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Sarah Rector, the richest Black girl in America

This week we tout a local author, Tonya Bolden, writing about a virtually unknown Black girl from Oklahoma

NAN convention brings out best and brightest

President Barack Obama, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Mayor Bill de Blasio are among the big names attending the Rev. Al Sharpton’s 16th annual National Action Network convention next week.

School Apartheid: Report finds NY schools are most segregated in the country

A new study released by UCLA’s Civil Rights found that public school students in New York are the most severely segregated in the country. Reviewing the historical context of segregation in New York schools from 1989-2010, the study found that ...

‘Americanah’ author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie takes Schomburg by storm

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visited the Schomburg Library in Harlem for the first stop on her book tour

Courses on domestic violence

CONNECT NYC is offering the “Understanding Domestic Violence: Essentials and Intersections” course.

G&B Foundation’s 14th annual awards and scholarship luncheon

The G&B Foundation held its 14th annual Unsung Hero, Religious Service and Scholarships Awards Luncheon

Career and college ready? Not with New York state tests and curriculum!

Education has become more about profit and power than children learning

Perhaps the greatest of the Black Fives: The Harlem Rens

At the center of the exhibit “Black Fives” is the legendary New York Renaissance, whose home court was the now long-abandoned Renaissance Ballroom that nearly abuts Abyssinian Baptist Church.

Brooklyn Parents Hold Rally for Students Bullied by School Officials

Four families have alleged that a NYC public school principal and teacher at PS 235 is bullying their students.

The time is now for universal pre-K and after-school

Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision legally ended school segregation, New Yorkers are faced with an uncomfortable truth: African-American young people are still being shortchanged by our education system.

Activists want Cuomo to hear them on education

Education activists and civil rights organizations want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to devote just as much aid to public schools as he devotes to charter schools.

Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad remembered

Reflecting on the legacy of the non-apologetic Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad at Harlem’s UCLA

The wonderful historian Drusilla Dunjee Houston

Thanks to the tireless research and acclamation of Dr. Peggy Brooks Bertram students of Black history have gained a better understanding of journalist Drusilla Dunjee Houston’s incomparable contributions

Women's History Month and Girls' Empowerment Day with New York Urban League

The New York Urban League hosts empowerment event for girls during Women's History Month.

The conductor and maestro Dean Dixon

A roster of African-Americans of great creative ability who had to venture abroad to perform, produce or present their craft and talents with integrity is long. Josephine Baker, Sidney Bechet, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Ira Aldridge, Melvin Van Peebles and ...