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Fredi Washington, a talented actress and devoted activist

When actress Regina Hall was asked to cite a Black woman who influences her career, she conjured Fredi Washington.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Raising $10 Million for HBCUs

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is proving that the service organization is a true advocate of our nation’s historically black universities and colleges (HBCUs).

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine breaks record with ‘underrepresented minorities’

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine announced that in this new semester they welcomed the Class of 2022 with a record-breaking number of “underrepresented minorities.”

How to recognize and avoid college scholarship scams

Average college costs have doubled in the past two decades, and this financial pressure along with new technologies makes today’s students particularly vulnerable to financial aid and scholarship scams.

Jack Whitten, sculptor, painter who released spirits

When it came to my attention that a fresh body of sculpture by Jack Whitten was slated for the Met Breuer, I hastened there, although the exhibit is scheduled to stand until Dec. 2.

Malcolm Bernard HBCU Fair touring New Jersey

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week is holding fairs in New Jersey Nov. 11-16 at five locations.

Upcoming college fairs in the city

With the school year underway there are several upcoming college fairs for students and families to learn more about higher education options.

NYU McSilver Institute appoints Sheryl Huggins Salomon as communications director

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University has announced the appointment of veteran journalist and media professional Sheryl Huggins Salomon as its communications director.

Back to school, back to you: a parent’s survival guide

Parenthood is a demanding and busy job, particularly during back-to-school season. With lunches to pack, homework to check, projects to oversee and activities to drive the children to and from, it’s no wonder many parents find it challenging to squeeze ...

Cuomo announces 2018 Carey Gabay Scholarship Program winners

Five outstanding students from disadvantaged backgrounds will receive full scholarships to SUNY colleges.

Bronx schools get nearly $10 million

As the school year gets underway, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. recently announced that his office is providing nearly $10 million in new capital funding to public schools in the borough.

Back to school: 1.1 million NYC students return to class

Over 1 million New York City students headed back to class Wednesday morning and even though it’s the first day of school for students, educators and city leaders have been working all summer on some of the biggest issues shaping ...

School year kicks off in Newark under local control for first time in more than 20 years

Newark students headed back to classes this week with public schools back under local control after more than 20 years.

Students protest Excelsior Scholarship results

Many local CUNY students cannot afford to pay tuition because of the extensive requirements of the Excelsior Scholarship.

WABC-TV and Univision host a Back to School town hall

When New York City students return to school Sept. 5, thanks to a local town hall hosted Tuesday, Aug. 21 at P.S. 128, the Audubon School, parents will have more knowledge of what to expect this school year.

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