Recently, on a CSPAN telecast of the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearings on President Richard Nixon in 1974, it was Rep. Barbara Jordan’s turn at the microphone.
NAN's Youth Move stood up for sexual assault victim Jada (of the #IAMJADA online movement).
Under the theme “Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future,” the Association of Black Educators of New York held its 39th annual scholarships and award luncheon at the luxurious Antun’s in Queens Village last month.
There have been countless African-American thinkers and activists—men and women—unassociated with academic institutions, yet who have nonetheless made considerable scholarly contributions.
Antun’s in Jamaica, Queens, hosted the 12th annual scholarship luncheon for Candice’s Sickle Cell Fund.
It isn’t often that this column is devoted to either the living or the recently departed, but it would be absolutely criminal not to suspend the usual guidelines and give the space to a woman who holds a unique place ...
The President will speak at the Walker Jones Education Foundation Center in Washington D.C today about the new commitments he has in store for his initiative, "My Brother's Keeper."
Monday, July 14, the National Action Network’s Youth Move opened its doors early to welcome auditions for “Nations Sons.” The play, which paid tribute to our lost brothers Trayvon Martin and Sean Bell, among others, aimed to teach Harlem’s youth ...
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), one of the largest labor unions in the country, has decided to end their relationship with the United Negro College Fund because the group accepted $25 million from the Koch ...
The Independent Woman, a company focusing on sharing advice that helps women reach financial independence, is hosting four financial workshops in the New York area from July 23rd to the 26th.
The Metro-Manhattan chapter of the Links and Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity held the 15th annual “Graduation Dinner in Celebration of the Class of 2014” at Melba’s Restaurant in the Harlem State Office Building.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is prepping new ways to assist low-income college students, and Tuesday he allocated the $3.2 million College Access Innovation Grant that will be used to increase college enrollment and completion rates among low-income students across the state.
Lawrence and Lloyd Brown were not related by blood as far as we know, but they had one thing in common: their kinship to the great Paul Robeson. Given his enormous genius, Robeson realized his deficiencies, which was another part ...
The Wayside Future Leaders Scholarship Program held its third annual scholarship dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday, June 28 at the Wayside Manor. This year’s theme was “Prepared for a Purpose.”
A few weeks ago while doing a profile on the great pianist and composer Eubie Blake, I was reacquainted with the short but brilliant life of Florence Mills, who starred in Blake and Noble Sissle’s musical “Shuffle Along” in 1921.