Tuesday, April 30
Success isn’t always about how much money you have. Sometimes, investing some of that money into a business or cause you believe in is even more rewarding than keeping your wealth to yourself.
‘Boyz In the Hood’ stars Ice Cube, Regina King, Nia Long and Morris Chestnut remember John Singleton
Celebrities who starred and worked in films by late director John Singleton are sharing giving their condolences to on social media.
NYPD is ‘not following through with the letter of the law’ with new Right to Know act, councilman says
The City Council’s public safety committee held a hearing Monday to discuss the implementation of the Right to Know Act.
Monday, April 29
Famed African American movie producer John Singleton has died.
Nigel Shelby, a 15-year old Black student attending Huntsville High School in Alabama, has taken his own life after being bullied for being gay.
The special dedication of the Marvin Gaye Stamp is taking place Tuesday, May 7 at the African Burial Ground at 290 Broadway.
If accused of a crime, American justice supposedly guarantees the right to a trial in front of a “jury of your peers.”
Sunday, April 28
As Joe Biden prepares to enter the crowded Democratic field for the 2020 presidential election.
American politics appears to have hit a new low.
Presidents have traditionally attended and spoken at the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Friday, April 26
Assemblyman Charles Barron explains how Chanel Lewis' DNA could have been fraudulently linked to Karina Vetrano
Hear State Assemblyman Charles Barron discuss Chanel Lewis' sentencing and the next steps on this week's episode of our podcast
Thursday, April 25
Last year at this time, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was unambiguous in his praise for Saquon Barkley heading into the NFL draft.
The first round of the NFL Draft, pro football’s live reality show, airs tonight at 8 p.m. EST on national television from Nashville, Tennessee.
Growing up in New York, Joa Macnalie loved sports. She played college basketball at Southern Vermont College, where she scored over 1,000 points by her junior year and was team captain.
“There is so much work to be done, you have to start somewhere,” said Jillian Svensson, executive director of SheIS, an organization launched in 2018 to promote and grow women’s sports and in turn empower women.
When the Mets’ 2019 schedule was released, an early 13-game gauntlet, including a 10-game, 11-day road trip beginning on April 11, was glaring.
Being dissed wasn’t impetus enough. Nor was winning Game 1 in Philly’s building, or Saturday’s near win.
With All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward sidelined with injuries last season, the Boston Celtics grinded their way to Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals, falling to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There have been no sweeps or early departures from any of the four Western Conference first rounds of playoffs.
Health is everything. Knowledge is power. And it all starts with equal access for all.
This column is dedicated to my family’s loved and late cat, Mittens. Born with deformed front feet that resembled mittens, this cat was calm, cool and knew exactly who she was in relationship to our family and universe.
When you get off a big plane and then climb into a six-seater, you know you’re headed somewhere special. So it is when it comes to South Caicos in Turks and Caicos.
The hypocrisy and inequality of America’s immigration law was recently highlighted in an opinion piece by Kriston Capps in The New York Times.
American supermajor ExxonMobil is preparing to add a fourth drilling ship to its offshore fleet given the humongous amount of oil it has found so far and the accuracy of its well drilling campaign since 2015 officials say.
Health City Cayman Islands is supporting NFL Alumni’s (NFLA) charitable mission with a $20,000 donation to its “Caring for Kids” program.
The licensed clinical social worker and therapist told the Amsterdam News, “In our culture, we don’t invest in counseling or even the study of behavioral science. It is either ignored or we look into spirituality to solve our problems.
The fire and support to rebuild Notre Dame has dominated headlines.
Higher education has always offered opportunities to learn and earn a better quality of life. But in the 21st century, higher education has also become synonymous with ever deepening debt.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem have appointed Geoffrey E. Eaton director of community affairs and diversity, the colleges announced this week.
Invariably, when compiling a list of historic, and often overlooked, individuals one name leads to another, and so it is with this iteration of the classroom.
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This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced New York City’s Green New Deal to attack global warming which includes $14 billion in new investments and legislation by the city.
Laborers Local 924 endorsed Xamayla Rose for the upcoming May 14 special election race for New York City Council District 45.
