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Pioneering pilot Bessie Coleman

Seeing a Black woman with “aviation consultant” under her name on a nightly television news show caught my attention, but the moment was so fleeting that her name never registered, or if it did, I forgot it.

Famed educator pushes for local charter school

Dr. Steve Perry has a plan to establish the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School. He recently began the process of filing a charter application.

Convent Avenue Baptist Church hosts college fair

The African American Experience Forum of Convent Avenue Baptist Church, 420 W. 145th St., is hosting its annual HBCU College Fair Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the lecture hall.

Eva’s charter school scheme

Last Thursday, thousands of parents, teachers and students gathered in Foley Square in lower Manhattan for what is believed to be one of the largest rallies for charter schools the city has seen.

SUNY adopts Cuomo’s proposed sexual assault policy

The State University of New York Board of Trustees unanimously approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed sexual consent policy that will address how the university system will prevent, investigate and prosecute cases of alleged sexual assault on its campuses.

Report: Black girls falling victim to systemic barriers in education

The report, “Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity,” outlines what are sometimes insurmountable barriers to staying in school and how poor educational outcomes result in limited job opportunities, lower lifetime earnings and increased ...

Schumer gets a visit from young demonstrators for immigration reform

Members of DRUM-South Asian Organizing Center, a grassroots organization representing the interests of low-income South Asian and Muslim immigrants in New York City, attended a 30-minute demonstration in front of U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Manhattan office.

Working toward a better future

Parent, writer and education researcher Andrea M. Nelson-Royes is passionate about her work promoting literacy and education worldwide.

Celebrating math genius Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz

Two mathematic scholars, Dr. Munaj A. Rachman and Asantewa McIntosh Dawson, painted a vivid picture of the life, work and accomplishments of the late math genius, Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz.

This Week in Black History (Oct 2 - Oct 8)

Remembering Black history every week.

Judge Constance Baker Motley: Trailblazer in court and civil rights

We are reminded of Judge Constance Baker Motley because Sept. 28, 2005, she made her transition to that court in the great beyond, where it can be safely assumed she administered her duties with the same sense of fairness and ...

Sharpton hosts education summit

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network hosted its Education Summit 2014 at New York University this week, sparking the conversation on the education gap in America.

City agency sponsors annual ‘Dads Take Your Child to School’ celebration

The Department of Youth and Community Development co-sponsored the eighth annual “Dads Take Your Child to School” rally and walk in Brooklyn.

HBCU Spotlight: Howard University

We spotlight Howard University today as part of our National HBCU Week Series, alma mater to a number of former publishers and editors of the Amsterdam News including Dr. C.B. Powell, Timothy Thomas Fortune and James L. Hicks.

HBCU Spotlight: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Today we spotlight University of Maryland Eastern Shore in our National HBCU Week Series, alma mater of Amsterdam News sports editor and columnist Howie Evans.