Nations across sub-Saharan Africa have for decades struggled to establish strong and stable democracies upon the ruins of single-party systems notorious for squelching dissenting views, jailing opposition leaders and embarking on self-serving economic policies that brought hardship to their peoples.
The 5-month saga of Loretta Lynch’s confirmation process as Attorney General has been frustrating, but finally, today the Senate confirmed Ms. Lynch as the first African-American woman ever to hold the office of Attorney General.
The current education debate in Albany has been elevated because of the need to pass a New York state budget by March 31.
Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams shares his thoughts on the fight at a Flatbush McDonalds that went viral
Lately, the United States has moved to aggressively to bolster pro-western forces in the Ukraine and promote democracy in the Middle East and Asia.
The insanity never stops with the Republicans because they are angry that an intelligent Black man is president of the United States.
Greetings, readers. As a political scientist, I have dedicated myself to helping students become more informed of political processes, more politically aware of their surroundings and more knowledgable about how systems of power work (and sometimes do not work) in ...
Dr. Christina Greer reflects on the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left behind, and why it important to keep that legacy alive.
Satire along the lines of French cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo’s pointed scoffing has always been associated with lethality.
Now that we have completed the festivities of the transition from one year to the next, we might want to reflect on what has been happening in Sudan before, during and now after our celebrations.
If there has ever been a question of whether the NYPD is out of control, the answer is certainly evident at this point. It is.
Happy New Year, Amsterdam News readers.
Two weeks ago, I went to the burial of my first cousin Sandy’s 29-year-old son. He was murdered by another young Black male in Florida. I had never met her son, Gibran, but knew of him, and I knew what ...
There is not much left that can be said about the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Mo. Minds have been made up and battle lines drawn.
My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the U.S. government’s policy ...