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Do we need a Black History Month? Here's your answer

The racial issues that simmer unceasingly beneath the surface of America have rushed to the surface again and again over the past year, boiling up as recently as the Grammy Awards last week.

Wu-Tang Clan's GZA brings rhyming science to college

GZA is fusing science and hip hop.

3,000-year-old fingerprints found on ancient Egyptian coffin lid

Researchers at Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum in the UK have found 3,000-year old fingerprints on the lid of an Egyptian coffin.

Clinton feeling 'the Bern' at historically black colleges

Bernie Sanders has captured the imagination of younger voters, while Hillary Clinton enjoys strong support among African-American voters.

A defiant Emmett Till

Recently, in an otherwise thoughtful column in The New York Times, noted journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson perpetuated a misconception about the mother of Emmett Till.

Olympic great Jesse Owens

We always hold our breath when Hollywood, the publishing industry and the media delve into the intricacies of the Black experience, and now we await “Race,” a film about the exploits of track and field great Jesse Owens

Essex County College offers scholarships to Newark high school students living in public housing

Essex County College is offering two new scholarships to Newark high school seniors living within the Newark Housing Authority.

Texas A&M investigating reports of racial slurs toward high school visitors

Texas A&M officials have identified one student who was involved in an incident where Aggie students reportedly yelled a racial slur at a group of 60 minority high schoolers and told them to "go back where they came from."

A brief history of Valentine's Day

Chocolates, teddy bears and faux roses stack the shelves in late January as we prepare for the ultimate celebration of love on February 14th also known as Valentine's Day.

Black U.S. presidents before Obama

Although Barak Obama’s 2008 selection to the Oval Office propagandized many to believe he is this country’s first Black commander-in-chief, records reveal that at least six previous U.S. presidents are of African ancestry.

Addie Waites Hunton, a crusader for justice and women’s rights

If William Alphaeus Hunton Jr. is an “Unsung Valiant,” as his wife, Dorothy, wrote in his biography, Hunton’s mother was an even more obscure personality, but one, like her son, worthy of consideration.

Chancellor Farina holds roundtable with community/ethnic media

Tuesday morning, at the Tweed Courthouse behind City Hall, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina held a roundtable with members of community and ethnic media.

Public school children need our support and our funds

More funding in early childhood education, may improve student's long term success.

America's first black-owned radio station let the words of MLK and others ring

Two blocks away from the famous King Center in downtown Atlanta is a small brick building that tourists typically overlook.

College Awareness Day

Preparing for college can be stressful for both parents and students. As the first person in my family to go to college, I felt the same anxiety, and I know how many of you feel.