Marcus Mosiah Garvey: Emancipate your African mind!

The immeasurable legacy of Pan-African forefather Marcus Mosiah Garvey will be commemorated this Thursday, the 130th anniversary of his birth in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, with a host of activities throughout the metropolitan area.

Bronx Borough President hosts back to school event

Bronx President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual “Back to School” Literacy & Health Fair at the Pablo Casals Middle School 181 on the Co-op City Education Campus.

One of the oldest HBCUs in the country could fold in September

After years of financial trouble and heartbreaking enrollment decline, Cheyney University, one of the oldest Black institutions of higher education in America, is on the verge of fiscal ruin and in danger of losing its accreditation.

The Rev. Charleszetta ‘Mother’ Waddles, fed the body and the soul

Nearly every African-American community has its “Mother” or “Queen Mother,” who has dedicated her life to preserving both her people’s present welfare and her enduring legacy.

Former NY Gov. candidate Paladino removed from Buffalo school board

Former New York State gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino’s out as a member of the Buffalo Board of Education.

Working toward college access for all

Like many New Yorkers, I was the first in my family to go to college.

Baraka returning school control to Newark residents

School control in Newark, N.J., must be followed by full involvement of residents in planning for future of city schools, according to Mayor Ras J. Baraka in a press release from the City of Newark Press Office. “Time has shown ...

Dr. Darwin T. Turner, poet, teacher and leading literary critic

When I arrived at the University of Iowa in 1983, Dr. Darwin Theodore Troy Turner had already reached a commanding plateau of his amazing academic career. At that time, he was the University of Iowa Foundation’s Distinguished Professor of English.

Talking to children when hate makes headlines

There is no shortage of examples of bigotry-inspired hatred in the United States these days, nor are there iron-clad ways to shield children from ugliness.

In the persistence, healing comes

Adio Kuumba Akil stands 5 feet tall with a gargantuan persistence that brought herbal medicine specialist Dr. Sebi and his cures for cancer and sickle cell anemia to scores of people in the U.S. Knowledge of Sebi healing women of ...

Sarah Webster Fabio, poet, educator, activist and literary critic

No matter which of the endeavors consumed her at the moment—poet, scholar, educator, musician, activist, literary critic, performer or mother—Sarah Webster Fabio did it with uncommon flair and creativity.

What people get wrong about affirmative action

After the New York Times reported that the Justice Department is gearing up to combat "intentional race-based discrimination" in schools, many were left wondering whether we're about to see a new push to dismantle affirmative action

Sigmas and Zetas come together for cookout in Brooklyn

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. hosted their annual Blue and White Picnic in Prospect Park.

Dr. S. Allen Counter, ‘the most interesting man in the world’

There is no need to wait for years to go by to enshrine Dr. S. Allen Counter, who died July 12 at his home in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Counter was 73 and his daughter, Philippa Counter, said the cause of ...

Press Iyamu: Press to success

Press Iyamu is a Fairleigh Dickinson University student who studies electrical engineering and is the co-founder of a startup sharing economy platform known as Where is it? Who has it? How much?, or W.W.HO., founded March 31, 2016.