Court certifies classes of autistic children and children attending private programs in NYC

In a comprehensive 48-page opinion made public Tuesday, the Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has allowed the claims asserted on behalf of children with disabilities in a lawsuit ...

New York Urban League offers Whitney M. Young Scholarship

The New York Urban League is inviting students to apply for the Whitney M. Young Scholarship, worth $3,500.

Bronx BP Ruben Diaz and Code/Interactive launch Code/Bronx

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Code/Interactive, a Bronx-based computer science education nonprofit, jointly launched the Code/Bronx initiative at Boricua College’s Melrose Campus to start a computer science program at every school in the borough.

Kwanzaa: An African-American cultural celebration

Saturday, Dec. 26, marks the first day of Kwanzaa, a non-religious celebration of African-American culture....

Albany State University marching band to perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade

The Albany State University Marching Band is headed to Pasadena, Calif., to participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.

Dr. James McCune Smith, America’s first Black physician

In Carla L. Peterson’s “Black Gotham: A Family History of African-Americans in Nineteenth Century New York City,” one of the longest citations in the index is given to Peter Guignon, her great-great-grandfather.

Alabama State University signs agreement with Nigerian university

The historically Black Alabama State University expands its global partnerships by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Adekunie Ajasin University in Ondo State, Nigeria. The agreement calls for student and faculty exchange opportunities between the two universities.

NYC seeks more Black, Latino and Asian men to teach in public schools

Led by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Young Men’s Initiative, NYC Men Teach is an engagement and recruitment effort aimed to inspire more men of color to become teachers in New York City.

Michelle Obama raps: Go to college

MC FLOTUS is in the house!

City Council votes to fund security for private schools

When people talk about public-private partnerships, this may not be what they had in mind.

Noel Pointer Foundation: Empowering our children one note at a time

The late Noel Pointer believed that “learning to play a string instrument is a transformative experience that advances children’s lives” and to keep his dream alive, the Noel Pointer Foundation, under the leadership of his wife, CEO/Director Chinita J. Pointer, ...

A soulful poet of Harlem: Safiya Henderson-Holmes

It was while working recently on a documentary about the history of 555 Edgecombe and 409 Edgecombe, two sites in Harlem where a number of iconic African-Americans live and have lived, that I was reminded of the poet Safiya Henderson-Holmes, ...

Noel Pointer Foundation empowering our children one note at a time

The late Noel Pointer believed that “learning to play a string instrument is a transformative experience that advances children’s lives."

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club salutes the holiday season with 49th annual Christmas Tree Ball

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club will hold its 49th annual Christmas Tree Ball.

Eldzier Cortor’s paintings preserved African tradition

The legacy of artist Eldzier Cortor.