Art’s healing power: Local artist shares healing journey

He fell off the stage during a Rainbow PUSH fundraiser concert after losing feeling in his legs. Doctors said he’d never walk again, diagnosing him with a ruptured spine and paralysis from the waist down.

NYPD meets teens at Apollo despite vocal protests outside

After killing over 500 Americans nationwide this year, police are not faring well with youth. However, the All Stars Project hopes to improve this fractured relationship.

500 Men Making a Difference Hosts Cleanup and Painting Day at Von King Park

The organization 500 Men Making a Difference is asking for volunteers to help them as they clean and paint Von King Park in Brooklyn Saturday, July 18.

Neighborhood Clean Up Initiative kicks off in East Orange

In an effort to help reform East Orange, the city is reportedly cleaning out 700 abandoned properties and giving jobs to local residents.

Flattened emergency vehicle tires did not stop Bed-Study Ambulance Corps anniversary celebration

It has been happening every year for the past 26 years, but this year was different.

Jamaican Jerk Festival returns to Roy Wilkins Park

The taste of the Islands will return to Roy Wilkins Parks in Queens, when the fifth annual Jamaican Jerk Festival New York showcases Caribbean food and culture July 19, noon to 8 p.m.

Mandela Day in Brooklyn

Not everyone knows about Nelson Mandela International Day.

Building collapse in Bed-Stuy causes injuries, street closures

A building collapse in Bed-Stuy leaves several people injured and closes streets.

WATCH: Family of Eric Garner speaks out about $5.9 million settlement

Family of Eric Garner discusses settlement.

Long Island hosts annual Edo organizations cookout

The annual Bini people’s cookout took over a large corner of Heckscher State Park in East Islip, Long Island, Saturday, July 4. A DJ got the tristate Nigerian folk into the right cultural mood, as the young, the not so ...

Alelia Murphy celebrates 110th birthday

Alelia Murphy, born July 6, 1905, is the last living of 12 siblings.

The Black Print: Rise of the Black millennial

Eleven years ago, teachers at the Clara H. Carlson School told Annis R. Sands of Elmont, N.Y., that upper-division courses would cause her excessive stress and anxiety.

Interview with Police Commissioner Bratton

A day before he was to address graduates from the police academy last Thursday at Madison Square Garden, Police Commissioner William Bratton sat with Amsterdam News Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Elinor Tatum and reporter Herb Boyd at police headquarters to discuss ...

De Blasio announces $17.8 million to reduce unnecessary jail time for people awaiting trial

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced Wednesday that $17.8 million is being used to supervise 3,000 eligible defendants safely in the community instead of detaining them in jail while they await trial.

National Action Network hosts legislative and policy conference on Capitol Hill

The Rev. Al Sharpton, president and founder of the National Action Network, and NAN leadership brought together members of Congress and the Obama administration, policy experts, civil rights leaders and partners for this year’s NAN Legislative and Policy Conference in ...