The U.S. Postal Service issued the 2016 Kwanzaa Forever stamp on October 1 in Charleston, S.C.
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.
The Justice Now! Coalition held its first action of the weekend, the “Economic Shutdown 2.0” on Black Friday.
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.
The spirit of Thanksgiving was felt across the city as people came together to celebrate the holiday with food and camaraderie.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama granted commutation of sentence to 79 individuals.
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.
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.
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.
Journalist Gwen Ifill will be remembered at a pair of events this weekend in Washington, DC
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NYPD is urging families to be safe on Halloween. Here are some quick tips!
New York Amsterdam News Editor and breast cancer survivor Nayaba Arinde was featured on a panel discussion on Friday on TheRoot.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
We begin our National HBCU Week spotlighting Lincoln University, alma mater of late Amsterdam News Publisher Wilbert Tatum.
“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.
President Barack Obama kicks of National Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Week going on from October 23 through 29.
On Thursday night, over 200 key influencers gathered in Harlem to support 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Harvey is hosting host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a two-hour event on Dec. 5
Funeral services and a viewing are set for Friday and Saturday for late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson who passed away Sunday.
Live world music venue and restaurant SOB's is hosting a Haiti hurricane relief fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 14.
Multiple reports indicate that Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson has passed away after battling cancer.
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.
Saturday, Oct. 8 marks civil rights activist Jesse Jackson's 75th birthday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cultural icon Nana Camille Yarborough was surely feeling the Brooklyn love this weekend.
The 49th annual West Indian American Day Carnival Association New York Caribbean Carnival Week 2016 celebrates “One Caribbean, One People, One Voice,”
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.
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.
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.
Last Saturday, July 30, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel hosted the third annual Black Expo.
City Parks Foundation welcomes NYC youngsters to stay active in parks throughout New York City via their 2016 Summer Sports Program for young people.
The New York Public Library names poet and scholar Kevin Young as Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.