Thursday, April 30
The surviving family members of New Yorkers killed by the police over the past decades brought their demand for a special prosecutor for police killings directly to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Capitol office in Albany.
The 22nd New York African Film Festival will be held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center (May 6 to 12).
Kick off the impending mid-week blues and explode into hump day after a night on Harlem’s Restaurant Row, eating, drinking and laughing in reverence of the fourth annual “Food and Drink Boulevard,” presented by Experience: Harlem and the Frederick Douglas Business Alliance.
This week, Kysha "SCHOPgirl" Harris reviews Chuko in Brooklyn.
You know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, I don’t know about the shower part, but May is definitely “blooming” with an abundance of insightful, delightful, creative, fun and fascinating events.
Last Saturday’s weather was absolutely perfect for a rooftop bridal fashion show! Malan Breton presented his spring-summer 2016 collection for brides and grooms.
With a few strokes of mascara, eye shadow and blush, you will add color to your cheeks, and length and definition to your eyes. It makes a difference.
As President Barack Obama celebrates the confirmation of Loretta Lynch’s nomination, on one hand he is ecstatic, and on the other hand, upset.
The recent death of Freddie Gray while in police custody in Baltimore that has triggered nights of violence is further confirmation of a report in The New York Times about “missing Black men.”
Sylvia Alston’s place was packed Sunday afternoon to alert the community of Judge Tanya Kennedy’s re-election bid. Let us hope that her courtroom is never this crowded.
Supporters of Rep. Charles Rangel attended a fundraiser at Sylvia’s Also Restaurant in Harlem
Yvonne Delaney Mitchell gives her weekly Cosmopolitan Review
Nigeria’s president-elect is already making waves with his pledge to attack corruption, starting with the missing $20 billion allegedly swiped from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation during the previous administration.
A practice of denying admission to South African public schools children without visas or whose parents are refugees from other African countries is creating a foundation for the current rash of xenophobia, critics of the practice say.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, ignoring objections to an ill-advised third term, now faces a growing popular movement to oust him after his term ends this coming June.
All of the 124 students graduating from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem this coming June who sought and were eligible for highly coveted fall residencies have been matched successfully, the school has announced.
I am sure you have heard that old hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Well, ladies, whether you’re in love or not, when you have uncomfortable feelings in your chest that persist, those signs and symptoms can have a lot to do with your survival.
For almost a decade, the talk around New York City’s specialized high schools has been about access, opportunity and how money affects both. New Yorkers now have some numbers to confirm their beliefs.
Children from the ages of 4 to 12 will be able to attend the Artscape Summer Camp at the famous Harlem School of the Arts.
The Civil War was over by the time Mary Eliza Mahoney was accepted into nursing school, but the gallant Union fighters, particularly those wounded in battle, could have used Mahoney’s skilled professionalism and calm efficiency and caregiving that were the hallmarks of her illustrious career.
Imhotep's weekly guide to Black events.
Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company have announced the judges for the seventh annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, to be held Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52nd St.).
Harlem School of the Arts’ Theatre Department presents “The Colored Museum,” written by George C. Wolfe and directed by Alfred Preisser.
In 2004, a federal judge in Chicago dismissed a lawsuit brought by descendants of slaves against corporations they accused of profiting from slavery, ruling the plaintiffs did not establish a direct link to the companies targeted.
According to a report by “Fox Business News” host Charles Payne, in an episode of “Making Money”, the United States’ first Americanized-African president is preparing to reward some of the descendants of those who endured the African holocaust for the past several hundred years and involuntarily labored without compensation while building this country into the superpower it eventually became.
District Council 37 and City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine voiced support for expansion of city beach and pool season. They want it to end the last week of September instead of Labor Day.
The impact of Hurricane Sandy on residents of the New York City Housing Authority, who were evacuated to safety or remained without heat or hot water in the fall of 2012, continues to demand attention.
A scathing report out of New Jersey indicates that 15 people have been shot by police in the Garden State over the past two years. Nine died at the hands of law enforcement.
New Jersey residents are voicing their opposition to Gov. Chris Christie sending 150 state troopers to Baltimore this week to help local law enforcement.
A legal point, a very fine one, has helped free a Chicago detective in the shooting death of Rekia Boyd. Cook Country Judge Dennis Porter ruled that prosecutors did not prove that officer Dante Servin had acted recklessly
Close comrades and relatives of Mumia Abu-Jamal have been concerned about his rapidly deteriorating health since his “near-death” March 30 diabetic shock, which caused him to lose consciousness and be hospitalized.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ dreams of an NBA title became a little cloudy Tuesday when the team’s general manager, David Griffin, revealed that Kevin Love, the Cavs’ versatile power forward, would likely be out for the rest of the season with a severe left shoulder injury.
Despite their four regular season losses to the Atlanta Hawks, the Brooklyn Nets have been able to run with the Hawks in this postseason, almost winning playoff Game 2 in the Dirty Dirty, winning Game 3 and 4 here, at home.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams held a soccer ball “kick around” and extended a special Brooklyn welcome to New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese, assistant coach Alecko Eskandarian, New York Cosmos players Raul Gonzalez and Long Island native Carlos Mendes and Joe Barone, chairman of the National Premier Soccer League.
