Inspector general says cops overstepped boundaries in investigations

A new report from the Office of the Inspector General for the New York Police Department concluded that officers broke rules when surveilling/investigating political activity.

Medgar Evers College helps close racial gap in swimming

This year, Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, N.Y., is proud to announce a new addition to the college, a 25-yard and five-lane pool

Nana Camille Yarborough honored in Brooklyn

Cultural icon Nana Camille Yarborough was surely feeling the Brooklyn love this weekend.

Sen. Parker hosts annual Harvest Fest Back-To-School Celebration

State Senator Kevin Parker hosted his ninth annual Harvest Fest Back-To-School Celebration at Paerdegat Park in Brooklyn

Viola Plummer—A voice for the people

“I am a Black woman who recognizes and celebrates her African ancestry,” Viola Plummer responded to an Amsterdam News question about how she described herself. “I have faith that our people will eventually be free!”

De Blasio appoints Vladeck to head of OLPS

With Labor Day coming up this weekend, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio named the first deputy commissioner of the new Office of Labor Policy and Standards.

The Kangaroo Track Club and Black Family Day

Douglas Terry, who was a young man in the 1960s when the Black community was in the midst of a struggle for civil rights, believed empowerment and equality were the key to justice.

Community reacts to non-indictment of officers in Jerame Reid killing

The People’s Organization for Progress hosted a Day of Outrage protest rally to condemn of Justice Department’s non-indictment of the officers who shot and killed Jerame Reid in Bridgeton, N.J.

Former high school basketball player sentenced to 15 years for shooting ex-roomate

A 24-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting another man in the chest and body during a confrontation in broad daylight in a courtyard in Sheepshead Bay.

Easco Boiler Company celebrates 90 years of business

Easco Boiler Company, celebrating 90 years of business, held a news conference and open house Tuesday, Aug. 16, at their headquarters.

Harlem church distributes backpacks and school supplies to more than 500 students

First Corinthian Baptist Church collected and distributed more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies for needy Harlem children and teens on Saturday.

WARM combats domestic violence in the community

We All Really Matter Incorporation is here to take a stand against abuse.

Homeless to Mayor: Keep your promises

Homeless New Yorkers and their advocates want New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to own up to his promise to them.

The lion can sleep tonight

Congressman Charles B. Rangel is universally known as the “Lion of Lenox Avenue,” but the roar heard during a Harlem Day tribute for him Sunday was one of approval from a crowd not too far from his home in Lenox ...

800 people donate to save Langston Hughes' house

Soon poetry and music will fill the Harlem home of legendary poet Langston Hughes again.