Thursday, January 29
Known as the “Super of the Year” competition, an annual competition to see which supers perform their duties best in their buildings was held in lower Manhattan on Hudson Street by Friedman Management Corp., a real estate developer in Harlem and lower Manhattan.
ProVoice Challenging Women, a collective of sisters collaborating, meeting and having conversations on information, motivation and the celebration of women, held their monthly meeting at the Harlem State Office Building art gallery.
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women was held at Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E. 91st St., in Manhattan. CEDAW is the only comprehensive international treaty on women rights.
On the surface, Pete Carroll and Marshawn Lynch appear to be polar opposites, but a close examination of the coach and the player reveal that at their cores, they are anything but contrasting souls.
Fans are gearing up for the Patriots and Seahawks face-off at this year' Super Bowl.
Hall of Fame baseball great Willie Mays supports P.S./M.S. 46–Arthur Tappan School with donations to the school's music and arts programs.
This year’s NYRR Millrose Games promises to be one of the best ever and features the likes of Olympic gold medalist in the pole vault Jenn Suhr, world champion hurdlers Jason Richardson and David Oliver and 2014 World Indoor 800-meter leader Ajee Wilson.
As a kid, Jah-Leah Ellis says she didn’t have much interest in basketball. Now, she is receiving accolades for her play.
Bullying doesn’t just happen on the playground.
Christina Greer encourages us to read one good novel this year, and offers some suggestions.
While a major thrust of King’s movement was to eradicate legal barriers to full participation in the American enterprise, his push for economic empowerment has been largely ignored, much to the detriment of those in whose name he fought and died.
Rev. Herbert Daughtry will be at his very own historic honored Jan. 31 at the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn. There, dozens upon dozens of community, faith, and business leaders will assemble at 2 p.m. to celebrate the life and legacy of “The People’s Pastor.”
After being bullied during childhood and later on in the workplace, Traciana Graves is giving people the power to be “bully-proof.”
New York State members of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History presents their annual ceremony.
Mutale Nkonde launched the campaign “Year of the Black Woman, 2015,” in part of a 365-year series of online and in-person events to sustain fiscal development in the African and Latino American community.
Pastor Donovan Larkins, founder and president of Spirit of Life Christian Center, Shekinah Ranch and the Shekinah Ranch Foundation, launched the Protecting Innocence Campaign to prevent sexual victimization in children.
At the beginning of her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning, Attorney General-designate Loretta E. Lynch delivered her opening statement.
Imhotep's weekly guide to black events.
“Yes, my friends. I guess we are all Charlie. Praying for a better world … Love, Jean-Claude.”
Chicken drumsticks are always a hit, and they are perfect for a Super Bowl gathering because of their easy one-hand eating. Here’s a simple, easy and quick recipe.
With dangerous winter weather in the forecast, Home Instead Senior Care urges seniors and their families to take several important steps to ensure their safety.
The processes through which past societies have undermined themselves by damaging their environments fall into eight categories, whose relative importance differs from case to case.
A recent poll suggests that many Americans support his proposal to enroll aspiring students at local community colleges for free.
No matter the Roman numerals that follow, the Super Bowl proves to be a great American tradition about the convivial experience, the togetherness and, of course, the food.
Not many folks today can cite chapter and verse on Taylor and his phenomenal feats that began in the 19th century, particularly with cycling
Wednesday, Jan. 21, the House Homeland Security Committee took up H.R.399, the Secure Our Border First Act of 2015, introduced by the committee’s chairman, Michael McCaul.
At least five general elections are scheduled to be held in the 15-nation Caribbean trade bloc this year, including three in the politically volatile Southern Caribbean region, and if opinion polls are anything to go by, at least three elections could result in new governments.
Jan. 22, 2015—St. Maarten appointed Claret M. Connor as the country’s new minister of tourism, economic affairs, transport and telecommunications.
