Thursday 22 February 2018
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Category: Education, Featured News, Local News

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SCSD to Hold Community Engagement Forum

By Staff   The Syracuse City School District Board of Education will hold a Community Engagement Forum Thursday, Feb. 2, from 5 p.m....

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HBCU Band Defies Critics, Reaps Reward Through Inauguration

By Brookie Madison   ( – At Talladega College, a tiny historically Black institution 55 miles east of Birmingham,...


Ed Smith Elementary Students Learn Basics of Film-Making

By Staff   Third through fifth grade students at Ed Smith Elementary School learned the basics of film-making recently, from script...


Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick Appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank Board

By Latoya Crowe   ( – The Federal Reserve System Board of Governors has elected Howard University President...


In Syracuse City Schools, Black Students Are Twice As Likely to Be Suspended

Nationwide, there’s an epidemic regarding disproportionate numbers of black students being suspended from schools, and Syracuse is no...


Update: STA to Investigate Suspended President’s Allegations of Computer Misuse

By Staff   (Update, Jan. 11) – The Syracuse Teachers Association has announced it will investigate suspended president Karen...


HBCU ‘Equality Lawsuit’ Resumes Jan. 9

By Zenitha Prince   (Trice Edney – On Jan. 9, the remedial portion of litigation brought by a coalition of former and...


Gov. Cuomo Proposes Free Tuition at New York State Colleges

By Staff   Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a plan to make college tuition-free for middle class families at SUNY and CUNY two- and...

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Syracuse Police to Hold Three-Day Training for Civilians

By Staff   The Syracuse Police Department will hold a three-day training to teach civilians police tactics, and to discuss recent...


Record Number of African-Americans Named Rhodes Scholars for 2017

( – To become a Rhodes Scholar, a student must be of “high academic achievement, have an integrity of character,...