Amateur Athletic Union President and CEO Dr. Roger J. Goudy described this year’s Sullivan Award finalists as perhaps the strongest group ever, an unquestionable who’s who of amateur sports.
The 2014-15 All-Met Division III women’s college basketball teams were announced Tuesday by the Met Basketball Writers Association, and College of New Rochelle senior forward Jah-Leah Ellis (Harlem, N.Y., Hun School of Princeton, N.J.) has been selected to the Third Team.
Saturday night, 38-year-old Floyd Mayweather and 36-year-old Manny Pacquiao will meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a welterweight bout that theoretically will determine who is the so-called best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
Like her or hate her, Hillary Clinton has made it clear she is going to fight like Ali to be the first female president of the United States.
In all this year, six general elections are to be held in the 15-nation Caribbean trade bloc, and if internal and other polls hold true, four of these are expected to yield new governments or result in wafer-thin majorities.
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Cable & Wireless Communications, a full-service communications provider operating in 16 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.
Many years ago, I began saving $5 bills after getting change. This small act has changed the way I view money, how I shop and what I view as needs versus wants.
Let’s change the way we look at gun violence. Instead of simply calling it crime, we need to call it what it truly is: one the most serious threats to public health in Harlem.
Anyone who has watched the video of Walter Scott being gunned down by officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, S.C., should be absolutely shocked by what occurred.
This week's Black New York is writer Brook Stephenson.
Sunday, May 3 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is hosting an outdoor food, music and art festival at the Bronx General Post Office to kick off Bronx Week 2015.
Three New York leaders of the police anti-brutality movement are participating in the Million Moms March to the U.S. Justice Department in Washington Mother’s Day weekend.
Sunday, April 26, people gathered on the corner of 120th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in Harlem to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the stray-bullet slaying of 13-year-old Chris Shakim Owens in 2009.
The honorable Chief Apostle William Lee Bonner, a spiritual leader and book author who built an international organization, landmark educational institutions and churches, and reached millions in his ministry, passed away Friday, April 3.
This week's entertainment and celebrity news updates with Florence Anthony.
With the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts sponsoring the 38th anniversary of the famed Bronx nightclub Disco Fever by presenting “Fever Re-Union: Old School Hip-Hop Concert” Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m., this writer had the occasion to talk to one of the original hip-hoppers, Kurtis Blow.
Two events highlight this month’s dance calendar, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia and Gabriel “Kwickstep” Dionisio’s hip-hop dance group Full Circle (May 1) and Marjani Forte (May 6 to 9).
The Dance Theatre of Harlem's April 2015 season marked the return to its longtime home, New York City Center.
Ron Scott gives us this week's "Jazz Notes".
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch had hardly finished being sworn in Monday as the first African-American woman to hold the position when the outrage and violence in Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s death in police custody became an immediate flashpoint.
The killing of another Black male by police left Baltimore burning Monday, April 27, 2015. It is calmer now, with curfews, multiple arrests and a simmering anger replacing the unbridled outrage that followed the funeral of Freddie Gray.
Wednesday, April 29
Thousands gather in Union Square Wednesday night for a peaceful demonstration organized by Millions March NYC for police brutality victim Freddie Gray.
Nations across sub-Saharan Africa have for decades struggled to establish strong and stable democracies upon the ruins of single-party systems notorious for squelching dissenting views, jailing opposition leaders and embarking on self-serving economic policies that brought hardship to their peoples.
Reports indicate that a federal agent in Detroit fatally shot a Black man 10 times who was allegedly wielding a hammer on Monday triggering demonstrations in the Motor City.
Tuesday, April 28
New York Amsterdam News editor Nayaba Arinde and staff writer Cyril Josh Barker discuss the situation in Baltimore.
Monday, April 27
Community leaders advocate for calm in Baltimore as the city moves forward and peaceful protests take place.
Help from around the world is needed after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal over the weekend continues to have a devastating aftermath as the death tolls rises.
Friday, April 24
Effort follows court decision declaring irrational laws unconstitutional
Loretta Lynch takes her place in history this week as the U.S. Senate confirms as the first African American female U.S. Attorney General but who is she?
Thursday, April 23
April 19 (GIN)—Shocking images of South Africans beating foreign-born residents residing in Durban, Johannesburg and other parts of the country stunned the continent, which had taken a message of brotherhood from former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has turned a new page and heralds a new dawn with her March 28 presidential election that saw the emergence of Muslim politician and former Gen. Muhammadu Buhari elected to the highest office in the land.
The 5-month saga of Loretta Lynch’s confirmation process as Attorney General has been frustrating, but finally, today the Senate confirmed Ms. Lynch as the first African-American woman ever to hold the office of Attorney General.
Presuming you’ve done well and lived up to the good recommendations dispensed during March Nutrition Month, the upcoming fifth annual National Urban Health Conference is packed with additional information that will help you as you continue your pursuit of wellness and happiness.
Imhotep gives his weekly guide to Black events.
It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the Earth! Yes, we should be doing that every day, but this Saturday, April 25, Harlem Park to Park will present Harlem Earth Day in Morningside Park, noon to 4 p.m.
Kysha "SCHOPgirl" shares her recipes for Miso Black Cod and Red Miso Hangar Steak.
