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There was a time when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attended a meeting at the White House, where President Barack Obama asked Rev. Al Sharpton…

What comes to mind when you visualize the typical Stop & Frisk recipient? A young Black male standing on the corner? A Hispanic youth? Someone…

Seven Long Island teenagers were arrested yesterday on charges that they organized a SAT cheating racket that netted one of the suspects thousands of dollars and the others eye-popping test scores. According to authorities, five young men and one young woman paid Emory University sophomore Sam Eshaghoff, 19, between $1,500 and $2,500 to take their college admission […]

NEW YORK — Michele Moody-Adams, the first woman and first African-American dean of Columbia College — Columbia University’s undergraduate division — has resigned, only two weeks before the new semester begins. Moody-Adams’ departure is the second by a prominent African-American administrator at the university this summer. In June, Claude M. Steele, who served as the […]

NEW YORK — An education program that uses hip-hop to prepare students for standardized tests is showing promise and legitimizing the art as a learning…

NEW YORK — For the first time in nearly two decades, New York City is requiring Sex Education classes in all of its public middle and high schools. The new requirements calls for students as young as 11-years-old to be instructed on topics like puberty, pregnancy, and the dangers of unprotected sex. Currently only 64% […]

When New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced in June that he will close seven state medium and minimum-security prison facilities, he not only put thousands of jobs in peril, he signified the political and racial divide in the state’s correctional facilities. Cuomo spared the state’s maximum-security prisons, which are primarily located in white, rural, […]

NEW YORK–Carlos Cancel saved a drunken man’s life on a NYC subway station Friday–the interesting part is that it wasn’t the first time. Twenty years…

NEW YORK — The story was compelling when it was first broken several weeks ago by the New York Daily News — a 13-year-old Black whiz-kid named Autum Ashante accepted to the University of Connecticut, only to have that acceptance rescinded, and her fraught father calling for justice. But the story might be a work […]

Two weeks ago, the University of Connecticut rescinded the acceptance of 13-year-old Autum Ashante, declaring her not “academically ready”— although she has an IQ test score of 149. Autum’s father, Batin Ashante, was reportedly enraged by the university’s decision, calling it “B.S.” He told reporters that his daughter was “devastated.” However, the Ashante’s weren’t the […]

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Councilman Charles Barron lashed out at the New York Daily News today, and subsequently Mayor Michael Bloomberg, over reports of his involvement in a building project in East New York. The Daily News reported Wednesday that Barron backed the Related Companies’ plan for a Gateway II shopping complex in East NY […]

New York’s legalization of same-sex marriage is a historic moment in time—not only for being the sixth and largest state to do so, but also for the irony it carries. On Friday, the New York Republican-controlled Senate approved the legislation in Albany with a 33-29 vote. Drones of gay and lesbian citizens and their allies […]