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Academic fellowship looks to help young men of color

The story of being the first one in your family to go to college might be cliché to some, but it never stops tugging at a person’s heartstrings.

The redoubtable, resourceful Elizabeth Gloucester

Invariably around this flip of the calendar and the 4th of July, the great abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass commands attention, particularly for his memorable speech that centered on the nation’s hypocrisy, asking what the day means to enslaved people.

NYC schools to implement mix of in-person, remote learning this fall

New York City plans to implement a blended learning approach, with a mix of in-person and remote learning, if the state allows school buildings to reopen in the fall.

NYC Board of Health votes to reopen 3,000 child care centers

The New York City Board of Health voted in favor of reopening child care centers next week as many businesses resume service amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

'No decision yet' on NY schools reopening in the fall

As many New Yorkers question whether or not schools will reopen to students in the fall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said no decision has been made yet.

2020-21 school plans rely on luck, help from Washington D.C.

“This has been a school year unlike any other, and I want to say thank you to our families, teachers, and staff,” said New York Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza in a message thanking students, teachers and staff.

New Jersey outlines guidelines for reopening schools

New Jersey state officials released “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education” to assist schools with reopening in the fall.

Suru Afariogun––Middle School Class of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic means that the Class of 2020 holds a very special place worldwide, be it grade school or higher education.

Jacob Lawrence, whose paintings documented Black history

Jacob Lawrence was the first African American, as a stewards mate in the Coast Guard, to be appointed a Combat Artist.

Voter suppression goes to college

If preliminary data estimates on the recent 2020 primaries in North Carolina are accurate, student voters on HBCU campuses must raise their turnout game come the general election this November.

Canceled Summer Youth Employment Program workers find innovative ways to connect with youths

Health and safety concerns of COVID-19 pressured Mayor de Blasio to cancel 2020 Summer Youth Employment Programs in New York City.

We must center the voices of Black and Latinx students

As a Black man and like most of Black America, I have been angry about what has transpired over the last several weeks, not only recently but for decades (dare I say 400 years).

Dr. Olivia Hooker, first Black woman in the Coast Guard, eyewitness to Tulsa Massacre

Trump’s disaster in Tulsa presents us an opportunity to discuss the city’s race riot of 1921 when countless number of African Americans were killed and the Greenwood District, or “Black Wall Street,” was destroyed.

Virtual graduation ceremony to be held for NYC students

A virtual graduation ceremony will be held for New York City seniors graduating this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

What’s Next?: Schools plan for comeback

The COVID-19 pandemic sent the world in a tailspin. The loss of jobs. The loss of lives. Employees obligated to travel to work because their job is “essential.”

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