African-Americans have played a significant role in the history of Macon, Ga., since its early founding. Although many people identify the city with two of its most famous native sons—Otis Redding and Little Richard—there were numerous other African-Americans and institutions that helped make the city what it is today.
Seven Brown is so excited to invite everyone to the opening of her Harlem Skincare & Laser Clinic April 23, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at 2119 Frederick Douglas Blvd., between 114th and 115th streets.
For Australia’s Fashion Week earlier this month, Talulah’s collection was colorful, sexy and stylish!
At last, after a delay of more than five months, Loretta E. Lynch was narrowly confirmed as U.S. Attorney General by the Senate Thursday afternoon.
New York City firefighters are looking to restore disability pay for new hires that was lost under the previous state governor.
Across the country, fast-food workers walked off their jobs in a display of solidarity and how far they will go for a living wage.
After four months on the picket lines that spanned a brutally cold winter and a difficult holiday season, “carwasheros” at Vegas Auto Spa in Brooklyn, N.Y., have won their strike and ratified a landmark contract agreement that includes wage hikes, strong worker protections and a $1,500-per-person signing bonus.
David Goodson talks R&B singer Jazmin Sullivan in this week's Nightlife review.
March2Justice arrived at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Members of Justice League NYC stood alongside Rep. John Conyers as he reintroduced the End Racial Profiling Act.
The Greater New York chapter and the Philadelphia chapter of the Links commemorated the social activism of the Links founding members in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Yvonne Delaney Mitchell gives her weekly Cosmopolitan Review.
Touro College of Pharmacy students are celebrating their recently announced residency matches at prestigious institutions throughout the United States and its territories.
Just below your navel is the area where the bladder lies internally. Tenderness in this area can often signal that a bladder infection may be in progress.
“The value of the Black woman is worth more than the value of the Earth.” This was the message of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the national minister for the Nation of Islam, who addressed a national audience of women Saturday, April 18.
It was fortuitous this past weekend to have Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan’s wake and viewing at the Abyssinian Baptist Church last Thursday right around the corner from the Reparations Summit, convened at the same time by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century at Mother AMEZ Church in Harlem.
You know it’s a good day when you receive a notification that there will be a special guest attending your class today, but can you imagine if that person turned out to be dancehall superstar Konshens?
“House negroes! All of you! You ought to be ashamed of yourselves! Let that young lady teach,” bellowed angry octogenarian activist Nat Williams at the apparent smugness and indifference to the community’s overwhelming support for embattled Orange elementary school teacher Marilyn Zuniga by Orange’s majority African-American Board of Education.
Reading Ginger Adams Otis’ engrossing “Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest,” which centers on the ordeal and ultimate success of Wesley Williams to become a fireman, she cited a passage about another African-American pioneer in uniform, Samuel J. Battle, New York City’s first Black policeman.
As Justice Department lawyers Friday, April 17 urged the federal appeals court in New Orleans to let President Barack Obama’s November 2014 executive action on immigration immediately move forward, despite a legal challenge by 26 red states, my aunt called to tell me about the marriage of a 50-year-old immigrant caregiver to her 99-year-old employer.
Barbados and Antigua, two of the largest shareholders of the regional commuter air service that is an aviation lifeline to many islands in the Caribbean Community, are at the center of a heated row with Antigua.
Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts marked Earth Day this past Wednesday by switching their lighting systems to an energy efficient, ecologically friendly light-emitting diode solution.
During the turbulent 1980s and early 1990s, when murder, mayhem and drugs plagued the inner cities, scores of self-made gangsters vied for control of certain neighborhoods.
Over the past several months, a lot of attention has been focused on killer cops. Every other day, we seem to witness a case of police brutality that ends in murder.
“Welcome to death avenue” was written on a wall across the street from where a young teen was fatally shot in Paterson, N.J. City officials have since painted over the message that carries a heavy meaning.
Freddie Carlos Gray whose age has been misreported in media accounts, died April 19, a week after an arrest by Baltimore police near his home in West Baltimore left Gray with spinal injuries and in critical condition.
Wadiya Jamal, wife of the imprisoned and ailing Mumia Abu-Jamal, was shocked to see photos of her husband. She was even more horrified seeing him in person last Thursday at the SCI Mahanoy.
The NBA named Brooklyn Nets guard-forward Bojan Bogdanovic Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in April.
The opening week of the NBA playoffs have reaffirmed what the regular season clearly established: The Eastern Conference is demonstratively inferior to the Western Conference from top to bottom.
It was supposed to be a relatively uneventful WNBA draft, with no stars on par with Brittney Griner, the top draft pick of 2013, or Breanna Stewart, the likely first pick in 2016. But then, two players who met the league’s requirement of turning 22 this year decided to leave their college days behind and go pro.
Across the country, millions of NBA fans are buying into “Let’s give the championship trophy to a team from the west.”
Harlem residents deserve to have stores that provide clothes, coffee, food and a host of other goods. However, I wonder what the long-term costs will be for the neighborhood and the community if, slowly but surely, many of the locally owned businesses disappear.
Many were optimistic when Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to lead a new affordable housing construction surge that would deliver 200,000 new and renovated units of housing to New York City over a decade.
