Think life and live longer

When I wake up in the early morning hours after a sound sleep, I feel so good because I’m still alive.

Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7

Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare open enrollment begins.

Concord Baptist Church sponsors an impressive college fair for high school students

For many, the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, is more than a spiritual institution.

The Black Eagle settles in his nest

When we left the intrepid Hubert “The Black Eagle” Julian last week, Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries had toppled the Batista regime, leaving the new Cuban government in the midst of a Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet ...

Noted journalist and AmNews columnist Jonathan Hicks makes his transition

In one of his last columns for the Amsterdam News, Jonathan P. Hicks did as he had always done—provide readers with the best information, this time on the outbreak of the Ebola virus.

Teachers take Time to task over cover

Time magazine has once again invoked the ire of teachers unions across the country.


"I am a Liberian, not a virus.” That’s the loud and clear message of a campaign launched online by a group of Liberian women who refuse to be shamed by thoughtless outbreaks of rejection and cruelty that link African people ...

Mayor Baraka meets with ex-offenders and gang members to address violence

In July, newly elected Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka introduced his “100 Day Plan.”

Last suspect caught in connection to murdered Paterson teen

“This was the last defendant we were looking for,” Chief Passaic County Prosecutor Michael DeMarco told the judge at the hearing for Baseem Williams, 22, who was charged with six counts of first-degree offenses, including the murder of Nazerah “Bugg” ...

Domestic violence rally calls for clarity

Calling attention to the scourge that is domestic violence, Stephanie McGraw and her organization, We All Really Matter, joined other activists and Rep. Charles Rangel and City Councilwoman Inez Dickens at Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building.

Community outraged over Leroy Baylor’s WHCR ouster

Local grassroots supporters are speaking out against the banning of WHCR radio host Leroy Baylor, who was taken off their airwaves back in July amid allegations of anti-Semitism.

NAACP convention presents Staten Island NAACP president with Eugene T. Reed Award

Staten Island NAACP President Edward C. Josey won the prestigious Eugene T. Reed Award at the NAACP New York State Conference’s 78th annual convention Oct. 10-12 at the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, N.Y.

A ‘Stewart’ in public relations

Ryan Stewart serves as vice president for the Terrie Williams Agency.

Metro Briefs 11/6–11/12 2014

Reports indicate that NYPD officers are being told to halt the practice of “buy-and-bust.” Critics praising the cessation say the tactic unfairly targeted citizens of color.

Rebel leader reveals fate of Nigeria's Chibok girls

Hopes kindled by Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan of a deal struck with the Boko Haram terror group for the release of some 200 girl students were dashed last week by a video just released by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Sheka