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Charges dropped against mom after video shows baby being yanked from her arms at benefits office

Charges against a mother were dropped after video captured by a bystander showed officers pulling a 1-year-old baby from her arms at a Brooklyn benefits office, District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Tuesday.

Rosanell Eaton, Queen Mother of voting rights, dies at 97

Considered a Queen Mother and a leader in the struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality, Rosanell Eaton proved a true matriarch to many civil rights leaders — especially when it came to the fight against voter suppression.

Alabama 9-Year-Old kills herself after racist bullying

An Alabama 9-year-old girl took her own life on Monday night, leaving her family in shock.

2 on desk duty after outrage over video of baby yanked from mom at benefits office, but family skeptical

It’s video that’s been viewed, shared and commented on hundreds of thousands of times worldwide on social media, and exponentially more times than that on other media.

COMMENTARY: Don’t Let Small Dollar Loans Ruin Your Holidays

In this wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather in good cheer to celebrate the holidays, nearly everyone has a number of lists.

‘Unacceptable’ video shows cops pulling baby from woman at Brooklyn SNAP center

Video shows a group of police officers pulling a 1-year-old baby from a woman's arms and dragging the woman across the floor of a Brooklyn food assistance center.

Trump nominates William Barr as attorney general

President Donald Trump has decided to nominate former attorney general William Barr to be the next permanent head of the Justice Department, the President told reporters Friday.

Abyssinian Baptist Church screens ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’

Odyssey Impact, in conjunction with the Abyssinian Baptist Church and the Tau Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” followed by a panel discussion.

Parents petition for Tilden High School to reinstate football coaches

When Sandra Broome’s 14-year-old son joined the Blue Devils, a high school varsity football team in 2010, her teen, who once struggled to complete his homework, started waking up at 6 a.m. for tutoring.

Columbia grad assistants and postdocs approve recognition framework

Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW approved a framework agreement with Columbia University that includes union recognition for all 5,000 workers and will begin contract negotiations in February 2019.

State legislators honor Mayor David Dinkins with the Living Legend Award at the Apollo Theater

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators recognized and honored the esteemed Mayor David Dinkins with the Living Legend Award at the Apollo Theater on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.

Cory Booker 2020: Will he or won’t he?

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker continues to fan the flames of possibility over a 2020 presidential run.

Sheriff Anthony Cureton changing police/community relations

Newly elected Anthony Cureton only had 44 days to run for Bergen County sheriff after disgraced former Sheriff Michael Saudino resigned in September. In a recent interview with the AmNews, Cureton said he wants to focus on more discussions with ...

Former President George H.W. Bush dead at 94

Competitor and conciliator are two words that have abound in describing former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who died last Friday in Houston at 94. But those words do not fully capture what he meant to African-Americans, and for that ...

Mueller mulls Trump surrogates

Wagons are circling, the noose is tightening or the drama is drawing to a close. No matter which of these metaphors you choose, special counsel Robert Mueller’s methodical, secretive probe into the Trump administration’s collusion with Russia during the last ...

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