Letter requests exemption from hiring freeze for Rangel, Pickering and Payne fellows

Senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY5) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX20) sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson requesting that Rangel, Pickering and Payne fellows receive waivers from the hiring freeze ...

Trump can end downward spiral by following Ford, Reagan

President Donald Trump has the examples of predecessors Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan to navigate successfully through the Scylla and Charybdis of his stormy political seas.

The elephant in the room

Harlem is known all over the world as the historic capital of African-American culture.

Gun Violence Awareness Month highlights the national epidemic

Orlando, Newtown. San Bernardino. Aurora. The names of these cities have become synonymous with the devastation of the gun epidemic in our country.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go! #21

President Trump, in his continuing attempt to demolish every vestige of the Obama administration, unleashed two missiles of destruction this week.

Brains in chains

On Jan. 1, 1863, America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Only Black America can pull Bill Cosby from the fire—Should they? Will they?

Bill Cosby is among the most, if not the most, pioneering of Black entertainers in his generation.

Iran learns that sometimes you reap what you sow

The Middle East is a complex region, with rich layers of history and traces of biblical footprints that often cling to their ancient past, while clashing with modern-day geopolitical power struggles rooted in political, religious and extremist ideologies.

Technology will be key to mobilizing the Black vote in 2018

As a child growing up in the 1950s and ’60s, I don’t understand millennials’ fixation on texting, and their spending hours on other social media platforms.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to our readers here at the Amsterdam News.

URBAN AGENDA: Mayor’s Diversity Plan Gets a Failing Grade

Last week, the New York City Department of Education (DOE), at long last, put forward a plan to increase diversity in New York City public schools.

Make American Great Again—Trump Must Go! #20

We were not at the exciting Second Annual People’s Summit this past weekend in Chicago.

Exposing the New York State Parole Board

Over the past several years, there has been a great deal of examination and public outcry about mass incarceration and its damaging impact on poor and working-class Black/Brown families and communities.

Lessons from Manchester

The message from many Europeans with regard to terrorism is “Enough!”

Gun violence—Is it a willful pandemic?

Since even before the election when No. 45 came into office, he has used the very real threat of terrorism to help fuel his bigotry.