Quantcast

Stories for October 2012

Wednesday, October 31

ConEd distributing wet and dry ice to customers

Con Edison is distributing ice at six locations throughout the city to customers who are...

Closures due to Hurricane Sandy

The following is a list of closures due to Hurricane Sandy: Schools/Colleges New York City...

Gov. Cuomo: Limited subway service to begin Thursday

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that beginning Thursday morning, there will be limited subway service on...

Tuesday, October 30

Tease photo

24 die in collision in Pakistan

At least 24 passengers have died in a collision in central Punjab, a province in Pakistan.

Friday, October 26

Tease photo

Native American warrior Russell Means dead at 72

In "Agents of Repression," a book by Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall on the...

Group claims Planned Parenthood targets Blacks

New research reveals that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood's surgical abortion facilities are located within...

HIV/AIDS group to hold town hall series in eight cities

On Oct. 29 in New York City, the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS will...

Tease photo

Preventing the flu blues

Well, the sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance. I don't...

Tease photo

True South Bookstore hosts Charles Barron lecture and community forum

True South Bookstore is building on its growing reputation as an invaluable community resource as...

Tease photo

What's haunting Harlem

I had a great time last year traipsing around the neighborhood in my Harlem Harajuku...

Tease photo

To the Roanoke Valley

I had never been to Virginia--the state, they say, "is for lovers." So when the...

Tease photo

Tremaine Wright establishes Common Ground

Sitting in her soulful coffee house Common Grounds in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Tremaine Wright shared a...

real help for black men

The editor sir, I am happy that the NAACP is fighting against a decision that...

Thursday, October 25

Tease photo

Joerg Auzinger: Avatar

November 15, 2012 - January 12, 2013 Opening Event: Thursday, November 15, 6-8pm This event...

Tease photo

Go back to a simpler circus time with Big Apple Circus

Take a trip in time back to simpler days and the origins of the circus...

Senior Cultural Discount Fair

Older New Yorkers are always eager to know where the best and latest happenings are...

Tease photo

Jay-Z and Bey on the town

New York City's first couple, Beyonce and Jay-Z, were out and about recently in the...

Blue Ark, Manhattan School of Music celebrates GHCC

Amiri and Amina Baraka with Blue Ark: The Word Ship will set sail on Oct....

Tease photo

Art Institute's fashions are 'Between the Lines'

Twelve young, super-talented designers from the Art Institute of New York City created everything from...

Tease photo

Good Health Initiatives for Now

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) offers a health initiative to support the...

Tease photo

'Wild With Happy' takes you on a heavenly ride

Colman Domingo's "Wild With Happy" makes a joyful noise for life and transitions; for ritual...

Tease photo

Cultivating beauty naturally

Maryam Bibi Moma is beautiful, and she's created ways to share her beauty secrets, naturally....

Tease photo

Staff Benda Bilili transforms Symphony Space

The lead-in to the concert started outside of the Peter Norton Symphony Space as several...

Tease photo

Thank you, Lorraine Osorio!

Thanks to Lorraine Osorio and moderator Candy Crowley, immigration finally made it into the second...

Sale of Heathrow landing slots stir controversy

What motivated airline and government officials in two key Caribbean trade bloc member states to...

Tease photo

Hood Week hits the Big Apple

After splitting with Occupy Wall Street earlier this year, Occupy the Hood (OTH), a national...

Tease photo

Biden and Eastwood provided an early Halloween for millions

"He was quite a remarkable fellow. Nasty, but remarkable."--Claude Rains, "Rope of Sand" (1949) Halloween...

AFT uses multistate bus tour to speak on education and the vote

With less than two weeks left until Election Day, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)...

Tease photo

Raising the minimum wage would move everyone forward

Across New York state, countless minimum wage workers are struggling to get by, put food...

Making strides against breast cancer

On Sunday, Oct. 21, the city of Newark hosted the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides...

Farewell to Deacon Ray Standford Miller

We celebrated the life of Deacon Ray Standford Miller this past week. I believe there...

Tease photo

For Teachers: Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 'The Rebel'

Known as "The Rebel," she became a champion of the anti-slavery movement and the first...

Tease photo

Foreign territory

During the debate, we went into some foreign territory. The election is going to be...

Tease photo

Now it's crunch time

Our future hangs in the balance. We have less than two weeks until the election...

Salt Lake Tribune endorses Obama

In what's being widely viewed as a crippling rebuke for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, the...

