Rangel honored by MALIK Fraternity

New York Rep. Charles Rangel was one of three esteemed guests honored Saturday, Feb. 27 at MALIK Fraternity’s second annual Black History Month Gala.

East New York community: ‘No more shelters!’

Assemblyman Charles Barron and several other community members organized a press conference in front of the Brooklyn Developmental Center in East New York to denounce the possibility of another shelter being placed in the neighborhood.

Court to NYPD: Figure these stop-and-frisk reports out

Police officers in the five boroughs are struggling to adapt to changes to stop-and-frisk polices.

Ebb and Flow: First annual Benefit Dinner for Amadou Diallo 15th anniversary

Ebb and Flow was the title of the first annual Benefit Dinner for Amadou Diallo, Thursday, Feb. 4, the 15th anniversary of his 41-bullet shooting death by cops in 1999.

Staten Island’s Black community leaders come together

Black community leaders in Staten Island came together Saturday for the 11th annual Staten Island Black History Town Hall Meeting in Stapleton.

Charges dropped in alleged N.Y. playground gang rape case

Charges have been dropped against five teenagers connected with a woman's alleged gang rape at gunpoint in a Brooklyn playground, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Wednesday.

Rallies continue at Justice Department in New Jersey for police brutality victims

The People’s Organization for Progress continued its “Justice Department Mondays” rallies demanding federal intervention in the police brutality cases of Abdul Kamal, Kashad Ashford, Jerame Reid and Radazz Hearns.

Richard Allen stamp unveiled in East Orange

The United States Postal Service in the Northern New Jersey District unveiled a commemorative Black Heritage Stamp featuring Bishop Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church this week.

Bronx teen dies while visting Africa

A fifteen year old Bronx teen has died while on a mission trip in Africa.

Brooklyn DA moves to vacate woman's wrongful manslaughter conviction

A Brooklyn DA works to clear the name of a woman wrongfully convicted of manslaughter eighteen years ago.

Hunger in the community: Food Bank does its part to help

When the AmNews visited the Food Bank for New York City’s Community Kitchen & Food Pantry in Harlem earlier this month, the New Hampshire primaries hadn't taken place yet.

Reports: Former Mayor David Dinkins improving after being hospitalized for pneumonia

Reports indicate that former New York City Mayor David Dinkins is doing better after being hospitalized for pneumonia.

Dr. Erika Gibson: The first African-American board-certified veterinary neurosurgeon

When New York City native Dr. Erika Gibson was a little girl, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Today she’s not only living her dream but also making history.

King of Savalou, Benin visits to Harlem

Senator Bill Perkins held a public welcome ceremony for His Excellency Gandjegni Awoyo Gbaguidi, King of Savalou, Benin.

Cop who killed Akai Gurley convicted of manslaughter

After two and a half days of deliberation, the NYPD cop who killed Akai Gurley was found guilty of manslaughter and official misconduct by a jury of his peers in Brooklyn’s State Supreme Court.