Alain Leroy Locke, philosopher and Harlem Renaissance giant

Alain Leroy Locke is perhaps best known as the editor of “The New Negro,” an anthology that is widely viewed as the touchstone of the Harlem Renaissance. In many biographies, Locke is considered the “dean” of this historic era.

The Millennials and economic challenges

Compared with Baby Boomers and Generation X, some would say that Millennials are the most educated and diverse generation to date.

The importance of beginner tech fluency in senior citizens

Within a day of purchasing a new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, my father flicked his thumb, scrolled through the user interface, shook his head and said, “This is too hard.”

Audre Lorde, activist, librarian, lesbian and warrior poet

It was wonderful to see Audre Lorde included in a photo collage on the cover of last week’s Village Voice.

Reports suggest many city students are not receiving adequate sexuality education

Two reports recently released by NYC’s Department of Education suggest that many students in NYC are not receiving the recommended amount of sexuality education.Two reports recently released by NYC’s Department of Education suggest that many students in NYC are not ...

Charter School Mess: Success Academy exposed again

Success Academy Charter Schools and its founder and CEO, Eva Moskowitz, find themselves in hot water after a recent audit by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Hunter College/CUNY student wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Hunter College student Faiza Masood, Class of 2017, has been selected as a recipient of one of the most prestigious academic honors, the Marshall Scholarship.

NAACP Youth and College to convene ‘People’s Inauguration’ January 21

As young people, like the rest of the nation and world, grapple with the looming reality of a new and so-far potentially controversial presidential administration and Republican control Congress, the Youth and College Division of the National Association for the ...

New Orleans musician Herb Hardesty, Fats Domino’s sax man

Herb Hardesty may be best remembered for his half-century of performing in the studio and in concert with Fats Domino, but many music lovers first heard his melodic tones on Lloyd Price’s “Lawdy Miss Clawdy.” It was clearly a rhythm ...

Advocates stress importance of sanctuary schools

As the fallout from the presidential election of Donald Trump continues, reports of hate crimes continue to rise.

St. Jude’s to sell Maya Angelou-themed lanterns

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is currently selling Dr. Maya Angelou “love lanterns” to raise money for its ambitious annual Thanks and Giving campaign.

‘Big Brother’ is watching

In the wake of the recent presidential election, an outcome largely determined by voters seeking a change from the previous Democratic administration and—let’s be real—a Black family in the White House, we have increased instances of white nationalism.

Raynoma Gordy Singleton, the unsung singer and musician

Raynoma Gordy’s voice is hardly distinguishable as a background singer on Marv Johnson’s “Come to Me,” an early recording that helped launch the Motown sound.

How Stevie Wonder saved my life and what El Comandante Fidel Castro taught me

In the spring of 1972, this Black single mother left her young son behind to travel to Cuba with the Fifth Contingent of the Venceremos Brigade, an organization that had been founded in 1969 in opposition to the U.S. blockade ...

Conrad Lynn, a lawyer for the damned

Attorney Conrad J. Lynn was as much a revolutionary outside the courtroom as he was inside it, and the varied cases he handled over six decades stand as a testament to his legal insight and unyielding conviction. Sometimes it appeared ...