Tease photo

The major news media just keep on getting things wrong

"The news you feed to the average man must be as carefully chosen as his...

Bronx parents march for better opportunities for students

Upset and frustrated by over a decade of bad reforms, parents from District 9 in...

Tease photo

MTA CEO: Fare increases likely

The MTA is likely to raise fares taking effect early next year, according to transit...

Tease photo

Obama wins round 3

Picking up where he left off at Hofstra University in the second debate, President Barack...

Tease photo

Activists slam Mayor's AIDS/HIV care cuts

Another group left out in the cold by Mayor Michael Bloomberg? The New York City...

VOCAL-NY marches to HRA commish's office to protest cuts

Last Friday afternoon, members and advocates for VOCAL-NY marched to Human Resources Administration Commissioner Robert...

Colin Powell endorses Obama for president again

CBS News reports: With 12 days to go before the presidential election, Colin Powell publicly...

Wednesday, October 24

Police say woman set herself on fire, NAACP asks for full investigation

On Monday police reported a Louisiana women was the victim of an alleged hate crime....

Tease photo

South Africa pays tribute to legendary photographer Alf Kumalo

Oct. 23 (GIN) - A self-taught photographer who captured the 1976 student uprising, the state...

Tease photo

Africa dropped from foreign policy debate

Oct. 23 (GIN) -With election fever moving into high gear, a final "foreign policy" debate...

Tease photo

Anger flares over British cover story 'Sad South Africa'

Oct. 23 (GIN) - A sensational cover story in the prestigious UK-based Economist magazine, provided...

Shooting at Creflo Dollar's church in Atlanta leaves man dead

Reports from Atlanta indicate a shooting took place this morning at Creflo Dollar's World Changers...

Tuesday, October 23

Tease photo

Affirmative action on the line in Supreme Court case

In the nation's capital, the tenant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. may not be the only...

1$ Billion Dollar Program is Watching You!

Cameras attached to traffic lights to catch drivers running red lights will now probably serve...

Monday, October 22

Two Honorees added to Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala

The list of honorees for the 19th annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala just got...

Morgan Stanley Sued for Racial Discrimination in Pushing Predatory Loans to Black Homeowners

The ACLU reports: NEW YORK - Morgan Stanley discriminated against black homeowners and violated federal...

New Denzel flick to hit theaters

Rapper Nelly threw his girlfriend Ashanti a surprise party to celebrate the R&B songstress's 32nd...

Tease photo

This 'Nightmare' is a killer!

If you enjoy a great scare and great laughs, then I have the experience for...

Staff Benda Bilili, acclaimed Congolese ensemble, makes NY debut

Staff Benda Bilili, the extraordinary band from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, makes its...

Tease photo

A silent salute that roared around the world

On Oct. 16, 1968, at the Olympic medals ceremony in Mexico City, American athletes Tommie...

A callous disregard

When a "well meaning" politico stated that he did not care bout the 47 percent,...

Tease photo

The Dash to judgment

When people profit off of bad news, they won't tell you about good news. Here's...

Is violence a community health issue?

Murder came last month to the front door of the building where I live. Murder...

Tease photo

Why President Obama must be re-elected

On Tuesday night at Hofstra University, President Barack Obama did not just show up for...

Domestic Violence Month calendar

About 1.3 million women become victims of domestic violence every year. In New York, police...

Build the united front against racist killing

Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, has been arrested. This happened only because of our massive...

Feds to review shooting of Westchester Marine

A Westchester grand jury cleared Officer Anthony Carelli last week of all criminal charges in...

Tease photo

MTA proposes fare increases ... again

If the MTA gets its way, straphangers could be paying $2.50 for a single ride...

Tease photo

Harlem activist receives community service in weapons case

After more than six months of court continuances, the people agreed to an adjournment in...

'Middle of Nowhere' gets national attention

The Root reports: With the highest per-screen average of any movie playing this past weekend,...

Saturday, October 20

Tease photo

Apply to 36 HBCUs for $35: The EDU Inc. way

The idea of being able to apply to 36 colleges for a small fee might...

Friday, October 19

Tease photo

Ralph Lauren: Shapely styles--and the hat is back!

"I have always had a clear vision. I wanted to develop quality products and create...

Tease photo

Tracy Reese: Pretty, colorful styles for spring 2013

Capturing a great deal of color in her spring 2013 collection, Tracey Reese has the...

Tease photo

Ebony Escapes! to celebrate the Louisiana bicentennial

Anytime is a great time for a party in Louisiana, but this year, festivities take...

