Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory, October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017, was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, conspiracy theorist, and occasional actor throughout Harlem for decades.
James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic.
Joe Fields, a driving force in the jazz music business for over 50 years, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. He was 88 years old.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery, and CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken today announced that 36,336 students took advantage of the CUNY fee elimination when applying to college for the 2017-18 school year.
After 50 years of helping dismantle the socioeconomic barriers that have hindered the educational growth of many Harlemites and New Yorkers, the Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center MEOC Gala came together May 3, 2017, to celebrate its accomplishments.
STEM Kids NYC, a Harlem-based 501(c)(3) founded in 2015 and featured on NBC’s GIVE show, bridges the gap between current school curriculum and the immediate need to prepare students for STEM skills and for jobs that do not yet exist.
Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced four new Student Success Centers (SSCs) – college and career planning hubs – opening citywide as part of College Access for All, a key initiative in the Equity and Excellence for All Agenda.
The City College of New York’s School of Education and the CUNY School of Medicine at CCNY are recipients of a $50,000 grant from the West Harlem Development Corporation for The Growing Our Own Doctor’s Project.
The Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will celebrate 50 years providing critical academic and vocational services to underserved residents of Harlem and throughout New York City with an elegant evening of community building and entertainment.
Chancellor Fariña today kicked off the application period for Summer in the City (SITC) enrichment programs that offer students hands-on, STEM-oriented, and college-aligned curricula, as well as educational visits to New York City cultural institutions.
In a major effort to ensure fair employment practices and close the pay gap for women and people of color, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Executive Order 21 prohibiting City agencies from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants.
Google is opening tech labs in Oakland, Calif., and Harlem to build bridges to underserved communities as it seeks the next generation of African-American and Latino computer scientists.
Harlem Lacrosse executive board member Dom Starsia will be honored at Harlem Lacrosse’s annual benefit for his inspirational leadership as an ambassador for Harlem Lacrosse, his commitment to serving young people and his continued efforts to promote educational opportunity and grow the game responsibly.
By Michael McQuillan In June 1993 the Richmond-based Hope in the Cities conducted a pioneering “Unity Walk” in what was once the Confederate capital and then a source of massive resistance to court-ordered school integration.
Charles Alston was a renowned African-American artist of the early 1900s. Not only was he a revolutionary painter, but he was a sculptor, a muralist and also a very influential teacher.