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Harlem welcomes home Sekou Odinga

Titled, “Love Yourself, Love Your Freedom: Official Welcome Home Celebration for Sekou Odinga,” a standing-room-only auditorium crowd of activists from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Newark and New York City came to welcome Sekou Odinga back into the community.

Corrections officers involved in Jerame Reid case seek dismissal of suit

Reports indicate the corrections officers involved in a lawsuit filed by a Black man fatally shot by police in December want the suit against them dismissed.

Activist Larry Hamm awarded Key to the City of Newark

Last Sunday, longtime activist, community leader and founding chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress Larry Hamm was awarded the Key to the City of Newark by Mayor Ras Baraka, during a community service dinner at which Hamm was the ...

Fiery setbacks for local restaurant Maison Harlem

On an especially cold Monday morning, the Amsterdam News was made aware of an unfortunate fire at local restaurant Maison Harlem.

Sharpton the newsmaker

It may be a great disservice to mention the Rev. Al Sharpton and Rudy Giuliani in the same article, but they are two public figures with a long affair with the media—one longing for it to go away and the ...

Brooklyn’s Best Honors salutes Kings County’s best

Tuesday, Feb. 24, City Councilman Robert E. Cornegy and BRIC TV producer Fred Brown will host Brooklyn’s Best Honors. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Borough president’s office, Our Time Press and Urban ID Media, the festive affair will take place at ...

Mayor Ernie Davis sentenced and fined

In a federal courtroom packed with his supporters, Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Daniel Davis was sentenced Feb. 6 by Judge Paul E. Davison to one year of supervised probation and given a $10,000 fine. He is confined to the state ...

Malcolm X to be honored in East Orange

zz poetry takes center stage at the East Orange Public Library as Cultural Cafe, a special literary arts project of the East Orange Public Library, presents a “Poetic Tribute to Malcolm X” in observation of the 50th anniversary of his ...

DOE announces safety, fairness reforms

During his successful mayoral campaign, Bill de Blasio often mentioned the need to have schools where students would have a safe and fair learning environment. This week’s announcement by Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina about school climate and discipline reforms is ...

NYPD wants to reclassify resisting arrest as a felony

Wednesday, Feb. 4, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch urged state legislators to increase the penalty for resisting arrest from a misdemeanor to a felony.

‘James Baldwin Place’ now official

It was a foregone conclusion that police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, both slain by a mentally disturbed man last year, would receive the most tributes at the recent co-naming ceremony at City Hall with Mayor Bill de Blasio ...

#JusticeforJerame: Community not backing down

As residents in the southern New Jersey community of Bridgeton continue their fight for justice in the police killing of a Black man that was caught on video, some are facing criminal charges for protesting.

Run for a New York City Education Council

Every two years, the New York Education Council holds elections for council members. Since this is the year of elections, the Education Council is taking great measures to round up as many candidates from each of the 32 districts.

De Blasio presents $77.7 billion budget

Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that budgets “are by definition a statement of values.” According to the budget he presented this week, progressive values are alive and well for the most part.

COP INDICTED

The reactions to the indictment of police officer Peter Liang in the Nov. 20, 2014, shooting death of Akai Gurley has been swift and pointed.

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