Minority Students Prepare for the Miss National UNCF Coronation Pageant

This summer marks the beginning of the Miss National United Negro College Fund [UNCF] Coronation Pageant.

NAN’s Youth Move presents the Huddle

On Monday, June 16, National Action Network’s (NAN) Youth Move, which was founded by Ashley Sharpton, held its weekly “Huddle” program at the House of Justice in Harlem. The Huddle is a meeting place for young dreamers of today who ...

IS 171 participates in 10th Urban Advantage Science Expo at American Museum of Natural History

Hundreds of students, teachers, families celebrate pioneering program

Education is looking ‘Bright’

Marcus Bright is on a crusade to link colleges with high schools in urban communities in an effort to get young people excited about science and math, putting them at the forefront for careers in technology.

President Obama focuses on student debt

College graduates and college students are starting to breathe a little easier thanks to President Barack Obama’s signing of a memorandum directing the secretary of education to propose regulations that would allow nearly 5 million federal direct student loan borrowers ...

Resourceful, gifted Dr. Charles H. Wright

School kids in Detroit in the mid-1960s used to look forward to field trips that included a visit to the Museum of African American History, where they could view such items as the first traffic signal and gas mask invented ...

Bronx Triangle’s sixth annual scholarship awards ceremony

Bronx Triangle’s sixth annual scholarship awards ceremony was held at Eastwood Manor Supper Club

Dawna Michelle Fields salutes Alpha Kappa Alpha emerging young leaders

Nine students from Democracy Prep Middle School in Harlem completed the three-year leadership program conducted by the Pi Kappa Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Harlem district hosts first ever spelling bee

Amid bumblebees pasted on the walls and the cheers of dozens of proud parents, students from schools all throughout Harlem’s District 5 competed in the first ever superintendent’s spelling bee, held at Riverbank State Park last week.

The supremely versatile Althea Gibson

If there is a marker on 143rd Street near Malcolm X Boulevard for tennis great Althea Gibson, it is not clearly visible. And if there is one for her embedded on the Walk of Fame on 135th Street, it’s perhaps ...

City College Commencement 2014

Phylicia Rashad, Lillias White and Tyne Daley at the City College Commencement Ceremony.

YWCA Hosts Girls Empowerment Symposium 

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of the City of New York hosted the “Potential to Power Girls Symposium to Ignite Social Action on Issues Facing 21st Century Girls” on June 2nd at John Jay College in Manhattan.

NYC school disciplinary code reforms anticipated 

Black and Latino students in the nation’s largest school district have been disproportionately penalized for failing to comply with school rules on or near school grounds, but New York City school officials are now attempting to change this with a ...

Lamont ‘Momo’ Jones combines basketball and education with Skills Academy

Lamont “Momo” Jones hasn’t lived in Harlem for close to a decade, but the neighborhood is still his lifeblood. That’s why he wants to give back and help young people like himself who need guidance.

The wizard of housing: Robert C. Weaver

When your maternal grandfather is the first African-American to graduate from Harvard University’s School of Dentistry, then your middle-class status is firmly established and your educational pedigree is a mark of distinction.