Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) is back and gearing up for its 15th annual Invitational Showcase that will be held in January 2017 to spotlight the premier marching bands from the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
Tennessee State University and SLA Worldwide will hold the first annual Federal Contracting Academy for Historically Black Colleges and Universities on this week at the Renaissance Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. The inaugural event will be in conjunction with the 2016 National HBCU Week Conference hosted by the White House Initiative for HBCUs.
We begin our National HBCU Week spotlighting Lincoln University, alma mater of late Amsterdam News Publisher Wilbert Tatum.
“Roland Martin Presents: Is School Choice the Black Choice?” on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 a.m. ET. The town hall which took place at Howard University on Oct. 5, 2016 explored the importance of school choice for African-American children. Part two of this town hall will air next Friday, October 28 at 7 a.m. ET.
President Barack Obama kicks of National Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Week going on from October 23 through 29.
On Thursday night, over 200 key influencers gathered in Harlem to support 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in conjunction with lead coordinating partner DreamYard and community partners WHEDCo, M.S.390, DreamYard Prep and The Mission Continues, kicked-off the first Bronx Youth Corps Day of Service with student volunteers from Bronx schools.
Twenty students, parents, educators, elected officials and advocates from across the state arrived in Albany Tuesday as the final stop of a 10-day, 150 mile walk from New York City, where they gathered for a rally outside the New York State Court of Appeals to demand Campaign for Fiscal Equity funding.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 85, has recorded a video saying he wants the option of assisted dying “when the time comes … to pass” and endorsing bills worldwide to authorize this end-of-life option.
Actor Tommy Ford, best known for his role as Tommy in the 1990s hit sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta, a spokeswoman for his family said.
Steve Harvey is hosting host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a two-hour event on Dec. 5
Funeral services and a viewing are set for Friday and Saturday for late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson who passed away Sunday.
Live world music venue and restaurant SOB's is hosting a Haiti hurricane relief fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 14.
Multiple reports indicate that Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson has passed away after battling cancer.
In the midst of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's current firestorm, his continued struggle to win Black voters hit another snag when tapes surface of him making comments on sleeping with a Black woman.
Saturday, Oct. 8 marks civil rights activist Jesse Jackson's 75th birthday.
The African-American Experience Forum of Convent Avenue Baptist Church is sponsoring their annual HBCU College Fair Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at Southern Baptist Church, a coalition of African-American clergy demanded a public discussion around the selection of VieVu as the vendor for the NYPD’s $6.4 million body camera contract.
Celebrating his 62nd birthday with the community, Rev. Al Sharpton hosted a screening of the film " The Birth of a Nation" at Harlem's AMC Magic Johnson Theater with Nate Parker.
Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network lead a march and rally in Tulsa, Okla. on Tuesday for a "National Prayer Call for Justice March” for police shooting victim Terence Crutcher.
A burden for several people in the Bronx was lifted when 355 summons warrants were erased at last Saturday’s “Another Chance” event held at the Mount Hope Community Center.
The U.S. Postal Service is set to issue the 2016 Kwanzaa Forever stamp on October 1 in Charleston, S.C.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced that Amadou Diallo will not be prosecuted in the death of a man he had beaten for trying to rape his wife in their apartment.
Cultural icon Nana Camille Yarborough was surely feeling the Brooklyn love this weekend.
The 49th annual West Indian American Day Carnival Association New York Caribbean Carnival Week 2016 celebrates “One Caribbean, One People, One Voice,”
Gene Wilder, who brought a wild-eyed desperation to a series of memorable and iconic comedy roles in the 1970s and 1980s, has died, his lawyer, Eric Weissmann, said.
George Edward Curry, a media pioneer and longtime advocate for the black press and civil rights, will be laid to rest Saturday, Aug. 27 in his hometown on Tuscaloosa, Ala.
As the country passes through this period of dangerous and difficult times, times of declared shared loss and shared grief, it is important that we not find ourselves joining conversations and embracing policies that diminish or dismiss our own loss and grief, indict us as a people and divert us from our righteous and relentless struggle.
Last Saturday, July 30, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel hosted the third annual Black Expo.
City Parks Foundation welcomes NYC youngsters to stay active in parks throughout New York City via their 2016 Summer Sports Program for young people.
The New York Public Library names poet and scholar Kevin Young as Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Sunday, July 17 marked two years since the police killing of Eric Garner. Family members, activists and the community gathered for events.
Alelia Murphy was born July 6, 1905. She is the last living of 12 siblings. Her immediate family consists of two children, Frederick and Rose; three granddaughters, Annette, Nefer and Crystal; and six talented great-grandchildren, Dawayad, Taquan, Heru-Ahkety, Saut, Seba and Naiya.
Wednesday, July 20, State Sen. Kevin Parker, in partnership with Nachas Health & Family Network and The American Italian Cancer Foundation, hosted a free mammography event at The Bridge Multicultural & Advocacy Project.
New York City Council Member Andy King presented a NYC Council Proclamation to Ann Eliza Codrington of the Bronx in celebration of her 100th birthday Saturday, July 23, at Dreiser Community Center, 177 Dreiser Loop, Auditorium B, Co-op City, Bronx.
A massive turnout of activists, delegates, doctors and public health experts are settling in for this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, where the good news is that survival rates have increased thanks to life-saving medications.
The New York Urban League announced that its annual football classic has been cancelled for 2016.
Rev. Al Sharpton spoke Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church in Elizabeth, N.J., with over a dozen mothers in attendance that lost their children to police misconduct.
D.C. songwriter and music teacher Alan Scott debuts his new song “You Only See Me When I’m Gone,” which touches on the recent killings of Black Americans.
Sunday, July 17 marks two years since the police killing of Eric Garner.
Come cheer on 30 of the Police Athletic League’s Double Dutch champions, in fifth through eighth grades, as they show off their skills and compete for the gold, silver and bronze medals at PAL’s Summer Day Camp Double Dutch Tournament.
NEW YORK, July 7, 2016—The NBA and TISSOT announced today the launch of a groundbreaking integrated timing system and a new shot clock with innovative LED glass technology developed exclusively for the league.
Recently, on a rainy evening, a team of dedicated community activists transformed a local middle school gymnasium into a dance hall for senior citizens from Central Brooklyn to party like it’s 1959 at a prom for Brooklynites 60 and older.
Mayor David Dinkins celebrates his birthday with a fundraiser for Robert Jackson’s State Senate campaign
In front of a large crowd that included State Sen. Bill Perkins, Assemblyman Keith Wright and many education and community leaders, former Mayor David Dinkins celebrated his birthday at a fundraiser for Robert Jackson for State Senate at the home of Debbie Meyer and Eric Rosenthal.
Resorts World Casino New York City recently hosted the Queens of Queens Dance Party at the Central Park event space.
With exports down and scarce dollars hidden away under pillows, banks in Zimbabwe are running out of legal tender.
Funeral services for legendary radio personality Vaughn Harper have been announced.
A protest is taking place in Brooklyn on Wednesday, July 13 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a Black woman who suspiciously died while in jail in Texas in 2015.
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) says rumors claiming that three Harlem housing projects have been sold to a “billionaire housing developer” and are slated for demolition are not true.
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins celebrated his 89th birthday at a party at Ellen's Stardust Diner in Times Square.