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 ...
Obamacare wasn’t a measure that would be completed overnight. Nor would its significant arrival for millions of Americans without any health insurance be a smooth one.
Two decades ago, as a young organizer in Mississippi, I learned that there are only two types of temporal power: organized people and organized money. I also learned that in a democracy, the people can win every time—but only if ...
Self-esteem has a phenomenal impact on one’s ability to become an entrepreneur
This morning I encountered four alarming requests when I went to vote
It looks like the Civil Rights Movement can welcome a new set of activists into the fold
Not only was Owens Medgar Evers College’s Black shining prince, he was Brooklyn’s also.