Teachers, parents respond to Cuomo’s budget

The education plans slipped into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $142 billion budget have left several parties either unresponsive or outright displeased.

High school seniors honored at Children’s Defense Fund gala

Five high schools seniors who were each able to overcome hardships and achieve academic success were honored at the Children’s Defense Fund-New York Beat the Odds gala last month.

Mary Elizabeth Bowser, Black spy during the Civil War

There is much discussion nowadays about the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, the Reconstruction Era and how similar today’s racial climate is to that distant past with the widespread police brutality and political repression.

10 HBCUs that offer full scholarships

Families and students are getting misinformation about full scholarships available at HBCUs.

Dwight School B-ball team capitalizes on new home

It’s been two years since the Dwight School opened its athletic center in East Harlem, and the investment has already paid off.

De Blasio pushing successful ‘Pre-K for All’ program

Almost 22,000 families have applied for seats in the city’s expanded universal pre-k program during the first day of registration, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced during a press conference last week.

Toni Stone, first female professional baseball player

With major league baseball currently in spring training and Women’s History Month nearing its end for this year, we throw the spotlight on Toni Stone, the first woman to ever play in a men’s professional league.

NAN preparing for annual convention

The National Action Network is hosting its 17th annual National Convention April 8 through April 11 at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.

Praising phenomenal women

Celebrating Women’s History Month, makeup artist Marsha Page, the CEO of Marsha’s Makeovers, is hosting an event that will empower young girls and adolescents. March 31, at Brooklyn Ballroom of Bric Arts Media House, Page presents “A Celebration of Phenomenal ...

VIDEO: Highlights from the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy

Check out highlights from the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World.

White House: Black and Hispanic graduation rates rising

Graduation rates for Black and Hispanic students increased by nearly 4 percentage points from 2011 to 2013, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

Teens learn life lessons at 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy

ORLANDO, Fla.—Walt Disney World Resort welcomed 100 teens selected to participate in the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine last week for four days of inspiration and empowerment.

Beauty mogul Rose Morgan

Since this is Women’s History Month, the “Classroom” column will keep its focus on the contributions of Black women. Last week, “Stagecoach Mary” led the way in opening the West, and on the eastern front, wielding not a rifle but ...

Harlem School for the Arts president Yvette L. Campbell leaving post

The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) announced Monday that President and Chief Executive Officer Yvette L. Campbell is leaving her post and headed for United Arab Emirates for a career in international arts management.

The crisis of bullying

I believe that bullying is a prevalent disease. It is present in schools, workplaces, online and especially among the teenage population. Despite infecting society, I believe this disease has a cure.