I was in Havana and witnessed firsthand the jubilation in the streets as President Barack Obama announced to the world the United States would renew diplomatic relations with Cuba after 50 years of strained relations.
As a kid growing up in New York City, it seemed to me that for schools to close, Armageddon had to be near.
After her debut presentation at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Nigerian designer Deola Sagoe continues to wow with her signature looks.
Another police shooting of a Black man has the victim’s family and the community asking questions.
Jacksonville, Fla.—Tuesday, Jan. 27, domestic violence victim Marissa Alexander, 34, was released from a local jail after negotiating a plea deal in which her sentence will be the three years she has already been incarcerated.
As the fashion world prepares for New York Fashion Week next month, designers Adele Dejak and Dorin Negrau get ready to showcase their collections.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined his “Fairness for All” plan, is said to be a directive to restore and improve police-community relations.
McDonald’s workers fired last year at three stores in Virginia filed a civil suit against the company, alleging that a pattern of racial and sexual discrimination flourished at the franchise locations.
Caregivers at more than three dozen for-profit Long Island and New York City nursing homes have voted to strike, with the desire to improve continuity of resident care and secure living wages and benefits for nursing home workers.
LL Cool J will host the 57th annual Grammy Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
Upon a recent visit to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), it was quite evident the star of the hour was not an individual musician, but the all-inclusive New Century Jazz Quintet.
R&B singer D"Angelo hits the stage for a one night only performance on Feb. 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the Apollo Theater.
Kevin Shird knows a thing or two about the Baltimore streets, and his knowledge is from firsthand experience.
Local photographer Bob Gore recently held an opening and meet-and-greet for his newest exhibit, “Sacreds: Photographs of Faith.”
Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company returns to the Joyce Theater for their annual season, celebrating 30 years.
This week's Cosmopolitan Review with Yvonne Delaney Mitchell.
The announcement for this year’s 87th Academy Awards nominations caused an almost immediate backlash from the African-American community over the lack of nominations for the civil rights film "Selma".
It’s election time in nearly a dozen African countries, and the wish of some leaders to fiddle with the constitution and have a forbidden third term in office is sending tremors through the fragile states involved.
Filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako’s bold film, “Timbuktu,” is masterful storytelling from the first frame to the last, leaving a lingering impression of deeply felt human emotion that is presented in richly shaded tones.
Brace yourselves, New York, there is a new Black man poised to make you think and laugh, but mostly laugh—while you’re thinking!
As African leaders in the AU and the Diaspora continue pressing to renew the AGOA, they must know, respect and act in accordance to the importance of Zimbabwe and Pan- Africanism in helping to forge ahead for a “fair” trade bill for Africa.
Along with invitations to the White House and other prestigious addresses, the Rev. Al Sharpton can now include the Oxford Union, where such luminaries as President Ronald Reagan and Mother Theresa have spoken.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, charged with graft and corruption, decided Monday to take a step back. But that is apparently not a big enough step for Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright, leader of the Manhattan Democratic Party.
Monday, January 26
A blizzard hits the city impacting travel, closing schools and bringing widespread snow.
Greetings, readers. As a political scientist, I have dedicated myself to helping students become more informed of political processes, more politically aware of their surroundings and more knowledgable about how systems of power work (and sometimes do not work) in this country.
In the aftermath of what is being called an historic blizzard approaching the city, snow removal is going to be needed to clean up.
Friday, January 23
Imhotep's guide for some upcoming black events.
Newly refurbished and reopen for business, Empire Diner offers patrons good, simple food and friendly service in a comforting atmosphere.
To help you in your quest to explore the vast expanse of this beautiful country, the folks at Bella Terra Publishing have created “Rail U.S.A.: Museums & Trips,” three unique regional guide maps featuring more than 1,200 railroad points of interest.
Prompted by concerns of New York banks not lending to minority groups after the mortgage and financial crisis in 2008, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Civil Rights Bureau launched an investigation into the claims.
