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.
“Why did you kill him?” Raymonde Figaro bemoaned. “There’s nothing left in my heart... I don’t feel my body anymore.”
The family and friends of Chanel Lewis, 22, always believed that he was innocent in the 2016 rape and murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano.
The heartbreak and pain was palpable at the wake and funeral of 16-year-old Oluwadurotimi “Timi” Oyebola, who was shot and killed reportedly by a 14-year-old boy who fired at youths playing on a basketball court at Brownsville’s Chester Playground Sept. 21.
Hundreds of teens, family and community members, elected officials, concerned parents and activists marched from Brooklyn Ascend Charter School in Brownsville and gathered in Chester Playground on Monday, Oct. 1, the very scene where two weeks ago, 16-year-old Oluwadurotimi Oyebola was shot in the head and died of the fatal head wound shortly afterward.
It was like a scene from a movie. Just after 6:40 a.m., Friday, July 6, a gray rainy day, two helicopters overhead alerted sleepy or just awoke residents of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn that something was going on.
“The community is feeling elated with the opening of The Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center,” said Andre T. Mitchell, executive director of Man Up!, Inc.
Close to 90 percent of those arrested in New York City for marijuana possession in 2017 were Black or Latino. Only 9 percent were white.
Shoppers were stunned into at least verbal action when they saw staff at a Brooklyn Stop & Shop in Flatbush seemingly tackle an alleged shoplifter to the ground, and sit on him until he stopped moving.
The story of the April 4, 2018 NYPD killing of Saheed Vassell is big news in Brooklyn, in the U.S. and in the Jamaican press.
Sumptuous scenes and luscious garments quietly screaming African strength and pride in every seam and fold worn by stoic warriors with powerful speeches is the Marvel Studios-Walt Disney production of “Black Panther.”