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Celebrating math genius Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz

Two mathematic scholars, Dr. Munaj A. Rachman and Asantewa McIntosh Dawson, painted a vivid picture of the life, work and accomplishments of the late math genius, Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz.

This Week in Black History (Oct 2 - Oct 8)

Remembering Black history every week.

Judge Constance Baker Motley: Trailblazer in court and civil rights

We are reminded of Judge Constance Baker Motley because Sept. 28, 2005, she made her transition to that court in the great beyond, where it can be safely assumed she administered her duties with the same sense of fairness and ...

Sharpton hosts education summit

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network hosted its Education Summit 2014 at New York University this week, sparking the conversation on the education gap in America.

City agency sponsors annual ‘Dads Take Your Child to School’ celebration

The Department of Youth and Community Development co-sponsored the eighth annual “Dads Take Your Child to School” rally and walk in Brooklyn.

HBCU Spotlight: Howard University

We spotlight Howard University today as part of our National HBCU Week Series, alma mater to a number of former publishers and editors of the Amsterdam News including Dr. C.B. Powell, Timothy Thomas Fortune and James L. Hicks.

HBCU Spotlight: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Today we spotlight University of Maryland Eastern Shore in our National HBCU Week Series, alma mater of Amsterdam News sports editor and columnist Howie Evans.

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 Cyril Josh Barker.

HBCU Spotlight: Lincoln University

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

National HBCU Week 2014

President Barack Obama proclaims September 21 through September 27 as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week.

Dads participate in eighth annual ‘Dads Take Your Child to School’ celebration

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Bill Chong, New York City Human Resources Administration Commissioner Steven Banks, elected officials and more than a hundred students and their dads and father figures participated in the eighth annual ...

City urges parents to sign up middle schoolers for new after-school program

Parents are being urged to sign up for after-school programs.

Ethel L. Payne, ‘First Lady of the Black Press’

Learn more about Black press pioneer Ethel L. Payne

Mayor de Blasio approves four charters to co-locate inside public schools

On the first day of the public school year, Mayor Bill de Blasio cautioned charter schools that if they aren’t aligned with his vision, he will not give them space in public schools.

De Blasio unveils charter school co-location vision

On the final stop of his first-day, five-borough city school tour last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio made it clear to charter schools seeking to co-locate in public schools that if they aren’t aligned with his vision