A recent on-line poll revealed that an overwhelming number of New Yorkers disagree with the NYPD’s disrespectful actions toward Mayor Bill de Blasio during memorial services for two of their fallen comrades last month.
Relatives, friends, extended family members and supporters from the Islamic community gathered at the City of Brotherly Love’s Kingsessing Recreation Center to acknowledge the 37th anniversary of the physical birth of Sister Samiya Hameed Abdullah, aka Goldii.
Everything you need to know about Sleep Apnea, from what it is and what causes it, and how you can treat it.
Recents studies have shown that foods rich in an antioxidant known as a flavonoid, such as cocoa, red wine, and green vegetables, can be healthy for our hearts.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Peace Corp Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and staff members visited children at Barbara Chambers Children’s Center in northwest D.C. Jan. 16.
Renewed hope for the region’s agricultural sector is on the horizon, with the launch of a global initiative to transform the Caribbean’s food and beverage industry.
26 Republicans voted against an amendment passed on Jan. 14 that would block funds for President Barack Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and overturn the president’s immigration executive actions from 2011.
Trinidad, the bloc’s largest producer of oil and recently a major supplier of gas for Eastern Seaboard states in the U.S., is being forced to significantly cut back on spending as international prices plunge, leaving the oil- and gas-dependent nation in the financial lurch.
After the killing of the NYPD officers in Bed-Stuy, police supporters and the media are portraying police as the targets of "cop killers", while the number of Black and Brown men, women, and children killed at the hands of police officers rises, and the authorities go unpunished.
With an ambitious agenda and less than two years to complete it, time is running out for him to take on the issues in urban communities.
A native of Pembroke Pines, Fla., music teacher Jasmine Britt is tooting her own horn when it comes to contributing her talent to educating the world.
Thursday, January 22
State Senator Bill Perkins discusses why he fights for "New York Health" legislation that will ensure Medicare-type healthcare for all.
Lacoste, the famous sports brand, returns as a sponsor of the 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards, scheduled for Feb. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren opposes the “CRomnibus” provision that would restore FDIC insurance for high-risk trading in derivatives. Warren Democrats have already jumped out in opposition to the change.
he dress is still the best in Diane Von Furstenburg’s spring 2015 collection
Last Saturday was a powerful, moving night for the people as the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee hosted its 19th annual tribute to Black freedom fighters and their families.
It is evident that we must take steps to increase the safety of our police officers as well as repair the broken relationship with the constituents they serve.
While we had a holiday for the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let’s not forget that on Jan. 17, we can pay homage to the “Greatest,” Muhammad Ali.
Judge Evelyn J. Laporte was sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of the state of New York.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater took over the New York City Center stage for their annual month-long season.
This week a “Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration” was held by the Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Greater New York and Vicinity.
This has to be the year of Ava DuVernay. Everyone is taking their children to see “Selma,” the movie focusing on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s struggle, determination and ultimate victory in obtaining the right to vote for millions of Black people in the United States.
As you begin the new year and decide what you want to do with some of your extra money or time, consider getting involved with AUDELCO, the nonprofit organization that has been supporting Black theater for 42 years.
Seeing the title of Joel Drake Johnson’s play, “Rasheeda Speaking,” you are eager to hear what this Black woman has to say. But, according to Cynthia Nixon, who makes her directing debut with the play, Rasheeda is not a character per se.
Tuesday, Jan. 6, Mayor Ras J. Baraka and other dignitaries hosted Newark’s first “Young Men of Color and Law Enforcement” forum as part of President Barack Obama’s nationwide “My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge”
Last month, the Florida Army National Guard’s Sgt. Valerie Deant was shocked after arriving at the Medley Firing Training Center shooting range for her unit’s “annual weapons qualifications training,” and coming across a very disturbing find.
The film “Selma,” will become the latest in a line of Oscar contenders, such as last year’s ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and 2012’s “Lincoln” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” to be shown in the White House.
Governor speaks on budget expansion.
