500 applaud as Brooklyn students win awards for art, essay and poetry works celebrating Dr. King’s legacy and life

Monday, Jan. 16, the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission honored Dr. King’s life through the eyes of Brooklyn’s youth.

Scholarship opportunities for African American students highlighted during Black History Month

Fastweb.com is honoring African American History Month with a focus on important scholarship opportunities available for graduate, undergraduate and college-bound African American students.

Why New York's 'tuition-free' colleges will still cost $14,000

Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing to make New York the first state in the country to adopt a tuition-free plan at both two-year and four-year public colleges.

Eric Adams and Ruben Diaz launch 'Gifted and Talented Education Task Force'

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the creation of a new “Gifted and Talented Education Task Force” to study issues surrounding gifted and talented education in New York City public schools, as well ...

PS 175 celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

All over the city communities celebrated the national holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King.

Get a jump-start with Pre-K for All

Our city’s Pre-K for All program offers our youngest learners an opportunity to develop their social skills, explore science, learn routines and build their vocabulary.

Collegiate thoughts on the Trump era

From Donald Trump being elected as president to President Barack Obama’s farewell speech, emotions have been scattered across a plane of sadness, joy and frustration.

Philanthropist and Colorado pioneer, Clara Brown

Recently, while browsing in a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Cary, N.C., I bumped into a book lover who recognized me and asked me if I had ever heard of Clara Brown.

Charter schools controversy will only grow under Trump

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't been coy about his vision for public schools: He wants them to become more like their private counterparts.

Our hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Most Americans view Martin Luther King Jr. Day as just another day that is given off on the third Monday of every January,” said Fariza Manonva. Unfortunately, as the 10th-grade Brooklyn Bedford Academy High School student noted, too many “people ...

Film legend and pioneer, Spencer Williams Jr.

When Black film pioneers are discussed, invariably Oscar Micheaux is mentioned. I’ve featured Micheaux in this column in the past, but one early actor and director who is rarely discussed is Spencer Williams Jr.

URBAN AGENDA: Revival of tuition-free public college in New York has room for improvement

For more than 125 years after it was founded in 1847 as “the Free Academy,” the City University of New York (CUNY)—the largest urban public university system in the United States—had remained tuition-free, providing a critical path to quality higher ...

Mott Hall High School hosts MLK discussion

Mott Hall High School in Harlem is hosting the event, “A Conversation with Men to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday to Motivate Today’s Scholars to Create Tomorrow’s Leaders.”

NY check cashers association launches 2017 scholarship program

The Financial Service Centers of New York, is a professional trade association that represents the New York’s licensed check cashing industry.

Mattie Smith Colin from the Chicago Defender covered the Emmett Till tragedy

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