Pianist/composer Don Shirley, jazz and pop with a classical touch

Given the preponderance of ads by political candidates this season during the midterm elections, perhaps you missed the trailer for the movie “Green Book,” which is slated for release later this month. Most folks knowledgeable about “The Negro Motorist Green ...

Black Solidarity Day 2018

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, marks the 49th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day. In 1969, Dr. Carlos Russell was inspired by a play written and produced by Douglas Turner Ward entitled “A Day of Absence,” which depicted a small southern town ...

Evelyn Cunningham, the grande dame of Black journalism

You knew from her regal bearing and the first words out of her mouth that Evelyn Cunningham was not a woman to suffer fools kindly, and that you had better state your purpose and not waste her time.

White L.I. teacher tells 8-year-old student 'All Black people have big noses'

Nassaun Jones, a fourth-grade student at West Middle Island Elementary School, said his art teacher recently made a racist remark to him in class.

One in 10 NYC public school students are homeless

According to new data from Advocates for Children of New York, one in 10 public school children are homeless.

Emerging Voices Fellowship—Voting Rights Journalist

Come November, journalists play a critical role as the public’s eyes and ears reporting on voting rights and election activities: fundraising, campaigns, corruption, voter turnout, ballot irregularities and final results on election night.

Five ways to make math part of your children’s daily lives

For many students, math can seem like the most challenging school subject. But it doesn’t have to be. Math is actually all around us. Here are five ways you can help kids draw connections between classroom math and the math ...

Report: College is worth the cost, but planning is key

Despite rising college costs, a clear majority of families believe higher education is well worth the investment, and most students and parents are willing to stretch themselves financially to make it happen, according to a new study.

Death of college student brings attention to DUI

Kennedy Segars was on her way to making her dreams of becoming a lawyer come true with a full scholarship to Alabama State University when her life was tragically cut short. The 18-year-old freshman was killed by a drunken driver ...

Lt. Colonel William Baker, a soldier of honor and distinction

I am deeply indebted to publications that have the interest and wherewithal to help us remember those often forgotten individuals in our history, and in this regard a special salute is extended to The New York Times and Sam Roberts, ...

Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship program awards up to $30K

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services

COMMENTARY: School Grading Practices Are Inaccurate and Inequitable to Black Children

The battle for equity in our schools is not only a fight to guarantee access to great teaching and high-quality learning environments, programs, and materials.

Diddy pledges $1 million to new Bronx charter school

Sean “Diddy” Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx.

Do children all need to succeed the same way?

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines standards as, “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example.

CUNY freshman enrollment increases 4 percent to record 39,938 students

Freshmen enrollment at The City University of New York rose 4 percent this fall to 39,938 students, a record for the university and a continuation of a five-year upward trend.