Medgar Evers College Preparatory School graduate Adigun Olusola celebrated

I congratulate my son, Adigun Olusola, on the successful completion of middle school!

Inventor Sarah E. Goode, the first Black woman awarded a patent

Last week, we profiled Frederick McKinley Jones, an inventor who, for the most part, was unknown and unheralded. His African-American female counterpart, equally obscure, is Sarah E. Goode. Goode is often cited as the first Black woman to be granted ...

Transitions to college freshman year: you and your student together

The calendar turns to August; summer is nearing its end. You've completed all the preparations needed prior to freshman year. Your student is headed off to college in the fall.

Community creates mural for Yuri Kochiyama, Malcolm X

Dozens of community builders, artists and educators started a two-week-long mural project this weekend called, “From Harlem with Love: A Mural for Yuri and Malcolm X,” to commemorate the legacies of the late civil rights activists.

Hot Summer Nights! free concert series to take place at Kingsborough Community College

The Hot Summer Nights! free outdoor concert series is set to begin Saturday July 9 at the Lighthouse Bandshell on the campus of Kingsborough Community College in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn.

New York Urban League Presents Whitney M. Young Scholars Class of 2016

The New York Urban League recently honored 22 Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholars in a ceremony hosted by the NYUL Young Professionals at Harlem School of the Arts.

NYC teens graduate with pride and honor

Along with thousand of students all over the globe, I graduated from high school this past week.

A hero like me—Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Whereas some children look for leaders on television and media, others in the New York City area are looking towards their communities.

Three years of terror with schools’ construction company

There were rodents in the classroom and feces at the schools’ entrance.

Activists discuss quality of education in NYC schools and race relations

In November of last year, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that seven elementary schools in New York City will undergo changes in their admission policies.

Sylvia Woods, the queen of soul food

Last week, when a coterie of notables gathered at Sylvia’s Restaurant for a press conference on the Harlem/Havana event, Lloyd Williams, who hosted the affair, gave a shout out to Kenneth Woods, Sylvia’s son.

How the typical American family pays for college

You're thrilled your child got into college, but that doesn't mean you're happy about the tuition bill.

Weeksville Heritage Center seeks financial support

The Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, the site of one of America’s first free Black communities, has made several budget cuts over the past years to continue its work of preserving the history of Weeksville.

Dorsie Willis, sole survivor of Brownsville Massacre

If you’re one of the deep diggers of African-American history and you’ve heard of Dorsie Willis, then I tip my kufi to you.

Get cash back for your student loans

It's simple. Buy stuff with this new debit card and you'll reduce your student loan debt.