In another visit to NYCHA housing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces he’s tacking on an additional $250 million proposed investment for inclusion in the state budget to support public housing.
Friends, family and admirers of education advocate Marie K. Williams will celebrate her life and legacy during a memorial service in her Mount Vernon hometown, Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Macedonia Baptist Church, located at 141 S. 9th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CAS Prep & Navigate the Maze to Achievement cheer specialized high schools’ students’ success
Tuesday, parents and city councilmembers released a letter signed by 20 members of the New York City Council in support of culturally responsive education.
Another hip-hop legend has reportedly left us too soon. Craig Mack has reportedly died at age 46.
As the nation kicked off Women’s History Month, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies hosted Rising Together: Local Women Leading Change, a breakfast to celebrate the impactful work of local women who have advanced progressive and catalytic change.
Mayor Bill de Blasio names Houston Superintendent of Schools Richard Carranza as the city's new schools chancellor.
Rev. Vernon Williams was a key figure is New York City's anti-violence movement often seen walking the streets at rallies and helping families who suffered loss by violence.
NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye sent an open letter to residents on Friday marking her four-year anniversary since taking the the job.
Feb. 23, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey hosted its annual Black History Month Celebration ceremony.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's press conference addressing Alberto Carvalho's rejecting the position of NYC public schools chancellor.
Here's what UFT head Michael Mulgrew said about Alberto Carvalho rejecting the offer to head NYC public schools
In a whirlwind moment for the city, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho rejected Mayor Bill de Blasio's offer to be the next New York City public schools chancellor.
In a surprise move, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho turned down Mayor Bill de Blasio's offer to be the city's next schools chancellor.
This month, TidalWave Comics celebrates Black History month by re-releasing some of its most popular nonfiction comic books, featuring iconic Black Americans in an exciting new print format.
Youth across the city can apply for a spot in the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program.
TV personality and journalist, Gayle King, bought 250 movie tickets for Harlem students to see the highly-acclaimed movie "Black Panther."
Nearly 100,000 people in New Jersey could regain the right to vote if legislation designed to give prisoners, people on probation and individuals on parole the right to vote passes.
Bill Cosby's daughter, Ensa, who steadfastly supported her dad through his legal troubles, has died according to TMZ.
As Black Panther continues to break box office records, the Apollo Theater in collaboration with The Atlantic is presenting a discussion about the film with its stars Chadwick Boseman and Luptia Nyong'o in conversation with The Atlantic’s national correspondent and author Ta-Nehisi Coates.
The New York Urban League recognizes companies and respected leaders who have exemplary diversity practices in the areas of leadership, hiring and promotion, supplier diversity and philanthropy at its 15th annual Champions of Diversity Awards Breakfast.
As students begin filling out their college applications, families are looking for ways to pay for higher education. Here are some scholarships for African-American students with upcoming deadlines.
Harlem’s Apollo Theater recently hosted a celebration of Otis Redding.
There were good “vibes” all-around at the Con Edison-Town Hall Black History Month celebration at The Town Hall on Broadway (123 W. 43rd St.) Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 with performances by Grammy-nominated vibraphonist Stefon Harris.
Wedding bells are ringing in Newark on Valentine's Day in Newark, 47 to be exact.
The daughter of Malcolm X, Ilyasah Shabazz, and Rev. Al Sharpton are helping a Black student who was denied the opportunity to honor Malcolm X.
During the weekend of the Grammy Awards, Toyota presented faculty from the Harlem School of the Arts with a $10,000 donation, to go toward the organization’s HSA Prep program.
Last Friday, the Delta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated held its annual Brooklyn Go Red: Feel the Beat Zumba Party at The Science and Medicine Middle School.
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey heads to Harlem on Wednesday for a taping of her "SuperSoul Conversations" podcast at the Apollo Theater.
While some Super Bowl champions often say they're going to Disney World after the game some Philadelphia Eagles players aren't going to the White House, according to reports.
Dodge is under fire for a Super Bowl ad featuring the voice of Martin Luther King Jr.
Comptroller Stringer announced a new initiative to help minority and women-owned business enterprises, known as M/WBEs, gain access to city contracts.
MSNBC names Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Trymaine Lee a correspondent for the news network.
Check out the winners from the 60th Grammy Awards!
Swizz Beatz, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Kool DJ Red Alert being honored at Hip-Hop Element Awards in the Bronx
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Windows of Hip Hop will co-host the annual Hip-Hop Element Awards at Pier 132 in The Bronx.
A crowd of 62,000 fans, students and alumni took part in the 16th annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase (HBOB) on Saturday, where they performances by eight of the nation's top HBCU marching bands.
The 33rd annual Family Celebration of Dr. King’s Life and Legacy, sponsored by the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission, was held at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Saturday, Jan. 13.
Grammy-award winning singer Cissy Houston is getting a street dedicated in her honor in Newark.
Civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker has died, according to reports.
Check out the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards.
On MLK Day, more than 2,000 people filled Harlem’s Riverside Church to see performances by Oscar-winner and “Black Panther” Star Lupita Nyong’o, Grammy-winning artist Black Thought, actor and “Grown-ish” star Yara Shahidi, NBA legend Allan Houston and others at the third annual MLK Now. Comedian/author Baratunde Thurston and comedian/writer Akilah Hughes served as the official MCs for the program.
Harlem Assemblywoman Inez Dickens is hosting the “Juvenile and Adult Expungement Forum” Jan. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building (163 W. 125th St., Second Floor).
Partnership Includes Pre-K to College Curriculum on the African Diaspora
On Monday, January 15, 2018, the holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NAACP and the Africa-America Institute announced a groundbreaking partnership during the 49th NAACP Image Awards.
The Morehouse College Manhattan Alumni Association held its 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Breakfast and Fundraiser Monday at the Cecil Steakhouse in Harlem.
Check out the winners of this year's NAACP Image Awards!
Five high school students were surprised live on “Good Morning America’’ on Monday with the announcement that they were selected to be part of the exclusive Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine.
New Yorkers celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with service and activism.
The Best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival is back from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14 with a selection of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films in ADIFF 2017. Screenings will be held at Teachers College, Columbia University.
The acclaimed a cappella women’s ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock, will headline Queens College’s fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration Sunday, Jan. 14.
The Harlem business, cultural, civic and religious communities recently came together under the leadership of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce at Harlem’s historic Alhambra Ballroom to celebrate the New York Police Department
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey made history at the Golden Globe awards becoming the first African-American women to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award