Staten Island NAACP to host Black college fair

The Staten Island chapter of the NAACP is hosting its annual HBCU Fair Saturday, Feb. 6.

Lincoln University marching band to perform in Honda Battle of the Bands

Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is headed to Atlanta to perform in the 2016 Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase. The marching band event of the year will be held January 30.

Daughter of Malcolm X to speak at Tuskegee University during Black History Month

Ilyasah Al-Shabazz, daughter of Civil Rights icon Malcolm X, is speaking at Tuskegee University on Tuesday, Feb. 2 as part of an ongoing Lyceum Series the institution is presenting.

Arthur Schomburg digs up Africa’s past

Inspired by a fifth-grade teacher’s claim that “Black people have no history, no heroes or accomplishments of any consequence,” Arthur Schomburg set out on a lifelong mission to disprove that fallacy.

New partnership will support mental health of college students of color

The JED Foundation and the Steve Fund, two leading mental health organizations, announced in December 2015 a joint plan to provide colleges and universities with recommended practices for improving support for the mental health and emotional well-being of America’s college ...

Noted attorney continues to fight for students

In 1998, when bugging devices were discovered at City College, one of them a camera hidden in a smoke detector, students were aroused and quickly summoned attorney Ron McGuire to voice their complaint.

‘Our Roots Black History Sketchbook’ launched in London

First the cartoon series, now the book compilation.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day fast facts

Here's a look at Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in January.

Court certifies classes of autistic children and children attending private programs in NYC

In a comprehensive 48-page opinion made public Tuesday, the Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has allowed the claims asserted on behalf of children with disabilities in a lawsuit ...

New York Urban League offers Whitney M. Young Scholarship

The New York Urban League is inviting students to apply for the Whitney M. Young Scholarship, worth $3,500.

Bronx BP Ruben Diaz and Code/Interactive launch Code/Bronx

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Code/Interactive, a Bronx-based computer science education nonprofit, jointly launched the Code/Bronx initiative at Boricua College’s Melrose Campus to start a computer science program at every school in the borough.

Kwanzaa: An African-American cultural celebration

Saturday, Dec. 26, marks the first day of Kwanzaa, a non-religious celebration of African-American culture....

Albany State University marching band to perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade

The Albany State University Marching Band is headed to Pasadena, Calif., to participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.

Dr. James McCune Smith, America’s first Black physician

In Carla L. Peterson’s “Black Gotham: A Family History of African-Americans in Nineteenth Century New York City,” one of the longest citations in the index is given to Peter Guignon, her great-great-grandfather.

Alabama State University signs agreement with Nigerian university

The historically Black Alabama State University expands its global partnerships by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Adekunie Ajasin University in Ondo State, Nigeria. The agreement calls for student and faculty exchange opportunities between the two universities.