For a couple of reasons Benny Carter stayed on my mind this week. His memory was first evoked during a discussion of the history of the Apollo Theater.
I recently returned from the YWCA’s annual event to celebrate women and girls. Each year their “Potential to Power Girls Symposium” brings together a diverse group of girls from high schools (and now middle schools) from across the city to ...
For far too many years we’ve tried to address the problem of failing educational achievement in America essentially by ignoring it. And by ignoring it, I mean, throwing money at it and hoping it’ll go away.
Tuesday, education activist group Families for Excellent Schools, supported by public school parents, filed civil rights complaints against New York City and State departments.
The New York Urban League is inviting eighth-graders to participate in the NYUL Experimental Technology Academy this summer to learn more about technology, college and careers in STEM.
Former U.S. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook’s “Soul Sisters: Devotions for and from African American, Latina, and Asian Women” recently hosted a book release and signing event.
They’ve worked without a contract for five years and haven’t had a raise in more than six years. The City University of New York’s faculty and staff have had enough.
Even many of those with a direct connection to the publishing industry were not aware of author Jackie Carter’s important pioneering role in the promotion and publishing of children’s books, particularly those with an emphasis on racial diversity.
Columbia Law School alum and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is delivers the keynote address at Columbia Law School’s graduation.
Living on the "other side of the tracks" isn't just a cheap idiom in Cleveland, Mississippi.
If it’s a matter of paying next month’s rent or enrolling your child in music lessons, guess where the money is going?
The beautiful expansive campus of SUNY Old Westbury just held its annual Convocation to Honor Excellence.
On the heels of his rousing commencement speech at Howard University, President Barack Obama heads to the Garden State this weekend to address graduates at Rutgers University.
The commencement speech President Barack Obama delivered at the Howard University graduation.
The New York Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and the Xi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity are hosting the event “The Things Textbooks Don’t Teach Us About College!”