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 ...

Phenomenal woman: Barbara White

Barbara White serves as co-chair of the New York City Omega Black College Tour, ran by the Xi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Mission Society honors founders and leaders of Harlem's Sisulu-Walker Charter School

The New York Mission Society honored the founders and leaders of the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem, the first charter school to open in the state of New York.

Celebrating Black inventors

While February is named Black History Month, all year long we can honor our historical figures, important people and the creators of the objects we use everyday.

Charter school debate rages on

Mayor Bill de Blasio began curtailing the rapid expansion of charter schools throughout the city, including some Success Academy charters run by former City Council Member Eva Moskowitz,

Dreamers descend on Disney

inety-nine dreamers descended on Walt Disney World last week to participate in the seventh annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine. Representing 27 states and the District of Columbia, these young people, aged 13-19, came with the ...

First-ever White House film festival and millions in software for students

President Obama and the White House host the first-ever student film festival and promise millions of dollars in software for use in classrooms across the country.

Newark schools superintendent will not attend public meetings

The relationship between Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson and the school advisory board has become so confrontational that they now communicate solely by press release and video.

De Blasio goes forth with education agenda

Last week, the mayor axed plans by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg to further expand Success Academy schools into public school spaces