DOE announces expansion of Diversity in Admissions pilot initiative

The New York City Department of Education announces an expansion in the Diversity in Admissions pilot initiative, which had its launch this spring.

Enolia P. McMillan, first woman president of the NAACP

Whether in the classroom, in community meetings or with her colleagues at the NAACP, Enolia P. McMillan was known to speak her mind and never to suffer fools kindly.

HBCU Spotlight: Alabama State University

Continuing our series on National HBCU Week, today we spotlight Alabama State University, alma mater of Amsterdam News staff writer and online editor Cyril Josh Barker.

Honda Battle of the Bands to celebrate 15th anniversary

Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) is back and gearing up for its 15th annual Invitational Showcase that will be held in January 2017 to spotlight the premier marching bands from the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Tennessee State University and SLA Worldwide lead first HBCU Federal Contracting Academy

Tennessee State University and SLA Worldwide will hold the first annual Federal Contracting Academy for Historically Black Colleges and Universities on this week at the Renaissance Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. The inaugural event will be in conjunction with the ...

HBCU Spotlight: Lincoln University

We begin our National HBCU Week spotlighting Lincoln University, alma mater of late Amsterdam News Publisher Wilbert Tatum.

Roland Martin kicks off 'School Choice is the Black Choice' initiative at Howard University

“Roland Martin Presents: Is School Choice the Black Choice?” on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 a.m. ET. The town hall which took place at Howard University on Oct. 5, 2016 explored the importance of school choice for African-American children. Part ...

National HBCU Week kicks off

President Barack Obama kicks of National Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Week going on from October 23 through 29.

Brooklyn recognizes Sonny Abubadika Carson Day

Associates and comrades from the People’s Republic of Brooklyn are hosting an all-day event this Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, commemorating the life and legacy of one of Brooklyn’s finest, Sonny Abubadika Carson.

Spread Love the AMG way!

Joshua Walker and his Avenue Music Group is spreading love this holiday season with their second annual Thanksgiving Day giveaway.

Deadline for Disney’s Dreamers Academy looms

The Oct. 31 deadline is looming for high school students to apply to be among the 100 selected to participate with Steve Harvey and Essence in the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy, the educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort.

Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, esteemed leader and educator

There is no need for generations to unfold to recognize the remarkable career of Dr. Benjamin F. Payton. No need to wait for the years to enshrine a man who made his transition on Sept. 28 in Estero, Fla. He ...

Essex County College looks to partner with Burkina Faso

Charge d’Affaires Seydou Sinka, from the Embassy of Burkina Faso, and Deputy Counsel General Apollinaire Ouedraogo visited Essex County College’s Africana Institute last Friday to discuss possible joint education programs.

Students are graduating with $30,000 in loans

College grads left school with more debt in 2015 than they ever have before.

Obama to highlight record high school graduation rate

The White House announced Monday the highest US high school graduation rate on record at 83.2% in the 2014-2015 school year, although significant disparities still exist between groups of students.