White House to celebrate STEM diversity and ‘Champions of Change’

On Feb. 26, the White House honored 10 heroes known as “Champions of Change” for creating opportunities for young people underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries

Gov. Cuomo to create college degree program for inmates

Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state initiative to offer college classes, degrees and programs to incarcerated individuals across the state.

'Men of Color in Higher Education' panel at City College

“White Walls: Men of Color in Higher Education.” at City College on Sunday Feb. 23 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Yes! How about a progressive public education for New York City adults too?

Dear Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Deputy Chancellor Dorita Gibson:

Newark School superintendent to resign; Changes in store for New Jersey’s biggest school district

Marion Bolden, the longtime and occasionally controversial superintendent of New Jersey’s largest school district, announced that she would resign the post at the end of the current school year.

Pre-K plan rests on faulty premise

Pre-K, and the call to create a dedicated tax-based funding scheme for it, rests on the assumption that we must grab the opportunity to educate low-income 3- and 4-year-olds, because once they get older (and most especially once they become ...

Iota Phi Theta hosts Black History Month Scholarship Banquet

The Pi Omega chapter of Iota Phi Theta is hosting its fifth annual Black History Month Scholarship Banquet on Feb. 22 at Astoria World Manor.

Nine New York-area teens selected as Dreamers

Walt Disney World Resort recently announced the 100 teens selected for this year’s Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine.

Debi Thomas: From Olympics to orthopedics

With the current Winter Olympics in Sochi underway, particularly with speed skater and two-time gold medalist Shani Davis—the one Black participant of note no longer a medal contender—I thought of Debi Thomas.

Alicia Keys takes on bullying with app

Grammy Award-winning artist, singer, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and humanitarian Alicia Keys took center stage at the 111th American International Toy Fair, which kicked off this Sunday.

Are you contributing to the “cradle to prison pipeline”?

You are preparing your baby for the world which begins the minute you got pregnant. Once your baby is home you are obligated to socialize, guide and positively discipline your infant/toddler...You must interact with your infants in order to help ...

Harlem Children’s Zone CEO Geoffrey Canada steps down

Longtime Harlem Children’s Zone CEO Geoffrey Canada announced he is stepping down. Current COO Anne Williams-Isom will assume the position starting July 1.

New efforts at CCNY’s Black studies program

The new director of the Black studies program at the City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is eager to get the word out about some of the new directions the program is headed.

Common Core causes tug-of-war between Board of Regents and Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The implementation of Common Core Learning Standards in New York schools has brought about a plethora of dialogue and debate among parents, teachers, school administrators and local community leaders alike.

Remembering our ancestors: Bilal Abdullah

During the month of February, throughout the country there are always memorial programs focused appropriately on the legacy of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, aka Malcolm X.