Happy New Year!

Happy 2018, Amsterdam News readers! I do hope your new year is already filled with promise, a sense of hope and a recommitment to self-care and happiness.

Our civic duty to improve police-community relations

The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board is a manifestation of the age-old notion that those who ensure public safety need people who watch over them, too.

Justice Department unwilling to allow minority ownership to advance

As one of only two African-American TV station licensees in the country, I recently wrote the Federal Communications Commission voicing strong support for the advancement of minority ownership and diversity.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go #49

In Tuesday’s New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, the paper’s new publisher, recounted portions of the paper’s history, noting that it began when his great-great-grandfather, Adolph Ochs, left his hometown of Chattanooga, Tenn. for New York City.

Follow Black women to victory in 2018

“It’s a good night to be an African-American woman,” said CNN Political Commentator Symone Sanders Tuesday night.

We still have time left in 2017

I don’t know about you, but for me 2017 was an emotionally draining year. I have never felt so insecure about the future of my country.

Music feeds more than the soul

We all know that music has the power to change our emotions and to enhance almost any event.

The Lord’s Prayer

“Our Father, which art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name…” The words are as poetic as they are powerful.

URBAN AGENDA: A Segregated School System Undermines NY’s Future

Segregation in the New York City School system is one of the most important problems facing our city, and one that our elected leaders must do a better job of handling.

Black women and girls deserve more respect, visibility in the #MeToo movement

This has been a monumental year for the reaffirmation of women’s rights in the workplace and the ballot booth.

Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go #47

First it was rumored that Trump was preparing to pardon Michael Flynn, who served ever so briefly as the national security adviser.

The unmasking of President Trump’s mental illness

“Worse than being a liar or a narcissist, in addition he is paranoid, delusional and grandiose thinking, and he proved that to the country the first day he was president,” said Dr. John Gartner, a founding member of Duty to ...

An issue that’s not so taxing

It’s been said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. We haven’t yet figured out a way to mitigate death, and paying taxes remains an unwelcome necessity.

Happy holidays—There’s still time for that end of year giving

I know many of us are watching our pennies at the end of this year.

New legislation will place social workers in all NYC police precincts

Police precincts see individuals with complex, pressing social and emotional needs every single day. Yet our city’s precincts often lack the resources to properly handle many of these circumstances.