College scholarships for African-American students

As students begin filling out their college applications, families are looking for ways to pay for higher education. Here are some scholarships for African-American students with upcoming deadlines.

Queen Latifah and Anita Hill serving as commencement speakers at Rutgers University

Queen Latifah and Anita Hill are serving as the commencement speakers for Rutgers University.

To prosecute or not prosecute fare evaders

The mayor, the police commissioner, the district attorney, the MTA chairman and straphangers have brought the debate over fare evasion to the forefront again.

A brief history of Valentine's Day

Chocolates, teddy bears and faux roses stack the shelves in late January as we prepare for the ultimate celebration of love on February 14th also known as Valentine's Day.

Bronx principal confiscates Black History Month projects

One day after a rally was held outside Middle School 224 in the Bronx calling for more Black History lessons, students and a teacher say the principal confiscated Black History projects from them Tuesday afternoon.

Sandy Wills, a courageous soldier during the Civil War

Spectrum News NY1 anchor Cheryl Will's pursuit of history has a personal edge that few Black Americans possess, and she has dutifully imparted some of it in two of her books, “Die Free” and “The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills.”

Parents storm City Hall in slavery incident protest

Singing and chanting in English and Spanish, dozens of heavy-coated and woolly hat-wearing parents and activists stormed the doors at City Hall Tuesday, Feb. 6, asking Mayor Bill de Blasio, “Which side are you on?” They emphasized the need for ...

Malcolm X family, Rev. Al Sharpton step in to help teen denied right to honor Black icon

The daughter of Malcolm X, Ilyasah Shabazz, and Rev. Al Sharpton are helping a Black student who was denied the opportunity to honor Malcolm X.

NJ teachers union calls for ‘Black Lives Matter Week’ in all schools

Black Lives Matter in School Week is a movement that started in Seattle in 2016 when teachers wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts to school to show solidarity.

From slavery to hair industry millions—Annie Turnbo Malone

In his recently published “Black Fortunes,” Shomari Wills, as the subtitle relates, chronicles the lives of the first six African-Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires

Control of public schools transferred back to the city in Newark

Newark Public Schools is back under the control of the city, ending nearly 25 years of state control.

Survey shows pressure teachers face to change grades and attendance

A survey by a teachers’ union and an organization devoted to empowering teachers concludes that teachers are pressured by administrators to make their schools look good.

Teacher allegedly steps on black students during slavery lesson: report

A Bronx middle school teacher is being investigated after allegedly stepping on black students during a lesson about slavery in her social studies class.

Nearly half of NYC public school cafeterias cited for rats, bugs, other critical violations: report

Nearly half of New York City public school cafeterias have been slapped with serious health code violations, including rodents and insects, according to a new report.

Carter G. Woodson: The father of Black History Month

We end Black History Month with a look at the man who started it all...