Summer fun in Harlem

Children from the ages of 4 to 12 will be able to attend the Artscape Summer Camp at the famous Harlem School of the Arts.

Mary Eliza Mahoney, the nation’s first Black professional nurse

The Civil War was over by the time Mary Eliza Mahoney was accepted into nursing school, but the gallant Union fighters, particularly those wounded in battle, could have used Mahoney’s skilled professionalism and calm efficiency and caregiving that were the ...

Dancehall superstar Konshens embarks on his ‘College Pop Up’ campaign in New York

You know it’s a good day when you receive a notification that there will be a special guest attending your class today, but can you imagine if that person turned out to be dancehall superstar Konshens?

Jersey rallies for pro-Mumia teacher

“House negroes! All of you! You ought to be ashamed of yourselves! Let that young lady teach,” bellowed angry octogenarian activist Nat Williams at the apparent smugness and indifference to the community’s overwhelming support for embattled Orange elementary school teacher ...

Samuel J. Battle, New York City’s first Black man in blue

Reading Ginger Adams Otis’ engrossing “Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest,” which centers on the ordeal and ultimate success of Wesley Williams to become a fireman, she cited a passage about another African-American pioneer in uniform, Samuel ...

First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at Tuskegee University commencement

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address at Tuskegee University’s 130th Spring Commencement Ceremony.

I Love New York hosts Eagle Academy Students for a day at Hunter Mountain

Love New York recently partnered with the Ski Areas of New York to host a day of outdoor activities for Eagle Academy students in an effort to expand opportunities for young New Yorkers and broaden the reach of its tourism ...

The indomitable Callie House, reparations pioneer

After a week of reparations festivities this past weekend, under the auspices of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, there is a need to keep the discussion going on this important issue.

Jay-Z announces 2015 Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship

The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students, as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time.

Harlem School for the Arts’ Campbell leaving

The Harlem School of the Arts announced Monday that President and CEO Yvette L. Campbell is leaving her post and headed for United Arab Emirates for a career in international arts management.

Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner, patriarch of an illustrious family

While Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Miller, were the parents of several highly successful children, they were fairly accomplished in their own right.

G&B Foundations’ 15th annual Awards and Scholarship Luncheon

March 21, Riccardo’s Ballroom in Astoria hosted the G&B Foundations’ 15th Annual Awards and Scholarship Luncheon, honoring seven young people with college scholarships.

Teachers, parents respond to Cuomo’s budget

The education plans slipped into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $142 billion budget have left several parties either unresponsive or outright displeased.

High school seniors honored at Children’s Defense Fund gala

Five high schools seniors who were each able to overcome hardships and achieve academic success were honored at the Children’s Defense Fund-New York Beat the Odds gala last month.

Mary Elizabeth Bowser, Black spy during the Civil War

There is much discussion nowadays about the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, the Reconstruction Era and how similar today’s racial climate is to that distant past with the widespread police brutality and political repression.