Lawsuit settled over NYPD's interaction with people in wheelchairs

A lawsuit against the New York City Police Department to provide accessible transportation for people who use wheelchairs at the time of their arrest has been settled.

Confederate flags hung in East Village windows anger residents

A person living in the East Village hung up Confederate flags in the windows of an apartment, and the locals are not happy about the display.

Family urges Cuomo to sign Briana’s Law

The family of Briana Ojeda, Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix Ortiz, and several other local officials took to the steps of City Hall for a news conference Aug. 10 to call on Governor Cuomo to sign Briana’s Law.

East New York highlights 1000 days of free gun-related homicides

Anti-violence activists are highlighting 1000 days of no gun-related homicides in East New York, Brooklyn Aug. 17.

Maplewood police chief and captain among those on leave after controversial video released

Six Maplewood, N.J., police officers along with Chief Robert Cimino and Captain Joshua Cummis have been disciplined after a video was released of the officers making racist comments and controversial arrests, according to reports.

TWU continues to push de Blasio on MTA funding

For the past several weeks, while New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio engage in a tug-of-war over the MTA, TWU Local 100 has directed their ire toward the mayor.

One-on-one with Mayor de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio held his 31st town hall meeting in Harlem last week.

NYFW’s top men’s designers

One right after another, New York Fashion Week’s menswear designers presented fabulous shows, and their collections received the best reviews.

MOVE 9 commemorates 39 years behind enemy lines

Four decades after the MOVE 9 were imprisoned in what many contend was an unjust frame-up case, supporters of the Philadelphia-based MOVE Organization packed Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church (415 Atlantic Ave.) this past Saturday afternoon to attend the ...

Senator Parker delivers keynote address at third Annual NY Energy Revolution Summit

Wednesday, Aug. 2, State Sen. Kevin Parker delivered the keynote address at the third Annual New York Energy Revolution Summit.

African-American Day Parade set for Sept. 17

Dubbed as the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 48th Annual African-American Day Parade is set to take place Sunday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. in Harlem.

More than 200 warrants cleared at Another Chance event in the Bronx

More than 300 people attended last Saturday’s Another Chance event in the Bronx, and 226 summons warrants were erased.

Families of Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray hold memorial basketball tournament

Seeking to turn tragedy into a force for positive change, the families of police shooting victims Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray came together last weekend for the Hoops for Justice memorial basketball tournament.

City Council member Bill Perkins and Mayor Bill de Blasio endorse each other

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Council Member Bill Perkins announced this week their endorsement of one another for mayor and the City Council. Both are up for re-election in the upcoming primary.

Dietra Kelsey: Whose side are you on?

This week, the Amsterdam News spoke with the playwright Dietra Kelsey about her upcoming play and other works she has created in her media career.