Nayaba Arinde has been the Editor of the New York Amsterdam News since 2005. She is a multiple award winning journalist and activist. As well as being an editor she also reports on social justice, politics, education and institutional racism. As a breast cancer survivor since 2007 and a single mother of 2 living with Multiple Sclerosis she has been a ongoing advocate for women’s health.
Family members and supporters of cop-slain young father Akai Gurley are asking sentencing judge Danny Chun to throw the book at shooter (now former cop) Peter Liang when he sentences Liang on April 14, 2016.
“If we don’t get justice—” Hertencia Petersen, Akai Gurley’s aunt called outside Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s office.
“You betrayed our community D.A. Ken Thompson. Your decision to recommend that the police officer found guilty of shooting Akai Gurley should serve no jail time - is like killing him again,” so stated Assemblyman Charles Barron.
Justice is still being sought for Ramarley Graham as his family calls on Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bratton to fire those involved in the late teen's death
The dismissal of the Brownsville Five case is a sigh of relief for many, but the attention has been shifted to the father of the young woman, who lied about his daughter's alleged attack.
After two and a half days of deliberation, the NYPD cop who killed Akai Gurley was found guilty of manslaughter and official misconduct by a jury of his peers in Brooklyn’s State Supreme Court.
Community leaders have long had the solution to cut down on violence in the city.
Working with what she has been given by the de Blasio and Cuomo administrations, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina—having spent 50 years in the service of New York’s public school system—espouses a claim on each and every school child in the city.
“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.
There were more than 20 shootings this weekend in New York City, with three deaths.