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Our city agencies need serious oversight

In report after report, story after story, there is nothing but bad news from several of our city agencies. If they have any validity, then the NYPD, the Corrections Department, the EMS and EMT and the Civilian Complaint Review Board ...

Amsterdam News September Primary Endorsements

The New York Amsterdam News held its annual endorsement meeting this past Monday. Dozens of candidates were seen for the various offices up for grabs this election season.

FCC doublespeak: Saying one thing and doing another

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 specifies that the Federal Communications Commission “shall” review its broadcast ownership rules every four years, “determine if” those rules are necessary in the public interest as the result of competition and “repeal or modify” any ...

My fight to bring back our girls continues

Join my voice with thousands of mothers in prayer for the safe return of almost 300 12- to 18-year-old schoolgirls abducted by a terrorist group April 14.

The Black killing fields must end!

Every day we hear about the murder of more of our children. Every day we see the scenes of grieving mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and children at funerals around the country, mourning because someone in their family ...

Black political power under attack!

Black people, you’d better wake up and smell the coffee. We are losing ground politically in New York. Asians, Latinos and whites are gaining political ground. Black districts are being redrawn to weaken Black representation in Congress, New York state ...

With her union, Linnette Ebanks felt invisible

For her, a family child care provider in Brooklyn, having a union meant finally having a voice and the power to speak out for what she and other family providers needed to help the children they care for learn and ...

Cuomo’s courageous AIDS plan

Since the scourge of AIDS began more than a generation ago, there has been a serious effort to combat the epidemic that ravaged America, particularly gay, African-American and Latino communities. That ongoing initiative received a considerable boost last week with ...

Dear Comptroller Scott Stringer

I wanted to take a moment to formally thank you for your prompt response regarding my inquiry of the “Central Park Five” settlement. I appreciate and understand that you cannot disclose additional details at this time, as you have commenced ...

Juneteenth: We are our own liberators! Giving Black troops their real due

Neither Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation nor Gen. Gordon Granger’s reading of the Emancipation Proclamation to the enslaved Africans in Galveston, Texas, on Juneteenth freed us from slavery.

Mayor de Blasio scolds NYCHA for lack of security cameras

At press time Wednesday, June 11, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Comptroller Scott Stringer joined public housing residents, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) chair Shola Olatoye, and City Council member Inez Barron to announce the start of a ...

Mental illnesses becoming an epidemic in our community

Perhaps our society’s greatest error is treating criminals who suffer from severe mental health disorders as identical or even comparable to others who are capable of controlling their impulses.

Espaillat misses the mark on the local and national issues

What Rep. Charles Rangel’s challengers fail to realize is that as the third most senior member of the United States Congress, his career as representative for the 13th Congressional District has been about more than local issues.

Rangel’s peerless record deserves another term: Vote Rangel June 24

As we go down to the wire in the 13th District ‘s congressional Democratic primary race, we should go with a candidate who for 22 terms has delivered for Harlem: Rep. Charles Rangel. Rangel’s record in office has been impressive. ...

President Obama helping to Break Stereotypes of Black Fatherhood

President Obama is urging fathers to get more involved in their children’s life.