On Wednesday, April 10, the Legal Aid Society sent a letter to Council Speaker Corey Johnson, stating that collecting DNA evidence from city citizens is “racially biased,” and “constitutes a significant infringement on young people’s civil rights, particularly people of color.”
The discovery of what could be an African burial ground is creating buzz in New Millford in Bergen County.
Immigrant rights organization Make the Road New Jersey and the mayors of Passaic and Paterson, N.J., are demanding the citizenship question be removed from the 2020 U.S. Census.
Community leader and former television journalist Richard Habersham is looking to enter the political realm as he announces his run for Harlem’s 13th congressional seat currently occupied by Adriano Espaillat.
Democratic members of Congress have promised for months that Trump, by one committee or another, would be subpoenaed.
Zambian villagers whose livelihoods were turned upside down by a toxic spill from a copper mine will finally have their day in court.
Water has no enemy.
Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday
“I’m innocent,” said Chanel Lewis to those in the courtroom. “I’m sorry for the family’s loss, but I didn’t do this.”
The declaration of a “State of Emergency” by Mayor Bill de Blasio was completely unnecessary and it completely ignores the facts that come from the mainstream medical establishment’s own literature!
You can’t survive, let alone thrive 30 plus years in an industry as fickle and cutthroat as the music business without heart and soul in abundance and your circle must remain for the most part sucker-free.
The Greater New York Chapter of The Links celebrated its 70th anniversary with a sparkling gala fundraiser on an equally sparkling evening at the iconic 583 Park Avenue.
The Bayview Community Center in Canarsie, Brooklyn was the setting on Sunday, April 7, 2019, for the My Time Inc. award ceremony.
Late Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson is among this year’s honorees at the New York Urban League’s 54th annual Frederick Douglass Awards.
The Rev. Al Sharpton announced his spring speaking schedule this week, which will include commencement addresses at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia.
Trump will not be attending the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, and this keeps his absentee streak alive at three.
The MTA celebrated another resurrection on Sunday when fare hikes went into effect.
The dust has settled, the votes have been counted and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been re-elected to serve Israel for a record-setting fifth term.
Magnolia Tree Earth Center, Bedford-Stuyvesant’s acclaimed urban ecology nonprofit, celebrates April’s Earth Month with the appointment of Marlon Rice as executive director
I am always looking for a great new book to read, add to my collection, and purchase for friends and family members.
Wednesday, April 24
Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby is renewing attacks on a Pennsylvania trial judge as he seeks bail while he appeals his sex-assault conviction.
New York and New Jersey residents are going to need an enhanced driver’s license or REAL ID if they want to board domestic flights.
Tuesday, April 23
More than two and a half years after the murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, and after two trials and the postponement of the killer’s initial sentencing, Chanel Lewis learned his fate Tuesday.
The Brooklyn Nets will be in Philadelphia tonight for Game 5 of their first round match up against the 76'ers without a general manager, Sean Marks, for what could be their last game of their 2018-19 NBA season.
Keimoneia Redish, a Black grandmother from New York who was left crippled for life due to medical malpractice, has recently won a massive $110.6 million in damages.
The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) has announced a strategic partnership with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) at the NCBW Day of Action and Advocacy in Washington, DC.
Riders are paying more to ride the subway and that has inspired some protesters to take a stand on the platform and at the bus stop.
Monday, April 22
Teaching is a multi-faceted calling for many and an occupation for some, but how can teaching and learning effectiveness be measured without testing?
While we often hear and read about police brutality, housing and employment discrimination, there is simply inadequate media coverage of an equally destructive form of racism….environmental racism.
Sunday, April 21
Minneapolis police have a located a 12-year-old girl who went missing last week.
Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, best known for the movies “Boyz n the Hood” and “Poetic Justice,” is in intensive care at an undisclosed hospital after he suffered a stroke this week, his family said Saturday.
Saturday, April 20
The northeast corner of 123rd Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue in Harlem now bears the names of famed acting and civil rights couple Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.
Friday, April 19
Notre Dame fundraising inspires people to donate nearly $2 million to rebuild burned Louisiana churches
As hundreds of millions of dollars roll in to help rebuild the historic Notre Dame Cathedral, people have been inspired to donate to rebuild three churches in Louisiana that were intentionally burned down.
