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Mayor unveils new plan for schools, responses vary

With much fanfare last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a $150 million plan to fix 94 of the city’s lowest performing public schools.

Concord Baptist Church sponsors an impressive college fair for high school students

For many, the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, is more than a spiritual institution.

The Black Eagle settles in his nest

When we left the intrepid Hubert “The Black Eagle” Julian last week, Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries had toppled the Batista regime, leaving the new Cuban government in the midst of a Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet ...

City Council bills tackle segregation in NYC public schools

Three city lawmakers introduced a package of legislation that they say will ensure the New York City public school system, among the most segregated in the country, increases diversity.

‘The Black Eagle,’ the arms supplier

Last week, we embarked on the life and legacy of Hubert “The Black Eagle” Julian.

CUNY to vote on new campus sexual assault policy

The City University of New York’s board of trustees will vote to enact a new policy that will determine how its 24 schools across the city will address cases of sexual assault and harassment amid growing concerns nationwide over college ...

Dr. Haki Madhubuti discusses Malcolm X at Adelphi University

Over the past months, we have lost such iconic figures from the literary canon as Maya Angelou, Walter Dean Myers, Amiri Baraka and Ruby Dee, to mention but a few.

Pioneering pilot Bessie Coleman

Seeing a Black woman with “aviation consultant” under her name on a nightly television news show caught my attention, but the moment was so fleeting that her name never registered, or if it did, I forgot it.

Famed educator pushes for local charter school

Dr. Steve Perry has a plan to establish the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School. He recently began the process of filing a charter application.

Convent Avenue Baptist Church hosts college fair

The African American Experience Forum of Convent Avenue Baptist Church, 420 W. 145th St., is hosting its annual HBCU College Fair Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the lecture hall.

Eva’s charter school scheme

Last Thursday, thousands of parents, teachers and students gathered in Foley Square in lower Manhattan for what is believed to be one of the largest rallies for charter schools the city has seen.

SUNY adopts Cuomo’s proposed sexual assault policy

The State University of New York Board of Trustees unanimously approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed sexual consent policy that will address how the university system will prevent, investigate and prosecute cases of alleged sexual assault on its campuses.

Report: Black girls falling victim to systemic barriers in education

The report, “Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity,” outlines what are sometimes insurmountable barriers to staying in school and how poor educational outcomes result in limited job opportunities, lower lifetime earnings and increased ...

Schumer gets a visit from young demonstrators for immigration reform

Members of DRUM-South Asian Organizing Center, a grassroots organization representing the interests of low-income South Asian and Muslim immigrants in New York City, attended a 30-minute demonstration in front of U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Manhattan office.

Working toward a better future

Parent, writer and education researcher Andrea M. Nelson-Royes is passionate about her work promoting literacy and education worldwide.