Marker commemorating the work of slaves planned

Two weeks ago, the City Council did something that has been in the works, so to speak, for years: a monument or marker will be placed in the Wall Street area in tribute to the slaves’ role in the founding ...

Keynote targets Harlem’s tech scene

Last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched the Digital.NYC Five-Borough Tour with the goal of introducing New Yorkers to the hub of the city’s tech ecosystem known as Digital.NYC.

Alabama State University New York-Metro alumni chapter celebrates 50 years

The New York Metro Alumni Chapter of Alabama State University recently celebrated celebrated its 50th anniversary with a luncheon at Antun’s in Queens.

FDNY at 150: The history of Black firefighters in New York

As the FDNY celebrates its 150th anniversary this week, we take a look at the history of African Americans in the Department.

Touro students achieve 100 percent match rate

All of the 124 students graduating from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem this coming June who sought and were eligible for highly coveted fall residencies have been matched successfully, the school has announced.

IBO study details income levels of specialized high school students

For almost a decade, the talk around New York City’s specialized high schools has been about access, opportunity and how money affects both. New Yorkers now have some numbers to confirm their beliefs.

Summer fun in Harlem

Children from the ages of 4 to 12 will be able to attend the Artscape Summer Camp at the famous Harlem School of the Arts.

Mary Eliza Mahoney, the nation’s first Black professional nurse

The Civil War was over by the time Mary Eliza Mahoney was accepted into nursing school, but the gallant Union fighters, particularly those wounded in battle, could have used Mahoney’s skilled professionalism and calm efficiency and caregiving that were the ...

Dancehall superstar Konshens embarks on his ‘College Pop Up’ campaign in New York

You know it’s a good day when you receive a notification that there will be a special guest attending your class today, but can you imagine if that person turned out to be dancehall superstar Konshens?

Jersey rallies for pro-Mumia teacher

“House negroes! All of you! You ought to be ashamed of yourselves! Let that young lady teach,” bellowed angry octogenarian activist Nat Williams at the apparent smugness and indifference to the community’s overwhelming support for embattled Orange elementary school teacher ...

Samuel J. Battle, New York City’s first Black man in blue

Reading Ginger Adams Otis’ engrossing “Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest,” which centers on the ordeal and ultimate success of Wesley Williams to become a fireman, she cited a passage about another African-American pioneer in uniform, Samuel ...

First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at Tuskegee University commencement

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address at Tuskegee University’s 130th Spring Commencement Ceremony.

I Love New York hosts Eagle Academy Students for a day at Hunter Mountain

Love New York recently partnered with the Ski Areas of New York to host a day of outdoor activities for Eagle Academy students in an effort to expand opportunities for young New Yorkers and broaden the reach of its tourism ...

The indomitable Callie House, reparations pioneer

After a week of reparations festivities this past weekend, under the auspices of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, there is a need to keep the discussion going on this important issue.

Jay-Z announces 2015 Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship

The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students, as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time.