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration.
New research has revealed that 78 percent of African Americans believe the country has not gone far enough on the issue of making sure blacks have equal rights with whites.
Free Press, the Massachusetts-based nonpartisan organization that fights for the right to connect and communicate along with several allies
Thursday, April 18
Check out this week's episode of the New York Amsterdam News Podcast where we sit down with Columbia University Alexander McNab who is accusing campus security of racially profiling him.
“Little” really begins when the young nerd Jordan Sanders (played by “Black-ish” actress Marsai Martin at age 13) gets utterly humiliated in her class by a white girl.
The film will debut at the iconic theater itself Wednesday, April 24, 2019, and later this year on HBO.
For someone who describes himself as a person who makes a living just “trying to make people chuckle,” Wyatt Cenac is doing some pretty heavy lifting.
“Miracle in Rwanda,” playing on Theatre Row on 42nd Street, tells the story of one young woman’s struggle. It is a moving, at times heart-wrenching, and inspiring story.
Camille A. Brown, who hails from Queens, New York, and Juel Lane from Atlanta, Georgia, have spent a good deal of their ever-evolving dance careers working on the same stages.
I recently had my commitment to demand customer service tested at a Saturday afternoon cooking class friends and I took to celebrate another friend’s birthday.
Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble featuring the French American singer, lyricist Malika Zarra will appear at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem (58 West 129th Street) April 18 at 8 p.m.
NYC Health + Hospitals and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs today re-released a joint open letter to New Yorkers in 14 languages making a promise that no one will question their immigration status when they seek care at any of the public hospitals or community health centers across the five boroughs.
Riviera Maya is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches and jungles.
While reports have surfaced that Julie Kirchner, the former executive director of FAIR (the Federation for American Immigration Reform), which has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, could be nominated as head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the group is quietly fundraising on Trump’s border security push.
Jamaica’s government has moved to embrace a plan by Britain to offer compensation to thousands of Caribbean nationals—most of them Jamaican nationals—who were badly mistreated by the British government’s ultra-right immigration policies which in some cases forcibly deported legal residents back to the region because they were misclassified as illegal.
Singer and actress Vanessa Williams will be hosting a benefit concert at the Schomburg Center, on April 24, to raise funds to support Black and Latino students in the college of visual and performing arts at Syracuse University.
It’s not the Buster Douglass upset of Mike Tyson or the Boston Red Sox’s demolishing of the New York Yankees in the 2004 ALCS, but the Brooklyn Nets’ win over the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday afternoon was shocking, unexpected.
As he stood over a short two-foot putt on the afternoon of Sunday, April 14, on the 18th green at Augusta National Gold Club in Augusta, Georgia, Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods, one of the most famous global figures of the past three decades, was about to come full circle.
Moments after hearing her name called as the second pick of the 2019 WNBA Draft, guard Asia Durr of the University of Louisville shared a distinct connection to her new home.
Jackie Young had less than 24 hours after the Notre Dame Fighting Irish lost a heartbreaker to Baylor University in the championship game of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament to decide if she wanted to enter the WNBA Draft.
The predominantly white faces that provided the backdrop for Tiger Woods’ dramatic and implausible victory Sunday at the Masters represented this country’s penchant for selective forgiveness.
Shortly before being assassinated in 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “Jackie Robinson made my success possible.
The first round of the NBA Western Conference Playoffs has started off with some interesting games and matchups for your viewing pleasure.
Columbia College senior Iman Blow is graduating next month.
The homegoing services for Coach Douglas Terry Muhammad were held on Thursday, April 11, at Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn.
The miseducation of Black children has increasingly become a burning issue in New York City.
Among the illustrious Black New Yorkers cited in Carla Peterson’s “Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth Century New York City” is Thomas McCants Stewart.
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Dennis Parker was nine years old when his family was on a road trip to Massachusetts in the 1960s when they stopped at a motel that appeared to have vacancies.
Transit workers union officials told their constituents of someone on the loose targeting their brethren.