A place where dreams become a reality: The Dream Center in Harlem is revealed

Harlem residents gathered on Saturday to witness history as Pastor Michael A. Walrond Jr., senior...

Caribbean grumbles about growing food bill

Caribbean ministers responsible for agriculture and food production, as well as farmers and potential investors,...

Tease photo

USVI tourism chief to lead regional body

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (Oct. 18)--The new chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is Beverly...

FOI of New York Mosque mediating rival gang conflicts

With gun violence in urban neighborhoods appearing to be on the rise, Nation of Islam...

Oct. 22 rally to denounce police terrorism

Activists have scheduled a mass mobilization for next week at lower Manhattan's Union Square to...

Tease photo

'The Missiles of October' may be a harbinger of things to come

"I guess this is the week I begin to earn my salary."--William Devane, as President...

Bennett Rink named new executive director of Alvin Ailey

The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation announced that after an international search to identify a new...

Asthma still a leading disease among African-American children

Children all around the country are now settled into their new classes for the school...

VNSNY talks fall prevention for seniors

In a program titled "Strong Foundations," the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is...

Tease photo

The heart of the problem can be pain pills

Most folks will find their way to a doctor's office or an emergency room when...

Tease photo

The welcome return of a vigorous president

He's back. After a disappointing and lackluster performance in the first debate, President Barack Obama...

Tease photo

Support Obama like your life depends on it

Every presidential election is incredibly important. It decides who will be the leader of the...

Sarah Ferguson visits Harlem

Unassuming, personable and warmhearted best describes Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. She, along with her...

Tease photo

Black journalists honor media legend Sue Simmons

New York City media legend Sue Simmons was recently honored for her career as anchor...

'New York 2013 & Beyond' is launched

At the request of many readers of the Amsterdam News, listeners of WBLS-FM, WLIB-AM and...

LeDouble Exposure and promoter Joanne "Lady J" Swain honored

Humanitarian Richard Washington, aka Rodeo Rich, and Tyrone Benjamin, founder of Legends Promoters of NY,...

Tease photo

Second 'Uptown Hall' event at Apollo Theater hosts debate watch party

The Apollo Theater opened its doors again for the second installment of the "Uptown Hall"...

The Fortune Society teaches community about healthy eating

Joining in the movement to improve health in Upper Manhattan, the Fortune Society recently held...

Corner Social Mural Art Finalists Announced

Corner Social restaurant, which opened in May, and the Harlem Arts Alliance have released the...

Thursday, October 18

BET founder Sheila Johnson says network 'reinforces negative stereotypes'

Kulture Kritic reports: Original BET co-founder, Sheila Johnson, is apparently still disgusted by what the...

Wednesday, October 17

Tease photo

Landmark court settlement for reporter beaten by police

Oct. 16 (GIN) - A Nigerian High Court has awarded a local journalist over half...

Tease photo

Senegal saked from Africa cup after rock-throwing riot

Oct. 16 (GIN) - What should have been a thrilling match between neighbors, became frightening...

Tease photo

Miners unmet wage demands trigger call for blood

MINERS UNMET WAGE DEMANDS TRIGGER CALL FOR BLOOD Oct. 16 (GIN) - Saying he was...

Tease photo

Liberian Laureate Leymah Gbowee breaks with President Sirleaf

Oct. 16 (GIN) - Leymah Gbowee, whose efforts to end war in Liberia were recognized...

Poll: Minorities View Labor Unions More Favorably

The National News reports: For many years, labor unions paved the road to middle-class living...

Judge dismisses 'Bachelor' discrimination case

The Grio Reports: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday dismissed a case...

Tuesday, October 16

MY LIFE AS AN IMMIGRANT

I AM PUTTING OUT MY BOOK FOR THE WORLD TO READ UP ABOUT HOW IMMIGRANTS...

Monday, October 15

Harlem's newest community leader wraps up first year

Gisele C. Shorter joins the family of Harlem community leaders as the executive director and...

Poor state of affairs

Things in the city just got tougher for the city's homeless, and advocates are not...

Tease photo

Stars come out in the Bronx for BET's 'Black Girls Rock!' awards show

The stars were out Saturday night in the Bronx as BET taped its Black Girls...

Sunday, October 14

Tease photo

The Hip Hop Elites An After Party for Russell Peters

BLACK JEWEL ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS: THE HIP HOP ELITES - An After Party for Comedian Russell...

Tease photo

Sheena Wright named President of NY United Way

Last week history was made as the United Way of NYC (UWNYC) announced that Sheena...

