‘Dreadlocks Story,’ a film about the spirituality of Jamaican Rastafarians and Indian Sadhus

Linda Aïnouche is a French anthropologist who directed and produced her first award-winning film called “Dreadlocks Story.”

Vicki Garvin was a revolutionary at home and abroad

During a recent trip to Ghana and beyond its stated purposes, I found it difficult not to think of the number of African-Americans who went there after Kwame Nkrumah came to power in 1957.

Rutgers University celebrates Black History Month

Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center are celebrating Black History Month with a series of events

No homework on Hindu festival Diwali in Mineola

Mineola Union Free School District in New York state has announced that homework and exams will be postponed on the day of the Hindu festival of Diwali.

500 applaud as Brooklyn students win awards for art, essay and poetry works celebrating Dr. King’s legacy and life

Monday, Jan. 16, the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission honored Dr. King’s life through the eyes of Brooklyn’s youth.

Scholarship opportunities for African American students highlighted during Black History Month

Fastweb.com is honoring African American History Month with a focus on important scholarship opportunities available for graduate, undergraduate and college-bound African American students.

Why New York's 'tuition-free' colleges will still cost $14,000

Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing to make New York the first state in the country to adopt a tuition-free plan at both two-year and four-year public colleges.

Eric Adams and Ruben Diaz launch 'Gifted and Talented Education Task Force'

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the creation of a new “Gifted and Talented Education Task Force” to study issues surrounding gifted and talented education in New York City public schools, as well ...

PS 175 celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

All over the city communities celebrated the national holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King.

Get a jump-start with Pre-K for All

Our city’s Pre-K for All program offers our youngest learners an opportunity to develop their social skills, explore science, learn routines and build their vocabulary.

Collegiate thoughts on the Trump era

From Donald Trump being elected as president to President Barack Obama’s farewell speech, emotions have been scattered across a plane of sadness, joy and frustration.

Philanthropist and Colorado pioneer, Clara Brown

Recently, while browsing in a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Cary, N.C., I bumped into a book lover who recognized me and asked me if I had ever heard of Clara Brown.

Charter schools controversy will only grow under Trump

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't been coy about his vision for public schools: He wants them to become more like their private counterparts.

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 ...

Film legend and pioneer, Spencer Williams Jr.

When Black film pioneers are discussed, invariably Oscar Micheaux is mentioned. I’ve featured Micheaux in this column in the past, but one early actor and director who is rarely discussed is Spencer Williams Jr.