Latest stories

Tease photo

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Interest Rates and Fees

Interest payments are nearly unavoidable for adults. Credit cards, mortgages, and student loans all charge interest on outstanding balances, and the money spent can add up fast.

Tease photo

VIDEO: Funeral Service for Daunte Wright

Funeral services for Daunte Wright are set for Thursday at 1 p.m. ET at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis.

Tease photo

Charli Collier top pick in 2021 WNBA Draft

This year marks the 25th season of the WNBA. Most of this year’s draftees weren’t even born when the first WNBA Draft took place.

Tease photo

Michaela Onyenwere is the Liberty’s top draft pick

Having traded away this year’s top pick in order to acquire seasoned veteran talent, the New York Liberty looked to the 2021 WNBA Draft as a means of rounding out its new roster. With the sixth pick, the Liberty chose Michaela Onyenwere, a forward from UCLA.

Tease photo

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The only treatment is freedom

Tuesday, April 20, 9:34 a.m. Mumia’s medical attorneys have received word from the Open Heart ICU doctors. Mumia’s surgery was successful.

Tease photo

A celebration of Kaitlyn Greenidge

As many of my Amsterdam News readers know, I have decided to extend February’s Black History Month and March’s Women’s History Month into a celebration of Black women for the next several months.

Tease photo

Richmond casino competition exposes Norfolk’s naked shame

The city of Richmond, VA will soon select a casino development proposal from among three different bidders.

Tease photo

Unions divided over mayoral picks

With primary season near, and in the first year of ranked choice voting, labor union endorsements could hold more weight than normal.

Tease photo

Unions react to Derek Chauvin verdict

Everyone had something to say about the conviction of Derek Chauvin. Labor unions were not different.

Tease photo

Dreamy day trips from NYC

What a difference a day makes. You don’t always need a two-week vacation.

Tease photo

Talking SCHOP! And another one…a ‘first’

I hope you are all easing into spring like Ms. Ross did “down the road.” If you are like me, remote working is proving to be isolating and the antithesis of this season of “new.” However, these first world problems cannot outweigh the need for us to remain diligent even in the face of vaccines for all and embracing the new normal.

Tease photo

Daniel Prude grand jury proceeding transcripts released

New York Attorney General Letitia James has released the transcripts of the grand jury proceedings in her office’s investigation into the March 2020 death of Daniel Prude.

Tease photo

Brooklyn’s Weeksville Heritage Center names new CEO

Dr. Raymond Codrington is the new chief executive officer of Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) in Brooklyn, the board of trustees announced last week.

Tease photo

Will COVID go away? Half say no

A survey conducted with 1,000 people by healthinsurance.com reveals that 56% of Americans surveyed believe COVID-19 is never going away.

Tease photo

Murphy unveils gun reform package for NJ

Homicides in New Jersey went up 23% in 2020. A series of gun reforms proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy aims to cut down on the violence by putting millions in funding toward community programs and even banning certain firearms.

Tease photo

Feb. 14 designated as Frederick Douglass Day in NJ

Legislation commemorating the chosen birthday of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was signed into law on Monday. The resolution declares Feb. 14 as Frederick Douglass Day in New Jersey.

Tease photo

U.N. finds France culpable for deadly attack on wedding party in Mali

Major combat operations by French troops in Mali have drawn fire from local officials who accuse the French military of killing civilians including at a recent wedding.

Tease photo

Joe Biden’s immigration conundrum

It’s easy to campaign and make big promises on immigration reform as a politician, until you get into the hot seat. President Joe Biden is finding that out the hard way.

Tease photo

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln expands, improves Cancer Center Infusion Suite

A ceremonial ribbon-cutting took place in the NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln’s Comprehensive Cancer Center to open its newly improved state-of-the-art Infusion Center, an 11-chair unit which primarily provides care to cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, immunotherapy and biological therapies.

Tease photo

DMX to be memorialized at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

Despite social distancing protocols, hundreds of adoring fans attended various local vigils honoring the legacy of hip hop icon DMX since he transitioned April 9.

Prev