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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.

Remembering Dan Eldon: A life of passion

Sept. 18 would have been Dan Eldon’s birthday.

End the culture of corruption!

It was our hope that in Tuesday’s primaries, the state senators in trouble—Thomas Libous, Malcolm Smith and John Sampson—would have their fates decided in the court of public opinion by voters. But in only one instance—Smith was defeated decisively by ...

Vote September 9

Right after Labor Day, New York moves ahead at full speed. The children go back to school, work kicks into high gear and the city prepares to vote in primaries that sometimes are actually the only real contests candidates will ...

The Past is not Dead, It’s not even Past

"To see the destructive potential, the absolute militarization of the police force in Ferguson, is a chilling reminder of Birmingham, Ala,..."

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