When it comes to television and film, jazz takes a backseat as the stepbrother to hip-hop, soul or pop music, so it was somewhat of a surprise when J.K. Simmons won Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for the jazz-based film “Whiplash”.
Last Friday, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced that his office is investigating six NYPD officers on suspicion of planting guns on innocent people to pad their arrest records and fulfill department quotas.
Rank-and-file NYPD officers may soon have new bulletproof vests, under a new $7.3 million funding proposal for fiscal year 2016 by the New York City Council.
The Morehouse College Manhattan Alumni Association held its 25th annual MLK Awards Breakfast and Fundraiser Monday at the Cecil in Harlem.
Tuesday, the New York City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, chaired by Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, held an oversight hearing titled, “Short-Term Rentals: Stimulating the Economy or Destabilizing Neighborhoods?”
The Missing Persons Unit of the New York City Police Department is continuing its search for 37-year-old Bibi Kadim, a developmentally disabled individual, who has been reported missing since Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.
The family of an unarmed Black man fatally shot by police in a Brooklyn housing project says they have faith that the DA will bring the case to justice.
Plans by current President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo to hold a national census that critics say could delay elections for years prompted a rock-throwing melee in the capital city, Kinshasa.
While the president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, marched in a Paris rally to support the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, anger was rising at home among the country’s majority Muslim population over cartoons ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed.
Kenyan government officials are rushing to condemn the apparent brutality of police who attempted to disperse a protest of primary school children using tear gas, snarling dogs and clubs.
Income inequality, one of the issues that so troubled the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is again front and center in today’s news.
The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. (ET) /5 p.m. (PT). Kathy Connell is executive producer.
Hollywood will be celebrating it’s fabulous Blackness with the the 46th NAACP Image Awards, a two-hour star-studded (live) event Friday, Feb. 6, on TV One at 9p.m.
The Disney Christmas release, “Into the Woods,” is definitely a gift for the entire family. Rated PG, it is a delightful movie to experience.
Well known doo-wop groups such as the Duprees, the Platters, Barbara Harris and the Toys, Larry Chance and the Earls, the Belmonts and Ragdoll, will be performing Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Lehman Center.
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, was abound with a number of audacious proposals for the Republicans to chew on and mull over before they soundly reject them.
The Black Agency Executives organization recently held its 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.The Honorable David Dinkins, New York’s first and so far only Black mayor, was the keynote speaker.
Monday, January 19
Romantic New Yorkers, of every persuasion, it’s time to really get 2015 started right!
Friday, January 16
Satire along the lines of French cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo’s pointed scoffing has always been associated with lethality.
When 40-year-old graphic designer Ralph Gilmore was growing up in Harlem, he was exposed to limited career options.
According to reports, the flashback scene in the Jan. 7 debut of “Empire” on Fox, in which Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard, beats his 6-year-old son Jamal and dumps him in a trash can for wearing his mother’s heels was based on the show director Lee Daniels’ rough relationship with his own father.
The noted percussionist Steve Kroon, who has played many jazz venues nationally and internationally, will make his debut Jan. 16 at Trumpet’s Jazz Club, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, N.J.
Before the month is out, see Raja Feather Kelly and Tzveta Kassabova as they come together in their self-produced weekend titled “Super We,” at Danspace Project, Jan. 29 to Jan. 31.
Five people were injured in a shooting in the early hours of Sunday, June 11 at the Fiesta nightclub in San Jose, Calif., where Chris Brown, the troubled R&B pop artist, was making an appearance.
It was clear from the beginning that Hollywood’s African-American community was largely under-represented in this year’s Golden Globes. “Selma” was the only Black film recognized in major categories, and Black actresses Quvenzhane Wallis, Uzo Aduba and Viola Davis went home empty-handed in their respective categories. Don Cheadle and the star of “Selma,” David Oyelowo, were also snubbed.
If you were at Symphony Space last week, then you got to experience the captivating, sensual and powerful performance of “Africa Umoja: 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy Tour.”