Friday, October 12

Tease photo

Five stars for Five Leaves

Get ready for it... It's another installment of "Jason and Kysha's Weekend Drive to Brooklyn"...

Tease photo

When I say 'Holla,' you say 'Days!'

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday...and here we are. You have barely recovered from this mayhem...

Tease photo

It's Christmas time in NYC...

Mom's cooking gumbo and string beans, Ham and a capon and mac-n-cheese. This is my...

Tease photo

The sweet nectar of change

This political climate can either bring the best or the worst out of people. I...

Tease photo

Bow to Bao

Alert the media! (...Wait, I am the media.) I am taking a break from food...

Tease photo

Independence with dependents

While I do love a long weekend, July 4 seems to start the clock on...

Tease photo

Feeling Crisp in 2010

Happy 2010! I hope this year brings all you want and need. I hope it...

Big on Minis

A few weeks back, I was strolling Lenox Avenue with a friend en route to...

Tease photo

Easy like Sunday morrr-nin'

When was the last time that Valentine's Day fell on a Sunday? Wikipedia says 1999...

Diamond in the rough

Early last month, after returning from my Italy trip, I got an opportunity to eat...

Oh, 2010...here we come!

We made it through the year. And what a year it has been. Banks collapsing,...

Thankful for Gilbert

Holiday meals, round 1, done! I hope your meal turned out better than you expected,...

Warm hearth, warm heart

While I love the light and breezy cooking of summer, I look forward to all...

Tease photo

The first food 48

Happy New Year Amsterdam News-reader family!!!! Thank you for all of the love in 2010....

Get to gettin!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner--in fact, one week from today! There is tons to...

Tease photo

Farmers market fish stew

Last week, I wrote about the great experience I had at one of the farmers...

Tease photo

2011, with a PUNCH!

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas, happy Chanukah, joyous Kwanzaa and irreverent Festivus!...

Stomping the 'hood

J'adore a great long walk. A bonus if it's on a sunny day, but just...

Tease photo

Dreams of August

I know, I know! Can't we just enjoy spring for a minute?! Relax, the August...

Cooking with inspiration

I was invited for another fun-filled weekend at my friends Lisa and Doug's house in...

Father's Day brunch

I realized I got a little ahead of myself last week in wishing all of...

Tease photo

Birthday meals

'Tis the season for celebration, joy and happiness! I want to wish a happy birthday...

Tease photo

Fresh air food

Two weekends ago was the first Saturday of the Hester Street Fair (Hester and Essex...

Tease photo

Summer salad sizzles

It's officially here! Happy summer to all! Have you begun to thrust your summer plans...

On the Marc

This hot weather has a grip on us this week, no? Kind of makes you...

Tease photo

Harlem's Harvest

Ah, fall ... it seems to have come at the appropriate time this year. The...

Tease photo

Coating the stomach

One week to go until the 2012 Food Network New York City Wine & Food...

Tease photo

Offering thanks to deserving people and things at Thanksgiving

"It's ironic that people change the most when things are at their worst..." Susan Sullivan,...

Tease photo

Presidential preliminaries are over and the main event begins

"Nice thing about you is, you can sound like a liberal, but at heart you're...

Tease photo

'Answer records' helped define original Black rhythm and blues

"I ain't had no baby, don't want no baby, don't need no baby. And I...

Tease photo

Bill O'Reilly's hard-hitting show is becoming bland

"If your brains were made of dynamite, you couldn't blow your nose..."-Jack Webb, "The D.I."...

Tease photo

Big baby Dwight Howard leaves the Nets in the lurch

"You have to go to a museum to see a frame like this..." -Joe Mantegna,...

Tease photo

Some ups and downs as presidential politics proceed apace

"One may smile a smile and be a villain..." -Kevin Costner, "JFK" (1991) Despite my...

Tease photo

Obama's unwise slap at Supreme Court galvanizes Republicans

"Politics requires the skill to get someone else to do the unthinkable for you..."--Kenneth Branagh,...

Tease photo

Once again, we wait as the taxmen and women cometh

"There's plenty for the few, but nothing for the plenty"--Sean Penn, "The Assassination of Richard...

Tease photo

Sky-high gasoline prices could decide presidential election

"Just such odd circumstances seem to provide us with suitable personnel..."--Alec Guinness, "Tinker Tailor Soldier...

Tease photo

Black detective's tough tale of life, love and crime

After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor..."--Louis Calhern, "The Asphalt Jungle"...

