The New York Amsterdam News held its annual endorsement meeting this past Monday. Dozens of candidates were seen for the various offices up for grabs this election season.
Those who wished to celebrate the birthdays of two modern-day freedom fighters joined the new Black Panther party at the Refral Center in Newark, N.J. The birthday tribute honored Black Panther Party members Assata Shakur and the late M.A. “Smitty” Smith last week.
“For the next four years, more than 270,000 mayors will govern Newark,” said Baraka. “Working collectively, we will empower each other, take responsibility for our families, our neighborhoods and chart our new direction.”
In a major ruling the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police cannot look at an individual’s cellphone while making arrests.
Supporters of political prisoner of war Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin are demanding that he receive immediate proper medical care.
When a white police officer kills an unarmed Black man, as it happened last week on Staten Island, you can expect a furious outrage from one part of the community and an attempt to justify the death from the other side.
A controversial plan would allow a residential condo building to have one entrance for its residents who buy condos facing the Hudson River and another for affordable housing residents facing the street.
Most of the controversy stems not only from whether the officers used excessive force but also because that particular "choke" tactic by the police has been outlawed for some time. Islanders have evoked dismay over rhetoric of change without any actual change.
R&B singer Deborah Cox will cover Whitney Houston's songs in Houston's Lifetime biopic, "I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story."
The President will speak at the Walker Jones Education Foundation Center in Washington D.C today about the new commitments he has in store for his initiative, "My Brother's Keeper."
With images of Marlene Pinnock, a black woman brutally beaten by a California Patrol office on July 1 still fresh on the nation’s mind, another more fatal scene was captured on video yesterday from Staten Island.
New York City jazz fans know it’s summer when they notice the birds flapping their wings over Harlem, grooving to the Summerfest Jazzmobile running full steam from July to August.
The East New York community was unimpressed when, stoned faced and dressed in an orange Correction Department jumpsuit, Daniel St. Hubert pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity for the stabbing death of one child and the severe wounding of another child during an appearance in a Brooklyn courtroom.
On July 2, in a courtroom in lower Manhattan, a frivolous lawsuit came before a judge. The lawsuit, if allowed to go forward, could have a chilling, detrimental effect on all Americans’ rights to address and communicate with their elected officials.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 specifies that the Federal Communications Commission “shall” review its broadcast ownership rules every four years, “determine if” those rules are necessary in the public interest as the result of competition and “repeal or modify” any regulation determined to no longer be in the public interest.
Greetings! With our GBE “Black Media Month” as the backdrop, we note preparations for the upcoming United States-African Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., in August.
Religion & Spiritualality
Originally scheduled for renovation throughout 2015 to 2019, the MTA’s bus depot at 2460 Second Ave. (between 126th and 127th streets) will instead shut down permanently Jan. 5, 2015 to make way for an African Burial Ground memorial.
The sight of large numbers of white-uniformed Nation of Islam women streaming into Lagree Baptist Church on West 125th Street in Harlem set off rumors of Minister Louis Farrakhan making an unannounced speaking engagement to the possible passing of an important Muslim.
One of the best ways for me to savor summer is to visit one of my local, weekly farmers markets.
The president and founder of Music Brings Life, Kenaan Bristol a.k.a. “Special,” doubled as hype man outside the Brooklyn Borough Hall Wednesday, July 2. Storming the stage with backup dancers in tow, he “wound up” his waist in support of blood awareness.