Black studies curriculum in NYC schools

The New York City Department of Education is also overhauling its teaching of black history in city public schools for students K-12 in all 5 boroughs.

NJ students learn about Indigenous Peoples' Day

The Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City usually has Columbus Day off. But this year, all kids in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade learned not about the mythology of Christopher Columbus but the reality of Lenape tribes living in the New York-New Jersey area centuries ago.

Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples' Day tension and controversy

Monday's federal holiday dedicated to Christopher Columbus is highlighting the ongoing divide between those who view the explorer as a representative of Italian Americans' history and those horrified by an annual tribute that ignores the native people whose lives and culture were forever changed by colonialism.

What is 'Latinx'?

The gender-neutral term “Latinx” has emerged as an alternative to describe the Hispanic or Latino population, but a study found that just 3 percent of adults who identify as Hispanic or Latino say they use the term.