‘Queen & Slim’

I usually do not write reviews of plays or movies while I am still trying to process them.

Israel’s doctors will cross the planet to save a life

When the world’s poorest or most isolated nations need emergency medical assistance, there is always one nation that will heed the call—Israel.

Black communities call on Comcast to #KeepStarz, and end Black viewer tax

In recent years, Comcast has lured Black audiences with the Starz show “POWER,” and Latinx communities with the Starz show “VIDA.”

Letter to the Editor

As Cyril Josh Barker notes in his Nov. 21, 2019 online article “One in eight New Yorkers are food insecure,” almost 11% of New York City senior citizens experience food insecurity.

Are Republicans playing by their own rules to win?

“Voting rights advocates and civil rights groups filed the federal challenge shortly after DeSantis signed into law a measure (SB 7066) that requires felons to pay ‘legal financial obligations,’ such as restitution, fines and fees, to be eligible to have ...

Make America Great Again: Trump Must Go! #149

A few days ago the New York Times posted an editorial of parodies, limericks and poems citing problems with Trump and his administration.

URBAN AGENDA: Time for New York to Take Up Clean Slate Program

As the 2020 legislative session approaches, many New Yorkers are wondering how legislators can follow up on 2019’s landmark efforts.

Michael Bloomberg, King of Stop and Frisk, tries to make everyone forget

In 2010 in New York City, 601,285 people were stopped-and-frisked by the New York City Police and 315,083 of them were Black. In 2011, 685,724 individuals were stopped and 350,743 were Black.

Law Enforcement groups condemn statement by Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte on impact of a menthol cigarette ban

The leaders of several influential law enforcement groups joined to condemn comments made last week by Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte who represents Brooklyn’s 42nd Assembly District.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #148

First Trump sneaked off to Afghanistan to visit the troops, then he tweeted mixed feelings about the impeachment inquiry and whether the White House would participate.

Homeless fiasco: our collective failure of epic proportions in New York City

When it comes to New York City’s affordable housing crisis, you and I are just as much to blame as our mayor, Bill de Blasio.

Rethinking diversity hiring

At a recent gala event for Black leaders, the keynote speaker addressed this issue directly.

We’ve got one month

What I have recently realized is this simple fact––we have under one month before the close of the decade.

The last real Negus alive attacks Buttigieg with ‘wokeness’

nd to pick a twitter fight over the rather bland, innocuous and unremarkable statements Buttigieg made almost a decade ago––seems to be just that. Much ado about nothing.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving dear Amsterdam News readers. Each year we dedicate a special day to gather with friends and family, make traditional meals, and give thanks for the abundance in our lives.