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Zimmerman needs to be knocked out in court

An announcement hit the media that a murderer who was found innocent has chosen an opponent for a purposed celebrity boxing match.

Black History Month kicks off in the city

Last Saturday, the beginning of African-American History Month was marked with several events across the city and nation to kick off the month-long celebration.

Federal approval of state's $10 billion medicaid waived

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and legislators from the state demanded that the federal government approve New York’s $10 billion Medicaid waiver.

Speculations for tonight's State of the Union Address

The nation readies itself to hear President Barack Obama's State of the Union address tonight

Sigmas celebrate their centennial

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity kicked off its centennial year by announcing several events that will commemorate the milestone

Herb Boyd inducted into the NABJ Hall of Fame

Amsterdam News journalist, author and scholar Herb Boyd was one of eight journalists recently inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Hall of Fame

Remains of Black soldier in Korean War returned

Clara Gantt, 94, has waited more than 60 years for her husband, Joseph E. Gantt, to come home from Korea

This Week in Black History Jan 16-22

Black events from January 16 to January 22

Marissa Alexander remains released on bond

Reports indicate that the Marissa Alexander, who was released on bond while she awaits trial for shooting a warning shot at her abusive husband, was almost sent back to jail after violating the terms of her bond

Unemployment numbers troubling as many drop out of labor force completely

Last week’s jobs report unveiled that the United States only added 74,000 jobs in December, which is the weakest showing since the start of 2011 and a significant dip from the average of the previous three months (250,000).

Kwame Tuie: Dr. King, the peaceful revolutionary

As the nation prepares to acknowledge Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy this Monday, Jan. 20, the 85th anniversary of his physical birth actually passed on Wednesday, Jan. 15

Thousands of Students of Color Affected By School Closing

Thousands of students of color in Detroit; New York; Newark, NJ; Oakland; Washington, D.C; Chicago and Philadelphia have lost their schools due to mass school closings.

Attorney L. Londell McMillan is a purpose-driven man of the people

Londell L. McMillan: an attorney, media mogul, entrepreneur and community activist.

The push for Michael Giles’ freedom begins

A military man on active duty hangs out with friends at a bar in Tallahassee, Fla. A fight breaks out at the bar between fraternity brothers from nearby Florida A&M University—people who aren’t connected to the military man and his ...

Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance to focus on Black American health

Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Louis W. Sullivan will speak on the state of Black American health at an event honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.