Eladia Riggs Bing passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 following a lengthy battle with Stage 4 cancer. She was 73.
The Apollo Theater, in partnership with the World Music Institute, presents “Africa Now! South Africa,” the special third installment of the theater’s annual Africa Now! Festival.
Dr. Steve Perry has a plan to establish the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School. He recently began the process of filing a charter application.
The African American Experience Forum of Convent Avenue Baptist Church, 420 W. 145th St., is hosting its annual HBCU College Fair Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the lecture hall.
In response to the recent deluge of police-involved deaths like those of Rodney Mitchell, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the National Bar Association (NBA) is holding a "Day of Action."
Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams brings "Occupy the Corners" to Detroit.
Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams is hosting the third annual Girls Like Us Survive: Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff on Sunday, October 12 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at CoCo Mane on 1185 Rogers Avenue in Brooklyn.
The Black college experience comes to the city as the Howard University (HU) and Morgan State University MSU) football teams play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N. J. at the 42nd Annual New York Urban League Football Classic.
We spotlight Howard University today as part of our National HBCU Week Series, alma mater to a number of former publishers and editors of the Amsterdam News including Dr. C.B. Powell, Timothy Thomas Fortune and James L. Hicks.
The New York Amsterdam News held its fourth annual Labor Breakfast last Thursday at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem.
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 Cyril Josh Barker.
We begin our National HBCU Week spotlighting Lincoln University, alma mater of late Amsterdam News Publisher Wilbert Tatum.
The 45th African American Day Parade was in full swing yesterday as thousands came out to enjoy the performances, music, food and art.
Dubbed as the “Largest Black Parade in America,” the 45th Annual African American Day Parade takes place in Harlem.
The life and legacy of actor, author and activist Ruby Dee is honored with a public memorial celebration Saturday at The Riverside Church.
The Legends Promoters of New York held an appreciation rooftop party at Brooklyn Terrace, overlooking the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines.
Last Thursday, DC 37 commemorated 9/11 and honored those whose lives were cut short by the horrific events
As part of its ongoing health initiatives, the International Christian Brotherhood, a faith-based fraternal organization, will host its annual Men’s and Family Health Expo Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave. in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Saturday, Sept. 13, from noon to 6 p.m., the Apollo Theater will present its second annual community initiative focused on family wellness: the Harlem Healthy Soul Festival.
Remembering Black history every week.
Several candidates had victories after Tuesdays primary election.
Most suicidal individuals do not want to die; they just want to end the pain they are experiencing, according to experts cited by the American Association of Suicidology.
The day was filled with fun, food, grooming and gifts for the youths of the Children of Promise, a community-based nonprofit organization in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, whose mission is to embrace the children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system.
Comedian and talk show host Joan Rivers has died.
Celebrating Charlie Parker
Right after Labor Day, New York moves ahead at full speed. The children go back to school, work kicks into high gear and the city prepares to vote in primaries that sometimes are actually the only real contests candidates will encounter in the election cycle.
Poverty and the combination of diesel trucks, waste treatment and power plants and a highway system that has no regard for the area’s residents all add up to a borough that is home to one of the largest concentration of asthma victims in the nation.
Joined by State Senator Bill Perkins, community members and other runners, former City Council Member, Robert Jackson, led a “Run for Peace” Sunday through 12.8 miles of the 31st Senatorial District.
On Labor Day, Olanike Alabi proudly joined a million or so partying people at the Annual West Indian American Day Carnival Parade.
A public memorial service for late actress Ruby Dee is being held on Sept. 20 at The Riverside Church.
Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway gives way to the 47th Annual West Indian Day Parade.
Rob Astorino supports getting "guns back in school."
Families who lost everything during a recent fire in Hamilton Heights get assistance.
Breakthrough hosts a comedy show to raise awareness about violence and discrimination against women and girls
East 51st Street between Beverly Road and Clarendon Road is now named "Private First Class Errol Milliard Way," after 18-year-old Errol "Elijah" Milliard who was killed in combat in Afghanistan.
Now that Michael Brown is laid to rest, the community of Ferguson, Mo. and the nation are looking at the next steps to repair what many continue to call a failed system when it comes to policing.
Funeral services for Michael Brown held in Ferguson, Mo.
Sonia Sanchaz is celebrating her 80th birthday with an event at Bedford Hall in Brooklyn.
Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announces that a grand jury will determine if charges should be filed in the death of Eric Garner
The celebrated author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died at 86.
Black leaders, politicians and community members remember Basil Patterson, former secretary of state, NYC Deputy Mayor Basil Patterson
One, possibly two buildings, at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave., collapsed due to the explosion.
Jackson, Miss., Mayor, prominent attorney and former human rights activist, Chokwe Lumumba died Tuesday.
Body parts found in Queens belong to Avonte Oquendo
Famed writer Amiri Baraka passes away in New Jersey at age 79
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