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Don’t be a glutton for gluten

As I visit many marketplaces selling healthy foods, I am surprised to observe so many signs on food products stating, “gluten-free.”

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We are all Milwaukee

When I was in high school, my family moved to a town approximately 10 minutes away from the Wisconsin border. I called it my father’s “Norman Rockwell phase” because of the lack of racial diversity in much of the area

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Donald Trump’s outreach to the Black community falls flat

Aimed at trying to swing Black voters to his side, Trump’s statements pointing out that life for Black Americans is terrible don’t appear to be having any affect.

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Father of Nicholas Heyward asks Brooklyn DA to reopen son's case

The father of Nicholas Heyward Jr. pens an open letter to Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson about his son's case.

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Race and the 2016 presidential campaign

In his opening salvo as a candidate for the office of president, Donald Trump issued the following statement: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best …

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Gideon Manasseh, photographer and educator, passes at 77

Celebrated Amsterdam News Photographer and teacher Gideon Manasseh makes his transition.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: Aug. 25 - Aug 31

I can’t remember a sunnier day, when the son is hot, the air is clear and not a drop of humidity. And I like it just like that.

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Former high school basketball player sentenced to 15 years for shooting ex-roomate

A 24-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting another man in the chest and body during a confrontation in broad daylight in a courtyard in Sheepshead Bay.

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URBAN AGENDA | Milwaukee: Developing a New Model, Community and Policing

Fifty-two year old mother and grandmother Valencia Morgan asked that question last week as she stood among other black residents of Milwaukee’s Sherman Park. Just days earlier her community was the scene of violent protests that saw businesses burnt down and police in riot gear clashing with crowds following the shooting death by police of 23-year old Sylville K. Smith.

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Remembering Aaliyah 15 years after her death

August 25 marks the day when superstar singer Aaliyah, died when her plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the Bahamas.

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Harlem hosts the Uptown Saturday Concert

The Uptown Saturday Concert brought fashion and fun to the Harlem Music Fest with soulster Eric Benet, the Jeff Fox Band and wonderful fashion, as part of the tribute to the Harlem/Havana.

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Easco Boiler Company celebrates 90 years of business

Easco Boiler Company, celebrating 90 years of business, held a news conference and open house Tuesday, Aug. 16, at their headquarters.

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Harlem church distributes backpacks and school supplies to more than 500 students

First Corinthian Baptist Church is gearing up for the “back-to-school” season by collecting and distributing more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies for needy Harlem children and teens.

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WARM combats domestic violence in the community

We All Really Matter Incorporation is here to take a stand against abuse.

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Simple steps to smarter snacking

When hunger strikes, it can be tempting to reach for the closest treat, even if it’s laden with fat and empty calories.

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Homeless to Mayor: Keep your promises

Homeless New Yorkers and their advocates want New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to own up to his promise to them.

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Traveling light with shades of Pinck

Instead of saying “hello” when she answered the phone, I said, “Where are you?”

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Sparks fly for Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes?

Yours truly ran into Bobby Brown Aug. 20 in Los Angeles. We both participated in the Leimert Park Book Fair.

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Bobby Hutcherson, influential vibraphonist dies at 75

Bobby Hutcherson, who changed the vernacular of jazz vibraphone and influenced generations of aspiring musicians in the process died Aug. 15 at his home in Montrara, Ca. He was 75.

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Spring/summer 2017 news

Aug. 25, 2016, at 13 W. 38th St., New York, N.Y., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Terese Sydonna’s fall 2016 collection will be available at a sample sale.

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