Margaret Danner, a poet who framed wonderful word structures

Asked to name a Black woman poet from Chicago, Gwendolyn Brooks is the usual response.

RainbowMe: From startup to BeyGood star

In 2009 Kya Johnson sat alongside her sister, cozied up in a packed North Carolina movie theater.

NYC public schools will close due to COVID-19

NYC public schools will close due to COVID-19

James P. Ball, a Black pacesetter in photography

Many years before Gordon Parks, and even James Van Der Zee set their cameras and focused their lens on Black life, James Presley Ball had already captured treasured moments in his daguerreotype photography.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated., celebrate 98th Founder’s Day

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 is a special day for the members of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Josephine Ruffin, Women’s Club Pioneer

Few books chronicling African American history are without at least a mention of Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin.

NYC honors Dr. Carlos Russell’s 51st anniversary of Black Solidarity Day

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2020 was the 51st anniversary of Black Solidarity day. A day created by the late Dr. Carlos Russell who was inspired by the satirical play “A Day of Absence”' by Douglas Turner Ward.

Bill requiring racial discrimination, social justice instruction in NJ middle schools passes Assembly

Middle school students in New Jersey would learn about racial discrimination and social justice as part of their social studies lessons under legislation approved Oct. 29 by the State Assembly by a vote of 56-7-9.

Institute of the Black World to hold post-election Town Hall

On Thursday, Nov. 5, two days after one of the most consequential elections in the history of the U.S., the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) will convene a virtual Town Hall Meeting to assess the impact of ...

Ka’Mauri Harrison, 9, takes fight to stay in school to the Louisiana legislature

Sitting on Governor John Bel Edwards’ desk is a historic act that creates school policies for virtual learning in Louisiana and allows students who have been punished by their schools to appeal their school’s decision.

Some in NYC public schools opt for blended learning

The New York City Department of Education has decided to give families who previously enrolled their kids in full-remote learning one last option to enroll them into blended learning.

Battle of the Bands, HBCU Edition 2020 at Black Lives Matter mural in Bed-Stuy

The sounds of the drumlines, and the cheers, and the crowds brought out even more people to Restoration Plaza, along Bed Stuy’s Black Lives Matter mural on Fulton Street (Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue), Brooklyn. Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. hosted ...

Clement Morgan, a Harvard first, attorney and activist

There is a classic photograph of 12 men, seemingly all Black, posing in front of what appears to be either Niagara Falls or a replicated background.

Comptroller Scott Stringer proposes free tuition at all CUNY community colleges

City Comptroller Scott Stringer unveils a comprehensive overhaul of workforce development in New York City, including making CUNY community colleges free for all.

Domestic Violence awareness & education, honoring 10 Years Of W.A.R.M!

W.A.R.M. (We All Really Matter) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2010 by survivor Stephanie McGraw.