Valaida Snow, ‘The Queen of the Trumpet’

Since this is Black Music Month, it’s a prime time to feature Valaida Snow, a versatile musician I have always wanted to profile in the “Classroom.”

ROSE hosts third annual ‘I Am My Sister’ ceremony

The third annual Respectful Outstanding Sisters of Excellence “I Am My Sister” ceremony was held Thursday, June 6.

Harlem Globetrotter legend Marques Haynes

When it came to dribbling a basketball, making it appear as though he had it on a string, Marques Oreole Haynes of the Harlem Globetrotters was matchless.

Brooklyn Sunday School Union hosts 187th Parade

“Christ for a Troubled World” was the message as the Brooklyn Sunday School Union held its 187th annual Anniversary Day Parade.

Teacher terminated for having students send Mumia Abu-Jamal cards gets support

This week, the People’s Organization of Progress spoke in support of recently terminated Orange elementary school teacher Marilyn Zuniga at the Orange Board of Education meeting.

NYS appoints new education commish

MaryEllen Elia was appointed the new state education commissioner after serving as a superintendent in Hillsborough County, Fla., for 10 years.

Prince to donate proceeds from 'Rally 4 Peace' concert to NAACP

Grammy-award winning artist Prince is donating proceeds from his "Rally 4 Peace" concert to the NAACP's ACT-SO program in Baltimore.

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol marks 20th anniversary

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol marked its 20th anniversary recently at Gotham Hall, with the 11th edition of its annual VOICES benefit.

Reading is still fundamental

Have you ever heard the saying, “Reading is fundamental?” Well, some Harlemites take the term literally.

Lucy Gonzales Parsons, a courageous and daring visionary

Sometimes the working journalist, if she or he is paying close attention, the story they are looking for is right under their nose—or on their external hard drive, as was in the case of the current Classroom profile.

MMCC hosts teen conference in the Bronx

The Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (MMCC) in the Bronx recently held its annual Teen Advisory Council Conference.

New study presents how NY high schools serve Black and Latino males

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools released a new study detailing how the Expanded Success Initiative has worked in its second year of existence.

H. Naylor Fitzhugh, the ‘dean of Black business’

While traveling with a delegation to Martinique recently, I met with one of the members, Greg Campbell, president and CEO of Rainmaker, a Dallas-based investment and advisory firm he founded.

Dr. Cornel West demand medical treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Pam Africa, the noted activist and fervent advocate for the freedom of the ailing political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Schomburg Center receives National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Not only did Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the director of the Schomburg Center, respond insightfully to questions from...