Airport workers from LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports met with New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams to discuss paid time off legislation.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the graduation of Paul Robeson, Rutgers University dedicated a plaza named for the Black singer, actor, social activist, lawyer, athlete Friday, April 12, to honor his legacy.
Newark leaders are speaking out against the state’s plans to build a youth development center in the Brick City.
Rep. Ilhan Omar is a Muslim, a woman, a refugee and an outspoken critic who speaks truth to power and thus is a perfect foil for attacks and insults from Trump.
In less than two weeks, when three predominantly Black churches in a south Louisiana parish were burned down, it brought back memories of senseless attempts to destroy Black places of refuge.
The World Health Organization has declined to declare the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency because the disease is currently limited to two provinces, reports Science.
Protests that began over the skyrocketing price of bread and shortages of food and fuel have accomplished what few people believed was possible in a country ruled by a leader with an iron fist.
Trump the ignoramus has once again let his loose lips comment on something that he knows nothing about.
With all the energy and spirituality of his Orisha/Ifa African spiritual tradition on Monday, April 15, educator and activist Stan Kinard was honored at his Brooklyn homegoing.
Columbia University senior Alexander McNab was thrust into the spotlight this week after video of campus security guards pinning him down at Barnard College surfaced and went viral.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently launched a new campaign to combat anti-Black racism in New York City.
President Trump’s latest nominees to the Federal Reserve’s board of governors typify the president’s outside-the-box approach to executive decision-making.
On the morning of March 10 an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner, in clear weather, crashed shortly after leaving Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.
New York City remains in the midst of the worst homelessness crisis since the Great Depression. A record 63,600 people—including 23,000 children—sleep in shelters each night, while thousands more brave the streets.
“You play to win the game!” That’s what we were told, emphatically. Sometimes, though, it’s not just about the win. Those with a self-confidence that’s through the roof have a different set of parameters. For them it’s also about how.
On April 5, famed ’50s female group The Chantels received a commemorative street sign at the corner of West 166th Street and Prospect Avenue, in the Bronx, in front of St. Anthony of Padua’s Church where the group began.
State Sen. Zellnor Y. Myrie, chair of elections, introduced and the Senate Elections Committee passed a law that will safeguard all New Yorkers’ rights to make their voices heard at the ballot box.
The Harlem School of the Arts at the Herb Alpert Center recently announced the start of a major construction project that will transform the 37,000 square foot facility.
“My son is not a murderer,” Veta Lewis told the Amsterdam News. “He didn’t get a fair trial. He was railroaded by the police, the prosecution and the judge.”
NYCHA is still in critical condition, still short of the $32 billion it needs to restore its aging infrastructure and trying to address the appalling failures in its property management operations uncovered by the U.S Attorney’s Office.
Wednesday, April 17
COMMENTARY: Omar Faces Rightwing Backlash as She Forces Uncomfortable Conversations About Israel, Palestine
For the last several months, freshman Congresswoman IIhan Omar (D-MN) has weathered sustained attacks from Republicans, Fox News and other conservative elements because she has the temerity to question the intimate, decades-long relationship between the United States and Israel.
Two trials and 2 ½ years later, the man convicted of killing a Queens jogger is set to be sentenced Wednesday.
Tuesday, April 16
Three Black detectives from New York, who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the NYPD’s Intel Division
Waters, Durbin Reintroduce Bill to Give Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges Their Day in Court
U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA-43) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and have reintroduced bicameral legislation designed to strengthen students’ ability to hold for-profit colleges accountable in court for their misconduct.
The Legal Aid Society says it is too easy for the NYPD to collect and save your DNA.
Mayor Bill de Blasio displayed a lead gun in a news conference Monday and made a promise to families who live in New York City public housing.
Monday, April 15
Tiger Woods clinched his fifth Masters and 15th major title to seal one of the greatest comeback stories in sports after overcoming career-threatening back problems.
Sunday, April 14
Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot to death in Los Angeles on March 31 outside of his store Marathon Clothing.
A recent study by the Urban Institute reports that in communities across the nation home prices and rents are exceeding the reach of an increasing number of households.
