9/11 changed the world as we know it

Amsterdam News editor Nayaba Arinde reflect on 9/11

Building stronger school communities

"As chancellor, I love talking to our students and parents at community meetings, forums, town halls and even in the grocery store..."

William sisters win on court despite elitism, racism

Right on, Serena Williams!

Black lives still precious

When we subscribe to the idea that “Black Lives Matter,” it’s something we state without pause or reservation.

Homelessness in our major cities

"I recently returned from a trip to San Francisco and I was absolutely appalled at the number of homeless individuals on the streets."

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."

Putting it all on the line

Public agitation and rhetoric surrounding police relations with the African-American community have reached a fever pitch.

Our children succeed when parents and teachers work together

Yesterday was the first day of school for many of the city’s 1.1 million students.

Labor Day always means different things to different people

"Work is for working men."--Henry Daniell, "The Suspect" (1944) Once again, as August gives way...

Harlem meets Havana

Congressman Charlie Rangel reflects on a reent trip by several notable Harlemites to Havana, Cuba

Homelessness is real, Mr. Mayor

We are not sure what changed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mind about the homeless crisis, but he’s no longer denying it is dramatically increasing.

‘Straight Outta Compton,’ hardly

I normally would never write a movie review in this column, but upon seeing “Straight Outta Compton,” I am compelled to write some thoughts.

Fun, not guns, during the annual carnival celebration

Labor Day provides New Yorkers with an unparalleled opportunity to celebrate the end of summer.

Trust of the people 

Despite her assertions to the contrary, the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s email address is not just an issue for the reporters she wishes would stop peppering her with questions on the topic.

Addressing growing health care needs through diversity

With the Affordable Care Act encouraging millions of patients to visit doctors and millions more baby boomers aging into Medicare, a looming physician shortage threatens the future of health care.