College bound and ready: Justin Hayes

Honor student Justin Hayes of Harlem is feeling pretty good after his acceptance to 27 colleges and receiving $1 million in scholarships.

UNCF raises more than $500,000 at 75th anniversary gala

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Students leave Disney Dreamers Academy with life lessons and new perspective

Teens bid an emotional farewell at the commencement ceremony on the final day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine at Walt Disney World on Sunday.

Self-image, career goals focus at Disney Dreamers Academy

Teens learned about the value of self-image along with showcasing what they’ve learned on the third day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine at Walt Disney World on Saturday.

Students take ‘Deep Dive’ at Disney Dreamers Academy

Youth listened to inspirational speakers and got the chance to experience their future careers on the second day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Friday.

Disney Dreamers Academy 2019 kicks off at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort welcomed the 100 teens selected to participate in the 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Thursday.

College admissions scam highlights diversity at elite colleges

The college admission bribery scandal that’s rocking several of the nation’s top schools and resulted in dozens of people being arrested by the FBI is putting a spotlight on the lack of opportunities for Black students in higher education.

Mary B. Talbert, women’s rights advocate and clubwoman

Well, Imhotep Gary Byrd, I have a most prestigious Black woman with roots in Buffalo, N.Y., that many Americans may not know much about but who provides an important link from the late 19th to the early 20th century, particularly ...

NNPA leadership and other prominent Black voices speak out on college exam scandal

National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. was among several prominent African Americans who said they view the recent $25 million college admissions scam as “affirmative action for the rich” and yet another example ...

Few Black, Hispanic students admitted to NYC’s specialized high school

Despite Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attempts to diversify the New York City’s specialized high schools, only a small number of Black and Hispanic eighth graders received admission offers to those schools this year.

Demands met after Bronx students locked staff out of school to protest racism on campus

A group of students at an elite private school in the Bronx who staged a lock-in that lasted several days have effectively made their demands heard regarding a “culture of bias” in the school.

The Black women jailed for ‘stealing' an education

Actress Lori Loughlin was taken into custody by the FBI Wednesday in Los Angeles after she, fellow movie star Felicity Huffman and 48 others were charged in a $25 million college admissions scam that ABC News said has prompted repercussions ...

Students compete in ‘Leggo My Lego’ robotics contest vying for a spot in the semifinals

In a competitive, but friendly competition on Saturday, March 9, more than 250 fourth through eighth-graders from citywide Department of Youth and Community Development funded afterschool programs rivaled each other in the “Leggo My Lego” qualifier youth robotics contest.

Meet the Disney Dreamers: Local students head to Disney World for inspiring trip

Eleven local high school students from New York and New Jersey are preparing for the 12th annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 21-24 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

CCTV inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown

Any discussion with Imhotep Gary Byrd is multidirectional with conversations about current events, political developments, and African-American history and culture.