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Harlem’s ‘Manchild in the Promised Land’

One of my young students at City College once asked me how many writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s were actually born and raised in Harlem. “Not many,” I answered without any real concrete information for her ...

Annual United Way of New York City women’s luncheon benefits education

The eighth annual Power of Women to Make a Difference luncheon was hosted by the United Way of New York City’s Leadership Council.

STUDENT APPLICANTS BEING ACCEPTED FOR SUMMER AVIATION PROGRAM

The Black Aerospace Professionals Summer Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy is currently accepting applications

School bus drivers want protection

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1181 wants New York City’s school busing contracts to include employee protection provisions (EPPs).

Racial disparities still plague public schools

Aside from the fact that schools in New York City are highly segregated, there are also disappointing results from a study from the U.S. Department of Education when it comes to racial disparities.

Sarah Rector, the richest Black girl in America

This week we tout a local author, Tonya Bolden, writing about a virtually unknown Black girl from Oklahoma

NAN convention brings out best and brightest

President Barack Obama, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Mayor Bill de Blasio are among the big names attending the Rev. Al Sharpton’s 16th annual National Action Network convention next week.

School Apartheid: Report finds NY schools are most segregated in the country

A new study released by UCLA’s Civil Rights found that public school students in New York are the most severely segregated in the country. Reviewing the historical context of segregation in New York schools from 1989-2010, the study found that ...

‘Americanah’ author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie takes Schomburg by storm

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visited the Schomburg Library in Harlem for the first stop on her book tour

Courses on domestic violence

CONNECT NYC is offering the “Understanding Domestic Violence: Essentials and Intersections” course.

G&B Foundation’s 14th annual awards and scholarship luncheon

The G&B Foundation held its 14th annual Unsung Hero, Religious Service and Scholarships Awards Luncheon

Career and college ready? Not with New York state tests and curriculum!

Education has become more about profit and power than children learning

Perhaps the greatest of the Black Fives: The Harlem Rens

At the center of the exhibit “Black Fives” is the legendary New York Renaissance, whose home court was the now long-abandoned Renaissance Ballroom that nearly abuts Abyssinian Baptist Church.

Brooklyn Parents Hold Rally for Students Bullied by School Officials

Four families have alleged that a NYC public school principal and teacher at PS 235 is bullying their students.

The time is now for universal pre-K and after-school

Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision legally ended school segregation, New Yorkers are faced with an uncomfortable truth: African-American young people are still being shortchanged by our education system.