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Organizations across the city host back-to-school giveaways

With school students in the city headed back to class in a few weeks, several organizations, politicians and groups are giving away school supplies and backpacks to local students.

Dr. Margaret Just Butcher, educator and political activist

When your father is the famed biologist Ernest Everett Just and the first to receive the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal, great things are expected of you, and his daughter Margaret Just Butcher forged her own path of brilliance and achievement.

FAMU president visits Harlem

Florida A&M University President Dr. Larry Robinson recently visited the city as part of FAMU’s National Alumni Association Northeast Regional Conference.

Harlem children get ready for school with new backpacks and school supplies

Helping Harlem children got ready for the first day of school with the resources they need to succeed.

Meet the 11-Year Old Genius Who Just Started High School

Dionn Megginson, an 11-year old girl from Texas, is making her way to excellence. At such an early age, she has just recently started classes as a 9th grader in high school.

School admissions changes will make it easier for parents, students: officials

The middle school and high school admissions process for students in New York City is about to get a lot easier, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza, the head of the city's school system.

How to be thrifty during back-to-school shopping

Back-to-school shopping is quite a daunting task and it can get pretty expensive for many parents. The children want all of the fancy, new and character-covered school products on the market and many parents feel compelled to spend a lot ...

NY Giants great running back Ron Johnson

Northwestern High School in Detroit has produced a number of world class athletes, including baseball greats Willie Horton and Alex Johnson, and Olympic Gold medalist Henry Carr.

Report finds lead in NYC public elementary schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to eliminate lead exposure by 2029.

‘It’s not testing, it’s racism, stupid!’

Racism, not testing, is the No. 1 issue affecting the education and mis-education of Black children in NYC.

Medical trailblazer Dr. Edith Irby Jones

When her older sister, Juanita, died during a typhoid epidemic in Arkansas in the 1930s, Edith Irby Jones set her mind on becoming a doctor.

How to prepare for and tackle unexpected college costs

Smart financial decisions can help your family make good college investment decisions. Unfortunately, unexpected costs throw many families for a loop.

Baritone Todd Duncan, the original ‘Porgy’

If Anne Brown has appeared, can Todd Duncan be far behind? Certainly not in this column that featured her last week.

How to prepare for and tackle unexpected college costs

Smart financial decisions can help your family make good college investment decisions. Unfortunately, unexpected costs throw many families for a loop.

White professor working at HBCU files discrimination lawsuit over salary complaint

Marshall Burns, a 73-year old white physics professor at historically Black Tuskegee University, has filed a lawsuit against the school for alleged age and race discrimination.

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