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Dr. Donald H. Smith, celebrated African American educator, passes

Dr. Donald Hugh Smith passed peacefully in his sleep on August 10, 2019 at the age of 87. A professor emeritus and past chairman of the Department of Education, Baruch College of the City University of New York,

Dr. Myra Adele Logan, first woman to perform open-heart surgery

It is commonly known that Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was among the first doctors to perform a successful open-heart surgery in 1893.

New York Urban League hosts 33rd annual HBCU Fair

The New York Urban League is hosting its 33rd annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park.

Lucinda Cross to keynote COJO 25th Anniversary Gala

Best-selling author and President Obama Lifetime Achievement Awardee Lucinda Cross will deliver the keynote at the 25th Anniversary Fundraising Gala of the New York based Jamaican charity Children of Jamaica Outreach Inc.

HBCU college fair at NAN’s headquarters in Harlem

The Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Action Network’s Youth Huddle partnered last weekend for an HBCU college fair at NAN’s headquarters in Harlem.

Medgar Evers College opens 50th anniversary with lecture on legacy of slavery on health & medicine

As part of a series of programs to celebrate the approaching 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers College, the academic schools of the college hosted on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, a special lecture featuring the acclaimed journalist Linda Villarosa, who is ...

Eagle Academy Foundation hosts historic college & career fair

Hundreds of students attended the College & Career Fair held at Queens College Oct. 18, meeting the representatives of more than 100 colleges at a historic college fair.

H. Carl McCall named a Hunter College Roosevelt House Leader in Residence for 2019-2020

The Honorable H. Carl McCall, former New York State comptroller and most recently the chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, will serve as the Hunter College Roosevelt House Leader in Residence for the 2019-2020 academic ...

John Mercer Langston, congressman and college president

Last week at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, it was my pleasure and privilege to be in conversation with two of the leading authorities on the life and legacy of John Brown.

Malcolm Bernard HBCU Fair touring New Jersey in November

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week is holding fairs in New Jersey Nov. 16-22 at five locations.

OP-ED: Importance of educators of color for Black & Brown students

I have been a Black student, education policymaker, and now an advocate for providing the best educational opportunities for all our children.

Who’s hurting Black girls in school?

Women in the Room Productions announced its premiere schedule for “Pushout: The Criminalization Of Black Girls in Schools”, Friday.

NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal partners with HBCU Miles College for campus venture

A new partnership between NBA great Shaquille O’Neal and Miles College will help bring a Papa John’s Pizzeria to every Historically Black College and University Campus in the nation.

Rev. Dr. Lakeesha Walrond to be first female, first Black female in 119-year-history of New York Theological Seminary

On Thursday, October 24, the trustees of the New York Theological Seminary will host the inauguration of Rev. Dr. Lakeesha Walrond at Riverside Church in New York.