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 ...

The unadorable deplorables

During a speech last Friday at an LGBT event in downtown Manhattan, Hillary Clinton said that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are a “basket of deplorables.” It may have been a serious gaffe for the presidential hopeful, but we think ...

BLM+BLM=freedom, justice and equality

Reviewing the platform and demands of Movement for Black Lives in its booklet “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice,” recalls current and past platforms, including ones proposed by the Black Panther Party, the ...

M/WBE participation a key to economic success

If we, as Black New Yorkers, are serious about Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise opportunities across the State of New York, then we need to get into the game in a much more vigorous and meaningful way.

A litany of lies

With each passing day, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his surrogate, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, are neck and neck in who can best the other in their feast of falsehoods. That is, who tell the most outrageous lies, who ...

Bratton leaves but his legacy lingers on

Two surprising but related announcements recently rocked the metropolitan area. The first was the news that Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was leaving his post after a two-year tenure at the end of the month.

Voting ID laws struck down

With the presidential election cycle experiencing unprecedented chaos, it was good news last week for African-American voters when the U.S. Appeals Court struck down a North Carolina law that required a photo identification when casting ballots.

This is what America looks like

Not only did a rainbow of diversity occupy the floor of the convention center in Philadelphia, a parade of people of color marched across the stage during the first two days of the Democratic National Convention. “This is what America ...

‘Is this war? I don’t believe so and I certainly hope not’

American communities and police departments are contending with truly horrific events, including the questionable and, in some cases utterly unjustifiable, deaths of Black men at the hands of police, and the deaths of police at hands of disturbed assailants who ...