the fight for a remote option and a battle for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s legacy.

Brooklyn Dist. 19 welcomes its 1st high tech school

School District 19 celebrated a milestone last week as community leaders and stakeholders joined faculty, staff, students, family, and friends to commemorate the grand opening of the district’s first full-service Science Technology Engineering and Mathematic school.

Private school (for all) looks to fill gap left by public schools

Each journey begins with a single step. This journey begins on the corner of Water and Bridge Streets in Brooklyn.

George Floyd fund has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships

A fund set up to honor George Floyd and raise awareness about racial injustice said Monday that it has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships since it was created.

Benjamin M. Holmes, spokesperson and original member of Fisk Jubilee Singers

In last week’s classroom column we featured Mary Eliza Walker Crump, an original female member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. To balance things, we now profile Benjamin M. Holmes.

Mary Eliza Walker Crump, an original member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers

Rarely are there articles that focus on the individual members of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, when there is one even on the group. In future columns we will place each one in the spotlight beginning this week with Mary Eliza ...

Reading Project hosting children’s book giveaway in Harlem

Nonprofit organization The Reading Project is hosting a free children’s book giveaway.

Cannabis education comes to Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) becomes the first City University of New York (CUNY) campus to offer a cannabis minor degree program.