Never before in America’s history have three Black men occupied such official positions of power: President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
This weeks Black New Yorker is 13-year-old singer, dancer, and performer Kyla Imani McMillan.
Hunter College and CUNY students, faculty and community members came together Tuesday to call on 2016 presidential candidates to support a national goal of debt-free college at public institutions of higher education.
The Masjid Malcolm Shabazz Mosque is hosting the “Jail Ain’t No Good” annual walk-a-thon Saturday, April 25.The four-mile walk will start at 11 a.m. at West 116th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.
The life of gun violence victim Chris S. Owens is being honored at a vigil Sunday, April 26 from noon to 2 p.m. in Harlem on the corner of West 121st Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.
Michael Waithe, 52, served time—a year and a half of a possible four-and-a-half-year sentence—for a crime he didn’t commit. Through his 30-year ordeal of fighting to be cleared and the prospect of being deported, he says he never lost his faith in God.
Last week, a group made up of nearly 60 organizations sent a letter to New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the council itself to oppose their proposal to add 1,100 police officers to the New York Police Department’s headcount.
For their weeklong run at the Joyce Theater (March 17 to 22), Ailey II didn’t entice audiences to come see a premiere, nor did the promotions offer anything else that was new. What was expected, however, was a season of good dancing from really good dancers.
Johnny Kemp, beloved singer of the 1988 hit “Just Got Paid,” died April 16 in Jamaica while in the country to join the Tom Joyner cruise. The married father of two was 55.
The artist Jacob Lawrence’s “One-Way Ticket: Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North” is now on exhibit through Sept. 7 at the Museum of Modern Art.
Stewart F. Lane wrote a phenomenal book called “Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way,” published by Square One Publishers. The book chronicles the history of Blacks in theater, and it is a marvelous, exciting, fascinating history.
Broadway’s Palace Theatre, at the corner of Broadway and 47th Street, is home to a reimagined version of “An American in Paris,” and it is worth seeing.
Solange Knowles was faced with a personal emergency last week and was forced to cancel a DJ set she had booked aligning with the Coachella festival. Knowles rushed back to New Orleans after learning her business partner and friend Armina Mussa had been stabbed.
Louis Sarno explains his inspiration for writing his book, “Song From the Forest: My Life Among the Pygmies,” which is playing currently and receiving strong accolades from a wide variety of his peers and critics alike.
New York has always been cool. That’s a fact, but with the Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios, the chic factor has been amped up.
In New York City, April 24 to May 29, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI,” an animation series aimed at highlighting the techniques that make up the craft of animation.
Loretta E. Lynch, 55, may soon make history. She will be the 83rd U.S. attorney general if and when she is confirmed.
This past weekend, with the last strains of a harsh winter replaced by rising temperatures, gunshots rang out in three New York boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan.
Tuesday, April 21
First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address at Tuskegee University’s 130th Spring Commencement Ceremony.
Friday, April 17
Lifetime premieres its newest reality series “Bama State Style” featuring the Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets.
Reports indicate that R&B singer Johnny Kemp has died.
Several studies have been done showing that an increase in the wages of these employees would help boost the economy and lower the burden on tax payers since workers wouldn’t have to rely on public assistance and food stamps in order to survive.
Thursday, April 16
Female panelists came together to discuss issues and topics relating to Black women and girls during the National Action Network’s 15thannual convention last week.
April 10, the nation’s top labor leaders took the struggle to protect the rights of working men and women to the annual National Action Network convention.
Imhotep gives his weekly guide to Black Events.
New York City heats up Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 with High River Sauces’ third annual New York City Hot Sauce Expo (@NYCHotSauceExpo), taking place at the Brooklyn Expo.
The Amsterdam News is excited to be an official media sponsor of the first annual Harlem EatUp! festival (@HarlemEatUp), going down May 14–17.
In the first part of this feature series, we had just begun to grasp the overall “lay of the land” of Macon, Ga., a boutique town of approximately 90,000 residents situated a little more than an hour northwest of Atlanta.
From toddlers to teens, petitePARADE’s eighth Kids Fashion Week show was spectacular. Their young models strutted down the runway and sparked excitement with this audience in clothes from over 100 designers.
Imagine traveling to New York City or Paris with a planned tour of all your favorite shops and meeting some of your favorite designers. CJ Tours, a full service Parisian fashion and beauty shopping tour operator and online boutique, will handle all of the details of just that sort of trip for you.
A new report by the National Employment Law Project concluded that 42 percent of workers in the United States are paid less than $15 an hour.
Contracted workers at the U.S. Department of Education, the National Park Service and the National Zoo have filed a complaint seeking $1.6 million in unpaid wages under the U.S. Service Contract Act.
In wake of the upcoming Mayweather vs Paquiao fight, David Goodson remembers one of the biggest and brutal boxing matches in history.
At the State Office Building in Harlem, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs held their Women’s History Month Celebration.
A magnificent engagement ceremony was held Saturday, April 11 at Brooklyn’s Eden Palace Banquet Hall, joining the Shittu and Banire families.
While there is no dismissing the glorious encomiums for the late Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan—and they were as full of praise as the many dispensers—the priceless item at his more than three-hour funeral service at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem was the printed program.
In the wake of the police killing of an unarmed Black man in North Charleston, S.C., the National Action Network’s annual conference kicked off last Wednesday.
Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.
Yvonne Delaney Mitchell gives her weekly Cosmopolitan Review.
Love New York recently partnered with the Ski Areas of New York to host a day of outdoor activities for Eagle Academy students in an effort to expand opportunities for young New Yorkers and broaden the reach of its tourism campaign.
More than 800,000 children, some as young as 4, have been forced to flee their homes since last year because of Boko Haram’s violent attacks on military forces and civilians in Nigeria, according to a new United Nations report.
After a week of reparations festivities this past weekend, under the auspices of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, there is a need to keep the discussion going on this important issue.
The idea that began as a U.N. General Assembly resolution Dec. 17, 2007, culminated March 25 with the unveiling of “The Ark of Return,” located at the Visitors’ Entrance Plaza at U.N. headquarters in New York City.
s President Barack Obama met with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday, April 9, here in the U.S. Diaspora, I hoped that at least CARICOM leaders would have the good sense to raise the issue of immigration with the president, especially because Caribbean-American Rep.
Of all the leaders in the 15-nation Caribbean trade bloc, Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad would appear to have an obsession with terrorist organizations in the Middle East and their impact on the rest of the world, vulnerable youth in particular.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (April 16)—After a multimillion-dollar renovation project, Sandals Resorts has relaunched the chain’s largest and Jamaica’s newest resort to date, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.
The tension among the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean countries has not really changed for 100 years.
Are the incidents of the police caught on camera committing one brutal, atrocious act after another aberrations or are they merely a small sample of even more occurrences that are never recorded? We like to believe it’s the former.
Why don’t Black lives matter? Is it because according to the Constitution we are still just three-fifths of a person? Is it because our communities seem poorer than others? Or is it because when we dress in a hoodie, we are a threat?
Fans angrily questioned the value of the Knicks winning games that, in their view, were meaningless and theoretically jeopardizing a guaranteed top three pick, which they would receive by finishing with the worst record in the NBA.
Mayor Ras Baraka was in his element as he celebrated his birthday with family, supporters and friends at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott Monday night.
The New York Knicks’ final home game of the season paid special tribute to the team’s fans with a series of rewards and unique experiences as part of Knicks Fan Appreciation Night, presented by the Chase Freedom Credit Card.
"Until the Black woman is lifted up, Black people will never be respected, nor respect themselves,” says Minister Louis Farrakhan.
To celebrate its 18th anniversary of existence and 10th anniversary of fundraising galas, Figure Skating in Harlem moved off the ice at Trump Rink in Central Park to a new venue, 583 Park Ave.
Funeral services Sunday for Walter Scott, the Black man shot and killed in North Charleston, S.C., had only recently concluded when a police video was released showing an unarmed Black man fleeing the police when he was subsequently tackled, forced to the pavement then shot and killed.
PepsiCo and the National Basketball Association announced a new multiyear marketing partnership, making the food and beverage company an official marketing partner of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association, NBA Development League and USA Basketball, beginning next season.
According to reports, rapper and reality star Nelly is facing felony drug charges after being arrested in Tennessee April 11.
On a misty morning of clouds, more than 1,000 people, dressed primarily in African garb, stood regally in a tremendously long line, waiting for admission into Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church to celebrate the life of Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan, affectionately called “Dr. Ben.”
Just recently, the Pew Research Center released a report that said the number of Black immigrants has more than quadrupled since 1980.
Theater and Harlem luminaries converged on the Apollo Theater Soundstage Monday to mark the 15th anniversary of the Classical Theatre of Harlem with Ty Jones, producing artistic director, and David Roberts, managing director.
For decades, minority-owned firms have been trying to do business with New York City and New York state governments. And for decades, they’ve been told that, for varying reasons, they’re “just not good enough” to compete.
During the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, director and screenwriter Josef Wladyka’s “Manos Sucias” won the award for Best New Narrative Director and an Audience Award.
As if the Islamic Republic of Iran’s determined pursuit of nuclear weapons were not enough, President Barack Obama’s recent interview should prove to everyone just how dangerous the framework agreement announced in Lausanne April 2 really is.
Select films from Tribeca Film Festival 2015
Monday kicked off Justice League NYC’s first March2Justice
This week's Black New Yorker is activist and educator Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy.
The Tribeca Film Festival is back for its 15th year. The selection of this year’s films is one of the best in recent years. Mary J. Blige’s documentary, “Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions” will screen at the Beacon Theater April 16.
Professor and author Elizabeth Alexander is hosting a book signing for her memoir, “The Light of the World,” at Barnes and Noble, Union Square, Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
Various student organizations at the City College of New York rallied in front of the Wille Administration Building Wednesday, advocating for more student services on campus.
Two days of ceremonies at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church last week allowed associates, comrades, family and friends of acclaimed Kemetaphysician Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan the opportunity to pay their final respects before he was interred at Ferncliff Cemetery Friday afternoon.
The Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, is having its annual Black Book Fair Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Medgar Evers College.
About a minute and half into her online announcement of her presidential bid last Sunday, Hillary Clinton said, “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion so you can do more than just get by, so you can get ahead and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong.”
Tuesday marked the beginning of Common Core testing for many elementary and middle school students across New York, but the arrival of Common Core hasn’t come without its detractors.
