Tasha Hayes-Smith, an East Orange firefighter since August of 1993, becomes the first female promoted to captain in the department’s history.
AmNews online editor Cyril Josh Barker discusses why he decided to go to an HBCU.
A shift in political rule in Staten Island appears to be getting stronger with Tuesday’s election of McMahon to district attorney, who is a Democrat. His win brings consistency to every district attorney’s office in the city, with Democrats heading each one in all five boroughs.
Irvington, N.J., Mayor Tony Vauss and Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation Executive Director Deborah Simpkins announced INIC is giving away Thanksgiving baskets to Irvington residents with children.
The Gathering for Justice’s 10-year anniversary at the Justice Ball is taking place Monday, Nov. 9 at the Apollo Theater.
NYPD officer Randolph Holder was laid to rest as the city says goodbye to the fallen policeman, who was killed last week in East Harlem.
Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Municipal Council released the names of seven of the nine appointees to the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
Bronx job statistics continued to improve this month, according to the latest numbers from the New York State Department of Labor.
State Sen. Kevin Parker is partnering with the National Network to End Domestic Violence to take part in a series of events during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Approximately 47,000 people are detained on bail in New York City every year, and a new city initiative aims to help reduce the number for low-risk individuals.
The United Palace House of Inspiration is hosting the “Gathering,” a live concert featuring Kelly Price and Kenny Lattimore, Friday, Oct. 16, starting at 7 p.m., at the United Palace Theatre, located at 4140 Broadway at 175th Street in Manhattan.
he 15th annual statewide “Diversity Issues in Higher Education” conference is being held at Ramapo College of New Jersey Friday, Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 505 Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah, N.J.
The North Charleston, S.C., City Council voted to authorize a $6.5 million settlement to the family of Walter Scott.
Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s office met with the families of Kashad Ashford and Abdul Kamal, two families victimized by police brutality.
South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and others recently opened the Community Storefront Program at 790 Clinton Ave. in the South Ward’s Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood.
Jersey City, N.J., Mayor Steven Fulop announced the launch of a new loan program aimed at securing financing for local businesses.
First lady Michelle Obama made her way to Harlem Tuesday, Sept. 29 to talk with young girls about the importance of education and her latest campaign to educate millions of girls worldwide.
Bedford Central Community Development Corp. is starting its homebuyer course in October.
In honor and memory of John Henrik Clark’s 100th birthday, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, wants to raise awareness about Clark’s numerous contributions, as well as introduce him in his own words.
Newark Community Economic Development Corporation reduces application process from one year to 31 days
The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation and the city of Newark, N.J., announced an improved business licensing process.
Recent rallies held in New Jersey by the justice organization People’s Organization for Progress are demanding justice for several unarmed Black men who have been killed by police.
Captain James “Rocky” Robinson’s mission was laid out in 1987.
When Joe’s Crab Shack built their first New York City location in Harlem in 2013, the company promised jobs and a place where locals could go for good food.
Fourteen Berkeley College students explored issues of diversity and leadership at the third annual Student Leadership Diversity Convention recently held in Jersey City, N.J.
Reports out of New Jersey indicate that a grand jury has decided not to charge the two police officers involved in the shooting death of Jerame Reid in Bridgeton.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly isn’t holding his tongue about how he feels about law enforcement in the city since he left the NYPD.
The NAACP New Jersey State Conference is its annual state convention Oct. 9 through 11 in Princeton, N.J., at the Westin Hotel.
Two TV journalists in Virginia were killed Wednesday morning when a gunman shot them during a live interview in the middle of a morning broadcast.
The Studio School on the Upper West Side opens applications for two scholarships the private school is looking to grant.
Homelessness is considered pretty much an accepted part of life in New York City and has been for decades—the man asking for money when you exit a building, the woman holding a child in her arms who speaks to the entire subway car, the shoeless man with a sign on the sidewalk or the man with the jingling cup asking passersby for spare change.
“Mike Brown didn’t start a movement, he just unified and galvanized this movement,” KaLisa Moore of the People’s Power Assemblies told an amped up crowd in downtown Brooklyn Sunday, Aug. 9.
Local activists urge U.S. Attorney General to investigate deaths of women of color in police custody
The Rev. Jamal Bryant, Tamika D. Mallory and Yandy Smith-Harris, leaders of Justice League NYC and Black Women’s Roundtable, along with other activists, will gather in front of the Department of Justice Monday to urge U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to launch an investigation into the suspicious deaths of women of color in police custody in recent weeks.
Reports indicate that acting New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman wants state officials removed from the lawsuit stemming from the police shooting of Jerame Reid.
Legionnaires’ disease is the latest health scare that has taken New Yorkers by storm and put the city into somewhat of a frenzy.
In his first case since being appointed special prosecutor just a few weeks ago, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the death of Raynette Turner in Mount Vernon.
The mysterious death of a Black attorney in Redding, Conn. has ignited suspicions, prompting the state’s NAACP chapter to launch its own investigation.
Harlem resident Jacqueline Gardner is celebrating five years of the annual Senior Citizens On Our Minds Day.
In an effort to help reform East Orange, the city is reportedly cleaning out 700 abandoned properties and giving jobs to local residents.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced Wednesday that $17.8 million is being used to supervise 3,000 eligible defendants safely in the community instead of detaining them in jail while they await trial.
Cumberland County in southern New Jersey reportedly approved a settlement of $340,000 to the estate of the late Jerame Reid, who was allegedly abused while in jail.
Newark, N.J., has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America to offer the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program to homeowners.
The Juneteenth Committee of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center New York Support Group hosted the 22nd annual Juneteenth KingFest Celebration Parade and Street Fair.
Irvington, N.J., Mayor Tony Vauss recently introduced the township’s “Summer Crime Plan” at Irvington Town Hall.
This week, the People’s Organization of Progress spoke in support of recently terminated Orange elementary school teacher Marilyn Zuniga at the Orange Board of Education meeting.
Thousands of military personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Marines are taking a bite of the Big Apple during the 27th annual Fleet Week.
In the wake of the acquittal of a Cleveland police officer who shot two unarmed Black people, the U.S. Department of Justice is now stepping in to take a hard look at the Cleveland police force.
President Barack Obama spoke in Camden, N.J., at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Monday, highlighting steps taken by the city that has struggled with one of the nation’s highest violent crime rates to create economic opportunity, help police do their jobs more safely and reduce crime.
Activists in South Jersey are petitioning for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Department of Justice to get involved in the investigation into the police killing of Jerame Reid.
In a recent interview with the AmNews, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial talks with us about what's happening in Baltimore and the next steps.
New Jersey residents are voicing their opposition to Gov. Chris Christie sending 150 state troopers to Baltimore this week to help local law enforcement.