A great SHSAT prep program in the heart of Brooklyn

As another year of testing for the city’s elite specialized high schools passes by, one program continues its push to solve the entrance exams’ largest issue: diversity.

Bobby Seale visits Harlem’s Schomburg Center

Activists from throughout the metropolitan area packed into Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Blvd. and 135th Street) Thursday evening (Oct. 27) to witness legendary revolutionary and original Black Panther Party for Self-Defense co-founder Bobby ...

The Accelerated Learning Academy for future STEM leaders

The W.E.B DuBois Scholars Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing children in marginalized communities with the opportunity to strengthen their academic skills, has launched the Accelerated Learning Academy. The ALA is for high-achieving 10th- and 11th-graders who are interested ...

Brooklyn district attorney’s office announces chess program for at-risk youth

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with Police Athletic League Executive Director Frederick Watts, announced a new initiative in East New York and Bedford-Stuyvesant to provide high-quality chess programs to at-risk youth.

The powerful, elegant voice of bass baritone William Warfield

Usually when mention is made of an African-American with a commanding bass baritone voice, Paul Robeson comes to mind. If Robeson was the ultimate performer in this vocal level, then William Warfield was not far behind.

What you need to know about the NAACP's war on charter schools

The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most Black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved ...

As for-profit college enrollment climbs, Blacks graduate with more debt

With 44 million consumers owing about $1.4 trillion in student loans, a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that student loan servicing and debt collection together will boost borrower costs even higher over the next two years.

Atlanta University Center library wins national award

The Atlanta University Center's (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library makes history this week becoming the first historically black college and university (HBCU) library awarded the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

HBCU Spotlight: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Today we spotlight University of Maryland Eastern Shore in our National HBCU Week Series, alma mater of Amsterdam News sports editor and columnist Howie Evans.

NYC Children’s Cabinet launches initiative to support NYC youth

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery announced Oct. 21 a new initiative from the NYC Children’s Cabinet entitled Growing Up NYC.

DOE announces expansion of Diversity in Admissions pilot initiative

The New York City Department of Education announces an expansion in the Diversity in Admissions pilot initiative, which had its launch this spring.

Enolia P. McMillan, first woman president of the NAACP

Whether in the classroom, in community meetings or with her colleagues at the NAACP, Enolia P. McMillan was known to speak her mind and never to suffer fools kindly.

HBCU Spotlight: Alabama State University

Continuing our series on National HBCU Week, today we spotlight Alabama State University, alma mater of Amsterdam News staff writer and online editor Cyril Josh Barker.

Honda Battle of the Bands to celebrate 15th anniversary

Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) is back and gearing up for its 15th annual Invitational Showcase that will be held in January 2017 to spotlight the premier marching bands from the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Tennessee State University and SLA Worldwide lead first HBCU Federal Contracting Academy

Tennessee State University and SLA Worldwide will hold the first annual Federal Contracting Academy for Historically Black Colleges and Universities on this week at the Renaissance Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. The inaugural event will be in conjunction with the ...