Quantcast

Back to profile

AmNews Staff Reports

Stories by AmNews Staff

Tease photo

2016 Kwanzaa Forever stamp now available

The U.S. Postal Service issued the 2016 Kwanzaa Forever stamp on October 1 in Charleston, S.C.

Tease photo

African Women’s Development Fund-USA joins #GivingTuesday

The African Women’s Development Fund-USA (AWDF-USA joins #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Tease photo

Demonstrations held at stores on Black Friday call for justice for Eric Garner

The Justice Now! Coalition held its first action of the weekend, the “Economic Shutdown 2.0” on Black Friday.

Tease photo

National Dance Institute performs at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown gets a touch of Uptown as 150 elementary school dancers from the Harlem-based National Dance Institute (NDI) make their way along the route during the event.

Tease photo

Thanksgiving Day celebrated in the city

The spirit of Thanksgiving was felt across the city as people came together to celebrate the holiday with food and camaraderie.

Tease photo

President Obama grants commutations to 79

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama granted commutation of sentence to 79 individuals.

Tease photo

Exercise key to avoiding heart disease, diabetes

Exercise is an important key to avoiding both cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, women who are able to perform physical activities, such as climbing a flight of stairs or running a short distance, are at lower risk for heart problems, even if those women are overweight.

Tease photo

Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross, Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar among recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom including several Black honorees.

Tease photo

New York City Mission Society hosting 13th Annual Thanksgiving Harvest Community Dinner

The New York City Mission Society will provide more than 200 meals at its 13th Annual Thanksgiving Harvest Community Dinner at Minisink Townhouse on Thursday, November 17.

Tease photo

Memorial service details released for Gwen Ifill

Journalist Gwen Ifill will be remembered at a pair of events this weekend in Washington, DC

Tease photo

Bounce TV set to re-air 'Roots'

Bounce TV is set to air the 1977 mini-series Roots on five consecutive nights from Nov. 16-20 starting at 9. p.m. ET.

Tease photo

Tom Joyner Foundation accepting applications for 'Full Ride' scholarships for graduating seniors

The Tom Joyner Foundation announced the "Full Ride" scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2017.

Tease photo

Gun sales skyrocket as threats of election violence mount

One of the nation's largest gun manufacturers, Sturm, Ruger, announced a sharp rise in gun sales today as election day nears and threats of violence mount.

Tease photo

Black Solidarity Day is Nov. 7

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, marks the 47th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day, a day in which Black people in the United States take a “day of absence” to make an assessment of the struggle for freedom and plan the way forward.

Tease photo

Halloween safety tips

The NYPD is urging families to be safe on Halloween. Here are some quick tips!

Tease photo

VIDEO: AmNews Editor Nayaba Arinde discusses breast cancer battle at 'The Root'

New York Amsterdam News Editor and breast cancer survivor Nayaba Arinde was featured on a panel discussion on Friday on TheRoot.com.

Tease photo

Atlanta University Center library wins national award

The Atlanta University Center's (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library makes history this week becoming the first historically black college and university (HBCU) library awarded the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

Tease photo

VIDEO: In new ad ‘On The Ballot’, President Obama discusses the progress at stake in election

Hillary for America announced Friday a new television ad, "On The Ballot", featuring President Barack Obama making a final pitch to voters about how the progress made in the last eight years is on the ballot, and how our next president will determine whether to build on these accomplishments - or tear down everything that's been achieved.

Tease photo

HBCU Spotlight: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Today we spotlight University of Maryland Eastern Shore in our National HBCU Week Series, alma mater of Amsterdam News sports editor and columnist Howie Evans.

Tease photo

HBCU Spotlight: Alabama State University

Continuing our series on National HBCU Week, today we spotlight Alabama State University, alma mater of Amsterdam News staff writer and online editor Cyril Josh Barker.

Tease photo

Honda Battle of the Bands to celebrate 15th anniversary

Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) is back and gearing up for its 15th annual Invitational Showcase that will be held in January 2017 to spotlight the premier marching bands from the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Tease photo

Tennessee State University and SLA Worldwide lead first HBCU Federal Contracting Academy

Tennessee State University and SLA Worldwide will hold the first annual Federal Contracting Academy for Historically Black Colleges and Universities on this week at the Renaissance Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. The inaugural event will be in conjunction with the 2016 National HBCU Week Conference hosted by the White House Initiative for HBCUs.

Tease photo

HBCU Spotlight: Lincoln University

We begin our National HBCU Week spotlighting Lincoln University, alma mater of late Amsterdam News Publisher Wilbert Tatum.

Tease photo

Roland Martin kicks off 'School Choice is the Black Choice' initiative at Howard University

“Roland Martin Presents: Is School Choice the Black Choice?” on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 a.m. ET. The town hall which took place at Howard University on Oct. 5, 2016 explored the importance of school choice for African-American children. Part two of this town hall will air next Friday, October 28 at 7 a.m. ET.

Tease photo

National HBCU Week kicks off

President Barack Obama kicks of National Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Week going on from October 23 through 29.

