Dr. Colin A. Palmer, pre-eminent scholar of the African Diaspora

Two African-American authorities on the history of Blacks in Mexico died within several weeks of each other.

NYU College of Dentistry’s Saturday Academy aims to diversify dentistry

The field of dentistry has historically lacked diversity. According to the American Dental Education Association, in 2016, only 15.2 percent of those applying to dental schools nationwide were underrepresented minorities, including Black and Hispanic applicants.

Bessie B. Stringfield, intrepid motorcyclist and storyteller

Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, a theater maven, was 103 when she died in 2018. Mainly remembered for founding the Hadley Players, she distinguished herself earlier when she learned to drive and became the first woman in New York City to obtain ...

Brooklyn High School of the Arts Graduation 2019

Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall was the beautiful venue for the 2019 graduating class of the Brooklyn High School of the Arts Monday, June 24.

East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence families graduate asthma management program

The East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence buzzed with excitement as families gathered to participate in the graduation ceremony post completion of a breathing exercises and other self-management tools training program

Minisink celebrates a legacy of service

For those who are Harlem natives, the name Minisink carries memories of fellowship and excellence. Over the years, youth have been empowered and educated in leadership and volunteerism through the various program offerings of the Minisink legacy.

Our young grads steppin’ up!

As we all know, June is a very important month for lots of parents and family members with us acknowledging our wonderful graduates who have worked so hard this year. But let’s not forget about the “little” people—our young children ...

Cheyney: A balanced budget and more money for scholarships

Cheyney University came out of the weekend with a pair of victories, reporting the likelihood both of a balanced budget and announcing that the newly signed state budget includes almost $4 million in scholarships for Cheyney students.

Girls for gender equality

New York City’s City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio have secured $857,000 in permanent funding each year to fund seven Title IX coordinators.

Josephine Harreld Love, pianist and devoted arts advocate

A generation has gone by since Josephine Love’s Your Heritage House was among Detroit’s most prominent cultural sites.

Bronx graduates honored with community BBQ

Bronx City Council Member Andy King hosted a graduation cookout with hundreds of his constituents recently graduating from elementary, middle and high school, as well as post-secondary grads.

New data underscores call to pass legislation to end the 'school to prison pipeline'

A new report finds that school disciplinary actions that disproportionately target Black and Latinx youth are feeding the school to prison pipeline.

40th anniversary Randy Evans Memorial Scholarship awards ceremony

On Saturday, June 22, the Randolph Evans Memorial Scholarship committee will be celebrating its 40th anniversary.

The legacy of journalist Michael J. Feeney

It seems like only yesterday that the city of New York lost one of its journalists, known as Michael J. Feeney.

Longtime HBCU theater professor retires

Actress Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart’s career in theater education spans nearly 50 years inspiring hundreds of students and giving them the tools to make it in the entertainment business.