Local HBCU alumni to gather in Teaneck for youth event

Alumni from several historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are coming together at Teaneck High School (100 Elizabeth Avenue) for the 3rd annual HBCU Panel Discussion & Mix and Mingle.

City official investigating allegations of grade-fraud against NYC Department of Education

New York City teachers were forced to pass students who didn't do well on exams, they told NYC Councilman Robert Holden.

How to find hidden college scholarships

Finding money for college is not easy.

Arthur Schomburg and the Harlem Renaissance

In recognition of the 146th born day anniversary of renowned researcher Arthur Alfonso Schomburg we take a look at his involvement in the reinvigorating Harlem Renaissance occurring during the “Roaring Twenties.”

De Blasio and City Council begin universal after-school push

Kids need a place to be productive once school hours are over. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council hope to remedy that situation.

Clarence Muse, a versatile artist and actor of integrity

Late one night recently, I was watching an old film and out of nowhere it seems this Black man commanded the screen.

Rutgers University names Black president

Rutgers University has a new leader.

Local students selected to participate in 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy

Walt Disney World Resort revealed the names of the 100 high school students from across the nation who will participate in the event hosted by Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine.

Jo Ann Robinson, teacher and civil rights strategist

During a recent event anticipating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad evoked the name of Jo Ann Robinson.

State to make it easier for low-income community college students to get SNAP

The state government is making it easier for low-income community college students who are taking career and technical education classes to obtain federally-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, formerly known as food stamp benefits.

Kappa NYC takeover

This past Sunday, The Metro NYC five families, New York Alumni, Queens Alumni, Bronx Alumni Brooklyn-Long Island Alumni and New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated celebrated their 109th year of honorable achievement.

John Singleton, director, producer, and cinematic force

When the film director John Singleton died on April 28, 2019 in Los Angeles at age 51, we at the Amsterdam News published a news report from one of our affiliates and later produced a podcast on his splendid cinematic ...

Christine Chambers, photographer and playwright

Like many of my heroes and sheroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Coltrane and Diana Sands, they were taken from us or departed as their fruitful potential was just beginning to ripen and mature.

Little Sun People bring their year-round Kwanzaa to the community

Bed Stuy, Brooklyn’s Little Sun People daycare center looked to the eve of their 40th anniversary to try and raise $5,000 by the first day of Kwanzaa

Separate, Unequal, and Dismal: Urban League rekindles leaders’ commitments to improve public schools

The Urban League of Louisiana released an equity report examining the quality of Baton Rouge public schools and identifying gaps in outcomes, access, and excellence.