Tease photo

Could Hillary mount a primary challenge to Obama in 2012?

"One of the most beautiful ladies I ever met, I met in the rain. High...

Tease photo

New Year's wishes to the new Knicks and the new Nets

"The only thing that is an hour from 42nd Street is 43rd Street..."- Michael Caine,...

Tease photo

Not much to like in today's mainstream news media

"When a man stops chasing women, he's old. When he stops chasing headlines, he's dead..."-Lloyd...

Tease photo

Obamacare unexpectedly wins and America-at-large loses

"In my line of work, you have to learn how to lie with remarkable precision..."--Clifton...

Tease photo

The Spaniels' great 'Pookie' Hudson left us five years ago

"When you kiss me baby, oh, you make me feel so good. Well, I know...

Tease photo

Wrestling still big on TV, but not what it used to be

"Everybody needs somebody else who can make them feel ashamed of themselves..."--Jack Oakie, "The Rat...

Tease photo

Public trust put to test by prolonged NBA lockout

"It's supply and demand. If the supply is lacking, create it. That's the American way..."--Kurtwood...

Tease photo

The Rodney King legacy lives

"The world has been a slaughterhouse since the beginning of time, and it still is..."--Orson...

Tease photo

At the end of the day, what's, like, cool and amazing?

"It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to...

Tease photo

Herman Cain personifies the Black American dream

At a mid-October rally in Tennessee for Herman Cain, a little white girl held a...

Tease photo

When will America choose to elect a female president?

"She comes high but she's worth it..."-Douglas Fowley, "Armored Car Robbery" (1950) Will America one...

Tease photo

In pop music lore, these vintage female vocalists are tops

"Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don't think that I can take...

Tease photo

Ups and downs dog Knicks, debilitating injuries decimate Nets

"Welcome to tomorrow..."-Powers Boothe, "By Dawn's Early Light" (1990) At times during the 2009-2010 season,...

Tease photo

To trust today's media is to buy a pig in a poke

"Never believe what you publish and never publish what you believe..."-Miguel Ferrer, "The Night Flier"...

Tease photo

A nightmare pays me a scary visit every Halloween

"Was it the boogie man? As a matter of fact, it was..."-Donald Pleasance, "Halloween" (1978)...

Tease photo

It's been 35 years since landmark 'Roots' exploded on TV

"Slave days are over. My name ain't Kunta Kinte..."-Spike Lee, "Do the Right Thing" (1989)...

Tease photo

The election for president is up for grabs

"I tell you, there's nothing like a low-down political fight to put roses in my...

Tease photo

Whom do you prefer, Hilary R. or Hillary C.?

"She looked like she had just been thrown out of the crummiest freight train in...

Tease photo

White 'cover records' ripped off great Black R&B sounds

"You can wag your tail, but you ain't no friend of mine..."-Willie Mae "Big Mama"...

Tease photo

HIV/AIDS death rates decrease ... in prison

While sex in prison is forbidden, the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, is...

Tease photo

Bone marrow transplant offers hope to HIV/AIDS patients

Stem cell transplants, more commonly referred to as bone marrow transplants, may offer a cure...

Tease photo

Positive versus negative: Study shows risk of infection low in serodiscordant relationships

A study released last year by the Swiss Federal Commission for HIV/AIDS adds credence to...

Tease photo

Minister Farrakhan still loved in New York

In eight months, Minister Louis Farrakhan will be 80 years of age, but he showed...

Voter registration comes to a close

As the Oct. 12 deadline to register to vote in New York approaches this Friday,...

Tease photo

Union official protests cuts in child care

DC 1707 AFSCME Executive Director Raglan George Jr. was a one-man picket line in front...

Queens' Colosseum Mall is still alive

Many New Yorkers recognize the set where rapper LL Cool J filmed his music video...

Guyana unconcerned about alleged Chinese spy company

This week, Guyanese government officials said they had no problems with a Chinese firm that...

Tease photo

Me and my blanket

SKY HIGH (Oct. 11)--After crossing the globe this week on the new, double-decker Airbus A300-800...

Black faith leaders weigh in on Obama's support of gay marriage

African-American pastors continue their march against President Barack Obama's gay marriage endorsement. A surfeit of...

Tease photo

HIV/AIDS programs face major cuts in January

An edict that will slash millions in federal spending for HIV/AIDS programs will automatically begin...

Tease photo

The ear docs vs. the eye docs

I hope that this article is not misleading. I am not writing about doctors who...

