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A Tale of Two African Nations: Nigeria and Congo

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.

United States Senator Charles Schumer on the Loretta Lynch confirmation

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 savage inequality of education must end

The current education debate in Albany has been elevated because of the need to pass a New York state budget by March 31.

As social media increases our youth’s penchant for violence, we must combat the root cause

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams shares his thoughts on the fight at a Flatbush McDonalds that went viral

As America’s attention wanes, democracy growing in Africa

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.

Ex-Mayor Giuliani attacks President Obama over love for America

The insanity never stops with the Republicans because they are angry that an intelligent Black man is president of the United States.

Get more politically involved

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 ...

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Christina Greer reflects on the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left behind, and why it important to keep that legacy alive.

The bullet-pointed pen

Satire along the lines of French cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo’s pointed scoffing has always been associated with lethality.

It is time to do what is right about Sudan: Say no to Arab racism

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.

The meltdown of NYPD and the citizenry of NYC

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

Happy New Year, Amsterdam News readers.

Black men on the firing line

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 ...

A gun should never be a cop’s first, second, or third option

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.

Assata Shakur: An open letter to the media (1998)

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 ...