Grandmother slain: The shooting of Miss Odessa

It was a warm summer night Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, around 11:45 p.m. Odessa Simms, 61, was playing a card game of pinochle at the Charles Young Park at West 144 Street and Lenox Avenue, two blocks from her West ...

Obama visits Louisiana after historic flooding

In what has been called the worst U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, waters are finally receding in southern Louisiana from the recent devastating historic floods.

George Curry—A personal reflection

Given George Curry’s international impact on the world of journalism we can expect a long list of encomiums, all of them warranted and all needed in the attempt to capture the totality of his remarkable odyssey.

New York Amsterdam News Endorsements for 2016 State Primaries

Check out New York Amsterdam New endorsements for the New York State Primaries.

Millennial doula—Yasmintheresa Garcia

The 21st century lends itself to a shift in the role of women in society. Inspirational women have been around for centuries, with the 1990s giving birth to the next generation of creative and exceptional female activists.

VIDEO: Funeral services for late journalist George Curry

George Edward Curry, a media pioneer and longtime advocate for the black press and civil rights, will be laid to rest Saturday, Aug. 27 in his hometown on Tuscaloosa, Ala.

800 people donate to save Langston Hughes' house

Soon poetry and music will fill the Harlem home of legendary poet Langston Hughes again.

Grandmother playing dominoes in Harlem park killed by stray bullet

Odessa Simms, 61, played dominoes and watched the pinochle games here in the 145th St. park for as long as Harlem residents could remember.

Civil rights journalist and Black press columnist George Curry dead at 69

Pioneering Civil rights and Black political journalist George E. Curry, the reputed dean of Black press columnists because of his riveting weekly commentary in Black newspapers across the country, died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday, August 20. He was ...

Unhealthy diet during pregnancy potentially linked to ADHD in kids

Everybody knows that a high-fat, high-sugar diet is not a good idea. It can have a wave of negative consequences on your health, including greater risks of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Trump pitches Black voters: 'What the hell do you have to lose?'

Donald Trump on Friday continued his outreach to African-American voters, presenting them with a stark question: "What the hell do you have to lose?"

Are police ticketing practices creating a tinder box in Black community?

It's not just about police killing Black men. It's deeper than that.

The battle to save Langston Hughes' $3 million home

Ivy still grows on the front of Langston Hughes' home in Harlem. There aren't many houses like it left in New York City. Real estate agents estimate it's worth over $3 million.

Make sure your child is medically fit for sports

Sports can be an important part of your child’s development.

It don’t mean a thing if (taking care of your health) ain’t got that swing

When Duke Ellington composed the music for the lyrics of Irving Mills in 1931, which is now accepted as a jazz standard (“It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing”), it was based on the thoughts of ...