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Disney Dreamers Academy motivates students to take the next step

Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine are back for another year, encouraging students to apply for their four-day, all-expenses-paid mentorship program scheduled from March 21 to March 24, 2019, at the Disney World Resort in Florida. Recently, ...

Alice Childress, prolific playwright, novelist and actress

In tracing the life and legacy of playwright Lorraine Hansberry in his New York Times book review of Imani Perry’s biography, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins invokes a number of writers and playwrights who were beneficiaries of her monumental achievements and breakthroughs. Alice ...

State Education Department launches 'Path to Professions' website for high school students

The State Education Department launches a new website, focusing on highlighting careers in the licensed professions.

Disney Dreamers Academy motivates students to take the next step

Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine are back for another year, encouraging students to apply for their four day, all-expenses-paid, mentorship program scheduled from March 21st-24th, 2019 at the Disney World Resort in Florida.

Educator launches Dinner Table Math to help elementary school students in algebra and beyond

Educator Angela McIver, Ph.D., is expanding her pioneering after-school program Trapezium Math Club with her launch of Dinner Table Math, a set of games and activities designed to empower parents to help their children become stronger and more confident math ...

NYC Charter School Center Announces Common Online Application

The New York City Charter School Center recently announced the official launch of the Common Online Charter School Application for the 2019-2020 school year.

Bed-Stuy School Selected to Participate in Mental Health Education Project

Whitelaw Reid Educational Campus, located in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, is participating in the first phase of a new mental health program by the New York State Education Department and the State Office of Mental Health.

Pastor launches master class

In October, Dr. DeForest B. Soaries Jr., who has served as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, N.J., will start a one-of-a-kind online master class providing expert insight on obtaining a coveted position as ...

Bronx Community College awarded $5 million grant from National Science Foundation

Bronx Community College will receive one of the largest grants ever awarded to a community college by the National Science Foundation—$5 million to fund scholarships for traditionally underrepresented students in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Senator Parker hosts Black College Expo—New York in Brooklyn

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, hundreds of college-bound high school students joined State Senator Kevin Parker and the National College Resources Foundation for the Black College Expo—New York, held at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York.

Along with Mahalia and Aretha, there was Clara Ward and her singers

Aretha Franklin’s passing created a flurry of tributes and memorials, which continues weeks after her death Aug. 16. The October edition of Rolling Stone weighed in with a lengthy reflection by Mikal Gilmore, with as much effulgence as all the ...

Johnny ‘Wah Wah’ Hudgins, a burlesque comedian of renown

In researching last week’s profile on Fredi Washington, I stumbled repeatedly on Johnny Hudgins.

Touro College, Harlem community celebrate life of Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 200 Harlem community members joined with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine students and faculty to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fredi Washington, a talented actress and devoted activist

When actress Regina Hall was asked to cite a Black woman who influences her career, she conjured Fredi Washington.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Raising $10 Million for HBCUs

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is proving that the service organization is a true advocate of our nation’s historically black universities and colleges (HBCUs).