The Marines’ first Black pilot, Frank E. Petersen Jr.

It took years for the nation to recognize the heroic achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen, and it’s taken even longer to know of the breakthrough made by Frank E. Petersen Jr. With Petersen joining the ancestors Aug. 25 at age ...

Berkeley College students attend national student leadership diversity convention in Jersey City

Fourteen Berkeley College students explored issues of diversity and leadership at the third annual Student Leadership Diversity Convention recently held in Jersey City, N.J.

Send us your back-to-school photos!

Send us a photos of your kids as they head back to school and they could be featured in our upcoming photo gallery!

Book bags and school supplies given away in Newark

Mayor Ras J. Baraka is giving out book bags and school supplies to Newark youth

Anne Spencer, often forgotten poet of the Harlem Renaissance

Of the many heralded poets and writers of the fabled Harlem Renaissance, Anne Spencer is among the least known.

Nas supports tech scholarship for people of color

The legendary hip-hop star has been taking progressive steps in philanthropy over the last couple of years.

Chancellor Farina’s positive outlook for the city’s 1.1 million school children

Working with what she has been given by the de Blasio and Cuomo administrations, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina—having spent 50 years in the service of New York’s public school system—espouses a claim on each and every school child in the ...

Learning to code with the Code Crew

The Code Crew was founded in 2013 by Felicia and Jamal O’Garro, a married couple living in New York City. The Code Crew is a program that provides opportunities for people who are interested in engineering and technology.

Carl B. Stokes, Cleveland’s first Black mayor

The death of Louis Stokes last week brought back memories of his brother Carl. And because their amazing lives were so often intertwined, it is fitting that this week’s “Classroom” is devoted to Carl, the first African-American mayor of Cleveland.

#TakeCareofHarlem goes back to school

Harlem Hospital Center’s Mural Pavilion welcomed up to 500 kindergarten to grade 12 students and their families, preparing for the new school season

City Council Jumaane Williams kicks off school supply drive

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane D. Williams recently launched his annual Back to School Supply Drive, taking place through Sunday, Sept. 15, at his district office, located at 4517 Avenue D in Brooklyn.

Back to school: What kids are most anxious about is ...

What are kids most worried about when going back to school?

Elease Wiggins teaches how to say ‘Farewell to Welfare’

Wiggins teaches single parents how to escape Welfare

Touro student wins minority student scholarship

Diana Rivers, a third-year student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, has won the 2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Scholarship, awarded by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

100,000 children from low-, moderate-income families could lose access to high-quality preschool

Expanding access to high-quality preschool is critically important to ensuring that every child in America has the opportunity for lifelong success—but House and Senate committees authored a spending bills that make significant cuts to programs.