Now that we have completed the festivities of the transition from one year to the next, we might want to reflect on what has been happening in Sudan before, during and now after our celebrations.
Thursday, January 15
The House GOP has donned full riot gear and gone hard after the immigrants President Barack Obama has tried to help
The 53-nation Commonwealth grouping of former British colonies this week threatened to sanction Guyana’s government for its suspension of the country’s parliament and for its refusal to hold local government elections.
Legendary American R&B sibling group the Pointer Sisters and singer-songwriter Peter Cetera have been added to the lineup of the 19th Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.
Remembering the violent and non-violent protest era of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Justice League NYC’s #Dream4Justice March will begin at noon Jan. 19
Jake Trapper of CNN, stated his disappointment that President Barack Obama was not among the millions—particularly world leaders—marching in response to the horrific loss of lives in France this past week.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson kicked off his 18th annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Tuesday at the Sheraton Hotel in New York. This year’s summit, “Where Wall Street, Main Street & Silicon Valley Converge,” featured sessions on technology, entrepreneurship, best companies for diversity, the role of corporate boards and investing in communities.
Sometimes, when you meet someone very special, you get that jolt that is associated with electricity or, as the hippies would say, you experience a “very good vibe.”
When you mix the sound of Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley with the calibrated perfection of director-producer Lee Daniels, it’s a no-brainer that an empire would rise from such a connection.
Jan. 6, an explosive device was detonated at a NAACP office in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Like the historic march in Selma, Ala., in 1965, the movie “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., is part of an unprecedented campaign to make sure that young school children in the metropolitan area get a chance to see the film free of charge, thanks to a coalition of Black New York business leaders.
Last year … OK, just last month (does that joke ever get old?) … my college girlfriends got together for our annual holiday meal.
In some ways, the year flowed along smoothly, and in others, it just flew by.
Is your face fit for winter? For face fitness, three ladies, Heidi Frederick, Rachel Lang and Kate Gyllenhaal, teamed up to open a new SkinGym pop-up boutique at South Street Seaport that’s the talk of the town.
In this winter’s arctic chills, furs hit the street big time. The most important trends are color, exaggerated volumes, proportion, bold trims, dramatic prints and patterns and capes. Furs are also a mainstay in terms of ready-to-wear.
Brrrrr. Old man winter definitely has us in his grip. Boots, hats, scarves, leg warmers, snow pants, coat, gloves—it takes an extra 15 minutes to get out of the house in the morning if we are to stay on schedule.
Chemistry is a word that gets thrown about loosely. Musically for instance, if a pairing comes with a couple of hit singles, then the word gets pulled out as the reason for the success. In theory it sounds good, but it may not necessarily be the case.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was in the city this week hosting the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s 18th annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.
Religious leaders from the Rev. Herbert Daughtry to Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad gathered with the masses.
The New York State Conference of NAACP Branches, led by the state President Hazel N. Dukes, held its annual meeting, along with a mandatory training session for branches and youth and college chapters members, Saturday, Jan. 10, one of the coldest days thus far this year.
The Parents Coalition for Student Privacy recently spoke out on student’s personal information being given by schools to private companies.
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, marked five years since a 7.0 earthquake devastated the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, and surrounding areas.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has been quoted as saying that the rebel organization Boko Haram killed 13,000 people in 2014. On Jan. 13, the United Nations called on his administration to bring the five-year rebellion to an end.
Rather than an apology from Mayor Bill de Blasio about the current turmoil between his office and the NYPD, some officers would prefer more manpower, more police cars and better protective vests.
Wednesday, January 14
Mayor Bill De Blasio recently launched IDNYC, an identification card program which allows all New Yorkers, including undocumented immigrants, to apply for a municipal ID.
Monday, January 12
It was the 1920s and the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance.
Close to 4 million people joined a historic march in Paris, France, Sunday to show sympathy for the 12 fallen staffers of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, and support for the right of free expression in the media.
