Derek Chauvin conviction gives hope for Daunte Wright police killing

As Black America breathes a sigh of relief in the wake of the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd killing, there’s hope for similar justice in the police killing case of Daunte Wright.

Issues with COVID vaccine causing more hesitation

More than half of U.S. adults have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as one of the vaccines is paused due to complications from a few who have received it.

Black student killed in Knoxville, fight begins over bodycam footage

A Black male high school student in Knoxville, TN was shot in his own school bathroom by police.

Activist/educator Prof. Johanna Fernandez discusses the latest on Mumia Abu Jamal

On Saturday, April 17, AmNews Editor Nayaba Arinde spoke with activist educator Professor Johanna Fernandez about Mumia Abu Jamal

Justice for Daunte: Another unarmed Black man killed by police

“I lost my son, he’s never coming back,” Daunte Wright’s father, Aubrey, said on morning television two days after the 20-year-old, unarmed Black young man was gunned down by police in Brooklyn Center, Minn. on Sunday.

Chauvin’s defense up next

As the prosecution moved toward resting its case in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, there was continued unrest several miles away where protesters were outraged by the police shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright on Sunday, April 11.

Dramatic testimony from Police Chief Medaria Arradondo

Each day the Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin trial adds to its historical importance, and it took a significant turn the second week with testimony from Dr. Bradford Langenfeld and Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo.

National Urban League introduces plan to address digital racial inequities

The powers that be at the National Urban League believe that they have the solution to the digital racial gap.

Mumia Abu Jamal supporters: Freedom is the only treatment

Support rallies were conducted Friday, March 12, in Philadelphia and San Francisco, as well as at several locations in between, demanding that the Philadelphia district attorney approve the release of political prisoner-of-war, Mumia Abu-Jamal amid his failing health.

Black Virtual Career Fair taking place March 25

Black Virtual Career Fair (BVCF) is hosting its spring fair on March 25, from noon to 4 p.m. BVCF virtual career fairs match Black professionals with exciting career opportunities at forward-thinking and inclusion-minded companies.

City of Minneapolis reaches $27M settlement with George Floyd’s estate

City of Minneapolis reaches $27M settlement with George Floyd’s estate

The trial for Derek Chauvin, the officer who killed George Floyd, begins

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Kathleen McGee, George Floyd’s “favorite aunt” sat in the courtroom at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis observing the jury selection process in the Derek Chauvin trial.

Vernon E. Jordan, civil rights activist, passes at 85

A smooth, polished and elegant style characterized Vernon E. Jordan Jr.’s political comportment, as well as his personal demeanor.

Crisis in Texas: Winter storm leaves lasting impact

Residents in Houston are still dealing with the aftermath of a rare winter storm and low temperatures that hit the area last week.

Dr. Ralph Bunche: A Hero of U.S. Diplomacy

Dr. Ralph Bunche: A Hero of U.S. Diplomacy