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‘The Divine One,’ Sarah Vaughan, a vocalist of extraordinary range

Around this time of year, when spring was emerging from its chrysalis and Gil Noble’s “Like It Is” was part of our Sunday afternoon television fare, the famous vocalist Sarah Lois Vaughan would be among the divas featured on his ...

First Lady Michelle Obama to deliver commencement speech at City College

The First Lady will deliver the commencement address at City College in June.

FES believes school violence is on the rise

A pro-charter school group took to City Hall last week to protest the alleged uptick of weapons brought into New York City’s public schools.

CUNY funding restored but everyone wants more

The City University of New York may have been “saved,” but school officials and faculty and staff aren’t letting New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo off the hook.

Lester A. Walton, journalist, diplomat and songwriter

Lester A. Walton’s name surfaced recently during all the promos and announcements about the revival of “Shuffle Along,” an all-Black musical often considered the springboard for the Harlem Renaissance. Walton, then employed at the New York Age, was among the ...

AmNews staffer goes back to alma mater

Alabama State University got a taste of the Big Apple when ASU alumnus Josh Barker arrived as the guest speaker for the Ida B. Wells Lecture Series.

Brownsville receiving first ever technology and wellness hub

Brownsville is receiving its very own technology and wellness hub, the first of it's kind for public housing developments.

Howard University students participate in Alternative Spring Break in Newark

Over 50 Howard University students are spending their spring break volunteering at community sites in Newark.

Mothers call on state lawmakers for help after alleging abusive practices at Success Academy

Two mothers alleging teachers denied children bathroom privileges and were punished for walking up the stairs too slowly at Success Academy School met with officials in Albany Thursday to make their plea to lawmakers.

Report: Gap between rich and poor schools has widened under Cuomo

A new report from the Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education Fund concluded that children from New York State’s poor districts saw state funding for schools get worse.

Pioneering prima ballerina Janet Collins

It is certainly wonderful to witness all the praise and adulation Misty Copeland is receiving for her prowess in dance. This is a great moment to reflect on another ballerina of equal agility and elegance from another era of challenge, ...

MULTIMEDIA: Disney Dreamers get ready to take on the world

Roughly 100 teens from across the country paraded down Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on Wednesday to kick off the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine.

Ghana to eliminate English as medium of instruction in schools

Ghana is planning to eliminate English as the primary language in schools and focus on their native tongue.

AT&T employees, volunteers host mentoring session for students in Harlem

AT&T and Union Settlement hosted a college and career mentoring session Feb. 26 with A. Philip Randolph High School students to discuss future career opportunities and goals.

Sandy Wills, a courageous soldier during the Civil War

Sharing the podium with Cheryl Wills, the highly regarded anchorwoman of NY1, at a recent event sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta at York College in Queens