Friday, January 9
2014 was a phenomenal year for Black theater.
If there is an Ava DuVernay fan club, I would like to pledge my membership.
Check out what's going on around town this week.
There is an old saying that whatever you are doing on New Year’s Eve is a symbol of what your coming year will be.
Well, although it may seem like time is just flying by, it also marks the beginning of a whole new year of exciting events, exhibits and more celebrating African-American culture all over the Diaspora. Happy New Year and enjoy!
Taking care of your skin is a must, and winter is the best season for at-home skincare.
Caffe, the luxury beachwear line, presented a glamorous collection in Miami.
Eight years ago, Council Member Andy King and his family hosted a holiday meal and gift-giving event, opening their Bronx home to neighborhood children from youth programs, nearby NYCHA developments and throughout the community.
Took a few days to realize that I had to hit the supermarket and get a new calendar.
And a Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s resolution?
27 African-American leaders in partnership with Paramount Pictures created a fund for students to see the film free of charge.
During a time when national interest in careers in the medical field has been increasing dramatically, an all-girls Catholic college preparatory high school and a prominent hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side have partnered to provide a new medicine-focused internship program for students.
When I was a little boy, many, many years ago, at the end of the summer, when fruits and vegetables were at their peak deliciousness, my mom would get out the well-used utensils for preserving the sun-filled morsels of nature's bounty.
New York Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus members demand action on special prosecutor bill in next session
The past 15 years have seen 179 people killed by NYPD officers but only three indictments
Recently, New York’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus reaffirmed its intention to pass legislation requiring a special prosecutor to be used for cases involving the death of an unarmed civilian by a police officer
A list of scholarships available to Black students.
According to a 2014 report by the Inaugural Gallop-Purdue Index, a nationally comprehensive study of 29,560 U.S. college graduates found that African-American college students acquire 17 percent more student loan debt then their white counterparts.
Whenever African-American librarians are mentioned, Jean Blackwell Hutson of the Schomburg; Clara Jones of Detroit, the first Black president of the American Library Association; and Dorothy Porter Wesley of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University usually head the list.
In 2015, as I look into my crystal ball on immigration, it is clear that this will be another year of battle over the hot-button issue, especially now that the GOP has taken control of both houses of Congress.
The Bahamas has taken over the rotating chairmanship of the 15-nation Caribbean Community from Antigua and Barbuda and will be the venue for next month’s mid-year regional leaders summit, the bloc said this week
If there has ever been a question of whether the NYPD is out of control, the answer is certainly evident at this point. It is.
When I found out I was pregnant in February 2010, I prayed to have a girl because I was terrified of raising a Black boy in New York City.
The People’s Organization for Progress announced plans for a “Million People’s March for Justice for All Victims of Police Brutality” July 25 in Newark, N.J.
Attaining firsts were hallmarks in Sen. Edward Brooke’s remarkable political odyssey, but they were not among his most cherished milestones.
Reports indicate that the girlfriend of a Black man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart has died.
The next big football day for New York Jets and Giant fans is the NFL draft.
The reversal of a pass interference call against the Dallas Cowboys, which arguably altered the outcome their 24-20 win versus the Detroit Lions in one of two NFC wildcard playoff games last weekend, is emblematic of why the NFL remains America’s most compelling reality series.
Monday, the Knicks had a first-hand look at Marc Gasol, who team president Phil Jackson seemingly covets for the simple reason that the Memphis Grizzlies starting center, a potential free agent this summer, is debatably among the top 20 players in the NBA.
Tears filled the eyes of Julie Dixon Silva after an on-court presentation to the Maggie Dixon Foundation by Madison Square Garden.
Happy New Year, Amsterdam News readers.
Two weeks ago, I went to the burial of my first cousin Sandy’s 29-year-old son. He was murdered by another young Black male in Florida. I had never met her son, Gibran, but knew of him, and I knew what it meant to grow up Black and poor in Florid
There is not much left that can be said about the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Mo. Minds have been made up and battle lines drawn.