Participatory budget week begins in New York City, with residents getting to determine what capital project would most improve their neighborhoods.
Saturday, April 11
While there is no dismissing the glorious encomiums for the late Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan—and they were as full of praise as the many dispensers—the priceless item at his more than three-hour funeral service at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem was the printed program.
Friday, April 10
Funeral services for Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan held at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem
Thursday, April 9
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Duke University’s super freshmen didn’t play like freshmen in the NCAA Final Four championship game.
The attention to the Brooklyn Nets’ “better late than never” resurgence has been like the mediocrity of their NBA season.
It was unsurprising, in fact, it was expected, when a chorus of Knicks fans concluded that Derek Fisher did not possess the necessities to be a capable coach in the NBA barely four months into his first season on the bench.
With the season now concluded, we are naming the Amsterdam News Top 10 Players from our area.
The NBA announced that Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 30 through Sunday, April 5.
The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students, as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time.
Funeral services for the late Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben-Jochannan on Friday, April 10 will be live streamed on amsterdamnews.com.
Billie Holiday is one of the best jazz singers in history. This is not up for debate. However, she could just as easily be considered one of the best blues singers as well.
On a recent Thursday morning, across 125th Street from the Apollo Theater in Harlem, pharmacy and medical students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Touro College of Pharmacy gathered for the first session of a course titled “Introduction to Cultural Competence in Healthcare.”
Aspirin is a wonderful drug, but it has its complications.
Noted actor Wendell Pierce, who has appeared in televisions shows like “The Wire” and “Treme” and successful films like “Horrible Bosses,” has become dedicated to fulfilling a need in his hometown of New Orleans.
Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan (Dr. Ben) was the preeminent “Multi-Genius of Our Time.”
At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, the looks were chic and showed military influences.
From the time that Daniel Beaty began his one-man show “The Tallest Tree in the Forest,” your attention was grabbed and maintained.
Marking the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration, the multi-decade mass movement of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North, the Museum of Modern Art presents “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North.”
Sometimes when you say the word “documentary,” it’s perceived as “boring” or depressing. Although, sometimes that’s true, it isn’t for “Song of Lahore” and “In My Fathers’ House.”
The good reverend joined the ancestors after attending Easter services at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Durham, N.C. He died of an apparent heart attack at the Duke University Medical Center. He was 96.
As family and friends prepare to commemorate the lifelong achievements of renowned factologist, Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan, affectionately known as “Dr. Ben,” at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, thousands from all walks of life are expected to attend.
The Harlem School of the Arts announced Monday that President and CEO Yvette L. Campbell is leaving her post and headed for United Arab Emirates for a career in international arts management.
While Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Miller, were the parents of several highly successful children, they were fairly accomplished in their own right.
Nothing would have pleased Elombe Brath more than to have been among the invited guests at the recent inauguration of Dr. Hage Geingob, Namibia’s third president.
All of these modes of communication are necessary and helpful in our quest to stay involved and connected. However, I am proposing the slower way to stay connected.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from a Nigerian school and the three-month anniversary of the slaughter of 2,000 people in Baga, how can we explain the lack of international response to the expansion of Boko Haram?
Increasing the number of people graduating from high school and seeking higher education is particularly important in our inner cities, where public high school graduation rates are often less than 70 percent.
The National Action Network's Annual Conference kicked off yesterday at a ribbon cutting ceremony where Rev. Al Sharpton was joined by Mayor de Blaiso, NJ Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Chairman Reverend Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, NAN Board Members, and other special invited guests.
Imhotep's weekly guide to Black events.
Styled to pay homage to the iconic 1958 photo “A Great Day in Harlem,” Harlem EatUp! Festival's founding sponsor Citi and organizers staged a commemorative photo shoot featuring Harlem chefs and restaurateurs.
Kysha "SCHOPgirl" Harris gives a review of Manhattan restaurant Indian Road Cafe.
Located a little over an hour’s drive north from Atlanta, Macon is a boutique town (approximately 90,000 people in the entire county) that offers a bigger city punch.
Monday, the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission determined that the city of New York had systematically discriminated against its employees on the basis of race and gender, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963.
One day after workers announced a planned strike on tax day, April 15, McDonald’s engaged in an act many workers have labeled as cynical.
David Goodson talks about Will Downing and his latest album in this weeks "Nightlife" review.
March 21, Riccardo’s Ballroom in Astoria hosted the G&B Foundations’ 15th Annual Awards and Scholarship Luncheon, honoring seven young people with college scholarships.
Jamaican-born Hugh “Chef Irie” Sinclair will tantalize viewers with traditional and gourmet Caribbean recipes on the new cooking series, “Taste the Islands with Chef Irie.”
So much for New York being one of only a few states in the union to allow high school graduates who are undocumented immigrants to apply for state financial aid for college.
When the Caribbean trade bloc headquarter nation of Guyana votes for a new government May 11, the elections will most likely be a straight race between a multiracial opposition coalition group and the Indo-dominated governing People’s Progressive Party...
I voted no for the so-called education reforms portion of the $141.6 billion New York budget for two reasons.
There are times when the editorials in the major dailies take positions on subjects that we applaud.
Norman is a multifaceted and caring individual with extensive training and commitment in areas that affect the community.