Tease photo

Influencers turn out for 'Women for Hillary' Harlem fundraiser

On Thursday night, over 200 key influencers gathered in Harlem to support 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Tease photo

Bronx BP Ruben Diaz launches Youth Corps service program

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in conjunction with lead coordinating partner DreamYard and community partners WHEDCo, M.S.390, DreamYard Prep and The Mission Continues, kicked-off the first Bronx Youth Corps Day of Service with student volunteers from Bronx schools.

Tease photo

Parents, educators, students rally in Albany after walking 150 miles to demand education funding

Twenty students, parents, educators, elected officials and advocates from across the state arrived in Albany Tuesday as the final stop of a 10-day, 150 mile walk from New York City, where they gathered for a rally outside the New York State Court of Appeals to demand Campaign for Fiscal Equity funding.

Tease photo

Archbishop Tutu, 85, records video saying he wants assisted-dying option

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 85, has recorded a video saying he wants the option of assisted dying “when the time comes … to pass” and endorsing bills worldwide to authorize this end-of-life option.

Tease photo

'Martin' actor Tommy Ford dead at 52

Actor Tommy Ford, best known for his role as Tommy in the 1990s hit sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta, a spokeswoman for his family said.

Tease photo

Fox airing 'Showtime at the Apollo' special in December

Steve Harvey is hosting host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a two-hour event on Dec. 5

Tease photo

Funeral services for Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson set for Saturday

Funeral services and a viewing are set for Friday and Saturday for late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson who passed away Sunday.

Tease photo

SOB's hosting fundraiser for Haiti

Live world music venue and restaurant SOB's is hosting a Haiti hurricane relief fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 14.

Tease photo

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson dies after battle with cancer

Multiple reports indicate that Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson has passed away after battling cancer.

Tease photo

Donald Trump comments on sexual relations with Black women

In the midst of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's current firestorm, his continued struggle to win Black voters hit another snag when tapes surface of him making comments on sleeping with a Black woman.

Tease photo

Jesse Jackson celebrates 75th birthday

Saturday, Oct. 8 marks civil rights activist Jesse Jackson's 75th birthday.

Tease photo

Convent Avenue Baptist Church hosts HBCU fair

The African-American Experience Forum of Convent Avenue Baptist Church is sponsoring their annual HBCU College Fair Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tease photo

NYC clergy to NYPD: VieVu’s body cameras won’t protect our communities

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at Southern Baptist Church, a coalition of African-American clergy demanded a public discussion around the selection of VieVu as the vendor for the NYPD’s $6.4 million body camera contract.

Tease photo

Nat Turner and Nate Parker in Harlem

Celebrating his 62nd birthday with the community, Rev. Al Sharpton hosted a screening of the film " The Birth of a Nation" at Harlem's AMC Magic Johnson Theater with Nate Parker.

Tease photo

Sharpton holds rally in Tulsa for Terence Crutcher

Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network lead a march and rally in Tulsa, Okla. on Tuesday for a "National Prayer Call for Justice March” for police shooting victim Terence Crutcher.

Tease photo

Over 350 summons warrants erased at 'Another Chance' event in the Bronx

A burden for several people in the Bronx was lifted when 355 summons warrants were erased at last Saturday’s “Another Chance” event held at the Mount Hope Community Center.

Tease photo

Bronx DA drops assault case against Mamadou Diallo

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced that Amadou Diallo will not be prosecuted in the death of a man he had beaten for trying to rape his wife in their apartment.

Tease photo

Nana Camille Yarborough honored in Brooklyn

Cultural icon Nana Camille Yarborough was surely feeling the Brooklyn love this weekend.

Tease photo

Celebrate New York Caribbean Carnival Week

The 49th annual West Indian American Day Carnival Association New York Caribbean Carnival Week 2016 celebrates “One Caribbean, One People, One Voice,”

Tease photo

Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 83

Gene Wilder, who brought a wild-eyed desperation to a series of memorable and iconic comedy roles in the 1970s and 1980s, has died, his lawyer, Eric Weissmann, said.

Tease photo

VIDEO: Funeral services for late journalist George Curry

George Edward Curry, a media pioneer and longtime advocate for the black press and civil rights, will be laid to rest Saturday, Aug. 27 in his hometown on Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Kinds and colors of loss and grief: Problems of unity without justice

As the country passes through this period of dangerous and difficult times, times of declared shared loss and shared grief, it is important that we not find ourselves joining conversations and embracing policies that diminish or dismiss our own loss and grief, indict us as a people and divert us from our righteous and relentless struggle.

Tease photo

Third annual Black Expo comes to New York City

Last Saturday, July 30, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel hosted the third annual Black Expo.

Tease photo

City Parks Foundation’s free summer golf program for NYC youth

City Parks Foundation welcomes NYC youngsters to stay active in parks throughout New York City via their 2016 Summer Sports Program for young people.

Tease photo

Scholar Kevin Young named director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The New York Public Library names poet and scholar Kevin Young as Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Prev