And then there was justice

Amsterdam News Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Elinor Tatum reflects on the Nick Hillary case.

Dear Editor

As the new school year resumes this month, my thoughts turn to those students who have the will to succeed, but not always the resources.

Twin sister speaks of brother’s murder by cop

After being interviewed on several major networks, the Crutcher family, accompanied by the Rev. Al Sharpton, held a news conference Wednesday afternoon at the National Action Network in Harlem.

Terence Crutcher's sister: 'We’re demanding that justice be served'

While we have coverage elsewhere in the paper, we thought it would be instructive to allow Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, Terence’s twin sister, to recount the incident, express the family’s feelings and present their call for justice.

One in Five New Yorkers Still Live in Poverty

The latest Census Bureau figures were released last week, an annual year-to-year analysis of the nation’s economic and social well-being based on measures such as income, health coverage and poverty rates.

Let’s not forget about gender

I am a proud Black American woman and often think of my primary identity as being Black American. However, after watching Matt Lauer’s “interview” with presidential candidates Clinton and Trump, I quickly realized that I must be much more vigilant ...

Letter to Black community: Escalation of State Department propaganda warfare to undermine Zimbabwe

This is an open letter to the Black community on the escalation of the State Department propaganda warfare to undermine the Republic of Zimbabwe’s sovereignty and independence.

The Black vote: A monolithic betrayal of diversity

Although I have been a so-called Black American and a social conservative all my life—and found the two aspects of my identity to be remarkably congruent—I am always surprised when confronted with some of the vitriol that I and my ...

Archie Bunker still lives within some, many or most of us

Politicians are human and occasionally they cannot contain themselves, allowing their true sentiments to come out; sometimes in droplets hardly noticed, but sometimes in damaging blurbs.

Mayor de Blasio must revoke appointment of NYPD commissioner

On Aug. 2, Mayor de Blasio made the passive decision to let Commissioner Bratton call the shots on who would take over as his successor, consciously disregarding the line of succession and avoiding an opportunity for an open and transparent ...

The unadorable deplorables

During a speech last Friday at an LGBT event in downtown Manhattan, Hillary Clinton said that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are a “basket of deplorables.” It may have been a serious gaffe for the presidential hopeful, but we think ...

Black lives mattered on 9/11

"It was no surprise when the 12 Black firefighters who died that day didn’t seem to get the same recognition as the white firefighters who also gave their lives."

Dr. Christina Greer: 'I support Colin Kaepernick'

By now, many of you have heard about the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, who has decided to take a knee during the national anthem.

Path to Mumia’s freedom

A new legal action filed by Mumia Abu-Jamal in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas Aug. 7, 2016, provides a path in the courts to overturn Mumia’s conviction and win his freedom.

The moral origins of Donald Trump’s improbable rise to power (Part 2)

As if to compound the insult to American power represented by the world’s vociferous rejection of the Bush doctrine, the U.S. found itself in 2008 facing the biggest economic disaster since the Great Depression.