Jazz lovers are bound to fall for the upcoming series “Dancing on the Edge,” which premieres on Saturday, Oct. 19 on Starz.
Fran Tarr had a passion for writing and dreamed of changing people’s lives. She never expected to lead teens in international writing workshops in locations ranging from Palestine to America to Berlin.
After working as a diplomat for the Nigeria Mission to the United Nations in New York for 16 years, Clare Effiong thought it was time to give back in a different way.
Dakar Fashion Week in Senegal has been showcasing beautiful African women and fashion since 2002—but this year, the founder had something new in store.
The public is invited to a celebration of Haitian culture at the “Haitians from the Diaspora: Creativity & Focus” photo exhibit, beginning on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The “Anti-Gun Violence” walk for peace on Aug. 24 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and promote safety in the community.
Daniel Maree, founder of the Million Hoodie Movement for Justice, won the grand prize of $100,000 from DoSomething.org for his efforts in social activism.
Tons of Black history books, videos, movies and artifacts were discovered in a dumpster outside of a local high school in Highland Park, a small area in Detroit.
B. Scott, the Internet and T.V. personality known for his feminine style, is suing Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Viacom. According to a press release, Scott is suing for $2.5 million on the basis of “gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation discrimination.”
A 4-year-old girl has a knack for geography, an IQ of 145 and was just invited to be a member of Mensa, an international club for people—mostly adults—with astonishing IQs, according to AOL. The average IQ for children between 2 and 4 is between 85 and 115.
The Black Star Project is sponsoring the annual Million Father March this year in an effort to encourage fathers to become more engaged in their children’s education. The Chicago-based organization has been committed to improving the lives of Black and Latino communities through education since its founding in 1996. The march will take place on the first day of school in nearly 600 cities in the United States.
Aladj Fallou Mbacke sits at booth 18 of 47 W. 47th St. (Telephone: 917-617-0826) repairing jewelry under a lamp. Customers walk in and happily speak to Mbacke as if they are reuniting with an old friend. He looks away from the scattered rings and stones to exchange smiles and laughs before customers hand over their precious jewels.
Six elementary Catholic schools will now be managed by the Partnership for Inner-City Education come fall in an attempt to provide financial assistance and revamp the schools’ curricula.
A Trayvon Martin Forum demanded an end to stop-and-frisk, a form of racial profiling, in a public discussion on July 31 at New York’s LGBT Center located at 208 West 13th St.
Nasir Jones, known by his rapper name Nas, recently had a HarvardUniversity fellowship named in his honor, according to a press release on the Def Jam website. The Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship will fund Harvard scholars and artists whose work show creative ability in the arts as it relates to hiphop.
Many may know Antoinette Henry from her natural hair blog, Around the Way Curls (aroundthewaycurls.com), which she runs with her best friend, Shanti Mayers, but Henry considers herself a personality rather than a blogger. She says she has bigger dreams; she wants to pursue a career in theater.
The Attica Correctional Facility in Wyoming County, N.Y., is infamously known for the 1971 riot by inmates demanding better treatment. Inmates held 40 correction officers hostage for five days, which ultimately resulted in a massacre by New York State Police. The gunfire left 39 people killed, including 10 guards.
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Nearly 40 seventh-grade students from the Future Leaders Institute got a health lesson outside of the classroom on Thursday, June 13. EmblemHealth and GrowNYC teamed up to present an event to make students aware of their health.