Little is a guilty pleasure. The guilt comes as you watch a 14-year-old actress (Marsai Martin, Black-ish) behaving like a lustful 38-year-old female who flirts with a middle school teacher
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration, will hold field hearings to hear from citizens about their recent voter registration and voting experiences.
Morehouse College, a historically black all-men’s school in Atlanta, will begin admitting transgender students who identify as men in 2020, according to a news release from the school.
Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker launched a national campaign tour Saturday with a major rally in the New Jersey city where he served as mayor, as he looks to break out of a crowded 2020 field of more than a dozen viable candidates.
Thursday, April 11
The WarmUp! to EatUp! fun continues with two events, tomorrow night with a dance and a family event Saturday. They are bound to capture your spirit and should not be missed.
As associate producer for Harlem EatUp! 2019, I am so excited to be working with some outstanding community art and culture organizations for the pre-festival program WarmUp! to EatUp!
Here’s what to do on your next art-and-soul-filled visit to the City of Brotherly (and Sisterly) love.
“Ain’t No Mo’” is a tour de force. Playwright and star Jordan E. Cooper, a fresh new voice on the New York Theater scene, has created a theatrical masterpiece.
Wendy Williams is getting divorced.
Anyone who has seen Ailey's exquisite Linda Celeste Sims perform duets with her husband Glenn Allen Sims can attest that there is always something magical in the air when the two dance together.
I know it may be hard to believe, but it is time to start thinking about the 2020 elections.
February was a good, albeit controversial, month for discussions about race in this country.
A tragic accident took place last weekend that culminated in the loss of the life of Erica Imbasciani.
President Donald Trump is a narcissist who has no concept of truth and integrity.
Time for reflection. Rewind a spell to the time of the vaunted issue of XXL Magazine’s Freshmen Class 2010.
Afro-Fusion, Afro Jam and Afro Beat fans side by side with reggae and hip-hop heads packed the Apollo Theater on Friday, April 5.
“Peace” was a word spoken throughout the afternoon at the intersection of 126th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. Saturday, April 6.
A student at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, a K-12 private school in the Bronx, announced that he and his parents filed a lawsuit against the institution Monday, April 1
“With great sadness, I share that my father has passed away,” said Keeva Terry of her beloved father commonly known as “Coach” around the Brooklyn neighborhoods he frequented for decades.
This past weekend educator and activist Stan Kinard made his transition after a long battle with cancer.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio charged Friday that the city’s specialized high schools practice “massive segregation” as the controversy grows over admissions criteria to the elite institutions.
Appreciate the Brooklyn Nets. They play basketball. There’s no drama. No backstories.
Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy International is set to host their second annual Community Learning Experience in New York City April 13, a set of workshops targeted toward STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students.
At a town hall forum for select Knicks season ticket holders last September, the team’s general manager, Scott Perry, laid out some of the organization’s short-term objectives.
Chris Mullin is out as St. John’s head basketball coach. His official departure this past Tuesday, April 9, came on the same day his teammate on the iconic 1992 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team, Magic Johnson, resigned as the president of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Nothing pleases a writer, reporter or historian more than recognition by his or her peers. And you can understand how overwhelming it was for me to learn that three of my comrades—John Williams, Trust Graham and Ahmed Abdullah—follow this classroom column, two of them avid collectors.
Thirty-four teenage female ballers came to Tampa, Fla., site of the NCAA Women’s Final Four, from all over the world.
It was an emotional game with dramatic twists and turns.
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Family and friends came to Harlem last week to celebrate the life and memory of its life long resident and esteemed member of New York’s storied basketball community, Calvin Ramsey who passed away Monday morning, March 25.
Former state senator and state comptroller H. Carl McCall, 83, announced April 10 that he would be retiring as chairman of the board of the trustees for the State University of New York after serving for almost eight years.
In a rare occurance, Jacob deGrom was off his game Tuesday night at Citi Field.
According to the latest PEW Research Center survey, a majority of Americans (56 percent) say Trump has made race relations worse; just 15 percent say he has made progress toward improving race relations, while 13 percent say he has tried but failed to make progress and 14 percent say he hasn’t addressed this issue.
Charlene Bullock remembers the first time she knew something was wrong with her seven-year-old son, Asaya.
