Longtime HBCU theater professor retires

Actress Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart’s career in theater education spans nearly 50 years inspiring hundreds of students and giving them the tools to make it in the entertainment business.

Dr. Roberta Hughes Wright, attorney, teacher and civic leader

It may be understandable, if not acceptable, that Dr. Roberta Hughes Wright often languished in the shadows of her famous husband, Dr. Charles H. Wright.

Project I.A.M. continues to lead the way with innovative teaching methods

On May 28, 2019, I had the immense pleasure to be invited to eight Black authors’ showcasing their work to the public at the Three Masks Event Center and art gallery in Orlando, Fla. The authors range from the ages ...

State Education Department and State Library launch summer reading program

The New York State Education Department and the New York State Library are partnering with 1,100 public libraries and neighborhood branches statewide to launch the 2019 Summer Reading at New York Libraries program.

Touro College of Pharmacy holds eighth commencement

On May 30, 2019, Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem awarded 82 graduates their Doctor of Pharmacy degrees during festive ceremonies packed with family, friends and other well-wishers at the Roone Arledge Auditorium-Alfred Lerner Hall at Columbia University.

Edwin McCabe, prominent ‘exoduster’ and founder of Langston University

During a recent visit to Oklahoma with my wife, among whose missions included finding her family roots and reunion, and researching the history of Taft, where she was born and spent her early years, the legacy and impact of Edwin ...

Bloomfield College installs first African-American president

Dr. Marcheta P. Evans is Bloomfield College’s 17th president succeeding Richard A. Levao. Evans is also making history as she is the first woman and African-American to lead the college in its 150-year history.

Dr. Gerald Deas receives honorary doctor of science at commencement from SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Dr. Gerald Deas, a pioneering public health advocate who was among the first physicians to use the power of the media to improve public health, was awarded an honorary doctorate of science at the 52nd commencement of SUNY Downstate Medical ...

Unita Blackwell: Civic leader and civil rights icon

If you are a poor Black woman born in the Mississippi Delta, you have three strikes against you, and chances are you’ll end up where you started.

Harlem resident benefits from billionaire’s big gift

Like millions of other college graduates in America, Harlemite Elijah Dormeus, 22, was seated during his commitment ceremony donning his cap and gown listening to the keynote speaker, thinking about his future when he received an unexpected graduation gift.

Congrats, Dr. Alexandra Fayne!

Proud College of Medicine graduate Alexandra Fayne, M.D., was one of over 400 students to receive her degree and diploma at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s 52nd commencement, held at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Black billionaire Robert F. Smith pays off Morehouse graduates’ school debts

Shock and praise continue after Black billionaire Robert F. Smith surprised the 400 students in Morehouse College’s class of 2019 by telling them that he would pay their student loans totaling an estimated $40 million.

MC Lyte making dreams a reality for African American scholars

A social media post recognizing African American scholars has gone viral and it’s all because of a Hip Hop legend.

SAT will assign a new score that factors in where you live and how much your parents make: report

The nonprofit group that administers the SAT will assign an adversity score to each student who takes the test to reflect social and economic backgrounds, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Bronx Deltas lend helping hand to high school students

Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Bronx Alumnae Chapter recently gave local students a leg up for their college aspirations with two special events.