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Eric Garner’s father pleads for peace after cops’ clearance

A slight tension was in the air at several key Staten Island locations early Dec. 3, as dozens of demonstrators withstood the chilly drizzle and staunch police presence in anticipation of a local Richmond County grand jury’s ruling on whether ...

Obama Shields Over 5 million Immigrants From Deportation

At the risk of furthering the gulf between himself and an already polarized Congress, President Obama announced several sweeping executive actions poised to protect more than five million immigrants currently living undocumented in the United States.

Sisters Building Sisters in Brooklyn building in the community

Sisters Building Sisters in Brooklyn is an up-and-coming nonprofit organization providing empowerment opportunities to women and girls living in underserved communities.

Rockaway Youth Task Force’s ‘Day of Service’

The Rockaway Youth Task Force invites volunteers of all ages to the second annual “Day of Service” Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m. at 310 Beach 58th St.

NYPD leads the way

It’s a bet we here at the AmNews would love to lose. We’re willing to wager that before you’ve finished reading this editorial, somewhere in the nation, an unarmed, nonthreatening Black man will be excessively brutalized, if not killed, by ...

Parole board approves Sundiata Acoli’s release

The appeals panel found that the 2011 parole board ignored evidence that was beneficial to Acoli.

Lawmakers rally to reform laws that will reduce unfair convictions

When it comes to justice, we should have a system in place that allows us to find the truth, as opposed to prosecutors or defense teams trying to win a case”

Ferguson rally rescheduled, but protesters still turn out

Despite the cancellation of a planned Labor Day shutdown of Highway I-270 at West Florissant to protest the Aug. 9, killing of Michael Brown by local policeman Darren Wilson, demonstrators still took action and jammed up traffic during a short ...

Run/Walk for a cure for breast cancer

A sea of bright pink takes over Central Park at least once a year as breast cancer survivors and the band of family and supporters take part in the “Race for the Cure.”

Medgar Evers College Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Police Brutality

The Medgar Evers College “Focus on Ferguson … and Beyond” town hall meeting will give the college community an opportunity to reflect on the latest tragic incidents and determine strategies for reforming the relationship between communities of color and law ...

Parents of Ramarley Graham demand Dept. of Justice launch federal probe

It has been exactly one year since the U.S. Department of Justice promised to launch an investigation into the death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed Bronx teen who was gunned down in his grandmother’s bathroom in February 2012 by NYPD ...

College students nationwide show solidarity with Michael Brown

Frustration and the call for justice continues to reverberate across the country, including on college campuses, over the death of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown, who was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in a St. Louis suburb two ...

Thousands march on Staten Island for Eric Garner

“Overwhelmed” was a word repeatedly uttered by the family members of Eric Garner during the rally on Staten Island Saturday.

Now What? The country waits for developments in Michael Brown, Ferguson case

The shots fired by Officer Darren Wilson that cut down Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 9 are still echoing.

The Past is not Dead, It’s not even Past

"To see the destructive potential, the absolute militarization of the police force in Ferguson, is a chilling reminder of Birmingham, Ala,..."

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