The New York Jets kicked off the unofficial start of the new 2019-2020 season by introducing their fans and the world to their new uniforms at an invitation-only party in midtown Manhattan hosted by comedian/actor JB Smooth.
While Chicago celebrated the election of its first Black (and lesbian) mayor, the Chicago Teachers Union reminded the city of the mission at hand.
As more establishments refuse to accept cash, people without credit or debit cards are facing discrimination.
During my practice of medicine in the hood, my family and I lived above my office. They participated in helping me to give service to my neighbors and patients. introduction leads me to a story that happened on a cold, snowy winter night when I was called to see a patient who was dying at home.
U.S. Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker announced this week he will introduce a bill to form a commission for the study of reparation proposals for African-Americans.
As a bulwark, a sacred refuge and a safe place to organize against racism and bigotry, the Black church has been indispensable.
Students and faculty are mourning the death of beloved Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson after he donated bone marrow to a stranger. He was 44.
Philadelphia is inspired by both its past and present.
The nation’s largest measles outbreak in nearly two decades continues with the latest outbreak in New York City causing Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare a public health emergency.
After a week that has left many shaking their heads in disbelief at the lunacy being spewed by the president of the purported greatest country in the world, the dialogue has again shifted to the mental competency of the so-called leader of the free world.
Trump’s revolving door took another precipitous turn the other day with the ouster of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Of the 15 nations in the Caribbean Community, Guyana and Trinidad are located the closest to crisis-ridden Venezuela and are both beginning to feel the brunt of the economic refugee migration problem.
There’s a new “rumble in the jungle” in the words of Muhammad Ali, but George Foreman isn’t a part of it.
Sade Lythcott is the daughter of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, founder of the nonprofit, community-based National Black Theatre in Harlem.
It’s been a mere six years since the death of Venezuela’s Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, and in that little amount of time Venezuela’s economy has gone into a steep decline.
Trump the ignoramus has once again let his loose lips comment on something that he knows nothing about. With the Cathedral of Notre Dame engulfed in flames, Trump jumped in with his advice on how to handle the fire.
Wednesday, April 10
Dr. Mrs. Gloria Irene Williams Norman Clark passed away peacefully at home on April 3, 2019.
The family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, a 7-year old girl shot and killed by a Detroit police officer, has received an $8.25 million settlement almost 9 years after the tragic incident.
Although Manhattan has been a mecca for young Black artists cultivating their craft since the dawn of the Harlem Renaissance, there came a time for the starved outer-boroughs to rise to the occasion.
New York City Housing Authority residents living in Wyckoff Gardens have a lot to say about their water: it's dirty and they can't always get it hot.
Tuesday, April 9
Gender activists and other advocates battle to close the gap
Despite the United States touting itself as the bastion of freedom and equality, women in this country – despite comprising 50.8 percent of the population – have always found themselves in the position of having to fight for salary and wages comparable to men.
A poor, rural county in Tennessee that is predominantly Black receives more audits from the IRS than any other county in the United States while rich counties skate by unbothered, according to a study published on the tax professional news website Tax Notes.
Monday, April 8
Fifty-one years ago, this month, the Fair Housing Act (the Act) was enacted to ensure that housing discrimination was illegal.
Reparations have fast become a major platform for Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination.
A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) provides insight on how decades of structural racism within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has led to the virtual elimination of black farmers.
Sunday, April 7
The funeral service for slain rapper, Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom, is set to be held Thursday at the Staples Center, according to a report from TMZ.
For three historically black churches in the heart of south central Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole country, Sunday services will not be the same.
Saturday, April 6
Bill Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits filed by seven women who say he defamed them when he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations.
Since taking over the White House, President Donald Trump has had a lot to say about Black unemployment rates in the country.
Alarm bells are going off in Newark over gentrification, and how the forces of change and property development are changing the face of New Jersey’s largest city.
Friday, April 5
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AG Letitia James/coalition challenge Trump administration attempt to ask citizenship question to 2020 Census
New York Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 18 states, 16 local governments and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, filed a merits brief in the United States Supreme Court in the case challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
Thursday, April 4
Rwandan actress Malaika Uwamahoro is presently in rehearsal for her one-woman-play, “Miracle in Rwanda,” in which she plays 10 separate characters, at the Lion Theater.