Added to the ongoing saga of hatred is the recent episode featuring Patrick Cherry (I refuse to call him detective, as he is a disgrace to the squad). Just who does he think he is?
Suzanne Ross, a veteran activist and longtime stalwart in the fight for the liberation of Mumia Abu-Jamal, was among a contingent of supporters who traveled to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
After only eight months since being sworn in as mayor of Newark, New Jersey’s largest urban city, Ras Baraka recently expressed several strong demands to executives of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and to the governor of New Jersey during his first State of the City address.
If President Barack Obama’s intention is to forge a legacy, one mainly based on his foreign policy, he has made several decisive steps toward that goal.
The term “triple threat” does not fully encompass all of the talents Marishka Phillips possesses.
Last weekend, Brooklyn City Council Member Jumaane Williams hosted his third annual Easter egg hunt at Wyckoff Farmhouse in partnership with East Flatbush Village Inc.
The life of gun violence victim Chris S. Owens will be honored at a vigil Sunday, April 26, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Harlem on the corner of West 121st Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.
Justice League NYC is hosting the March2Justice April 13 with honorary co-chairs Harry Belafonte and 1199 SEIU President George Gresham.
Citizens mobilized and rallied Wednesday morning in North Charleston, S.C. in outrage over yet another shooting of an unarmed Black man.
The education plans slipped into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $142 billion budget have left several parties either unresponsive or outright displeased.
The Boko Haram insurgency is facing a new combatant in their war on the Nigerian people. He is a seasoned former general and now president—Muhammadu Buhari.
Frightened students at Garissa University in northeast Kenya hid for what seemed like a lifetime as a small band of al Shabaab terrorists lined young people up on the floor and fired bullets into the backs of their heads.
“Dr. Ben was very close to Malcolm. He was the one giving Malcolm spiritual guidance,” revealed professor James Small. “He shoveled dirt on Malcolm’s grave. He was there. His loss hit him very hard.”
Casey Bardowell is 3 feet tall, weighs 50 pounds and is 9-years-old. She takes up to 40 medications daily because she suffers from a severe form of graft-versus-host disease.
Wednesday, April 8
Citizens mobilize and rally Wednesday morning in North Charleston, S.C. as the nation is outraged over yet another shooting of an unarmed Black man.
Tuesday, April 7
The following photos of Mumia Abu-Jamal were taken on April 6, 2015. He was taken to the hospital previously due to issues with diabetes.
In celebration of her 100th birthday, the Apollo Theater inducts jazz singer Billie Holiday into its Walk of Fame.
Thursday, April 2
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Kysha Harris shares some recipes to try at the dinner table this Easter Sunday.
Kysha "SCHOPgirl" Harris shares a recipe for an arugula salad.
This week, Lysa Allman-Baldwin discusses travel guides for travelers of all kinds.
Tgin (Thank God I’m Natural) is a delicate cream and conditioning collection for natural hair, and the good news is, it’s now on the shelves at Target.
The largest rally of underpaid workers is set to take place April 15—tax day.
Ramsey Orta, the man who shot the video of Eric Garner being killed by police last year, remains at Rikers Island, held on $100,000 bond on weapons possession charges.
Macy’s Flower Show was beautiful. To add to the attraction, couture and ready-to-wear designer b. Michael celebrated his latest spring ready-to-wear line.
The Institute of the Black World 21st Century, a leading research, policy and advocacy group with offices in New York and Baltimore, announced that it is holding their International Reparations Summit at various sites across New York City, April 9 to April 12.
Last week, DC 37 kicked off its pay equity campaign with an event at the union’s offices, co-sponsored by the union’s Latino Heritage and Women’s committees.
The National Action Network, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, will kick off its 25th year with its national convention at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers April 8 to April 11.
It was reported Sunday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders had agreed on a new deal concerning the upcoming budget that would not include an increase in the state’s minimum wage.
This weekend, the world will commemorate the April 4, 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Almost five decades after the murder, so much speculation still remains as to who is responsible. Although James Earl Ray initially copped a plea, three days later he unsuccessfully attempted to recant and demand a trial.
April 15 is Tax Day. For many of us, it also is a reminder of the disparity between what working people pay in taxes versus what the 1 percent pay.
David Goodson talks "Black Girls Rock!" in this week's Nightlife.
World-renowned Egyptologist, Grand Kemetician Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan, affectionately known as “Dr. Ben,” will be laid to rest April 10 at Ferncliff Cemetery in Ardsley, N.Y., after a service at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church.
Lincoln Medical Center, located at 234 E. 149th St. in the Bronx, became the first hospital in the Bronx to be designated “baby-friendly.”
Having arrived from South Africa days ago, Jazz Master Randy Weston still found time to perform a free concert for the students of Sankofa International Academy in Bedford-Stuyvesant Saturday.
Five high schools seniors who were each able to overcome hardships and achieve academic success were honored at the Children’s Defense Fund-New York Beat the Odds gala last month.
Leading New York women in philanthropy and social service honored by Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Closing out Women’s History Month, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies reconvened its “Personally Speaking” series Wednesday, March 25, featuring prominent women in philanthropy.
There is much discussion nowadays about the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, the Reconstruction Era and how similar today’s racial climate is to that distant past with the widespread police brutality and political repression.
