Brownsville Oldtimers Weekend celebration draws thousands to annual neighborhood block party

Elders and people from all ages attended the Brownsville Old Timers Weekend Block Party. The event celebrates the neighborhood's most valued members.

UFT follows AQE’s lead, sends letter opposing SUNY charter regulations

The United Federations of Teachers took the State University of New York’s board of trustees to task for its proposal to lower teacher qualifications for SUNY-authorized charter schools.

RWDSU praises Sheila Oliver as candidate for NJ lieutenant governor

Two presidents of locals RWDSU chapters in New Jersey heaped praised on gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy’s new running mate.

National Night Out with the community and NYPD from Harlem’s 28th Precinct

Thousands of people across New York City attended National Night Out events on Tuesday. The event brings together police and community members in an effort to combat violence.

Alliance of Families for Justice plan march to Albany

As the Alliance of Families for Justice approaches the upcoming date for the March for Justice on Aug. 26, three family members from the AFJ spoke with the Amsterdam News about their future participation and commitment for the March for ...

Another Chance event being held in the Bronx

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark is hosting the second annual summons warrant forgiveness program in the Bronx, inviting residents from all five boroughs to clear their records and move on with their lives.

Changes made to J'Ouvert celebration

Reports indicate that officials are making changes to the annual J’Ouvert celebration that takes place during the early morning hours of the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn.

Elected officials to ride subways for 24 hours

Ahead of the City Council hearing Aug. 8, elected officials plan to ride the rails to hear directly from subway commuters.

The ‘Whole Foods Effect’ comes to Harlem

The new Whole Foods in Harlem has seen loads of customers since its opening July 21.

Damon Young running the Whole Foods ship

As buzz about Whole Foods Market’s Harlem location continues, the man who’s keeping the store running is getting the opportunity to reconnect with the community he says helped direct him to the path he’s on.

New York now considers youth as a factor for inmates’ parole

Parole officials in New York are now considering an offender’s age at the time of their crime in response to court rulings that juvenile offenders serving life sentences must have a meaningful shot at release.

Activists commemorate Assata Shakur’s 70th birthday

A contingent of grassroots activists, artists, admirers and comrades of exiled political refugee Assata Olugbala Shakur came together Sunday, July 16, at Newark’s REFAL Center (271 S. Ninth St.) to acknowledge her with “For the Love of Freedom: Assata Is ...

Similar ride shut down at New Jersey fair after fatal accident in Ohio

Before Ohio fairgoers were hurled off the Fire Ball, the ride was inspected multiple times. And it passed.

Press Iyamu: Press to success

Press Iyamu is a Fairleigh Dickinson University student who studies electrical engineering and is the co-founder of a startup sharing economy platform known as Where is it? Who has it? How much?, or W.W.HO., founded March 31, 2016.

32BJ attacks Christie for STAFER veto, endorses NYC Council candidate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s going out like he came in: fighting against labor.