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William Wells Brown, author and anti-slavery advocate

Of the many fascinating men and women in Black history, few have offered the intrigue and mystery of William Wells Brown.

East Harlem Tutorial Program breaks ground on $30 million community education center

Wednesday, Nov. 19, East Harlem Tutorial Program, the community-based operator of college prep after-school programs and public charter schools, broke ground on the East Harlem Education Center, a $30 million state-of-the-art facility that addresses the desperate need for more quality ...

Valentino Carlotti receives Reginald F. Lewis Award for Leadership in Business and Philanthropy

Valentino D. Carlotti, senior partner and head of the Institutional Client Group at Goldman Sachs & Co., was presented with the Reginald F. Lewis Award for Leadership in Business and Philanthropy Saturday, Oct. 11 during a special luncheon ceremony at ...

New strength-based music programs aimed at reforming juvenile detention centers

Renowned choir director Pastor Chantel R. Wright seeks to effect change in the lives of New York City’s detained youth by spearheading an effective and well-received music program focused on bringing reform to juvenile detention centers through music.

Boys and Girls High School has new principal

Michael Wiltshire is the new principal of the Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, after Bernard Gassaway’s abrupt resignation from the position last month.

Extraordinary Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks

In the African-American literary canon, Phillis Wheatley, Zora Neale Hurston, Ann Petry, Maya Angelou, Mari Evans, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, Alice Walker and Sonia Sanchez—to name a few illustrious Black women writers—have carved an everlasting niche in our collective memory.

New Jersey granted one-year extension to improve student achievement

New Jersey has been granted a one-year extension of the waiver freeing the state from some requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Obama administration announced last week

NYUL hosts Black college fair

The New York Urban League hosted its 28th Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Saturday at Riverbank State Park.

Mayor unveils new plan for schools, responses vary

With much fanfare last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a $150 million plan to fix 94 of the city’s lowest performing public schools.

Concord Baptist Church sponsors an impressive college fair for high school students

For many, the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, is more than a spiritual institution.

The Black Eagle settles in his nest

When we left the intrepid Hubert “The Black Eagle” Julian last week, Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries had toppled the Batista regime, leaving the new Cuban government in the midst of a Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet ...

City Council bills tackle segregation in NYC public schools

Three city lawmakers introduced a package of legislation that they say will ensure the New York City public school system, among the most segregated in the country, increases diversity.

‘The Black Eagle,’ the arms supplier

Last week, we embarked on the life and legacy of Hubert “The Black Eagle” Julian.

CUNY to vote on new campus sexual assault policy

The City University of New York’s board of trustees will vote to enact a new policy that will determine how its 24 schools across the city will address cases of sexual assault and harassment amid growing concerns nationwide over college ...

Dr. Haki Madhubuti discusses Malcolm X at Adelphi University

Over the past months, we have lost such iconic figures from the literary canon as Maya Angelou, Walter Dean Myers, Amiri Baraka and Ruby Dee, to mention but a few.

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