Touro College awards top honor to Payal Aggarwal for service, leadership, research and dedication

When Payal Aggarwal was just 6 years old, she visited her grandfather in India in the hospital.

Lillian Hardin Armstrong, pianist, composer and tailor

There was, as expected, a flurry of renewed interest in the life and musical legacy of jazz great Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong over the last week or so because his birthday was on or somewhere around the Fourth of July.

Attorney generals sue Department of Education for abandoning student protections

Eighteen state attorneys general, and one from the District of Columbia, have taken their grievances with Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education to court.

Activists demand no uncertified teachers to go to charters

Educational activists and teachers’ unions have battled, ideologically, with charter schools most of the decade. The Alliance for Quality Education has now found a new battle to fight.

Black families believe racial inequality growing in U.S. schools

Black families overwhelmingly believe that their schools are underfunded, and that racial inequality is growing, according to a poll conducted by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research firm.

Emmett Till marker: Students plaster hope on vandalized site

A historic marker in Money, Miss., dedicated to informing the public about the teenaged Emmett Till’s kidnapping, assault and murder in 1955 was vandalized on June 26, according to The Root.

Dr. Robert Walter Johnson, the ‘godfather’ of Black tennis

As Wimbledon gets underway in London, tennis will be a dominate discussion for several weeks.

Albany grants de Blasio two more years of mayoral control of schools

Last Thursday, the New York State Senate finally gave Bill de Blasio what he wanted: mayoral control of schools.

Single mom of 4 earns PhD from North Carolina A&T

It was Mother's Day weekend when Sharita Mathis-Lawson experienced the moment she worked three years to achieve.

White House proposes $9.2 billion in education funding

No one ever said that higher education wouldn’t cost money. Across the country, tuition is steadily rising and students are taking longer to pay off their student loans.

CUNY students to see increase in college tuition

At a meeting with the CUNY Board of Trustees, it was decided by vote that the students at City University of New York will see an approximately $200 tuition increase in the next five years.

Stop the CUNY tuition hike

I prepared a statement outlining a few of the reasons why I will be voting no on this budget.

Mrs. Fannie B. Peck, founder of the National Housewives’ League

While doing research on “Black Detroit,” which chronicles the history of the city’s African-American citizens’ struggle for self-determination, I encountered so many often neglected freedom fighters and civic leaders.

Black college professor fired after media appearance defending Black Lives Matter

A Black professor at Essex County College was fired after she appeared on Fox News defending Black Lives Matter.

Ruqayyah Sanders’ journey to success

The Amsterdam News spoke with 21-year-old Ruqayyah Sanders, who went from Teaneck High School in New Jersey to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, N.C., about her college experience.