Abortion Dilemma: US tackles divisive topic, Black community speaks

“Old white male lawmakers, and the men who agree with them, do not have a nickle in this dime when it comes to a woman, abortion and her body,” said Anna, who wants to remain anonymous, but wants the point ...

Report shows how poverty sends New Yorkers into criminal justice system

A new report by the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies outlines the steps New York City can take to address poverty and the criminalization of low-income New Yorkers.

Justice for Maleah!: 4-Year-Old Still Missing

The case involving little Maleah Davis has caused a major stir across the Greater Houston area, as the details surrounding the case have gone from disturbing to downright heart wrenching.

Who is Robert F. Smith?

Black billionaire Robert F. Smith surprised the Morehouse College 2019 graduation class when he announced he plans to pay off the student loans of the 400 graduates at the all-male historically Black college.

Website helps Blacks find jobs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national Black unemployment rate is about 7%, meaning that at least two million African Americans are currently unemployed.

Despite dreams of prosperity, many African Americans not financially ready to retire

The nation’s leading public interest group providing seniors and others with information that empowers them to choose how they live, AARP, regularly publishes a retirement calculator that individuals and families can use to provide a personalized snapshot of what their ...

Trump’s trade war with China hurts Black farmers

Trump, the sheriff of tariff, has delivered a devastating blow to America’s consumers, and most specifically to farmers with his standoff in the US-China trade war.

Texas officer shoots and kills Black woman after she yells ‘I’m pregnant’

A police officer shot and killed a woman at a Houston-area apartment complex after she hit him with his Taser during a struggle, shocking him, police said.

City of Philadelphia bombed Black neighborhood, killing children and adults 34 years ago

It was 34 years ago on May 13, 1985 at 5:20 p.m. when a state police helicopter took off from the command post’s flight pad at 63rd and Walnut Streets...

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson talks the 2020 election, the Census and race in America

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson speaks on the New York Amsterdam News Podcast about the 2020 election and America's current racial climate.

Texas executes ringleader of heinous James Byrd lynching

On Wednesday, April 24, the racist Caucasian male who orchestrated the heinous June 7, 1998, murder of 49-year-old James Byrd Jr., was executed by lethal injection at Texas State Penitentiary. John King, 44 was pronounced dead at 7:08 p.m. CDT ...

NAACP and NNPA lead protest against police brutality

Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, the 15-year-old high school student who was punched and had his head slammed against the concrete by law enforcement officers last month, joined his attorney and several prominent civil rights activists in a peaceful demonstration in Florida ...

FedEx partnership aims to grow 75 Black businesses

“Grow or die,” says Richard Smith referring to future economic growth in Memphis.

Black girls continue to disappear but few eyebrows are raised

The epidemic of missing and mostly forgotten African American girls continues to spread throughout the United States.

SPECIAL REPORT: Mass Incarceration of Women and Minorities a New Crisis

Although the number of people in prisons and jails in America has slightly declined, numbers released on Thursday, April 25, by the Bureau of Justice Statistics still show that nearly 1.5 million individuals were in prison by the end of ...