New dawn for US-Cuba relations

President Barack Obama announced the beginning of the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba Wednesday, ending more than 50 years of diplomatic and economic embargo.

Making a ‘Chicer Collegiate’

Morehouse College alum, fashion designer and businessman Anthony Moultry said he wants to be the next Ralph Lauren when it comes to collegiate apparel.

NYPD begins body cam pilot program

The NYPD launched its police body cam pilot program Friday.

MCNY president attends White House College Opportunity Day of Action

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama recently joined college presidents and other education leaders from around the nation at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action, where organizations announced more than 600 new actions to help ...

Alcee Walker: Chasing a dream through the pain of love

A well-traveled man at the early age of 23, this filmmaker was born in West Palm Beach, Fla., then moved to Canton, N.Y. to attend the alma mater of Amsterdam News Editor-in-Chief Elinor Tatum, St. Lawrence University.

Dante’s dilemma

Mayor Bill de Blasio could find very little wiggle room during a sharp grilling by George Stephanopoulos, the host of ABC’s “This Week,” last Sunday.

Community Affairs Calendar 12/11-12/17

Greetings! My long-time friend and musical collaborator Stevie Wonder spoke on stage during his “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour to call out the so-called “justice” system in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City while delivering his 1974 classic ...

Fast-food workers continue ‘Fight for $15’ joined by dollar store workers

After snatching up support from airport workers, fast-food employees fighting for a living wage have gathered support from workers in another industry.

Unions and Eric Garner: Both sides of the fence

When the news of NYPD police officer Daniel Pantaleo’s non-indictment in the chokehold death of Eric Garner broke, it sent shockwaves around the country for a variety of reasons, with union leaders among the many voices poking through the noise.

AmNews Live Ep. 2: Eric Garner protests, NYPD body cam and the next steps

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Sylvia Alston hosts 81st birthday celebration

Sylvia Alston held her 81st birthday celebration at her Sugar Hill Belvedere apartment in Harlem with guests from all over New York City, who came to wish all the joy and happiness on her special celebration.

Judge Greg Mathis keynotes Fathers Incorporated 10th anniversary gala

Celebrating a decade of working to build better fathers by strengthening communities and family infrastructure, Fathers Incorporated hosted their 10th annual gala last month at Harlem’s Alhambra Ballroom.

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HSA hosts ‘Soul Nativity’

“Soul Nativity” was born and incubated at the Harlem School of the Arts over a period of 14 years.

Hair loss tips

“Hair is like a flower,” said Paula Dowds, style specialist and owner of Ms. P’s Hair Studio, located at 280 W. 118th St. in New York City.