Monday, Jan. 5, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson agreed to exonerate Derrick Hamilton, a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 21 years in prison.
The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become regular blood donors this year, starting during National Blood Donor Month in January.
It was a dreary, teary Sunday morning and afternoon for the funeral services of officer Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn, N.Y. With police officers from all over the nation and some from abroad, all of them standing in formation along 65th Street, the overcast skies were gray, not blue, and a sprinkle came before the four-hour-long services were over.
Gospel legend Andrae Crouch has died, according to reports.
Thursday, January 8
Even though the holiday season is behind us, that doesn’t mean stories of good deeds must stop.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation last week that would have allowed the Queens district attorney’s office to have jurisdiction and prosecute crimes that occur on Rikers Island and in other New York City jails.
Men in uniform and kilted bagpipers were in the streets of New York again Tuesday for the funeral services of former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died New Year’s Day. He was 82.
Attorney Sanford Rubenstein, as he has done in so many cases, won another decision from the district attorney’s office, but this time he was the accused, and the prosecutor found no basis to proceed on the charges of rape.
Since the murders and subsequent funerals of two members of the New York City Police Department, tensions have risen between the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the mayor’s office and the police commissioner.
The Harlem Youth Court is now accepting applications for their next cohort. Youth aged 14 to 18 who reside in New York City can apply to become Youth Court members.
Tuesday, January 6
A CCNY Student Project
Immigration from Africa has exploded all over the country. The U.S. census reports that 1.6 million African immigrants live in the U.S.—or 4 percent of the country’s foreign born population.
Beavercreek Detective Rodney Curd accused John Crawford III’s girlfriend of helping bring a gun into Walmart in order to shoot his ex-girlfriend.
Monday, January 5
Last Wednesday, members of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced that he would ban hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the state, citing potential health risks. The praise, as well as the condemnation was quick to appear.
Last week, the Wall Street Journal carried a story that quoted the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security as saying he is preparing a border-security bill aimed at better measuring illegal crossings, with targeted improvements in equipment and technology along the Southwest border. On the Senate side, Ron Johnson, R.-Wis., the incoming chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, also told the paper that he hopes to have a framework for a border-security bill ready by late January.
By the time Obama had finished outlining plans to normalize relations after 18 months of astonishingly secret talks, academics were releasing studies that had already predicted not so good news for countries that are members of the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization.
“O would some power the gift to give us, to see ourselves as others see us,” are the immortal words of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns.
Friday, January 2
In “Selma,” directed by the very skilled Ava DuVernay, there is a touching, late-night scene when a deeply troubled Martin Luther King (David Oyelowo) leaves the warmth of his bed to call a sleeping woman.
There has been a racial battle boiling between hip-hop up-and-comers Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea for some time now.
Former New York State governor and Democratic Party champion Mario Cuomo is laid to rest in Manhattan.
My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the U.S. government’s policy toward people of color.
“O would some power the gift to give us, to see ourselves as others see us,” are the immortal words of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns.
NYPD officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio, booing him at a graduation ceremony and charging that he is complicit in the shooting deaths of two city cops make Gotham look bad. But the animosity has much to do with union contracts and the re-election of the police union president.
In 2011, while caught up in a corruption scandal, former NYPD Detective Stephen Anderson testified in court that fabricating drug charges on innocent victims to meet quotas was common practice.
Even if you were not among the more than 20,000 police officers and spectators in Queens last Saturday for the funeral of police officer Rafael Ramos, you could tell it was a special moment in the city’s history.
Tamu Arnoux dedicates her life to helping a population in the city that is often overlooked.
A look at the top stories of 2014.
Thursday, January 1
2015 presents daunting challenges for working people and progressives. Because last November’s elections saw the nation’s most conservative legislators capture the U.S. Senate and increase their hold on the House, the next Congress is expected to bring more obstruction and renewed attempts to reverse recent and past achievements.