Actor-director Ivan Dixon

Over the past several years, there have been a number of street renaming ceremonies, including one for A. Philip Randolph, W.E.B. Du Bois, John Henrik Clarke, James Baldwin and James Brown.

Specialized high school alums rally in favor of exam

The New York City Specialized High Schools Admissions Test debate heated up when alums of several schools rallied in front of City Hall last Thursday.

Making a ‘Chicer Collegiate’

Morehouse College alum, fashion designer and businessman Anthony Moultry said he wants to be the next Ralph Lauren when it comes to collegiate apparel.

MCNY president attends White House College Opportunity Day of Action

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama recently joined college presidents and other education leaders from around the nation at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action, where organizations announced more than 600 new actions to help ...

Public reacts to Michael Brown decision

The death of Michael Brown and the court decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson continues to cause outrage across the country.

Gordon Parks, exemplary of the Renaissance man

Today is Sunday, Nov. 30, and if Gordon Parks was alive, he would be 112 years old, perhaps still loading a camera, cleaning a paint brush, revising a piano concerto or working on his next book.

Brooklyn Borough President Adams unveils groundbreaking textbook-free classroom pilot

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams unveiled a groundbreaking pilot program, funded through a public-private partnership between his office and Copia Interactive LLC, a digital learning platform provider, to establish textbook-free classrooms at three Brooklyn schools this year.

William Wells Brown, author and anti-slavery advocate

Of the many fascinating men and women in Black history, few have offered the intrigue and mystery of William Wells Brown.

East Harlem Tutorial Program breaks ground on $30 million community education center

Wednesday, Nov. 19, East Harlem Tutorial Program, the community-based operator of college prep after-school programs and public charter schools, broke ground on the East Harlem Education Center, a $30 million state-of-the-art facility that addresses the desperate need for more quality ...

Valentino Carlotti receives Reginald F. Lewis Award for Leadership in Business and Philanthropy

Valentino D. Carlotti, senior partner and head of the Institutional Client Group at Goldman Sachs & Co., was presented with the Reginald F. Lewis Award for Leadership in Business and Philanthropy Saturday, Oct. 11 during a special luncheon ceremony at ...

New strength-based music programs aimed at reforming juvenile detention centers

Renowned choir director Pastor Chantel R. Wright seeks to effect change in the lives of New York City’s detained youth by spearheading an effective and well-received music program focused on bringing reform to juvenile detention centers through music.

Boys and Girls High School has new principal

Michael Wiltshire is the new principal of the Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, after Bernard Gassaway’s abrupt resignation from the position last month.

Extraordinary Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks

In the African-American literary canon, Phillis Wheatley, Zora Neale Hurston, Ann Petry, Maya Angelou, Mari Evans, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, Alice Walker and Sonia Sanchez—to name a few illustrious Black women writers—have carved an everlasting niche in our collective memory.

New Jersey granted one-year extension to improve student achievement

New Jersey has been granted a one-year extension of the waiver freeing the state from some requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Obama administration announced last week

NYUL hosts Black college fair

The New York Urban League hosted its 28th Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Saturday at Riverbank State Park.