comments on the revisionist interpretation of Mandela
One of the greatest legacies of Mayor David Dinkins was his push for a relationship between the police and the community
I guess we thought he would live forever
I took a groundbreaking trip to Albany this week with several of my constituents—some of the few remaining pioneering, local Black- and minority-owned business owners who invested in our community years ago while everyone else was fleeing.
There are some aspects of seeing people based on color that we simply are not going to ever eradicate from the human race, even though we would like to be able to. Some people don’t want to hear this—and people ...
As the nation marks the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, it is no closer to federal gun control legislation. If this were another country, the number of children killed by gun violence would violate international law. Last year, ...
As the old saying goes, “Politics is the art of the possible.” For a long time in New York, it’s served the interests of a fortunate few to keep the scope of possibility narrowly restricted. If an idea advantaged the ...
Recently in New York, two young Black shoppers were arrested while shopping at the upscale Barneys clothing store
As we sit around the Thanksgiving table this year, what will you be thankful for?
When I was in college, I assumed I was going to graduate and receive $80,000-$90,000 a year.
The National Black Church Initiative is mystified and shocked at the Latino community’s refusal to condemn the George Zimmerman verdict
On Friday, Nov. 15, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) released new data on class sizes in schools as of Oct. 31.
Promises, as we all know, are a politician’s trademark.
We thank Rep. Charlie Rangel for his unequivocal words in promising to vote against a fast track bill
Dear Amsterdam News, I am sure your paper is aware of the unbridled elitist arrogance of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who seeks to micromanage the lives of the “little people,” defends “stop-and-frisk,” denied city workers a contract for four years and ...