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HARLEM STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL COLLEGE DECISION DAY ‘DRAFT EVENT’

On May 1, a dozen Harlem-based college prep organizations and over 100 students will announce which colleges they plan to attend.

College tours rock! Go Deltas!

Hopefully a lot of high school students can say that for this spring break they went on a college tour. It is an inspiring experience.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s last minute push for pre-K sign up

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a campaign urging New Yorkers to sign their children up for pre-K. The mayor said the city has secured the funding necessary to expand pre-K to 53,000 children this September.

Famous abroad, unknown in America, the actor Ira Aldridge

Whenever Hollywood or Broadway dips into Black culture with their interpretations, we should automatically be concerned. The films “12 Years a Slave” and “Django Unchained” prompted widespread response and the debate continues.

Education champion Dr. Luberta Luby Fields Mays makes her transition

Celebrated educator Dr. Luberta “Luby” Fields Mays has passed away. She is best remembered as an elementary school teacher, college professor and dedicated church member. She was 84.

Local teen accepted to all eight Ivy League institutions

By next month, 17-year-old Kwasi Enin will have to be very selective regarding his quest for higher learning, because a number of elite options are available to him since he recently received acceptance letters from all of the Ivy League ...

Famed novelist and former AmNews reporter Ann Petry

The famed novelist Ann Petry gained her knowledge of Harlem during her days as a reporter for the Amsterdam News in the late 1930s. She accumulated more insight on the historic community and its residents working for the People’s Voice, ...

Cornegy sounds school door alarm with proposed bill

In the wake of the tragic death of Avonte Oquendo, City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. has proposed the Audible Alarm Bill, which would have school exits and entrances connected to a localized alarm system.

City schools protest against Common Core testing

Last week, teachers, administrators, students and parents from P.S. 87 on the Upper West Side were among protestors at 31 schools across the city who rallied against the controversial Common Core testing program. Thousands of students opted out of the ...

Students walk out from classes in protest of One Newark plan

Last week, more than 1,000 Newark public school students walked out of classes to protest Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson’s “One Newark” plan.

Cuomo’s new charter school favors raise more concerns

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo stands shoulder-to-shoulder with charter school officials, and as the expansion of colocated charter schools inside traditional public schools continues to be in effect, his new favors have raised more questions than answers for parents, educators and ...

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).