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Foreign and domestic policy—same difference

“History will judge us by our commitment to a just society governed by law and the willingness to face an ugly truth and say, ‘Never again.’”

‘Black lives matter’

Since Darren Wilson shot down Michael Brown, these words have been a rallying cry and a balm for our spirits.

We have the power, let’s use it

They say a ham sandwich can be indicted, so why is it then that a police officer who shoots an unarmed Black teenager can get off without even having to go to trial?

The fury McCulloch started

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch chose to announce the grand jury decision in the Police Officer Darren Wilson case in the dark of the night Monday, Nov. 24.

We have the power, let’s use it

They say a ham sandwich can be indicted, so why is it then that a police officer who shoots an unarmed Black teenager can get off without even having to go to trial?

A struggle beyond Ferguson

No matter what the outcome of the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision is on the shooting death of Michael Brown, one thing is clear: This is not the end.

Black America at a crossroad

Marijuana, Workfare, Detroit, Low Voter Turnout, Ferguson

The nation is red, but we ain’t dead!

The GOP tidal wave has painted the nation an obdurate red, with Republicans grabbing control of the Senate and gaining control of Congress because they also increased their numbers in the House.

New York Amsterdam News Endorsements for 2014 Midterm Elections

The New York Amsterdam News endorses the following candidates for the 2014 Midterm Elections

Ebola in our midst

As the Ebola crisis spreads, the virus, much like the controversy surrounding the outbreak of HIV/AIDS more than a generation ago, has raised several serious concerns about how to contain it, who’s to blame for the epidemic and what exactly ...

Do we all have bull’s-eyes on our backs?

Over the past few weeks, the New York City tabloids have been focusing on the private life of a city employee, even though there has been no wrongdoing by the individual.

President Obama losing his alter ego, Attorney General Eric Holder

Holder is the first African-American to hold that office and ranks as the fourth-longest serving attorney general in United States history.

The US military is as unequal as America. Want a fair fight? Reinstate the draft

I am certain that the U.S.-led coalition can defeat the Islamic terrorist groups in the Middle East.

Domestic violence: NFL vs. NYPD

Recently, I watched a video of Ray Rice, then a football player with the Baltimore Ravens, punching and knocking out his fiancee, Janay Palmer. I then recalled watching a video of a Staten Island police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, use an ...

Save Our Planet!

All of the world’s 7.2 billion people are impacted by climate change and global warming, and this transcends the issues of race, region and religion.

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