Yvonne Delaney Mitchell gives her weekly Cosmopolitan Review
It must be something in the Kool-Aid Republicans or, in this case, Republican presidential hopefuls—slurp!
The six-week-old government in the Eastern Caribbean twin island federation of St. Kitts and Nevis says it is planning a complete overhaul of its economic citizenship program through which foreigners can buy a local passport and citizenship through cash and investment projects because the system was badly abused by the previous administration.
CAYMAN ISLANDS (April 2)—Health care tourism is an opportunity for the Caribbean region, according to an article outlining “13 Opportunities for the New Caribbean.”
March 30 (GIN)—Showing a “commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders,” Nigerians by the hundreds of thousands lined up at polling stations across the country to select the next president and National Assembly of their country.
March 30 (GIN)—First lady Grace Mugabe is being treated in Asia for appendicitis, according to government officials.
Bayyinah Bello, professor of history at the State University of Haiti, turned an auditorium upside down and inside out when she keynoted the Women’s History Month celebration here at the Stanley Eugene Clark Elementary School March 29.
It’s been a busy week for three players from the New York-New Jersey area who participated in the 2015 McDonald’s All American high school basketball game, held this week in Chicago.
Last week, a group of clergy endorsed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s education agenda, which includes use of more high-stakes standardized tests for students to evaluate teachers, a state takeover of struggling public schools and the pulling back of funds from public schools to open more privately run charter schools.
What do Florida, Alabama, Texas, Indiana, Mississippi and Arizona have in common? There are two, almost three things that they share in opposition to the Obama administration and the federal government.
Hope built on a sound strategy is the essence of the message Phil Jackson delivered to Knicks season ticket holders Monday.
In his first State of the City address, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka highlighted his achievements since taking office.
Harlem RBI has started their 24th season of recreational baseball and softball leagues for middle and high school students in East Harlem and the South Bronx.
This week, an unarmed Black man was killed while in police custody in New Jersey, according to reports. Phillip White was reportedly arrested at his home in Vineland late Tuesday morning and died while he was in custody.
One might expect the statue honoring the first Black student at Ole Miss to be treated well.But no. Last week, the U.S. Justice Department indicted a former University of Mississippi student on federal charges for putting a noose on the statue of James Meredith at the Ole Miss campus in Oxford.
New York City’s top high school senior boys and girls basketball players from the Public Schools Athletic League and the Catholic High School Athletic Association are competing against each other for the right to call their league the “Best in the City”.
Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as the next U.S. attorney general may be in limbo, but that hasn’t stopped current U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder from moving expeditiously in his remaining months in office with his plan to rein in the abusive conduct of local police departments around the nation.
The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical “Chicago” will welcome Brandy Norwood, who makes her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart Tuesday, April 28.
The one constant in the Brooklyn Nets’ season has been inconsistency--the players as well as the team.
Randy Weston, the brilliant pianist and composer, will celebrate his 89th birthday at the Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St., April 2 through April 5, with sets at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The BBC recently announced its plans for its 25th anniversary projects, which will include a Grace Jones documentary titled ”Grace Jones: The Musical of My Life.”
This time of year sneaks up on most of us—the time when we are frantically looking for receipts, thinking about how we are going to organize our financial lives and whether you should TurboTax your own filing or just pay someone to do the dirty work for you.
Tribeca Film Festival wants to give you and your family something very special. Throw your hands up and say “yes” because it’s free and that’s great news, considering we live in one of the most expensive cities in the world.
We’ve spent the last several months reminding women of how much they matter--let’s be careful not to train young girls that they matter most when showing the world how much abuse they can take and still hold their heads up high.
Virginia Johnson takes a deep breath before sitting down for an interview in a room just off the spacious, sun-drenched studio backstage at New York’s City Center
Author Armstrong Williams discusses why wealth doesn't exactly equal abundance.
hree events headline this month’s calendar: Dance Theatre of Harlem at City Center (April 8 to April 11), EMoves at Harlem Stage (April 10 to April 18) and Ballet Hispanico at the Joyce (April 14 to April 26).
When some people hear the name “Brownsville,” they often think of the crime, violence and gang activity that frequently plague the Brooklyn neighborhood. But Nadia Lopez, the principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, is trying to change that perception.
Mumia Abu-Jamal was transferred back to the infirmary at SCI Mahanoy Wednesday night and activists are demanding that his family and attorney be allowed visitation in the prison infirmary.
April is Jazz Appreciation Month and the celebration kicked off Wednesday at Sistas’ Place in Brooklyn.
“When an old person dies, a library burns” … so goes the African proverb. March 19, Harlem’s wa’ret was incinerated. As the disheartening news spread that legendary African historian Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan, aka Dr. Ben, had joined the ancestors early that Thursday morning
The Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band is providing the opportunity for drummers to improve their craft at a clinic held in cooperation with the world-renowned Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp at the Next New Wave Drum Line Clinic.
The People’s Power Assemblies of New York City announced the opening session of the People’s Tribunal on Police Violence and Structural Racism April 2 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he has done over the past five years, got his budget in on time, beating the April 1 deadline, but many of the state’s elected officials and civic leaders feel that in the process, he dropped the baton.
Wednesday, April 1
Families and students are getting misinformation about full scholarships available at HBCUs.