The Rev. Jesse Jackson is headed to the city for the 22nd annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, Feb.
Social justice advocate Dorothy Roberts and jazz legend Wayne Shorter to receive honorary degrees from Rutgers
The Rutgers University Board of Governors announced that social justice advocate Dorothy Roberts and jazz legend Wayne Shorter will receive honorary degrees at the Rutgers-Newark Commencement ceremony.
It’s a story of blackface, yearbook photos, a Michael Jackson dance competition and a sexual assault allegation.
While most 11-year-olds are worrying about video games, TV and sports, 11-year-old Elijah Precciely is worrying about making sure he has enough hours to study physics.
Before the city built Central Park, the area from West 82nd to West 89th streets and between 7th and 8th avenues was the location of what was known as Seneca Village, a predominantly African-American community .
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History announced the theme for Black History Month 2019 is Black Migrations, focusing on the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities.
A Newark community is shaken after four teenage girls were shot during a vigil, leaving one of the victims fighting for her life after being shot in the head.
As the 2020 presidential election approaches liftoff, the ever-growing pool of candidates in the Democratic Party wants to put the brakes on the Trump Train.
Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson has already made a name for himself as an award-winning culinary master at The Cecil and Minton’s restaurants in Harlem with his Pan-African culinary style.
Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club hosts their 43rd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast
New York Amsterdam News editor Nayaba Arinde was the keynote speaker as the Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club held their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.
New Jersey ranks 47th in the nation for maternal mortality, with 37.3 deaths per every 100,000 live births. Black women in the Garden State are five times more likely than white women to die of pregnancy-related complications.
Famed actor and Newark native Michael B. Jordan surprised students at Barringer High School last week in hopes of inspiring them to pursue their dreams.
Six survivors of solitary confinement in New Jersey are publicly sharing their stories later this month about their life-altering experience in solitary confinement.
Several protesters took to the streets of Paterson, N.J. on Tuesday in protest over the death of Jameek Lowery.
Part 2 of our look back of some of the headlines from 2019.
Elected officials and community leaders came together for a news conference at the Schomburg Center in Harlem Wednesday to announce the city’s plans for the 2020 Census.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson came to the city to meet with Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials about conditions in NYCHA buildings.
Junius "Jeff" Carter of Englewood was elected as the new president of the NAACP Bergen County branch after the chapter’s former president Anthony Cureton was elected Bergen County Sheriff.
An Alabama 9-year-old girl took her own life on Monday night, leaving her family in shock.
A 20-second video posted to Twitter Tuesday morning by Public Housing Communities, Inc. founder and CEO Charlene Nimmons shows her turning on her kitchen faucet in Wyckoff Gardens in Brooklyn and no water coming out.
“When will it end?” is the question New York City House Authority residents want to know as it appears major issues in public housing are now occurring on a daily basis.
Hundreds of homeowners throughout New York City have been defrauded out of their homes. Now, elected officials are calling for a federal investigation into the matter, including whether a city program may be partly to blame.
The cast of the Starz series “Power” joined Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Believe in Newark Foundation to distribute more than 6,000 turkeys to residents Monday at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center.
Two hate crimes in the city in which Black women were the victims have the city on edge and are another reminder that rhetoric from the White House has a strong hold on American society.
The hanging of a 24-year-old Black man from a tree in Missouri has suspicions of lynching and a family demanding a more thorough investigation.
According to new data from Advocates for Children of New York, one in 10 public school children are homeless.
The city continues to look for long-term solutions for what to do to improve conditions at Horizon Juvenile Center in the South Bronx after news broke that 40 corrections officers were injured at the facility in recent weeks.
Reports indicate that a deaf Black man seen on a viral video being viciously assaulted by police in Paterson won’t face charges.
As NYCHA’s ongoing saga continues, residents living in public housing continue their plea for the city to fix the numerous problems.
Social justice organization the People’s Organization for Progress honored Colin Kaepernick during their weekly Justice Monday rally against police brutality in Newark.
Outrage continues in Texas over the police shooting of an unarmed Black man who was sitting in his home when a white officer entered and fatally shot him.
Fears of lead poisoning and Legionnaires’ disease take center stage in the ongoing saga of problems that continue to consume the New York City Housing Authority.
As New Yorkers head to the polls for the upcoming Primary Elections Sept. 13, when it comes to issues and which candidates matter, poll numbers give an overwhelming snapshot as to where voters are.
From the upcoming midterm elections to an uptick in hate crimes to the tone President Donald Trump has set for the nation, the NAACP certainly has work cut out for it.
Media mogul and talk show host Oprah Winfrey made a surprise visit to the South Jersey community of Whitesboro in Middle Township.
Newark students headed back to classes this week with public schools back under local control after more than 20 years.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy wants lawmakers to go back to the drawing board after vetoing a bill that would have eliminated the requirement for professional hair braiders to complete 1,200 hours of training at a beauty school in order to do business legally.
More trouble for the New York City Housing Authority as reports surface that workers in one Bronx housing development are accused of sexual misconduct on the job.
As the school year gets underway in the next few weeks, a probe over a teacher who stood on the backs of Black students during a lesson about slavery at a Bronx middle school is now over.
A white candidate running for a seat on the Monroe Township Board of Education in Central Jersey is under fire after a racially laced rant on social media.
Black residents and elected officials in one rural Georgia county are calling foul after the announcement of a proposal to close seven out of the nine polling places in the county.
AmNews reporter Cyril Josh Barker shares his thoughts on knowing Aretha Franklin.
A street sign on Newkirk and Rogers avenues in East Flatbush, Brooklyn now bears the name of Haitian Revolution leader and Haiti’s first ruler, Jean-Jacques Dessalines.
Nine community members from Inwood and East Harlem were arrested after blocking the intersection of Dyckman Street and Broadway for 15 minutes while a crowd of 200 Inwood and Washington Heights residents gathered.
As curtains continue to unveil illegal and potentially dangerous activity by the New York Housing Authority, attention is now being turned on water towers in public housing.
Christina Lewis is the daughter of late Black billionaire and business legend Reginald F. Lewis. Today she’s carrying on his legacy, giving African-Americans the tools for success as founder and CEO of the nonprofit organization All Star Code, which teaches Black and Latino boys computer skills.
Signs are becoming more clear that New Jersey is set to legalize marijuana as State Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal asked that municipal prosecutors across the state adjourn all marijuana-related offenses in municipal court until September.
Approximately 150,000 New Yorkers are infected with Hepatitis C and about half do not know they’re infected.
Chief Justice Stuart Rabner of the New Jersey State Supreme Court recently issued an order to set up hearings to consider the dismissal of unresolved cases involving minor municipal offenses more than 15 years old.
As the curtain continues to be raised on just how bad the New York City Housing Authority has been treating its residents, another bombshell dropped this week about the ongoing cover-ups.