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.

Artist and preservationist Joan Maynard

Two things necessitate a change in the usual pattern here of alternating between Black men and women.

Pilot program aims to put more Black teachers in the classroom

A bill recently signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy establishes a pilot program within the Department of Education to recruit disadvantaged or minority men to teach in certain underperforming schools under an alternate route program.

Carranza sticks to his guns, fights for change to SHSAT

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t let angry parents get in the way of their desire to remake specialized high schools in their image.

Extraordinary pianist and gifted teacher Hazel Harrison

In Jeffrey C. Stewart’s immense, absolutely engrossing “The New Negro—The Life of Alain Locke,” concert pianist Hazel Harrison is cited several times.

Howard University stands strong as neighborhood gentrifies

The historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C., is known as the “Mecca” of HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities), however, headlines about the school in recent months have concentrated on the effects gentrification is having on the once mostly ...

Bronx Deltas hosting HBCU Fair

The Bronx Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. is hosting a historically Black college and university fair and Career Event.

Brotherhood/Sister Sol honoring choreographer Bill T. Jones and Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond

Harlem-based nonprofit and youth development organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol is honoring choreographer Bill T. Jones and Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond organization’s upcoming 15th annual VOICES benefit on May 21.

New book seeks way to end bullying

So many recent reports have shown that stopping bullies and people from being bullied does not always have to end up in violence.

American Indian College Fund to continue college access and success program with $2.5 million, three-year grant

Native American and Alaska Native students are in a college-going and completion crisis.