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Hate in the time of Trump

This election season has brought an outcome that many never expected. Donald Trump is the president- elect. A man who, for all intents and purposes, has been a circus act for decades is now the “leader” of the “free world.”

Recount and electoral integrity

Petitions for a recount of the 2016 presidential election have upset Donald Trump, pierced his thin skin and provoked more inanities and false claims, and that alone may be worth the cost of the plan to recount the votes in ...

Fight the white right!

When historian Rayford Logan wrote about “nadir of American race relations,” he was referring to the period after Reconstruction to the dawn of the 20th century.

Trump reminds us the racial justice movement is growing

I was so lucky last week. Two days after the election, 2,300 racial justice activists of all colors arrived in Atlanta at the Facing Race conference, which my organization Race Forward hosts.

‘Mommy, I am scared!’

When I returned home at 2:30 in the morning from Jacob Javits Center waiting for the election results to come in, I was greeted by a sign written in 6-year-old handwriting that simply read “Hillary” with hearts, taped to my ...

Not J. Edgar Hoover again!

Folks old enough to remember J. Edgar Hoover and how the FBI played such a disruptive role in our pursuit of democratic and constitutional rights must be having terrible flashbacks to those turbulent times.

We must vote

Every year at this time we say we must vote. And every four years we say it is more important than ever. But this year it is different.

We must win: New York Congressional Endorsements

This year’s presidential election is pivotal for the future of America. We have endorsed Hillary Clinton wholeheartedly in these pages previously and we do it once again today.

An apology, now what?

The police apologizing?

There’s still time to register to vote

This election is possibly the most critical election of most of our lifetimes. Any immigrant not voting, or missing this opportunity to vote, could mean handing a tax cheat, a sexist pig, a demagogue, a xenophobe and an ignoramus the ...

Remembering Ken Thompson

It isn’t often that we devote the editorial page to the passing of one of our heroes, but there are times when more space should be set aside for such occasions.

Celebration: Milestones in Black achievement inspiring us all

Even in the darkest periods of African-American history and culture, we have found glorious moments to celebrate. Today, with seemingly daily reports of atrocities, particularly with unarmed Black men the victims of police shootings, there are still bright, silver linings ...

And then there was justice

Amsterdam News Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Elinor Tatum reflects on the Nick Hillary case.

Twin sister speaks of brother’s murder by cop

After being interviewed on several major networks, the Crutcher family, accompanied by the Rev. Al Sharpton, held a news conference Wednesday afternoon at the National Action Network in Harlem.

Mayor de Blasio must revoke appointment of NYPD commissioner

On Aug. 2, Mayor de Blasio made the passive decision to let Commissioner Bratton call the shots on who would take over as his successor, consciously disregarding the line of succession and avoiding an opportunity for an open and transparent ...

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