Tease photo

Honoring 20 years of providing HIV/AIDS services in Harlem

St. Mary's Center in Harlem, a skilled nursing facility, is celebrating 20 years of providing...

Hip Hop 4 Life's fifth annual Youthfest

On Saturday, Oct. 6, there was no better place for teenagers and their parents to...

Fifth-graders debate Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama

Manhattan Country School fifth-graders, as part of debate class, will be debating the merits of...

Tease photo

Sidling up to the bar

There are many restaurants and eateries popping up in Harlem, which thankfully now gives us...

Tease photo

For those looking for picturesque fall foliage

Fall is by far my favorite season of the year; it's when Mother Nature bestows...

Tease photo

Concept Korea's fashion variety

What an impressive presentation! Five of Korea's top labels and designers--Son Jung Wan, Choiboko, Kye,...

Tease photo

NY State appoints fact-finding panel in UFT/DOE dispute

In an attempt to resolve the contract dispute between the United Federation of Teachers (UFT)...

Tease photo

Taxi workers claim livelihood threatened by MTBOT lawsuit

According to the Taxi Workers Alliance, the Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade (MTBOT) is allegedly...

Tease photo

Terrie Williams to keynote at UN's Mental Health Day

Noted PR executive and inspirational author Terrie M. Williams will be a keynote speaker in...

Tease photo

Reel Sisters Film Fest celebrates 15 years

Seems hard to believe, but this weekend the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival...

Tease photo

Apple picking galore at Queens County Farm Museum

It's fall, and it's apple season in New York. There will be a lot of...

Tease photo

'The Bessies' and 'Stars of the 21st Century'

For two days, dance lovers will stand up and cheer as the dance world honors...

Broadway stars 'Jammin' in Harlem'

Rehearsals are in full swing as a cast of about two dozen of the finest...

Jazz on display

A special jazz photo exhibit will be on display at WBGO 88.3 FM's studio in...

Tease photo

Kanye and Kim go house hunting

Rapper Kanye West was spotted out on Oct. 8 with reality star girlfriend Kim Kardashian...

The Jass Syncopators, Monk exhibition

The Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca and the Jass Syncopators, who always play their...

Tease photo

Outstanding Christopher Copeland

Saint Augustine's University graduate Christopher Copeland was named a regional winner of the NCAA Division...

Tease photo

Greatest moments in the history of Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden will celebrate some of the greatest moments in the arena's more than...

Tease photo

A look back at the Liberty season

"Live the Game" was once again the New York Liberty's motto for the 2012 season....

Tease photo

Kyvallos, Marquis lead the Queens College inaugural Sports Hall of Fame

Lucille Kyvallos and Gail Marquis will be front and center of what should be a...

Tease photo

Dorch, Rencher, Irvin, Penceal, Kessler are Brooklyn USA Hall of Famers

The 32nd annual Brooklyn USA Athletic Association Hall of Fame Awards continues to honor the...

Tease photo

Rex Ryan going deep in his bag of tricks to get a win

Here's a phrase that Jets coach Rex Ryan is going to have to live by...

Tease photo

Jerry Reese is the quiet architect of the Giants' success

Despite being the primary architect of two Super Bowl victories over the past five seasons...

Right to reparations granted in UK Court

Oct. 9 (GIN)--Three elderly Kenyans won a major victory in Britain's High Court, giving them...

Tease photo

Amsterdam News in the Classroom: The magic of fall

Fall is here. With cool, crisp mornings, pleasant daytime temperatures, bright blue skies and brilliant,...

Farm Bureau applauds Addabbo

I am pleased to announce that the New York Farm Bureau has recently named state...

Tease photo

The great debate

Mitt Romney's stated policies in business during the first presidential debate: champion the growth and...

Thursday, October 11

A listless Obama is still better than Romney

Somehow, the body snatchers came last Wednesday and took the fire (as in fired up,...

Tease photo

The execution of Big Bird and our dreams

My 2-year-old couldn't care less about politics. She doesn't even know what an election is....

Tease photo

Touraine Lynch uses life to make a difference

"I remember just asking God that if he could just take away the cancer, I...

Round two: Obama vs. Romney

Boxing may not be the best metaphor for the nonviolent debates between President Barack Obama...

City report puts 217 schools on the chopping block

According to the city of New York's annual progress report, 217 elementary and middle schools...

Rwanda flag-raising ceremony to take place in Newark

The Why Do I Exist? - Kuki Ndiho Rwanda Orphans Support Project will present the...

