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Barbara Jordan: An American hero

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 Stand Up for #IAMJADA

NAN's Youth Move stood up for sexual assault victim Jada (of the #IAMJADA online movement).

Association of Black Educators of NY celebrate 39 years of service

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.

James Boggs: A visionary revolutionary

There have been countless African-American thinkers and activists—men and women—unassociated with academic institutions, yet who have nonetheless made considerable scholarly contributions.

 Candice’s Sickle Cell Fund hosts 12th annual scholarship luncheon

Antun’s in Jamaica, Queens, hosted the 12th annual scholarship luncheon for Candice’s Sickle Cell Fund.

Alice Coachman, an immortal Olympian

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 ...

President Obama Announces New Commitments for "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative

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."

National Action Network’s Youth Move holds auditions for ‘Nations Sons’

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 ...

United Negro College Fund's acceptance of millions from Koch brothers leads to Union split

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 ...

Financial Workshops Target Women Investing in Their Future

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.

Young Achievers’ 2014 graduation dinner

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.

New York Gov. Cuomo allocates millions for low-income college students

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.

The Brown men and Paul Robeson

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 ...

Wayside Future Leaders Scholarship Program holds award ceremony

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.”

Singer and dancer Florence Mills was the ‘Queen of Happiness’

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.