Juneteenth observed with celebration and activism

Celebrations of freedom rang across the country Tuesday, June 19, in recognition of Juneteenth, the most prominent Emancipation Day holiday in the United States.

Eston Hemings, an accomplished musician and cabinetmaker

All the fanfare surrounding the opening of the Sally Hemings exhibit at the Thomas Jefferson Monticello estate in Virginia last week finally gives recognition to the slave woman who was the mother of four surviving children by Jefferson.

School Chancellor Carranza in his own words

Just over four months on the job, newly appointed public schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza has already seen his fair share of what New York City is dealing with in terms of public education.

The secret to success for all students is parental and community engagement

The National Family Engagement Summit of 2018 was held in Richmond, Va. Throughout the summit, multiple opportunities were provided for attendees to interact with some of the nation’s leading experts in parent and family engagement.

School bullying at an all-time high in NYC: report

Bullying in New York City schools is at an all-time high. That and other alarming statistics were released Monday in a report by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Mayor's son reflects on racism at specialized high school in op-ed

Dante de Blasio, the Black son of NYC son of Mayor de Blasio wrote an op/ed piece about the toxic and racist environment of the elite Brooklyn Technical High School he graduated from.

CUNY recognizes stellar students

CUNYMatters, The City University of New York’s news publication, recognized more than three dozen of their students who won some of the nation’s most illustrious awards this academic year.

Jazz harpist and composer Dorothy Ashby

In the world of jazz, harpist Dorothy Ashby had a unique and singular presence.

Public park between two HBCUs gets proposed renaming

A petition to rename a park that sits between two historically Black colleges after civil rights leader Malcolm X is gaining momentum.

Charles W. White, an artist and muralist of political commitment

No gallery or collection of African-American artists is complete without one from Charles Wilbert White.

Black women share words of wisdom at New Jersey college commencements

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, Queen Latifah and Anita Hill gave life lessons during their commencement speeches at three New Jersey colleges.

Specialized Prejudice: Protest as Mayor calls to end specialized high school test

One man, who’s on the staff of a school district in Manhattan, anonymously compared the demographics of the NBA to specialized high schools.

De Blasio’s plan to make city’s elite high schools more diverse meets opposition, criticism

It's a measure meant to make the city's most selective public high schools more representative of New York City, but it has also sparked outrage among some city families, particularly some of those with children currently enrolled in those schools, ...

First male students graduate from The College of New Rochelle’s School of Arts & Sciences

When they transferred to The College of New Rochelle last year to complete their degrees, neither Chris Brannon nor Cristian Perez del Castillo expected that they would be making history.

Rosie Lee Tompkins, a private but spectacular quilt maker

From what I can gather, Rosie Lee Tompkins, the extraordinary quilt maker, was not that interested in the spotlight, preferring a more reclusive life to do her work.