I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the one-and-only Ben Vereen recently, as he was getting ready to perform April 4-7 at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
A surprise conversation after church for globe-trotting singer Marvin Lowe brought home to him the importance of staging A Soulful Music Celebration right here in New York City.
Dance Theatre of Harlem’s upcoming City Center season (April 10-13) is special for so many reasons.
Carnegie Hall’s “Migrations: The Making of America,” is a five-week, 100 hundred event citywide festival about the people who have helped shaped American culture.
Last week I waxed on about the fifth annual Harlem EatUp! festival (@HarlemEatUp), taking place May 13-19, 2019.
Now is the time to start planning your summer vacation. Maybe you’ve already done Disney and want a different kind of vacation, one with purpose.
April 4, 1968, is a day that will live in infamy. Most Americans can recall...
We write to urge you to support the international and domestic efforts to thwart the Unites States’ unlawful attempts to change the existing governments in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of Cuba
Former Trump attorney and disgraced, convicted, shameless felon, Michael Cohen, recently gave testimony before Congress focused upon negative allegations against his former boss.
Want to deliver jobs in New York City? Look To Sylvia’s and Melba’s restaurants in Harlem, not Seattle
While the story of how New York City won, and then lost, 25,000 new Amazon jobs will continue to be debated in the weeks and months ahead, we should not lose sight of the fact that Gov. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature currently have proposals before them that could also potentially jeopardize thousands of jobs for New Yorkers.
To achieve a fairer, more just criminal justice system, prosecutors should not only incarcerate fewer people, they must use the full weight of their offices to help those who already have been convicted (many for low-level crimes) secure employment.
To live up to its assessment as the premiere multicultural award show and truly acknowledge the excellence in the broad scope of creative expression the NAACP Image Awards would be one long show or as it plays out currently, a two day fête.
On Saturday, April 13, Alvis Rogers will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends.
Oscar Award winning actress and Harlem native Cicely Tyson was among the distinguished women to be recognized at the “Celebrating Today’s Renaissance Woman” reception
Got To Stop has partnered with The National Pan-Hellenic Council of New York City to lead a community call to action, “Got to Stop Trafficking Walk!” on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Former NBA player Kobe Bryant visited a Mamba League Youth Clinic—a collaboration between Nike, Bryant and Children’s Aid—at the Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem.
The National Action Network (NAN) kicks off its 28th annual national convention at the Sheraton New York Times Square Wednesday, April 3—the event runs through Saturday, April 6.
Cheers and applause filled the courtroom when verdict read that Chanel Lewis was the guilty of the murder of Karina Vetrano.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between June 2017 and June 2018, a record 31,500 people in the United States died from synthetic opioid overdoses.
Chances are you haven’t heard of the E-Poll Market Research, and that stands to reason because it’s not publicly available.
When Kevin Knox scored a career high 31 points against the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 13, shooting 12-23, in a 108-105 Knicks loss, the promise of the 19-year-old rookie was palpable.
Shirley Prendergast departed this life to join the ancestors on Feb. 26, 2019.
Dr. John Marshall Kilimanjaro (né Stevenson) Sr., professor, civil rights activist, trailblazing newspaper founder and publisher of the Carolina Peacemaker, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point, N.C. John was born on June 6, 1930, in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Isabell Lawson Broy Stevenson, a Registered Nurse, and the late Arthur Leonard Stevenson, a Pullman Porter.
Harvard-trained mathematician and popular jazz saxophonist Marcus Miller teams up with jazz pianist and math professor Rob Schneiderman to unveil the secrets behind successful problem solving at Quadrivium, MoMath’s Math+Music Salon, on Friday, April 12, at 8 p.m. at the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), located at 11 East 26th Street across the street from Madison Square Park.
The Brooklyn Nets have just come off their longest and hardest road trip of the season.
Kadija Kone still remembers the first time she read a book with a main character that looked like her.
Last Saturday, one day before Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke University men’s basketball team were eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Michigan State 68-67, the all-time winningest coach in Division I basketball history (1,132 wins) expressed trepidation.
