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Members win discrimination suit

The New York City Department of Education has agreed to pay nearly $1.2 million to three African American teachers and an assistant principal to settle both a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by the U.S. Attorney as well as individual lawsuits...

Dance teacher gets Bethune honor

The UFT's African American Heritage Committee held its annual awards dinner on Feb. 7 at Antun’s Queens Village.

Messages ‘resonated’

The sixth annual Black History Film Series at UFT headquarters in Manhattan, celebrating Black History Month, drew the largest crowds ever for the event.

African Heritage Committee Awards Dinner 2020

UFT members celebrated African heritage and honored students and colleagues at the 17th annual UFT African Heritage Committee Awards Dinner on Feb. 7 at Antun’s in Queens Village. This year’s theme was “Stand up and be counted!”

Kwanzaa Celebration 2019

UFT members and guests celebrated the African American holiday of Kwanzaa at the union’s Brooklyn borough office on Dec. 19. Kwanzaa — a non-denominational celebration that lasts for a week, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 — combines customs from several cultures and enables African Americans to connect with and honor their heritage and culture.

‘The dream still demands’

Guided by the theme “The dream still demands,” the 16th annual UFT African Heritage Committee Awards Dinner was both a celebration of the gains made and a reflection on the work still to be done for civil rights causes including racial equality and...

African Heritage Committee Awards Dinner 2019

Members, students and their families enjoyed the 16th annual UFT African Heritage Committee’s dinner dance and awards ceremony on Feb. 1. This year’s theme was “The Dream Still Demands.”

A Labor Day reminder from Frederick Douglass

NYC Men Teach’s spring symposium

More than 70 new teachers and teaching candidates were on hand for the third in a series of quarterly symposiums, sponsored by NYC Men Teach, a Department of Education program to recruit more men of color committed to teaching a diverse urban student...

UFT African Heritage Committee Awards Dinner

“Don’t be asleep when it comes to the political climate we’re engaged in,” said Anthony Harmon, the UFT director of parent and community outreach and the event’s organizer, explaining the Stay Woke theme of the 15th annual UFT African Heritage...