Martin Luther King Jr. Day fast facts

Here's a look at Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in January.

Our hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Most Americans view Martin Luther King Jr. Day as just another day that is given off on the third Monday of every January,” said Fariza Manonva. Unfortunately, as the 10th-grade Brooklyn Bedford Academy High School student noted, too many “people ...

Mama Imani Humphrey, an educator, activist and Kwanzaa authority

Funny how memories circle back on you, reminding you of treasured moments, especially those spent with advocates of freedom and justice.

Manhattan Country School hosts annual MLK Commemorative March on MLK Day 

Starting at 10 a.m. Monday Jan. 15, students from the Manhattan Country School will be honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr by hosting their 30th annual MLK Commemorative March.

Black students hit hard by for-profit college debt

Undergraduate borrowing by state showed that the percentage of students that borrow from the federal government generally ranged between 40 to 60 percent for public colleges, compared to 50 to 80 percent at for-profit institutions.

Don Hogan Charles let his ubiquitous camera speak for him

Although photographer Don Hogan Charles kept his personal life private, his camera was open and revealed many private and historic moments about American history and personalities.

Daisy Lampkin, a NAACP trailblazer and civic leader

Most visitors to Pittsburgh who venture to the famous Hill District want to see where the great playwright August Wilson once lived.

ProFellow.com names Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship one of the top 10 for summer 2018

The United Negro College Fund announced that the Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship has been recently recognized as one of the top 10 fellowships for summer 2018 by ProFellow.com, a source of information for professional and academic fellowships.

Fariña announces retirement

Last week, New York Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced her plans to retire. After her recent announcement of school closures, she used a news conference with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to reflect on her tenure.

Kwanzaa: An African-American cultural celebration

Saturday, Dec. 26, marks the first day of Kwanzaa, a non-religious celebration of African-American culture....

DBNA.org/OurBlackLivesMatter showcase/contest calling for entrees

In the spirit of the upcoming Black History Month, the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance will be hosting a Black Lives Matter showcase contest in February 2018.

Young, gifted and Black—What no one told me about being ‘first’ to go to college

I was reared and schooled in Detroit, where poverty and oppression eloquently danced while violence and crime serenaded the communities.

Musical chairs: Chancellor proposes school closings

The schools lacked stability and the chancellor wants another shake up.

NASA celebrates legacy of first Black American Astronaut

Fifty years ago, a tragic accident ended the groundbreaking career of Major Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., a Chicago native and stellar Air Force pilot who became America’s first Black astronaut.

14 NYC schools, including Bronx campus where student was fatally stabbed, face closure

Fourteen NYC schools face closure, including the Bronx campus where a student was fatally stabbed earlier this semester, largely due to underperformance, and others may be merged or truncated, the NYC Department of Education announced Monday.