The Yankees have started the 2019 season, one which they envision will end with them winning the World Series championship, facing unforeseen challenges.
Danusia Francis made quite the impression at the Superstars of Gymnastics competition held on March 23 in London, England.
It’s a clash of the titans with one upstart added to the battle. The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament reaches its climax as the Final Four gets underway tomorrow in Tampa.
James Harden, the bearded Houston Rockets MVP guard, tied Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 20 consecutive games with 30 points or more which hadn’t been broken or challenged in over 50 years.
Like millions of American boys, I once dreamed of being a Major League Baseball player.
The best four remaining NCAA men’s college basketball teams in the nation playing Saturday night, April 6.
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Which way is your health going? Up or down? Or maybe sideways? In other words, do you feel as good as you should? Aging has nothing to do with how you feel.
With a little digging, you can find opportunities that offer fun and an educational experience for the family. Here are a few ideas.
On Saturday, March 30, the U.S. State Department announced that the Trump administration was cutting off aid to what is referred to as the “Northern Triangle,” or the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Visit Sarasota County is pleased to announce the addition of The Newtown African-American Heritage Trail as an official attraction on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which has more than 100 attractions across 15 states.
People in the tiny tourism dependent Eastern Caribbean islands rely heavily on small island-hopping commuter airlines to move around the region.
The thriving Cayman Islands’ accommodation market welcomes a newcomer with a fresh, modern feel, ideally located in the heart of the world famous Seven Mile Beach corridor.
Tennessee suffered a fire that destroyed an entire building and countless artifacts from the Civil Rights Movement and social justice struggles from several decades past.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten called out Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, saying she lied about the teachers’ unions losing members in the wake of the Janus v. AFSCME decision.
New York State United Teachers wants Albany to tackle state exams that they feel do more harm than good.
Kenneth Gibson not only made history being elected Newark’s first Black mayor in 1970, he was also the first African-American elected mayor of any major city in the Northeastern United States and the first African-American president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Gibson died in West Orange, N.J., on March 29 from illness.
On Tuesday, April 2, Los Angeles police announced that they arrested 29-year-old Eric Holder, the suspected killer of Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered the afternoon of March 31 outside his “Marathon Clothing” store after a “personal dispute.”
Time and time again the nation has seen what has become a mantra: What Obama has done Trump will undo.
Environmental groups in Ghana are waging an 11th hour battle to stop the government of Ghana from opening the Atewa Forest Reserve—a crown jewel of biodiversity and a source of three rivers—to commercial large-scale bauxite mining.
Experts who follow the money are still scratching their heads as to how a quarter of a billion dollars vanished from the national coffers along with former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh at roughly the same time.
Every time another school shooting occurs in America, it’s common to hear a chorus of “thoughts and prayers,” a symbolic term used by politicians who pretend to care about the tragedy.
Wednesday, April 3
While a landmark Georgia case has now set the standard for bail, one New York-based law firm is applauding the Empire State’s readiness to address the injustice of cash bails.
Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s next mayor after Tuesday’s highly anticipated race. She’ll become the first Black woman ever to lead the country’s third-largest city.
Tuesday, April 2
A first-day-of-issue event for the commemorative stamp honoring the late soul singer Marvin Gaye will be held Tuesday at the Greek Theatre on the 80th anniversary of his birth.
The Pennsylvania judge in the Mumia Abu-Jamal case has issued an opinion blasting Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner for trying to block the world-famous death row inmate from having a chance to reargue his case in front of the state’s high court.
A child doesn’t have to be bruised to experience abuse. There are many other ways a child can be harmed. One being Financial Child Abuse.
A jury found Chanel Lewis guilty Monday night in the 2016 murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano.
Monday, April 1
There’s no way around it: Americans are drowning in student loan debt, collectively owing $1.5 trillion. Rising college costs mean that number isn’t likely to drop much in the next few decades.
Rapper Nipsey Hussle has reportedly died in a shooting in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.
While every Census faces challenges and even controversies, the count remains important because it’s the federal government’s very first responsibility to the U.S. Constitution.
With March Madness entering its final stages and the recent college admissions scandal continuing to unfurl, all eyes are on higher education.