Tease photo

Giving Nina Simone her propers

Remember back in 1996 when the Fugees came out with "The Score"? The game is...

Tease photo

Kanye West's 'White Dress': 'Man With the Iron Fists' Song Sees Rapper Returning To Earlier Sound

A new bit of Kanye West Music has made its way to the internet. "White Dress," a song off the soundtrack of the upcoming RZA film "Man With the Iron Fists," is a welcome return to the older, more thoughtful flow of early Kanye.

Tease photo

Kobe Bryant calls Smush Parker "the worst," demoralizes 2005-06 Lakers roster

With the Los Angeles Lakers embarking on a 2012-13 season many believe is destined to end with an NBA title, it’s easy to forget a time when Kobe Bryant was not so happy with his franchise or the teammates LA's front office saddled him with.

Tuesday, October 9

Arkansas Rep. Jon Hubbard says slavery was "blessing in disguise" for Black people

The Examiner.com reports: Rep. Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas state senate, claims...

The Carlina White Story portrayed on Lifetime

The true story dates back to August of 1987 when parents Joy White and Carl...

Saturday, October 6

corr date error...Mr President do you have a mole?

Mr. President, do you have a mole in your administration? On the Sunday September 30,...

Mr President do you have a mold?

Mr. President, do you have a mole in your administration? On the Sunday October 1,...

Friday, October 5

Tease photo

The Raiders win Bronx Borough President's Cup

The Bronx Borough President's Cup was at stake during the big championship game between the...

Liberty season ends in first-round elimination

Playoff basketball is never pretty. It's a downright grind, both mentally and physically, and in...

Knicks will have a dose of the past

TARRYTOWN--It was a blast from the past with hope for the future at the Knicks'...

Tease photo

Will the new Brooklyn Nets have a breakout season?

It's been a long time since the Nets were under any real pressure to win...

Tease photo

The Giants cannot continue to lose games in their division

The defeat could be costly but not detrimental. At least not yet. But losing to...

The Orange Tour Heads to New York City During 2012-2013 Season Learn to Lead Change and Lead Small

Atlanta, Georgia (October 4, 2012) - Hundreds of regional church leaders will gather in New...

Obama, Romney decline NAACP invitation to discuss Black issues

Your Black World Reports: "President Obama has tuned down an invitation from the NAACP and...

Tease photo

Actor and Activist, Danny Glover Receives Harlem Arts Alliance Award

It is universally noted that Harlem is one of the central arts and culture centers...

Tease photo

Jay-Z runs Brooklyn

Can't deny it. Jay Z is a consummate performer. His opening show of an eight-night...

Thursday, October 4

Black reporters remember publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Sr.

Upon hearing that Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger Sr., the retired chairman of the New York...

Students back at school

We are almost one month into this new school year. Some kids just started kindergarten...

Tease photo

Students earn CCNY scholarships

College became more financially attainable for 12 high-achieving students from Harlem and the Bronx who...

Nigerian independence marred by mass murder

Oct. 2 (GIN)--Nineteen students, a security guard and a yet unknown number of other residents...

Tease photo

Carbon monoxide, a gas that kills

As the weather turns nippier and frost comes knocking at our doors, we tend to...

Tease photo

Rep. Edolphus Towns: It's all about service

Friday night, I threw a party at one of my favorite places in Washington, the...

Tease photo

Flex your political muscle--vote!

This is a huge election year. There is the presidential election, congressional elections and state...

Tease photo

Paid sick leave: It's not just an economic issue

In this city where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer--as...

Tease photo

A docket of critical cases for the Supreme Court

Whether viewed from an executive, legislative or judicial perspective, America faces some very critical decisions...

Tease photo

Study finds school segregation by race, poverty growing fast

In 1954 the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case decided that separate public...

Caskets outside Barclays highlights gun violence in inner city

"We brought caskets to Jay-Z's opening show at the Barclays Center to highlight the fact...

Public Theater goes 'Wild With Happy' Oct. 9

The Public Theater begins previews for the world premiere of Colman Domingo's "Wild With Happy"...

Tease photo

A prosperous 50th to legendary DJ Marley Marl

"Hangin' pictures on my wall / Every Saturday, Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl," Biggie...

Tease photo

'King of Pop' lives on in deluxe new set

Once you've had the biggest-selling album of all time, what do you do for an...

Tease photo

Sunday in Harlem with "Fela!"

"Fela!" was in Harlem on a recent Sunday morning as members of the "Fela!" group...

