The mother of Eric Garner, Gwen Carr, was heartbroken to find out through the media that the officers involved in her son’s 2014 death would not face any federal charges.
On Friday, July 12, the People’s Organization for Progress is hosting its annual observation of the anniversary of the epic Newark Rebellion.
Last month, Newark officials reported elevated levels of lead in the city’s water in some homes and buildings with the primary sources of lead exposure being lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust or soil.
Matthew McCree’s mother Louna Dennis couldn’t even sit in the courtroom during the trial for the alleged killer of her son
The Human Rights Campaign has named lawyer Alphonso David as president of the LGBTQ civil rights organization
Black podcast coalition Afros & Audio hosted its inaugural two-day festival at live recording audience theater We Are Much Different in Brooklyn.
Gwendolyn Annette Simmons (affectionately known as Gwen) is best remembered for her years working in the New York City public school system as a music teacher and guidance counselor.
Eighteen signs are now in place in New Brunswick bearing “Paul Robeson Blvd.” replacing what used to be Commercial Avenue.
Domestic violence in New Jersey is on the rise.
South Bend, IN is the focus of one of the nations’ latest police involved shootings that’s left a Black man dead and a community demanding answers.
Bronx City Council Member Andy King hosted a graduation cookout with hundreds of his constituents recently graduating from elementary, middle and high school, as well as post-secondary grads.
The Harlem Neighborhood Block Association celebrates its 20th year with a block party for the community.
The State Fair Meadowlands recently kicked off and runs through July 7.
Former New York State Chief Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg announces his candidacy for Manhattan District Attorney challenging incumbent District Attorney Cy Vance.
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, immigration advocates in New Jersey are pushing for a similar bill.
Aftershocks continue after the release of Ava DuVernay’s miniseries “When They See Us” based on the Exonerated (formerly referred to as the Central Park) Five.
Couple involved in police brutality case speaks with the AmNews
International outrage continues in Phoenix after a video of police drawing their guns on a Black couple and their children who were accused of shoplifting in Phoenix went viral.
Actress Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart’s career in theater education spans nearly 50 years inspiring hundreds of students and giving them the tools to make it in the entertainment business.
Black school teacher Tammy Jordan was the first Black teacher hired at Larchmont Elementary School in Mount Laurel, N.J. in 25 years.
Family and friends gathered on Tuesday for a memorial service for Christopher J. “C.J.” Morgan, the 22-year-old cadet killed during an accident when a vehicle overturned at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
According to officials from the Essex County Trial Court Administrators Office, there are approximately 38,000 eviction actions filed annually in Essex County, and Newark’s share is the highest at 20,000.
Dr. Marcheta P. Evans is Bloomfield College’s 17th president succeeding Richard A. Levao. Evans is also making history as she is the first woman and African-American to lead the college in its 150-year history.
The debate over abortion rages on as states continue to pass more stringent laws, but advocates maintain the fight across the nation to allow women to choose.
Attorney Debo Adegbile attributes his success as an anti-discrimination lawyer and a commissioner on the United States Civil Rights Commission to those who fought for civil rights before him, such as late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Newark native and historian Lonnie G. Bunch III made history of his own after being elected the 14th secretary of the Smithsonian.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office handed down several charges to a Newark police officer including manslaughter after the officer fatally shot a man in January.
Harlem-based youth organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) recently hosted its 15th annual VOICES benefit gala.
Like millions of other college graduates in America, Harlemite Elijah Dormeus, 22, was seated during his commencement ceremony donning his cap and gown listening to the keynote speaker, thinking about his future when he received an unexpected graduation gift.
With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Bill de Blasio increased the advertising revenue for ethnic and community media, directing city agencies to spend at least 50 percent of their annual print and digital publication advertising budget on the targeted media outlets.
According to the Center for Disease Control, rates of teenage pregnancy have declined across all racial/ethnic groups since the 1990s, although the rates for Black teens are still more than twice the rate for white teens.
The Bergen County Chapter of The Links, Inc. celebrates 45 years of service to the Bergen County community with its 14th annual Mother’s Day Luncheon at The Venetian in Garfield, N.J., on May 11.
Newark leaders are speaking out against the state’s plans to build a youth development center in the Brick City.
Columbia University senior Alexander McNab was thrust into the spotlight this week after video of campus security guards pinning him down at Barnard College surfaced and went viral.
Sade Lythcott is the daughter of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, founder of the nonprofit, community-based National Black Theatre in Harlem.
Got To Stop has partnered with The National Pan-Hellenic Council of New York City to lead a community call to action, “Got to Stop Trafficking Walk!” on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
With Tax Day (Monday, April 15) just weeks away the Department of Consumer Affairs is encouraging New Yorkers who earned $66,000 or less in 2018 to file for free using NYC Free Tax Prep available at more than 150 sites citywide or online.
Honor student Justin Hayes of Harlem is feeling pretty good after his acceptance to 27 colleges and receiving $1 million in scholarships.
Teens learned about the value of self-image along with showcasing what they’ve learned on the third day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine at Walt Disney World on Saturday.
Fears continue to linger in the city’s Islamic community after last week’s deadly massacre at a mosque in Christchurch, NZ.
Frederick Douglass Houses Tenant Association President Carmen Quiñones met with President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in February.
Harlem and Bronx native Nina Shaw is one of Hollywood’s top entertainment attorneys.
Commemorating how far African-Americans have come 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in America is the focus of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit which kicked off Wednesday.
Rutgers University is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey with a student population of nearly 70,000 statewide.
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s 16th annual African-American History Month Celebration last Friday, Feb. 15.
A dispute over a Black 6th grader refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance at a Florida middle school is causing fierce reaction.
A dispute over a Black 6th grader refusing to stand for the pledge of allegiance at a Florida middle school is causing fierce reaction.
With talks of the possibility that the city could rescind its deal to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to New York City, one Newark organization is saying their invitation to take the online retailer is still open.
Strategy consultant and Harlem small-business owner Nikoa Evans-Hendricks serves as executive director and co-founder of Harlem Park 2 Park, a social enterprise of more than 250 entrepreneurs uptown.
Even as temperatures get bone-chillingly cold, community social justice organization the People’s Organization for Progress continues its Justice Monday rallies demanding Gov. Phil Murphy sign into law the “Independent Prosecutor’s Bill.”
Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation this week raising New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024