Bill Cosby jurors give conflicting accounts of deadlock

Two jurors in Bill Cosby's assault trial offered differing accounts of their deadlocked deliberations that underscore how differently they may have viewed the case.

Percy Lavon Julian legacy: Steroids, cortisone and birth control pills?

Percy Lavon Julian was an African-American chemistry researcher who was born in Montgomery, Ala., April 11. Julian was a major pioneer of the chemical synthesis of medical drugs from plants, and he created steroids, cortisone and birth control pills that ...

HBCU champion George H. Andrews passes away at 87

Longtime Brooklyn resident George H. Andrews has died.

Ruqayyah Sanders’ journey to success

The Amsterdam News spoke with 21-year-old Ruqayyah Sanders, who went from Teaneck High School in New Jersey to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, N.C., about her college experience.

The medical Northcross family of Detroit

Among the many untold Black stories in Detroit’s history is the phenomenal contributions made by doctors, and especially by African-American physicians.

DOJ gets backlash from NAACP over settling cases without consent decrees

The Department of Justice is getting backlash from the NAACP after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued guidance to the Civil Rights division to settle cases without using consent decrees.

James West, co-inventor of the modern day microphone

James Edward Maceo West is a U.S. inventor and professor who, in 1962, established the electret transducer technology that is currently used in 90 percent of contemporary microphones.

Mumia supporters’ demand to DA: Release the files!

Supporters from “The Mobilization for Mumia” converged at the Philadelphia district attorney’s office, (3 South Penn Square) on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 30, to pressure them to comply with a recent court order instructing them to release all files ...

BEPAA presents the 19th annual tribute to Professor John Henrik Clarke

The Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry will be hosting their 19th annual tribute to Professor John Henrik Clarke Sunday, July 30, at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church at 212 Tompkins Ave. in Brooklyn.

Joining the fight against blood cancer

Every 35 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with a blood cancer, many patients being children and young people.

Amazon buying Whole Foods? RWDSU looks at it suspiciously

It’s a big game of Monopoly played by only one person.

AFT thanks Trump for apprenticeship programs…with a caveat

Last week in Wisconsin, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would allow industries to create more apprenticeship programs.

Vote ‘NO’ on the CON-CON con

On Nov. 7, 2017, when voters go to the polls to cast their ballot for candidates for various elective offices, including governor and mayor, there’s another part of that ballot—toward the end—that might affect voters as much, if not even ...

Assata Shakur's birthday celebrated in Newark

Assata Shakur’s birthday was celebrated July 16 at the REFAL CTR in Newark hosted by the New Jersey Black Panther Party Commemorative Committee.

The Amsterdam News hosts educational luncheon at Plaza

This week the Amsterdam News Educational Foundation honored women rising in the field of science as the paper celebrated its 108th anniversary.