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Schumer requests federal funds to expand security at Boulevard Houses

The tragic stabbing death of Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and the stabbing of his friend, Mikayla Capers, 7, last June at the New York City Housing Authority’s Boulevard Houses in East New York, Brooklyn, underscore the reason why protection and ...

Obama gives France $10 million to fight terror in Africa

Incensed by the news that President Barack Obama gave $10 million to France to fight terrorism in three of its former African colonies, Minister Menelik Harris, of the Atlanta-based World African Diaspora Union, sent out an email message demanding that ...

Blake fights residency status, receives endorsement of progressive-minded coalition

Michael Blake, a candidate for New York’s 79th Assembly District seat, was stuck in a battle with other candidates in court to prove his residency.

Mayor de Blasio signs ‘Avonte’s Law’

Sometimes, it takes a tragedy for something to get done.

Amsterdam News Endorsement Interviews for New York State Elections 2014

Candidates for the 2014 New York State Primary Elections spoke with the AmNews about their campaigns and the issues concerning their communities.

Mayor Baraka announces short-term goals for a ‘new Newark’

“For the next four years, more than 270,000 mayors will govern Newark,” said Baraka. “Working collectively, we will empower each other, take responsibility for our families, our neighborhoods and chart our new direction.”

City approves ‘poor door’ for affordable housing residents

A controversial plan would allow a residential condo building to have one entrance for its residents who buy condos facing the Hudson River and another for affordable housing residents facing the street.

President Obama Announces New Commitments for "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative

The President will speak at the Walker Jones Education Foundation Center in Washington D.C today about the new commitments he has in store for his initiative, "My Brother's Keeper."

Poll on Obama believable?

A Qunnipiac University poll says President Barack Obama is the worst U.S. president since World War II and that Mitt Romney would have been a better choice.

ATU Local 1181, 32BJ SEIU endorse Jackson, Klein

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 announced last week their endorsement of former New York City Council Member Robert Jackson for state Senate District 31, which covers the northern tip of Manhattan and parts of the borough’s west side. Representing more ...

War On Summer Violence Begins

Gun violence is ripping through the nation. While it’s only the second weekend in July, already the shootings are mounting. Some folks walk around saying, “Parks aren’t safe. Walking to the store isn’t safe. Chilling on the block isn’t always ...

Brooklyn’s DA disregards NYPD commissioner with new marijuana law

In an effort to redirect law enforcement resources to more immediate dangers and away from disproportionate impositions against people of color, Brooklyn’s district attorney, Ken Thompson, announced yesterday that he will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession offenses that pose ...

Cuomo unveils three-point plan to combat HIV/AIDS in New York

A few hours before joining thousands to march in New York City’s 45th annual Gay Pride Parade last Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a plan to bring new HIV/AIDS cases below epidemic levels in the state by 2020.

Supreme Court deals blow to Obamacare with Hobby Lobby ruling

Corporations are not only people, they are people who can practice a religious faith. On Monday, the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby concluded that chief executive officers of major corporations can deny health insurance coverage for ...

New York State of Appeals Rejects Cyberbullying Law

Albany County's 2012 Cyberbullying law was struck down on Tuesday.