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Attorney Richard Mangum joins the ancestors at 69

For activists and reporters during the 1987 Howard Beach murder trial, Richard Mangum was indispensable. His role in the historic trial as part of the prosecution team headed by Special Prosecutor Charles Hynes was as a liaison to the media, ...

Rent control: A lifeline for workers

One in 3 New Yorkers worry that they could become homeless.

Massachusetts home care workers reach new agreement for living wage

Home care workers in Massachusetts have reason to celebrate.

Airport workers, elected officials rally around ‘poverty wages’

A different kind of food fair happened in Queens last week.

No- to low-cost preventive sexual health services available

The National Coalition for Sexual Health, which consists of over 50 leading health and medical organizations, issued a call to action to increase the uptake of essential preventive sexual health care services in the African-American community.

2015 Young Achievers graduating seniors

Metro-Manhattan Links, Incorporated and the Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. held their 16th Anniversary Graduation Dinner for the class of 2015 Young Achievers.

Teenage killing? Enough said

As I drive through African-American communities, I cannot recognize a Boys and Girls Club, after-school programs, Little League baseball and football teams or Sunday school teachers, who make a commitment to teach from September until June.

SUMMIT OF WOMEN OF AFRICAN DESCENT OPENS IN NICARAGUA

June 29 (GIN) Some 270 women from 220 countries gathered in Managua, Nicaragua over the past weekend to launch a political platform that addresses discrimination against people of color.

East Harlem Block Nursery celebrates two major events

East Harlem Block Nursery No. 2, located in the Abraham Lincoln Housing Development, celebrated its 10th anniversary (2005–2015) at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building.

For Haiti, relief will come in the long term

Jan. 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti, taking more than 230,000 lives and displacing over 1 million people, causing a massive housing crisis.

Supreme Court upholds key health care provisions

President Barack Obama’s administration secured a major victory last week when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Education for a Better America and the Amsterdam News team up for scholarship

Education for a Better America and the New York Amsterdam News are partnering to award two high school students scholarships to help with educational expenses in their first year of college.

Globeathon comes to Brooklyn

The House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., commemorated its first interfaith service last Wednesday to end women’s cancer.

Confederate flag flap

It took nine innocent lives and 154 years to do it, but the Confederate flag that once flew proudly over South Carolina is at the center of debate.

City, Warby Parker to provide free eyeglasses to community school students

The city is expanding its vision-screening program to all 130 community schools and will partner with Warby Parker to provide a free pair of glasses to students in need.

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