Jasmin K. Williams

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Juneteenth: An African-American celebration of freedom and culture

June 19 is known as Freedom Day, Emancipation Day and Juneteenth. It was on that day in 1865 that Union soldiers, led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, made their way to Texas, where the last of the nation's slaves were held.

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Memorial Day: A remembrance of sacrifice, and the promise of summer

Everyone looks forward to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer.

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Publicolor teaches students the power of hue

A classic Earth Wind & Fire song says that, “If there ain’t no beauty, you got to make some beauty.” What could be a more worthy place to make some beauty than in a school, a place of learning and social growth for our children? Dark, hostile school environments come alive with color, and children are reaping the benefits from the power of hue both in and out of the classrooms.

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Operation Backpack 2013 gets homeless school kids ready for school

Thousands of New York City schoolchildren living in homeless shelters will be able to start the school year with new backpacks and new grade-specific school supplies thanks to Operation Backpack.

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Celebrating the summer solstice with Black history

June 21 is the summer solstice. This major celestial event marks the first, official day of summer. But just what does all of that really mean beside the end of school and the start of vacation time?

Harlem's 369 Regiment Armory gets an upgrade

The 369 Regiment Armory, built for the Black World War I regiment known as the...

Artist, Elizabeth Catlett passes

Pioneering artist, master sculptor and printmaker, Elizabeth Catlett passed on April 2 at her home...

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Welcome to Amsterdam News in the Classroom: A look at the Black Press

Welcome to the first installment of Amsterdam News in the Classroom. This feature will focus...

HILC makes 125th Street accessible for everyone

Harlemites living with the challenges of limited sight, hearing or mobility have a place in...

Education over incarceration

Education over incarceration is the message of a report released today by the NAACP. The...

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