The recent death of Jean-Claude Baker, while a sad occasion, is an opportunity to renew our acquaintance with his “mother,” Josephine Baker, famously known as the "Bronze Venus".
The sixth graduating class of the Touro College of Pharmacy took their oaths and received their PharmD degrees at commencement exercises held at Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium last week.
Most fans of vocalist/pianist Shirley Horn were probably seduced by her recordings and concert engagements toward the end of her career, with her rendition of “Here’s to Life,” her signature song. But there’s plenty more to Horn’s remarkable journey and ...
Students who want to attend specialized high schools are required to pass the schools’ admissions tests.
Whenever there’s discussion of historically Black colleges and universities, the mind drifts to the southern states.
Lesley McSpadden always wanted to finish school, but the timing was never right.
I am 27 and just graduated from law school with about $175,000 in student loans.
Rachel Norwood doesn't like her 10-year-old son walking home alone through their Chicago neighborhood. In Englewood, a distance of a few blocks can make a huge difference.
It was the perfect day for an outdoor graduation at Brooklyn Bridge Park, as almost 400 St. Francis College students and thousands of friends and family celebrated the College’s Spring 2017 Commencement, Wednesday, May 24.
Not until Elizabeth Dowling Taylor published her book, “The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era” (Amistad Press, 2017) was I aware of Murray and his role in the Black elite of Washington, D.C. as ...
A report released by the New York Civil Liberties Union May 8 reveals that the NYPD in city schools are handcuffing Black and Hispanic students disproportionately to their Caucasian counterparts.
The stars were out last Wednesday as Brotherhood/Sister Sol hosted its ninth annual VOICES benefit gala. This year’s event was held at Gotham Hall in Midtown and honored actor Jeffrey Wright and famed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems.
With more than 190,000 immigrant students across New York State in public school, the recent scare of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers looking for a student at a Queens school has undocumented immigrants living in more fear.
Taylor Dumpson was elated. On May 1, she became student government president at American University -- the first African-American woman ever to hold the job.
The New York State Education Department this week presented to the Board of Regents and released for public review and comment the draft Every Student Succeeds Act plan.