Tease photo

African focus in human rights film fest

The 50th anniversary of the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights took place in 1998....

Tease photo

Femi Kuti Talks Love and Care for Africa in 2011 Grammy Nominated Album, "Africa for Africa"

2011 was a good year for the international Afrobeat superstar Femi Kuti-a very good year....

Tease photo

Hair Rules now

The experts at Hair Rules New York Salon, located upstairs at 828 Ninth Ave., work...

Fashion off the hook! Cole's crochet chic in '108 Stitches'

For Fashion's Night Out, New York City was buzzing with fashion excitement and news. At...

Tease photo

An actual 'Basketball Wife' finally on VH1!

There is finally a real "basketball wife" on VH1. Los Angeles Laker Matt Barnes and...

Tease photo

Honoring Harlem's legacy of art and activism

The Interchurch Center was the scene of a gathering of the cream of Harlem's artistic...

Cuba Gooding Sr. and the test of time

The strings and keyboards on "Happiness is Just Around the Bend" are memorable on that...

Tease photo

Brother of Nina Simone speaks on controversial casting in biopic

The controversy surrounding a biopic about legendary singer Nina Simone has not only caused an...

Tease photo

The economics of immigration reform vs. self-deportation

The Oktoberfest of presidential debates is here, and undoubtedly the hot-button issue of immigration reform...

Grenada's government near collapse

This week, the political faction that supports Grenada's embattled Prime Minister Tillman Thomas voted to...

Tease photo

Colony Records was my place for original Black R&B

"Well, it's three o'clock in the morning. Baby, I just can't get right. Well, I...

Tease photo

TWU prez: Bus driver assaults aren't new

During a conference call with the media on Wednesday, Transit Workers Union (TWU) Local 100...

Tease photo

No time for complacency

I agree with New York Yankee great Yogi Berra, who said, "It ain't over till...

Tease photo

Staten Island Black Heritage Parade

It's not every day that you can walk into a public park and see your...

Presidential debate viewing party at Apollo October 16

Fresh on the heels of the first leg of the newly launched Apollo Uptown Hall...

DA announces investigation into Morningside Heights police shooting

The Manhattan district attorney's office said that they are investigating the shooting death of a...

Tease photo

For Tammi Butler, education is a passion

"I made the best decision to become a teacher 12 years ago," said New York...

Tuesday, October 2

Adventuring in the great outdoors

Well, it's time to wrap up our sojourn in and around Bentonville, Ark., with visits...

Taste-bud temptations in Bentonville

We're back, continuing along our travel adventures in Bentonville, Ark. This time around, we're delving...

Tease photo

Second Esperanza Spalding show added at the Apollo

Due to popular demand, Bowery Presents has added an Esperanza Spalding show at the Apollo...

McFerrin, Lake, Haynes swings on

The unique vocals of Bobby McFerrin are to be enjoyed, not wasted on trying to...

ANC turns 100 with memorable party in Central Park

This year marks the 100th since the founding of South Africa's prominent African National Congress,...

'Bring It On' brings the fun

This musical begins by telling a simple story of high school cheerleaders and one girl's...

'Rock of Ages' is a blast!

"Rock of Ages" truly rocks Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre on West 44th Street....

Tease photo

Caribbean writers celebrate voice of independence

A Caribbean tradition returns to the downtown Brooklyn campus of St. Francis College on Friday,...

Tease photo

Arise magazine's spring '13 looks

Arise magazine's spring 2013 show for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center featured five fashion...

Tease photo

Tyler Perry tour postponed

Madea fans looking to see their favorite character on stage this fall may be getting...

The Savoy King, James Cotton Blues

Blues, like jazz, is an American art form. It came out of African-American communities in...

Tease photo

'Jazz Vespers' in Harlem

Most tourists who flock to Harlem and line up outside the churches hope to get...

New website aims to help Black consumers save money, shop smart and spend wisely

ATLANTA, Georgia (October 1, 2012) - It is interesting to note that when you view...

Tease photo

Yolanda R.

Yolanda R. performs R&B/Soul, Pop, and Jazz & Gospel. Singing since age 12, she has...

Mitt Romney and the Republicans...a Black perspective

For whatever the reason whether it be ingeniously strategic or incredibly stupid Mitt Romney has...

Are corporations people?

If according to the US Supreme Court, corporations are people, then we should expect corporations...

DATA ENTRY JOBS (Shahexcel)

Data Entry Jobs, now stay at home and increase your income, No experiance required. Fabulous...