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Albany grants de Blasio two more years of mayoral control of schools

Last Thursday, the New York State Senate finally gave Bill de Blasio what he wanted: mayoral control of schools.

Single mom of 4 earns PhD from North Carolina A&T

It was Mother's Day weekend when Sharita Mathis-Lawson experienced the moment she worked three years to achieve.

White House proposes $9.2 billion in education funding

No one ever said that higher education wouldn’t cost money. Across the country, tuition is steadily rising and students are taking longer to pay off their student loans.

CUNY students to see increase in college tuition

At a meeting with the CUNY Board of Trustees, it was decided by vote that the students at City University of New York will see an approximately $200 tuition increase in the next five years.

Stop the CUNY tuition hike

I prepared a statement outlining a few of the reasons why I will be voting no on this budget.

Mrs. Fannie B. Peck, founder of the National Housewives’ League

While doing research on “Black Detroit,” which chronicles the history of the city’s African-American citizens’ struggle for self-determination, I encountered so many often neglected freedom fighters and civic leaders.

Black college professor fired after media appearance defending Black Lives Matter

A Black professor at Essex County College was fired after she appeared on Fox News defending Black Lives Matter.

Ruqayyah Sanders’ journey to success

The Amsterdam News spoke with 21-year-old Ruqayyah Sanders, who went from Teaneck High School in New Jersey to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, N.C., about her college experience.

The medical Northcross family of Detroit

Among the many untold Black stories in Detroit’s history is the phenomenal contributions made by doctors, and especially by African-American physicians.

Brooklyn Sigmas to award $10,000 in scholarship money

The Brooklyn Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., is awarding $10,000 in scholarship money to deserving students at its annual Hutson L. Lovell Scholarship Banquet on June 23.

Spelman College student receives Formation Scholars Award from Beyonce

Beyonce announced the four winners of her Formation Scholars Award for the 2017-2018 academic year, and one of the students is a junior at Spelman College.

Soweto Day celebrated June 16

On June 16, the December 12th Movement is inviting folks to join them in celebrating the 41st anniversary of the historic youth uprising in Soweto, South Africa.

Mae Mallory, an often ignored militant activist

When a good friend reminded me that Mae Mallory was a participant at the Sixth Pan-African Congress in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1974, I dove into my memory bank to recall her presence there.

Aku Acquaye fights for gender equality

“I would like for it to be easier for Black women to find a network of professionals, who would be willing to mentor and sponsor them throughout their leadership journey from high school to their postgraduate career and beyond,” said ...

Making the case for HBCUs

UNCF’s iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign remains the gold-standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in Black colleges and universities.