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Teacher terminated for having students send Mumia Abu-Jamal cards gets support

This week, the People’s Organization of Progress spoke in support of recently terminated Orange elementary school teacher Marilyn Zuniga at the Orange Board of Education meeting.

NYS appoints new education commish

MaryEllen Elia was appointed the new state education commissioner after serving as a superintendent in Hillsborough County, Fla., for 10 years.

Prince to donate proceeds from 'Rally 4 Peace' concert to NAACP

Grammy-award winning artist Prince is donating proceeds from his "Rally 4 Peace" concert to the NAACP's ACT-SO program in Baltimore.

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol marks 20th anniversary

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol marked its 20th anniversary recently at Gotham Hall, with the 11th edition of its annual VOICES benefit.

Reading is still fundamental

Have you ever heard the saying, “Reading is fundamental?” Well, some Harlemites take the term literally.

Lucy Gonzales Parsons, a courageous and daring visionary

Sometimes the working journalist, if she or he is paying close attention, the story they are looking for is right under their nose—or on their external hard drive, as was in the case of the current Classroom profile.

MMCC hosts teen conference in the Bronx

The Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (MMCC) in the Bronx recently held its annual Teen Advisory Council Conference.

New study presents how NY high schools serve Black and Latino males

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools released a new study detailing how the Expanded Success Initiative has worked in its second year of existence.

H. Naylor Fitzhugh, the ‘dean of Black business’

While traveling with a delegation to Martinique recently, I met with one of the members, Greg Campbell, president and CEO of Rainmaker, a Dallas-based investment and advisory firm he founded.

Dr. Cornel West demand medical treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Pam Africa, the noted activist and fervent advocate for the freedom of the ailing political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Schomburg Center receives National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Not only did Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the director of the Schomburg Center, respond insightfully to questions from...

Trailblazing African-American newsman Max Robinson

This week we look at the legacy of broadcast pioneed Max Robinson

Malcolm X’s legacy influences today’s youth: Education is key

Five school buses, one charter bus and a dozen or so vehicles trekked from the Harlem State Office Building up to Ferncliff Cemetery this past Tuesday morning for the 50th annual pilgrimage to Malcolm X’s and Betty Shabazz’s burial site.

Broadcasting pioneer Dianne White Clatto

On several occasions, the Classroom doesn’t have to dig into the distant past for remarkable, pioneering Black Americans. To be sure, there are thousands of pathfinders still among us or only recently departed, such as Dianne White Clatto.

Cop/inner-city conflict and the need for a mental revolution

The riot in Baltimore was a terrible incident and proof that racism is still very much alive in the world. Police brutality is something that primarily happens in the Black community, whether it’s a Black male walking down the street ...