This Thanksgiving is very special for the Gillian and Orlando McAllister’s family as they officially add two more seats to their table this year.
As the busy holiday shopping season gets underway, Black shoppers are looking to spend their dollars with Black businesses.
The 125th Street BID and Community Board 9 kicked off the holiday season in Harlem Nov. 17 with the Parade of Lights along 125th Street.
City Council Member Andy King hosted two events at which his office donated turkeys and coats to those in need in the city’s 12th Council District in the Bronx.
The “Three Doctors” are known for their inspirational book “The Pact.” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the Newark Public Art Program recently unveiled a public mural depicting the doctors in the city’s West Ward.
The Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Council, presented the Harlem Good Scout Award to three community leaders at an event Nov. 17 at the Alhambra Ballroom.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, children in foster care are at high-risk of dropping out of school and are unlikely to attend or graduate from college.
Anti-violence organization Harlem Mothers Stop Another Violent End is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this week with an awards dinner.
November is National Adoption Month and there are around 10,000 children in the city foster care. Black children account for nearly 60 percent of all children in the foster care system.
It feels as if I have been writing about the 2016 presidential election for years now. We now have less than a week before Election Day. There are currently four people running for the presidency, and many voters are still confused and displeased by the choices on the ballot. I do not normally publically endorse candidates, but for this incredibly important election I fully endorse Hillary Clinton to be the 45th president of the United States.
Nikkie Pryce is on a mission to help women with self-love and self-awareness through the use affirmation.
Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio and several elected officials touted the creation of a new minority- and women-owned business enterprise (M/WBE) office with a goal of awarding at least 30 percent of procurements to M/WBEs by 2021. However, when it comes to the city’s own share of procurement with M/WBEs, a new report by City Comptroller Scott Stringer reveals Mayor de Blasio continues to fail.
At 93 years young, Hazel Ingram is truly one of New York City’s treasures.
Bronx resident Deborah Danner has been added to a long list of Black people fatally shot by law enforcement as the NYPD is admitting it failed.
The American Cancer Society recently launched its Real Men Wear Pink of New York City program, which features Real Men Wear Pink candidates from all five boroughs who have committed to showing their support and raising money in the fight against breast cancer.
The People’s Organization for Progress hosted its 36th consecutive Justice Monday protest this week, demanding federal intervention into New Jersey’s four recent police shooting cases, at the Federal Building in Newark.
Movers and shakers from the city’s labor movement took center stage at the New York Amsterdam News’ “Tying Communities Together” 2016 Labor Awards held at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem.
Reports indicate that 24-year-old Mayer Herscovic faces up to 15 years in prison after he is found guilty of beating a Black gay man in Brooklyn.
The Greenwood neighborhood known as Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Okla., was the site of one of the nation’s most heinous race riots in 1921 that not only killed hundreds of Black citizens but also undercut Black prosperity for generations to come.
Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla. and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. are the latest men added to list of Black men who have been killed by police, sending shockwaves across the nation and furthering the rift between police and the community.
A new program has been launched in Newark to ensure that out-of-school youth remain off the streets, complete their high school educations and get good jobs.
Supporters and organizers are coming together for a National Day of Action for political prisoner Imam Jamil Al- Amin Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at 84 Clinton Place in Newark.
Metropolitan College of New York officially opened its new Bronx campus on East 149th Street, moving from its previous location on Courtlandt Avenue. The new campus is the anchor of Triangle Plaza Hub, a mixed commercial project.
The New York State Office of Mental Health recently announced the release of a plan for suicide prevention, aimed at reducing New York State’s suicide rate.
Newly hired executive director of the National Dance Institute, Traci Lester, wraps up her first week in her new position. In an interview with the AmNews, she said she’s looking to expand the nonprofit’s reach to give more access to the arts to city youth.
The Fight for $15 movement suffered a blow in New Jersey as Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have raised the minimum wage in the Garden State.
Friends, family members and elected officials gathered Wednesday at the corner of Ely Street and Strang Avenue in the Bronx, to rename the intersection “Honorable Samuel Bea Jr. Way,” in memory of the state lawmaker who is best known for his 30 years of service as district manager of Community Board 12.
Former education, nonprofit and human services executive Traci Lester is assuming the role as executive director of the Harlem-based National Dance Institute. She began her new position this week.
Clyde Frazier Sr. last spoke to his son, Clyde Frazier Jr. Sept., 10, 2001. At the time, he didn’t know that would be the last time he would speak to his son.
As summer comes to close another violent weekend blankets the city, leaving activist yet again calling for a cease fire.
Aimed at trying to swing Black voters to his side, Trump’s statements pointing out that life for Black Americans is terrible don’t appear to be having any affect.
In what has been called the worst U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, waters are finally receding in southern Louisiana from the recent devastating historic floods.
The New York City Emergency Management Department visited the Bronx Tuesday to discuss emergency preparedness, coordination and planning with residents.
People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Lawrence Hamm is giving a report on last week’s historic Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and he said, “We have a lot to talk about.”
Reports indicate that the incident occurred Saturday while Blake was at a community barbecue event at the Gouverneur Morris Houses in the Bronx.
The charges against the three remaining police officers involved in the 2015 killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore are dropped, resulting in yet another case in which police walk free after committing a homicide and deepening the divide between police and the Black community.
The nation was put on edge once again as three police officers were killed. The shooting took place in Baton Rouge, La., which is still reeling from the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling.
The People’s Organization for Progress hosted its 25th consecutive Justice Monday protest to demand federal investigations into four active police shooting cases in New Jersey.
The Montclair Police Department, in cooperation with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Montclair NAACP-Criminal Justice Committee, is hosting a community meeting.
The December 12th Movement will hold an emergency community gathering at Sista’s Place, 456 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn N.Y., Friday, July 15, 2016, at 7 p.m., focusing on the relentless and systemic racist attacks on Black people in the United States.
The recent mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub continues to ignite outrage throughout the LGBTQ community. Black members of the gay community are also showing support and speaking out.
The fatal shooting of a mother in the Bronx caught in crossfire and the shooting of five teens in Brooklyn over a designer bookbag is a clear indication that gun violence will again be a problem this summer.
The Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation held the 27th annual African-American Parade and Festival last weekend.
This week, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with 15 members of the N.J. Black Mayors’ Alliance for Social Justice to discuss issues important to their communities. After the event, the Mayors’ Alliance endorsed Clinton for president.
Mamadou Diallo, 61, walked out of Bronx Criminal Court Tuesday night to cheers after his initial charges were reduced for fatally beating the man who tried to rape his wife and was terrorizing the community. Previously facing manslaughter charges for fatally beating the man with a tire iron, Diallo had the charges reduced by a judge to assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He was released on his own recognizance.
The memory of four members of the 369th infantry regiment, known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,” from Montclair are being honored at this year’s Memorial Day tribute in the township.
The White House chose the city of Newark as one of 16 communities to take part in the Special Impact Hub program, aimed at upgrading and expanding community programs (including job, learning, meal and violence reduction programs) for young people this summer and year-round.
Columbia Law School alum and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is delivers the keynote address at Columbia Law School’s graduation.
According to a report by the Community Service Society, New York State’s “eviction bonus” is responsible for nearly 50 percent of the citywide total increase in stabilized rents above inflation.
Mai Perkins in one of the 20,000 Uber drivers taking New Yorkers from point A to point B. She’s combining her love of writing and being an Uber driver with her popular blog “Uberlicious.”