A few weeks ago, we profiled Dorothy Porter Wesley, the premier librarian, and promised to do one on her scholarly husband, Dr. Charles H. Wesley.
Although Barak Obama’s 2008 election to the Oval Office led many to believe he is this country’s first Black president, some “historians” reveal that at least six previous U.S. presidents were of African ancestry.
According to a new report from the White House, high school graduation rates are at an all-time high in America, with college enrollment increasing as well.
My daughter Maya arrived in town the other day to attend and possibly participate in the currency that vibrates with Fashion Week. An artist and fashion designer based in Miami, she often makes this annual pilgrimage, where women of her ...
The photographer behind the popular blog Humans of New York managed to help raise over $1 million for a Brooklyn middle school, which would fund yearly trips to Harvard University, summer programs and scholarships for its students.
No mention of Black actors and actresses or Black theater—especially from a Harlem standpoint, where Frederick O’Neal and Abram Hill founded the American Negro Theater—is complete without some discussion of Rose McClendon.
A recent poll suggests that many Americans support his proposal to enroll aspiring students at local community colleges for free.
Not many folks today can cite chapter and verse on Taylor and his phenomenal feats that began in the 19th century, particularly with cycling
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Peace Corp Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and staff members visited children at Barbara Chambers Children’s Center in northwest D.C. Jan. 16.
The recent death of Jean-Claude Baker, while a sad occasion, is an opportunity to renew our acquaintance with his “mother,” Josephine Baker, famously known as the "Bronze Venus".
During a time when national interest in careers in the medical field has been increasing dramatically, an all-girls Catholic college preparatory high school and a prominent hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side have partnered to provide a new medicine-focused internship ...
A list of scholarships available to Black students.
According to a 2014 report by the Inaugural Gallop-Purdue Index, a nationally comprehensive study of 29,560 U.S. college graduates found that African-American college students acquire 17 percent more student loan debt then their white counterparts.
Whenever African-American librarians are mentioned, Jean Blackwell Hutson of the Schomburg; Clara Jones of Detroit, the first Black president of the American Library Association; and Dorothy Porter Wesley of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University usually head the list.
Over the past several years, there have been a number of street renaming ceremonies, including one for A. Philip Randolph, W.E.B. Du Bois, John Henrik Clarke, James Baldwin and James Brown.