32BJ announces endorsements and praises victorious NJ mayors

The union 32BJ SEIU has been busy this past month announcing endorsements and praising the victories of those they have endorsed.

Hangings around the nation reference America’s shameful past

A probe investigating the hanging of a Black man in Mississippi is closing, according to reports.

Him and Kim?

The only predicable thing in the Trump universe is to expect the unpredictable, and then hold your breath. Another instance of that uncertainty arrived recently with Trump apparently changing his mind about a few Chinese companies when it comes to ...

Did Trump meet his match in President of Nigeria

Try as he might, President Trump couldn’t land a deal with Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari at their tête-à-tête in Washington last month.

Black activists step up to the plate against Israel/U.S. aggression

At Amsterdam News press time, there is expectation of further violent clashes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, as some 60 demonstrators were killed by Israeli military forces May 14. Rallies were expected in the large West Bank cities in protest ...

Public advocate to run for AG: Won’t seek WFP endorsement

“My name is Letitia James, but my friends call me Tish,” New York City Public Advocate Letitia James said during her speech Wednesday at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Major changes to pot prosecution policy

Close to 90 percent of those arrested in New York City for marijuana possession in 2017 were Black or Latino. Only 9 percent were white.

New York wants justice for victims of sex trafficking

Earlier this month survivors of sex trafficking, distinguished faith leaders and advocates against sex trafficking gathered in front of the Harlem State Office building on 125th Street, demanding changes to New York’s current law on sex trafficking.

Malcolm X Day 2018

The immeasurable legacy of Black nationalist icon Malcolm X will be commemorated this weekend with several local events, in recognition of his 93rd birthday.

Justice for All ball at the Schomberg

The Black Institute hosted their eighth mega Justice for All Ball honoring five warriors of justice, including Amsterdam News publisher and editor-in-chief Elinor Tatum, Mysonne “The General,” Kevinee Gilmore, Gloria Middleton and Lew Zuchman, as forces to be reckoned with.

Eleanor McNeal Scott passes on

Former police officer, beloved mother and entrepreneur, Eleanor McNeal Scott died March 31. Her family arranged her funeral at the Memorial Baptist Church in Harlem April 7.

Slain youth honored with new community center

“The community is feeling elated with the opening of The Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center,” said Andre T. Mitchell, executive director of Man Up!, Inc.

Blair M. Duncan appointed president and CEO of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

Blair M. Duncan was named president and CEO of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. Duncan, who previously served as executive vice president of the organization, takes his new position after Kenneth Knuckles recently announced his retirement from the position after ...

Mayor de Blasio promises to overhaul how marijuana laws are enforced

New York City will overhaul its marijuana policies in the next 30 days, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

Former NYCHA employees talk about alleged mismanagement, retaliation

Former New York City Housing Authority employees concerned about tenants living with lead, mold, asbestos and heating issues spoke out in interviews with PIX11, detailing a years-long culture of mismanagement.