Nayaba Arinde

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.



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Cop shot in Brooklyn

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.

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Major changes to pot prosecution policy

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.

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Slain youth honored with new community center

“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.

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Accused Stop & Shop shoplifter dies after staff altercation

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.

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Saheed Vassell Shooting: Name killer cops

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.

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'Panthers' fiction, and the harsh Black Panther reality

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.”

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Harlem holds homegoing services for Erica Garner

Harlem’s First Corinthians Baptist Church was packed Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, for the wake and funeral service for Erica Garner, 27, the mother-turned-activist who fought for justice for her father Eric Garner until her untimely early end.

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Councilmember Inez Barron announces her candidacy for City Council speaker

“I am running as a candidate for speaker of New York City Council,” City Councilmember Inez Barron announced at a first day of Kwanzaa—Umoja—unity rally Tuesday night.

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Mohamed Bah’s family reacts to $2.2 million civil cop shooting settlement

In Manhattan Tuesday, a federal jury determined that the family of Mohammad Bah, a mentally ill Guinea native who was shot eight times and killed in his home by three New York City police officers 2012, should be compensated for their loss with a $2.2 million settlement.

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New Yorkers focus on hurricane-hit Caribbean rebuild

“Maria has finally left us, Lee is still around, but not posing a threat. Nothing else on the horizon, just a tropical wave a long way away and another one just rolled off Africa...

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