CUNY students pledge service to New York City on 9/11

Sept. 11, nearly 900 students from eight CUNY colleges pledged to serve New York City by joining 135 community organizations through the CUNY Service Corps.

Writers Thomas Sayers Ellis, Chinelo Okparanta join CCNY faculty

Acclaimed poet Thomas Sayers Ellis and short story writer Chinelo Okparantan have joined the City College of New York’s MFA program in creative writing as visiting faculty for the fall 2015 semester.

Teachers fight back against tenure lawsuit

Teachers in New York have had enough of the attacks on their livelihood.

Freedom fighter Safiya Bukhari and a voice for political prisoners

Two things recently brought back memories of Safiya Bukhari: the release of Stanley Nelson’s film on the Black Panther Party and the various commemorations surrounding the uprising in Attica prison in 1971.

Applying for financial aid just got a little easier

Applying for financial aid can be a pain. But the federal government will start allowing students to file their applications three months earlier, aiming to make the messy process a little easier to handle.

Touro students win top awards at conference

Student leaders from Touro College of Pharmacy walked away with numerous top awards and scholarships at the conclusion of the 2015 Student National Pharmaceutical Association.

Building stronger school communities

"As chancellor, I love talking to our students and parents at community meetings, forums, town halls and even in the grocery store..."

Cuomo: ‘It’s time to fix Common Core’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Common Core is broken and needs to be reviewed.

The Marines’ first Black pilot, Frank E. Petersen Jr.

It took years for the nation to recognize the heroic achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen, and it’s taken even longer to know of the breakthrough made by Frank E. Petersen Jr. With Petersen joining the ancestors Aug. 25 at age ...

Berkeley College students attend national student leadership diversity convention in Jersey City

Fourteen Berkeley College students explored issues of diversity and leadership at the third annual Student Leadership Diversity Convention recently held in Jersey City, N.J.

Send us your back-to-school photos!

Send us a photos of your kids as they head back to school and they could be featured in our upcoming photo gallery!

Book bags and school supplies given away in Newark

Mayor Ras J. Baraka is giving out book bags and school supplies to Newark youth

Anne Spencer, often forgotten poet of the Harlem Renaissance

Of the many heralded poets and writers of the fabled Harlem Renaissance, Anne Spencer is among the least known.

Nas supports tech scholarship for people of color

The legendary hip-hop star has been taking progressive steps in philanthropy over the last couple of years.

Chancellor Farina’s positive outlook for the city’s 1.1 million school children

Working with what she has been given by the de Blasio and Cuomo administrations, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina—having spent 50 years in the service of New York’s public school system—espouses a claim on each and every school child in the ...