New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation President and CEO Ram Raju M.D. announced that Anthony Rajkumar has been appointed executive director of HHC Metropolitan Hospital Center.
This week, the City College Center for the Arts and Byron and Sylvia Lewis present the newly created work “On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City’s Historic Club Harlem.”
An early morning fire swept through the Kusasalethu Gold Mine, southwest of Johannesburg, trapping close to 500 workers on a Sunday shift.
After twin suicide bombings at a popular Mogadishu hotel last week that killed 25 and wounded 40, news reporters were seen swarming through the city, spotlighting the victims, the bombers, the motives and the official response.
For the seventh time in 10 seasons, the Berkeley College men’s basketball team has won the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship, defeating the defending champion Bears of St. Joseph’s College by a score of 91-82 Sunday, Feb. 22.
The Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced their women’s basketball end-of-season awards.
Three time Grammy Award nominated recording artist Raheem DeVaughn's new album, Love, Sex and Passion, debuted this week at No. 1 on Billboard's R&B Albums Chart.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is not charging George Zimmerman for 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old, Black unarmed Trayvon Martin.
The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the late Maya Angelou with a Forever Stamp.
BET Networks returns with the eighth annual “The BET HONORS” to pay tribute to the contributions of legendary African Americans in the areas of education, theater, business and technology, music and innovation.
St. James and Co. in Newark, N.J. hosts "Luxe Lounge"
On Thursday, February 12th, the Apollo Theater hosted its fifth annual Dining with the Divas luncheon, a fundraiser celebrating the accomplishments of women in the arts and in business.
Nearly 4,500 grade-school children recently enjoyed prime seating to watch the thrilling dancers of Urban Bush Women, a Brooklyn-based dance troupe, at the Con Edison-Town Hall Black History Month Festival, held Feb. 5 and 6.
Friends and family gathered to say goodbye to Democratic Party leader, district leader, committee woman and community activist the Honorable Theresa Freeman.
The officer involved in the shooting death of unarmed, Black Akai Gurley pleades guilty to several charges.
A blizzard hits the city impacting travel, closing schools and bringing widespread snow.
In the aftermath of what is being called an historic blizzard approaching the city, snow removal is going to be needed to clean up.
A list of scholarships available to Black students.
The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become regular blood donors this year, starting during National Blood Donor Month in January.
Gospel legend Andrae Crouch has died, according to reports.
Former New York State governor and Democratic Party champion Mario Cuomo is laid to rest in Manhattan.
Two NYPD officers are dead after a man shoots them while they are sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn.
Santa lives at Macy’s. We all know that. And visiting Santaland on the eighth floor of Macy’s Harold Square is a magical experience.
Comedian Buttahman takes the stage this weekend at The Stand NYC.
A panel on New York reporters, including Amsterdam News editor Nayaba Arinde, discussed national response to the Eric Garner case on Friday, Dec. 5.
This past Saturday, the Apollo Theater celebrated the 35th anniversary of reggae icon Bob Marley’s Apollo debut with two big blowout concerts.
Several groups and elected officials are weighing in on the lack of indictment in the killing of Eric Garner.
Reports indicate that a grand jury has decided not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man.
A man accused of killing a Brooklyn teenage girl he met on Facebook then attempting to burn her body last year is found guilty.
A grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Monday.
Questions and outcry continue as the city grapples with its latest police shooting of yet another unarmed Black man.
Former Washington, D.C. mayor and civil right pioneer Marion Barry has died.
In the wake of the police deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the Chris Owens Foundation is hosting a “Know Your Rights” workshop Friday, Nov. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Restoration Plaza, located at 1368 Fulton St. in Brooklyn.
As Americans honored their veterans in a national day of parades and ceremony, Nigerians were grieving over a war with terrorists, who are now slaughtering children with suicide bombs.
A jet plane carrying the Rev. Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth, crashed in the Bahamas Sunday, killing everyone on board.
As America pauses to honor the work of military personnel this Veterans Day, the federal government is also using the holiday to highlight several improvements to how the nation helps those who have served.
Reports indicate that NYPD officers are being told to halt the practice of “buy-and-bust.”
After 10 years and a price tag of over $1 billion, the MTA opens the new Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan on Broadway between John and Fulton Streets
President Barack Obama nominates U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General replacing Eric Holder.
Deputy Commissioner of Training Benjamin Tucker is named First Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD.
All three statewide politicians hang on to their spots as several legislative politicians are also re elected during the Midterm elections on Tuesday. However, the elections hand control of the State and U.S. Senate over to the Republicans.
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.