Oliver Brown was more than a footnote in history

Sixty years ago this week, in 1954, the nation witnessed the Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education that supposedly brought an end to segregated schools.

NYC College Responds to Sexual Assault Investigation

A recent federal report cited 55 colleges and universities under Title IX investigation for mishandling sexual violence issues reported to officials. The report, released by U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) earlier this month lists New York ...

Newark schools superintendent believes in her plan to improve education

When Cami Anderson took her job as Newark schools superintendent, she was convinced she could help turn around a state-run system in a poverty-ridden city where 41 percent of ninth-graders failed to graduate on time.

Boys and Girls Harbor looks to continue founder’s legacy

Last week, the founder of Boys and Girls Harbor, Anthony “Tony” Drexel Duke, passed away at the age of 95.

Changing the ‘Kulture’

Hot 97’s Shani Kulture and WBLS’ Barbara De Laleu are on a mission to change how people view the Black image.

Educator supreme Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

There are so many exciting and innovative ways to invoke our immortal ancestors, and the Central Brooklyn Leadership Council and the Men’s Ministry of Historic First Church of God in Christ in Brooklyn did it wonderfully in a pre-Mother’s Day ...

Teachers say no to NYC English language arts performance assessment exam

Teachers at the International High School at Prospect Heights (IHSPH) gathered in front of the school last week to announce they would not give the New York City English language arts (ELA) performance assessment exam.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Black Book Fair a hit

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Brooklyn Alumnae chapter’s annual Black Book Fair took place last Sunday

The intrepid George Washington Williams

Recently, there have been a number of books about the Congo.

Finally: UFT, de Blasio agree on new deal

For New York City’s public school teachers, happy days are here again.

Wadleigh Secondary School getting new life with mentoring initiative

Harlem’s Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts was spared from a spate of school closures in 2012.

Mary Church Terrell: A fighter for equal rights

Mary Church Terrell addressed the question of what it meant to be a Black woman in the nation’s capital.


On May 1, a dozen Harlem-based college prep organizations and over 100 students will announce which colleges they plan to attend.

College tours rock! Go Deltas!

Hopefully a lot of high school students can say that for this spring break they went on a college tour. It is an inspiring experience.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s last minute push for pre-K sign up

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a campaign urging New Yorkers to sign their children up for pre-K. The mayor said the city has secured the funding necessary to expand pre-K to 53,000 children this September.