#REALWAKANDA: Sheroes and heroes of Adwa

The narrative of European military invincibility was again disrupted by Ethiopia’s spectacular victory over Italy at the great Battle of Adwa in 1896.

Anna Murray Douglass, more than a ‘helpmeet’ for her famous husband

A week or so ago, I had the distinct pleasure of sharing a podium with Lloyd Weaver, the great-great grandson of the incomparable Frederick Douglass. During his presentation, Weaver laid out portions of his remarkable genealogy, including Anna Murray, Douglass’ ...

Central Jersey teen headed to Disney World for Dreamers Academy

Baskin Ridge, N.J. high school freshman Sean Smith is one of the 100 students selected to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence at Walt Disney World in Florida.

What’s behind door #2: The new schools chancellor

“Houston’s loss is New York City’s gain,” said American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Houston Federation of Teachers President Zeph Capo in a joint statement.

The student loan debt crisis is a civil rights issue

From attacks on voting rights to police killings of unarmed civilians and growing inequities in earnings and wealth, the civil rights gains of the past six decades are facing threat after threat.

VIDEO: Howard University students head to Puerto Rico for hurricane recovery

When Oluwakanyinsola Adebola signed up to do community service as part of Howard University’s Alternative Spring Break, she knew she wouldn’t be joining her classmates and thousands of other college students who use their week off to party and play ...

VIDEO: Mayor Bill de Blasio names new schools chancellor

Mayor Bill de Blasio names Houston Superintendent of Schools Richard Carranza as the city's new schools chancellor.

VIDEO: Mayor Bill de Blasio holds press conference about schools chancellor

Mayor Bill de Blasio's press conference addressing Alberto Carvalho's rejecting the position of NYC public schools chancellor.

POLL: Who should be the next NYC public schools chancellor?

In a surprise move, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho turned down Mayor Bill de Blasio's offer to be the city's next schools chancellor.

Miami schools superintendent turns down offer to head NYC public schools

New York City has concluded its search for a new Education Department chancellor.

Medgar Evers College honors L. Joy Williams for Black History Month

Medgar Evers College recently honored L. Joy Williams, president of the Brooklyn chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and host of the podcast “Sunday Civics,” with its Trailblazer Award.

SPECIAL REPORT: Racism in the classroom

In New York City district-run schools, Latino and Black students represent approximately two-thirds of total enrollment, and Latino and Black teachers make up one-third of the educator workforce.

Recalling the greatness of W.E.B. Du Bois

It is possible to string three lives together and gather the full expanse of African-American history

Mayor outlines NYC school security changes in wake of Florida shooting

In the wake of the Florida shooting last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans to redouble school security efforts.

Up those numbers: The lack of Black and Brown students at specialized high schools

Diversity has long been an issue with specialized high schools.