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.
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.
According to the NYPD, from Friday, May 22, to Monday, May 25, 16 shootings occurred, with 23 victims. During the same period last year, 17 shootings occurred, with 22 victims
“I never told him this, but he’s . . . everything I wanted to be,” said Dr. Derrick Griffith’s son, Darryus, as tears streamed down his face during a recent press conference. “My dad was everything to me. My dad was a great person. He was everything I’m not.
"Until the Black woman is lifted up, Black people will never be respected, nor respect themselves,” says Minister Louis Farrakhan.
“Dr. Ben was very close to Malcolm. He was the one giving Malcolm spiritual guidance,” revealed professor James Small. “He shoveled dirt on Malcolm’s grave. He was there. His loss hit him very hard.”
“There was no justice, so there will be disruption,” is the rallying cry of outraged New Yorkers and protestors across the nation and as far as Ireland, Hong Kong and Delhi.
This Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio told a gathering at an Ebola education forum at the Jacob Javits Center, “This city has been preparing and drilling for weeks and weeks.